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  • Wild testimonies of near-death experiences in NEPA

    Tears swelled the eyes of Cindy Kraintz from Sweet Valley at the thought of not being alive to watch her oldest son, Tommy, grow up. Weekender, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 08:05 AM
  • Accident closes section of Route 309 North

    A section of Route 309 North in Hanover Township, south of Wilkes-Barre, is closed due to an accident as of 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday. A vehicle traveling north on Route 309 went over an embankment, according to a Luzerne County 911 dispatch supervisor. The Citizens' Voice, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 07:37 PM
  • Police respond to two armed robberies at Turkey Hill stores

    The first robbery occurred on Hazle Street around 7:30 p.m., when a male about 5 feet 10 inches wearing a hunter green zip-up hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a bandanna entered the store with a handgun, demanding cash, said police. Witnesses told police that the suspect fled the store on foot with an undetermined amount of cash, heading east onto Nicholson Street prior to police arrival. The Citizens' Voice, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 11:01 AM
  • LCTA public official liability insurance spikes because of lawsuits

    The Luzerne County Transportation Authority's public official liability insurance will more than double in cost this year because of the number of claims that have been filed against the authority. Joseph Joyce of Joyce Insurance Group, the authority's insurance broker, attended the authority's work session on Tuesday and briefed the board on insurance policy renewals for 2015. The Times Leader, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 10:30 PM
  • Crain out, Ruby back as RailRiders G.M.

    In a stunning late morning conference call the new owners of the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders made a major front office move as RailRiders President and G.M. Rob Crain announced that he will step down in that role. Jeremy Ruby, the teams' Executive VP of Operations, will take over the G.M. role on interim basis for the 2015 season. WNEP-TV Moosic, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 07:28 PM
  • Wilkes-Barre Twp. Fire Department hands over records, promises public meeting

    With a three-year-long theft scandal concluded and a new president at the helm, it appears the township fire department finally might be getting back on track. Richard Hart, the Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department's newly-elected president, handed over department financial records to township council President Gerald Shinal at Monday's council work session. The Times Leader, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 09:40 PM
  • Jeremy Ruby back in familiar role with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

    Rob Crain and Jeremy Ruby share a laugh during a press conference in 2012 announcing the franchise's new management. On Tuesday, it was announced that Ruby would be the team's interim general manager, replacing Crain. The Times Leader, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 06:15 PM
  • Wilkes students offer free tax assistance

    SUBMITTED PHOTO Student coordinators for Wilkes University's Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program are, from left, Don Kiangsari, Nathan Franko, David Benway, Tyler Whitecomb and Alexandra Hoops. Accounting students at Wilkes University's Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership will offer free tax assistance to the public through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The Citizens' Voice, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 04:09 AM
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