Latest Wilkes-Barre News

Parents of gunman settle suit over police barracks ambush

Dec. 03, 2022 16:15 PM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a gunman who killed a Pennsylvania state trooper and permanently disabled another eight years ago in an ambush of a police barracks have settled a lawsuit that accused them of partial responsibility for the attack. Tiffany Dickson, widow of Cpl....

Feds: Pilot spoke of plane issue before crash that killed 2

Nov. 30, 2022 13:17 PM EST

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Federal investigators say the pilot of a small experimental plane spoke of a problem with the aircraft shortly before it went down in a northeastern Pennsylvania farm last month, killing himself and another person. Authorities in Luzerne County said the...

Democrats buoyed by election returns in Pennsylvania House

Nov. 09, 2022 15:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are likely to make significant gains in the chamber, and some even see hope they could retake the majority once smoke clears from the Tuesday election they began with a 23-seat gap behind the Republicans. ...

Remains identified as those of girl, 14, missing since 1969

Oct. 04, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Remains found a decade ago have been identified as those of a teenager girl who went missing in northeastern Pennsylvania more than a half-century ago, state police said. State police in Wilkes-Barre said Tuesday that the remains were identified as those of...

Police: Man killed by troopers after hitting 1, striking SUV

Oct. 02, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — State police shot and killed a man who struck a trooper with his pickup truck and then crashed into a police sport utility vehicle after an altercation at a northeastern Pennsylvania bar, authorities said. State police and Luzerne County prosecutors said troopers...