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Dog and Cat Killed in Fire in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Two family pets were killed in a fire Thursday in Wilkes-Barre. All of the people in a two-family home along Miller Street made it out safely, but a cat and a dog died in the fire, according to a deputy fire chief. The flames sparked at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. There is no […]

The Man Behind Popular “The Valley” Facebook Page

WILKES-BARRE — In less than a year, one man from Luzerne County created one of the most popular Facebook pages in our area. “The Valley” pokes fun at everything from the people to PennDOT to even WNEP. Ryan Miscavage is the man behind the page. Miscavage grew up in Wilkes-Barre, watching and noticing all the quirks […]

Students Learn About Typical Trial in Not-So-Typical Way

WILKES-BARRE — Some special education students got a special treat Thursday at the Luzerne County Courthouse. What started out as a typical field trip had a storybook ending. This is not your typical trial at the courthouse — Cinderella is prosecuting Cruella DeVille, Minnie Mouse is defending her, and the Seven Dwarves are part of the jury. […]

Ace Frehley of KISS Hospitalized Following Performance in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Ace Frehley, the former guitarist of the rock group KISS, was admitted to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Friday night after his performance at the F.M. Kirby Center, according to a post on his Facebook page. His symptoms were due to exhaustion and dehydration, it was determined after extensive testing, the post explained. As a […]

Walking To Remember Laurie In Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Dozens of family and friends walked to remember and celebrate Laurie Merritt Friday. “Laurie was one of the best people you could ever meet. She was a friend right to the end. She was always there for me. I know she’s smiling down on us, and unfortunately she knows who did this to her, but […]

Alleged Taxi Armed Robbers Get Cases Sent To Higher Court

WILKES-BARRE — Ibn McClain, 15, walked into the Luzerne County Courthouse saying nothing Friday.  The teen from Wilkes-Barre faces attempted homicide, assault and other charges along with Dashawn McLendon, 21, also from Wilkes-Barre. Several taxi drivers testified the two robbed them at gunpoint in Wilkes-Barre between Thanksgiving and December 4th. Wilkes-Barre police say two of […]

Delays Expected in Wilkes-Barre for Road Work

WILKES-BARRE — Drivers traveling through one part of Wilkes-Barre can expect delays for the next two weeks. PennDOT is closing the north and southbound passing lanes of River Street. That’s because crews are building two concrete islands in the center of the roadway to control traffic. West Market Street in Wilkes-Barre was also closed Friday […]

UPDATE: Wilkes-Barre Crash Turns Deadly, Victim Identified

WILKES-BARRE — A man has died after he plowed into a building with his vehicle late Saturday night. It happened on Kidder Street shortly after 10 p.m. The driver, Jaime Avalos, 34, from Central Falls, Rhode Island was thrown from the vehicle and was taken to the hospital where he passed away. The fire chief […]

Coughlin High School Contents Up for Auction

WILKES-BARRE — All sorts of items inside Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre are going on the auction block in a couple of weeks. According to the auction website, six floors including machines used in shop class, auditorium seats, tables and more will be up for bid. Coughlin closed last year and the auction is set […]

Pot-Bellied Pig Owner Seeks Zoning Change

KINGSTON TOWNSHIP–   A family who recently moved to Luzerne County’s back mountain area wants to change what they describe as outdated zoning laws. It all centers on the family’s pet pot-bellied pig named Gemma.  The family feels stuck in the mud after being told the pig has to go. A Kingston Township zoning ordinance bans […]