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  • School Bus Involved in Crash in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A school bus with about two dozen students on board was involved in a crash in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. About 25 students were on a bus around noon, leaving Kistler Elementary School headed home when the school bus was involved in a crash with another vehicle. Emergency crews said no one was hurt, but ambulances were called as a precautionary measure. Children were picked up by parents or transferred to another bus. Police are still investigating what led […]

  • Prison Term for Drug Delivery Resulting in Death

    HONESDALE — A man who admitted providing drugs that led to a woman’s death in Wayne County will spend five to 15 years in prison Edmond O’Connor of Hawley was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in March to drug delivery resulting in death. Authorities say O’Connor injected drugs into a woman’s arm last year. Her death was ruled a homicide.  

  • Troopers: Wayne County Man Stabbed Woman in the Neck

    HAWLEY — State police have charged a man from Wayne County with attempted homicide and assault for allegedly attacking a woman. Troopers say Steven Schuman, 35, of Hawley, stabbed a 28-year-old woman in the neck three times early Thursday morning in Hawley. Schuman is locked up on charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault with bail set at $100,000. There is no word on the condition of the victim.

  • Former Office Manager Headed Back to Prison for Theft

    HONESDALE — A woman who served time years ago for theft is headed back to prison in Wayne County. Jeannie Brooks of Prompton was sentenced Thursday to eight months to three years in jail. She pleaded guilty in March to stealing $24,000 from Aldenville Log and Lumber in Clinton Township when she was the office manager. Back in 2013, Brooks was sentenced to prison for stealing more than $11,000 in tax payments while working for Wayne County’s tax claim bureau.

  • Driver Injured in Collision with Train in Luzerne County

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A man was injured Thursday morning when his car was hit by a train in Luzerne County. Police said the driver tried to cross in front of the train in the Humboldt Industrial Park near Hazleton around 11 a.m. The train was slowly backing up and the car hit the train’s caboose. It took fire crews about 45 minutes to get the driver out of the car. He was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.

  • Dunmore Mayor Candidate Hangs on to Lead in Official Count

    SCRANTON — The official vote count for Democratic candidate in the race for mayor of Dunmore shows the challenger holding on to victory. The official count certified Wednesday shows Tim Burke won by seven votes over incumbent Mayor Patrick “Nibs” Loughney. Loughney has until Tuesday to ask for a review. The unofficial vote count on the night of the election showed Burke winning by three votes. Burke, a Democrat, will likely be the next mayor of Dunmore because there is […]

  • Accused Sheriff’s Deputy Off the Job

    SCRANTON — A Lackawanna County sheriff’s deputy accused of beating his girlfriend no longer has his badge. Jerome Passariello from Scranton was charged earlier this month with aggravated assault and other charges. Passariello is accused of punching and strangling the woman while she was driving. We learned Wednesday that Passariello is no longer employed by the Lackawanna County sheriff’s office.

  • Old Library Building Coming Down at Marywood

    MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY — It’s demolition day on a college campus in Lackawanna County. Crews are tearing down the old library and media arts center on Marywood University’s campus. A new $35 million Learning Commons opened at Marywood in 2015 to replace the outdated center. The demolition is expected to last three to four weeks. Once clear, the space will be turned into green space and an amphitheater.

  • LCTA Adds Bus Routes to Airport

    WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — You can now catch a bus to the airport. The Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) began regular bus service to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre International Airport on Monday morning. The route, which also stops at Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino and downtown Scranton, will make 10 trips to and from the airport on weekdays, and six trips on Saturdays. Previously, LCTA buses only made stops at the airport on an on-demand/advance schedule basis.

  • Pastor Accused of Up-skirt Photos

    TANNERSVILLE — A minister who lives in the Poconos is charged with invasion of privacy in New Jersey. A police report shows Rev. Terry Herzberg, 66, of Tannersville took pictures up the skirt of a worker at a Lutheran church in New Jersey. The incident allegedly happened between 2013 and 2016 while he was the pastor there. Herzberg turned himself in Thursday in New Jersey.

  • Two Hurt in Schuylkill County Fire

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Two people were injured in a fire late Monday night at their home in Schuylkill County. The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. along Dad Burnhams Road near Pine Grove Neighbors tell us the victims were able to get out and drive to their house for help. Officials have not said how the man and woman are doing or what may have caused the fire.

  • Diocese of Scranton to Sell Former Seminary Facility

    DALTON — The Diocese of Scranton has announced the sale of its former seminary in Lackawanna County. The facility in Dalton is being sold to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, also known as the Indian Orthodox Church, according to the diocese. The place will be named Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center and used for conferences, retreats, and the establishment of a monastic center. From 1962 to 2004, the property was the site of St. Pius X Seminary for educating priests. It […]