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  • Reports of Shooting in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Reports of a shooting brought police to a neighborhood in Wilkes-Barre. Officers haven’t confirmed who, if anyone, was hit here on West Maple Street just before 10 p.m. on Sunday. There is no word of any arrests yet here in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Turnpike Back Open After Bridge Work

    CARBON COUNTY — Drivers can expect a smoother drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Monday morning. All lanes of the turnpike are now open after crews wrapped up a bridge replacement project early Monday morning. The turnpike between the Pocono and Lehigh Valley interchanges was closed all weekend. That meant a 70-mile detour. Everything reopened around midnight on the Northeast Extension.

  • Early Dismissal for Northwest Area Due to Power Outage

    UNION TOWNSHIP — Northwest Area School District in Luzerne County is dismissing students early due to a district-wide power outage. District officials say the elementary schools are dismissing immediately. The high school will be dismissed at 9 a.m. There is no word what caused the power outage in Luzerne County.

  • Man Pleads Guilty For His Part in Identity Theft Ring

    SCRANTON — A man from Scranton who was part of an identity theft ring has pleaded guilty. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Brian Reyes admitted last year that he was part of a “Ring” that stole identities to file false income tax returns. Prosecutors claim Reyes used his check-cashing business in Scranton to cash the refund checks. That ring that took in more than $3 million.  

  • Man From Berwick Area Murdered in Florida

    KISSIMMEE, FL  — A murder victim in Florida has ties to Columbia and Luzerne Counties. Police charged Scott Waddell with homicide on Wednesday. Investigators believe that man shot his long-time friend and roommate Nicholas Corvino at least half a dozen times at the condo they shared near Orlando. The 30-year-old victim’s body was found Tuesday. Court papers show Waddell had blood on his hands and feet, but couldn’t tell police what happened. According to the Press Enterprise, the victim grew […]

  • Bridge Closed for Floodgate Testing in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A test of flood protection means traffic tie-ups on Wednesday for drivers in Luzerne County. The Market Street Bridge is expected to be closed for most of the day. Workers plan to put up the full flood wall on the Kingston side of the bridge to make sure everything is secure in case of emergency. The wall completes the gap in the levee system. Eastbound traffic using Market Street is being detoured to Pierce Street using Wyoming Avenue […]

  • Home Invasion Under Investigation in Carbon County

    TRESCKOW — A violent home invasion’s under investigation in Carbon County. Troopers say one of the four thieves punched a man inside the home on East Oak Street in Tresckow early Sunday morning. That victim was also hit over the head with a gun. The bandits took off with two pairs of shoes and a smartphone.

  • Smoky Fire at Dunmore Home

    DUNMORE — A fire at a home in Dunmore is under investigation. The fire went up around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at a home on Throop Street. Everyone made it out, but one person was taken to the hospital to get treated for smoke inhalation. There is no word what caused Wednesday morning’s fire in Dunmore.

  • Carbon County Man Dies After Lehigh County Crash

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — A man from Carbon County died after a crash Monday in Lehigh County. Ronald Graver, 51, of Lehighton died after the vehicle he was driving crashed into another. It happened on Mountain Road near Slatedale around 4:30 p.m. on Monday. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning. State police are investigating the cause of the crash in Lehigh County.

  • Fire Guts Home in Lackawanna County

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — A fire gutted a home in Lackawanna County Tuesday morning. Smoke poured from the place on Daleville Highway near Daleville around 3:30 a.m. The man who lived there was in the process of moving out. No one was inside when the fire got started but four cats are missing. Investigators are looking into what sparked those flames in Lackawanna County.

  • Pot Bust in Monroe County

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — More than one hundred marijuana plants discovered at this property in Monroe County. Investigators arrested Louis Valenti after they searched his place on Lookout Drive near Albrightsville Wednesday. Police say he had been growing marijuana here in Monroe County and selling it in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for years.

  • Man Locked Up Accused of Having Sex with Teen Girl

    LAUREL RUN — A man is locked up in Luzerne County accused having sex with a teenager. Police say Christopher Cornell, 21, had sex with a 15-year-old girl multiple times in July at his home. Cornell faces indecent assault and other charges in Luzerne County.