Death toll in British attack at 22

We have the latest on the apparent terror bombing in Manchester this morning at citizensvoice.com. In other news, a Luzerne County jury reached a $10 million malpractice verdict against a Geisinger clinic in Wilkes-Barre, the wife of a state representative is seeking...
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DUI sweep nets 50

Police made 50 DUI arrests across Luzerne County over the weekend as part of Operation Nighthawk, a joint effort between state and local police that included troopers from as far away as Philadelphia. The Fine Arts Fiesta concluded Sunday after drawing 60,000 people...
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Filling up with local gas

This morning at citizensvoice.com: A state plan to build 29 filling stations for vehicles that burn natural gas, including one in Wilkes-Barre, will encourage companies to transition to the locally produced fuel, but other factors, including the cost of other fuels,...
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Some schools no-spinner zones

This morning at citizensvoice.com: They're the must-have toy of 2017, but some local schools are banning fidget spinners as a distraction. In the Hanover Area School District, a $3 million budgeting error has the school board considering a 14 percent tax increase. In...
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Feasting on food stamps?

Local grocers testified Thursday about what they called widespread abuse of the government program that provides food assistance to the needy, including ACCESS card holders buying lobster in bulk and trying to persuade checkout workers to allow banned purchases of...
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Baseball brawl fallout continues

Baseball brawl fallout continues

Pittston Area has decided to forfeit its last baseball game of the season following last week's bench-clearing brawl at a game against Wyoming Valley West, which has also forfeited its last game. The moves take both teams out of contention for the division title,...

Love in triplicate

Love in triplicate

This Mother's Day, read about the joys and challenges of raising triplets. Also in the news: Police say they have broken up a teenage fight club, the Wyoming Valley West baseball team will forfeit its next game as punishment for a bench-clearing brawl and state police...

No discipline in high school baseball brawl

No discipline in high school baseball brawl

An official with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association urged Pittston Area and Wyoming Valley West to discipline baseball players who participated in a bench-clearing brawl this week, but so far neither team has done so. Air Products officials met with...

Anti-cop rapper coming to WB

Anti-cop rapper coming to WB

Today at citizensvoice.com: An upcoming Wilkes-Barre appearance by a Uncle Murda, a rapper known for anti-police rhymes and videos, has local law enforcement on edge. A high school baseball game between Wyoming Valley West and Pittston Area was marred by a...

Mayor sends distress signal

Mayor sends distress signal

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George says he'll ask the state to place the city on distressed status if the city council does not pass his proposed debt refinancing plan tonight. The move would give the state oversight of city finances...

Buyer of WNEP faces bias claim

Buyer of WNEP faces bias claim

What's in the future for local TV juggernaut WNEP? Sinclair Broadcast Group's acquisition of the region's ratings leader -- one analytics company dubbed WNEP "the most dominant local news station in America" -- raises questions about possible political bias and...

Summer is saved

Summer is saved

Wilkes-Barre's summer park program, which was to be cancelled this year due to budget cuts, will go on as planned thanks to staffing secured through Pa. CareerLink, the state-sponsored employment agency. The city will offer supervised recreation and free lunches for...