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    Animal Shelter May Close in Pike County

    SHOHOLA TOWNSHIP — An animal shelter in the Poconos may be on the verge of closing if help does not come soon. The Pike County Humane Society is low on money. After nearly 20 years, the place has fallen on financial hard times and may only have a couple of weeks before having to shut […]

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    Two New Businesses Open in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — People browsed the selection of produce at Farmer Bill’s Market on West Spruce Street in Shamokin. The business opened about a month ago and Bill Stewart, a local farmer, supplies fresh produce every day. “Every day is different. He brings things in and we just distribute. Prices are reasonable. Very cheap, I should […]

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    Jury Finds in Favor of Troopers in Excessive Force Suit

    WILKES-BARRE — A federal jury has found that state troopers did not use of excessive force in a traffic stop and arrest that left a man from New York State injured. Robert Leone of Vestal, New York filed a federal lawsuit against the troopers over injuries he says he received after his arrest in 2010. […]

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    Bronson Pinchot Ends Lease With Local Post Office

    HARFORD — A post office in Susquehanna County is in danger of temporarily closing, thanks to a Hollywood actor. Bronson Pinchot, who became famous for his role as Balki in ABC’s “Perfect Strangers,” owns several properties in the Harford area, including the local post office. But now, the post office says it’s being told to […]

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    Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

    BOSTON (CNN) — A jury has sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. There was no visible reaction from Tsarnaev. CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin said a years-long appeal process is expected, but “the overwhelming likelihood is that he will die.” The jury’s verdict marked the first time in the post-9/11 era that federal […]

  • Temps Take Sudden Tumble

    SCRANTON — The summer-like weather of the past few days is gone, a sudden end to the unseasonably warm weather. With temperatures dipping below 50 degrees, the North Pocono Trojan baseball team shivered through a windy practice Wednesday afternoon. “Coaches today said we went from spring to fall. We missed summer. We had three days […]

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    Interstate 81North Reopens After Deadly Crash

    UPDATE 3:30 P.M. — Both lanes of Interstate 81 north have reopened after the crash, according to PennDOT. AVOCA — Part of Interstate 81 was shut down in Luzerne County due to a deadly crash. One┬álane of I-81 northbound was closed just past the Avoca exit after a tractor-trailer crashed. [Get the latest information on […]

  • Trading Post in Lycoming County Closing Its Doors

    SALLADASBURG — Bustling workers clank dishes together inside Cohick’s Trading Post in Salladasburg. It’s not an unfamiliar sound, but usually the dishes are filled with food. “No lunch. It’s sad. I’m sad,” said Jean Hunter. Loyal customers like Jean Hunter and her husband Daniel came in to grab lunch, but after more than 90 years, […]

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    Walmart Abruptly Closes 5 Stores, Leaves 2,200 Employees Without Work

    NEW YORK — Walmart surprised everyone and put 2,200 people out of work Monday when it temporarily closed five stores. The reason for the shut down: plumbing problems, according to the retailer. Two of the stores are in Texas, and the others are in California, Florida and Oklahoma. They will be closed for “extended repairs” […]

  • Last Call At 4 A.M. Instead Of 2 A.M.?

    SCRANTON — The possibility that last call at areas bars and restaurant could come two hours later than it does now. A state lawmaker says he plans to introduce legislation at the state capitol that would extend hours for alcohol sales from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. In the Electric City, the saying goes there`s […]

  • More Roadwork Delays In Lackawanna County

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Interstate 81 northbound was down to one lane at the Main Avenue/Dickson City exit while crews paved a ramp overnight Monday. It was just one of the delays drivers experienced in Lackawanna County. “I think some people leaving for work in the morning might have some trouble with 81 closing down. Might […]

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    Bishop’s Address Highlights Shortage of Priests

    SCRANTON — The Diocese of Scranton covers 11 counties in our area and over the weekend, many Catholics saw a video from the bishop. In the video,┬áDiocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph Bambera says the number of priests is likely to decrease by a fifth over the next decade. That statistic can be a little shocking […]