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    Stabbing Investigation in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating a stabbing and robbery in Wilkes-Barre. The 35-year-old victim tells investigators someone came up to him with a knife and demanded money at Sherman Hills Apartment Complex around 9:30 Wednesday night. The victim refused and that’s when he was stabbed. Authorities haven’t said how that victim is doing. No arrests have been made yet in that stabbing in Wilkes-Barre.

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    Accused Thief Claims He Stole Money to Pay Cable Bill

    WEST PITTSTON — An accused thief in Luzerne County told police he needed money to pay his cable bill. West Pittston police say surveillance video shows John Murphy going into a home on Susquehanna Avenue and stealing $400 from a wallet Tuesday afternoon. When police asked the man from West Pittston if he had a drug problem, he told them he owed his cable company $800. Murphy faces theft and other charges here in Luzerne County.

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    Driver Crashes into Home after Chase

    SCRANTON — A car chase led to a crash in Scranton Tuesday. State police tried to pull over Timothy Solsman, 24, from Old Forge, after troopers noticed a car speeding through stop signs along Harrison Avenue just after 12 a.m. on Tuesday. According to troopers, Solsman ran multiple red lights and stop signs and even started traveling down one way streets in the wrong direction. Solsman crashed into a home on the 900 block of Harrison Avenue then ran away on foot. He […]

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    Police Raid Home in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Three people are behind bars after police raided a home in Luzerne County. Police in Hanover Township recovered heroin, crack cocaine, a weapon, and ammunition from the house Sunday on Barr Lane. Officers arrested two men from New York on drug and robbery charges. Natasha Goodwin was also arrested for failing to return to the Luzerne County lock-up from work release.

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    Part of Route 315 to Close in Luzerne County

    UPDATE: PennDOT now says Route 315 in the area of Walmart near Pittston will be closed all weekend until 6 a.m. Monday. The previous information provided by PennDOT was incorrect. PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A part of Route 315 in the Pittston area of Luzerne County will be closed again for three nights this weekend. It will be closed from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday while workers demolish a bridge there. The Pittston exit (175A) for Route […]

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    Ramp Closed Temporarily for Emergency Bridge Repairs

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A ramp connecting two major highways has been closed temporarily in Luzerne County. PennDOT says the ramp from I-80 east to I-81 north in Luzerne County will be closed for at least two days for emergency repairs. Eastbound drivers on I-80 will only have about a 2-mile detour to Route 309 to find their way back to I-81 north.

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    Folks Enjoy Family Carnival Despite Rainy Weather

    PECKVILLE — Despite the rainy weather, folks still came out for the Valley View Cougar Family Carnival. The carnival, held at John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville, featured games, rides, and food stands. We found kids making nachos and walking tacos at one stand which benefits the life skills class kids at the high school. The carnival wraps up at 10 p.m. this Saturday here in Lackawanna County.

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    Robbery Investigation in Hazleton

    HAZLETON – Police in Hazleton are searching for a man who they say robbed a woman. It happened at the intersection of Alter and 3rd streets just before 7 a.m. Thursday. Officers say he swiped her cell phone and took off. Authorities haven’t said if he had a weapon. If you know anything about the crime, you’re asked to call police in Hazleton.

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    Bridge Closed for Road Work in Monroe County

    Bridge on Paradise Valley Rd (940) in Paradise Valley is closed in both directions until Monday. Detours in place. pic.twitter.com/ATlqvtdioS — Carmella Mataloni (@Carmella_News) July 28, 2016 PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Drivers in one part of Monroe County will have to find a different way around starting this weekend. The bridge on Paradise Valley Road, also known as Route 940, will be closed in both directions until at least Monday because of road work. There are detours in place to help […]

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    Troopers, Coroner Investigating Death of Two-Year-Old Girl

    UPPER FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — Officials are investigating the death of a child in Lycoming County. The coroner says a 2-year-old girl was found in a pool on Mountain Road near Montoursville on Thursday. An autopsy on the child is set for Friday afternoon. Authorities in Lycoming County haven’t released that little girl’s name yet.

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    Hazardous Material Cleanup on Interstate 80 in Union County

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A lane restriction on Interstate 80 westbound at the Route 15 northbound interchange in Union County slowed traffic Wednesday. Crews cleaned up hazardous materials there after a recent tractor trailer fire near Watsontown. The work was completed and the lane reopened by 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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    Police Investigating Home Invasion in Northumberland County

    MILTON — Police in Northumberland County are investigating a home invasion. Officers were called to the 300 block of Mahoning Street in Milton just after 12:30 a.m. Monday. Investigators say a masked man was seen inside the home. The woman who spotted the intruder locked herself, her child and her brother in a bedroom The man was gone by the time police arrived. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Milton Borough Police Department  at 570-742-8757.

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