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    Care Home Evacuated After Fire

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — Hours after a small fire at a personal care home, dozens of residents are waiting for the OK to return. Fire forced more than 50 seniors out of an assisted living center in Susquehanna County. Shortly after noon, emergency crews were called to Gracious Living Estates on Route 29 in Bridgewater Township, near Montrose. Emergency officials say they were able to quickly control the fire, but moving the 52 residents who were inside was a challenge. “Fire […]

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    Rolling Pin Shown To Selenski Jury

    WILKES-BARRE — A rolling pin was the focus of some testimony Friday in the capital murder trial of Hugo Selenski. It was presented as evidence by the prosecution. Prosecutors say Selenski used it to beat one of his victims. All the testimony Friday concerned the days after the victims went missing. Retired state police trooper Thomas Appleman was one of the three witnesses who testified. He told the court when Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett first went missing in May […]

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    Crews Prepare For Weekend Snowfall

    WILKES-BARRE — This weekend’s expected snowfall has both PennDOT and DPW crews around northeastern and central Pennsylvania getting their salt trucks and plows ready. Weather conditions held up while crews worked to get all their equipment in place for this weekend’s snowfall. They say despite the lack of snowfall so far this year, they are ready for whatever comes. Whether it be just a dusting or some heavy accumulation, those who work to keep the roads free and clear of […]

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    Pet Slideshow: January 2015

    Check out some of these great pet pics to start the new year!

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    “Take that smile off your face!” Witness Snaps At Selenski

    WILKES-BARRE — “Take that smile off your face!” That’s what a witness snapped on the stand, looking straight at accused killer Hugo Selenski. It was how the testimony started for the mother of Michael Kerkowski, one of Selenski’s alleged victims. The jury heard testimony from several witnesses who seemed to be outlining a motive for why Hugo Selenski allegedly murdered Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett in 2002. One of those witnesses was the mother of Michael Kerkowski. ‘Take that smile […]

  • Three Restaurants Closing in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Two restaurants in Wilkes-Barre will soon be closing and another one just shut down within the past week. Maer’s Barbeque on South Main Street, just off Public Square, is no longer open for business. The restaurant has been part of the downtown dining scene for the past three years. And on Kidder Street, Pizza Hut and Lone Star are located across from each other and both are scheduled to close on Saturday. “Oh, we’re surprised because we just […]

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    Recap: Day One In Hugo Selenski Murder Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — After years of delays the double murder trial for Hugo Selenski finally got underway in Luzerne County Court. In opening statements, prosecutors told jurors they would be horrified by Selenski’s actions. The defense said they would hear many reasons why Selenski isn’t to blame. It has been nearly 13 years since Hugo Selenski allegedly robbed and then killed Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett. Before the first witness testified, a jury heard from attorneys on both sides about what […]

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    LIVE: Swearing-in of Tom Wolf, 47th PA Governor

    Join us for the swearing-in ceremony of Governor-elect Tom Wolf on Tuesday, January 20 at noon. **Mobile users: Flash is required to view this stream** *feed courtesy PCN/Commonwealth Media Services

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    Vacuum Salesman Invited to Birthday for Child with Autism, Moves Room to Tears

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Since Dylan Green was 2 years old, he has had a passion for vacuum cleaners. Dylan, who has autism, was never into “normal” toys, his mother Jodie told WTVR. The middle school student turned 14 over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and a vacuum salesman. In an effort to help make her son’s birthday special, Dylan’s mother sent an email to the Kirby Company, the Cleveland-based makers […]

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    Misericordia University Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Students at Misericordia University near Dallas honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day filled with events. Dayana Rodriguez-Munoz encouraged other students to sign a United Nations pledge. “It’s about being against racism, discrimination, and intolerance of any kind.” Once students signed the pledge, they were encouraged to post a message on Twitter using the hashtag #mudream, a modern-day version of Martin Luther King’s dream. I have a dream that one day we will […]

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    A Good Day To Hit The Ice

    LEWISBURG — People in Union County laced up their skates and took advantage of the winter weather Monday afternoon. With school out and many businesses closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, folks took advantage of the winter weather and hit the Lewisburg ice rink at the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority. “I had off school, so I just thought it would be fun to come up here,” said Jon Fisher of Northumberland. Don Roarty of Lewisburg spent the day at […]

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    Driver On Icy Interstate Stays Remarkably Calm While This Happens

    NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey — A man who took out his camera to take a picture of a crash along Interstate 95 in New Jersey Sunday remained incredibly cool as an out-of-control big rig approached from behind. “I was blocked by two trucks on south bound I-95 at exit 9 in NJ (New Brunswick exit),” the man posted on YouTube. “I only wanted to take a picture while I was awaiting for them to clear up. And then I heard […]

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