Fish and Boat Commision names new director

    A deputy environmental secretary has been tapped as the next executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, where he served previously. Tim Schaeffer, deputy secretary for water programs at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,...

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...
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...

DA: We withheld information in student sex case

DA: We withheld information in student sex case

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Luzerne County District Attorney admitted her office withheld exculpatory information from documents filed in the aborted case against a teacher in a student sex case, according to a court transcript in a wrongful prosecution...

A sanctuary for hawks and hawk-watchers

A sanctuary for hawks and hawk-watchers

The winds of autumn carry birds of prey over Hawk Mountain. To get a look, takes a drive of less than an hour from Hazleton to Drehersville. Increase your chances of seeing a mass of birds by traveling on a day after a rain when a cold front is moving through. That's...

River Street closure hurting business

River Street closure hurting business

This morning at citizensvoice.com: One month into a massive sewer line project that has closed several blocks of North River Street in Wilkes-Barre, merchants in the area say their businesses are suffering; Around 2,000 Wilkes-Barre Area students and employees have...

Did you see a mountain lion?

Did you see a mountain lion?

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Have mountain lions, extinct in Pennsylvania since 1871, returned? Partially burned shoes found in a Wilkes-Barre apartment building might hold clues to a recent homicide. Prosecutors in a Kingston homicide are trying to get the...

Pens Camp Day 1: Czuczman out

Pittsburgh camp opened up Friday and, immediately, there was news that impacted the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Defenseman Kevin Czuczman had offseason shoulder surgery and will be out until at least December, according to head coach Mike Sullivan. Before hitting...

Jump Start! your weekend

Jump Start! your weekend

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The weekend is coming. Make your plans with Jump Start! A former Wilkes-Barre firefighter and administrator who returned to the city payroll for several months and then unexpectedly resigned is now eligible for an $18,000 per-year...

We’re back, and so is NHL camp

Hey, Pens fans! If you've been on Twitter at all today, you've noticed a lot of NHL teams releasing their camp schedules and rosters. That, of course, means the season is drawing ever closer. Pittsburgh was no exception, providing a schedule for Friday's opening day...

Gearing up for Hurricane Florence

Gearing up for Hurricane Florence

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Local Red Cross volunteers are headed to the Carolinas in anticipation of Hurricane Florence's landfall. Forecasters say the storm is unlikely to cause much trouble in our region. The majority on the Wyoming Borough Council won't say...

Bears on the prowl

Bears on the prowl

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Reports of a bear entering a home in Laurel Run have led to the setting of traps in the area. We have tips for avoiding close encounters with bears. The Wyoming Borough Council rejected a motion to fire the borough police...