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  • Accused Killer Pleads Guilty to Third-Degree Murder in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — An accused killer pleaded guilty to third-degree murder Thursday in Pottsville. Shavinskin Thomas admits to helping Joshua Lukach stab a man to death in 2015. As part of the plea agreement, Thomas has agreed to testify against Lukach in Schuylkill County court.

  • Chase Ends With Crash, Drug Bust in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Police nabbed three suspects and a lot of drugs early Wednesday morning. Authorities say Marquis DeLeon, Carlos Liriano, Jose Peralta were in a car in Hazleton when it nearly ran over a police officer who was investigating a fight and gunshots. The officer told the driver to pull over but he did not and was speeding down Diamond Avenue for several blocks before the car crashed around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say they found 1,000 bags of heroin, 15 bags […]

  • Boil Advisory Lifted in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — A spokesperson with Pennsylvania American Water says the boil advisory in Lackawanna County has been lifted. On Saturday, a break at a water plant on Mill Street in Dunmore disrupted service to thousands of customers. Repairs were made Saturday night and water service was returned by Sunday and a boil advisory was put into effect. The boil water advisory that was in place for tens of thousands of homes and businesses has now been lifted.  

  • Fire Damages Roof of Kingston Business

    KINGSTON — Flames shouldn’t keep workers away from a business in one part of Luzerne County. Four Daughters Architectural Woodworkers on Korn Street in Kingston went up just before 10:30 Monday night. Officials say contractors were working on the roof when a small generator exploded and caught roofing material on fire. The building is expected to be able to operate Tuesday in Luzerne County.

  • Road Closed Due to High Waters

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — High water has a road closed in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. Route 309 in the Back Mountain is shut down from Kunkle to near Noxen in Wyoming county. The Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre and the west branch in Williamsport are expected to crest just above flood stage on Friday, and that could mean some minor flooding in low-lying uninhabited areas.

  • Coal Miners Memorial Unveiled in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE– A coal miners memorial was unveiled in Wilkes-Barre. 875 names were added to the “Wall of Honor” at the Miners Memorial at King’s College on Thursday. The outdoor exhibit on Public Square honors the life of coal miners during the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Armed Thief Hits Turkey Hill in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police want to know if you’ve seen a thief in Wilkes-Barre. Police say a man used a gun to hold up the Turkey Hill Minit Mart on Carey Avenue last Saturday. If you recognize the man in the surveillance photo, call police in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Man Taken to Hospital after Stabbing in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A stabbing sent one man to the hospital in Scranton. Police say the victim was stabbed in a second-floor apartment on Cedar Avenue just after 3 a.m. on Thursday. He’s expected to survive. Investigators haven’t said what led to the stabbing or if there’s a suspect here in Scranton.

  • Fire Burns Two Garages in Lackawanna County

    ELMHURST TOWNSHIP — Flames ripped through two garages in Lackawanna County. Crews were called to Route 435 near Moscow around 2:30 Wednesday morning. Authorities say no one was inside the garages when they burned and no one was hurt. Officials have not said what caused that fire in Lackawanna County.

  • School Bus Crash in Pike County

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — A crash involving a school bus in Pike County is under investigation. A pickup truck crossed over the center line, running into a bus from Wallenpaupack Area, according to state police. It happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday on Route 6 near Hawley. Authorities say the bus had just dropped off its students so there were no children on board. Both drivers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.  

  • Bon-Ton Closing at Schuylkill Mall

    NEW CASTLE TOWNSHIP — Nearly three dozen people will need new jobs after a department closes in Schuylkill County. Bon-Ton in Schuylkill Mall near Frackville plans to close May 1, 2017. Officials say the 35 workers will be able to interview for positions at other stores in the area. The future of the Schuylkill Mall is in question after it was sold at auction in January when the owner declared bankruptcy.

  • Man Dead after Motorcycle Crash in Lycoming County

    WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — State police have identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash in Lycoming County. Troopers said Franklin Mahaffey, 37,  from Cogan Station, died when his motorcycle hit a pickup head-on on Northway Road near Linden around 6 p.m. on Sunday. Troopers said Mahaffey might have been speeding on the road before he lost control. He was not wearing a helmet. The pickup driver was unhurt after Sunday’s crash in Lycoming County.