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    Trump Supporters Lined Up for Event at Arena

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Donald Trump is the fourth of the five major party presidential candidates to visit our area in less the week.  He is scheduled to hold a rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township at 7 p.m. Monday. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the rally is scheduled to begin at […]

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    Tattoo Convention Brings Hundreds To Downtown Scranton

    SCRANTON — Ink was flowing in Scranton, which means a lot of green for the Electric City. The annual Electric City Tattoo Convention kicked off Friday evening at the Hilton on Adams Avenue, and it means big business for downtown shop owners. It’s the seventh year for the ever-growing event that brings in veteran tattoo-lovers to those just […]

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    ‘Bob the Barber’ Retiring

    ORANGEVILLE — It seemed like a normal Thursday at Bob Edwards Barber Shop in Columbia County: a room full of customers waiting for haircuts, and Bob by his chair, clippers in hand. But it wasn’t a normal Thursday for “Bob the Barber” as he’s known around Orangeville. The back of his shirt says it all […]

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    Father Charged with Son’s Death Headed to Trial

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — More than two decades after a father was first accused of assaulting his infant son, he appeared in Monroe County court on homicide charges. Christopher Barber served more than five years in prison for causing permanent brain damage to his two-month-old son in Saylorsburg back in 1991. His son remained in a […]

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    Man Charged with Homicide 23 Years After Putting Son in Coma

    SAYLORSBURG — More than 20 years after a man went to prison for assaulting his infant son, he is behind bars once again; this time for his son’s death. Christopher Barber was sentenced to five to 10 years for causing permanent brain damage to his two month old son. Now authorities have charged him with […]

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    Update: 3 Guys and a Beer’d Brewery Will Remain Open

    Update 1/14/16 — In late December, 3 Guys and a Beer’d posted on its Facebook page that it would keep its taproom open in Carbondale. The brewery thanked its fans for their “overwhelming support.” [Original story] CARBONDALE — There’s some sad news in the beer world out of Lackawanna County. A local craft beer brewery in […]

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    Chase Ends with Robbery Suspect Shooting Himself

    UPDATE: The Luzerne County Coroner identifies the man as Daniel Fritsky, 25, of Dallas UPDATE: The Dallas Borough Police Department says the suspect is a 25-year-old man from Dallas. They will not be releasing his name until his family has been notified. Police add that the gun used had been stolen from Dallas. DALLAS — […]

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    Well Known Building in Muncy Demolished

    MUNCY — They started tearing down one of the oldest buildings in Muncy on Monday, so an intersection can be made safer. This Main Street intersection in Muncy in down to one lane while demolition crews rip apart what once was Myer’s Auto Parts. “The building has been added to, renovated, redesigned, re-renovated numerous times.” […]

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    Patriotic Tributes at Veterans Day Parade

    KINGSTON — Music was in the air and boots were on the ground as the Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade made its way from Kingston to Wilkes-Barre. At the front of the procession, hundreds of soldiers from the 109th field artillery regiment which is based in Kingston. The parade gave spectators a chance to show […]

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    Winchester Archery Misses Mark

    CHERRY RIDGE TOWNSHIP — A company that makes hunting bows has started the process of filing for bankruptcy just one year after moving to Wayne County. Winchester Archery is closed and has been for a couple of weeks along Route 191 about a mile outside Honesdale. The company has started filing for bankruptcy and it […]

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    The Mall at Steamtown Welcoming New Tenant

    SCRANTON — The Mall at Steamtown will soon welcome a new tenant — a fitness center — and it represents a shift for the struggling mall that came under new ownership earlier this year. The mall’s new owner announced Wednesday that Crunch Fitness, a national chain, will open up a gym in the part of […]

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    A Silent Bell Night in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A high school football game with a rich tradition was scrapped in Scranton because of the teachers strike. The game is called “The Battle of the Bell” where Scranton plays West Scranton. The annual game should have been played Friday, but will not be held because of the Scranton School District teachers strike. […]