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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is located in Luzerne County. Zip codes in Wilkes-Barre, PA include 18766, 18706, and 18769. The median home price in Wilkes-Barre is $65,000 which is roughly $41/per square foot. More Wilkes-Barre information.

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39 min ago | The Citizens' Voice

County should look to Wyoming Valley Flood Protection System's history before advancing plans

Recently, the county manager stated that he was considering termination of the existing inter-governmental partnership between the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority and Luzerne County.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Opponents of Scranton's commuter tax to consider legal fight

Commuter tax opponent Mayfield Mayor Alexander Chelik arrives for a hearing at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square Tuesday morning.

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The Citizens' Voice

One hospitalized after stabbing at Sherman Hills

Wilkes-Barre police officers chat at the scene of a stabbing at the Sherman Hills apartment complex, Friday.

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WNEP-TV Moosic

Racing Legend Brings Big Donation To Food Bank

During Richard Petty's visit at the Weis Market in Mountain Top, Smithfield's "Helping Hungry Homes" program and Weis donated 40,000 pounds of meat, which will go to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank in Wilkes-Barre.

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The Times-Tribune

Police: Women caught smoking marijuana in drug store bathroom

Two area women are facing drug charges after being caught smoking a blunt in a Rite Aid bathroom, according to Wilkes-Barre police.

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The Times-Tribune

Local History: Someone stole the Elby's Big Boy

On July 23, 1989, a group of teens stole the Big Boy statue from the Elby's Restaurant in Chinchilla.

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The Citizens' Voice

United Way drive collects more than 90,000 pounds of food

Javier Olgando uses forklift to carry a portion of food donated by Benco Dental for the Christmas in July Food Drive sponsored by the United Way of Wyoming Valley.cv01fooddrivep3Warren Ruda / The Citizens' Voice Bill Jones and John Winslow fill boxes with donated food at the WEinberg Food Bank during weigh-in day of the United Way of Wyoming Valley ... (more)

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The Citizens' Voice

Sem's PAI will present 'In The Heights' at F.M. Kirby Center

Members of the cast of the Performing Arts Institute's production of 'In The Heights' rehearse with Tony Award-nominated actor Forrest McClendon, at right, who starred in the Broadway show "The Scottsboro Boys."

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The Citizens' Voice

King's on the Square will house 'Hollowed Ground' art exhibit

Since 2007, Jim Burke and Sue Hand have searched for the perfect place to display the "Anthracite Miners and Their Hollowed Ground" exhibit.

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The Citizens' Voice

Empowering young girls through science

A Wilkes University program is encouraging girls entering seventh and eighth grades to pursue science careers with hands-on labs this week.

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The Citizens' Voice

Warrant issued for man following W-B shooting

Police say they have identified the gunman who shot a Wilkes-Barre man in May, and have a warrant for his arrest.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

Reaction After Inmate Escapes In Luzerne County

Officials with the Luzerne County Correctional Facility said it was 11 a.m. Thursday when it happened: Kevin Kuklinski Junior jumped a 10 to 12-foot fence and escaped.

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The Citizens' Voice

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The man known as "Bone Daddy" is forbidden from having any contact with his terrified ex-wife for at least 18 months, a Luzerne County judge ruled Thursday following a court hearing.

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The Citizens' Voice

Cash-strapped county faces tough decisions on decaying infrastructure

ANDREW KRECH / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton explained that the county has $20 million in infrastructure improvement projects, but only $16 million to spend.

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The Times-Tribune

Men shooting birds with BB gun face charges in Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre police said two men were walking around in the area of Heights Elementary School on Wednesday shooting birds with a BB gun.

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The Times-Tribune

Police: Wilkes-Barre woman assaults neighbor with oxygen tank

A Wilkes-Barre woman allegedly used her oxygen tank Wednesday to try to smash through an apartment next door, then assaulted her neighbor, police said.

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The Citizens' Voice

The List for July 31

HARMONIOUS REFLECTIONS, Today through September 6, today, Aug. 1 through Aug. 9 selected works by Mark Boyer Dryfoos , Kerry Burke and Mindy Nardone .

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The Citizens' Voice

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MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Jury foreman Jeff Lotz of Conyngham said jurors found Evans 'very stupid, but not guilty.'

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The Citizens' Voice

Take a spin: Cover band Into the Spin appeals to multigenerational fan base

Longtime musician and group founder Jeremy Hummel had worked with nearly every type of band when he decided try something different.

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The Citizens' Voice

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REIKI CIRCLE, Presented by Reiki masters Nancy Kearon and Mary Ann Gap, this event invites participants to taking turns "on the table" receiving and practicing Reiki.

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