Latest Wilkes-Barre News

Man convicted of first-degree murder in girlfriend's death

Sep. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found in his sport-utility vehicle in northeastern Pennsylvania three years ago. Jurors in Luzerne County who heard three days of testimony took only...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sept. 11, 2021. Editorial: A lawsuit built on hypocrisy Fourteen Republican members of the state House have filed a legal challenge to the law that allowed no-excuse mail-in voting — a law that 11 of those esteemed...

Self-defense argued in slaying of woman found dead in SUV

Sep. 15, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with criminal homicide in the death of a woman whose body was found in his sport utility vehicle in northeastern Pennsylvania three years ago is arguing that her death was self-defense. Luzerne County prosecutors characterize...

Woman who coughed on market produce, claimed virus gets jail

Aug. 24, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to coughing and spitting on food at a supermarket in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced Tuesday to at least a year in jail. Margaret Ann Cirko, 37, pleaded guilty in June to a felony...

Girl calls scars, shark tooth necklace ‘souvenirs’ of attack

Aug. 14, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Days after getting bitten by a shark, Jordan Prushinski asked her parents to buy her a shark tooth necklace at a gift shop just as her family was leaving Ocean City, Maryland. “It will be a souvenir of the incident. I was bitten by a shark,...

Library book returned after 50 years with $20 bill

Aug. 04, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Pa. (AP) — A book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania, officials said. The Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice reports that the 1967 copy of “Coins You Can Collect" by Burton Hobson arrived last...