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Duryea could be next to include fees for rental property inspections if council adopts a new ordinance this week, and a group fighting similar ordinances in the area may add Duryea to its list.
George Lee Barnes was supposed to go to trial this week on homicide charges. Instead, he's going to prison.
The secretary/treasurer for the Independence Fire & Rescue Co. #1 in Rice Township was charged Monday with stealing more than $30,000 by multiple ATM withdrawals and cashing forged checks since September.
Thieves broke into the Historical Institute of the Wyoming Presbyterian Church and stripped it of copper plumbing, Wyoming Mayor Bob Boyer said.
Luzerne County Judge Richard Hughes sentenced convicted murderer Breon Judon Monday morning to life in prison without parole for the fatal beating of a man last year in Hazleton.
With musical influences as divergent as Nine Inch Nails and Ani DiFranco, it's difficult for members of Harlot to land on a mainstream genre that encapsulates their sound.
A Luzerne County woman suffered major injuries early Thursday when she was partially ejected from her car after it went off Route 100 in Lowhill Township, up an embankment and rolled over onto its roof, police said.
Luzerne County Council has two female members: Elaine Maddon Curry and Linda McClosky Houck.
Betty Jane Cooper leans down to talk to her husband, Charles Cooper Sr., and make sure he is warm at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Bern Township on his 90th birthday Saturday.
A Wilkes-Barre man and a juvenile were taken into custody early Saturday after the man reportedly used a rifle to shoot at police.
Margarita Rose, chairwoman of the economics department at King's, will lead a group trip to Uganda in the summer as part of a Fulbright-Hays federal travel grant.
Choral Arts of Luzerne County will present its Christmas concert "Sounds of the Season" under the direction of its new music director, John Fitzgerald.
A stagnant tax base was largely blamed for Luzerne County's proposed 8-percent 2014 tax hike, but assessment workers have been adding new construction to the rolls.
A. Duie Pyle, a trucking, warehousing and distribution company, will move out of Plains Township into a larger terminal in the Grimes Industrial Park in Pittston Township.
The 13 homicides in Wilkes-Barre this year may be "an anomaly," Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday.
The state agency that disburses Act 13 drilling impact fees sent $512,095 in grant money to Lackawanna County groups.