According to police, the tip led them to match surveillance video of McDonough at the bank to surveillance video of him cashing a paycheck at a supermarket earlier in the day.
WNEP-TV Moosic, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 08:09 PM
A supermarket butcher is behind bars after telling police that he robbed a northeastern Pennsylvania bank after blowing his paycheck at a popular casino. Police in Avoca, Luzerne County, arrested McDonough Saturday after a tipster identified him as the suspect who robbed a PNC Bank branch on Friday.
Philly.com, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 01:22 PM
The Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority Tuesday amended its three-year contract with Brozena Consulting to increase the maximum payment by $10,000 to $35,000 to help the authority finish mitigation work related to the Wyoming Valley Levee-Raising Project. But Authority Executive Director Chris Belleman said that does not mean Jim Brozena of West Pittston, Belleman's predecessor at the authority, would necessarily be paid the maximum.
The Times Leader, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 08:40 AM
As gourmet popcorn continues to grow in popularity, popcorn shops have been popping up in Luzerne County with unique flavors ranging from Parmesan and garlic to caramel apple. Reba Kolbeck opened Pittston Popcorn Co.
The Times-Tribune, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 08:00 AM
A former Pittston Township police officer fired amid allegations that he had sex with a female detainee is now on the beat in Avoca. When Avoca council approved the hiring of part-time police officer Jonathan Alaimo in July, it marked nearly six years since a contentious firing from Pittston Township.
The Citizens' Voice, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 12:56 AM
In 1999, the state Supreme Court ruled that the question of state school funding was a political issue for the Legislature, not one for the judiciary. Now, a new lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court last week once again seeks a judicial order, this time armed with state test results showing schools failing to meet state academic standards and a study commissioned by the Legislature quantifying the disparity in resources.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 12:10 AM
Seven Luzerne County residents were arrested this month after a federal grand jury indicted them on charges related to the unlawful distribution of bath salts. The seven suspects participated in a bath salts distribution and trafficking ring, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Citizens' Voice, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 04:09 AM
A school bus drops students off at Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center, which had the highest number of school saftey offenses in the latest annual state School Safety Reports. Overall, the number of incidents at the school and across the county has been declining.
The Times Leader, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 04:08 PM