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    Olyphant Robbery Suspect in Custody

    OLYPHANT — An accused robber has been nabbed by authorities in Lackawanna County. Officers believe Michael Brown was involved in a home invasion in Olyphant on Sunday. That man from Archbald faces robbery, assault, and other charges. Police said Brown was taken into custody in Peckville Tuesday morning.

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    Flames Hit Procter & Gamble Warehouse in Wyoming County

    MESHOPPEN TOWNSHIP — Dozens of fire companies worked to douse a big fire at one of our area’s biggest employers in Wyoming County. The Procter and Gamble warehouse went up in flames early Tuesday morning. That company makes paper, cleaning, and personal care products. Crews from Wyoming, Susquehanna, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties were all brought in to battle the flames. It’s unclear how bad the damage is. Authorities haven’t said how that massive blaze got its start in Wyoming County.

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    Convenience Store Robbed in Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE — Police in Nanticoke are investigating a holdup at a convenience store. Officers say the Cocoa Hut on East Main Street was robbed around 4 a.m. on Tuesday. The bandit told the clerk he had a gun and took off with some money. Investigators haven’t said how much that robber got away with in that holdup in Luzerne County.

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    Illegal Dumping in Luzerne County

    BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — Police are trying to track down some folks who illegally dumped trash in Luzerne County. Investigators believe the people in the pickup truck illegally dumped trash Sunday behind the Bear Creek Township Municipal Building on Route 115. Officers say they found information to identify where the trash came from. If you recognize the truck, call state police in Luzerne County.

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    Deadly Crash in Luzerne County

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — State police in Luzerne County are investigating a crash that turned deadly. Troopers say a man crashed into a utility pole where North Church Street meets West 23rd Street early Monday morning near Hazleton. Officials say the driver, Jose Orellana-Lopez, 35, from Hazleton, was taken to the hospital where he later died. Troopers say speed may be been a factor in the crash in Luzerne County.

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    Robbery Investigation in Olyphant

    OLYPHANT — Police are looking into a robbery at a home in Lackawanna County. Officers showed up at a home on South Valley Avenue in Olyphant Sunday afternoon. Investigators haven’t said what was taken or if there are any arrests.

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    Troopers Investigating Vehicle Fraud in Scranton

    SCRANTON — State police need your help in a fraud investigation in Scranton. Troopers say there might be issues with titles on vehicles from “Washington Avenue Auto Sales.” If you’ve had any problems with that car lot at the corner of North Washington Avenue and Larch Street, state police in Lackawanna County want to hear from you.

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    Troopers Investigating Schuylkill County Fire

    PORTER TOWNSHIP — State police are looking into a fire at a home in Schuylkill County. The home on Grand Avenue in Tower City was gutted Thursday morning. Authorities say a 15-year-old girl was taken into custody, but officials haven’t said if any charges will be filed.

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    Turkey Hill Robbed in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Police are investigating a holdup at a minit market in Scranton. It happened at the Turkey Hill on Meridian Avenue early Friday morning. Police say the bandit didn’t show a weapon. Investigators haven’t said how much the thief got away with here in Scranton.

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    Man Locked Up after Deadly Shooting in Luzerne County

    FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP — A man is facing homicide charges after a deadly shooting in his home in Luzerne County. Officials say Brock Earnest, 40, from Montandon, was shot and killed at a home on Old Tioga Turnpike near Benton around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to troopers, Keith Williams, 40, pulled the trigger. He’s locked up in Luzerne County. Court papers indicate that a woman called police around 10:30 p.m., saying her boyfriend shot another man in the stomach with a shotgun. […]

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    House Fire in Monroe County

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A home in Monroe County was damaged by a fire Tuesday morning. The house caught fire on Smith Road, south of Stroudsburg, just after 6 a.m. Authorities say everyone inside made it out safely. There is no word on the cause.