Luzerne County

Judge Asked To Toss Statements In Luzerne Co. Double Murder CaseOne of the two defendants gained international notoriety in 2008 when she pierced kittens' ears and necks and marketed them as "gothic."
DA: Pa. Teen Justified In Killing Mother's Abusive BoyfriendSalavantis says state police and county detectives found Wheeler remained aggressive after the Fairmount Township teen, armed with a shotgun, fired a warning shot into the air.
Man Imprisoned For 2009 Pa. Blast Dies A northeastern Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to sparking an explosion that damaged 59 properties and injured two teenage girls has died in prison.
Pa. Inmate Who Reportedly Molested Girls While Incarcerated Gets More Prison Time A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined.
Closings Arguments Scheduled In Machete Attack Near Pennsylvania High SchoolClosing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in the aggravated assault trial of a man accused of having tried to cut off a teenager’s hand with a machete outside a Pennsylvania high school last year.
Over A Dozen Hospitalized After Tractor Trailer, School Bus Collide In Luzerne CountyOfficials are investigated what caused a tractor trailer and a school bus to collided in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Pa. Courts Say They've Made Improvements To Juvenile Justice SystemA new report says Pennsylvania's juvenile courts have made dozens of rule changes in response to an internal review prompted by a court scandal in Luzerne County.
Bobcat Kitten Rehabbed At Pa. Center Released Into Wild Near PoconosThe 7-week-old female bobcat kitten was discovered this past spring by a couple hiking in the woods in Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County.
4 Luzerne County Students Commit Suicide In Single WeekPolice and school officials are imploring students to ask for help after four students have killed themselves in one northeastern Pennsylvania county in a single week.
Hearing Delayed In Philly Airport Explosives Probe A bail hearing was postponed Friday for a northeastern Pennsylvania man accused of trying to board a cross-country flight with explosives in his bag.
Pennsylvania Judge Gets 28 Years In 'Kids For Cash' CaseA northeastern Pennsylvania judge was ordered Thursday to spend nearly three decades in prison for his role in a massive bribery scandal that prompted the state's high court to toss thousands of juvenile convictions and left lasting scars on the children who appeared in his courtroom and their hapless families.
Pa. Senate Passes Juvenile Court Reforms In Response To ‘Kids For Cash’ ScandalA package of bills resulting from a scandal involving juvenile courts in Luzerne County has passed the Pennsylvania Senate and now heads for the House.