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  • Student Charged for BB Gun in School

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A teenager is facing charges in Northumberland County for bringing a BB gun to school. Police say a metal detector went off Tuesday when the 15-year-old student walked into Shamokin Area High School. The boy told a security officer that he accidentally left it in his backpack after going target shooting with his friends. Police tell us the teenager will be charged with possession of a weapon on school property in Northumberland County.

  • Husband Admits Guilt in Assault on Pregnant Wife

    BLOOMSBURG — A husband pleaded guilty Thursday after being accused of brutally attacking his pregnant wife in March of 2016. Adam Kaiser’s wife was eight months pregnant at the time. He was taken into custody for throwing her onto the floor and stomping on her back and allegedly saying he was going to cut the baby out of her at home in Briar Creek Township, near Berwick. Kaiser pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Columbia County.

  • Cash 5 Lottery Winner Sold in Lackawanna County

    SIMPSON — Two winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets sold in Lackawanna and Lehigh Counties split a $1 million jackpot. Both tickets from the Wednesday, September 20, drawing matched all five balls drawn — 3, 13, 14, 33, 41 — to each win $500,000. The selling locations — Convenient Food Mart on Main Street in Simpson, and Redner’s Warehouse Market in Allentown — will each receive a $500 bonus.

  • Water Main Break in Old Forge

    OLD FORGE – A water main break left some folks without water Wednesday morning in Lackawanna County. An eight-inch water main broke near the 400 block of Main Street in Old Forge, leaving about 50 homes and businesses dry, according to Pennsylvania American Water. The street is closed in the area of the break. Pennsylvania American Water said repairs were completed by 4 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Water Problem in Scranton Building Forces Evacuation

    SCRANTON – A burst water pipe caused problems for office workers and drivers in downtown Scranton Wednesday morning. It happened on the fourth floor of the Bank Towers building at Spruce Street and Wyoming Avenue, according to the fire chief. Power had to be cut and part of the building was evacuated. Spruce Street was shut down while crews worked to fix that water problem.

  • Arson, Criminal Mischief Suspects Caught on Camera

    NANTICOKE -- Authorities in Nanticoke have released security camera images of two people suspected of arson and criminal mischief over the weekend

  • No Charges Planned for Priest Accused of Misspending Charity Cash

    KINGSTON — A Catholic priest accused of misspending funds collected for charity will not face criminal charges and will likely return to some form of ministry, according to the Diocese of Scranton. After a financial review of St. Ignatius Parish in Kingston in May, Fr. John Chmil notified church officials that about $130,000 earmarked for charity had been misspent. Fr. Chmil resigned and the diocese said it was cooperating with law enforcement to determine if any laws were broken. The Luzerne […]

  • Abington Heights Strike Talks Yield No Results

    CLARKS SUMMIT — A strike by teachers in Lackawanna County will apparently continue. Negotiators from the school board and the teachers met for about two hours Monday morning. When it was over, the administration announced the sides could not come to an agreement. More talks are set for Thursday. About 200 unionized teachers walked off the job Tuesday morning.  Money and the cost of health care are the big issues keeping both sides apart. The board wants the teachers to […]

  • Driver Dies after Schuylkill County Wreck

    PORTER TOWNSHIP — One person died in a crash early Monday in Schuylkill County. It happened just after 4 a.m. on Greenwood Road in Porter Township, near Tower city. State police say a vehicle driven by Kenneth Reed, 47, of Tower City, went off the road and struck a fence and a tree. Troopers have not said what may have led to the deadly wreck.

  • Jackpot Lottery Winner Sold in Bradford County

    GILLETT – Someone hit the jackpot with a Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sold in Bradford County. A winning Treasure Hunt ticket worth $120,000 from the Thursday, September 14, drawing was sold at Dandy Mini Mart in Gillett. The ticket matched all five balls drawn, — 6, 12, 20, 23, 26 — to win a jackpot of $120,000. The Dandy Mini Mart gets $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Today’s Treasure Hunt jackpot is $120,000! It’s only $1 to play and […]

  • Former Priest Headed to Prison

    LEHIGH COUNTY — A former priest with ties to Schuylkill County is heading to prison. Monsignor John Mraz was sentenced to at least six months behind bars Thursday. He pleaded guilty in June to possessing child porn. The priest formerly served as vice principal at Marian High School in Schuylkill County.

  • Driver in I-81 Work Zone Crash Dies

    BENTON TOWNSHIP – A driver involved in a work zone crash in Lackawanna County on Wednesday has died. The coroner said Roxanne Bush, 31, of Scranton, was driving a car that slammed into the back a contractor’s van on Interstate 81. She died Thursday morning as a result of her injuries. A worker in the van was taken to a hospital but is expected to be OK.