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    Interstate 80 Reopened after Monroe County Crash

    MONROE COUNTY — Update 10:15 a.m.: The highway is now open after Thursday’s early morning crash in Monroe County. One lane of Interstate 80 east near Blakeslee reopened around 7:30 a.m. Previous Story: One part of a highway in Monroe County is closed due to a crash. Interstate 80 east is shut down near the Blakeslee exit after a pickup truck towing a trailer collided with a tractor trailer just after 4 a.m. on Thursday. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with […]

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    One Hurt in Early Morning Crash in Luzerne County

    LARKSVILLE — A woman was hurt in a crash in Luzerne County. Two vehicles collided on Route 11 in Larksville just before 1 a.m on Thursday. A woman driving an SUV was taken to the hospital. Officials have not said how badly she was hurt. Route 11 was shut down while crews cleaned up in Luzerne County.

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    Tournament Benefits Benefits Former Player Hurt in Crash

    HAZLETON — People hit the hardwood in Hazleton to support a young man they once watched on the court. Friends, coaches, and teammates came out to the Beech Street playground to “Play for Will” on Sunday. Will Hierro, a recent graduate and former basketball player at Hazleton High School spent weeks in the hospital after he was badly hurt in a crash last month. The money raised at the tournament in Luzerne County will help pay the man’s medical costs.

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    Man Accused of Beating Woman for Over Two Days in Schuylkill County

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — State police want to find the man accused of beating a woman over two days in Schuylkill County. Investigators say Christopher Benjamin threatened to kill the woman if she left the woods near Lost Creek where she was left with a four-year-old boy Saturday. The victim was able to escape Sunday to ask neighbors for help. Troopers say she was seriously hurt. If you know where that man is, call state police in Schuylkill County.

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    Barn Destroyed by Fire in Columbia County

    MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP — A barn in Columbia County caught fire Monday morning. The fire marshal is looking for what sparked the flames that leveled the place on Ikler Hill Road near Millville just before 2:30 a.m. There were no animals inside and no power going to the barn. A nearby home had some minor damage. Authorities don’t think the fire is suspicious, but they aren’t sure of the exact cause in Columbia County.

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    Thousands Without Power in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — It was lights out for thousands in Lackawanna County. More than 3,000 homes and businesses in Scranton’s hill section found themselves in the dark around 11 p.m. on Wednesday. The power was out for nearly an hour. About 5,000 throughout Jessup, Olyphant, Blakely, Throop and parts of Dunmore lost their lights for about 15 minutes Wednesday night. Officials haven’t said what caused either outage in Lackawanna County.

  • 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.

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    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 […]

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    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.