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    Woman Locked Up for Bringing Heroin to Jail

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A nurse at a woman’s jail in New Jersey is locked up for allegedly bringing two bricks of heroin into the Monroe County prison. Dawn Terry-Dew of Stroudsburg was arrested Tuesday on her way to work. Authorities say the heroin was found in her purse while she was being processed at the prison on separate drug charges.

  • Pike County

    Pike County Physician Accused of Over-Prescribing Painkillers

    MILFORD — A doctor in Pike County is accused of over-prescribing painkillers to people who did not need them. Authorities say Fuhai Li of East Stroudsburg was paid in cash for the medication. In some cases, the buyers turned around and sold the pills to others. When agents raided Li’s offices in Milford and homes last year, they found more than $1 million in cash. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

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    Talkback 16: Deadly Fall at County Prison and Allegations of Plagiarism

    In this Talkback 16, some callers comment on the deadly fall at the Luzerne County prison and the allegations of plagiarism.

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    UPDATE: Three Dead after Crash in Bradford County

    UPDATE: According to the coroner, the young boy that died in Tuesday’s crash was seven years old. The coroner is not releasing his name. Officials say the Heasley’s were married. Their five-year-old son survived the crash. He suffered a broken collarbone. BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — Three people, including a young boy, died in a crash in Bradford County Tuesday afternoon. State police say one car driven by Phillip Frisbie of Towanda crossed over and hit another car along the Burlington Turnpike […]

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    Packed House for Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’

    SCRANTON — It was a packed house at the Scranton Cultural Center Tuesday night as hundreds piled in to see Piper Kerman. Many people know her memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.” It inspired the award-winning Netflix series with the same title. She spoke about her like and how it’s portrayed in the television series. Her lecture is a part of the Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series. Tickets are free to all lectures put […]

  • Lycoming County

    83-Year-Old Man Killed after Crossing Highway in Golf Cart

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — An 83-year-old man was killed after crossing the highway on his golf cart in Lycoming County. According to Muncy Township police, he was driving on Narber Fry Road and tried to drive across State Route 220 when the driver side of the golf cart was hit. The man was taken to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the car is okay.

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    PA Turnpike Tolls to Increase

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a six percent toll increase Tuesday for both E-ZPass and cash customers. The hike will take effect next year. The most common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year from $1.16 to $1.23 for E-ZPass customers and from $1.80 to $1.95 for cash customers. The Turnpike Commission says the increase is needed to pay for rebuilding the turnpike and to support public transportation.

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    Woman Sentenced for Arson

    MOUNT CARMEL — One woman will spend two to four years in prison for setting her home on fire last year in Northumberland County. Susan Stanley was sentenced Monday. According to police, Stanley’s landlord planned to evict her for failing to pay rent. So, she retaliated by setting fire to the home in Mount Carmel. Stanley was found guilty of arson in April.

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    Talkback 16: Pokémon Go, Allegations of Plagiarism at Republican National Convention

    In this Talkback 16, callers comment on Pokémon Go, Pennsylvania lottery payouts, gun control. First, remarks on the allegations of plagiarism at the Republican National Convention.

  • SUN CHIEF

    Sunbury Hires New Part-Time Police Chief

    SUNBURY — The City of Sunbury has a new police chief. Technically, Timothy Miller’s position is called “administrative chief.” It is a part-time position. Miller is already the assistant police chief in Williamsport. He will keep that job too. Miller cannot make arrests or even visit crime scenes in Sunbury. Sunbury’s old chief, Brad Hare, asked to be returned to the rank of corporal late last year.

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    Father Who Lost Son to Hit-and-Run Driver Accused of Driving Drunk, Three Times Legal Limit

    NANTICOKE — Court papers have been released in a DUI case against a Luzerne County dentist who helped secure tougher laws after his son was hit and killed. The papers indicate that Stephen Miller had a blood alcohol level of .273 when he was pulled over last month. That’s more than three times the legal limit. Miller’s wife and children were also in the car that cops stopped in the Nanticoke area in June. Miller and his wife helped establish […]

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    Accused Kidnapper Back in Court

    BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — One of three people accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman in Luzerne County was in court Monday. Chloe Isaacs pleaded guilty to unlawful restraint, assault, and other charges. A kidnapping charged was dropped. Isaacs and two men were arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in Wilkes-Barre back in 2014, placing her in a barrel for several hours, driving her to a wooded area, and slashing her throat.

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