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  • Police: Man In ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat Takes Out Gun After Refusing To Remove Hat, Sparking Active Shooter Scare At Pa. Mall

    01/09/2020 4:34:24 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies ^ | January 8, 2019
    An altercation over a man’s refusal to remove a “Make America Great Again” hat triggered a recent active shooter scare at a Pennsylvania mall, police said. The altercation started outside when a man confronted another man wearing the hat in support of President Donald Trump outside the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 30, authorities said Tuesday. The man threatened to assault the Trump supporter if he did not remove his hat, and then tried to knock it off his head. Police say the man wearing the hat then pulled a gun out and pointed it at the ground,...
  • Man attacked for wearing MAGA hat draws gun, sparks mall panic in Eastern Pa.

    01/09/2020 11:35:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 8, 2020 | The Associated Press
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — An altercation over a man’s refusal to remove a “Make America Great Again” hat triggered a recent active shooter scare at a Pennsylvania mall, police said. The altercation started outside when a man confronted another man wearing the hat in support of President Donald Trump inside the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 30, authorities said Tuesday. The man threatened to assault the Trump supporter if he did not remove his hat, and then tried to knock it off his head.
  • PennDOT P3 Project Will Address I-81 Improvements

    12/15/2019 7:53:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 10, 2019 | Transport Topics
    Leaders within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have approved a public-private partnership to reconstruct a portion of Interstate 81. PennDOT’s P3 Board approved the project, which will involve the reconstruction of a 4.5-mile section of the route near Wilkes-Barre, on Dec. 4. Wilkes-Barre, the seat of Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania, is 20 miles southwest of Scranton. The project will involve widening a portion of I-81 to three lanes in both directions, realigning 2.5 miles of southbound interstate and replacing eight bridges. Other safety measures include eliminating a left-hand exit and improving a substandard weave distance between two routes that...
  • Hazleton man calls child sex assaults ‘mistake,’ gets prison

    05/23/2019 9:15:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader ^ | May 23, 2019 | Ed Lewis
    WILKES-BARRE — As soon as Hector Berberena-Soto explained it was a “mistake” he sexually assaulted two girls, a stern Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Vough directed him to stop talking. Berberena-Soto was sentenced Thursday to spend between four years, six months and 14 years in state prison. “See it was a mistake,” Berberena-Soto said before he was shut down by Vough. “It was a mistake sexually assaulting two girls? Stop!” Vough said before handing down the lengthy prison sentence. Hazleton police arrested Berberena-Soto in August 2017 after investigating claims he had sexually assaulted the girls for six years. The youths...
  • Journalists are playing into Trump’s hand

    08/05/2018 5:44:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2018 | Dana Milbank
    A question to my colleagues in the media: Why do we play President Trump’s foil? The scene in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Thursday night was familiar: journalists on an elevated platform in the middle of the arena, penned in, filming the proceedings and typing on their laptops while the president of the United States points at them and provokes thousands of people to boo them, jeer them, taunt them and chant (“CNN sucks!”). By my count, the president attacked the press — what he calls “the enemy of the American people” — no fewer than 21 times during his 75-minute speech, accusing...
  • Michael Steele: ‘Swing Voters Are Moving Away from the Trump Circus’

    08/04/2018 1:14:13 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 78 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8-3-2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele likened President Donald Trump’s rally last night in Wilkes-Barre, PA to a “circus” that is causing “swing voters” to move away from Republicans. Steele said, “Pennsylvania is a bellwether for a number of important races coming up this fall and the fact that the president is so narrowly playing to a base, that he feels good in that setting, he’s having fun, he’s riffing and cussing and doing all this and those folks are loving it. To Charlie’s point, the rest of the country, the independent voters,...
  • Fact-checking Trump's Wilkes-Barre rally remarks

    08/03/2018 9:41:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | August 3, 2018 | Laura Olson
    President Donald Trump’s free-wheeling speech Thursday night included several riffs that require a second look, including a false statement about new steel mills and multiple incorrect statements about Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. The statements were made during Trump’s rally in Wilkes-Barre, where the president was stumping for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lou Barletta. New steel plants Trump credited his tariffs with persuading U.S. Steel Corp. to open a half dozen new plants. That's not accurate, according to The Associated Press.
  • Woman placed in handcuffs at Trump protest (73 year old in Pennsylvania)

    08/03/2018 8:14:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Republican Herald ^ | August 3, 2018 | Eric Mark
    WILKES-BARRE — Police took a 73-year-old Wilkes-Barre woman into custody during a protest against President Donald Trump outside Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday. Andrea Glod was the only one among several hundred protestors who refused police commands to move off Highland Park Boulevard by the Interstate 81 exit ramp, minutes before Trump’s motorcade arrived. The roadway was blockaded and guarded by dozens of police officers, including state troopers on horseback, as most of the crowd moved the protest onto the side of the road. Glod stood her ground. “It started with a young state trooper who said, ‘You have to...
  • Boos for CNN break out at Trump rally

    08/02/2018 4:42:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/02/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The crowd at President Trump’s Pennsylvania rally broke out into chants of “CNN sucks” after the president referenced “fake news” during his remarks. Trump was discussing how he won the state of Pennsylvania during the 2016 presidential election when he claimed that the “fake news refused to call” the state for him. The crowd responded with boos and jeers, with some chanting, “CNN sucks.” Trump later returned to the issue of the media during the rally, asking, "Whatever happened to fair press? Whatever happened to honest reporting?" The incident took place just hours after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee...
  • Trump stumps for Rep. Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania

    08/02/2018 6:50:06 PM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    CBSNEWS/Reuters ^ | 2-Aug-2018 | Leah Millis / REUTERS
    President Trump rallied his supporters in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania, Thursday night for the second of three "Make America Great Again" rallies in one week. The rally was ostensibly to champion GOP Rep. Lou Barletta, who is running against Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Casey — but it encompassed many of the president's go-to topics. Mr. Trump called Barletta "dynamo." Barletta, for his part, praised Mr. Trump in a brief but energetic speech. The president dubbed Casey, "Sleeping Bob."
  • Protester interrupts Trump at Pennsylvania rally

    08/02/2018 5:08:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/02/18 | John Bowden
    President Trump's rally Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was interrupted by a protester who was escorted out of the arena after causing a disturbance. Trump was speaking about his popularity and election day victory in Texas when he was distracted by a loud chorus of boos coming from the right side of the arena. Cameras showed a woman wearing yellow being escorted out by security personnel. "All right. Get em out. Get em out," Trump said as the demonstrator was removed. "Get 'em outta here." As the woman was leaving, media cameras caught her making obscene gestures toward the crowd...
  • FBI offering reward for Pennsylvania man who threatened Trump

    08/02/2018 4:46:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/02/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for a Pennsylvania man who threatened to kill President Trump. Police have been searching for the suspect, Shawn Christy, 26, since June, when he posted on Facebook that he would shoot the president in the head, local outlet WPXI reported. Trump is in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for a rally on Thursday eventing, and police are reportedly searching for Christy nearby. Police in West Virginia said on Thursday that they found a vehicle that they believe Christy stole in the state, NBC Philadelphia reported. The FBI also believes that Christy has stolen several handguns, according...
  • WATCH LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Wilkes-Barre, PA 8/2/18 at 7 pm EDT

    08/02/2018 3:12:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 192 replies
    Thursday, August 2, 2018: RSBN reporters Liz Willis, Tom O'Neill, Alyssa Ashe and cameraman James Willis will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a campaign style rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Trump trashes media as ‘fake, fake disgusting news’ at rally

    08/02/2018 6:00:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 02, 2018 6:17 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin
    Thundering that the media is the “fake, fake disgusting news,” President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of grievances Thursday at a Pennsylvania campaign rally in which he cast journalists as his true political opponent. Trump barnstormed in a state that he swiped from the Democrats in 2016 and that is home to a Senate seat he is trying to place in the Republicans’ column this fall. But the race between GOP U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta and two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey took a back seat to Trump’s invectives against the media, which came amid a backdrop of antagonism to...
  • President Trump in Pa. Thursday as manhunt continues for man who threatened him

    08/02/2018 4:27:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 2, 2018
    President Donald Trump will be in Pennsylvania for a rally Thursday as police intensify their search for a Schuylkill County man who threatened to kill him. Police said Shawn Christy, who has been on the run since June, posted on Facebook that he was going to shoot Trump in the head. Investigators are continuing efforts to locate Christy, searching woods near Wilkes-Barre, where Trump will hold a campaign-style rally Thursday night.
  • Trump Rally tonight, 7:00PM (EST) Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA

    08/02/2018 3:15:57 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    Tonight, the Mohegan Sun Arena, Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pennslyvania, will be jam packed to the rafters with avid loving, POTUS, Donald J. Trump, Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, etc., coal miners, steel workers, aircraft mechanics, auto mechanics, auto production workers cops, firemen, EMTs, AMTs, first responders, oil workers, energy workers, plumbers, pipe fitters, painters, carpenters, small business men & women, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, grandmas, grandpas, school teachers, all sorts of blue collar workers, young folks, old folks, our beloved Military folks, American patriots...across the board and spectrum of America, etc.!!! Not attending, of course, will be the ill-informed, Democrat...
  • Vanity - Next Trump Blockbuster Rally, Thurs., August 2nd, 2018, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 7:00PM EST.

    08/01/2018 7:45:29 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 19 replies
    Following the amazing, stunning, fun filled, massive POTUS, Trump rally in Tampa, Florida. last evening (13,000-15,000 attendees), POTUS, Donald J. Trump continues his political rally campaign in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania tomorrow evening Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 7:00PM EST, in support of Republican, Congressman, Lou Barletta who is running for the U.S. Senate against deadbeat Democrat, Bob Casey, Jr. I suspect another "BLOCKBUSTER" performance with a massive audience cheering and supporting our great POTUS, Trump. Be there folks, and be witness to one of America's greatest Presidents ever in action!!! Trump loves America, All of the American People with all of...
  • Two TRUMP RALLIES Just Ahead!

    07/26/2018 5:04:25 AM PDT · by caww · 47 replies
    TRUMP News 24/7 ‏ ^ | 7/26/2018 | MichaelDelauzon
    2 TRUMP RALLIES!! Tues. July 31 - Tampa, Florida Free tickets Tampa: … Thurs, August 2 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Free tickets Wilkes-Barre: …
  • BIDEN: As I watched a Trump rally in October, I said, 'Son of a gun — we may lose this election'

    12/23/2016 11:15:28 AM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 22, 2016 | Chris Sanchez
    After President-elect Donald Trump's stunning victory in November, Joe Biden is joining other Democrats pleading the party to refocus its attention on a voting bloc with which they failed to connect in 2016: working-class voters. In a wide-ranging interview with the Los Angeles Times, Biden said he noticed issues with Hillary Clinton's campaign early in the election. And when Trump seemed to strike a chord with voters a rally near his childhood home in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in October, he became unsettled. "Son of a gun. We may lose this election," Biden said.
  • Crowd roars at Donald Trump’s second appearance in Wilkes-Barre Township

    10/10/2016 8:32:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Times Leader ^ | October 10, 2016 | Melanie Mizenko
    WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump made a stop Monday at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Flanked by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions and several other local lawmakers, Trump made his passionate plea to have the packed arena get out and vote come Nov. 8. Over 9,000 of Trump’s biggest fans filled the arena for the “great movement.” And he thanked them profusely. “We’ve broke the attendance record,” Trump said as he opened his speech, over 30 minutes late, mentioning there were still people filtering in from the outside and asking if...