‘Operation Outfoxed’ snares 36 drug suspects

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Police say they've busted a major drug ring that brought more than $1 million in heroin and cocaine to Luzerne County. The 10 candidates for county council laid out their positions in a public forum Thursday. Noted documentary...
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#metoo say women from NEPA

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Local women join a national chorus to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault as part of the #metoo phenomenon on the internet. Wilkes-Barre's police union has accused the George administration of "union busting" in the...
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Stalking the great blue heron

The heron walked stealthily as if tiptoeing on those spindly legs. Each step led further away from me as the bird inched toward a tuft of reeds near the shore of Lily Lake that hid it partially. Then it hid completely. Now it was my turn. Each paddle blade slipped...
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What now for Marino?

This morning at citizensvoice.com: What's next for U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Williamsport, now that he has withdrawn his bid to become President Trump's drug czar? He's been fired twice, but former police officer Leonard Galli isn't done yet with Exeter Borough. A...
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Toppling the czar

This morning at citizensvoice.com: U.S. Rep. Tom Marino's nomination to serve as the nation's drug czar is threatened by a Washington Post report that he spearheaded legislation to weaken opioid enforcement at the bidding of the pharmaceutical lobby. A new SPCA...
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Chipping away at health care

Chipping away at health care

This morning at citizensvoice.com: A missed Congressional deadline means more than 6,000 children in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties could lose their health coverage, officials say. Colours, an automotive paint distributor that has grown from a single building in...

County tax hike proposed

County tax hike proposed

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Luzerne County would raise property taxes by 2 percent and hire 16 new employees under a budget proposed Tuesday. Forecasters say our mild fall weather could last straight through December. Three years after state officials warned it...

Black and white and best avoided

Black and white and best avoided

This morning at citizensvoice.com: They're black and white and make you itch all over. Scientists say it's best to keep away from the white hickory tussock moth caterpillar. A teary-eyed Walter Griffith, who resigned as Luzerne County controller after pleading guilty...

WVC Boys Soccer: Last Week’s Top 5 Performances

As the 2017 regular season winds down, the battle for division leads in the Wyoming Valley Conference boys soccer featured some big matchups last week. The Division 2 picture became a little more clear when Lake-Lehman topped Meyers for a second time, but Division 1...

Penguins practice points: Oct. 9

Monday's session at the Toyota SportsPlex wasn't among the longest we've seen this season — it was only about one hour and 10 minutes. But that didn't mean it wasn't one of the most grueling. After a rapid-fire round of 2-on-2 drills, Donatelli had the players all...

Putting Columbus back on his pedestal

Putting Columbus back on his pedestal

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Pittston put Christopher Columbus back on his pedestal Sunday, rededicating his statue, which had been damaged in a traffic crash. The Luzerne County manager will unveil his proposed 2018 budget this week. In response to a GAR High...

Say ‘yes’ to school dress codes?

Say ‘yes’ to school dress codes?

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Too strict, or just right? The beginning of the school year revives the debate over dress codes. A Wilkes-Barre man tells police someone stole his life savings, $7,600, from under his pillow during a party at his home. Our editorial...

Charlotte 5, Penguins 2: Postgame reaction

Obviously, that was a tough way to start the season. In case you're just catching the result for the first time, the Penguins got goals from Daniel Sprong and Thomas Di Pauli. However, they took a lot of penalties in the second period and allowed two shorthanded...

Penguins vs. Charlotte: Pregame thoughts

It's here — opening night! Here's to another season of hockey in Northeast Pennsylvania. As for tonight, Charlotte is coming off a thrilling come-from-behind win on Friday against Hartford. So, we already know the Checkers are a resilient bunch. But does another day...