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  • haz shooting 7-18

    Shots Fired in Two Sections of Hazleton

    HAZLETON –  Police said there were two incidents where shots were fired in Hazleton. Police said the first happened in the area of West 7th Street and Penn Court just after 1:00a.m. on Friday where two vehicles were seen driving away. According to authorities, the second happened about an hour later near East First Street and Garibaldi Court where investigators said two people were trading shots. Officials said no one was hit but a vehicle was damaged by the gunfire. […]

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    Man Died During Brawl in Pike County

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — State police are investigating a man’s death after a fight in Pike County. Troopers report Anthony Ventura, 55 from Bushkill, died during a brawl with another man around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities said the fight happened inside Pine Ridge development near Bushkill. Investigators have not said what caused the victim’s death or whether the other man in the fight will face charges in Pike County.

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    Police: Teen Shot in the Leg in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — A young man is in the hospital after getting shot in Williamsport. Police told Newswatch 16 the teen was found shot in the leg in the 600 block of Herdic Street just before 1:00a.m. Friday morning. Authorities said the victim, who’s between 16 and 18 years old, had to be flown to the hospital. Police said the victim could not tell them what led to the shooting in Lycoming County.

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    Teachers Picketing for Health Care in Lackawanna County

    CLARKS SUMMIT — Teachers hit the picket line for health care in Lackawanna County. Teachers in the Abington Heights School District announced Thursday they will strike starting September 11th. Educators in the Clarks Summit area have been working without a contract for three years. “The only time we did settle without a strike was in 2008. So, is it exhausting? Absolutely. Is it something we’re used to? Unfortunately,” said Jim Maria, Abington Heights Education Association. The teachers said the main […]

  • luz fatal 7-18

    Woman Dead after Crash in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman is dead after her car flipped and crashed in Luzerne County. Troopers said Angelique Wolfe, 42 of Sugar Notch, was killed when the car she was in flipped on an exit ramp from Interstate 81 to Business Route 309 on Thursday. Officials said the driver was badly hurt and another passenger also had some injuries. According to troopers, the woman who died was not wearing a seat belt in that crash in Wilkes-Barre.

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    Helping Veterans Get Back to Class

    SCRANTON — A new program is aimed to help veterans and their spouses receive a higher education in Scranton. R-VETS [Renewal-Veteran Education and Transition Services] is offered to local veterans and their spouses interested in taking their education further. The free eight-week program is looking to sign up even more students this week at Marywood University in Lackawanna County. R-VETS provides free school supplies for past and present military members and their spouse to ensure they have what they need […]

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    Armed Robbery at a Truck Stop in Pike County

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — Police said a man entered a truck stop, waved a gun around and demanded cash in Pike County. According to troopers, the thief ran through the Promise Lane Truck Stop and out the back door after taking approximately $1,000 in cash. State police described the crook as 6 feet with a slim build. Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at Blooming Grove at (570) 226-5718.

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    Former Executive Sentenced for Fraud in Schuylkill County

    CRESSONA — Another executive of a now closed company was sentenced on Monday for defrauding a government program in Schuylkill County. Ernest Fink used to be chief operating officer of Schuylkill Products in Cressona. Fink and the president of the company used a minority-owned firm in Connecticut as a front to receive $136 million worth of federally funded highway work in Pennsylvania. The president was sentenced last month to seven years in prison for the fraud in Schuylkill County.

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    Former King’s Employee in Prison for Downloading Child Pornography

    WILKES-BARRE — A former administrator at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre was sentenced Monday for downloading child pornography. According to officials, James Stewart of Mountain Top was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in jail. Authorities said Stewart was taken immediately to the Luzerne County prison.

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    R-VETS Program

    To learn more about the R-VETS program which helps veterans and their spouses receive higher education, click here.

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    Another Traffic Stop Turned Drug Arrest in Schuylkill County

    MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A man is locked up after police found bath salts during a traffic stop in Schuylkill County. Police said Jeffrey Najunas, 42, of Shenandoah was arrested late Sunday night. According to officials, they found over 40 grams of bath salts along with other controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, and weapons. Police said Najunas is locked up at the Schuylkill County prison.

  • scr water main break 7-14

    Water Gushes after Main Break in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Crews work to patch up a water main break in Scranton. Officials said the break happened on the 1400 block of Division Street. Newswatch 16 found water gushing into people’s yards and one neighbor said it was flowing into his basement. Crews believe the 10-inch line break is affecting the surrounding four blocks in Lackawanna County. Pennsylvania American Water said 75 customers are affected by the water main break. Crews were able to finish repairs by 4:30 p.m. […]