Pence coming to Forty Fort

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Vice President Mike Pence will visit Luzerne County next week to campaign for Congressional candidate John Chrin. A gun was pulled during a road rage incident at a King's College  parking lot Wednesday. Start planning your weekend...

State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, 1952-2018

This morning at citizensvoice.com: State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, who entered politics after a long career in sports broadcasting, has died at 62. Colleagues from sports, television and government remembered him Tuesday. Two people, including one of the founders of...

A warmer, greener Autumn

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Warmer temperatures are keeping leaves green late into October, experts say. Taxes would hold steady, but recycling fees would rise under Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George's proposed 2019 budget. A federal appeals court has overturned a...

Barletta’s health care votes at issue

This morning at citizensvoice.com: U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's health care votes in Congress are a main point of contention in his race to unseat incumbent Senator Bob Casey. Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George will unveil his 2019 budget today. Check out our weekly roadwork...

Legion post divided over NFL boycott

This morning at citizensvoice.com: A proposed NFL TV boycott over kneeling during the national anthem is dividing one local American Legion post. Detours from ongoing work on River Street and a closed North Cross Valley Expressway ramp are causing traffic backups...
Fighting City Hall for their homes

Fighting City Hall for their homes

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Residents of a row of properties a government agency wants to raze and replace in Nanticoke are fighting against eminent domain. The Citizens' Voice looks back at the 1990s and the Joann Curley murder case leading up to our 40th...

George Banks: The biggest story

George Banks: The biggest story

This morning at citizensvoice.com: We continue the countdown to our 40th anniversary edition on Sunday. The Voice covered a lot of big stories in the 1980s. Al Boscov came to town. The Kirby Center opened. The giardiasis crisis forced hundreds of thousands to boil...

Backyard Brawl — The Final Chapter

Backyard Brawl — The Final Chapter

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The final game in the 87-year-old football rivalry between GAR and Meyers High Schools is the toughest ticket in town. A new restaurant is coming to Wilkes-Barre Twp. Look who's 40. The CV is celebrating four decades with a special...

A neighborhood divided no more

A neighborhood divided no more

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Residents of the neighborhood that straddles the border between Wilkes-Barre and Hanover Twp. are welcoming news that the Division Street Bridge, closed eight years ago, will be rebuilt. We have the latest installment in our series...

The real Palooka

The real Palooka

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The inspiration for "Little Max" in the Wilkes-Barre-based "Joe Palooka" comic strip helped add a plaque to the memorial honoring the cartoon hero. So the economy is humming. Why are wages flat in Northeast Pennsylvania? Get ready...

Four more years for county manager

Four more years for county manager

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The Luzerne County Council voted Tuesday to approve a new four-year contract for County Manager David Pedri. A Navy vet charged in an illegal firearms case has been ordered detained because of an alleged social media threat to commit...

Coming back from a tornado

Coming back from a tornado

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Three months after a tornado swept through a retail center in Wilkes-Barre Twp., damaging two dozen businesses, stores are reopening and reconstruction continues. A registered nurse from Nanticoke has pleaded guilty to involuntary...

Five sisters betrayed by faith

Five sisters betrayed by faith

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Among all the victims' stories in a recent grand jury report on child sex crimes in  Pennsylvania dioceses, this one might be the most harrowing; Five sisters abused by their family priest. After two school years marred by teacher...