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Kingston Police Need Help in Identifying Two Robbery Suspects

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Kingston Police are looking help in identifying two robbery suspects. They are wanted in connection with robberies at the Turkey Hill Minit Mart on Pierce Street in Kingston.

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-12-14 19:17:00

Closing Arguments in "DJ Mo" Murder Trial

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Five years ago, a shocking murder took the life of a well-known area activist and DJ - Michael Onley in Wilkes-Barre. A jury is now on the verge of deciding the fate of his two accused killers.

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-12-15 01:57:00

Cash 5 Lottery Winner Sold in Luzerne County

BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Someone hit the jackpot with a lottery ticket sold in Luzerne County. A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the Thursday, December 13, drawing matched all five balls drawn – 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, — to win $400,000, according to the lottery commission.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-12-14 16:53:50

Forensic pathologist: DJ Mo had ‘no hope’ after being shot in the head

Battle - WILKES-BARRE — Forensic pathologist Dr. Gary Ross painted a grim picture of the gunshot wound that killed Michael “DJ Mo” Onley. “Death was inevitable,” he said dourly. “There was no hope; no matter what anyone did, he was going to die of that gunshot wound.”

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-12-13 20:33:00

Vehicle crashes into an apartment in Hanover Township

A Ford station wagon crashed into an apartment at Stoney Ridge Apartments in Hanover Township on Thursday. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader - HANOVER TWP. — Two people were transported to an area hospital after a vehicle crashed into a residence at Stoney Ridge Apartments on Thursday.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-12-13 17:03:00

Athletes Celebrate the Holidays in Luzerne County

PITTSTON, Pa. — An annual Christmas party was held for everyone in the Victory Sports program in Luzerne County. Victory Sports allows adults with mental or physical limitations to play baseball and basketball year round.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-12-15 02:46:30

Jurors to mull charges against 2 in 2013 activist DJ slaying

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Jurors begin deliberating Monday in the trial of two men charged with killing a popular disc jockey outside a northeastern Pennsylvania bar five years ago.

WBNG-TV - 2018-12-15 18:47:08

Mountain Top man charged with drug offenses after bicycle chase

Devers - RICE TWP. — A Mountain Top man was jailed on charges he initiated a pursuit with township police who say he was under the influence of marijuana while riding a bicycle late Wednesday night.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-12-14 01:02:00

‘Like coming home for Christmas’

WILKES-BARRE — When she arrived for ballet class earlier this year Rachel Whitenight found a group of her friends, all aiming their phones at her. “They wanted to record my reaction,” she said. “By then, I started to suspect.”

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-12-14 17:31:00

Final cut for Harry’s Market in Wilkes-Barre, closing after 73 years

Bruce Fendler, owner of Harry’s Market on Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre, is closing shop Saturday, ending a 73-year run for the family business. - WILKES-BARRE — Bruce Fendler won’t be taking the poster of beef cuts with him to his new job.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-12-14 01:29:00

Bob Bolus Holding Retirement Auction in Luzerne County

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A controversial Scranton businessman is getting out of the trucking business with a big sale on Friday. Trucking company owner and Lackawanna County businessman Bob Bolus is hosting a retirement auction Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. behind the Pittston Volunteer Fire Departme

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-12-14 11:19:22

Bogus Bomb Threats Throughout the Area, Country

PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Plains Township firefighters pull out of the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center after a bogus bomb threat was emailed to the school just after 2 p.m.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-12-14 03:51:26

Auditor General Investigates Luzerne County Election Bureau Director

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) A Luzerne County employee is under investigation tonight. Today -- Pennsylvania’s Auditor General had some pointed words for the County's Election Bureau director. This comes amid questions about trips made by Marisa Crispell.

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-12-13 04:24:00

Luzerne County ethics code gift provision raised in election trip controversy

McClosky Houck - When the elections director in Miami-Dade County in Florida was asked to serve on the voting machine company advisory board that is now creating controversy here, he reached out to the county’s ethics commission for an advisory opinion.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-12-14 04:35:00

Pennsylvania woman attacked by black bear

MONTGOMERY, Pa. (WHTM) - Pennsylvania game wardens are trying to capture a black bear that attacked and seriously injured a woman in Lycoming County. Officials told WNEP-TV the woman was outside her home with her dog when the bear grabbed her leg and dragged her more than 80 yards Wednesday night.

WTNH.COM - 2018-12-14 04:21:00

Madison Dompkosky donates to CASA of Luzerne County

From left, are Annie Ellis, CASA advocate coordinator; Madison Dompkosky; John Aciukewicz, CASA executive director. - Submitted photo. NEPA Sings 2018 runner-up Madison Dompkosky recently donated $800 to CASA of Luzerne County. Her donation was raised from horse-drawn carriage rides during Wilkes-Ba

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-12-12 17:33:00

Luzerne County Community College culinary arts students make gingerbread houses

Students in the pastry arts management program at Luzerne County Community College recently made gingerbread houses as part of a class project. The gingerbread houses were on display at the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute and those who viewed the display were able to vote for their favorite

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-12-13 21:21:00

17-Year-Old Fugitive From Pennsylvania Arrested In Garden City

An officer saw a car traveling south on Clinton Road at 75 MPH on Dec. 5. The office tried to pull the car over, but the driver refused to stop and continued to drive in an unsafe manner on multiple streets in Garden City and Hempstead, breaking many laws. The car finally came to a stop on Stowe Pla

PATCH - 2018-12-13 16:14:00

Shop Small, Give Big: Pop-Up Shops Hit Wilkes-Barre

It's holiday shopping that's popping in one part of Luzerne County. More than a dozen pop-up shops have hit downtown Wilkes-Barre at 41 South Main Street. Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey highlighted the holiday-themed event on Friday.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-12-14 09:17:38

Witness claims alleged shooter bragged about deadly drive-by in DJ Mo trial

- WILKES-BARRE — According to a handful of witnesses, Roberto Battle and David Nealy had openly talked about the shooting of Michael “DJ Mo” Onley. One witness even suggested that Battle had bragged about it.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-12-12 20:41:00