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58 min ago | The Times Leader
The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St., is holding Healthy Kids Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26. The event will feature a half-mile family fun run, family swim, basketball fun, bounce house, face painting, healthy snack, Zumbatomic, water safety, vendors and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at ... (more)
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5 hrs ago | The Times Leader
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is trying to force Luzerne County to put $10 million into the county's community development business loan fund because seven projects that received loans have not created jobs.
9 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice
The day after another robbery at Hazle Mart, owner Mohammad Alamgir was making plans to improve security at the convenience store, and said he plans to keep the location open.
13 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice
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.
17 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune
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."
18 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The facility with locations in Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, and Tunkhannock announced Wednesday that it's closing in June because of cuts in government funding.
A city man with a history of abusing women was arraigned Thursday on charges he assaulted his girlfriend with a power saw last month.
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)
"Today, not much if you listen to it," said the frontman for Tommy Guns Band. "Today's country has a lot of rock influence."
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.