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    Rig Wreck on Cross Valley Expressway in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE -- A tractor-trailer crashed through a barrier and down an embankment Monday afternoon in Luzerne County.

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    Crash on Interstate Ramp Slows Traffic in Luzerne County

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A rig wreck in southern Luzerne County slowed traffic early Monday afternoon. The truck overturned on the ramp from Interstate 80 west to Interstate 81 south in Butler Township. Traffic was getting by on the edge of the ramp. Crews on the scene had to work to free the driver from the wreckage. He was taken in an ambulance to be checked out. Good news, after about 25 minute rescue, driver is freed from wreckage and walks […]

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    Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at King’s College

    WILKES-BARRE — Students at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by performing a skit based on inspirational quotes by Dr. King. The theme was, “Can Our Dream Become a Reality?” The college’s gospel choir also performed. Students also collected new and gently used coats for St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen as part of the day of service in Luzerne County.

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    Warrant Issued for Suspected Burglar in Lycoming County

    OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP — Police in Lycoming County are looking for a worker seen on security camera video breaking into his workplace and stealing copper wire. Police believe Nicholas Thomas, 38, of Pottstown, rammed his car into an overhead door at his workplace in Old Lycoming Township around 2:30 a.m. Friday, stole copper wire and took off. Police spotted Thomas and chased him along Interstate 80 but stopped the pursuit because of his reckless manner of driving. Investigators said the […]

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    Man Accused of Sex Crimes Not Guilty

    SCRANTON — A man facing child sex charges in Lackawanna County was found not guilty on all charges by a jury earlier this week. Ross Rodney was accused of assaulting a 9-year-old girl starting in 2011. Rodney was locked up in 2015 after his arrest for violating the terms of his bail.

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    Montour County Sheep to Shawl Team Continue Winning Ways

    HARRISBURG — One of the most popular events every year at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg is its “Sheep to Shawl” competition. Six teams took part in the contest. Each team made up of a weaver, three spinners, and a person to help prepare the materials gets two and a half hours to go from shearing the sheep to completing its shawl. The winners for the sixth year in a row are the team from Montour County “Time Warp.” […]

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    State Police: Driver Who Hit Trooper on I-84 Was DUI

    DINGMAN TOWNSHIP — Two people are locked up after a state trooper was hit while responding to a 12-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 84 westbound in Pike County. It happened Wednesday around 2:30 a.m. between the Milford and Lord’s Valley/Dingman’s Ferry exits. The trooper was helping another driver when he was struck. Investigators said a tractor-trailerĀ driver lost control and the trailer hit one parked state police cruiser, then hit the trooper, and finally hit a second state police cruiser. The […]

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    I-80 in Luzerne County Reopened after Crash

    WHITE HAVEN — A section of Interstate 80 in Luzerne County was closed Tuesday afternoon because of a crash. Interstate 80 westbound was closed between exit 273 (White Haven/Freeland) and exit 262 (Mountain Top/Hazleton). The crash was cleared after 4 p.m. Check real-time conditions with WNEP Traffic Tracker.

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    Million Dollar Ticket Sold in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — One of the four $1 million winning tickets in the Pennsylvania lottery’s Millionaire Raffle was sold in Columbia County. One of the numbers picked in the drawing Saturday was sold at “Fuel On” on Market Street in Bloomsburg. The other winning tickets were sold in Northampton, Montgomery, and Butler Counties. The four $1 million top-prize raffle ticket numbers selected were: 00209833, 00239465, 00265123, and 00299920.

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    Truck Crashes through Guide Rail on I-81 in Schuylkill County

    DELANO TOWNSHIP — A truck driver was taken to a hospital after a crash Monday morning in Schuylkill County. The wreck happened on Interstate 81 south around 9:30 a.m. near mile marker 135 between the McAdoo and Delano exits. Crews said the truck went through a guide rail and down a steep bank. The driver was taken to the hospital for chest pains.

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    Fire Damages Home near Tobyhanna

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Fire damaged a home in Monroe County fire Monday morning. It started around 9:30 a.m. at the home on Ryan’s Road in Coolbaugh Township, near Tobyhanna, according to firefighters. No one was home at the time of theĀ fire. There is no word on the cause.

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    Woman Sent to Prison for Helping Accused Robbers by Listening to Police Channels

    SCRANTON — A woman was sentenced Thursday for her role in two armed bank robberies. Dorian Whitehead, 31, of Binghamton, New York was sentenced to 51 months in prison for helping in bank robberies at an FNCB branch in Jenkins Township and an NBT Bank branch in Scranton in 2014. Investigators said Whitehead helped Jule Futrell, Jemel Laquan King, and Jeremy West, in committing the armed bank robberies. Authorities said Whitehead monitored police radio channels from her home in New […]