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Friday, January 18, 2013

1 Murder Every 5.66 Days Since Start Of New Year

Wilkes Barre is on something of a roll these days but I suspect they won't be bragging about it. Since the start of the new year the city of Wilkes Barre has averaged 1 murder every 5.66 days. If my math skills are up to snuff that means we are on pace to have 64 murders in the city this year.

Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2013:01:17 04:52:34 WILKES-BARRE - Gunfire killed two men and critically wounded one other in a pair of shootings that rocked the city within 10 hours Thursday and sent detectives searching for the shooters. Police said a gunman fatally shot Leroy Smith, 42, and critically (read more)

A 69-year-old woman found with serious injuries in her South Wilkes-Barre home has died after two weeks in the hospital. Lorraine Stelma, of 247 Horton St., died Thursday, said Tom Gibbon, a spokesman with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plain (read more)


  1. ...and if my math is up to snuff, that means we've got another due sometime late Tuesday. I'll bring the popcorn and Kevlar, and we can sit on your porch and wait for the fireworks....

  2. nah I'll make chili and you sit on the porch I'll stay inside where its warm and listen for the gun shots then turn the scanner on for the body count