Penguins playoff primer

It's been a long time — too long, admittedly — since I've checked in here at the blog. However, the release of the first AHL Playoff Primer on Friday morning compelled me to throw together some thoughts. Firstly, here is a link to the document at theahl.com. If you're...

Suspend the stormwater fee, congressman says

This morning at citizensvoice.com: U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser wants the state Department of Environmental Protection to suspend the controversial stormwater fee. Shawn Richard Christy, the subject of a three-month manhunt for allegedly threatening the president on Facebook...

Our schools a year after Parkland

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Local schools have bolstered security in the year since a school shooter killed 17 in Florida. A video showing security officers subduing a student at Hazleton Area High School sparked a protest Wednesday. A Wilkes-Barre Twp. police...

Scranton women shot in Wilkes-Barre

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Wilkes-Barre police are investigating the shooting of two 19-year-old Scranton women who were founded wounded in their car on South Main Stereet Tuesday night. PennDOT and state police have ramped up the use of bans on trucks on...

A slippery forecast

Keep track of the icy storm causing school closings and highway restrictions today at citizensvoice.com. Exeter Twp. officials will likely face a court challenge to their denial of approval for a drug treatment center in a former school. A former caregiver admitted to...
Stormwater revolt continues

Stormwater revolt continues

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Angry residents of Swoyersville called on the borough council to withdraw from a controversial muliti-town stormwater fee program. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis will seek a third and final four-year term. A...

Why it costs more to drive in the cold

Why it costs more to drive in the cold

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Experts say it's more expensive to drive in the cold and snow. Non-union employees of Luzerne County are due for raises that will cost taxpayers more than $175,000 this year. We have detailed plans and artist's renderings of the new...

WVSA adjusts stormwater fee

WVSA adjusts stormwater fee

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority will reduce its controversial stormwater fee for some property owners and offer credits and discounts for all. A lawsuit claims an Ashley cop accused of coercing two women into sex recorded the...

Wolf: raise minimum wage to $12

Wolf: raise minimum wage to $12

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Gov. Tom Wolf is calling for an increase in the state minimum wage, set at $7.25 per hour for a decade, to $12. Popular downtown bar/restaurant Bart & Urby's is closing after the death of its owner. Nurses at Wilkes-Barre General...

Survivng the cold

Survivng the cold

This morning at citizensvoice.com: We have home, auto and safety tips for getting through a cold snap that will plunge temperatures below zero. Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and its nurses have reached a tentative contract deal that will cancel a planned strike....

Place your bets

Place your bets

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Online sports betting is coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono. On the retail scene, two stores are leaving the Wyoming Valley Mall while Chick-fil-A is coming to Wilkes-Barre Twp. UGI gas customers are facing a rate a...

River rising, but flooding not expected

River rising, but flooding not expected

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Heavy rain and melting snow and ice swelled local streams Thursday, but the Susquehanna River is expected to crest well below flood stage today. The Wyoming Valley Mall has a new tenant for the former Sears Auto Center. Nanticoke...

Cops accused of ignoring pets left in the cold

Cops accused of ignoring pets left in the cold

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Wilkes-Barre's police chief denies accusations his department ignored complaints about pets being left outside during the recent cold snap. A city police officer accused of coercing sex from women in his custody has been released on...

City cop accused in sex assaults

City cop accused in sex assaults

This morning at citizensvoice.com: A veteran Wilkes-Barre police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting four women while on duty. The owner of a pair of wolf/dog hybrids was acquitted Tuesday in a case stemming from the mauling of a 2-year-old boy. Nurses...

Local Sears warehouse closing

Local Sears warehouse closing

This morning at citizensvoice.com: More than 100 will be losing their jobs at a local Sears warehouse as the ailing retailer continues to shrink. Meet the candidates for an open seat on the Luzerne County Council. Forecasts call for a relatively balmy day today, with...