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    Part of Route 315 to Close in Luzerne County

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A part of Route 315 in the Pittston area of Luzerne County will be closed again for three nights this weekend. It will be closed from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday while workers demolish a bridge there. The Pittston Exit, Exit 175A for Route 315 and the Turnpike, will also be off limits to drivers during the work in Luzerne County.

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    Ramp Closed Temporarily for Emergency Bridge Repairs

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A ramp connecting two major highways has been closed temporarily in Luzerne County. PennDOT says the ramp from I-80 east to I-81 north in Luzerne County will be closed for at least two days for emergency repairs. Eastbound drivers on I-80 will only have about a 2-mile detour to Route 309 to find their way back to I-81 north.

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    Folks Enjoy Family Carnival Despite Rainy Weather

    PECKVILLE — Despite the rainy weather, folks still came out for the Valley View Cougar Family Carnival. The carnival, held at John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville, featured games, rides, and food stands. We found kids making nachos and walking tacos at one stand which benefits the life skills class kids at the high school. The carnival wraps up at 10 p.m. this Saturday here in Lackawanna County.

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    Robbery Investigation in Hazleton

    HAZLETON – Police in Hazleton are searching for a man who they say robbed a woman. It happened at the intersection of Alter and 3rd streets just before 7 a.m. Thursday. Officers say he swiped her cell phone and took off. Authorities haven’t said if he had a weapon. If you know anything about the crime, you’re asked to call police in Hazleton.

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    Bridge Closed for Road Work in Monroe County

    Bridge on Paradise Valley Rd (940) in Paradise Valley is closed in both directions until Monday. Detours in place. pic.twitter.com/ATlqvtdioS — Carmella Mataloni (@Carmella_News) July 28, 2016 PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Drivers in one part of Monroe County will have to find a different way around starting this weekend. The bridge on Paradise Valley Road, also known as Route 940, will be closed in both directions until at least Monday because of road work. There are detours in place to help […]

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    Troopers, Coroner Investigating Death of Two-Year-Old Girl

    UPPER FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — Officials are investigating the death of a child in Lycoming County. The coroner says a 2-year-old girl was found in a pool on Mountain Road near Montoursville on Thursday. An autopsy on the child is set for Friday afternoon. Authorities in Lycoming County haven’t released that little girl’s name yet.

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    Hazardous Material Cleanup on Interstate 80 in Union County

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A lane restriction on Interstate 80 westbound at the Route 15 northbound interchange in Union County slowed traffic Wednesday. Crews cleaned up hazardous materials there after a recent tractor trailer fire near Watsontown. The work was completed and the lane reopened by 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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    Police Investigating Home Invasion in Northumberland County

    MILTON — Police in Northumberland County are investigating a home invasion. Officers were called to the 300 block of Mahoning Street in Milton just after 12:30 a.m. Monday. Investigators say a masked man was seen inside the home. The woman who spotted the intruder locked herself, her child and her brother in a bedroom The man was gone by the time police arrived. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Milton Borough Police Department  at 570-742-8757.

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    Update: 13-Year-Old Girl Charged with Starting Fire Inside Dunkin Donuts

    SHAMOKIN — Police have charged a 13-year-old girl with starting a fire in a Dunkin Donuts bathroom in Northumberland County. Investigators said the fire was intentionally set just before midnight Saturday in the women’s restroom inside the restaurant along West Sunbury Street in Shamokin. The fire forced the store to close. There is no word when it will reopen. Police released surveillance photos and said they received multiple calls and were able to identify the girl they believe set the fire. […]

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    One Hurt in Early Morning Motorcycle Crash

    SCRANTON — One person was hurt in an early morning motorcycle crash in Scranton. It happened on North Main Avenue near the intersection with Oak Street. The operator of the motorcycle is in the hospital. There is no word on that person’s name and condition. Part of North Main Avenue was closed during the investigation in Scranton.

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    Monroe County Man Dies After Falling From Tree

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A Monroe County man has died after falling from a tree at his home in East Stroudsburg. According to the coroner, Frank Wolfe was hit by a branch and then fell from a tree on Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital in Lehigh County where he later died Wednesday morning.  

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    Woman Wanted for Fraud in Monroe County

    CANADENSIS — Authorities in Monroe County are looking for a woman they accuse of housing fraud. They believe Christine Nazario from Canadensis took Section 8 money despite having unreported income. They say she also had an unauthorized person living with her. Prosecutors in the Poconos have charged her with eight counts of theft.

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