Fearful city: Residents confront council on shootings

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Residents of Wilkes-Barre addressed council on their fears about a series of shootings in the city. Four women who claim they were sexually assaulted by a former Wilkes-Barre police officer have opened a legal action against the...

Ice Fall

The sun shined, but droplets hit as if I were skiing through a rainstorm. It wasn't a sun shower. Rather trees at Hazle Twp. Community Park were shedding from the previous day's sleet storm. I got pelted by crystals as soon as I began skiing toward Lake Irena. In a...

Shootings put city on edge

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Wilkes-Barre officials sought to resassure city residents Wednesday that they will find the culprits in a series of shootings over the past eight days. Police have released photos of two "persons of interest" they are seeking to...

Police: Rival groups behind four W-B shootings

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Wilkes-Barre police say four incidents of gunfire on city streets over the past four days involved feuding rival groups. Meanwhile, a Scranton woman wounded in an unrelated Wilkes-Barre shooting is paralyzed, according to her mother....

Will you get a refund this year?

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Some taxpayers are being surprised by the size of their federal tax refunds this year. Should three women suing a former Ashley cop for alleged sexual assault be allowed to remain anonymous? Another local cop accused of sexual...
Place your bets

Place your bets

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Online sports betting is coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono. On the retail scene, two stores are leaving the Wyoming Valley Mall while Chick-fil-A is coming to Wilkes-Barre Twp. UGI gas customers are facing a rate a...

River rising, but flooding not expected

River rising, but flooding not expected

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Heavy rain and melting snow and ice swelled local streams Thursday, but the Susquehanna River is expected to crest well below flood stage today. The Wyoming Valley Mall has a new tenant for the former Sears Auto Center. Nanticoke...

Cops accused of ignoring pets left in the cold

Cops accused of ignoring pets left in the cold

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Wilkes-Barre's police chief denies accusations his department ignored complaints about pets being left outside during the recent cold snap. A city police officer accused of coercing sex from women in his custody has been released on...

City cop accused in sex assaults

City cop accused in sex assaults

This morning at citizensvoice.com: A veteran Wilkes-Barre police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting four women while on duty. The owner of a pair of wolf/dog hybrids was acquitted Tuesday in a case stemming from the mauling of a 2-year-old boy. Nurses...

Local Sears warehouse closing

Local Sears warehouse closing

This morning at citizensvoice.com: More than 100 will be losing their jobs at a local Sears warehouse as the ailing retailer continues to shrink. Meet the candidates for an open seat on the Luzerne County Council. Forecasts call for a relatively balmy day today, with...

An icy morning

An icy morning

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Single-digit temperatures and the remnants of the weekend storm might make for some slippery driving this morning. The 60th anniversary of the Knox Mine Disaster, which killed 12 miners and snuffed out anthracite mining in Wyoming...

Get the shovels ready

Get the shovels ready

This morning's dusting of snow is just a warmup for a fierce winter storm predicted to dump a foot or more on Northeastern Pennsylvania this weekend. Follow the forecast and preparations for the big storm at citizensvoice.com. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International...

Shutdown affecting food benefits

Shutdown affecting food benefits

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Due to the partial shutdown of the federal government, nearly 100,000 local recipients of food aid under the SNAP program will get their February benefits early, but there may be no further benefits until the shutdown ends. Think...

Calming the storm

Calming the storm

This morning at citizensvoice.com: The deadline to pay a controversial new stormwater fee has been extended by the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority. Seven months afer the Wilkes-Barre Twp. Barnes & Noble was damaged by a tornado, the bookstore is planning a Jan. 30...

Is there a pet opioid problem?

Is there a pet opioid problem?

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Researchers suspect a 41 percent increase in opioid prescriptions for pets might indicate some of those pills aren't being taken by Fido. Some owners of large homes will pay more than $1,000 per year under a new stormwater fee...