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  • HAZ ROBBERY 4-29-16

    Man Arrested in Hazleton for New Jersey Robbery

    HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton arrested a man Friday. He is accused of a robbery in Patterson, New Jersey. Officers are holding Manuel Lora, 19,  until he can be taken to New Jersey.

  • SCR RELAY 4-29-16

    University of Scranton Hosts Annual Relay for Life

    SCRANTON — People were staying active to help in the fight against cancer in Scranton. The University of Scranton held its annual Relay for Life event on campus. Hundreds of students will be staying active through Saturday night in an effort to raise $50,000 for the American Cancer Society. The 24-hour event features plenty of activities from Zumba to basketball to tug-of-war. It was to keep the people moving. Organizers say they still take time to honor survivors and remember […]

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    Child Advocacy Center Marks 18 Years of Service

    SCRANTON — April is child abuse prevention month. The Child Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania marked its 18th year of service Friday night in Scranton. Hundreds gathered for the CAC’s ‘Cocktails by Moonlight’ event. It was held at POSH at The Scranton Club in the city’s downtown. The center works to increase awareness about child abuse intervention and prevention. “Tonight is a night of celebration not only of the goals that have been achieved and of the strengths that have been […]

  • LACKA FRAUD 4-29-16

    Man Charged with Home Improvement Fraud

    OLYPHANT — A man from Scranton was charged Friday with home improvement fraud for what authorities say was a sloppy repair job on the roof of a business. The District Attorney’s office says Clarence Kirk, 56, was contracted to fix the roof at Animal Magic in Olyphant but never finished the job. Kirk is the owner of C.J. Roofing and siding. Authorities in Lackawanna County are checking to see if there are more victims.

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    Water Likely to be Turned Off Monday in Beaver Brook

    LUZERNE COUNTY — People in a community in Luzerne County are worried that in a few days their water will be shut off. It’s all because of a $30,000 past due bill that Beaver Brook owes to the Kline Township Water Authority. The association is talking about going to court. If that doesn’t work, water will likely be turned off by Monday for the nearly 200 people who live there.

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    Talkback 16: Mall Up For Sale, Backyard Guests, Traffic On I-81

    In this Talkback 16, callers comment on guests in the backyard and turning a mall up for sale into a prison. However, the majority of calls are about plans to cut down on backups along a stretch of Interstate 81.

  • LACKA SEX ASSAULT 4-29-16

    Man Facing Child Sex Charges in Lackawanna County

    DICKSON CITY — Child sex charges have a man locked up in Lackawanna County. A girl claims Jason Riollano, now from New York, sexually abused her over a three-year period beginning when she was five. The alleged assaults took place in Dickson City.

  • SCR ABUSE 4-29-16

    Scranton Man Accused of Throwing 8-Year-Old Son into Wall

    SCRANTON — A man from Scranton is accused of child abuse for hurting his son. Police say earlier this month Sean McGuire threw his eight-year-old boy into a wall after he got mad. The boy was taken to the hospital with a broken elbow.

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    Trees Planted at Scranton’s Public Schools for Arbor Day

    SCRANTON — On this Arbor Day, trees were planted at each of Scranton’s public schools. At West Scranton Hgh School, two trees were planted in front of the school on Luzerne Street. The city has been designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The designation goes to places that have shown a commitment to trees.

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    Scranton Police Investigating Reports of Shots Fired

    SCRANTON — Police are investigating reports of shots fired in Scranton’s south side. The shots were heard in the 1700 block of Pittston Avenue. It happened after 7 p.m. At least one bullet appears to have hit a window in one building. There is no word if anyone was injured or if police have taken anyone in for questioning after the gunfire in Scranton.  

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    New York State Denies Pipeline Permit

    NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP — New York State denied the permit to construct a major pipeline planned to link natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania with New York and New England. The Constitution Pipeline was the reason trees were cut down here in Susquehanna County last month, even though the owners of that maple tree farm fought to save them. They had argued that should wait at least until New York state made its decision. Pipeline officials said they are still committed […]

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    Classes to Resume Following Strike for Sayre School District

    Classes in the Sayre Area School District are set to resume Monday. Teachers walked off the job 10 days ago. They’ve been working without a contract for the past three years. A negotiation session is scheduled for next Monday in Bradford County.

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