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    Dog Dies in Pittston Fire

    PITTSTON — A dog died in a fire Monday afternoon in Luzerne County. A home on Landon Street in Pittston caught fire around 3:30 p.m. The fire chief tells us two people who were home at the time got out safely but their dog died. The home is gutted There is no word on the cause.

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    Flames Rip House in Wyoming County

    LEMON TOWNSHIP — Fire crews responded to fight flames in a house in Wyoming County. Flames destroyed the home on Meshoppen Creek Road, north of Tunkhannock after 11 a.m. Monday. Crews said no one was home when the fire broke out. Two people lived there. Their dog did not make it out. The Triton Fire Company chief said he believes it started accidentally. A state police fire marshal is investigating.

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    Man Admits to Torching Wilkes-Barre Home

    WILKES-BARRE — A man admits to setting a home on fire in Wilkes-Barre. Kyle Shaw pleaded guilty to arson Thursday. Police say Shaw torched the place on Prospect Street. Last August, investigators found the body of the homeowner Jack Sipple inside the home. Shaw, who was staying with Sipple, found the body and burned the house down. Shaw is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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    Report Lists Number of Hate Groups by State, PA Ranks Fifth

    A new report is out painting an unflattering picture of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth has the fifth most “hate groups” of any state. Hate groups, everything from white nationals to black separatists, grew nationwide last year. In Pennsylvania, the Southern Poverty Law Center identified 40 hate groups. Click here to see the map at the Southern Poverty Law Center website.

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    Second Conviction in Florida Murder of Scranton Woman

    SCRANTON — The second man accused in the murder of a Scranton native in Florida has been found guilty. David McMannis was found guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in the death of Tara Sidarovich Ord, a native of Scranton. He was accused of assisting in the murder the 19-year-old at her Punta Gorda home in 2001. McMannis was immediately sentenced to life in prison following his conviction. Phillip Barr was convicted in 2015 for his role in the murder. Ord’s […]

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    Driver Who Hit DPW Worker Admits Guilt

    SCRANTON — The man accused of a hit and run that left a Scranton DPW worker with critical injuries has pleaded guilty. Maxwell Hatala of Old Forge pleaded guilty last week to six different charges relating to the 2015 hit and run crash, including accidents involving death or serious injury and insurance fraud. According to court papers, Hatala had been, “at an all-night drinking party.” He left and drove around for a few hours before telling police he hit a […]

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    Deadly Wilkes-Barre Shooting Ruled Justified

    WILKES-BARRE — A shooting in Wilkes-Barre last year that left a man dead is justified, according to the Luzerne County district attorney. Robert Hood, 34, of Wilkes-Barre was shot and killed in a home on Stanton Street in June of 2016. Hood had attacked a woman and was attacking the man with a knife when, in self-defense, the man shot Hood. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis also indicated that Hood had threatened to kill both the woman and man […]

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    Alleged Robber, Getaway Driver Nabbed for Scranton Bank Heist

    SCRANTON — Two men have been charged with robbing a bank in Scranton. Police arrested Anthony Lawson, 31, of New Jersey, and Michael Vines, 42, of Jermyn this week. Officers say Lawson held up Citizens Savings Bank on Cedar Avenue in Scranton on January 30. Vines is accused of driving the getaway car. He is locked up in the Lackawanna County Prison. Lawson is in custody in New Jersey.

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    Woman Accused in Fire Company Theft Jailed

    EXETER — A woman charged with stealing from a fire company is in jail for violating terms of her release. Police accuse Stephanie McNeil with taking tens of thousands of dollars from the Exeter Hose Company while acting as its treasurer. McNeil is back in jail for violating her release, according to the Luzerne County district attorney’s office. Law enforcement officials say McNeil went into a supermarket in West Pittston on February 8 and then got store credit for a […]

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    Flames Rip Home in Summit Hill

    SUMMIT HILL — Fire damaged a home in Carbon County Tuesday afternoon. It broke out in the home in the 100 block of West Hazard Street in Summit Hill after noon. Smoke from the fire could be seen miles away. Crews said two people live in the home, a woman and her son. The woman was home at the time of the fire and was taken to a hospital to be checked out. There is no word on the cause.

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    State Senate Offices Vandalized

    HARRISBURG — A man is locked up after senate offices in Harrisburg were vandalized over the weekend. The offices are closed Monday due to air quality concerns after police said Ryan Stump, 27, of Gettysburg,  sprayed a fire extinguisher in the hallways of the senate offices and chambers. A total of four floors were affected, and some portraits will have to be checked for damage. The state senate is not in session again until next month. Stump faces a long […]

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    School Bus, SUV Collide in Scranton

    SCRANTON – No one was hurt when a school bus and SUV were involved in a collision around noon Monday in Scranton.