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    Truck Leaking Natural Gas Snarls Traffic

    CLARKS SUMMIT — A natural gas scare in Lackawanna County was caused by a truck. Emergency crews tell us a tractor trailer fueled by natural gas started leaking fuel Friday morning at the intersection of Routes 6 and 11 and Grove Street in Clarks Summit. The natural gas ended up on the road Routes 6 and 11 headed up the hill into Clarks Summit was closed for about two hours until the leak in Lackawanna County was cleaned up.

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    Ribbon Cutting At Lackawanna County Clinic

    PECKVILLE — An outpatient clinic located in a former hospital officially opened Friday in Lackawanna County. A ribbon cutting was held at the newly renovated Commonwealth Medical Clinic in Peckville. It’s in the old Mid Valley Hospital. The clinic will handle everything from MRIs to X-rays but not emergencies. Officials say an older wing of the former hospital will be torn down in the future but at this point, it’s unclear how that space will be used.

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    Stolen Construction Equipment Found, Man Charged

    GLEN LYON — A man now admits he stole a piece of heavy equipment from a construction site along Interstate 81. Cell phone video shows state police loading the stolen skid steer onto a truck. According to court papers, Francis Moreck of Glen Lyon told police he took the skid steer to a garage in Wilkes-Barre using his Ford Excursion and a borrowed trailer. Authorities said a tracking device on the skid steer helped them find it. Moreck is charged […]

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    Woman Charged With Stealing Social Security Benefits

    SCRANTON — Federal prosecutors filed theft charges Thursday against a woman in Lackawanna County for allegedly cashing in her dead mother’s Social Security benefits As part of a plea deal filed with the court Michaelina Chivers, 69, of Peckville agrees to pay back more than $218,000 they claim she stole from Social Security.

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    New Airport Director Announced

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A new director has been named for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Carl Beardsley is currently the commissioner of aviation for Broome County in New York. The airport board made the announcement Thursday. Beardsley replaces Barry Centini who is retiring. He starts in January and will be paid $115,000 a year for the next three years.

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    School Days Lost During Manhunt Won’t Be Made Up

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Students at Pocono Mountain School District won’t have to make up the five days of school they missed during the manhunt for Eric Frein. A spokesperson for the district tells us the Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved a waiver that allows the school to count educational hours instead of days. Elementary students must have a minimum of 900 educational hours, while secondary students must have 990 educational hours. Teachers will still need to make up the […]

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    Deadly Wreck In Luzerne County

    DUPONT — One person was killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon in Luzerne County. The one-vehicle wreck happened around 2:30 p.m. on Route 315 in Dupont. The Luzerne County coroner’s office said Angel Torres, 48, from Avoca died from multiple traumatic injuries.

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    Rig Rollover Slows Highway Traffic

    Overturned tractor trailer on I-81 NB near mile market 147. Traffic is backed up and down to one lane. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/vvb2xmTVje — Jackie De Tore (@jackiedetore) November 20, 2014 BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Traffic on part of Interstate 81 is slow because of an overturned truck. It happened on I-81 north near mile marker 147, north of the West Hazleton exit. There is no word on injuries or the cause of the wreck. @WNEP another picture of the rolled truck http://t.co/0OsKkjgq5J— […]

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    Another Theft Charge Filed Against Civic Center Director

    DICKSON CITY — The director of the Dickson City Community Civic Center has been hit with another charge of theft. Authorities say Rebecca Flannery of Dickson City used a civic center debit card to pay for part of a family vacation. She was in court Wednesday on previous charges that she allegedly stole at least $13,000 from the civic center.

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    St. Jude’s Honored As Blue Ribbon School

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP — It’s a big honor for a school in Luzerne County. St. Jude Elementary in Mountain Top has been named a Blue Ribbon School. It’s one of 340 schools nationwide to be recognized by the Department of Education for academic excellence. Students, faculty, and parents celebrated the achievement Wednesday at the school in Luzerne County. Two other schools in our area were also named Blue Ribbon Schools: Danville Area High School in Montour County and Montandon Elementary School […]

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    Businessman Admits To Scam

    MIFFLINBURG — A man in Union County, facing a trial for allegedly taking money from investors and spending it on himself, pleaded guilty on Wednesday. Authorities say Ted Cresswell of Mifflinburg secured $240,000 to invest in a storage facility, but it was never built, and the investors didn’t get their money back. Cresswell is expected to be sentenced in January in Union County.

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    Former Postal Worker Sentenced For Theft

    CASTANEA — A former postal worker from Clinton County was sentenced Wednesday for stealing thousands from the post office where she worked. A judge sentenced Macey Geyer, 42, to two years on probation. She was also ordered to pay over $9,000 in restitution. Geyer was charged earlier this year with stealing cash, money orders, bank deposits, and stamps from the Castanea post office. She pleaded guilty in July.

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