No new taxes for county in 2019

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The Luzerne County Council slashed proposed spending, notably on new voting machines, to craft a 2019 budget that won't increase property taxes. The Wilkes-Barre City Health Department will distribute free doses of the...

Three, including 2-year-old, die in tragic fire

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Three people,  including a 2-year-old girl, died Monday in an intense fire in Hanover Twp. Five years after well-known disc Jockey DJ Mo was shot down outside a downtown bar, two men are standing trial in his killing. Luzerne County...

The most wonderful time of the year for scams

This morning at citizensvoice.com: We have tips for avoiding holiday scams. A possible property tax increase is on the Luzerne County Council's agenda this week. Plan your daily commute with our weekly roadwork...

Council members call for election bureau probe

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Two Luzerne County council members are calling for an investigation into election director Marisa Crispell's ties to the county's voting machine vendor. Planned Parenthood, which lost its lease at a non-profit health center in...

2018 overdoses on a record pace

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The number of overdose deaths in Luzerne County this year will likely match or exceed the record set in 2017, according to the county coroner. County council members say the county's election director should have disclosed a Las...
The shoe drops as Sneaker King announces closing

The shoe drops as Sneaker King announces closing

This morning at citizensvoice.com: After more than 70 years as a retail mainstay in Plains Twp., the flagship store of the Sneaker King chain is closing. A former Diocese of Scranton priest and three current or retired bishops have been sued over the priest's alleged...

The family that hunts together

The family that hunts together

This morning at citizensvoice.com: We take the woods with families who cherish the tradition of the first day of deer season. Former state attorney general Kathleen Kane could be headed to jail today years after a jury found her guilty of perjury. Headed to Philly on...

Into the woods

Into the woods

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The Pennsylvania Game Commission forecasts more than 350,000 deer will be harvested  in the hunting season that starts today. Plan your daily commute with our weekly roadwork report. Looking to do some good this holiday season?...

Luzerne hunter takes 708-pound bear

A Luzerne County hunter shot a 708-pound bear, the second-largest taken in the state through the third day of the four-day season. Timothy J. Weaver of Dallas shot his trophy bear at Harvey's Lake on Nov. 20. Only Michael Rubeo of Mercer has bagged a larger bear. He...

Hunters in Luzerne Co. take two 600-pound bears

Hunters in Luzerne Co. take two 600-pound bears

Hunters in Luzerne County took two bears weighing more than 600 pounds apiece through the second day of the regular season. Corrina Kishbaugh of Nanticoke shot a 623-pound male on Nov. 17 in Newport Twp. while Brian P. Bonner Jr. of brought down a a 607-pound male in...

Battle lines drawn over possible abortion clinic

Battle lines drawn over possible abortion clinic

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Both sides in the abortion debate are gearing up for a public relations battle over a possible Planned Parenthood clinic in Wilkes-Barre. A man was charged Monday with attempting to abduct a teenage girl following school in...

Signs of the season

Signs of the season

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Two sure signs of the coming holiday season: the tree is up on Public Square in anticipation of Saturday's Santa Parade and Trans-Siberian Orchestra is playing its annual Chirstmas show at the Mohegan Sun Arena this weekend....

Winter is coming

Winter is coming

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The first significant snowfall of the season is forecast for Thursday. James C. Timlin isn't the only controversial bishop attending a national Catholic conference this week. A developer is building a 1 million square-foot...

Defiant Timlin attends bishops’ conference

Defiant Timlin attends bishops’ conference

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Scathing criticism of his handling of child sex abuse cases has not stopped Scranton Bishop Emeritus James C. Timlin from attending a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops despite a pledge from the current bishop that...

Honoring veterans

Honoring veterans

This morning at citizensvoice.com: We have photos from Sunday's Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade. Find out what's closed today in observance of Veterans Day. Valley Santa, which provides holiday gifts for the needy, is...