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  • 20 Pounds of Marijuana, Tens of Thousands in Cash Seized During Bust

    HAZLETON — A large amount of marijuana was seized by Hazleton police just after 1 a.m. Thursday morning on South Laurel Street. After a two-month long investigation, police arrested Ayvi Marte for possession of 20 pounds of marijuana and other related charges. Police say they found the drugs vacuum sealed in the 23-year-old’s car. Marte also had around $57,000 in cash in his possession. He is locked up in Luzerne County.

  • Past and Present Students Surprise Retiring Orchestra Teacher

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP — Students past and present had a surprise for a teacher from Lackawanna County who’s retiring at the end of the school year. Alumni spanning decades showed up to surprise Denise Searfoss at Abington Heights Middle School near Clarks Summit Wednesday night. She has been the orchestra teacher at the school near Clarks Summit for the past 34 years. Alumni were waiting for her after the show to play for her one last time. One former student shared […]

  • Carbondale Apartment Fire Ruled Arson

    CARBONDALE — A fire at an apartment building in Lackawanna County has been ruled an arson. A state police fire marshal says a child was playing with matches just before 8 a.m. Wednesday in the back of the building on Belmont Street in Carbondale. The fire then spread to a nearby gas can and sofa cushion. No one was hurt. Officials haven’t said if anyone will face charges.

  • Traffic Stop Leads to Two-County Chase

    SCRANTON — A two-county chase that began as a traffic stop in Luzerne County ended Tuesday night on Interstate 81 North near Scranton. Police say the  10-mile chase began when the driver of a white pickup took off when officers tried to pull him over on Wyoming Avenue in Forty Fort after 10 p.m. Authorities haven’t said who the driver is, or why he took off in the first place.

  • Two Facing Charges After Report of Trespassing Led to Chase

    SPRINGBROOK TOWNSHIP —  What started with a report of trespassing ended with a police chase from Lackawanna County to Luzerne County. State police found Michael Giannetti and Vanessa Chiavacci, both of Old Forge, at the American Water Treatment facility in Springbrook Township just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. The duo took off on Route 502 and led troopers on an 11-mile chase which ended in Avoca on Carroll Street when police forced the car to stop. Giannetti got out and ran into a nearby […]

  • Turkey Hill Robbed for Second Time in a Week in Luzerne County

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — Turkey Hill Minit Mart on Airport Road near West Hazleton was robbed just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the robber swiped about $170 and ran off. The same store was robbed last week. So far, no arrests have been made in either heist. Police in Luzerne County haven’t said if the same thief’s responsible.

  • Pedestrian Crash Turns Deadly in Clinton County

    GREENE TOWNSHIP — A man died Saturday after getting hit by a pickup truck in Clinton County. Troopers say Richard Breon was hit trying to cross Route 880 near Loganton just before 10 a.m. on Saturday. The 77 year old was flown to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville where he later died.

  • Standoff Ends Peacefully in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Police took aim at a home during a standoff in Scranton. Officers shut down Wheeler Avenue when investigators say a man was inside the house with a two-year-old child. Authorities say that man’s wife called police after an argument, saying there were guns inside. It ended peacefully. It ended peacefully. So far, no charges have been filed in that standoff in Scranton.

  • Fight Leads to Stabbing in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A stabbing in Wilkes-Barre is under investigation. Officers say a man told them he was involved in a fight on South Franklin Street early Monday morning, and another man was stabbed with a knife. Wilkes-Barre police haven’t released the names or said if anyone has been charged.

  • Noise Complaint Leads to Shots Fired in Schuylkill County

    WALKER TOWNSHIP — A party led to complaints and then gunfire in Schuylkill County. Troopers say Eimont Bronzini complained to police about his neighbors’ party in Tamaqua on Sunday. Troopers checked it out and left when they didn’t find any noise problems. Cops say that’s when Bronzini opened fire near the neighbors’ home. The 58 year old is now locked up in Schuylkill County prison.

  • Body Found in Home, Suspicious Death Investigation in Schuylkill County

    FRACKVILLE — A suspicious death in Schuylkill County is under investigation. Investigators say a body was found inside a home on North Third Street in Frackville around 5 p.m. Wednesday night. Police aren’t saying exactly what happened, but they don’t think there is a threat to the public. “We are investigating it. I can’t release any more information at this time. We don’t believe it was a random act. It’s under investigation,” said Frackville Police Chief Richard Bell. Police haven’t said […]

  • Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Bradford County

    ORWELL TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist died and his passenger was severely injured in a crash in Bradford County. State police say David Estelle, 48, of Rome, was killed when a pickup truck trying to pass another vehicle crossed into the opposite lane and struck his motorcycle head-on. It happened on Route 187 near Rome around 9 p.m. Wednesday. A passenger on the motorcycle, Billie Jo Estelle, 42, of Rome, was badly hurt. Troopers say the pickup driver, Tyler Freeman, 19, of Rome, […]