• WBS Penguins sitting in 4th place in Eastern Conference

    The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are lining things up for another playoff run. With 11 games left in the regular season the Penguins are 4th in the Eastern Conference where four plays five when it all begins. “This time of the year you can get caught up in the standings and things like that, but for us […]

  • Is the Marcellus Shale Boom Over?

    TUNKHANNOCK — The natural gas boom helped Tunkhannock recover quickly from the recession of 2008. It helped Twigs Café Restaurant at the center of the Tunkhannock, thrive. “Whether you agree with the industry or not it’s really helped out a lot of the small towns and small businesses,” said owner Lori Bogedin. But in nearby […]

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    Fire Chiefs Question Accuracy of 911 Study

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County’s newly released Department of Health performance study was reviewed by first responders and county officials Wednesday night.  But results from the study are causing frustration among some fire chiefs. The study shows 12.5 percent of calls in Wilkes-Barre and about 8 percent of calls for Kingston had response times longer than […]

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    SUV Crashes Through Wilkes-Barre Neighborhood

    WILKES-BARRE — An out-of-control SUV crashed into homes and two vehicles in a neighborhood in Wilkes-Barre Wednesday morning. It happened in the 300 block of Plymouth Avenue near Simpson Street, where neighbors say they’re in shock about all the damage that happened here. Police say just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, the driver hit two parked […]

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    Police Chase Followed by Deadly Crash

    UNION TOWNSHIP– State police say a Port Treverton man is dead after a police chase was followed by a crash on Produce Road early Saturday morning. Troopers say they spotted Jeremiah Herrold speeding in a truck in Selinsgrove, then tried to stop him with emergency equipment just outside the borough, but the chase turned south […]

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    Wolf Budget Proposal Impacts Schools

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — There’s a numbers battle going on in Harrisburg and it all deals with how much you pay in taxes. Governor Tom Wolf said his budget proposal will mean property tax savings in many school districts. But now, the Republicans have a website to show most people will pay more due to sales […]

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    2,000 Snow Geese Die, Fall From Sky

    Idaho wildlife officials have retrieved 2,000 dead snow geese that fell from the sky this week. The birds, whose carcasses were collected over the weekend, appear to have died of avian cholera, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Tuesday. “The migratory birds were on the return leg of their migration from the southwestern […]

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    Krispy Kreme Has a Bacon Hot Dog Donut. Would You Dare?

    NEW YORK — Do arteries make a sound as they clog? If so, prepare for a symphony of saturated fats in Delaware next month. Krispy Kreme is partnering with a minor league baseball team in Wilmington to sell a bacon donut hot dog. The Wilmington Blue Rocks, a single-A affiliate of the reigning American League champion […]

  • Bucknell Considers Delaying Frat’s Return

    LEWISBURG — Officials with Bucknell University now say they may delay a fraternity’s return to campus. Bucknell shut down its Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter in 2011 following alcohol and hazing violations. SAE is the same fraternity at the center of a national racial controversy. The fraternity was supposed to be allowed back on Bucknell’s campus next […]

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    Autopsy Results for Toddler Crash Victim

    BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — An autopsy on the toddler girl who died in a car crash in Columbia County reveals she died from serious head injuries. It is still not known if her death had anything to do with whether she was properly secured in a car seat. The coroner says Emma Niznek, age 19 […]

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    Missing Road Sign Hazard in Luzerne County

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP — Officials in Luzerne County are pleading with thieves to stop stealing road signs. Dorrance Township is overwhelmed by the number of signs stolen there and officials say it’s not only costly, but also dangerous. Officials in the township say they can’t keep up with how many road signs that have stolen in […]

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    Kane at Supreme Court Hearing In Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was in court Wednesday in Philadelphia, as her lawyers fight an investigation that recommended criminal charges against her. Kane’s lawyers are fighting the appointment of a special prosecutor. It was his investigation that recommended criminal charges against the state’s top cop. Back in January, after that probe, a […]