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  • Northumberland County

    Troopers Warn of Home Invasion, Sexual Assault in Northumberland County

    TURBOT TOWNSHIP — Troopers have issued an alert for people living in a part of Northumberland County after a home invasion that included a sexual assault in the Milton area. State police say it happened around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning in Turbot Township. They haven’t given any more details but want the public in that area to look out for anyone suspicious in their neighborhood.

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    Officer Who Helped Man Push Broken Down SUV Identified

    WILKES-BARRE — We now know the name of the policeman who went out of his way to help a man push his SUV about a half mile after it broke down in Wilkes-Barre. Jon Smith of Wilkes-Barre says his jeep broke down Sunday at the Turkey Hill on Hazle Street. An officer pulled up behind him and helped Smith push his vehicle home. Smith didn’t know the name of the officer to thank him. After seeing our story Monday, that officer, Robert […]

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    Skunk Tested Postive for Rabies at Lackawanna State Park

    NORTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A skunk has tested positive for rabies at the Lackawanna State Park. Officials say the skunk wandered out of a wooded area and approached some people and a dog. The dog had contact with the skunk in Lackawanna County and will be under quarantine for 180 days.

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    Grandmother Sentenced for Poisoning to Get New Trial

    LUZERNE COUNTY — A grandmother from Luzerne County serving time in prison for putting anti-freeze in a woman’s drink will get a new trial. A judge ruled on Tuesday that Helen Galli’s attorney was ineffective the first time around. This means her conviction is considered “legally void.” In 2013, the 84-year-old woman from Wyoming Borough was sentenced to five and a half to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of poisoning her son’s girlfriend.

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    Woman Locked Up for Bringing Heroin to Jail

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A nurse at a woman’s jail in New Jersey is locked up for allegedly bringing two bricks of heroin into the Monroe County prison. Dawn Terry-Dew of Stroudsburg was arrested Tuesday on her way to work. Authorities say the heroin was found in her purse while she was being processed at the prison on separate drug charges.

  • Pike County

    Pike County Physician Accused of Over-Prescribing Painkillers

    MILFORD — A doctor in Pike County is accused of over-prescribing painkillers to people who did not need them. Authorities say Fuhai Li of East Stroudsburg was paid in cash for the medication. In some cases, the buyers turned around and sold the pills to others. When agents raided Li’s offices in Milford and homes last year, they found more than $1 million in cash. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

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    Talkback 16: Deadly Fall at County Prison and Allegations of Plagiarism

    In this Talkback 16, some callers comment on the deadly fall at the Luzerne County prison and the allegations of plagiarism.

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    UPDATE: Three Dead after Crash in Bradford County

    UPDATE: According to the coroner, the young boy that died in Tuesday’s crash was seven years old. The coroner is not releasing his name. Officials say the Heasley’s were married. Their five-year-old son survived the crash. He suffered a broken collarbone. BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — Three people, including a young boy, died in a crash in Bradford County Tuesday afternoon. State police say one car driven by Phillip Frisbie of Towanda crossed over and hit another car along the Burlington Turnpike […]

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    Packed House for Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’

    SCRANTON — It was a packed house at the Scranton Cultural Center Tuesday night as hundreds piled in to see Piper Kerman. Many people know her memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.” It inspired the award-winning Netflix series with the same title. She spoke about her like and how it’s portrayed in the television series. Her lecture is a part of the Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series. Tickets are free to all lectures put […]

  • Lycoming County

    83-Year-Old Man Killed after Crossing Highway in Golf Cart

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — An 83-year-old man was killed after crossing the highway on his golf cart in Lycoming County. According to Muncy Township police, he was driving on Narber Fry Road and tried to drive across State Route 220 when the driver side of the golf cart was hit. The man was taken to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the car is okay.

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    PA Turnpike Tolls to Increase

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a six percent toll increase Tuesday for both E-ZPass and cash customers. The hike will take effect next year. The most common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year from $1.16 to $1.23 for E-ZPass customers and from $1.80 to $1.95 for cash customers. The Turnpike Commission says the increase is needed to pay for rebuilding the turnpike and to support public transportation.

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    Woman Sentenced for Arson

    MOUNT CARMEL — One woman will spend two to four years in prison for setting her home on fire last year in Northumberland County. Susan Stanley was sentenced Monday. According to police, Stanley’s landlord planned to evict her for failing to pay rent. So, she retaliated by setting fire to the home in Mount Carmel. Stanley was found guilty of arson in April.

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