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School safety is in the news, with Wilkes-Barre Area spending nearly a half-million dollars for bullet-proof windows for its new high school and Hazleton Area equipping teachers with radios to quickly alert city police of problems.

Work will begin soon on a replacement for the Division Street Bridge linking Wilkes-Barre and Hanover Twp., which has been closed for nearly a decade.

A fired construction worker was arrested for allegedly threatening his former boss by putting a shotgun in his mouth over a pay dispute.