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    Fast Food Manager Accused of Sexually Assaulting Employee

    DICKSON CITY — The manager of a fast food restaurant is accused of assaulting a worker in Lackawanna County. Dickson City police arrested George Ritter, 26, Tuesday night. The man from Dunmore is accused of inappropriately touching an underage worker at Five Guys in Dickson City over a period of a few months. Ritter’s charged with indecent assault and corruption of minors in Lackawanna County.

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    Icy Road Causes Rollover in Lackawanna County

    ELMHURST TOWNSHIP — Officials blame icy roads for a rollover in Lackawanna County. Authorities say the car hit a patch of ice on Saint Mary’s Villa Road in Elmhurst just after 11 p.m. Sunday and slammed into a tree and flipped. The driver wasn’t hurt in the crash here in Lackawanna County.

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    Tree Topples onto Lackawanna County Home

    MADISON TOWNSHIP — A tree toppled onto a home in Lackawanna County. It happened on Hillside Park near Moscow just after 12 a.m. on Monday. Two people were inside when the tree came crashing down, but no one was hurt. There is some damage to the home. The woman who lives there decided to stay for the night. Inspectors are due later back later in the day on Monday to make sure that home in Lackawanna County is safe.

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    Car Crashes into Train in Luzerne County

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A car plowed into a train Thursday night in one part of Luzerne County. State police say the Reading Railroad Train was crossing South Church Street near Hazleton when a car slammed right into its side around 11:30 p.m. Officials tell us the railroad crossing sign was flashing, but the driver, a man from Drums, failed to stop. He was taken to the hospitalĀ but is expected to be okay after the crash in Luzerne County.

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    Man Pleads Guilty to Storing, Selling Explosives

    KUNKLETOWN — A man from Kunkletown pleaded guilty Wednesday to storing hundreds of pounds of explosives as well as selling them without a permit. According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Ronald Scheu handed out the explosive devices in April without the appropriate license. Scheu faces up to 10 years in prison.

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    Man Accused of Taking More Than $100K from Volunteer Ambulance Association

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Police arrested the man they think stole from volunteers in Luzerne County. Paul Zabriski is accused of swiping more than $116,000 while serving as treasurer of the Plains Township Volunteer Ambulance Association. Authorities started investigating the missing money in 2012. Zabriski faces theft charges in Luzerne County.

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    Fire Damages Home in Columbia County

    MAIN TOWNSHIP — A fire damaged a home in Columbia County Thursday night. The place on Iron Bridge Road near Bloomsburg started burning shortly after 8:30 p.m. Firefighters were able to douse the flames quickly. Officials haven’t said if anyone was inside or what sparked the fire here in Columbia County.

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    Troopers: One Driver to Blame for Series of Hit and Run Crashes

    OVERFIELD TOWNSHIP — State police think one driver is to blame for a series of hit and run crashes in Wyoming County. Troopers say a driver in a pickup hit two parked cars on Lake Road near Lake Winola around 11:30 Thursday night and then sped off. According to officials, the driver didn’t get far before he crashed again into a road sign. Troopers found the abandoned truck at a restaurant, but the driver was nowhere to be found. State […]

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    Schuylkill County Man Facing Child Sex Charges

    GORDON — Federal prosecutors say a man from Schuylkill County faces child sex charges. Brian Tate, 34, from GordonĀ is accused of trying to entice a youngster to have sex with him online. Tate is also accused of transporting child pornography.

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    Governor Wolf Requests Help from Feds for Flash Flooding

    It turns out the recent flooding in Lycoming County was worse than everyone thought. That means victims might get federal aid. Governor Wolf requested disaster declarations for Bradford, Centre, Lycoming, and Sullivan Counties which would open the door for federal aid. Estimates show the flooding in October did more than $33 million in damage. There’s no timetable for when the president could act on the request for help.

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    Tractor Trailer Crash Ties Up Traffic in Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY — A tractor trailer crash tied up traffic in one part of Monroe County Wednesday evening. It happened on Interstate 380 near the Gouldsboro Exit around 5 p.m. Police say the rig was heading south when it swerved. Then, it rolled down an embankment. The truck driver is expected to be okay. Traffic was backed up while crews cleared the wreck here in Monroe County.

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    Early Morning Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — An early morning fire in Scranton sent three people to the hospital. Fire crews were called to the place on Putnam Street around 2:30 Wednesday morning. A mother and her two eight-year-old daughters were taken to the hospital to be checked out for breathing in smoke. The fire inspector is expected to look into how that fire got its start here in Scranton.