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Past articles by Edward:

Police: Undocumented immigrant arrested during traffic stop

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A traffic stop for an inoperable headlight resulted in an alleged undocumented immigrant being detained early Tuesday morning. → Read More

Junior Leadership will host free Children’s Book Fair at Osterhout Library

WILKES-BARRE — The Crafting Chronicles, a Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre Community Impact Project, will host a free children’s book fair at the Osterhout Free Library on South Franklin Street… → Read More

Alleged supermarket spitter competent to stand trial

WILKES-BARRE — A Hanover Township woman charged with spitting and coughing on food items inside a supermarket shortly after a state of emergency was declared… → Read More

Nanticoke man charged with weapons of mass destruction

NANTICOKE — A man arrested after city police investigated a disturbance allegedly coughed on officers saying he has COVID, according to court records. → Read More

Suspect in fatal Wilkes-Barre shooting waives hearing

WILKES-BARRE — A Kingston man charged with fatally shooting a man and injuring a woman in March 2020 waived his right to a preliminary hearing. → Read More

Wilkes-Barre man indicted on drug trafficking, firearm offenses

SCRANTON — A Wilkes-Barre man recently arrested by state police when a large amount of illicit drugs were found during a traffic stop was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking and… → Read More

‘Cookie’ chunks of crack cocaine found in motel room near child

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre Township police along with the Luzerne County Drug Task Force arrested a man after allegedly finding three bags filled with chunks… → Read More

Prosecutors take on new assignments

WILKES-BARRE — A familiar face has returned to the Luzerne County Courthouse. → Read More

Woman charged with stealing vehicle from casino

PLAINS TWP. — A Wilkes-Barre woman allegedly used a pair of dropped keys to steal a vehicle from the Mohegan Sun Casino. → Read More

Hazleton man indicted on firearms, drug trafficking offenses

SCRANTON — A 28-year-old Hazleton man was indicted by a federal grand jury on firearms and drug trafficking offenses. → Read More

Kingston man charged with soliciting ‘boy’ for genital pictures

KINGSTON — Police and Luzerne County detectives arrested a man they allege engaged in a sexual online conversations and solicited genital pictures from whom he believed was a 15-year-old boy. → Read More

Man who aimed gun at officer sentenced

WILKES-BARRE — A man from Kingston charged with aiming a firearm at a Kingston police officer was recently sentenced in Luzerne County Court. → Read More

Trial set for supermarket spitting suspect

WILKES-BARRE — Jurors selected to decide the fate of a Hanover Township woman charged with coughing and spitting on food items inside a supermarket last year will be tasked with determining if saliva… → Read More

Look Back: Two bridges spanned Wilkes-Barre’s rail yards

One survived — although replaced — while the other was demolished years ago. → Read More

Hunlock Township man arrested on child sex offenses

SHICKSHINNY — A Hunlock Township man awaiting sentencing after admitting he sexually assaulted two girls nearly 40 years ago was arrested Tuesday on allegations… → Read More

Stories conflict in Ashley road rage gunfire incident

ASHLEY — Two men allegedly involved in a road rage incident involving a gunshot gave conflicting statements to borough police, according to court records. → Read More

Woman charged after man found with slash wounds

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a woman after following blood spatter in a hallway to her apartment where they found a man suffering slash wounds to his body Saturday. → Read More

Court Briefs

Plymouth woman sentenced for assaulting officer WILKES-BARRE — A woman from Plymouth accused of assaulting an officer and damaging the interior of a cruiser was sentenced earlier this week in Luzerne County Court. President Judge Michael T. Vough sentenced Cierra Phillips, 29, of East Main Street, to one-year probation on charges of simple assault, resisting arrest and institutional vandalism.… → Read More

Federal grand jury indicts two Luzerne County men for fentanyl trafficking

SCRANTON — Two men from Kingston busted by local authorities last month for peddling a large amount of fentanyl have been indicted by a federal grand jury, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Bruce D. → Read More

Wilkes-Barre man returned from Florida to face criminal homicide charges

A man from Wilkes-Barre captured by U.S. Marshals in Florida for a shooting that killed two men and injured a third was returned to Luzerne County Tuesday. → Read More