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    Ribbon Cutting for New Lighting System at Softball Field in Lackawanna County

    BLAKELY — A church community in Lackawanna County held a ceremony Monday to thank those who helped them install stadium lighting at their softball field. Peckville Assembly of God near Dickson City held a ribbon cutting to mark the dedication of the new lighting system at its Strawberry Fields Softball Field. The lights were just installed this week and were ready to be used for the church’s championship softball game Monday night. “These lights were donated by in large over 50 […]

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    ABC Supply 500 Indy Car Race at Pocono Raceway Postponed

    LONG POND — It was another washout at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon. Officials postponed the ABC Supply 500 because the rain would not let up. The IndyCar race was scheduled to start at 3 p.m., but because of the rain, it was postponed until Monday with a tentative start time of 12:09 p.m. This is the third time a race at the Tricky Triangle was postponed due to the weather this year. The Sprint Cup Series Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 […]

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    Second Person Charged in Penn State Professor’s Death

    POTTER TOWNSHIP — A second person is charged in the death of a Penn State professor in Centre County. Danelle Geier, 32, of Lemont allegedly knew George Ishler was going to kill Ronald Bettig and did nothing to stop it. Ishler allegedly pushed Bettig from a cliff at a quarry near State College. Officials say the motive was money. Ishler was in Bettig’s will. Bettig fell approximately 80 feet to his death. Bettig taught in Penn State’s communications department at the school’s main […]

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    UPDATE: I-81 Back Open after Early Morning Crash in Lackawanna County

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — Traffic was backed up for miles on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County Sunday morning due to a crash. Three cars wrecked in the northbound lanes near the Waverly exit around 3 a.m. Three people were badly hurt and were taken to the hospital. Two others left the scene. The interstate was closed for about five hours. It reopened after 8 a.m. State police are still investigating what led to the crash.

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    Clerk Attacked, Mini Mart Robbed in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Police have arrested the two people they believe are responsible for an assault and robbery at a mini mart in Northumberland County. Officers say two men attacked a clerk at the Turkey Hill on North Front and Reagan Streets in Sunbury around 3 a.m. Wednesday before taking off with some merchandise. The victim was taken to the hospital. Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Wednesday after receiving several tips from the community. The second suspect is identified as Matthew […]

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    Car Veers off Interstate, Crashes into Ditch

    A car crashed on the highway early Wednesday morning in Luzerne County. The car veered off Interstate 80 and flipped over in a ditch near Nescopeck just after 2 a.m. The driver wasn’t badly hurt. Interstate 80 east was down to one lane but both are now open in here Luzerne County.

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    Armed Robbery in Luzerne County

    WEST HAZLETON — A thief with a gun held up a mini mart in Luzerne County. According to officers, the Pantry Quik on North Broad Street in West Hazleton was robbed just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday. Investigators say the bandit showed a gun but didn’t say if anything was taken in that hold up in Luzerne County.

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    Pike County Man Sentenced for Election Fraud

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — A judge in Pike County sentenced a man Monday in an unusual election fraud case. Jurors convicted the man of trying to fix the election of the board in his private community. Myron Cowher, of the Wild Acres Lakes Development in Delaware Township, must serve at least one and a half years in prison. Jurors convicted him on 217 counts related to forgery, identity theft, and a slew of other charges. Prosecutors in the Poconos proved Cowher […]

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    Firefighters Hurt Battling Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A fire Monday morning sent two firefighters to the hospital. Crews were called to the place on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Scranton around 3:30 a.m. Neighbors say the house has been empty for months and has been under renovation for a while. The injured firefighters are expected to be OK.

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    I-80 East in Luzerne County Back Open After Crash

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — Part of Interstate 80 east in Luzerne County was closed for several hours following a crash. The crash on Monday morning involved several vehicles including a tractor trailer, which spilled about 20 gallons of diesel fuel onto the highway, according to PennDOT officials. Traffic was diverted off the interstate onto Route 93 at the Conyngham/Nescopeck exit (256) while the mess was cleaned up. There is no word if anyone was hurt. The interstate reopened around 10 a.m.

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    Driver Crashes into Telephone Pole, Parked Cars

    HAZLETON — Police believe a driver was under the influence when he wrecked in Hazleton. It happened on East Diamond Avenue just before midnight on Sunday. No one was hurt, but the impact took out a telephone pole and two parked cars. A neighbor is thankful it wasn’t worse. “It looked like the car went into the two cars that were in the driveway next to my apartment,” said Judy Martini of Hazleton. “If the cars wouldn’t have been there. […]

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    Woman Rushed to Hospital after SUV Crash

    PINE TOWNSHIP — One woman was rushed to the hospital after an early morning crash on Route 42 in Columbia County. It happened around 2:30 a.m on Friday near Millville. State police say that woman has life-threatening injuries. Troopers haven’t said what caused that crash in Columbia County.  

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