The 100 lab monkeys involved in the Jan. 21 accident near Danville were headed to Labelle Florida by way of a quarantine facility in Missouri. Crates holding live monkeys are scattered across the westbound lanes of state Route 54 at the junction with Interstate 80 near Danville, Pa., Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, after a pickup pulling a trailer carrying the monkeys was hit by a dump truck.
Northumberland, Pa. — A Wilkes Barre man was charged for the theft of a .380 pistol that surveillance video showed he stole from a former co-worker before leaving a shift early, according to police. Derrick Scott Paul was charged on June 11 after an investigation into the incident by State Police from Stonington. A co-worker provided investigators with surveillance video of the alleged incident. According to the affidavit filed by Trooper Austin Bennett, Paul left several personal belongings behind as he left the scene in a hurry. That included keys to his residence, police said. Paul was charged with second-degree felony theft. No bail was listed for Paul, but a preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 2 with Judge John Gembic. Docket sheet
DANVILLE – Back in November, while playing in a Class A state quarterfinal at Danville’s Ironmen Stadium, the Canton Warriors forced six turnovers, including two blocked punts in the fourth quarter, to rally from a two-touchdown deficit and earn a thrilling overtime comeback win over Old Forge to advance to the state semifinals.
SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Antonio Menzell Clark, age 36, of Ashley, Pennsylvania, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on a firearm charge. According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that...
WILKES-BARRE, LUZURNE CO. (WOLF) — As the overturning of Roe v. Wade spurred protests across the county, dozens took to the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre to object to the decision. "People are furious with the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe V. Wade. When I was young, I marched...
PENNSYLVANIA, USA — In this Talkback 16; calls about the monkeys in Danville, our special coverage of the Hurricane Agnes anniversary, and of course, Ranger. But first, we begin with a call about the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. If you like Talkback, you'll love Talkback Feedback....
After sold-out premiere, ‘Agnes’ documentary adds 2 showings at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 29
The new 90-minute documentary premiered to a crowd of 1,800 people at the Kirby Center on Thursday, June 23 – 50 years to the day that Agnes struck the region and the theater became one of many buildings caught in the devastating flood. The film was produced in cooperation...
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. WILKES-BARRE — Repairs to a collapsed sewer line on Coon Street near the West Sidney Street bridge will continue into next week. Residents have complained about the stench from raw sewage flowing into Mill Creek. Wilkes-Barre Director of Operations Butch Frati Friday said the location of water main above the sewer pipe has complicated the repair project. “The water main has to be cut out of the way,” Frati said. That’s expected to be done on Monday, he said. In the meantime, pumps have been put in place to bypass the broken section and prevent sewage from going into the creek, he said. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the problem and has been monitoring the project.
WASHINGTON, DC— Representative Dan Meuser (R-9th, Dallas, Pa.) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson:. “It’s understood that this is a very sensitive and personal issue. The court, by overturning Roe v. Wade, has returned to its constitutional position of maintaining neutrality on the issue of abortion. States now need to craft legislation with respect to all human rights of the mother, father and the unborn.”
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