Beaches close at Tuscarora, Locust Lake

Beaches closed today at Locust Lake and Tuscarora state parks because high water left from recent rains could raise the bacteria levels. The beaches will remain closed until the water recedes and tests show acceptable test results. Meanwhile, workers have posted signs...

Former TV reporter, convicted molester in trouble again

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Former local TV reporter and convicted child molester Jim Renick was arrested while taking photos at a youth swim meet in Ohio for allegedly lying about his status as a sex offender. Supporters and opponents of high school...

Alleged domestic abuser charged in homicide

This morning at citizensvoice.com: A Kingston man with an alleged history of domestic abuse was charged Wednesday in the beating death of his girlfriend. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright's late tax payments on his Washington, D.C. condo have become an issue in his reelection...

GAR added to school consolidation plan

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Wilkes-Barre Area will have just one high school in the coming years as the school board voted Tuesday to add GAR to its consolidation plan. Surgeon and charitable fundraiser Dr. George Moses, whose namesake annual basketball...

The case of the missing eyeglasses

This morning at citizensvoice.com: A pair of eyeglasses found near the scene of the crime helped police crack a two-year-old carjacking case. A Kingston woman's death has been ruled a homicide. A Plains Twp. man is in custody following a high-speed chase, police...
A run in the fields helps a food pantry

A run in the fields helps a food pantry

The Rev. Carolyn Hetrick wore a T-shirt saying "God's work Our hands," but she told runners at the staring line that their feet were doing the work on Friday night. Runners and walkers covered a 4-kilometer course through a cemetery and farm fields behind Christ...

Top cop charged with theft

Top cop charged with theft

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The Wyoming police commissioner was charged Thursday with stealing equipment from his former job as Laflin police chief. The NAACP has called for the resignation of a Wilkes-Barre Area School Board member over racially charged emails...

NAACP calls for resignation over Facebook post

NAACP calls for resignation over Facebook post

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The NAACP has joined the chorus calling for a Wilkes-Barre Area School Board member to resign over a crass Facebook post. Employees of the city-owned Wilkes-Barre Golf Club say wet weather and reduced revenues are responsible for...

S.O.S. — Save our Susquehanna

S.O.S. — Save our Susquehanna

Anyone who fishes, boats, walks or sight sees along the Susquehanna River can improve the water quality by donating to a campaign. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission started the Save Our Susquehanna effort three years ago. With a $10 gift, donors receive a...

Trump/Russia: The Wilkes-Barre connection

Trump/Russia: The Wilkes-Barre connection

This morning at citizensvoice.com: An indicted Russian worked with a Wilkes-Barre man to set up contacts with the Trump campaign. One local school district will spend $225,000 next year on expanded security. Looking for an impressive space for your wedding ceremony?...

Scuba demo July 21 at Locust Lake

Scuba demo July 21 at Locust Lake

The emergency rescue scuba diving team of Ryan Twp. will demonstrate techniques and equipment such as underwater video and wireless communication on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the south boat launch parking lot of Locust Lake State Park. Spectators can talk to divers while...

This common bush could be banned

This common bush could be banned

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Have this plant in your garden? It could soon be illegal. An armed man surrendered after a standoff with police at a Nanticoke home. We have 17 tips for managing your money....

One-day sale causes unbearable chaos

One-day sale causes unbearable chaos

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Local shoppers who traveled seeking bargains at a one-day "Build-A-Bear" sale encountered long lines and chaos that led to the promotion's early end in stores natoinwide. A ordinance restricting fireworks in Wilkes-Barre won support...

To catch a phone thief

To catch a phone thief

This morning at citizensvoice.com: A Miami couple used a "find my phone" app to follow a van for 90 miles and retrieve a stolen iPhone in Wilkes-Barre, police say. Wilkes-Barre Area School Board members called on fellow member Ned Evans to resign after he posted a...

Urban wildlife not what it seems

Urban wildlife not what it seems

I thought, "That's not a cat," as an animal with a strange gait crossed an intersection ahead of me. Its rounded back reminded me of an armadillo until I reminded myself that there are no armadillos in West Hazleton. "Maybe it's an opossum," I thought while pulling...