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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31 min ago | The Citizens' Voice

Wilkes-Barre man faces charges after police chase

After leading officers on a pursuit through several streets in multiple towns, a Wilkes-Barre man allegedly in possession of marijuana, cocaine and "Molly" was arrested by Kingston police.

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31 min ago | The Citizens' Voice

King's College Cantores Christi Regis choral group will present spring concert

Cantores Christi Regis, the 28-member choral group of King's College, will perform its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, Franklin and Jackson streets, Wilkes-Barre.

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31 min ago | The Citizens' Voice

Bryk-Coolbaugh

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bart and Linda Bryk of Dupont. She is the granddaughter of Janice Gabriel, Dallas; the late Stanley Gabriel, Dallas and the late Stella Bryk, Dupont.

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2 hrs ago | The Times Leader

Property transfers for Saturday, April 19

The following real estate transactions have been recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the week of April 14, 2014: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to Robert Guzenski, 339 Kossack St., Swoyersville, $55,000.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Times Leader

W-B Ymca to host Healthy Kids Day

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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The Times Leader

HUD wants county to put $10M in loan fund

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.

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The Citizens' Voice

Security upgrades planned for oft-victimized W-B store

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.

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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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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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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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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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