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 2019-12-05 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Police probe student's social media post...

WILKES-BARRE — City police are working to determine if a social media post by a student at Holy Redeemer High School was an actual threat against the school. Wilkes-Barre police Chief Joe Coffay said state police responded to a Bear Creek address Tu...

 2019-12-05 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Yori, Prociak lead King's women...

Hazleton Area graduate Mackenzie Yori scored 34 points on 11 of 21 shooting (7 of 12 on 3-pointers), leading King's to an 80-76 win at Elizabethtown. Holy Redeemer product Rebecca Prociak recorded her third double-double of the season with 20 points a...

 2019-12-04 13:18 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Watch Live at 10 AM: 'Serious misconduct' by Trump takes center stage at impeachment hearing...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is moving swiftly to weigh findings by fellow lawmakers that President Donald Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain and then obstructed Congress' investigation as possib...

 2019-12-04 13:18 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Watch Live: 'Serious misconduct' by Trump takes center stage at impeachment hearing...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing quickly burst into partisan infighting Wednesday as Democrats charged that President Donald Trump must be removed from office for enlisting foreign interference in U.S. ...

 2019-12-04 13:18 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Watch Live: Impeachment takeaways: History lessons, partisan feuds...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next phase of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with public hearings featuring professors of law who discussed the constitutional origins of Congress' impe...

 2019-12-04 13:18 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Watch: Impeachment takeaways: History lessons, partisan feuds...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next phase of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with public hearings featuring professors of law who discussed the constitutional origins of Congress' impe...

 2019-12-04 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Pa. lawmakers: Where they stand on impeachment...

The U.S. House is moving closer toward a possible vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, with a committee vote expected today that will kick-start the next steps of that probe....

 2019-12-04 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Scientists present an ancient permafrost puppy...

YAKUTSK, Russia — Russian scientists Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country's far east. Discovered last year in a lump of frozen mud near the city of Yakutsk, the puppy is unusu...

 2019-12-03 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Time to stop child vaping epidemic...

There is an epidemic spreading among our children. What is it? Vaping. Everyone knows and evidence has proven that smoking is bad and unhealthy. Fortunately, that message has helped reduce tobacco use among American teens for decades....

 2019-12-03 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Step against animal abuse...

As he signed a new law last week that marks major progress in the fight against animal abuse, President Donald Trump was on the mark in proclaiming that the law should have been passed long ago. But thanks to Republican Sen....

 2019-12-03 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Curra resigns from WVIA...

Tom Curr, who oversaw substantial growth in WVIA public radio and television's finances and programming, has resigned after six years as their leader. In a joint news release, VIA Public Media and Curr announced his departure as president and chief ex...

 2019-12-02 06:49 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Suspect dead, girl safe after Nanticoke abduction...

A 15-year-old girl is safe and the man who police say abducted her and stole a police vehicle in Nanticoke on Sunday is dead. Jordan Oliver, 20, was killed by police late Sunday night as he held the girl hostage in a wooded area of Warrior Run borough, st...

 2019-12-02 06:43 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Girl safe, suspect killed by police after Nanticoke abduction...

A 15-year-old girl is safe and the man who police say abducted her and stole a police vehicle in Nanticoke on Sunday is dead. Jordan Oliver, 20, was killed by police late Sunday night as he held the girl hostage in a wooded area of Warrior Run borough, st...

 2019-12-02 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Trump signs anti-animal cruelty legislation into law...

Calling it a policy change that "should have happened a long time ago," President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill led in part by Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey to outlaw a form of animal abuse known as "crushing."...

 2019-12-02 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Equality verified...

Regardless of whether former White House counsel Don McGahn or any other Trump administration officials ultimately testify before congressional committees looking into a litany of wrongdoing, the federal court ruling compelling McGahn to do so is a crucia...

 2019-12-01 22:34 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Amber Alert issued for teen taken hostage during theft of Nanticoke police vehicle...

Police on Sunday night were on a manhunt for a Nanticoke man who stole a city police vehicle after blasting a police officer in the face with pepper spray and taking a teenaged girl hostage. Jordan Oliver, 20, the alleged perpetrator, was still at large a...

 2019-12-01 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

My first deer: Hunters share their stories...

"My first deer? Whoa. That's going back a ways," said Greg Braskie, one of several local hunters who thought back to the first buck or doe that they shot, reflecting on an experience that young hunters are having this season, which began Satur...

 2019-12-01 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Senate won't put country first...

Editor: "Lock her up" was repeated numerous times during Donald J. Trump's 2016 campaign. He barely escaped but six of his associates are now serving prison sentences as a result of the Mueller report. Mueller was told by U.S....

 2019-12-01 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

What was the favor Trump wanted?...

Editor: So Mr. Trump, by now, you have probably figured out that we "low IQ losers" have a lot of difficulty trying to figure out what it is that you are struggling to say. The latest example is obviously the now-famous notes from the call....

 2019-11-29 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Protect American elections...

After the House Intelligence Committee wrapped up its two weeks of impeachment hearings, Congress broke for its Thanksgiving recess and President Trump and a platoon of GOP legislators took to the airwaves in an effort to convince Americans that the sky i...

 2019-11-27 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Chairman of Luzerne County Democratic Party resigns...

The chairman of the Luzerne County Democratic Party resigned Tuesday in the wake of the defection of state Sen. John Yudichak, I-14, of Plymouth Twp, pledging allegiance to his longtime friend and political ally....

 2019-11-26 19:30 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Chairman of Luzerne County Democratic Party resigns...

The chairman of the Luzerne County Democratic Party is resigning in the wake of the defection of state Sen. John Yudichak, I-14, of Plymouth Twp. Larksville Councilman Jack Pekarovsky says his loyalty to Yudichak had some people question whether he can ha...

 2019-11-26 16:04 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Jury begins deliberations on Shawn Christy case...

SCRANTON — Jurors have begun deliberations to determine Shawn Christy's guilt or innocence. Authorities charged Christy in July 2018 with making threats against President Donald Trump and with three counts of transmitting threats against Northam...

 2019-11-26 16:04 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

UPDATE: Christy guilty on all 11 counts...

SCRANTON — A jury today found Shawn Christy guilty on all 11 federal charges. Deliberations began at about 10:11 a.m. Christy was convicted of threatening President Donald Trump, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and other law enf...

 2019-11-26 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Luzerne County Drug, Alcohol head resigns...

Steven Ross has resigned as administrator of the Drug and Alcohol Program of Luzerne and Wyoming counties. Ross resigned effective at the end of last week, county Manager David Pedri announced Monday....

 2019-11-26 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Congress should impeach Trump...

Editor: It's so obvious that President Trump is guilty of quid pro quo that even Mick Mulvaney, the White House Acting Chief of Staff, admitted that "we do it all the time." To put it in plain English, Trump is guilty of trying to bribe a fore...

 2019-11-25 19:33 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Luzerne County Drug and Alcohol administrator resigns...

Steven Ross has resigned as administrator of the Drug and Alcohol Program of Luzerne and Wyoming counties. Ross resigned effective at the end of last week, county Manager David Pedri announced Monday....

 2019-11-25 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Fix Medicare drug website...

There is little bipartisan agreement under the U.S. Capitol dome these days. But one issue that has drawn broad bipartisan agreement is the need to reduce the high costs of prescription drugs....

 2019-11-24 09:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Today's Hot Shot...

Cooper O'Hara has a unique way of telling the world that he will have a new "human" baby brother in December. This image was submitted by Carol O'Hara, Wilkes-Barre....

 2019-11-23 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Noesen nets pair, Pens win streak hits 6...

One streak ended, but the more important one remains intact. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins allowed their first power-play goal since Nov. 8 — ending their run of consecutive penalty kills at 22 — but rode a multi-goal game from Stefan Noe...

 2019-11-23 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Does Trump have Messiah Complex?...

Editor: Throughout history God has used prophets, kings, presidents, and dictators to carry out his sovereign will. Nearly all of them had faults and weaknesses that should have disqualified them from leadership....

 2019-11-22 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Pike County DA asks U.S. Supreme Court to deny Frein petition...

The U.S. Supreme Court should deny Eric Matthew Frein's request to hear his appeal of his death sentence for the 2014 sniper attack that killed one state trooper and injured another, Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin says in court papers....

 2019-11-21 22:25 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Garrett's suspension for helmet attack upheld...

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett's goal was to be NFL's top defensive player this season. He won't finish it. Garrett's indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld ...

 2019-11-20 13:15 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Watch Live at 9 AM: Day 4 of public Trump impeachment hearings...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly what is Gordon Sondland's story? Certainly it's full of international mystery, which House impeachment investigators are sorting through as they probe President Donald Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate ...

 2019-11-20 13:15 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Watch Live: 'Everyone was in the loop'...

WASHINGTON — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump's ambassador to the European Union, was the most anticipated witness in the House impeachment inquiry and his testimony Wednesday showed why....

 2019-11-20 13:15 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Watch Live: Day 4 of public Trump impeachment hearings...

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 11:50 a.m....

 2019-11-20 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Restaurant owner pleads guilty to felony tax charge...

Already on probation for failing to pay tens of thousands of dollars in state taxes, the owner of The Chicken Coop restaurant pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge alleging he also failed to pay nearly $400,000 in federal payroll taxes. John T....

 2019-11-20 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Christy trial gets underway...

SCRANTON — On the run from state and federal charges, Shawn Christy vowed to wage war against anyone who attempted to capture him during a three-month crime spree across six states, a federal prosecutor said in an opening statement Tuesday....

 2019-11-20 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Financial adviser: Sewer fees will likely increase for W-B residents...

WILKES-BARRE — A financial adviser told council on Tuesday that residents will eventually see an increase in either sewage transmission fees or property taxes regardless of whether the city sells or leases its sewer system....

 2019-11-20 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Could another World War II scenario happen in present day?...

Prior to the start of World War II, World War I was referred to as "the war to end all wars." Few could fathom the idea of a second war, let alone one of a greater extent in both severity and time....

 2019-11-19 17:06 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Prosecutor: Shawn Christy was a one man crime wave...

SCRANTON — Shawn Christy became a "one man crime wave" who stole several vehicles and broke into homes and businesses to avoid capture on charges he threatened President Donald Trump and others, a federal prosecutor said in opening statement...

 2019-11-19 15:48 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

No injuries reported in Wilkes-Barre shooting...

WILKES-BARRE — City police are trying to find the gunman responsible for shooting up an occupied home in the Heights Section early Tuesday. Police were dispatched to North Meade Street shortly after midnight to a report of shots fired into a house....

 2019-11-19 13:21 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Watch Live at 9 AM: Day 3 of public Trump impeachment hearings...

WASHINGTON (AP) — They heard the July 25 phone call for themselves. And now, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and adviser Jennifer Williams are set to tell Americans and the world about its content and their concerns as the lead witnesses in perhaps ...

 2019-11-19 13:21 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Watch Live: Day 3 of public Trump impeachment hearings...

WASHINGTON (AP) — They heard the July 25 phone call for themselves. And now, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and adviser Jennifer Williams are set to tell Americans and the world about its content and their concerns as the lead witnesses in perhaps ...

 2019-11-19 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Christy's trial over alleged Trump threats set to begin...

SCRANTON — Opening statements and testimony are scheduled to begin this morning in the federal trial of a McAdoo man charged with fleeing prosecution after making online threats against President Donald Trump and another person....

 2019-11-19 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

The Endangered Species Act at work — on a military bomb range...

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — In the unlikely setting of the world's most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you'll find the Endangered Species Act at work. There, as a 400-pound explosive resounds in the distance, a tiny S...

 2019-11-19 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Today's Hot Shot...

Army veteran Mark Roney, Dupont, explains the meaning of a veteran's grave marker to his great nephew, Matthew Williams. "Remembrance, respect, honor ... a lesson for all generations," wrote Marcia Tomaszewski-Roney, Dupont, who submitted this...

 2019-11-19 05:00 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

PHOTOS: King's hosts event to support Hunger for Justice Week...

King's College is raising awareness of homelessness during Hunger for Justice Week by taking shifts in a van at the center of campus. The vehicle is a symbol of the many places that persons experiencing homelessness seek shelter....

 2019-11-18 19:41 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Jury selection begins in trial of man charged with threatening president...

SCRANTON — Jury selection began this morning in the federal trial of a McAdoo man charged with fleeing prosecution after making online threats against President Donald Trump and another person....

 2019-11-18 16:41 

Citizens Voice

[ Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne ]

Highway Patrol: 3 killed in shooting at Oklahoma Walmart...

DUNCAN, Oklahoma — At least three people have been shot and killed at a Walmart store in Oklahoma, according to local media citing the Oklahoma Highway Patrol....

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