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    Luzerne County Council OK’s Loan, Motion to Suspend County Manager Withdrawn

    WILKES-BARRE — With no state budget in place, Luzerne County is quickly running out of cash. So Tuesday night, in a vote of 6 to 5, the Luzerne County Council voted to borrow up to $20 million to get through the end of the year, without closing county offices or laying off county workers. The […]

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    High-School Basketball Coach Kenny Bianchi Closing in on 700 Career Wins

    Abington Heights boy’s head basketball coach Kenny Bianchi is back for his 20th season with the Comets, and on Friday December 4th the home opener against Holy Cross-Bianchi goes for career win #700. “If it comes it comes. I mean I’ve been blessed. I played for great coaches like Coach Burke and Coach Donovan in […]

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    Final Chapter for a Pottsville Bookstore

    POTTSVILLE — An old bookstore in downtown Pottsville is getting ready for its last chapter. Good-Will Christian Book Store has had a home on North Centre Street for 65 years. On December 31, the place will close for good. “We could have closed up many years ago, really, if we were most interesting in making money, […]

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    Senior Protesters Want Action in Harrisburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A senior center in East Stroudsburg is in jeopardy of closing after the first of the year if there is no state budget in place soon. The older folks who use that center took to the streets on Friday to express how upset they are. The Loder Senior Center in East Stroudsburg […]

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    Jurors May Soon Start Deliberations in Sanutti-Spencer Trial

    BLOOMSBURG — After more than a week of testimony, jurors are expected to start deliberating in the Maria Sanutti-Spencer homicide trial soon. Wednesday afternoon, attorneys gave their closing arguments in the case against Sanutti-Spencer of Selinsgrove. The defense says she’s not responsible for the death of her ex-husband, Frank Spencer, but prosecutors from the state […]

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    Saying Goodbye To Old Stadium In Lehighton

    LEHIGHTON—Dozens of Lehighton Area alumni took part in a special reunion and goodbye tailgate Friday night. They bid farewell to the old football stadium, where the Lehighton Area Indians took on Jim Thorpe Area. The stadium is more than 70 years old and is being replaced with a $6.5 million stadium nearby, next to the […]

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    Guilty Verdicts in James Roche Murder Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — A jury in Luzerne County has found James Roche guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a father and son last year. He was also convicted on two counts of conspiracy. James Roche was also convicted of two counts of conspiracy @WNEP — Matt Petrillo (@MattPetrillo) November […]

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    Father Guilty in Death of Baby Son

    WILKES-BARRE — A father charged in the death of his baby son has been found guilty by a jury in Luzerne County. Corey Eckrote of Nanticoke was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in connection with the death of his infant son Jaxon. The jury deliberated for less than an hour on Wednesday […]

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    Family Owned Jewelry Store Going out of Business

    SUNBURY— A long-time jewelry store in Sunbury is going out of business. The place has been around for 70 years, and now a going out of business sale is about to start. John Dagle Jewelers started out as a watch-making business back in 1945, and over the years grew into a well-known jewelry store in […]

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    Working Without Pay at Fell Charter School

    FELL TOWNSHIP — It wasn’t your average Monday morning at Fell Charter School near Carbondale. Teachers there are working without pay because the state has been without a budget for more than four months. The day started with clapping from the 200 students at Fell Charter School,  a show of appreciation because the teachers are […]

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    Business in Nicholson Closing After 85 Years

    NICHOLSON — A business that has been part of a community in Wyoming County for 85 years is closing. We stopped by The Farmer Supply in Nicholson during its final days and found it will be missed. Customers are making their last purchases inside The Farmer Supply in Nicholson. On Sunday, the owner is closing […]

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    Child Center Remains Open Thanks to Loan

    BRODHEADSVILLE — A child care center in Monroe County will be able to keep its doors open thanks to loans from two local organizations. People who run the place feared they would have to close because of the state budget impasse. This time last week, the Growing Place Child Care Center in Brodheadsville planned to […]