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...
School director faces Facebook backlash

School director faces Facebook backlash

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Wilkes-Barre Area School Board members have called on fellow member Ned Delaney to resign over a tasteless Facebook post. Your next visit with a Geisinger doctor could include a routine DNA test. The nursing home at the local...

Fish with a waterways conservation officer

Fish with a waterways conservation officer

SWEET VALLEY, PA – Fish with an expert. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission welcomes the public to Fish with a Waterways Conservation Officer on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.at Moon Lake Park, Luzerne County. Young and old, families and singles will have a...

Daily bargaining begins at Dallas

Daily bargaining begins at Dallas

This morning at citizensvoice.com: After three years of a contract impasse and multiple strikes, negotiators for the Dallas School Board and the teachers union begin court-mandated daily bargaining sessions today. Taxpayers will get their say on Wilkes-Barre's request...

Three kayak sessions July 17 at Nescopeck State Park

Three kayak sessions July 17 at Nescopeck State Park

People have three opportunities to kayak on Lake Frances at the Nescopeck State Park on July 17. The first class at 1 p.m. is for seniors senior citizens, and the second class at 3 p.m. is for anyone 9 and older. At 5:30 p.m., folks can unwind after work by taking an...

Hickory Run hike July 11

Hickory Run hike July 11

The trail is called Shades of Death, the terrain is rated most difficult, but environmental educator Megan Fedor will guide everyone who wants to tackle the 3 1/2 -mile path during a group hike at Hickory Run State Park on July 11 at 9 a.m. The group will meet at the...

Youth skills day July 21 at Sorber Mountain

Youth skills day July 21 at Sorber Mountain

A youth skills day on July 21 will feature archery, pellet gun shooting, fishing, wildlife calls and demonstrations of trapping and bird dog handling for boys and girls 5 to 17 at Sorber Mountain Cabin. Sponsored by the North Mountain Branch of Quality Deer Management...

A finale for the Fourth

A finale for the Fourth

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Wilkes-Barre's annual July Fourth fireworks display, delayed by rain last week, went off Sunday. One restaurant damaged by last month's tornado in Wilkes-Barre Twp. won't be coming back. Plan your morning commute with our weekly...

A more explosive Fourth

A more explosive Fourth

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Did the new law making aerial fireworks available to consumers lead to more police complaints on the Fourth? Fireworks are suspected as the cause of a blaze the left 25 homeless Wednesday night. The 72nd annual Back Mountain Memorial...

Doe license sale starts July 9

Doe license sale starts July 9

Antlerless deer licenses go on sale July 9 in Pennsylvania. Before purchasing an antlerless license, hunters have to buy a regular hunting license for 2018-19 and obtain a pink envelope and application for their antlerless license. Hunters can mail the application...