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    Scranton Company Charged with Money Laundering Charges

    WILLIAMSPORT — The U.S.  Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania filed a money laundering charge at federal court in Williamsport against a company from Scranton.  Pennsylvania Coin, LLC is accused of illegally operating video gambling games in five counties. Prosecutors said Pennsylvania Coin maintained illegal gambling devices in 180 businesses in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties. In 2012, the U.S. Attorney said IRS agents seized 288 illegal gambling devices from those businesses along with $77,000 in […]

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    Overnight Burglary in Schuylkill County

    EAST NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP — A gas station in Schuylkill County was burglarized overnight. State police say someone forcibly entered the Mobil Station in East Norwegian Township around 1 a.m. Thursday. Troopers have not released how much money was taken in the burglary at the corner of Route 61 and Ann Street near Pottsville. According to officials, the suspect or suspects then fled the scene undetected. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at (570)739-1330.

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    Mobile Home Leveled by Fire in Monroe County

    POLK TOWNSHIP — A home was destroyed by a fire in Monroe County. Authorities said a mobile home on Molasses Valley Road near Gilbert started burning just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday. There was not much left standing after the fire gutted the home. Crews told Newswatch 16 no one was home when it started. The fire marshal is expected to investigate the fire on Friday in Monroe County.

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    Two Chased out of Home by Fire in Lackawanna County

    OLD FORGE — Flames chased a grandmother and her grandson out of a home in Lackawanna County. The home on Stewart Street in Old Forge burned around 8 p.m. Wednesday. The woman who lives there thinks a heater in the basement set off the flames. She said they ran out of the home in Lackawanna County when they smelled smoke.

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    UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Boy Found Shot In Alley

    WILLIAMSPORT — The name of the 16-year-old boy, who was found shot dead in Williamsport, has been released. Officers say the body of TyFeak Gordon was found on Dove Court on Tuesday. Authorities say the teenager lived close by. Williamsport police say they do not have a suspect or a motive. An autopsy is set for Wednesday.

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    Attempted Armed Robbery in Luzerne County

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Police in Luzerne County cuffed a man who they say was involved in an armed robbery. Officers say Marshall Dyer from Edwardsville was one of two men who held up Plains Meat Market in Plains Township Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said the other crook used a box cutter to threaten the owner and demand money. The two men then ran off without getting any cash after the owner yelled for another employee. Police caught up with Dyer on […]

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    Family Displaced after Fire in Lycoming County

    WILLIAMSPORT — A family of three in Lycoming County is displaced after a fire damaged their home. Crews were called to Howard Street  in the Newberry section of Williamsport around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the fire platoon chief, everyone made it out of the house that was damaged from the the smoke and heat. Officials said the family of three, two adults and a child, were displaced by the fire. The family is being assisted by the Red […]

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    Crash Causes Damage to Cemetery in Luzerne County

    LARKSVILLE — A crash caused some damage to a cemetery and sent the driver to the hospital in Luzerne County. Authorities believe the driver of the car was speeding on Mountain Road before crashing through a barrier around Saint Vladimir’s Cemetery. Police said the car stopped just feet from the  tombstones in Larksville. According to officials, the driver was taken the hospital to get checked out. Police have not said whether he will face any charges.

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    Letter Carriers Join Million Mile Club in Scranton

    SCRANTON — There’s an achievement some letter carriers in Scranton can now lay claim to and that’s 30 years on the job with no accidents. Nine of them were honored with the “Million Mile Club” Award Tuesday morning at the post office along Stafford Avenue. Erin Flynn , a Scranton letter carrier says, “30 years with no accident.  It’s quite an accomplishment doing several things during the day. Be careful. It works!” The letter carriers that were honored deliver mail […]

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    Police: Suspected Robber Hits Pedestrian in Luzerne County

    HAZLETON —  Police say a man stole from a self-storage unit, fled the scene, and hit a pedestrian in Luzerne County. Police say an older man was stealing from Broad Street Self Storage around 2:45 p.m. Monday. According to officers, the man tried to flee the scene in a white van and then the van hit a man. Hazleton police say the victim was badly hurt and crews flew him to the hospital. No arrests have been made.

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    Fire Puts Work on Hold at a Factory in Lackawanna County

    MOOSIC — Flames chased workers off the line at a factory in Lackawanna County. According to officials, a fire broke out at CPG International on East Corey Street in Moosic on Monday. Crews say everyone got out safely and that they managed to douse flames quickly at the place that makes building materials. Authorities have not said what started the fire.

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    Man Robbed, Firearm Taken in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Police say two thieves made off with a gun after an armed robbery in Hazleton. According to officials,  the man was held up near the intersection of Ninth and James Streets just after 10 p.m. on Monday. Police say the two crooks used a gun of their own during the robbery in Luzerne County.

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