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  • Fire Damages Funeral Home in Lackawanna County

    OLD FORGE — A fire at a funeral home in Lackawanna County is under investigation. Officials believe the flames sparked in the basement of Palermo and Zawacki Funeral Home on North Main Street in Old Forge around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The fire chief says there weren’t any clients or workers in that funeral home when it caught fire. A state police fire marshal is expected to look into what sparked those flames in Lackawanna County.

  • Intersection in Sunbury Closed Due to Crash

    SUNBURY — Police in Sunbury say a 16-year-old driver is responsible for a crash that damaged a utility pole and closed a road Monday morning in Northumberland County.  The crash happened around 3 a.m. at the intersection of Market and Front Streets in Sunbury. Police received a tip around 2:45 a.m. that a vehicle was stolen in nearby Upper Augusta Township.  A short time later, a Sunbury police officer noticed a vehicle driving with its headlights off. After a short pursuit, the driver lost […]

  • UPDATE: I-80 West Back Open After Big Rig Hauling Corn Flour Crashes

    UPDATE: Interstate 80 west near Tannersville reopened around 6 a.m. Monday after the big rig crash. POCONO TOWNSHIP — A tractor trailer speeding on the interstate in Monroe County caused a big crash, according to state police. Troopers say the driver was going too fast in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 around 12 a.m. on Monday. The big rig plowed through traffic cones at a construction zone and ended up crashing in the west lanes, spilling bags of corn […]

  • Greek Festival Underway in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Spanikopita, baklava, and gyros are allGreek treats you can find in Stroudsburg this weekend. The Greek Festival at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church on Stokes Avenue kicked off Thursday. The four-day event draws hundreds of people each year for authentic Greek food and desserts along with traditional Greek dancing. It runs Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is the 25th year for the Greek Festival in […]

  • Million Dollar Ticket Sold in West Nanticoke

    WEST NANTICOKE — After Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, someone from our area is now a millionaire. No one won Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot. However, a $1 million ticket was sold in Luzerne County. The ticket, bought at the Valley Mart/Citgo in West Nanticoke, matched all five white balls but not the red Powerball. Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is now worth an estimated $435 million.

  • Shooting at Weis Market in Wyoming County Leaves Four Dead, Including Shooter

    EATON TOWNSHIP — State police say four people are dead after a murder-suicide in Wyoming County. Troopers say they received a call just before 1 a.m. Thursday that a man was shooting at people inside the Weis Market along Hunter Highway near Tunkhannock. State police say the gunman killed one woman and two other men before turning the gun on himself. Troopers identified the gunman as Randy Stair, 24, of Dallas. The victims were identified as Terry Sterling, 63, of South Montrose;  […]

  • Boy Heading to Bus Stop Struck by Car in Lackawanna County

    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — A boy was hit while heading to his bus stop in Lackawanna County. The child was struck while crossing Route 348 going to his bus stop near Mount Cobb around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries, according to emergency crews. Troopers don’t expect to ticket the driver.

  • Fiery Interstate Crash in Columbia County

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — Traffic was slow on one highway after a fiery crash in Columbia County. Officials said a tractor trailer clipped an abandoned vehicle along the side of Interstate 80 west just past the Buckhorn exit early Tuesday morning. The truck jackknifed and burst into flames. No one was hurt. One lane of I-80 west will be closed on and off throughout the morning while the crash is cleaned up. Authorities haven’t said when that road will reopen in Columbia County. For […]

  • Attempted Homicide in Columbia County

    BRIAR CREEK — Gunfire sent one man the hospital and another to jail in Columbia County. State police say Devin Hampton fired at Jeffrey Mausteller after an argument at a home in Briar Creek around 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Maustellar was hit with a buckshot but is expected to be okay. Hampton faces attempted homicide and other related charges in Columbia County.

  • Suspicious Fire at Abandoned Warehouse in Lackawanna County

    FELL TOWNSHIP — Investigators are looking into a fire at an abandoned warehouse in Lackawanna County. Crews were called to the place near Carbondale just after 5 a.m. on Friday. Officials say it’s been empty for more than 30 years and investigators say that it appears the fire was caused by arson. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Troop R Fire Marshal Unit at 570-963-3156.

  • Tractor Trailer Crash Leaves Chocolaty Mess on Highway

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — A tractor trailer crash left a chocolaty mess on the highway in Columbia County. State police say one big rig clipped the back of another that was stopped on the side of Interstate 80 near Bloomsburg early Friday morning. The parked truck skidded into a ditch and spilled its load of chocolate pudding. One driver was taken to the hospital to be checked out. The other wasn’t badly hurt. Interstate 80 east is open after a […]

  • Firefighters Practice Rescue Training in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Firefighters were out and about doing rope rescues at the Intermodal Center in the city in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. It was all part of some special basket and rope rescue training. Those firefighters practiced pulling rescue baskets up the side of the building on Thursday. On Friday, crews will be out again for training sessions in the Diamond City.