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  • Home Damaged by Fire in Luzerne Borough

    LUZERNE BOROUGH — A home in Luzerne County was damaged by a fire Wednesday morning. The place on Miller Street flared up around 7 a.m. in Luzerne. The video shows the blackened back porch of the home. Two adults escaped along with their dog and cat here in Luzerne County.

  • Chimney Fire Damages Carbon County Home

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — Flames scorched a home in Carbon County. Officials say the fire sparked in a chimney at the place at Towamensing Trails near Albrightsville just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Three people were inside at the time. They all got out safely. A state police fire marshal is looking into how that fire got its start in Carbon County.

  • One Dead After Crash in Lackawanna County

    OLYPHANT — One person is dead after a crash in Lackawanna County. A car ended up off Route 247 and in the woods near Marshwood Road in the Olyphant area sometime overnight. A person was found dead at the scene. Jessup police identified the victim as Thomas Helman,  29, of Gouldsboro. There is no word of what caused the crash.

  • Sugarloaf Man Facing Charges for Stealing Meatballs

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A case of missing meatballs lead to charges in Luzerne County. Police say the victim discovered a pot of meatballs he left in a garage was empty on the street near Hazleton on Monday. The homeowner found Leahman Potter, 48, outside covered in red sauce. The man from Sugarloaf is now locked up on burglary charges in Luzerne County.

  • Wilkes-Barre Police Investigating Report of Attempted Child Luring

    WILKES-BARRE — There’s a warning for parents in Wilkes-Barre. A child reported to police a man tried to lure him with an offer of gum Monday night. It happened near the intersection of Poplar and Brown Streets around 7:30 p.m. The child reported that the man was clean-shaven and driving an older white car.

  • 2018 Schedule of St. Patrick’s Parades

    Here is a list of St. Patrick’s Day parades in our area.

  • Ruling Upheld: Police Illegally Seized Pickup Suspected in 2012 Deadly Hit and Run Case

    WILKES-BARRE — A driver’s long-delayed deadly hit and run case could be closer to trial in Wilkes-Barre. The state superior court upheld a ruling that police illegally seized a pick up suspected in the 2012 crash. Rebecca McCallick, 19, was hit and killed on Hazle Street. Police charged Daniel Loughnane and took his truck weeks later. The court ruled the truck was taken without a warrant and can’t be used in the trial.

  • Addiction Forum Held in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Family members of people struggling with addiction asked tough questions at a forum in Scranton. The Forever Sammi Foundation hosted the panel at the Ice Box Sports Complex on Olive Street Thursday night. The nonprofit is named after Sammi Henehan who died of a heroin overdose in 2016. Her father, the Lackawanna County district attorney, and treatment providers were just some of the guest speakers invited to talk about the addiction problem Thursday night in Scranton.

  • Layoffs Planned at Luzerne County Warehouse

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP — Dozens of workers will soon be out of a job in Luzerne County. According to a WARN notice on the Department of Labor and Industry’s website, Kane Warehousing near Pittston still start laying off 80 people at the beginning of May after nine will be laid off towards the end of April.  

  • Woman Faces Charges for Drug, Child Endangerment in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — A mother is charged after police find her high and possessing drugs while caring for her three-year-old child. Police responded to a welfare check on the child at a Motel 6 near Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday. They found Jessica Butts of East Stroudsburg on drugs and in possession of other drugs along with a hypodermic needle. Butts is locked up on child endangerment charges as well as drug charges in Luzerne County.

  • Man Locked Up for Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl

    POTTSVILLE — A man is locked up in Schuylkill County on child sex charges. Investigators say Stephen Prentice from Port Clinton sexually assaulted a 10-year-old. They also discovered pornographic pictures of the girl on a video game system in September of last year.

  • Man Sentenced for Stabbing Woman During Argument

    HAWLEY — A violent attack on a woman means prison time for a man from Wayne County. Steven Schuman pleaded guilty Thursday to stabbing the victim three times in the neck during an argument last year in Hawley. He was sentenced to four and a half to 12 years behind bars.