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    Woman Rushed to Hospital after SUV Crash

    PINE TOWNSHIP — One woman was rushed to the hospital after an early morning crash on Route 42 in Columbia County. It happened around 2:30 a.m on Friday near Millville. State police say that woman has life-threatening injuries. Troopers haven’t said what caused that crash in Columbia County.  

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    Home Gutted by Fire in Luzerne County

    HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP — Flames gutted a home in Luzerne County. The fire broke out just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night on Fire Hall Road near Shickshinny. Officials say one man lived in there, but he wasn’t home at the time. Authorities haven’t said how that fire got started. The state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of that fire in Luzerne County.

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    Man Arrested after Threatening to Blow Up Hospital

    MESHOPPEN TOWNSHIP — A man was arrested Wednesday in Wyoming County after threatening to blow up a hospital. Police say Lance Terkowski, 50, from Meshoppen, called Tyler Memorial Hospital and threatened to kill a nurse and doctors just before midnight. Security didn’t find anything outside the hospital. Police arrested Terkowski in a motel near Meshoppen.

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    Two Bradford County Men Charged with Stealing Guns

    WYSOX — Authorities think they have the two men behind a gun store burglary last year in Bradford County. Authorities believe Aaron Vanderpool, 34, from Wysox, stole four dozen guns from Fulmers’ Sporting Goods in Wysox in May 2015. Jared Miller, 28, from Sayre, is accused of taking all but one of those guns across the state line from Pennsylvania to New York last year. Both men are already behind bars on different weapon and drug charges.

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    Lanes Now Open after Crash on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP — A crash involving two trucks closed a section of Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County Tuesday morning. Interstate 81 north was closed from around 8:30 a.m. until about 1 p.m. Tuesday. State police are still investigating the crash and whether any charges will be filed. The crash involved a tractor trailer and a box truck. Crews spent most of the morning cleaning up the contents of two trucks that spilled over the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 just […]

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    UPDATE: Southbound Lanes of Interstate 81in Lackawanna County Open after Crashes

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Both lanes of Interstate 81 south were¬†shut down Friday morning after a couple of crashes in Lackawanna County. The first happened just after 4 a.m. Friday when a bus and pickup collided near Clarks Summit. The pickup flipped and two people inside were taken to the hospital. None of the 29 people on the bus were hurt. Then, a tractor trailer slammed into a flatbed and a tow truck as that first crash was being cleaned up. […]

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    Two Thrown from Utility Vehicle in Lackawanna County Crash

    TAYLOR — Two people were taken to the hospital after a crash Friday morning in Lackawanna County. Police say two people were thrown from a utility vehicle when it rolled on South Main Avenue in Taylor just before 3 a.m. Investigators say the driver appeared to be under the influence. Both people in that vehicle were taken to the hospital after the crash in Lackawanna County.

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    Pedestrian Hit and Killed in Monroe County

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A pedestrian was hit and killed Wednesday night in Monroe County. Police say Jeremy Owens, 27, of Tobyhanna, was walking along Route 196 in Coolbaugh Township when he was struck by a Jeep driven by Brian Jackson, 26, of Tobyhanna. There is no word if any charges have been filed here in Monroe County.

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    Man Dies in Early Morning Motorcycle Crash

    BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after an early morning motorcycle crash in Luzerne County. Troopers say Michael Rush, 52, of Hazleton was killed when his motorcycle hit a guide rail on Tomhicken Road near Conyngham¬†just before 2 a.m. Thursday. State police officials say Rush was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The cause of the crash is under investigation here in Luzerne County.

  • luz crash 8-4-16

    Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes into Utility Pole

    WYOMING — A crash in one part of Luzerne County may slow your morning commute. Fire officials say a driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a utility pole on Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming. The pole split and wires fell to the ground. The driver is okay. Wyoming Avenue is down to one lane in each direction while crews replace that utility pole here in Luzerne County.

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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.