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3 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune
A new study suggests the decline of rust belt cities such as Scranton and Wilkes-Barre didn't make their residents unhappy, but that residents' unhappiness helped along their community's decline.
7 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune
In the back of a crowded public library Thursday, a woman was placing books onto the shelf when a man sexually assaulted her, according to Wilkes-Barre police.
9 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune
Agency owners Sharon Grivner , of the Sharon A. Grivner Agency, Paul Hirschler , of the Paul R. Hirschler Agency, Len Podrasky , of the Leonard J. Podrasky Agency and Wallace Stolarcyk , of the Wallace Stolarcyk Agency, earned designations as Allstate Premier Agencies for 2014.
13 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice
While Bill Maher performs throughout the country, he doesn't discriminate by population - he'll perform in small towns or big cities.
14 hrs ago | The Times Leader
A woman reported just after 4 p.m. that someone removed the catalytic converter from her car while it was parked near 673 N. Franklin St. And an East Chestnut Street man reported at about 9:30 a.m. that someone removed the catalytic converter from his 2003 Toyota Tacoma pickup while it was parked in front of his home overnight.
A study released Wednesday found the majority of local health care jobs are filled by people with an associate's degree or less in education, and the demand for such pre-baccalaureate workers has been booming.
An attorney for the city asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by an employee who said he was retaliated against for filing an earlier suit alleging insider trading in the sale of the former Old River Road Bakery and other properties.
According to the analysis, co-authored by Joshua Gottlieb of the University of British Columbia's Vancouver School of Economics, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region is the least happiest place in the United States.
Nick Coyle "Sound Makes Waves" CD release party, w/ MastrGlass and Ian Wiseman: July 26, 9 p.m., Bart and Urby's .
A mother stabbed her son early Wednesday morning in their Plains Township residence, according to police.
GAR HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1964, will meet at 7 tonight at the Comfort Inn lounge.
COURTESY OF EYEWITNESS NEWS WBRE / WYOU The fire at 76 Main St. in Mocanaqua resulted in the death of Michelle Dzoch in May. An internal review of Luzerne County 911's handling of a fatal Mocanaqua fire in which the closest fire department was not immediately dispatched has revealed human error was the sole cause, the county solicitor's office said ... (more)
Two Luzerne County Transportation Authority officials charged last month in connection with the Ghost Rider scandal will continue receiving paychecks for another seven to 10 weeks.
According to police, Brandon Darius punched Alexis, his step-father, in the nose several times after Alexis grabbed him by his arm and tried to cut him with the knife.
Praise from the mayor and the fire chief highlighted Tuesday's swearing in of the city's newest firefighter/EMT, Travis Temarantz.
The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research has published a report on the happiest cities in the country, and there's not one Pennsylvania or New Jersey city on the top 10. Unfortunately, there are three on the other side of the list.
Wilkes-Barre police are investigating an alleged rape of a 9-year-old girl Monday evening in the city.
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Updated: Thu Jul 24, 2014 07:10 pm
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