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 $36/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.

1 hr ago | The Times-Tribune

New airport pub opening Tuesday at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International

The sports bar's opening is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at 28 Concorde Drive in a spot that was most recently home to Midtown Sundries Grill & Bar and long occupied by Damon's Grill.

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5 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Today's Hot Shot

Linda Gaughan of Harding and her grandson, Andrew, took a road trip to Wilkes-Barre recently to check out the straw bale garden created by Linda's sister, Dawn Ihnots.

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9 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Police Blotter 8/30/14

Shortly after the complaint was called in at about 9:30 p.m., an employee at the bakery also called saying an unidentified person was caught on video taking the forklift.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

Report: W-B pension plans distressed

Some of the city's pension plans are distressed, and that has implications for city finances, according to reports from the Auditor General's office.

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The Times-Tribune

Music Fest and Craft Beer Fest combine to support causes

Peculiar Music Fest and Hughestown Hose Company's annual Craft Beer Fest have joined forces to help two good causes with one expanded event.

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The Citizens' Voice

Prosecutors: Yuknavich used W-B city credit union in committing thefts

While not connected to last week's bank fraud indictments, the federal theft case against Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich has one major similarity: prosecutors say the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union was used to commit the crimes.

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'God Loves Sex' Billboard Turns Heads On Pennsylvania Highway

Churches have done some elaborate things to attract new worshippers -- and one Pennsylvania congregation is taking a leap of faith with its sexy new billboard.

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The Times-Tribune

RegionalBriefs 8/29/2014

Wilkes-Barre Twp. Fire Chief John Yuknavich has agreed to plead guilty to stealing about $45,000 from his volunteer fire department and must soon resign his post, according to a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

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The Citizens' Voice

Wilkes University promotes faculty, awards tenure

Robert Gardner of Nanticoke was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of education.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Furniture store opens in Wilkes-Barre Twp.

Bob's Discount Furniture opened its 53rd store Thursday in Wilkes-Barre Township Commons in a space next to Target that formerly housed Circuit City.

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WNEP-TV Moosic

PennDOT Reopens Main Avenue Ramp

Road crews took a big step forward Thursday in a $53 million PennDOT project on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County.

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WTVR Richmond

a I Love Sexa message from God has been provocative, to say the least

One church in Pennsylvania put it up Wednesday morning and already it's doing what it was intended to do - attract lots of attention.

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PennLive.com

Uzi gun range operator's biggest regret; God (hearts) sex, Pa....

Uzi gun range operator's biggest regret; God sex, Pa. church says; dad cleared of 'executing' sons' DUI killer: Daily Buzz The manager of the outdoor gun range, Bullets and Burgers in White Hills, south of Las Vegas, who allowed the girl to use the Uzi sub-machine gun on Tuesday with her parent's permission says he regrets the decision.

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PennLive.com

'God (hearts) sex,' Pa. church billboard touts: Agree?

A non-denominational church is creating quite a stir in Wilkes-Barre with its striking billboard, erected Wednesday, that touts that God loves sex.

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The Citizens' Voice

Glodzik often denied involvement in ongoing W-B credit union scandal

MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE In March, Leo Glodzik III said he had no knowledge of police officers securing loans by using VIN numbers or vehicles linked to him.

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The Citizens' Voice

Wilkes-Barre Chapter of UNICO presents scholarship

The Wilkes-Barre Chapter of UNICO National recently instituted its own scholarship program.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Times-Tribune

At Keystone College, 10th president's focus on growth

As the school's 10th president begins his second year on campus, the college will celebrate his appointment today with an inauguration ceremony.

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The Times-Tribune

Scranton man indicted for sex trafficking a child

A city man was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday for coercing a child to engage in prostitution, according to U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith.

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Weekender

Willie Nelson adds son to Kirby Center lineup

The F.M. Kirby Center announced Wednesday there will be an extra family member on hand when Willie Nelson & Family visits the city in two weeks.

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The Citizens' Voice

Jobless rate down in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre

Continuing declines in the labor force - not new jobs - nudged the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metro area down one tenth of a percentage point to 6.8 percent, the lowest level since October 2008.

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