New works of poetry and accompanying photography, displayed on placards normally used for advertising, are once again being placed inside Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses for the 2014-2015 edition of the Poetry in Transit initiative. Eleven new placards showcasing the original work of 11 area poets were unveiled Friday at Barnes Noble in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
Norwalk Citizen News, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 01:27 PM
A fire at a double-block home in Wilkes-Barre forced out a couple and their dog early Monday morning. The Wilkes-Barre Fire Department was dispatched to 136/138 Poplar St. just before 1 a.m. Fire Chief Jay Delaney said no one was inside of 138 Poplar St., where the fire started.
The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Dec 22 2014 @ 12:02 PM
A Nanticoke woman who called 911 to report she had overdosed on drugs was first rescued, then arrested on Saturday. Cheryl Kemper, 31, called emergency dispatchers at about 1:30 p.m. and said she had taken too much "meth," had a chemical burn on her arm and a blood clot moving in her arm.
The Citizens' Voice, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 04:14 AM
The state Superior Court upheld the lengthy prison sentence and designation of a sexually violent predator for a Hazleton man. Lanning Vagts, 49, formerly of Hollywood Boulevard, pleaded guilty Feb. 14, 2013, for sexually assaulting a girl for nearly eight years until 2004, when she turned 16. State police at Hazleton said Vagts frequently assaulted the girl and became jealous of the girl's friends.
The Times Leader, Mon, Dec 22 2014 @ 09:40 AM
For the study in its entirety, visit http://ethics.harvard.edu/blog/measuring-illegal-and-legal-corruption-american-states-some-results-safra Pennsylvania scored 2.5, between slightly and moderately common, in the executive branch. The state scored a 4, very common, for the legislative branch and a 2, slightly common for the judicial branch.
The Times Leader, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 05:31 PM
Ava Nulton 5 talks with Santa Claus about her wish list. Children of Wilkes-Barre Township were invited to the party at the Fire Hall, each child left with a bag of goodies and a toy of their choice that had been collected by civic organizations in the community.Aimee Dilger Ava Nulton 5 talks with Santa Claus about her wish list.
The Times Leader, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 04:57 PM
Luzerne County Council's decision to repeal the homestead property tax exemption will cost the vast majority of homeowners significantly more than a proposed 4 percent property tax hike would have, according to numbers reviewed by The Citizens' Voice. The homestead exemption, which resulted in the first $10,000 of assessed value for primary residences being exempt from taxation, was worth $57 per home this year.
The Citizens' Voice, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 04:15 AM
After climbing a ladder Jessica Shultz reaches her arms towards the sky and removes a black bag from a street sign bearing her daughter's name. The road leading from Wyoming Avenue to the Luzerne County Recreation Fields is now called Camryn Way.
WNEP-TV Moosic, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 11:44 PM