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    Driver Flees after Crashing into Bar, Parked Cars

    SCRANTON — A driver is on the run after a crash into a bar in Scranton. Police say the driver of a white pickup hit two parked cars on South Main Avenue around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The truck then slammed into the side of Kilcoyne’s Tavern and the driver ran off. Authorities say about a dozen people live above the place. They’re all able to stay in their homes here in Scranton.

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    SHINE Program Opens New Location in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — The Luzerne County SHINE after-school program cut a ribbon Thursday, opening its eighth location. From now on, Lee Park Elementary School in Hanover Township will also strive to provide a safe environment for students after their classes wrap up for the day. Organizers say the kids power through their day knowing they’re heading to the SHINE program in the afternoon. “This is an excited group of students. Their teachers are reporting their homework is already done,” said Carol […]

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    Sunbury Police Investigating Two Men Injured after Alleged Pistol Whipping

    SUNBURY — Police want to know why two bleeding men staggered into this grocery store in Northumberland County. Officers wouldn’t let anyone in Weis Markets on North Fourth Street in Sunbury during Wednesday night’s investigation. Police believe those men were both pistol whipped somewhere else. Those two men took off before police in Northumberland County could talk to them.

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    UPDATE: Standoff Ends with Man in Custody

    TAYLOR — A standoff at a shopping center in Taylor has come to an end. It ended with a flash grenade being shot into the truck in a parking lot in Taylor just before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The situation started around 1 a.m. Wednesday on West Grove Street in Taylor where police found a woman bleeding from the mouth. She told police her husband Adrien Ace drove away in the cab of a big rig. According to Taylor police, officers later […]

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    Driver Flees after Crashing into Utility Pole

    SCRANTON — A hit and run has power out to some customers in Scranton Wednesday morning. A car hit a utility pole causing wires to come down on Birney Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Police say the driver also hit a tractor trailer and a traffic light and then ran from the scene in Scranton. About 1,200 customers were without power after the wreck. Head here for more outage information.

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    Apartment Building Damaged by Fire in Luzerne County

    LUZERNE —  A fire damaged an apartment building in Luzerne County. The place on North Walnut Street in Luzerne went up just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Officials say two of the three apartments in the building are destroyed. The Red Cross is helping eight people put out by the fire. Fire officials believe the flames sparked on the first floor. The fire marshal says it was an accidental cooking fire. A state police fire marshall says the cause of the […]

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    Interstate 80 Back Open in Clinton County after Pileup

    CLINTON COUNTY — Nearly a dozen vehicles were caught up in a crash on the highway in Clinton County. Investigators haven’t said if anyone was hurt in Monday’s pileup on Interstate 80 west near Loganton. Nine cars and tractor trailer crashed. It took about four hours to cleaned up the roadway in Clinton County.

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    Sewer Main Fixed, Road in Need of Repair

    WILKES-BARRE — A sewer main break is fixed but a road is still in need of repair in Wilkes-Barre. The break happened last week under River Street. Crews plan to start working on River Street on Monday, but that road will be closed while it’s being fixed here in Wilkes-Barre.

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    Man Dies after Snowboarding Accident in the Poconos

    MONROE COUNTY — A young man from the Poconos has died after a snowboarding accident. Authorities say Ryan Wasson, 21, of Stroudsburg, was snowboarding at Camelback Mountain on Thursday when he went off the trail and hit a rock. The young man from the Poconos was taken to the hospital where he died. Officials at Camelback said he was not wearing a helmet. A statement from the resort was posted to Facebook:  

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    Pedestrian Hit by Car in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — A 68-year-old man was hit by a car Thursday evening in Hazleton. It happened on West Broad Street around 5:30 p.m. The man from Hazleton was crossing West Broad Street when he was hit. Police say the 68 year old was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car was not hurt. Detectives were called out to investigate because of the severity of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call Hazleton police.

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    Girl from Williamsport Pushes for Rape Kit Testing

    WILLIAMSPORT — The state’s auditor general has an unlikely ally in his push to relieve the backlog of untested rape kits. Madison Wertz, 11, began gathering signatures to help pay for the rape kit testing after she was inspired by a crime show she saw last summer. The sixth-grader from Lycoming Valley Intermediate near Williamsport brought her work to the desk of Eugene Depasquale on Thursday. She said, “Do you want to live in a world where rape and sexual […]

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    House Destroyed by Fire in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A fire destroyed a house early Thursday morning in Luzerne County. Flames could be seen shooting from the double-block house on Lee Park Avenue near Wilkes-Barre just before 2 a.m. Authorities say no one lived there, but there was power going to the place. One man had to help get the people who lived next door out of their home. “There was a loud explosion and we saw flames coming out the front of the house,” said […]