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Duffy’s name cleared in return to Wilkes-Barre force; federal termination suit pending | Times Leader

Duffy has been working part-time with other local departments since he was fired. The memo stated that he will receive pension service credit, medical insurance and full back pay. The amount has yet to be determined, but it will not contain the seven days pay from an arbitration award in August rega

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-10-23 00:23:00

Police: Man surrenders after car ran out of fuel following pursuits | Times Leader

City police said they responded to a residence in the 400 block of South Grant Street on a report Tyler Peznowski, 23, was harassing an ex-girlfriend, Alicia Harris.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-10-22 19:07:00

Woman’s Body Found in Scranton Home

SCRANTON, Pa. — A woman’s body was found inside her home in Scranton Sunday night, and now the coroner is calling the death unusual and suspicious.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-10-22 19:41:47

Police: Knife-wielding man barricades self, ‘repents sins’ | Times Leader

Calderon told police Powell, also known as “Tone,” started yelling at her. Powell went to the kitchen to get a knife and returned to a bedroom where she claimed he choked her, the complaint says.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-10-22 23:08:00

Officials: Prisoner attempted to smuggle drugs in to facility | Times Leader

Irvin Leandro Rodriguez, 39, of Hunlock Creek, is alleged to have been in possession of 50 bags of Suboxone that he obtained during a prison visit.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-10-22 23:04:00

Pa. charges dropped on trio in murder

Elizabeth Ann Chinn, 33, of South Point, Ohio; Elizabeth Victoria Hartley, 35, of Grafton, West Virginia; Glenn Richard Weaver, 26, of Morgantown, West Virginia; and Moriah Lari Weaver, 42, of Fairmount, West Virginia, were captured in the hotel room in April.

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2018-10-23 00:00:00

Landmark Hazleton property in Thursday’s Luzerne County back-tax auction | Times Leader

The historic former Altamont Hotel in downtown Hazleton is listed in Thursday’s Luzerne County free-and-clear tax auction, with bids starting at $13,092. -Luzerne County photo

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-10-23 01:30:00

Sprucing Up Public Square in Wilkes-Barre

“I think it would be nice, kind of brighten things up a little bit. I mean right now, like you said with all the sidewalks, it would be nice to just clean some things up,” said Brandon Haefele.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-10-22 20:04:03

Our View: Wilkes-Barre rail crossings with no gates pose hazards | Times Leader

There are many bulky goods and commodities that are more efficiently moved by trains than by trucks — think liquids, lumber, and scrap metal, just to name a few — hence railroads remain a vital piece of the region’s infrastructure.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-10-22 05:19:00

Work begins on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre

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PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-10-22 16:03:20

Man Locked Up After Standoff in Sugar Notch

"After several attempts by phone he finally did answer obviously realizing the amount of force we had outside that we were willing to come in, he eventually just ended up surrendering and walking out of his own free will and being taken into custody at that time," said Sugar Notch Police Chief Jerem

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-10-22 09:43:47

Pickup Pulled from Susquehanna River

PITTSTON, Pa. -- A truck wound up in the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County.Crews pulled the pickup from the river in Pittston around 3 p.m. Sunday.Somehow, the truck ended up in the water near the boat launch by the Fort Jenkins Bridge.There is no word whether anyone is hurt or how the truck went

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-10-21 22:39:22

Sabrina Carpenter headlines 98.5 KRZ's Let It Show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 8 | NEPA Scene

It was announced today that local pop radio station98.5 KRZ’sannual Let It Show will return to theF.M. Kirby Centerin Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., featuring performances by young actress and singerSabrina Carpenterof“Girl Meets World”fame, pop boy bandPrettyMuch,lovelytheband,Kim Petr

NEPASCENE.COM - 2018-10-22 19:57:13

Family Project Turns into Spooky Attraction in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - What started out as something fun for a dad to do with his daughter, has now evolved into a community-wide effort and it's giving children a hair-raising experience this Halloween.

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-10-21 19:32:59

Sugar Notch man arrested after six hour standoff with police

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PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-10-22 12:54:36

Man shot in leg outside bar

Man shot in leg outside barHANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- Police say a 31-year-old Wilkes-Barre man was shot in the thigh outside a bar early Saturday morning.It happened when the victim was standing outside Brooklyn's Sports Bar and Lounge around 5:15 am.Police say he was taken to a loc

WOLF - 2018-10-21 23:33:00

Standoff ends peacefully in Sugar Notch | Times Leader

Just before 4 a.m., Copeland walked out the front door and a negotiator was heard on a bullhorn instructing him to get on the ground. Three troopers moved in to restraint Copeland, 29, who will be arraigned later today on aggravated assault related charges.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-10-22 09:45:00

Man Hit, Killed in Forest City

The coroner says Donald Ogozaly, 72, of Forest City, was hit by a vehicle along the 300 block of South Main Street in Forest City around 8 p.m.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-10-21 22:40:09

Hazleton Police look for man who left hospital

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Hazleton Police are looking for a man who reportedly left an area hospital. Police received a call from Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton that a patient, identified as David Ritsick, 56, of McAdoo left the hospital with an IV still in his arm. Police believe Ritsic

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-10-22 04:29:20

Halloween Pet Parade in Scranton

Newswatch 16's Kerry Brazen, Peggy Lee, and Ally Gallo served as judges for the pet costume contest in Scranton.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-10-21 22:45:47