Saturday, April 19, 2014


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Luzerne County assistant solicitor David Schwager wrote a letter to the court seeking leniency for developer Robert Mericle, but Schwager made no mention of his county position or even that he is an attorney.

County employees among Mericle letter writers

Apr 18

County policy unclear if leniency request break any rules


Luzerne County assistant solicitor David Schwager wrote a letter to the court seeking leniency for developer Robert Mericle, but Schwager made no mention of his county position or even that he is an attorney.
JACKSON TWP. — A correctional officer was stabbed in the facial area by an inmate serving a life sentence inside the State Correctional Institution at Dallas Thursday night.

Correctional officer stabbed by inmate

Apr 18

Sources: Convicted murderer ambushed guard with homemade weapon


State: WB Area got $164,424 more than it should have

Apr 18

Faulty reporting of student enrollment in ‘vocational education’ led district to receive extra funds


WILKES-BARRE — Diamond City Partnership Executive Director Larry Newman said Friday he wishes he could be more enthusiastic about the Forbes Magazine ranking that put the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton metropolitan area as the eighth best place in the U.S. to raise a...

Region gets high praise from Forbes

Apr 18

Magazine ranks Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 8th best place to raise a family


WILKES-BARRE — City and state police investigators teamed up to arrest seven people — three of whom who had Philadelphia addresses — in four separate drug buy-bust operations. The busts Thursday netted large amount of heroin, crack cocaine and two...

7 arrested on drug trafficking charges

Apr 18

Large of amount of heroin, crack cocaine and two guns confiscated


HARRISBURG — The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources doesn't believe natural gas development is having catastrophic effects in state forests, but there are impacts, and a new in-depth study points out the side effects of drilling in state...

DCNR report details fracking impact on state parks

Apr 18

State forests nearest Luzerne County that have drilling are in Pike and Lycoming counties


Help for those recovering to get jobs

Apr 18

Employment fairs scheduled for those going through justice system


SHAVERTOWN — Taking a goat for a walk on a leash was not something 16-year-old Florine Cardin of France expected to do in the United States.

Teen visitors give Hillside Farms a French flair

Apr 18

Foreign students get first-hand look at historic Back Mountain farm


KINGSTON — Borough police on Friday made an arrest in connection with the robbery of Honesdale National Bank on Thursday after a police officer recognized the suspect from a surveillance video photo.

Kingston man arrested for bank robbery

Apr 18

Police say Kenneth Delicati robbed Honesdale National Bank


Energy independence. Russia and Ukraine. Keeping the seas safe for commerce.

Lugar will speak of energy, foreign policy in Wilkes speech

Apr 18

Longtime Indiana senator to deliver Rosenn Lecture


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