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    Governor Wolf Requests Help from Feds for Flash Flooding

    It turns out the recent flooding in Lycoming County was worse than everyone thought. That means victims might get federal aid. Governor Wolf requested disaster declarations for Bradford, Centre, Lycoming, and Sullivan Counties which would open the door for federal aid. Estimates show the flooding in October did more than $33 million in damage. There’s no timetable for when the president could act on the request for help.

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    Tractor Trailer Crash Ties Up Traffic in Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY — A tractor trailer crash tied up traffic in one part of Monroe County Wednesday evening. It happened on Interstate 380 near the Gouldsboro Exit around 5 p.m. Police say the rig was heading south when it swerved. Then, it rolled down an embankment. The truck driver is expected to be okay. Traffic was backed up while crews cleared the wreck here in Monroe County.

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    Early Morning Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — An early morning fire in Scranton sent three people to the hospital. Fire crews were called to the place on Putnam Street around 2:30 Wednesday morning. A mother and her two eight-year-old daughters were taken to the hospital to be checked out for breathing in smoke. The fire inspector is expected to look into how that fire got its start here in Scranton.

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    Chain-Reaction Crash Turns Deadly in Columbia County

    BLOOMSBURG — A chain-reaction crash last week in Columbia County has turned deadly. Troopers say Francis Slavinsky, 85, from Bloomsburg died Saturday after his SUV was hit by a tractor-trailer along Interstate 80 in Bloomsburg last Wednesday. Three others were hurt in the four-vehicle crash in Columbia County.

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    UPDATE: Wrong-Way Driver Reports Unfounded

    MOOSIC — Reports of a wrong-way driver in Lackawanna County are unfounded. Emergency officials say there were reports a wrong-way driver heading north in the southbound lanes of I-81 in Lackawanna County near mile marker 182. They were unfounded.

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    Man Accused of Child Sex Abuse in Bradford County

    ORWELL TOWNSHIP — A man accused of child sex abuse in Bradford County. Investigators say Adam Brooks, 34, assaulted a girl at his house near Rome in May. Brooks was arrested last week, and he is due back in court Tuesday. Brooks was charged with corruption of minors and indecent assault in Bradford County.

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    Police Investigating Attempted Robbery in Luzerne County

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Police in Luzerne County are investigating an attempted robbery at a gas station. Officials say the Valero on North Church Street near Hazleton was hit just after 5 a.m. on Friday. According to police, one of the 2 thieves flashed a knife at a worker and demanded cash. They took off in a jeep without getting anything. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Luzerne County.

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    Bald Eagle Stuck in Florida Storm Drain is Rescued

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Authorities in Florida rescued a bald eagle Thursday that somehow became stuck in a storm drain. The bird, believed to be a female of the iconic species, was pulled out of a roadside storm drain in Orange County, in the Orlando area. Two birds, one on top of the other, were at the side of a road, video and photos from the scene initially showed. Television station WFTV in Orlando reported the bird on top was trying to […]

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    Fire Damages House in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Flames scorched a house in Luzerne County Wednesday night. It happened on Old River Road in Wilkes-Barre just before 10 p.m. Fire officials say no one lived there. Authorities have not said how that fire got its start here in Wilkes-Barre.

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    Early Morning Robbery at Turkey Hill in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A thief is on the run after a hold-up at a mini mart in Wilkes-Barre. Officers say the bandit robbed the Turkey Hill store at the corner of East Main Street and Scott Street just before 2 a.m. on Thursday. Investigators say the thief did not show a weapon and took off with some cash in that hold up in Wilkes-Barre.

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    Scranton Man Admits to Child Sex Trafficking

    The U.S. Attorney’s office says a man from Scranton admitted to using a child for sex trafficking in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. Court papers show Mark Matis, 28, pleaded guilty to advertising the child in an escort section of a website, giving the victim drugs and condoms, and renting motel rooms where the child was used for sex in 2014. Matis is one of four locked up in the sex trafficking investigation.

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    Home Damaged by Fire in Luzerne County

    WYOMING — A fire damaged a home in Luzerne County Wednesday morning. Crews were called to the home on Monument Avenue in Wyoming around 3:30 a.m. Officials say the man who lived there wasn’t home at the time. He was out delivering newspapers. His two dogs got out safely. The fire marshal is expected to look into the cause of the fire in Luzerne County.