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Polling problems reported in Luzerne County

LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — As the Primary Election kicks off, some Luzerne County residents are finding that voting machines are down in certain places. Luzerne County has had well-documented issues with elections in recent years many voters in Plains Township were frustrated and some were downright angry. Many could not vote because there were problems […]
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Dallas residents voice concern over proposed commercial property on Irem Road

DALLAS, LUZERNE CO. (WOLF) — Dozens of Luzerne County residents gathered at the Dallas Senior High School to voice their concerns over a potential commercial property slated for Irem Road in Dallas, Luzerne County. The anticipated turnout was so large that they moved the location to the auditorium. The meeting went on for more than three hours and dozens of concerned residents addressed their concerns.
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Lou Barletta hosts election eve rally in Wilkes Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- With only a few hours left until the polls open for the Pennsylvania primary, candidates across the ballot are putting in one last push for voter support.   Monday night, Republican gubernatorial candidate Lou Barletta held a campaign rally in Luzerne County.   The race for governor is one of […]
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No major issues reported at Luzerne County polling places

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. (WOLF) — The Luzerne County Bureau of Elections is reporting no global or widespread problems with polling places or equipment so far on this Tuesday's Election Day. The overwhelming majority of issues encountered were the result of user error and were quickly resolved by the active support staff.
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Local nurse serves for over 50 years

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE CO, (WOLF) — Alice McGarry has been a nurse for over 50 years. She says she always knew she wanted to be a nurse and help people. The Geisinger nurse works in Emergency medicine. She reflected on her experience working through the challenges the coronavirus pandemic presented.
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Fire damages home in Luzerne County

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Ten people were forced out by a fire at a double-block home in Luzerne County. It happened around 6 p.m. Sunday evening along East Front Street in Salem Township. Salem Township Fire Chief Joshua Switzer says a malfunctioning stove in one of the units caused...
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Candidates campaign in 118th District

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Jim Haddock has been going door to door in communities such as West Pittston to speak to voters about his campaign to represent the 118th District in Harrisburg. The newly redrawn district covers part of Lackawanna County, including Moosic and Old Forge. It also covers part...
LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PA

This Is the County in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

There have been 81,417,100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States to date – and that number continues to grow. In the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton metropolitan area, located in Pennsylvania, a total of 125,773 cases of COVID-19 have been reported. Adjusted for population, there have been 22,583 confirmed infections for every 100,000 people in the area […]
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Officials search for people, vehicles involved in Pittston shooting

PITTSTON, LUZERNE CO, (WOLF) — Officials are looking to identify the people and vehicles of interest in a shooting earlier this month. Pittston City Police Chief Kyle Shumosic and Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce say the shooting occurred on Kennedy Boulevard. At approximately 10:20 PM on May 2nd,...
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Narcotics, firearms recovered after lengthy police investigation in Luzerne County

PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say after a lengthy investigation into two Luzerne County men, they recovered multiple firearms and distribution size amounts of narcotics. The investigation was an effort between Pittston City Police, Jenkins Township Police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force. Investigators say search warrants were conducted on New Street in […]
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Luzerne County Council holding special meeting Monday

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Luzerne County Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to appoint an interim manager to oversee the county until Randy Robertson takes over as the new manager. County Acting Manager Romilda Crocamo gave her two-week notice to accept...
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Police search for vehicles seen near Kennedy Blvd. shooting

PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Pittston police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office are asking for help identifying two vehicles and their drivers who they say may have information about a shooting investigation in Pittston. According to the Pittston City Police Chief Kyle Shumosic, the vehicles pictured below are of interest to a May 2 […]

Poll workers see light turnout Tuesday morning

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — It's Primary Election Day and the new state legislative maps have made for some hotly contested seats in our area. That includes the 117th and 118th Districts in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives which take up parts of Luzerne County. Newswatch 16 saw a low...
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