Latest Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Stories

2009-12-08 09:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When is the largest bear killed in Pennsylvania's bear season not the largest bear harvested? When it is the largest bear killed over bait, which equals poaching. That's what happened when Charles W.

2009-06-12 11:00:00

First Place Winners: Denver & Wilkes-Barre PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denver (CO) Mayor John Hickenlooper, and Wilkes-Barre (PA) Mayor Thomas Leighton have been selected to receive the 2009 Mayors' Climate Protection Awards, a program sponsored by The U.S.

2009-03-31 07:00:00

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilkes University School of Education introduces a new online master's degree program in online teaching. The program, which launches this summer, is for educators and other professionals who aspire to use technology for training and instruction over the Internet.

2008-10-29 09:00:25

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilkes University, an academic partner of Performance Learning Systems, Inc. (PLS), has served the eastern half of Pennsylvania for almost three decades and beginning January 2009 they are expanding across the state.

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Bill O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--HANOVER TWP. -- U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski on Monday announced receipt of a $178,524 grant from the U.S.

2008-08-03 09:00:00

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 3--WILKES-BARRE -- A $100 million expansion of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital has been halted as the Wyoming Valley Health Care System seeks funding to complete the project.

2008-07-31 12:00:33

By Chris Lynett, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 31--Attorney General Tom Corbett announced Wednesday authorities are reviewing the Myspace.com accounts of 185 Pennsylvania sex offenders to see if they violated terms of their probation or parole by using the popular socializing Web site.

2008-07-28 12:00:57

By Erin Moody, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 28--Almost all Luzerne County districts will receive thousands of dollars to assist high school students who are dual-enrolled at local colleges and universities. Wilkes-Barre Area School District tops the list with more than $59,000.

2008-07-23 12:00:43

By Joe Korba, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 23--The challenge to be named the best pizza in the area is heating up this summer. The Times Leader challenged local pizza joints to battle it out on the Internet, launching an online poll for best pizza in the area about two weeks ago.

2008-07-20 09:00:31

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 20--Significant creations by local artisans add to the appreciation of local history and heritage designed into the new Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino, which opened Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.