What the star of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ learned from the real black cop who infiltrated the KKK

What the star of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ learned from the real black cop who infiltrated the KKK

LOS ANGELES — “Now, you’re with the L.A. Times?” Ron Stallworth asked, his eyes narrowing on the voice recorder that has been placed in front of him. “What’s the angle on your story?” Over his 32 years in law enforcement, Stallworth says, he developed a suspicion of journalists. Once, he gave a television reporter an […]

‘Red, White & Lou’ campaign bus tour stops at Mohegan Sun Pocono

‘Red, White & Lou’ campaign bus tour stops at Mohegan Sun Pocono

PLAINS TWP. — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta’s bus pulled into Mohegan Sun Pocono on Wednesday afternoon and the first campaign staffer to get off was Reilly, Barletta’s blogging dog.  Barletta, 62, of Hazleton, said Reilly has become the star of his ongoing statewide bus tour — named the “Red, White & Lou” tour — as […]

Will You Accept This Podcast?: ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Week 2

Will You Accept This Podcast?: ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Week 2

WILKES-BARRE — After two brand new episodes of “Bachelor In Paradise,” co-hosts DJ Eberle and Brigid Edmunds-Lawrence are back in a brand new Will You Accept This Podcast? How do they feel about The Goose’s latest antics? What about the relationship between Colton and Tia? Or Venmo John’s actual role in Venmo? Listen to find […]

Wolf, PennDOT give update on road-fixing blitz

Wolf, PennDOT give update on road-fixing blitz

WILKES-BARRE — PennDOT is moving ahead with accelerated repaving contracts after applying more than 109,000 tons of patching material and improving more than 1,000 miles of roadway through July to deal with the widespread outbreak of potholes after a long and destructive winter season. “PennDOT has accelerated its work to repair potholes and resurface roads […]

WBS airport to expand Pittsburgh service with weekend flights by new carrier

WBS airport to expand Pittsburgh service with weekend flights by new carrier

PITTSTON TWP. — Southern Airways Express, described as a fast-growing regional carrier that operates daily flights to seven Pennsylvania cities, was introduced Wednesday as the new carrier for air service between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and Pittsburgh. And the new carrier will offer expanded service in the form of weekend flights to the Steel City. Just […]

Brigid Says: Formation of state LGBTQ commission a step in right direction

Brigid Says: Formation of state LGBTQ commission a step in right direction

A lot of my friends who have moved out of state and try to convince me to go with them give me the same argument. “Pennsylvania just isn’t progressive,” they tell me. And for those on the West Coast and in places such as Colorado, I understand why they say that. Sure, we don’t have […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About: Anytime Soon

10 Things You Didn’t Know About: Anytime Soon

Anytime Soon is high energy four-piece Pop Punk band hailing from Eynon. The lineup is comprised of frontman Mitch Evans on lead vocals and guitar, Adam Martin on guitar, Luke Seeley on bass, and Sean Cunningham on drums. 1. Luke and Sean hail from Blue Anchor Records recording artist Risking It All. They joined ATS […]

Pay attention, kids. Let’s make some cookies

Pay attention, kids. Let’s make some cookies

Hi, my name is Autumn Granza, and I’m going to teach you how to cook. At least, that’s my plan with the Weekender’s new column, “This is how I roll.” I aim to teach millennials how to cook so we can all stop paying a fortune to eat out every night. And if you are […]

Second annual LGBTQ picnic held in Kirby Park

Second annual LGBTQ picnic held in Kirby Park

WILKES-BARRE – Wearing a strapless, animal-print dress with a fierce cat-eye liner, Trixy Valentine mingled with guests and took some photos underneath the Martz Pavilion at Kirby Park. Valentine was just one of dozens of attendees who partook in the second annual Wilkes-Barre Pride Picnic on Sunday. Known also as Jacob Kelly, the Berwick resident […]

Pittston Tomato Festival: 35th annual event gets underway Thursday, Aug. 16

Pittston Tomato Festival: 35th annual event gets underway Thursday, Aug. 16

PITTSTON — After 34 years, the Pittston Tomato Festival has taken on a life of its own. From its original location on Kennedy Boulevard to its current home in the Upper Tomato Festival Lot on Main Street, the event draws tens of thousands of people each year, and offers entertainment, local vendors — and of […]

1 2 3 1,270