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  1. Officials part of problem for cash-strapped Luzerne CountyRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

    The cities, towns and boroughs in Luzerne County are cash-strapped and here's part of the problem. Take Wilkes-Barre for example: The fire chief receives $94,045 and his deputy receives $77,122; the police chief receives $94,045; the mayor gets $84,779 and the city administrator gets $87,550 per year.

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  2. Mr. and Mrs. GrahamRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Citizens' Voice

    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Graham of Wilkes-Barre celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, March 27, 2015. They were married in 1965 at St. Theresa's Church in Wilkes-Barre Township.

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  3. Police: Trio used stolen credit card in spending spreeRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | The Citizens' Voice

    Three people face theft charges after they allegedly bought more than $2,000 worth of merchandise with a stolen credit card at Target in Wilkes-Barre Township Commons. Wilkes-Barre Township police said they received a report of a stolen wallet at Wegmans on Wednesday.

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  4. Police: W-B Twp. officer hurt during chaseRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Citizens' Voice

    Kohl's store security officers attempted to take Williams into custody after they allegedly observed him steal $18 worth of socks, according to police. Williams fled and officers pursued him through the store parking lot, police said.

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  5. Charges dropped against retired W-B copRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Citizens' Voice

    Al Rodriguez retired as a sergeant from the Wilkes-Barre Police Department earlier this month following the domestic-violence case his wife, Michele Rodriguez, brought against him regarding a Feb. 26 altercation. MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Newly retired Wilkes-Barre police Sgt.

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  6. Court notes 3/25/15Read the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Citizens' Voice

    Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Luzerne County Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Tuesday, ordered the following defendant jailed for failure to pay child support: Michael Desiderio , James M. Desiderio Jr. , Michael Desiderio and Michelle M. Desiderio to Alfred H. Everetts and Laura A. Everetts for $130,000; Wilkes-Barre Township. Toni A. Rizzo , Roxanne Santey and Helen Mary Sekera to James D. Black and Elizabeth R. Black for $225,000; Dallas Township.

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  7. Woman brandishing knife robs convenience storeRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Citizens' Voice

    Police said a woman wearing a white scarf that covered her face robbed a Speed Mart clerk at knife point in Wilkes-Barre Township on Sunday morning. The woman entered the convenience store around 10 a.m. brandishing a large, curved knife and ordered the clerk to give her all of the money, police said.

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  8. Charges dismissed, PFA withdrawn against retired W-B sergeantRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Citizens' Voice

    Earlier this month, Albert Rodriguez retired as a sergeant from the Wilkes-Barre Police Department under a cloud created by a domestic violence case his wife brought against him. He walked out of court Tuesday clear of the protection-from-abuse order and the criminal charges police brought against him.

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  9. Suspect in W-B Twp. robbery pleads guilty to chargesRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Citizens' Voice

    A suspect in a brazen robbery of a Wendy's restaurant in Wilkes-Barre Township pleaded guilty Wednesday to four counts of robbery. Kristopher R. Rasmussen, 29, of Melbourne, Florida, entered the plea before Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley, who ordered him to pay more than $4,600 in restitution to the restaurant and its employees.

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  10. W-B Township police seek Target shoplifterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | The Citizens' Voice

    BARRE TOWNSHIP POLICE This man is the prime suspect in the theft of four Beats headphones valued at $700 from Target in Wilkes-Barre Township Commons on Saturday. The man seen in the footage is the prime suspect in the theft of four Beats headphones valued at $700 from the Target department store in Wilkes-Barre Township Commons on Saturday, police said, in a news release.

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  11. Police report multiple incidents following Eric Church concert at arenaRead the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | The Citizens' Voice

    Wilkes-Barre Township police reported several incidents following Friday night's Eric Church concert at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. a A man told police that as he was exiting the arena parking lot, a white Dodge Ram pulled in front of his Jeep and struck its front end, then drove off from the scene of the crash.

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  12. Photo: Warren Ruda, License: N/A, Created: 2015:03:09 16:07:40Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | The Citizens' Voice

    When vetting candidates for grand marshal of the city's St. Patrick's Day parade, Mayor Tom Leighton said he considers Irish family roots and community involvement. Four men fit the bill this year, and Leighton said he didn't feel right appointing only one.

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  13. Eric Church thrills fans at sold-out arena showRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | The Citizens' Voice

    RALPH FRANCELLO / FOR THE CITIZENS' VOICE Eric Church performs for a sold-out crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Friday. The country musician blew away the sold-out crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township.

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  14. Burglary reported at That Bounce PlaceRead the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | The Citizens' Voice

    A store manager reported that someone broke into the business, off Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, sometime between 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and 2:43 a.m. Thursday, according to police. The burglar broke open several machines, a cash register and a safe, police said.

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  15. Leighton defends decision to refinance city's bondsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | The Citizens' Voice

    A resident railed against Mayor Tom Leighton during Thursday's city council meeting when the mayor touted almost $2 million in savings from refinancing efforts. The city in a news release issued earlier in the day said it successfully sold $30 million worth of new bonds on March 4. The proceeds of the new issue will be used to refinance the city's 2005C bonds and 2007A bonds.

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  16. William Wilde will be Wilkes-Barre Township's 'Mayor for a Day'Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 12 | The Citizens' Voice

    In one of the oldest traditions honoring a Wilkes-Barre Township resident of Irish descent, Mayor Carl Kuren announced his selection of William Wilde as "Mayor for a Day" at the recent March council meeting. Wilde will assume his duties on March 17 and will be honored as mayor that day.

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  17. Traffic advisory issued for Friday night near arenaRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 12 | The Citizens' Voice

    Wilkes-Barre Township police have issued a traffic advisory for Friday night in the area of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. A scheduled concert by Eric Church at the arena combined with normally heavy Friday traffic volume could lead to gridlock in the area, according to police.

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  18. Meeting set to discuss status of HB/SB 76Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 12 | The Citizens' Voice

    Luzerne County Property Owners, Wilkes-Barre Taxpayers Association and Mountain Top on the Move will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Wilkes-Barre Township Municipal Building, 125 Watson St., to report on the status House Bill/Senate Bill 76, which calls for the elimination of school property taxes, and Gov. Tom Wolf's recent proposal to raise sales and income tax to lower school property taxes. We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines: To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID.

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  19. A baby and big performance for country rocker Eric ChurchRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Citizens' Voice

    February 2015 was a big month for musician Eric Church -he welcomed his second son just a week after he made his Grammy stage debut. He'll perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township.

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  20. Police Blotter 3/11/15Read the original story

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Citizens' Voice

    The resident said someone called him claiming he had just won $2.5 million and then was asked for his credit card information. When the resident said he knew it was a scam, the caller stated that he would come to his house and blow it up.

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