A driver trying to make a U-turn on a dead-end street hit and damaged two houses Friday night in Luzerne County. A tow truck driver was called to Harding Street in Dupont around 7 p.m. to haul away the car.
WNEP-TV Moosic, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 10:50 PM
It was one of the biggest shopping days of the year. But when Luzerne County employees awoke Friday morning, they found their paychecks had not been deposited into their bank accounts as promised, a lapse a union boss called "atrocious."
The Morning Call, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 09:43 PM
About 1,200 government employees in Luzerne County are being paid late on Black Friday after the person in charge of payroll was on vacation and did not approve an electronic transfer. The Citizens Voice' newspaper of Wilkes-Barre reported that some employees were paid in the early afternoon, while payments were in the works for others.
Pocono Record, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 08:44 PM
Anyone remember that lofty goal of the "No Child Left Behind" law? Public schools across the state and nation scrambled to have 100 percent of students scoring "proficient" or better on standardized math and reading tests by 2014. Well, 2014 is here, the tests have been scored, and the number of local schools meeting that goal is: Zero.
The Times Leader, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 05:03 PM
Two friends were sentenced in Luzerne County Court this week for cheating an insurance company when they provided false information about a car crash on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Judge Tina Polachek Gartley sentenced Jennifer C. Apollon, 31, of Beverly Drive, Edwardsville, and Lisa G. Moore, 49, of Birney Avenue, Scranton, to 18 months in the county's Accelerated Rehabilitation Program, a special probation program for first-time non-violent offenders.
The Times Leader, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 04:05 PM
A second homeless man was sentenced to state prison this week for his role in burglarizing a beer distributor and smashing open a vehicle at a construction site in Pittston. Luzerne County Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. sentenced Thomas Gale, 38, to two to four years in prison on three counts of criminal conspiracy and a single count of receiving stolen property.
The Times Leader, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 04:00 PM
The Luzerne County Commission on Economic Opportunity needed volunteers to bring Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins this year more than ever. Not because more people in need asked for a special meal, but because this Thanksgiving looks more like Christmas, and the Commission needed volunteers to risk driving on snowy and icy roads.
WNEP-TV Moosic, Thu, Nov 27 2014 @ 06:33 PM