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  • Million Dollar Cash 5 Winner Sold in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — Someone hit the jackpot with a Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sold in Northumberland County. The winning ticket for Monday’s Cash 5 drawing was sold at Turkey Hill on North Second Street in Shamokin, according to state lottery officials. The ticket matched all five balls drawn — 08, 13, 32, 34, 35 — to win $1 million. The store earns a $5,000 selling bonus. Watch the live drawings of the Pennsylvania Lottery every day on WNEP-TV.

  • Owner of Title Company Sent to Prison on Mail Fraud Charges

    SCRANTON — An attorney convicted of mail fraud in connection with her title and abstract business has been sentenced to two years in prison. Susan Kevra-Shiner, age 48, of Clarks Summit, was sentenced Monday to 24 months in prison. She was convicted in January of 2016 on seven counts of mail fraud through GK Abstract Company in Avoca. Between November 2008 and December 2009, Kevra-Shiner fraudulently sold invalid title insurance policies to 69 victims and collected $67,957.20 in premiums. The […]

  • Columbia County Man Hit with Child Porn Charges

    LOCUSTDALE — A man from Columbia County is locked up on child pornography charges. Kenneth Wehry, 64, from Locustdale, faces 45 counts of sexual abuse of children. Wehry was caught sharing child pornography with undercover investigators during an online internet investigation.

  • Home Under Renovation Ripped by Flames

    JERSEY SHORE — A fire investigation is underway in Lycoming County after a building went up in flames in Jersey Shore. The fire started on Bailey Avenue around 10 p.m. Monday. No one was living there and there is no electricity hooked up to the home. The owner was renovating the place which was damaged by another fire in 2013. Fire officials are investigating the cause.

  • State Prison Term for Pike County Murder

      MILFORD — A man was sentenced to state prison Tuesday for a murder in Pike County. Jared Masker, 33, of Milford was sentenced to 17 to 45 years behind bars on third-degree murder charges. Masker pleaded guilty to shooting Kristopher Hanscom, 23, from Bushkill, after the two got into an argument outside a bar near Dingmans Ferry in August of 2015.

  • Dog Dies in Scranton Fire

    SCRANTON — Fire heavily damaged a home in Scranton Monday afternoon. The fire started around 1:45 p.m. on Colliery Avenue in Scranton, according to firefighters. Nobody was home at the time, but a dog died in the fire. Firefighters said it appeared to have started in the rear of the house, but the cause has not been determined.

  • Driver Killed in Head-on Crash in Susquehanna County

    HARFORD TOWNSHIP — A driver has died after a head-on crash Friday morning in Susquehanna County. David Calla, 25, of Hallstead, was killed when he collided head-on with another car on Route 11 in Harford Township after 6 a.m. Friday, according to state police. The driver of the other car — Kyle Mortimer, 21, of Tunkhannock — was injured and taken to a hospital. Troopers are investigating the cause of the crash.

  • Shots Fired Overnight in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Several shots were fired into a home in Wilkes-Barre overnight. Police say two bullets hit the ceiling of the place along East Northampton Street and another got lodged near the window. It happened around 1 a.m. Friday. Four people were inside at the time including an infant. Nobody was hurt. Wilkes-Barre police have not commented on a possible motive or if they have any suspects.  

  • Possible Measles Exposure in State College

    STATE COLLEGE — Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Health are warning people at Penn State’s main campus about a contagious case of measles. The infected person visited three stores on campus between last Friday and Sunday, potentially affecting other customers, say health officials Exposures may have occurred at: Penn State University Hetzel Union Building Bookstore, July 7, from 3:30-7:00 p.m. The Lion’s Pride, 112 East College Ave., July 7, from 3:00-6:10 p.m. Target, 201 W. Beaver Ave., July 7, […]

  • Couple Locked Up on Theft Charges in Lackawanna County

    ARCHBALD — A couple are locked up in Lackawanna County after police say they were involved in theft from multiple victims totaling more than $90,000. Archbald police arrested Kyra “Brittany” Miller on Wednesday. Her husband Jonathan Miller was arrested Thursday. According to investigators, the Millers stole personal checks and used them to buy items, which were later pawned in Lackawanna County.

  • Federal Charges for Luzerne County Bank Heist

    AVOCA — Federal authorities announced two men were indicted Wednesday by a grand jury on bank robbery charges. Doug Sickler, 36, and Shawn Cavanaugh, 35, both of Luzerne County, are charged with the armed robbery of the PNC Bank in Avoca, taking more than $2,000 back in June. Investigators released security camera images at the time of the robbery.  

  • Three Drivers, Baby Injured in Plains Township Wreck

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Three drivers and a baby were injured when three vehicles collided in Luzerne County. It happened around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday on River Street in Plains. Police say the driver of a white Infiniti was headed south when the vehicle sideswiped a van and then collided head-on with and Acura. There is no word on the conditions of the victims. The driver of the Infiniti was taken to a hospital. There is no word on the conditions of the […]