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    Fire Crews Fight To Save Christmas

    RICE TOWNSHIP — When firefighters were called out to a home in Luzerne County Wednesday morning, they ended up carrying the family’s Christmas presents out of the place. The home in Mountain Top caught fire around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters tell us a mother and child live there but neither was home at the time […]

  • Fire Crews Battle Brush Fire in Luzerne County

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP — Fire crews had to fight a brush fire in Luzerne County Wednesday. Firefighters say the flames sparked inside a cabin along St. John’s Road near Mountain Top around 7 p.m. and spread to the grass and woods outside. No one was hurt. Crews said they were able to quickly extinguish the flames […]

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    Former Fire Chief Hit With Arson Charges

    WILKES-BARRE — A former fire chief in Luzerne County was charged with arson on Wednesday. Investigators say Joseph Powers of Mountain Top set four separate fires at a home on Holland Street in July. According to court papers, Powers admitted using a torch inside the home, but said he had turned it off. Powers was […]

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    Former Fire Department Secretary Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges

    RICE TOWNSHIP — A former fire department secretary accused of stealing from the department in Luzerne County pleaded guilty to theft charges Monday. When Gina Tombasco was charged in December with stealing more than $30,000 from a fire department in Rice Township, officials said it was crushing blow. “It is a shame and a travesty […]

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    State Police: Frein Member of Military Reenactment Group, War Games Now Reality

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — The intense manhunt for an alleged cop killer continued in Pike County Wednesday. State police released more information on Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, the man they say ambushed the state police barracks at Blooming Grove last Friday, wounding one trooper and killing another. New pictures released by state police Wednesday […]

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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 […]