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    Man Badly Burned in Schuylkill County Fire

    EAST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — A man was badly burned on most of his body when fire scorched his home in Schuylkill County. Troopers say Tom Purcell, 76, was rushed to the hospital after flames tore through the place on Summer Valley Road near New Ringgold on Monday. A dog died in the fire. A state police fire marshal is investigating a cause.

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    Man Locked Up after Standoff in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — A standoff in Hazleton ended with a man behind bars. Police say Eric McAdams barricaded himself and two women inside a home on Muir Avenue around 7:30 Monday night, and threatened to shoot. Authorities were able to get the man to surrender without anyone getting hurt. He’s locked up on assault and endangerment charges in Luzerne County.

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    Death Ruled Accidental in Dunmore Apartment Fire

    DUNMORE — An autopsy concludes the death of the woman who died in an apartment fire in Dunmore on Friday was an accident. The Lackawanna County coroner’s office finds Meghan O’Malley died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. Investigators said O’Malley may have died trying to put out the fire herself in her apartment unit on Elm Street in Dunmore.

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    Shelter Pets Given Full Feast for Christmas

    PINE GROVE – Plenty of pets were surely spoiled for the holiday, but what about all the cats and dogs waiting for a forever home? The animals at a shelter in Schuylkill County get a full turkey feast. Every year, the president of the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA in Pine Grove brings a turkey dinner for all his furry friends to enjoy. “I think they should have a good Christmas too. It should be a special day for them,” said […]

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    Parishioners Keep Tradition Alive in Luzerne County

    SWOYERSVILLE – Parishioners kept a tradition alive in Luzerne County. Hundreds celebrated midnight mass at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Swoyersville. Many churches in the area ended with the midnight services in favor of an earlier one which tends to be more convenient.

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    Man Robbed, Shot in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are still trying to find whoever robbed and shot a man on Christmas Eve. The 28-year-old victim was dropped off at a hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg and abdomen. He told police he was on North Main Street when several people approached him, forced him to empty his pockets, then shot him. This happened around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The victim is expected to be okay after the gunfire in Wilkes-Barre.

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    Two Men Burglarize Home, Assault Woman Inside

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are searching for two men accused of burglarizing a home and assaulting the woman inside. Officers tell us the 21-year-old victim found two men inside her home on North Empire Court when she returned home around 5:30 Sunday morning. She told police one of the suspects held her down, while the other damaged the place. Wilkes-Barre police do not believe anything was stolen from the home.

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    Annual Dinner Spreads Holiday Cheer in Scranton

    SCRANTON – A slightly larger group gathered for an annual community dinner in Scranton. This is the 23 year for the Bob Bolus Christmas dinner. The Scranton businessman remembers the first year. His trucking company had an extra palette of turkeys that the stores he delivered to didn’t want. So, he started a meal for people who needed a place to eat on Christmas. The yearly event has grown, and changed locations, but Bolus says the feeling never gets old. […]

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    Car Plows into Car Wash in Luzerne County

    SHAVERTOWN — A car plowed into a car wash in Luzerne County. Authorities say the driver hit the Dallas Car Wash on Memorial Highway in Shavertown just after nine a.m. Sunday. There is no word if anyone was hurt or what led up to the crash in Luzerne County.

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    Vehicles Damaged by Gunfire in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Shots fired in Wilkes-Barre damaged some vehicles early Sunday morning. Police were called to a parking lot on South Main Street for gunfire shortly before 3 a.m. Officers spotted one suspect in a gray hooded sweatshirt. He ran off toward Academy Street. No one was hurt in the gunfire in Wilkes-Barre.

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    Four Taken to Hospital after Crash in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Emergency crews are shocked a family of four survived a tractor trailer crash in Luzerne County. Their car got stuck between the cab and trailer of this truck on Interstate 81 north near Nanticoke around 3 a.m. on Friday. Two adults and two children from Ohio were inside that car. They were all taken to the hospital. Authorities haven’t said how badly they were hurt in that crash in Luzerne County.

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    UPDATE: Teen Charged as Adult in Stabbing, Assault in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A teenager is accused of stabbing a woman at an apartment complex in Scranton. Jasmin Rodriguez, 16, is charged as an adult with assault and other counts. Police say Rodriguez got into a fight with a woman around 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hilltop Manor apartments in Scranton. Police say Rodriguez grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim in the head. That woman was taken to the hospital. There is no word on her condition