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    Masonic Temple Hit by Vandals

    HAZLETON —  A masonic temple was hit by vandals overnight in Hazleton. Police say someone threw rocks at the place on North Wyoming Avenue busting several windows and causing some damage inside. Officers have not yet arrested anyone for the vandalism in Hazleton.

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    Fire Almost Disrupts Church Barbecue

    DALTON — A fire almost caused some trouble for a church barbecue in Lackawanna County. Fire sparked in the barbecue pit at Our Lady of the Abingtons in Dalton around 6 a.m. Sunday. The gazebo over the pit has some damage. The pit was moved to a different location. No one was hurt. The fall festival and chicken barbecue went on as planned at the church in Lackawanna County.

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    Man Caught Burglarizing Hazleton Church

    HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton say they caught a burglar in the act stealing from a church. Cops were called to St. Gabriel’s Church on South Wyoming Street around 10:30 Friday night. There, officers say they found Frederick Galade removing music equipment from the basement. He faces several theft charges and is locked up in Luzerne County.

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    Thanking First Responders in Lackawanna County

    JESSUP — Thanking our first responders was the theme of an event in Lackawanna County. Newswatch 16 stopped by the annual Heroes Day at the Lackawanna County Public Safety Center in Jessup Saturday afternoon. The free event featured first responders from all over the county. Another theme for Saturday’s event was educating the youth about practicing safety. Kids got to try on swat gear along with getting a front seat view of several safety vehicles. Some parents say this is […]

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    Mormon Community Dedicated Site Where Church Began

    OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — It was a historic day for the Mormon community in our area as the faithful dedicated the site where the church started nearly 200 years ago in Susquehanna County. The priesthood site along Route 171 near Susquehanna Borough took more than a year to complete along with restoration of the former home of the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The dedication ceremony Saturday. Video from the dedication came from the church. The […]

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    Video Shows Pick Up that Damaged Soccer Fields

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Police in Union County released new surveillance video Saturday hoping that it helps catch whoever tore up soccer fields. Authorities are looking for the multi-colored pick up captured in the video on Zeigler Road near Lewisburg. Officials think its driver went over some grass fields last weekend. The damage to the soccer field  is about a $1,000 in Union County.

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    Home Damaged by Fire in Monroe County

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A fire gutted a home late Friday night in Monroe County. Viewer video shows the fire along Falstaff Road in the Pocono Farms East Development near Tobyhanna. The house is believed to be a total loss. No cause has been listed yet for that late night fire in Monroe County.

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    Shots Fired in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating a shooting incident at a housing complex no stranger to violence in Wilkes-Barre. Officers say shots were fired at Sherman Hills around 5 a.m. on Saturday. Authorities have not said if anyone was hurt or what caused the shooting.

  • HAZ SHOOTING 9-19-15

    Hazleton Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

    HAZLETON — A 27-year-old was hurt in a shooting early Saturday morning in Hazleton. Police say several shots were fired in the 500 block of Mckinley Street just after 3 a.m. The man was shot at least once. Police did not say how badly he was hurt. Investigators in Hazleton have not given a cause or say if they have any suspects after Saturday morning’s gunfire.

  • luz fire 9-19-15

    Luzerne County Business Evacuated after Fire

    LAFLIN —  Flames at a business in Luzerne County forced workers to evacuate. Crews says the fire sparked inside a machine Saturday morning at U.S. Green Fiber in Laflin. It was quickly put out, and workers were able to go back inside. The business in Luzerne County manufactures insulation.

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    Troopers Searching for Walmart Shoplifters

    EATON TOWNSHIP — State police in Wyoming County are looking for help to catch two shoplifters. Troopers believe two men stole more than $830 of merchandise from Walmart near Tunkhannock early Thursday morning. Another photo shows a vehicle believed to belong to the suspected thieves. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Wyoming County.

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    One Dead After Early Morning Crash in Luzerne County

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after an early morning crash in Luzerne County. State police say Jason Shulenski, 31, was killed when his car hit a utility pole and then crashed into a tree near Conyngham. According to troopers, the deadly wreck happened on Conyngham Drums Road just after 2 a.m. Friday.


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