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  • Two Charged with Home Improvement Fraud in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — Two men are facing home improvement fraud charges in Lackawanna County. George Dunbar of Scranton is accused of taking more than $13,000 from a homeowner, doing shoddy work, and never finishing projects. Authorities say he also charged more than $2,600 dollars on the victim’s Home Depot credit card without permission. In a separate case, investigators also charged Jeffrey Kaub of Scranton, the owner of Arts Masonry. A homeowner accuses Kaub of taking $600 dollars to install a pump […]

  • Hazleton Double-Block Hit by Fire

    HAZLETON — Flames damaged a double-block home in Hazleton Friday morning. It started around 8:30 a.m. in the 600 block of West 4th Street. One side of the home was undamaged and the other side is undergoing renovations, according to the fire chief. One person inside inhaled some smoke but was not taken to the hospital. A fire marshal is investigating the cause.

  • Cash Taken in Hardware Store Break-In

    CHERRY TOWNSHIP — A hardware store in Sullivan County was broken into overnight State police say someone used a rock to break through two glass doors at Leljedals True Value Hardware on Route 220 near Dushore. Once inside, the thief took an unknown amount of cash from two cash registers. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Laporte at 570-946-4610.

  • Clarks Summit Home Damaged by Fire

    CLARKS SUMMIT – Flames damaged a home in Lackawanna County Friday morning. The fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. in the home on Center Street in Clarks Summit. The assistant fire chief said it started in a second-floor bedroom and was confined to that area. Two people at home got out safely. Investigators said the fire was started accidentally by a cigarette.

  • Former Gov. Tom Ridge in Critical Condition after Heart Procedure

    AUSTIN, TEXAS – Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge is in critical condition following a heart procedure Thursday morning. Gov. Ridge, who has also served as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, was attending the Republican Governors Association conference in Austin. After calling hotel staff for medical assistance, he was taken to a hospital for what has been called a “diagnostic heart procedure.” Ridge, a Republican, served as Pennsylvania governor from 1995 to 2001.

  • Driver Pleads Guilty for Cycle Crash that Killed Two

    TOWANDA — A former resident of Bradford County has pleaded guilty to his role in a wreck that left two people dead. Tyler Freeman, 20, of Aliquippa, formerly of Rome, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of homicide by motor vehicle for a crash on Route 187 in Orwell Township back in May. Police said Freeman tried to pass another vehicle and struck a motorcycle. David Estelle, 48, of Rome, was killed. A passenger on the motorcycle, Billie Jo Estelle, 42, […]

  • Attempted Robbery Suspect Nabbed in Delaware

    NANTICOKE — Police have arrested a man wanted for an attempted robbery earlier this month in Luzerne County. Ryan Romanoskey was arrested by the Delaware State Police Thursday. Romanoskey was wanted for the attempted robbery of a Rite Aid Pharmacy on East Main Street in Nanticoke on November 3. Investigators said he demanded cash and got into a scuffle with a cashier in the pharmacy and then took off.

  • Driver Rescued after Scranton Wreck

    SCRANTON — A driver had to be cut out of a vehicle after a crash Thursday morning in Scranton. It happened around 10:15 a.m. on South Main Avenue. Police say the SUV struck a parked car before it flipped on its side. Main Avenue was closed near the intersection with Luzerne Street for about an hour after the crash in Scranton.

  • Former Coach Admits to ‘Sexting’ with Player

    WILKES-BARRE — A former high school coach from Luzerne County pleaded guilty Wednesday to sending sexually explicit text messages to a 16-year-old player. Nicholas Diaco was the girls’ volleyball coach at Wyoming Area High School. State police say he sent the girl messages that they later uncovered on her phone. In the messages, Diaco talked about specific sexual acts he wanted to do to the victim.

  • Owner of Food Cart Business Charged with Theft of Thousands

    KUNKLETOWN — A man has been arrested and charged with theft by deception in Monroe County. Investigators say Robert William Scifo, 34, of Kunkletown, the operator of “Crown Food Carts,” took money from clients but in some cases, never delivered the items or substituted them for second-rate products. In all, authorities say he took $28,000 from six clients in Pennsylvania, New York, California, and Texas. Authorities said it happened between October 30, 2016, and July 15, 2017.

  • Robber Hits Nanticoke Burger King

    NANTICOKE — A Burger King in Luzerne County was held up Monday night. Security camera photos show the man who police say robbed the fast-food restaurant on West Main Street in Nanticoke around 9:30 p.m. Monday. According to officers, the robber walked up to the counter and passed a note to the cashier demanding money and saying he had a gun. The man got cash and ran down South Market Street in Nanticoke.

  • West Mahanoy Township Fire Ruled Arson

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A fire in a double-block home in Schuylkill County last month was deliberately set. State police said flames sparked at a double-block home on Ohio Avenue near Shenandoah just after 2 a.m. on October 30. Fire investigators said the fire was set on a rear second-floor porch. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Frackville.