Wilkes-Barre Info

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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Local news for Wilkes-Barre, PA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Study: Scranton, Wilkes-Barre No. 1 in unhappiness

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.

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7 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Police: Man sexually assaulted woman in Wilkes-Barre library

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.

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9 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

BusinessWeekly's People on the Move

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.

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13 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Bill Maher to get real in Wilkes-Barre

While Bill Maher performs throughout the country, he doesn't discriminate by population - he'll perform in small towns or big cities.

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14 hrs ago | The Times Leader

Catalytic converters taken from 2 vehicles in Wilkes-Barre

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.

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18 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Scranton area ranks high in healthcare workers without bachelor's

Health care workers who have an associate degree or less represent 6 percent of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area's workforce, the fourth highest rate nationwide and a sign of the region's aging population and growing demand for health care services.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Times Leader

Report: No bachelor's degree needed for most health care jobs

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.

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The Times Leader

Attorney for city wants paramedic's federal suit against Wilkes-Barre dismissed

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.

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The Times Leader

Study calls region unhappy; psychologist questions it

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.

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Weekender

Coyle makes 'Waves' with new solo CD

Nick Coyle "Sound Makes Waves" CD release party, w/ MastrGlass and Ian Wiseman: July 26, 9 p.m., Bart and Urby's .

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The Citizens' Voice

Cops: Plains Township mother stabbed son

A mother stabbed her son early Wednesday morning in their Plains Township residence, according to police.

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The Citizens' Voice

Community Digest

GAR HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1964, will meet at 7 tonight at the Comfort Inn lounge.

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The Citizens' Voice

Human error cited as sole cause of dispatching mix-up

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)

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The Citizens' Voice

Swordpoint-kidnapping suspect tied to burglary

About 24 hours before kidnapping a Wilkes-Barre man at swordpoint, one of the two defendants in the case was involved in a smash-and-grab burglary of a computer store, police said.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Times Leader

Strelish, Henderson still cashing LCTA paychecks

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.

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The Citizens' Voice

Police Blotter 7/22/14

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.

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The Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre swears in newest firefighter at City Hall ceremony

Praise from the mayor and the fire chief highlighted Tuesday's swearing in of the city's newest firefighter/EMT, Travis Temarantz.

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CBS Local

Report: Philadelphia's A Pretty Unhappy City, But New York Fares Far Worse

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.

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The Times-Tribune

Wilkes-Barre police investigating rape of 9-year-old girl

Wilkes-Barre police are investigating an alleged rape of a 9-year-old girl Monday evening in the city.

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San Mateo Daily Journal

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto.

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