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Negotiations Continue to Keep WBS Penguins in Area

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Hopes are high Luzerne County will be able to keep the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The Baby Pens’ 10-year lease exp...

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Hopes are high Luzerne County will be able to keep the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

The Baby Pens' 10-year lease expires in June.

The Luzerne County Convention Center Authority and officials with the minor league team of the Pittsburgh Penguins have been meeting since April to hash out a deal.

One official believes an agreement could come soon.

The Baby Pens have been in Luzerne County since the arena opened in 1999.