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  • Clinton County

    Gunfire Leads to Assault Charges in Clinton County

    MILL HALL — Gunfire led to assault charges for two men in Clinton County. Troopers say Joseph Newman from Mill Hall pointed a gun at a man and fired twice Monday night. He’s also accused of telling another man, Michael Bingaman, to shoot the victim’s knees. Bingman also shot twice. That victim was not hit by any of that gunfire in Clinton County.

  • Pennsylvania American Water

    Work on Storage Tank Could Cause Water Problems

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Some places in Luzerne County could see water problems. Pennsylvania American Water will work on a storage tank starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Homes and business could see low water pressure or discolored water. Officials say if your water is discolored let it run until it’s clear before you use it. People in Wilkes-Barre, Hanover Township, Nanticoke, Plymouth, Plymouth Township, Larksville,  Courtdale, and Edwardsville could all be affected. The work is expected to last for one […]

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    Ribbon Cutting for New Lighting System at Softball Field in Lackawanna County

    BLAKELY — A church community in Lackawanna County held a ceremony Monday to thank those who helped them install stadium lighting at their softball field. Peckville Assembly of God near Dickson City held a ribbon cutting to mark the dedication of the new lighting system at its Strawberry Fields Softball Field. The lights were just installed this week and were ready to be used for the church’s championship softball game Monday night. “These lights were donated by in large over 50 […]

  • Pocono

    ABC Supply 500 Indy Car Race at Pocono Raceway Postponed

    LONG POND — It was another washout at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon. Officials postponed the ABC Supply 500 because the rain would not let up. The IndyCar race was scheduled to start at 3 p.m., but because of the rain, it was postponed until Monday with a tentative start time of 12:09 p.m. This is the third time a race at the Tricky Triangle was postponed due to the weather this year. The Sprint Cup Series Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 […]

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    Second Person Charged in Penn State Professor’s Death

    POTTER TOWNSHIP — A second person is charged in the death of a Penn State professor in Centre County. Danelle Geier, 32, of Lemont allegedly knew George Ishler was going to kill Ronald Bettig and did nothing to stop it. Ishler allegedly pushed Bettig from a cliff at a quarry near State College. Officials say the motive was money. Ishler was in Bettig’s will. Bettig fell approximately 80 feet to his death. Bettig taught in Penn State’s communications department at the school’s main […]

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    UPDATE: I-81 Back Open after Early Morning Crash in Lackawanna County

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — Traffic was backed up for miles on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County Sunday morning due to a crash. Three cars wrecked in the northbound lanes near the Waverly exit around 3 a.m. Three people were badly hurt and were taken to the hospital. Two others left the scene. The interstate was closed for about five hours. It reopened after 8 a.m. State police are still investigating what led to the crash.

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    Clerk Attacked, Mini Mart Robbed in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Police have arrested the two people they believe are responsible for an assault and robbery at a mini mart in Northumberland County. Officers say two men attacked a clerk at the Turkey Hill on North Front and Reagan Streets in Sunbury around 3 a.m. Wednesday before taking off with some merchandise. The victim was taken to the hospital. Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Wednesday after receiving several tips from the community. The second suspect is identified as Matthew […]

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    Car Veers off Interstate, Crashes into Ditch

    A car crashed on the highway early Wednesday morning in Luzerne County. The car veered off Interstate 80 and flipped over in a ditch near Nescopeck just after 2 a.m. The driver wasn’t badly hurt. Interstate 80 east was down to one lane but both are now open in here Luzerne County.

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    Armed Robbery in Luzerne County

    WEST HAZLETON — A thief with a gun held up a mini mart in Luzerne County. According to officers, the Pantry Quik on North Broad Street in West Hazleton was robbed just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday. Investigators say the bandit showed a gun but didn’t say if anything was taken in that hold up in Luzerne County.

  • pike election tampering 8-15-16

    Pike County Man Sentenced for Election Fraud

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — A judge in Pike County sentenced a man Monday in an unusual election fraud case. Jurors convicted the man of trying to fix the election of the board in his private community. Myron Cowher, of the Wild Acres Lakes Development in Delaware Township, must serve at least one and a half years in prison. Jurors convicted him on 217 counts related to forgery, identity theft, and a slew of other charges. Prosecutors in the Poconos proved Cowher […]

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    Firefighters Hurt Battling Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A fire Monday morning sent two firefighters to the hospital. Crews were called to the place on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Scranton around 3:30 a.m. Neighbors say the house has been empty for months and has been under renovation for a while. The injured firefighters are expected to be OK.

  • LUZ 80 CRASH 2 8-15-16

    I-80 East in Luzerne County Back Open After Crash

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — Part of Interstate 80 east in Luzerne County was closed for several hours following a crash. The crash on Monday morning involved several vehicles including a tractor trailer, which spilled about 20 gallons of diesel fuel onto the highway, according to PennDOT officials. Traffic was diverted off the interstate onto Route 93 at the Conyngham/Nescopeck exit (256) while the mess was cleaned up. There is no word if anyone was hurt. The interstate reopened around 10 a.m.