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  • Turkey Hill Robbed for Fourth Time This Year

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — A convenience store was robbed in Luzerne County, and it isn’t the first time. Police are investigating a hold up at the Turkey Hill along Airport Road near Hazleton for the fourth time this year. Authorities say the most recent one happened just before 1 a.m. on Thursday, August 17. Police haven’t said what was taken in the heist in Luzerne County.

  • Police: Teen Robbed at Gunpoint in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A teenager had a scary run in on the street in Wilkes-Barre. Police say three men jumped out of a car near the intersection of Hanover and Church Streets Monday night. They pointed their guns at the 17-year-old and forced him to hand over his belongings.

  • Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Susquehanna County

    THOMPSON TOWNSHIP — A deadly motorcycle crash in Susquehanna County is under investigation. State police say Daniel Zigon, 33, crashed in the front yard of a home along Route 171 near Thompson just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday. That man from Clifford was taken to the hospital where he later died at the hospital in Susquehanna County.

  • Two Taken to Hospital After Head-on Crash in Lackawanna County

    TAYLOR — Two people were taken the hospital after a crash in Lackawanna County. A car and SUV collided head-on at the intersection of Union and Harrison Streets in Taylor late Sunday night. Crews had to free the driver of the car. Both drivers were rushed to the hospital. Investigators haven’t said what caused the crash, or if any charges will be filed in Lackawanna County.

  • Stabbing Investigation in Frackville

    FRACKVILLE — Police have just released information about a stabbing last week in Schuylkill County. The victim told police he was stabbed in the stomach at a home on East Chestnut Street in Frackville. He’s expected to survive. No arrests have been made yet. If you know about the attack, call police in Schuylkill County.

  • Wilkes-Barre Stabbing Called Case of Self-Defense

    WILKES-BARRE — A stabbing in Wilkes-Barre is being called a case of self-defense. Police say Fernando Bracero was under the influence of something when returned home to North Empire Street and turned violent. Someone who lives there used a knife to fend him off. Bracero also hit a police officer several times. It all happened just before 2 a.m. on Friday. That man from Wilkes-Barre now faces assault and other charges in Luzerne County.

  • Turkey Hill Robbed in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A convenience store was held up in Wilkes-Barre Sunday night. Police say a man with a gun got some money from a clerk at Turkey Hill on Hazle Street around 11: 30 p.m. and ran off. So far, no arrests have been made in that robbery in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Missing Man With Dementia From Susquehanna County Found Safe

    THOMPSON TOWNSHIP — UPDATE: According to troopers, William Forster was found safe early Friday morning. Previous Story: State police are searching for a man who went missing from his home in Susquehanna County. Troopers say William Forster, 84, left his home on Locust Lane in Thompson around 9:30 Thursday night and hasn’t come back. Authorities tell Newswatch 16 that man has dementia and may be confused. If you’ve seen him, call state police in Susquehanna County.

  • Monroe County Man Charged with Sex Trafficking

    SAYLORSBURG — A man from Monroe County, who already faces child sex charges, is facing more prison time. David Parker, 38, from Saylorsburg will spend at least 30 years behind bars as part of a plea agreement on child sex trafficking charges from 2010. Parker is also accused of taking a boy to a home near Philadelphia where the child was sexually abused by men dressed up in animal costumes.

  • Annual Firefighter’s Parade Hits Tunkhannock

    TUNKHANNOCK —  A parade of fire trucks filled the streets in Wyoming County Thursday night. The Triton Hose Company Firefighter’s Parade kicked off on Franklin Avenue in Tunkhannock. Dozens of fire trucks, bands, and other organizations marched through the streets. It’s all part of the hose company’s annual carnival week which runs through Saturday here in Wyoming County.

  • Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

    LEHIGH TOWNSHIP — A sexually violent predator must serve at least twelve years in state prison. A jury convicted Eric Richardson, 34, earlier this year for repeatedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Wayne County. He was sentenced to prison on Thursday. In addition to prison, Richardson was ordered to pay the victim’s counseling costs.

  • Threat Investigation Leads to Drug Charges in Luzerne County

    WYOMING — An investigation into threats leads to drug charges in Luzerne County. Officers were serving a warrant at a home on East Seventh Street in Wyoming Monday when they found heroin and other drugs. A three-year-old was also in the home at the time. Police arrested Luis Deleon on drug charges and for making threats. A woman in the home may also face charges. That child is now with Children and Youth in Luzerne County.