Six Arrested In Wilkes-Barre Drug Sting

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Six alleged drug dealers were arrested in different sections of the city Friday, according to a press release from city hall.

In the Heights neighborhood, two men — Lance Smith, 23, no known address and Terrell Watson, 24, of Philadelphia — were caught by investigators who had posed as buyers, police said.

Smith agreed to sell MDMA, or Ecstasy, to undercover officers near the Sherman Hills apartment complex, police said.  Police say they captured him as he tried to flee.

Watson was arrested near Horton and Roosevelt streets, where police say he agreed to sell heroin to undercover officers. Police allege Watson was in possession of heroin and marijuana.

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$10M Borrowing Next Step In Renovation Project For Pottstown Schools

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

POTTSTOWN, PA — With the remaining construction now underway at three elementary schools, the Pottstown School Board is expected to vote at Monday night’s meeting to borrow another $10 million to pay for the project.

The board is expected to authorize the preparation of the bond documents at Monday’s meeting and the auction will occur on Oct. 21, said board member Dennis Wausnock, chairman of the school board’s finance committee.

Work on Franklin, Lincoln and Rupert elementary schools began in May and continues with students back in Lincoln and Franklin and the population of Rupert being taught in the vacant Edgewood Elementary building, which was officially closed in June.

Barth Elementary School, which was officially re-dedicated in a ceremony Saturday, was the first school to be renovated although, unlike the other three, it was not expanded.

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