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    Icy Roads, Sidewalks in Lackawanna County

    CARBONDALE — Frigid temperatures are making an icy mess across our area. Video showed that the sides of the road were covered in icy slush and sidewalks looked slick in some spots. The icy conditions caused lots of schools in our area to delay the start of classes Tuesday.

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    Two Corrections Officers Fired Following Drug Ring Bust

    WILKES-BARRE — Court documents indicate two Luzerne County corrections officers, facing charges in a big drug bust dubbed “Operation Gym Candy,” have been fired. John Taffera and Peter Fisher are among 13 people accused of being involved in drug rings that made and sold steroids and prescription drugs in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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    JCPenney to Close in Susquehanna Valley Mall

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — J.C. Penney is planning to close around 40 stores nationwide this year, including one in our area. One of the stores that is slated to close is in the Susquehanna Valley Mall near Selinsgrove in Snyder County. Officials for the department store did not give an exact timetable when that location or the others across the country will close.

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    Scranton Charity Received New Bus

    SCRANTON — A charity in Scranton now has a new tool to help people with severe mental and physical disabilities. St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton received a 2014 custom made accessible bus on Thursday. We are proud to say the money that paid for the new bus came from the pledges that were made during the St. Joseph’s Center Telethon was seen on WNEP-TV and Go Joe 17. The bus replaces one that was about 14 years old. It will […]

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    Morning Team’s Challenge for Tom

    Tom Williams celebrates his 50th birthday this weekend and the morning team offered him a challenge. Check out the clip to see what it was.

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    Burglar Hits Church in Kingston

    KINGSTON — Police believe a man is responsible for a burglary at a church in Luzerne County. Officers said the break in happened at the Church of Christ Uniting on South Sprague Avenue in Kingston. Cops haven’t said what was taken during the burglary in Luzerne County.

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    Fire Damaged Double Block Home in Plymouth

    PLYMOUTH — A fire forced several people out of a double block home in Luzerne County. Crews said both sides of the home on Vine Street in Plymouth were badly damaged Thursday afternoon. According to officials, everyone got out okay and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Two Locked Up for Violent Robbery

    EDWARDSVILLE — Two men are locked up in Luzerne County for a violent robbery. Police said Christopher Benussi, of Kingston, and Daniel Davis, of Larksville, robbed a man and slashed his face in Edwardsville on Thursday. According to officials, the victim is expected to be okay.

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    Six Facing Charges after Two Drug Raids

    ASHLEY — Six men are facing charges after two drug raids in Luzerne County. According to Ashley police, they found marijuana, painkillers and cash in a house and during a drug deal. Officers said Jesse Oltmanns, 21, and Garry Jacques, 29, both from East Stroudsburg, were arrested Thursday. Police in Luzerne County said they have not released the other names because the investigation is ongoing.

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    Big Rig Tips, Closes Road in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — A big rig tipped causing a road in Lackawanna County to close for more than an hour. Officials said the crash happened as the truck was turning off the O’Neill Highway onto Keystone Industrial Park Road in Dunmore just after 12: 30 a.m. Friday. Police believe the truck carrying pallets was speeding, but the driver said he hit a patch of ice. The road was closed for about an hour and a half while crews cleaned up and […]

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    New Year’s Tradition Played Out on the Diamond

    WILKES-BARRE — A New Year’s Day tradition played out on the diamond in Wilkes-Barre. The 35th annual Polar Bear Softball tournament at Kirby Park was held Thursday. The tradition started when two friends challenged each other to a game. Anyone who wants to play is welcome. They just need to grab a glove and join in. “It started with two teams, to eight, to 10 teams. Everybody wanted to play in the polar bear,” said Allen Blackwell, Edwardsville. Organizers said […]

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    Church in Carbon County Hosted New Year’s Dinner

    LEHIGHTON — Pork and sauerkraut were on the menu at a church in Lehighton. Members of the Trinity Lutheran Church on Third Street invited the community to stop by for a free meal Thursday afternoon. This was the 7th year for the dinner at the church in Carbon County. “It’s always great to help different people out with these different things. It’s a nice thing for the entire community to get things together,” said Cliff Mcfarland, a volunteer. Eating pork […]


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