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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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49 min 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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The Citizens' Voice

Wilkes-Barre police: Drunken argument ended with stabbing

A drunken argument that erupted when a Wilkes-Barre woman tried to help her intoxicated friend ended with her stabbing him, according to an affidavit.

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The Citizens' Voice

Judge denies defense motion in Ovalles murder case

Luzerne County's president judge on Monday denied a defense motion to force prosecutors to keep quiet in the homicide case against Joshua Ovalles.

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The Citizens' Voice

Wyoming Valley

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of Realtors and the Building Industry Association held a dinner meeting/mixer to inform and educate their members of issues and information that will be relevant in their industries this year.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Times Leader

Report: Failure to raise levee in Wilkes-Barre, Plymouth could mean greater flood risk

If the height of the levee in Wilkes-Barre and Plymouth isn't increased by about a foot, it's possible that flood plain residents in those communities could be at a greater flood risk and see flood insurance rates rise in a few years.

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The Times Leader

Arby's closings leave employees jobless

Ashley Douglas was depending on her next paycheck from her job at Arby's to catch up with her rent.

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