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    Man Flips Car Three Times, Drives Off On Three Tires

    ARCHBALD — A car flipped three times on the Casey Highway at Dunmore and took off. The driver told police he couldn’t afford a tow truck so he drove the car from the wreck as far as it would go, even though it was missing a tire. “I’m just getting in the car. I don’t want no tow trucks. It’s gonna cost me an arm and a leg. I said let me go and try to drive and I tried […]

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    Woman Pleads Guilty to Taking over $11,000 from Post Office

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — A former post office worker has agreed to plead guilty to taking more than $11,000. Authorities say Lori Regel-Childs took the money from the post office in South Williamsport from October 2014 until December 2015. The woman from South Williamsport allegedly used the cash to pay personal bills and expenses.

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    Local Dentist Facing More Federal Tax Evasion Charges

    FORTY FORT — A dentist from Luzerne County is facing more federal tax evasion charges. Charles Musto is now accused of two counts filing false tax returns and using multiple bank accounts at several banks to conceal income from his business and rental properties. Musto’s dentistry is located on Wyoming Avenue in Forty Fort. He was originally indicted on one charge back in April.

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    Nasser Limo Company to Pay $14,000 Fine

    MOOSIC — Lawyers for the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission and Nasser Limousine in Moosic have agreed that the limo company should pay a $14,000 fine for a series of violations. A Newswatch 16 investigation last June showed Nasser was cited seven times in less than a year for a number of safety and inspection violations.

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    Talkback 16: Stuck ‘Trump Truck’ Citation, Bank Security Cameras

    A citation dropped in the case of the stuck ‘‘Trump Truck,” bank security cameras, and the calls we air on Talkback 16 are some of the topics in this Talkback 16. First, callers comment on all of the gnats.

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    Produce Vouchers Available Again for Seniors in Lackawanna County

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — Seniors in Lackawanna County can again get free vouchers to use at local farmers markets. Wednesday was the first day of the giveaway at the North Pocono Senior Center near Moscow. Seniors over 60, who meet certain income requirements, can receive up to $20 in coupons to use for fresh produce at farmers markets around Lackawanna County. On Thursday, vouchers will be handed out at the downtown senior center in Scranton. For more information about the voucher […]

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    Decades Old Campaign Sign Found Behind Floral Shop’s Sign

    SCRANTON – Some changes at a long-standing floral shop in Scranton have revealed a decades-old campaign sign. The owners of Keen’s Floral Shop removed a large sign advertising their business on the back wall. Underneath their sign was a Luger-Pettinato campaign sign. The pair were Lackawanna County commissioners in the 70s.

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    Wilkes-Barre Splash Pad Open for Summer

    WILKES-BARRE — The splash pad at Coal Street Park in Wilkes-Barre was open for the first time this year. About a dozen kids played in the water Tuesday afternoon when Newswatch 16 stopped by. City workers and park employees hope the splash pad can go the entire summer without any mechanical problems like in years past.

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    Dog Owner Charged with Animal Cruelty Gets Probation

    EAST PENN TOWNSHIP — The owner of dozens of dogs that had to be removed from a home in Carbon County in January was sentenced Tuesday to one year probation. In April, Nancy Bullard was charged with animal cruelty. Humane officers removed more than 50 dogs, many of them were Yorkies, from her home along Kittatiny Lane near Bowmanstown. Investigators say the dogs had serious skin infections and were living in filth when they were taken from the home in […]

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    Man, Teen Charged with Attempted Homicide in the Poconos

    MOUNT POCONO — A man and a 17 year old are charged with attempted homicide that occurred Saturday in the Poconos. The victim said he was walking home from work at McDonalds near the Mount Pocono Plaza when the two suspects attacked him from behind. The victim told police the attackers stole his backpack, cell phone, and some money. The suspect is Jexel Ortiz-Rosas of Puerto Rico. The 17 year old is being charged as an adult. Both are facing […]

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    High School Pool to Stay Open for Now

    ARCHBALD — The swimming pool at Valley View High School in Lackawanna County will stay for now. The school board approved a budget Monday night that keeps the pool open for the time being. The high school and youth swim teams asked for time to raise money to help repair the pool’s deck. The superintendent says the school board will reassess the issue in about six months here in Lackawanna County.

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    Man Found Not Guilty in Toddler’s Death

    WILLIAMSPORT — A man charged in connection with the death of an 18-month-old in Lycoming County was found not guilty on all counts on Monday. Brandon Hoffman of Jersey Shore was charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment last year. Investigators say he was wrestling with his girlfriend’s son and intended to throw the toddler onto a bed, but missed. The child’s head hit the hardwood floor and later died.

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