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sci retreat
WILK NEWSROOM
January 17, 2020 - 11:49 am
Gov. Wolf Announces Decision to Close SCI Retreat Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that he has completed his review of the Recommendation for the Closure of the State Correctional Institution at Retreat final report and is calling for the full closure of SCI Retreat. “The SCI...
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cold weather
PennDOT
WILK NEWSROOM
January 17, 2020 - 11:31 am
Utilizing forecasts from the National Weather Service at Binghamton, NY, and in consultation with the Lackawanna County Emergency Management Agency, a “Code Blue” is in effect for Lackawanna County, beginning at 11:30 AM on Friday, January 17, and ending at 6 PM on Saturday, January 18. During a “...
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State House Passes Bill to Stop White Haven Center Closure
WILK NEWSROOM
January 15, 2020 - 4:41 pm
Legislation that would prohibit the scheduled closures of the White Haven and Polk state centers by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services was passed overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives by a vote of 139-55. Senate Bill 906, , garnered bipartisan support and now heads back to the...
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SCI retreat
WILK NEWSROOM
January 15, 2020 - 10:16 am
Department of Corrections Executive Deputy Secretary Tabb Bickell announced today that the Department of Corrections submitted its SCI Retreat final report to Governor Tom Wolf and the minority and majority leaders of both the House and Senate. That final report recommends the closure of the...
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Lackawanna County Couple Sentenced on Sex Charges
WILK NEWSROOM
January 14, 2020 - 5:01 pm
Two former teachers in Lackawanna County have been sentenced for each having a sexual relationship with the same teenager. Nick and Ruth Baggetta were convicted in June of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. Nick Baggetta was sentenced to four and a half to nine years in prison...
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WB NAACP 2306, Edwardsville Tree Project, Hospice of the Sacred Heart
WILK's Special Edition
January 13, 2020 - 5:31 am
January 11 and 12 Special Edition The NAACP Wilkes Barre Branch #2306 are getting ready to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Members of the Edwardsville Tree Project will be helping homeless veterans stay warm this winter and Hospice of the Sacred Heart CEO Diane Baldi.
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Vandals Damage Lackawanna State Park
WILK NEWSROOM
January 10, 2020 - 3:54 pm
Police in Lackawanna County are searching for the vandal or vandals who have caused widespread damage at Lackawanna State Park. Officials say during the last two snowstorms, someone has been driving around the park, causing damage and stealing. The vandals have been damaging park property by...
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Luzerne County Woman Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns
WILK NEWSROOM
January 09, 2020 - 5:28 pm
A Luzerne County woman who pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the federal government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by filing false tax returns has been sentenced to five months in prison. 53-year old Krisandra Capozzi of Wilkes-Barre was also ordered her to pay more than 397-thousand...
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Wilkes Barre City Hall
WILK NEWSROOM
January 09, 2020 - 6:36 am
Mayor George C. Brown today announced the launch of Wilkes-Barre City Office of Economic and Community Development’s 2020 Community Survey. The City of Wilkes-Barre's Office of Economic & Community Development is preparing their 2020 Action Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and...
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Luzerne County Infant Death Ruled Accidental
WILK NEWSROOM
January 06, 2020 - 4:22 pm
The Luzerne County Coroner says a baby found dead at her family’s Newport Township home over the weekend died from accidental asphyxiation. 6-mont hold Nora Riera was found unresponsive at 48 Arch St. in Glen Lyon on Saturday morning. An autopsy was completed this afternoon.The manner of death has...
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