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  • Crews Battle Smoky Fire in Lackawanna County

    MOOSIC — Crews are responding to a smoky fire in Lackawanna County. Black smoke can be seen for miles south of Scranton. Black smoke can be seen coming from Moosic area. Photo taken on Business Rt 6 headed toward Scranton @wnep — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) May 23, 2017 Officers with the Moosic Police Department said the thick, dark smoke was caused by a tire fire. “The smoke is everywhere. Everybody was taking pictures to see what it is,” Brianna […]

  • Streetscape Project Kicks Off in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE— A $1.5 million streetscape project in downtown Wilkes-Barre kicked off Monday morning. It might look like graffiti on the sidewalks of Wilkes University campus right now, but a few spray painted red lines are the start of something big. “Wilkes University is becoming a nationally recognized small research university. We want to make Wilkes-Barre one of Pennsylvania’s best cities,” said State Senator John Yudichak, D-14th District. The project was funded mostly by state grants and more than $400,000 by […]

  • Sisters Meet President Trump at Surprise Graduation Visit

    WILKES-BARRE — Two sisters from Luzerne County who graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy got the chance to meet President Donald Trump this week. Graduates and family members said they were humbled and shocked because they had no idea President Trump was going to speak at the coast guard graduation. Cadet Keemiya Pourmonir walked across the graduation stage this Wednesday with a smile on her face. Her sister, Ariana, a 2010 coast guard graduate, presented her commission alongside […]

  • Paying Tribute to Airman 1st Class Shannon Purcell

    FORTY FORT — Friends, family, and loved ones said their goodbyes to the 19-year-old airman who lost her life serving in Japan. Family and friends say Shannon Purcell was a woman so full of life who was just taken way too soon. Hundreds lined the streets in Luzerne County to honor her spirit, with local motorcyclists from veterans’ groups led her funeral procession. “It’s very tragic. She died way too young,” said Rob Neyhard of Forty Fort. “But look what […]

  • Visitors Did Not Have to Get Creative to Stay Cool at Fine Arts Fiesta

    WILKES-BARRE— Unlike past years, the weather is sunny and warm for the opening day of the Fine Arts Fiesta in downtown Wilkes-Barre. With highs in the 90’s, french fries were not the only things frying at the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. “We’ve had so many miserable, rainy days, that we’re glad to have that hot weather,” Kay Jones of Hanover Township said. The fiesta celebrates some of the best artists from all around Luzerne County. This year’s […]

  • Old Airport Terminal To Come Down

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — It’s the beginning of the end for the old terminal at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Officials hammered through a picture of the old terminal Thursday morning to symbolize the start of demolition. The Hale family moved out of Luzerne County nearly 40 years ago but with every visit, they knew they could count on two friendly faces greeting them at the gate in the old terminal of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. “As we were landing this morning […]

  • Woman Accused of Beating Her Dog Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

    UPDATE: Donahue was sentenced to 30 days in jail and must pay a $750 fine plus court costs. PLAINS TOWNSHIP — The woman accused of repeatedly beating┬áher dog pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday to a summary offense of animal cruelty. Video of Karissa Donahue, 31, kicking and punching a whimpering German Shepherd was used in court. “That dog didn’t do anything wrong,” neighbor Katie Smith said. Donahue did face criminal animal cruelty charges, but those were dropped as part […]

  • Final Countdown for Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Luzerne County

    NUANGOLA — It’s the final countdown for an unclaimed $225,000 winning Cash 5 ticket bought in Luzerne County. It was purchased at Nelly’s Travel Plaza in Nuangola for the May 31, 2016 drawing. People at the store on Wednesday knew exactly what they would do with the money. “I would buy a 2017 Chevy Super Snake Mustang,” Mark Ide of Wapwallopen said. “Go on vacation, give it to my family that need it and help, stuff like that,” Breeanna Weaver […]

  • People Forced to Pay Hackers or Lose All Computer Files

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Imagine getting a message from hackers forcing you to fork over $300 or lose all of your computer files. That’s exactly what happened to hundreds of thousands of Microsoft users across the globe who fell victim to a cyber attack this week called WannaCry. “I’d feel violated,” Zeke Demartis said in Dallas Township. “You put trust in the systems to be able to contain things. Especially on The Cloud, which I don’t really even know what it […]

  • Rapper’s Anti-Police Lyrics Raise Concern Ahead of Wilkes-Barre Concert

    WILKES-BARRE— An internationally known rapper is headed to Wilkes-Barre this week, but some of his anti-police lyrics are raising concern. Rapper Uncle Murda is set to take the stage Friday night at the Ali Baba Liquor Lounge on South Main Street. Fans said you’ll be able to find them singing along in the front row. “I’m excited for Uncle Murda,” Lucky Williams of Wilkes-Barre said. “I haven’t seen him in person. It’s someone that you always listen to on the […]

  • Luzerne County Man Wins $100,000 from Grocery Store

    EDWARDSVILLE BORO— One of the grand prize winners of Price Chopper’s Bags-2-Riches contest in from Luzerne County. Mendy Majesky of Kingston received his $100,000 check Friday afternoon at the Price Chopper in Edwardsville. Majesky is a rabbi and plans to give some of his winnings to charity. “I mean, hopefully, we can help some other people and some other organizations. Otherwise, we’re going to have to figure it out,” Majesky said. He said he shops at the Price Chopper in […]

  • New Indoor Sports Complex Opens in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — A massive new indoor sports complex is now open to the public, but there’s even more to come here. Some teens have been saying for years that they need an indoor sports complex in Hazleton so they can practice all year round and now they have it. “The Hazleton Area Recreational Program Indoor Multisport Complex” is open and an indoor groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of a project to make the place even better for area athletes. “There’s […]