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    Former Walmat Employee Faces Theft Charges in Union County

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — A former Walmart employee faces charges after money was taken from a register in Union County. Authorities said 28-year-old Benjamin Bower stole about $2,000 while working as a cashier at the big box store near Lewisburg earlier this year. State police said the man from Milton is charged with theft in Union County.

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    Five Sent to Hospital after Crash in Monroe County

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — A crash in Monroe County sent five people to the hospital. Officials said the crash happened where Route 191 meets Lower Swiftwater Road near Tobyhanna just after midnight. According to authorities, a 52-year-old man riding in the SUV was badly hurt and had to be flown to the hospital. Police believe the driver, a 34-year-old woman, may have been under the influence. Troopers said the three kids in the car had minor injuries from the crash in […]

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    Festival Honors Veterans and Labor in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Folks all over the area were taking part in Labor Day festivities in Luzerne County. The NEPA Labor Day Festival was held on Monday at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre to honor veterans and labor that contributed to the progress of our area over the years. The event helps others learn about the generations of people who worked in the garment industry and the mines in our region.

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    UPDATE: Two Dead After Carbon County Crash

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Two men are dead after a crash Sunday in Carbon County. Police said they were killed in the one-car wreck on Forest Street near Lehighton just after 2 a.m. Sunday. According to officials, a third person was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. According to the coroner, Christopher Mattera, 23, and Brian McGovern, 25, both of Wilmington, Delaware are dead. Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday. Police say they are still investigating.

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    One Dead after Motorcycle Crash in Luzerne County

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP —  A man is dead after motorcycle crash in Luzerne County. Police said Shawn Murphy, 51, from Noxen in Wyoming County died when he crashed into another motorcycle on Route 29 near Shavertown. Officials said the victim was found trapped under the motorcycle Sunday night. Investigators believe the man turned at the last minute, and hit the sidecar on a motorcycle he was with that was carrying his wife. Route 29 is shut down while police investigate the deadly […]

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    All Aboard for Railfest 2014

    SCRANTON — People gathered to celebrate Railfest 2014 this weekend at the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton. Families checked out all kinds of special exhibits, railroad equipment and displays. Visitors could ride the rails on an excursion to Moscow. There was also free trolley bus rides from the park to La Festa Italiana on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton.

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    Family Picnic and Ride to Benefit Sick Children in Luzerne County

    SHEATOWN — People came together to help some sick children in Luzerne County. Sunday was the 14th annual Valley with a Heart Benefit Ride and Family Picnic at the Holy Child Grove in Sheatown. The event kicked off with a motorcycle ride Sunday morning to help benefit the families of sick children. There was also live music all day, plus games, raffles, and a fireworks display. “We see so many families that have a child that’s affected with a serious illness […]

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    Soccer Tournament in Honor of Athlete who Died in 2011

    SCRANTON — A special soccer tournament was held in honor of a young athlete who died in Lackawanna County . The 4th annual Jamie Kotula Kick-Off Soccer Tournament was held on Sunday at Marywood University. The event raises money for college scholarships and donations to local charities. Jamie died in 2011, at the age of 16, following a car crash and his dad said his son would be so proud to see his legacy. “Jamie would absolutely… In his honor,” said […]

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    Falling Bricks Close Road in Bradford County

    TOWANDA — A part of Route 6 is closed after part of a building fell into the road in Bradford County. Police said bricks fell off Henry Dunn Inc., an insurance and realty group, on Main Street in Towanda Sunday morning. According to PennDOT, Route 6 between Court Street and Pine Street in Towanda will be closed until repairs can be made to the building. Officials said a detour is in place to help drivers get around the closed street […]

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    One Dead, Three Injured after ATV Crash

    AUBURN TOWNSHIP — One man was killed and three others were hurt after an ATV crash in Susquehanna County. Police said the driver lost control of the ATV around 8:00 p.m. Friday on Place Road in Auburn Township and hit a rock wall. Officials said Jeremy Mowry, 38, of Meshoppen died from his injuries. The driver, Cody Mosher, 23, of Laceyville was injured along with two other passengers, Alexander Mowry of Meshoppen and a 12-year-old boy. There is no word […]

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    UPDATE: Victim of Deadly Crash Identified

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — State police say a man died Wednesday morning when his car crashed into a tractor-trailer in Luzerne County. Troopers identified the victim as Jamin Zimmerman, 34, of Lehighton. The wreck on Route 940 in Foster Township, near Freeland, happened around 4:30 a.m. State police said Zimmerman’s car crossed the center line and hit the rig head-on. Zimmerman died at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt. Part of Route 940 in the Freeland area was closed […]

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    Back to School Apps

    When it comes to getting kids back on track for school, there are some apps out there that could help them bring back the focus after summer break. For some high tech apps to help stop the brain drain after summer break, check out PBS Kids and the Brainzy Math and Reading Program. For support for teachers, parents and students, check out the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website here.

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