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Attempted Robbery at Turkey Hill in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre say a thief left empty-handed after he tried to hold up a convenience store. Authorities say a man wearing a skull mask waved a gun and demanded money from the clerk at the Turkey Hill on Hazle Street just after 1 a.m. on Thursday. No one was hurt, and nothing was stolen here in Wilkes-Barre.

Viewers Offer Opinions on Presidential Debate

WILKES-BARRE — It is already being called the most watched political debate in history. Tens of millions of people tuned in to see the two major party candidates for president present their plans. But is that what viewers and voters feel they got? It was a commercial-free 90 minutes of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the first time the two stood on the same stage and debated in this presidential campaign. Wilkes University Professor Jane Elmes-Crahall watched as a voter, […]

Houses, History & Heritage

Whether you’re a fan of those home renovation shows or just want to see how people preserve historic houses, even mansions in our area, this one’s for you!  The Wilkes-Barre Downtown Residents Association is gearing up for its 2016 Historic Homes Tour this weekend.   The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, September 24.  Money raised from ticket sales funds initiatives to improve downtown Wilkes-Barre and grow the arts.  For ticket info., see flier below.    Here’s a […]

Softball Tournament Benefits Teen from Nanticoke

WILKES-BARRE — A softball tournament aimed to benefit a teen suffering from several medical conditions in Wilkes-Barre. This was the first ever “Tourette Without Regrets” softball tournament to benefit Freddie Kraft of Nanticoke. The 14 year old suffers Tourette syndrome, Chiari malformation, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. He also has to wear special glasses. People came out […]

Dilapidated Home Knocked Down in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — A dilapidated home was torn down in Wilkes-Barre on Monday after years of complaints from neighbors. Crews knocked down the home on Taft Street. The property had been vacant for years, and neighbors said it had become a home for raccoons and mice. “Myself and my neighbors, we’ve been trying to get this […]

Hockey Fans Come out to See Stanley Cup on Display in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — A piece of hockey history drew a crowd in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. The Stanley Cup was on display on Public Square. Wilkes-Barre native Teddy Richards was the assistant equipment manager for the NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins. He also served as equipment manager for the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It’s an NHL tradition that […]

Crews Work To Reopen Luzerne County Courthouse After Water Line Break

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County leaders say a four-inch water line break caused a big problem Wednesday in Luzerne County. Crews working on an improvement project at the courthouse in Wilkes-Barre hit the line and broke it. “We had to shut down the building, evacuate everyone because there was no water,” said Ed O’Neil, director of Luzerne County operations. The […]

Pep Rally for Students Going to School

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — A back-to-school pep rally was held today near Wilkes-Barre for younger students gearing up to head back to class. Wyoming Valley Mall hosted the event in its common area which featured an array of activities and demonstrations for kids to enjoy including a visit from Curious George! Dozens of vendors from the […]

Federal Tax Lien Against What The Fork

WILKES-BARRE — A federal tax lien was filed against the owner of a well-known food truck and restaurant business. The IRS filed a federal tax lien against the owner of What The Fork at the Luzerne County Courthouse Tuesday The lien shows that the owner, Mario Bevilacqua of Scranton, owes nearly $45,000 in taxes. Earlier […]

Dealing with the Heat in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — The splash pad at Coal Street Park in Wilkes-Barre was the place to be for people trying to deal with the heat on Saturday. Parents say they love how the splash pad is easy to get to and that it’s free. While the kids were pleased with how cool the water feels on […]