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    Nanticoke Villa Voluntarily Shutting Down

    NANTICOKE — A personal care home in Luzerne County is shutting down. The decision comes after a fire and several health violations filed by state officials. There are a lot of mixed emotions for residents and workers at Nanticoke Villa. Some family members said they just found out a few hours ago by voicemail that […]

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    Deadly Fire is Latest Heartbreak for Family

    POLK TOWNSHIP – Three people were home when that fire broke out Tuesday night in Monroe County, only two made it out alive. A grandfather lost his life after he and his loved ones endured a lot over the past year. Investigators said the fire near Kresgeville started after food was left cooking on the stove. […]

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    Fate of Damenti’s Restaurant Unclear After Fire

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Damenti’s Restaurant in the Mountain Top area is in ruins after a fire late Monday night destroyed the property The owners were sleeping in the upstairs section of the building and made it out safely but their future is now uncertain. A fire marshal spent hours searching through the shell of Damenti’s […]

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    Employees, Patrons Visit Restaurant’s Charred Site

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Damenti’s Restaurant in Mountain Top was transformed into an inferno as a blazing fire broke out around 11 p.m. Monday. Fire crews from several communities battled the flames but in just a matter of hours, the long-time popular establishment on Route 309 was gone. Throughout the day, those who ate and worked […]

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    Firefighters Battle Massive Fire at Damenti’s Restaurant

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Fire leaves a landmark restaurant in ruins. Investigations are looking for the cause of the late night fire in the Mountain Top area of Luzerne County that destroyed Damenti’s restaurant. What took decades to build, the fire destroyed in just hours. The first alarm at Damenti’s Restaurant along Route 309 in Butler […]

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    Modular Home Burns, Heat Tape Listed As Possible Cause

    STERLING TOWNSHIP — A woman was forced out into the cold when her home caught fire in Wayne County. The fire started around 11 a.m. Thursday. The fire chief says firefighters had a tough time accessing the smoldering fire at the home on Wheeler Road, near Sterling. The trouble was underneath the modular home. Crews […]

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    Pizza Place Closed for the Night After Fire

    FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP — A pizza place in Luzerne County is closed after a small fire sparked, and it was caused by an icicle. According to workers at Januzzi’s Pizza in Mountain Top, an icicle fell on the gas line, which sparked a flame that singed a wall. No one was hurt. The restaurant is closed, […]

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    Fire Wrecks Home in Luzerne County

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP — Fire wrecked a home in Luzerne County Saturday. Flames broke out at the house in the 200 block of Ridge Road in Dorrance Township, near Mountain Top, just before 3 p.m. Fire crews said a man was inside, but he got out ok. No one was hurt. There’s no word on what […]

  • Firefighters Investigate Cause of Vacant House Fire

    RICE TOWNSHIP — Authorities in Luzerne County are trying to figure out what sparked a fire in a vacant home Tuesday night. The house on Blythburn Road in Mountain Top went up just before 8 p.m. Firefighters said electricity was running to the home. The first floor of the home sustained smoke and water damage. […]

  • Firefighter Accused of Stealing $30K From Defunct Department

    RICE TOWNSHIP – Detectives in Luzerne County arrested a former firefighter for allegedly stealing $30,000 from the Rice Township Fire Department after it was decertified and shuttered. Authorities charged Gina Tombasco with felony theft and forgery at a district judge’s office near Hazleton on Monday afternoon. Tombasco refused to answer questions as she was led […]

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    Montage Mountain Ski Resort is Back

    SCRANTON — There’s a new look for what was once a pretty popular attraction in Lackawanna County. Montage Mountain held a ribbon cutting late Wednesday afternoon, just two days before it opens for the season. The grand reopening comes more than a year after the former “Snö Mountain” filed for bankruptcy. The new owners said, […]