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    Talkback 16: Mom Sentenced for Abusing Son, Sherman Hills, CEO Facing Fraud Charges

    In this Talkback 16, callers comment on the mother sentenced to prison for abusing her 2-year-old son, more violence at Sherman Hills and fraud charges against a former credit union CEO.

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    Donut Shop Robbery near Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating a robbery at a donut shop in Luzerne County. It happened at the Curry Donuts in Wilkes-Barre Township just before 6 a.m. Friday. Police say a man asked to buy a donut and when the cashier opened the cash register, the guy reached over the counter and grabbed cash from the drawer. No one was hurt. Cops did not say how much money was taken during the robbery in Luzerne County.

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    Man Charged for Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl

    HALLSTEAD — Police in Susquehanna County charged a man who they say sexually assaulted a little girl. Dennis Robinson, 32, from Hallstead faces indecent assault and corruption of minors charges. Authorities in Susquehanna County believe he assaulted an 11-year-old girl.

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    DEP: Penalty for Oil Spill is $42,666.77

    SCRANTON — The company that owns a fuel tank blamed for an oil spill in the Lackawanna River will have to pay a penalty of almost $43,000. DEP announced today that CL&W Incorporated of Dunmore has to pay for causing the spill that leaked an undetermined amount of fuel into the river in Scranton in 2014. The property is owned by Dunmore businessman Louis Denaples who previously said he would pay for the clean-up.

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    Observing Flag Day in Scranton

    SCRANTON – Folks gathered in different parts of Scranton to observe Flag Day. Residents of the Gino Merli Veteran’s Center on Mulberry Street spent some time outdoors to commemorate Flag Day. Guest speakers took part in the annual ceremony that happens to kick off National Veterans’ Homes Week. The flag was also flying high during a special Flag Day ceremony at Courthouse Square in Scranton. The event Tuesday afternoon included speakers who talked about strength, character and the symbolism of […]

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    Talkback 16: Orlando Shooting

    This Talkback 16 focuses on the massacre in Orlando from the debate over tougher gun control laws to prayers for the victims. One caller also comments on the FBI who had investigated the gunman years before the shooting.

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    Early Morning Robbery at Turkey Hill

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating a robbery at a mini mart in Luzerne County. It happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday at the Turkey Hill in the 600 block of Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre. Police say a man walked in, demanded money, took the money, and took off. No weapon was seen and no one was hurt in Saturday morning’s robbery in Wilkes-Barre.

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    UPDATE: Garage Fire in Lackawanna County Ruled Arson

    Yesterday's garage fire on Justus Blvd ruled arson. Troopers say someone set fire while resident was sleeping @wnep pic.twitter.com/mIqFSKg1wD — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) June 9, 2016 SCOTT TOWNSHIP — A garage attached to a home burned late Wednesday afternoon in Lackawanna County. A neighbor spotted the smoke and woke up the homeowner sleeping inside the home in Justus. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly. There is some smoke and fire damage to the garage. A state […]

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    Nestle Pulls Plans to Draw Water in Monroe County

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — Nestle has changed its plans to draw water from a site in Monroe County, according to company officials. The food and water company intended to extract water from a spring in Kunkletown. Nestle wanted to draw tens of thousands of gallons of water a day. Company officials formally withdrew the permit request for a zoning change at a meeting Wednesday. Residents filed a civil suit against Nestle in January. Nestle had submitted applications to extract 200,000 gallons of water […]

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    Suspected Meth Lab Bust in Luzerne County

    DURYEA — Police in one part of Luzerne County say they’ve broken up a suspected meth lab. Authorities raided a home along McAlpine Street in Duryea late Wednesday afternoon. Police say they believed people here were making methamphetamine. Officers were called to the home Tuesday night after a fight, but they suspected there was more going on. They came back Wednesday and raided the place. There’s no word on any arrests here in Luzerne County.

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    Talkback 16: Charges in Homicide of Baby, Poconos’ Panhandling, Wine in Grocery Stores

    In this Talkback 16, callers comment on charges in the homicide of a baby, the panhandling problem in the Poconos and wine in grocery stores.

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    Water Found Safe after Quality Tests in Scranton School District

    SCRANTON — The Scranton School District released results of its water quality tests Wednesday. The water was tested at all of the 19 school buildings after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The water was contaminated with lead. Some 20 water samples were taken at each of the schools. For the most part, the water was found to be safe.

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