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 2021-02-28 05:15 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

The week in images...

This compilation of the top local photos of the past week, as taken by Citizens' Voice photographers, highlights the news of the past week in images....

 2021-02-28 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Wilkes-Barre specialty hospital installs technology to kill COVID-19...

WILKES-BARRE — On the seventh floor of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital CEO David Long showed new technology that is designed to kill COVID-19 and other airborne...

 2021-02-28 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Despite moratorium, some eviction cases moving forward...

For landlords like Dan Warakomski, managing properties during a global pandemic that has cost some tenants their livelihoods has been a challenge....

 2021-02-28 01:28 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Luzerne County reports 45 new positive COVID-19 cases Saturday; four more deaths...

Luzerne County reported 45 new positive COVID-19 cases and four new deaths, according to information provided Saturday by the state's department of health....

 2021-02-27 23:33 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

J&J's 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with...

 2021-02-27 21:46 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Pennsylvania says schools can delay standardized tests until the fall...

Pennsylvania will give public schools the option to delay federally required standardized testing until the fall, state Department of Education officials announced Saturday....

 2021-02-27 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Nearly $3.6 million in grants will go to Luzerne County small businesses...

Luzerne County was awarded $3,595,181 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that will be awarded as grants to help small businesses struggling to recover from the COVID-19...

 2021-02-27 03:10 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Luzerne County unfairly burdened by I-80 toll proposal, local leaders say...

Luzerne County leaders say residents and businesses will be unfairly burdened by a proposal to toll two bridges along Interstate 80....

 2021-02-26 22:16 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight...

 2021-02-26 21:41 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Wilkes-Barre firefighter hires will allow staffing at South Station...

WILKES-BARRE — A U.S. Marine, a former New York City firefighter and the grandson of a fire chief joined the ranks of the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department with a swearing-in ceremony...

 2021-02-26 20:07 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Plymouth man avoiding 'feds' bursts into strangers' home...

A Plymouth man is jailed without bail after bursting into the home of strangers seeking refuge because he thought the...

 2021-02-26 17:29 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

67 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Friday...

Luzerne County has 67 new positive COVID-19 cases and one new death, according to information provided Friday by the state's department of health....

 2021-02-26 16:50 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Luzerne County residents unfairly burdened by toll proposal, local leaders say...

Luzerne County leaders say that residents and businesses will be unfairly burdened by a proposal to toll two bridges along Interstate 80....

 2021-02-26 15:53 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Plymouth man avoiding 'feds' bursts into strangers' home...

A Plymouth man is jailed without bail after bursting into the home of strangers seeking refuge because he thought the...

 2021-02-26 14:32 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Fidelity Bank to acquire Landmark Community Bank...

Dunmore-based Fidelity Bank announced plans Friday to acquire the Pittston-based Landmark Community Bank....

 2021-02-26 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Radle resigns GOP post; cites election board controversy...

Luzerne County Councilwoman Kendra Radle has resigned as vice chair of the county Republican Party, following the appointment of Councilman Stephen J. Urban as chairman of the county board of...

 2021-02-26 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

County council might declare election board seats vacant; could lead to litigation...

Luzerne County Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss and possibly take action related to the appointment of Councilman Stephen J. Urban as chairman of the county board...

 2021-02-26 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Court Notes 2/26/21...

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS...

 2021-02-25 21:28 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Safety measures remain as in-person court resumes...

With the COVID-19-inspired judicial emergency set to expire at the end of the week, officials are reminding visitors to the Luzerne County Courthouse that safety protocols will remain in effect...

 2021-02-25 19:20 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Safety measures remain as in-person court resumes...

With the COVID-19-inspired judicial emergency set to expire at the end of the week, officials are reminding visitors to the Luzerne County Courthouse that safety protocols will remain in effect...

 2021-02-25 18:38 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Hanover Twp. man pleads to drug, weapons charges...

A Hanover Twp. man has pleaded guilty to federal drug and weapons charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office....

 2021-02-25 18:37 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Duryea man charged with assaulting, threatening mother...

An intoxicated Duryea man pulled a knife on his own mother and punched her in the head because she called the police on him during a domestic dispute, police said....

 2021-02-25 18:05 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

71 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Thursday...

Luzerne County has 71 new positive COVID-19 cases and two new deaths, according to information provided Thursday by the state's department of health....

 2021-02-25 15:17 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Winning lottery ticket worth $100,000 sold in Luzerne County...

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold for the Feb. 24 drawing matched all five balls drawn, 1-6-8-23-28, to win $100,000, less withholding....

 2021-02-25 15:14 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Hanover Twp. man pleads to drug, weapons charges...

A Hanover Twp. man has pleaded guilty to federal drug and weapons charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office....

 2021-02-25 15:14 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Duryea man charged with assaulting, threatening mother...

An intoxicated Duryea man pulled a knife on his own mother and punched her in the head because she called the police on him during a domestic dispute, according to...

 2021-02-25 14:16 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

2 found with drugs during Wilkes-Barre Twp. search...

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police investigating a report of drug trafficking at the East End Center say they found two people in possession of drugs....

 2021-02-25 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Court Notes 2/25/21...

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS...

 2021-02-25 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Downtown Wilkes-Barre office workers will miss "The Shoe Guy"...

Downtown Wilkes-Barre office workers say they are going to miss Tony "The Shoe Guy" Bonczewski, who died earlier this week at age 91, days after he retired....

 2021-02-25 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Local providers receive over 14,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses this week...

Although Luzerne County COVID-19 vaccine providers received no vaccine shipments last week because of winter storms, they got a major shot in the arm this week....

 2021-02-25 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Paul Maher, "right hand man" to ex-congressman Kanjorski, remembered following death at age 87...

Paul Maher is being remembered as a savvy political and community leader in the region who seemingly had connections everywhere that helped guide former U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski's 26 years...

 2021-02-25 03:29 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID...

WASHINGTON — Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released Wednesday by U.S. regulators that sets the stage for a final decision...

 2021-02-25 00:21 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash 'purely an accident'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as "purely an accident...

 2021-02-25 00:05 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Health network allowed employees' kin to skip vaccine line...

One of Pennsylvania's largest health networks allowed employees' family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply....

 2021-02-24 23:34 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Councilman Stephen J. Urban appointed chair of election board; solicitor says that violates charter...

Luzerne County Councilman Stephen J. Urban was appointed chairman of the county board of elections on Wednesday, despite county chief solicitor Romilda Crocamo's opinion that the county charter prohibits him...

 2021-02-24 19:44 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Geisinger allowed employees' kin to skip vaccine line...

One of Pennsylvania's largest health networks allowed employees' family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply....

 2021-02-24 19:30 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Legalizing marijuana gets first GOP sponsor in Pennsylvania...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Forthcoming legislation to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania, announced Wednesday, is believed to be the first with a Republican as an author, although it likely faces the...

 2021-02-24 17:06 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

73 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Wednesday...

Luzerne County has 73 new positive COVID-19 cases and two new deaths, according to information provided Wednesday by the state's department of health....

 2021-02-24 15:45 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Lawmakers unhappy about tolls reminded of law they passed...

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state lawmakers unhappy Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is considering tolling nine major bridges were warned about that prospect when they passed legislation in 2012 delegating approval to...

 2021-02-24 14:28 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

FDA says J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID; final decision soon...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new...

 2021-02-24 14:26 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Woods faces hard recovery from serious injuries in car crash...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a career filled with remarkable comebacks, Tiger Woods faces his toughest recovery of all....

 2021-02-24 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Court Notes 2/24/21...

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS...

 2021-02-24 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

COVID-19 vaccinations complete at all Pa. nursing homes...

Every nursing home resident and staffer in Pennsylvania who wanted COVID-19 vaccinations have received them, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday....

 2021-02-24 03:50 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Grocery stores struggling to keep cat food in stock...

Cat owners may find some bare shelves in the pet food aisles at local grocery stores....

 2021-02-24 02:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Wyoming Area to disclose school reopening plans March 4...

The Wyoming Area School Board is going to meet March 4 to disclose school reopening plans, and Superintendent Janet Serino plans to return next week after recovering from COVID-19....

 2021-02-23 20:55 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

State police move into new headquarters to become Troop P, Wilkes-Barre...

HANOVER TWP. — Goodbye Troop P, Wyoming. Welcome Troop P, Wilkes-Barre....

 2021-02-23 20:39 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Update: Tiger Woods suffers leg injuries after California car crash...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in suburban Los Angeles and was undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. His...

 2021-02-23 19:58 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Tiger Woods taken to hospital after California car crash...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf star Tiger Woods was injured Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in Los Angeles County, authorities said....

 2021-02-23 17:06 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

50 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Tuesday...

Luzerne County has 50 new positive COVID-19 cases and six new deaths, according to information provided Tuesday by the state's department of health....

 2021-02-23 16:57 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Misericordia appoints new president...

Daniel J. Myers, professor and acting chairperson of sociology at American University, will take over as the next president of Misericordia University on July 1....

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