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 $63,500 which is roughly $37/per square foot. More Wilkes-Barre information.

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1 hr ago | The Citizens' Voice

On the town 4/19/14

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes today at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township.

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5 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ranked No. 8 best city to raise family

We are among the most miserable people in the nation, have the highest regional unemployment rate in the state and made headlines earlier this year for living in the "Most Hungover City in America."

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6 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Several arrested in 'buy-bust' drug deals in Wilkes-Barre

The Wilkes-Barre Anti-Crime Unit and the State Police arrested several people Thursday in a series of "buy-bust" drug deals with a police informant, arrest records show.

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6 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Edwardsville man faces assault charges

In separate incidents, an Edwardsville man twice pointed a gun at someone, once firing a shot by the person's head, arrest papers show.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Times Leader

7 arrested on drug trafficking charges

City and state police investigators teamed up to arrest seven people - three of whom who had Philadelphia addresses - in four separate drug buy-bust operations.

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The Citizens' Voice

Mine mapping effort turns to Luzerne County

The water level at the former Blue Coal Corporation mine in Ashley is at 98.2 feet, a level consistent with other mine water pool readings in the Wyoming Valley.

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The Citizens' Voice

Official: Hanover student punctured arm with needle at school

An 8-year-old boy punctured his arm twice with a hypodermic needle Wednesday at Lee Park Elementary School after getting the needle from another 8-year-old boy on the bus going to school, Superintendent Andrew Kuhl said.

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The Citizens' Voice

Court notes, April 18

Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Thursday, ordered the following defendants jailed for failure to pay child support: Keenen Faison, 125 N. Sherman St., Apt.

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WNEP-TV Moosic

Power To Save: Volunteers To Target Mess Along The River

Now that the weather is getting nicer, a popular outdoor recreation area is getting busier but those heading to the levee system trails and the parks along the Susquehanna River in the Wilkes-Barre area are finding they are a mess.

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The Citizens' Voice

Hanover Township man faces assault, threat charges

A Hanover Township man was arraigned Thursday on assault charges for an incident last year in which he beat his girlfriend and threatened her life, arrest papers say.

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The Citizens' Voice

W-B/Scranton Airport director announces retirement

Barry Centini sees a story behind just about everything in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport's Joseph M. McDade Terminal - even objects as simple as stone in the conference room walls that he picked out in Punxsutawney.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

Helping URS Clients After Closing Announced

The facility with locations in Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, and Tunkhannock announced Wednesday that it's closing in June because of cuts in government funding.

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The Times Leader

Man charged with assaulting woman with power tool

A city man with a history of abusing women was arraigned Thursday on charges he assaulted his girlfriend with a power saw last month.

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The Times Leader

Exeter cop accused of viewing porn at work

Prior to a gag-order being imposed on the lawyers by Luzerne County Judge William Amesbury, Leonard Galli's defense attorney, Kimberly Borland, issued the following statement regarding the filing of documents about Galli's case by attorneys representing Exeter Borough: : This matter was brought by Mr. Galli to enforce an agreement that was reached ... (more)

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The Citizens' Voice

On the Record: Tommy Guns band brings high energy to region

"Today, not much if you listen to it," said the frontman for Tommy Guns Band. "Today's country has a lot of rock influence."

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The Morning Call

Top 3 Concerts: Hardwell, Kristian Bush, Taking Back Sunday

When it comes to electronic dance music, Sands Bethlehem Event Center has gotten the best: In February 2013, it had Tiesto , who then had recently set the record for the biggest single-headliner DJ concert in U.S. history.

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The Citizens' Voice

Gunshots hit 2 cars in W-B

A fight in the city's North End left bullet holes in two cars, a fleeing suspect and a victim who refused to cooperate with police.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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AC/DC rock on without guitarist Malcolm...

Australia's pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced Thursday they will carry on making music without ailing rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.

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WNEP-TV Moosic

Traffic Changes Planned Before Rock Blasting Project

Major traffic pattern changes are expected next week, as PennDOT prepares for a safety improvement project between Wilkes-Barre and the Mountain Top area.

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The Citizens' Voice

Wilkes-Barre woman dies after house fire

A Wilkes-Barre woman died early Tuesday morning of carbon monoxide poisoning following a fire at her Wyoming Street home.

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