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 2019-08-17 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

INDYCAR: Defending race champ Rossi looks for Pocono repeat...

To have a shot at winning the NTT IndyCar Series championship, Alexander Rossi feels he needs to win at least one of the four remaining races. With two wins — at Long Beach and Road America — Rossi is second in the standings, 16 points behind ...

 2019-08-17 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Trump takes credit for Shell project...

You, Pennsylvania taxpayer, have much more to do than President Donald Trump does with the ongoing construction of a massive Shell petrochemical refinery at Monaca, Beaver County....

 2019-08-16 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

WVC GOLF ROUNDUP: Royals, Warriors open season with victories...

At Lehman Golf Course, Holy Redeemer's Martin Cryan fired a 1-over-par 35 and helped the Royals cruise past Berwick, 147-189 in their WVC golf season opener on Thursday. In addition to Cryan, the medalist, Matt Williams and Jack Gallis each shot 37 fo...

 2019-08-16 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Security on Tomato Festival planners' minds...

Organizing security has always been part of a planning a public event, but in the wake of tragedies like a shooting in July at a California festival, it has been "more and more" on the minds of people tasked with planning for and protecting the Pi...

 2019-08-16 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Hanover Area approves short term loan due to tax bill delay...

HANOVER TWP. — The Hanover Area School Board voted Thursday for a resolution to borrow at least $2.5 million in response to a delay in mailing school tax bills. The delay stems from computer problems following a cyber attack that targeted Luzerne Co...

 2019-08-15 21:15 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Sister: Earnhardt Jr. 'safe' after plane crash in Tennessee...

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was taken to a hospital after his plane crashed in east Tennessee. The NASCAR television analyst and former driver's sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that "everyone is safe and has been taken ...

 2019-08-15 14:29 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Philadelphia gunman identified after hourslong standoff...

PHILADELPHIA — An hourslong standoff where a gunman shot at police, wounding six of them, as he was barricaded inside a Philadelphia home somehow ended with no fatalities....

 2019-08-15 14:29 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

6 police shot in standoff that 'could have been far worse'...

PHILADELPHIA — A gunman holed up for 7 hours in a Philadelphia rowhouse, firing on police and wounding six in a dramatic standoff that trapped two officers inside all while the commissioner and his attorney tried to negotiate his surrender....

 2019-08-14 21:34 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Police: Gunman shooting at police officers in Philadelphia...

PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say several Philadelphia police officers have been injured in an "active and ongoing" shooting situation in the city. Sgt....

 2019-08-14 21:34 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Gunman wounds at least 6 Philadelphia police; 2 more trapped...

PHILADELPHIA — At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in a Philadelphia neighborhood, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the evening, including a potential hostage situ...

 2019-08-13 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Trump is the 'brutal bully'...

Editor: So Mr. Trump, we really don't understand how an "exceptionally stable genius" like you continues in put up with the likes of "low IQ losers" like the rest of us....

 2019-08-13 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Today's Hot Shot...

Joe Buczynski of Wilkes-Barre submitted this photo of what he described as "a beautiful evening at the Sacred Heart bazaar in Dupont."...

 2019-08-13 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Woman faces charges after cookware attack in Wilkes-Barre...

A dispute that began with a request for a cigarette led to an attempted stabbing and an attack with a cooking pot at the Sherman Hills Apartments, according to police. Kenea C....

 2019-08-13 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Nanticoke arms dealer case centers on national security question...

Whether a Nanticoke arms dealer evaded national security controls by shipping two rifle scopes bound for Russia will have a major impact on the sentence he receives....

 2019-08-13 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Hasten switch from nuclear power to natural gas and renewables...

Is it time to shut down nuclear power plants? Some opponents of nuclear power say the plants never should have been built in the first place. I disagree. Nuclear power is safe, reliable and emission-free....

 2019-08-13 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Former Illinois Gov.Blagojevic earned jail...

President Donald Trump, who apparently thinks Democratic former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevic was convicted of 17 felonies merely for being a braggart, has said that he seriously is considering commuting his sentence....

 2019-08-12 16:01 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Woman charged in Sherman Hills cookware attack...

WILKES-BARRE — A dispute that began with a request for a cigarette led to an attempted stabbing and an attack with a cooking pot at the Sherman Hills Apartments, according to police. Kenea C....

 2019-08-12 14:42 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Wilkes-Barre police searching for man following vandalism at Planned Parenthood...

WILKES-BARRE — Police are looking for a man who broke into the Planned Parenthood clinic at 101 N. Main St. overnight, smashed windows and vandalized it. Melissa Reed, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone, said surveillance images show a...

 2019-08-12 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Police: Man shot at W-B home, then killed self...

A man shot and killed himself in his car in Nanticoke after shooting at a Wilkes-Barre home in a domestic altercation early Sunday morning, according to police. It was among three incidents involving gunfire in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, two of which happene...

 2019-08-12 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Scheduled roadwork 8/12/19...

The state Department of Transportation announced the following roadwork projects in Luzerne County: Interstate 81 Baseball traffic: There will be traffic issues at Davis Street, I-81 and Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, at the beginning and end of RailRider...

 2019-08-12 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Officials pay back taxes at planned hotel site in W-B...

WILKES-BARRE — Officials who plan to build a $35 million hotel and conference center downtown have paid back taxes on the South Main Street site after receiving some hefty tax assessment reductions....

 2019-08-12 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Police: Man shot at Wilkes-Barre home, then killed self...

A man shot and killed himself in his car in Nanticoke after shooting at a Wilkes-Barre home in a domestic altercation early Sunday morning, according to police. It was among three incidents involving gunfire in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, two of which happene...

 2019-08-11 19:11 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Police: Man shot up W-B home, then killed himself...

A man shot and killed himself in Nanticoke after shooting up a home in Wilkes-Barre early Sunday morning, according to police. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at an Oak Street residence at 3:46 a.m., Wilkes-Barre police said in a news releas...

 2019-08-11 18:44 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Police: Man shot up house, then killed himself...

A man shot and killed himself in Nanticoke after shooting up a home in Wilkes-Barre early Sunday morning, according to police. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at an Oak Street residence at 3:46 a.m., Wilkes-Barre police said in a news releas...

 2019-08-11 17:52 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Police: Man wounded in drive-by shooting in W-B early Sunday...

WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that wounded a Wilkes-Barre man early Sunday morning. Officers encountered two men in the area of South Pennsylvania Avenue and East Northampton Street at 3:39 a.m., city police said in a n...

 2019-08-11 08:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Today's Hot Shot...

Joe Buczynski of Wilkes-Barre submitted this photo of what he described as "a beautiful evening at the Sacred Heart bazaar in Dupont."...

 2019-08-11 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Newspaper needs a name change...

Editor: Have you said anything good about President Trump in two and a half years? Perhaps, you should rename your paper the Democratic Voice. Tom Sayles TUNKHANNOCK...

 2019-08-11 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Tool reveals mental health care needs...

An ongoing national epidemic of mass shootings has exposed stupid public policy regarding gun control and public safety. And it has raised the question of whether better mental health care might thwart some killers....

 2019-08-10 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

We must limit fireworks sales...

Editor: For a week before, the day of and for days after the Fourth of July, there were fireworks and explosions heard all around the area of Kingston. Besides them coming out of the blue, and sometimes late into the night, it's impossible to know if ...

 2019-08-10 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

School tax rates keep on climbing...

Property taxes continue to increase in Luzerne County school districts. The tax rate is going up in eight of 12 districts. The Crestwood School Board approved the largest tax increase in Luzerne County....

 2019-08-09 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Today's Hot Shot...

Rick Voelker of Wilkes-Barre photographed this fawn. He wrote, "This little guy (or girl) stopped while crossing the road to take a better look at me and allowed me to take this photo."...

 2019-08-09 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Free KI tablets available for those near nuclear plant...

The Department of Health will offer free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets Aug. 22 to Pennsylvanians who live or work within 10 miles of the state's five nuclear power plants....

 2019-08-09 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Arrests made in deadly shootout at Scranton club...

SCRANTON — An off-duty security guard acted in self-defense when he shot and wounded three men, one fatally, during a Mother's Day shootout outside a North Scranton after-hours club, an investigation concluded....

 2019-08-09 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Volunteer fire companies receive state grants...

Three volunteer fire companies in Luzerne County will receive state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources wildfire-fighting grants. They include: Hazle Township Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, $3,211; Huntington Valley Volunteer Fire Company, ...

 2019-08-08 14:26 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

W-B man arrested in deadly Scranton shooting...

SCRANTON — Investigators today charged two men in connection with the deadly Mother's Day shootout outside a North Scranton after-hours club. James Montalvo-Gaston, 20, 805 S....

 2019-08-08 14:26 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Wilkes-Barre man arrested in deadly Scranton shooting...

SCRANTON — Investigators today charged two men in connection with the deadly Mother's Day shootout outside a North Scranton after-hours club. James Montalvo-Gaston, 20, 805 S....

 2019-08-08 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Poll: Overhaul of Pa. tax system has big public support...

Majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents think Pennsylvania's tax system needs overhauling and favor broader, statewide taxes to reduce or replace school property taxes, a new Franklin & Marshall College poll released Wednesday....

 2019-08-08 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

We must do something...

Even after a horrific weekend of mass shootings, people who actually could do something about it offer deflection rather than solutions. President Donald Trump pointed to mental illness and, incredibly, news reporting as the problem....

 2019-08-07 15:33 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Stocks slide as rate cuts stoke fear of an economic slowdown...

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell broadly in midday trading Wednesday as central banks around the world cut interest rates and increased fears that global growth is being crimped by the U.S.-China trade war....

 2019-08-07 14:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Trump heads to Dayton, El Paso, facing protests...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump headed to El Paso and Dayton on Wednesday to offer a message of healing and unity, but he will be met by unusual hostility in both places by people who fault his own incendiary words as a contributing cause to the...

 2019-08-07 14:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

'Do something!' Protests dog Trump's Ohio shooting visit...

DAYTON, Ohio — Pain and anger from the weekend's mass shooting were visible and audible Wednesday as people in Dayton, Ohio, greeted President Donald Trump's visit with the city's new rallying cry: "Do something!...

 2019-08-06 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Woman charged with firing shot toward crowd in W-B...

A woman charged with being part of a heroin-trafficking operation earlier this year is now accused of firing a shot into a crowd of people at a house Sunday evening. Zakiyyah N. Long, 21, of 31 N....

 2019-08-06 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Calif. goes too far on tax returns...

All of the Democratic candidates for president have released their tax returns for multiple years. So Americans at least are assured that those candidates are not in debt to interests hostile to the United States, that they actually have paid taxes, have ...

 2019-08-06 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Vintage warplanes will return to Hazleton...

The Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour will touch down at the Hazleton Regional Airport later this month. The tour has brought World War II aircraft to the area in previous years, but this year, it is flying in a new addition....

 2019-08-05 20:58 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Stocks plunge to their worst loss of the year as trade war escalates...

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss of the year Monday and investors around the world scrambled to sell on worries about how much President Donald Trump's worsening trade war will damage the global economy....

 2019-08-05 18:57 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Associated Press explains: What is the online forum 8chan?...

NEW YORK — An anonymous online forum called 8chan has drawn attention in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio because violent U.S. extremists have used it to share tips and encourage one another....

 2019-08-05 16:33 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

2 El Paso victims die at hospital, raising death toll to 22...

EL PASO, Texas — Two more victims of the mass shooting at a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas, over the weekend died at a hospital on Monday, raising the death toll for the attack to 22. Dr....

 2019-08-05 15:18 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Trump says he wants stronger gun checks, gives few details...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday condemned weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio as barbaric crimes "against all humanity" and called for bipartisan cooperation to respond to an epidemic of gun violence....

 2019-08-05 15:10 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Woman charged with firing shot toward crowd...

WILKES-BARRE — A woman charged with being part of a heroin-trafficking operation earlier this year is now accused of firing a shot into a crowd of people at a house Sunday evening. Zakiyyah N. Long, 21, of 31 N....

 2019-08-05 04:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Casey: Trump's policy is to 'divide'...

Republican senators' fear of backlash from their base contributes to a lack of consensus in the Senate on comprehensive immigration reform, Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey told the editorial board of The Times-Tribune, a Times-Shamrock newspaper....

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