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  • Teen in Critical Condition after Crash in Lackawanna County

    SPRING BROOK TOWNSHIP — A teen driver is in critical condition after crashing into a utility pole and then coming in contact with a live wire in Lackawanna County. The wreck happened around 8 p.m. on Friday on Maple Lake Road near Moscow. Police say the driver hit the pole head on, snapping it in half. According to authorities, the transformer caught fire and several electrical wires fell. Officers say the driver got out his car and came in contact […]

  • New Grant for School that Trains Workers in Natural Gas Industry

    NEW MILFORD — More money is going toward a school in Susquehanna County that focuses on training workers for the natural gas industry. The State Department of Labor was at Lackawanna College School of Petroleum and Natural Gas near New Milford to announce a $150,000 grant.¬† That money will buy a natural gas drill pad simulator. The event at the campus Friday was also to mark one year since Cabot Oil and Gas donated $2.5 million to the school in […]

  • Driver Sentenced for Attacking Officer During Traffic Stop

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — A tractor trailer driver, who was shot by police in Columbia County, was sentenced on Friday to three to seven years in prison. State police say Daniel Hadean attacked an officer during a traffic stop off Interstate 80, just west of Bloomsburg, in May of last year. The Hemlock Township officer then shot him. Authorities ruled the shooting was justified. Hadean has been in jail since shortly after the shooting¬† in columbia county, and will get credit […]

  • Electronic Recycling Event in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Anybody in the Greater Hazleton Area will have the opportunity to get rid of old electronics next month. On Friday, the mayor announced that Hazleton and several neighboring communities will hold an electronic recycling event Saturday, May 2nd. You can drop off old electronics at Brenner Recycling located on South Wyoming Street in Hazleton.

  • Two Students in Pike County win National Title

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — Two high school seniors in Pike County now hold a national title. Tony Litz and Nick Schroeder, from Wallenpaupack Area High School, won the National Automotive Competition in New York City. The contest involved diagnosing and repairing a number of vehicle problems within a certain time-frame. They also had to take several written tests. Litz and Schroeder scored higher than any other team in the country. It’s the first time a team from Pennsylvania won the competition. […]

  • Woman Charged after Crashing into Radio Station

    WILLIAMSPORT — Charges have been filed more than a month after a woman rammed her car into a radio station in Williamsport. On Thursday, Crystal Glantz, of Lock Haven, was charged with arson, criminal mischief and DUI. Police say Glantz was drunk last month when she purposely crashed a rental car into the front of the I-Heart Radio building on West Fourth Street. According to court papers, the woman also started a fire in the backseat of the car using […]

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    Philly Man Locked Up on Drug Charges in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Police believe a man from Philadelphia was trying to sell drugs in Luzerne County. Officers say Khalil Owens, 21, was arrested Thursday night at an apartment on Lee Park Avenue in Hanover Township. According to authorities, they found cocaine, marijuana and cash inside.

  • Talkback 16: New Bar Proposal

    A proposal to keep bars in Pennsylvania open until 4 in the morning is the focus of this edition of Talkback 16. Not one person who called in thinks it’s a good idea.

  • Giant Food Stores to Increase Minimum Wage

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — Employees making minimum wage at Giant Food Stores will soon get paid more. The grocery store chain announced that wages will start at $9 an hour beginning in June. Giant says it’s part of an effort to offer competitive wages to its workers.

  • Layoffs at Frito-Lay Williamsport Facility

    WILLIAMSPORT — Officials begin layoffs at the Frito-Lay facility in Lycoming County. According to the snack food company, about 7% of the workforce at the plant in Williamsport is being cut. The state says as of September between 250 and 500 people worked there. Frito-Lay added the layoffs are part of a cost-cutting plan previously announced by parent-company Pepsi.

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    Monroe County Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges

    POCONO SUMMIT — A man is facing sexual assault charges in Monroe County. Officers say Jordan Hardy, 19, of Pocono Summit, was arrested last week accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Pocono Mountain Regional Police are investigating if Hardy had any other underage victims.

  • Sewage Leak in Luzerne County

    WYOMING — The Wyoming Borough Fire Chief says crews are working to fix a sewage leak that’s flooding a street in Luzerne County. Officials say the leak was first noticed just after 8 p.m. on Sunday. Wyoming Avenue is still open while the crews investigate what caused that leak in Wyoming.

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