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  • Overnight Road Work in Lackawanna County

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Some overnight road work means delays for drivers in Lackawanna County. PennDOT is close the Interstate 81 ramps at the Clarks Summit exit from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Thursday, May 10. Paving work started on the south ramp Sunday and will move to the north ramp. Workers are also patching Interstate 81 north and south near the Central Scranton Expressway exit and along the Luzerne County line. That work is expected to wrap up […]

  • Honesdale Zoning Officer Charged with DUI

    HONESDALE, Pa. — A borough official in Wayne County who’s had some run-ins with the law is now facing some drug-related charges. Honesdale police have charged Dan Hnatko with driving under the influence. Hnatko serves as the borough’s zoning officer. He was suspended with pay last week in Wayne County.

  • Bear Spotted in Tree in Wilkes-Barre Neighborhood

    WILKES-BARRE, P.a. — An unwelcome guest caused quite the commotion Thursday morning in a Wilkes-Barre neighborhood. The Game Commission was called after a four hundred pound black bear climbed up a tree on Shiber Lane in the city. The bear was discovered around 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Game officials had to use three tranquilizer darts to bring the bear down. The game commission says the same bear was tagged six days ago, after it ate some chickens in Laflin. No […]

  • Dozen Displaced After Fire at Apartment Building

    SCRANTON, Pa. — At least a dozen people need new places to stay after a fire in Scranton. Flames sparked in an apartment building in the 900 block of Sanderson Avenue just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday. The chief says the flames started after someone used a grill too close to the building. “Somebody was banging on the door and then my roommate was yelling the house was on fire and when I came out the firemen were in the […]

  • Shed Fire Spreads to Taylor Home

    TAYLOR, P.a. — Investigators want to know what sparked flames that scorched a home in Lackawanna County. The five inside all got out safely when their home on Rockledge Terrace in Taylor caught fire just after 11:30 Monday night. Officials believe the fire got its start in a shed and spread to one side of a nearby home. A state police fire marshal is expected to look for a cause here in Lackawanna County.

  • Man Locked Up Accused of Threatening Neighbor With an Ax

    NEW PHILADELPHIA, P.a. — A threat with an ax put a man behind bars in Schuylkill County. Police say Corey Cromyak from New Philadelphia stood behind a neighbor’s house on Monday and raised the ax in her direction. Troopers say the man used it to destroy a campfire ring while the woman ran inside. He faces assault charges here in Schuylkill County.

  • Road to Close for Work on Railroad Crossing in Luzerne County

    DUPONT, P.a. — Drivers could see traffic tie-ups in part of Luzerne County starting Monday, April 30. Main Street in Dupont is expected to be closed until Friday while crews repair and replace a railroad crossing. Detours are in place to help drivers get around while that work is being done in Luzerne County.

  • Woman Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into Prison

    RYAN TOWNSHIP, P.a. — A woman is facing charges for smuggling drugs into a prison in Schuylkill County. Police say that Michele George from Northampton County got caught Saturday giving synthetic marijuana to an inmate at the state lockup near Frackville. According to officials, George smuggled drugs in a body cavity and later removed them once she was inside the visitor’s bathroom at the prison.

  • Armed Robber Hits Turkey Hill in Forty Fort

    FORTY FORT, P.a. — A thief is on the run after a holdup in Luzerne County. Turkey Hill in Forty Fort was robbed just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Officials say the crook showed a gun at the store on Wyoming Avenue. Authorities haven’t said how much was taken in the crime in Luzerne County.

  • Two Women Die in Head-on Crash in Montour County

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two women died in a head-on crash Tuesday morning in Montour County. Two small SUVs crashed around 8 a.m. on Route 54 near Turbotville. Police say one of the SUVs crossed from the westbound lanes into the eastbound lanes and hit the other. Both women were taken to the hospital with severe injuries. Authorities confirmed that both later died. Investigators identified the victims as Kimberly Morgan, 43, of Danville, and Melanie Powers, 32, of Pennsdale. There is […]

  • Trio of Thieves on the Run After Turkey Hill Robbery

    CARBONDALE, P.a. — A trio of thieves is on the run after a mini-mart robbery in Lackawanna County. It happened around midnight in Carbondale. Police say a man and a woman robbed the Turkey Hill on Eighth Avenue. One of them had a gun. According to police, the pair jumped into a black Ford Focus with another man driving. The cashier says the thieves made off with the whole cash drawer containing about $300 here in Carbondale.

  • Fire in Monroe County Under Investigation

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, P.a. — A fire is under investigation in Monroe County. The alarm came in just before 11 p.m. on Sunday near Tannersville. A home along Sylvan Lane in Pocono Township burned. Firefighters couldn’t tell us if anyone was inside at the time, but we do know no one was hurt. So far, there is no word how that late night fire in Monroe County started.