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Shooting Investigation in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE —  At least one person was hit by gunfire in Wilkes-Barre. It happened on Hutson Street around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. It isn’t clear how badly that victim was hurt, or if anyone has been arrested. Police haven’t said what led up to that shooting in Wilkes-Barre.

Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at King’s College

WILKES-BARRE — Students at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by performing a skit based on inspirational quotes by Dr. King. The theme was, “Can Our Dream Become a Reality?” The college’s gospel choir also performed. Students also collected new and gently used coats for St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen as part of the day of service in Luzerne County.

On Friday the 13th, A Bat Falls To Bench In Luzerne County Courtroom

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Judge Tina Gartley jokingly called her bench “the scene of the crime” Friday afternoon, the place where a bat suddenly fell from the sky next to her chair in the middle of a court proceeding. “We’re having a regular court session, we have people in the gallery, people at the bench and we hear a soft thud,” said Judge Gartley. The judge continued with court but was soon told that ‘thud’ was, in fact, alive. “I […]

Wilkes-Barre Area School Board Looks To Build New School Outside of City

PLAINS TOWNSHIP — The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board is looking at more locations to build a new high school, and none of those locations is in the city of Wilkes-Barre. The potential sites are in Plains Township and include a spot along River Road and West Saylor Avenue.  Another location sits a few miles away near the Seven Tubs Nature Area. Then there are the roughly 50 acres along Baltimore Drive near Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Right now, the school […]

Wilkes-Barre Area School Board Eyes New Locations for High School

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre Area School Board members met Monday night to discuss potential locations for the district’s new high school. This was the first meeting since the Wilkes-Barre Zoning Board rejected a proposal to build downtown on the site of Coughlin High School. Members discussed three new locations to be evaluated for the project, none of which is in Wilkes-Barre. The three potential locations are all in Plains Township. According to Board Solicitor Raymond Wendolowski, the sites include: about 100 […]

Balloon Release Honors Skating Coach

WILKES-BARRE — Although some folks in one part of Luzerne County were out on the ice, the reason may warm your heart. Stephanie “Coach Stevie” Capece Sciandra lived ice skating. The Luzerne County native spent more than 20 years teaching people how to skate. When she died in October after a battle with cancer her students came together to release balloons as a tribute to her life. “She was a really, really great person to have around the rink. She was […]

Crash Damages Several Parked Vehicles in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Neighbors are praising a woman in Wilkes-Barre for stopping a driver involved in a five-vehicle crash late Sunday night. Many in the neighborhood were awaken by a big bang. “I heard something go boom, boom, boom!” Shante Lawrence said. “It was strange to me that there was five cars piled up like that,” said Dwight Smith. What they saw and heard was a five-vehicle crash on Poplar Street in Wilkes-Barre. Neighbors say a driver drove into four parked […]

New Year’s Eve Plans Underway in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — We all grapple with the decision to either stay in or go out on New Year’s Eve. “I’m staying in cause I’m not drinking this year, I’m gonna try to not drink for 10 years,” one man said. “We’re going out! We’re going to the meeting house in Drums!” said a woman on Public Square. Pizza places like Frank’s on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre hope people do stay in so they can deliver them hot, tasty food. […]

Man Wanted for Homicide Charges after Shooting at Sherman Hills

WILKES-BARRE — A man from Wilkes-Barre is wanted in connection with a deadly shooting. 24-year-old Dominic Ray now faces homicide charges. According to investigators, Ray shot and killed a man from New York at the Sherman Hills Apartment Complex in October.

Jewish Community Center in Wilkes-Barre Celebrates Hanukkah

WILKES-BARRE – The Jewish Community in Luzerne County celebrated Hanukkah Tuesday. The center in Wilkes-Barre held a buffet. Before that, there was a ceremonial torch run from Kingston which began just after 5 Tuesday evening. The runners traveled across the Market Street Bridge and ended up at the JCC. The run is an annual tradition that’s been happening for roughly 50 years. It originated in Israel in 1940s. That`s when young men would run to distant cities to light public menorahs. […]