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    76-Year-Old Man Charged with Rape of Child

    SCRANTON — A 76-year-old man from Scranton is charged with rape of a child. Police say Byron Webb began assaulting a girl in 2012 when she was 9, and the abuse didn’t stop until last month. A member of the victim’s family found evidence of the abuse on a cell phone and handed it over to police.

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    Man Dead after Pocono Crash

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after a crash in the Poconos. Police say a car crossed the center lane and struck another vehicle around 7:45 p.m. Monday on Route 196 in Coolbaugh Township near Mount Pocono. The coroner tells us the driver of the car that was struck, James Miles, 21, of Tobyhanna died at the hospital. Police said the car that crossed the line was driven by a 17-year-old female. She was taken to a hospital. The […]

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    Suspect in Middleburg Bank Robbery Arrested in Georgia

    MIDDLEBURG — Police believe they have the man responsible for a bank robbery in Snyder County. Officers arrested Gregory Scott Null, 35, of Meadowlands, Pennsylvania in Winter, Georgia Friday afternoon. Investigators say he used a handgun to threaten a teller’s life at Swineford Bank on East Main Street in Middleburg on June 13. Police say a relative of Null recognized him from surveillance pictures taken both at the bank and at a nearby convenience store where Null stopped to make […]

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    Reward Raised for Info on Brush Fire Arson

    DELAWARE STATE FOREST — The reward for information on a big brush fire in Monroe and Pike Counties is going up. Bureau of Forestry officials said the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set the fires is now $15,000. The fires started on April 20 and burned until May 2 in the Delaware State Forest in Monroe and Pike Counties. Officials estimate the arson scorched 8,000 acres of woodlands. Information that could lead to the […]

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    Mother Sentenced for Leaving Child in Scalding Water

    LEWISBURG — A mother in Union County who admitted to putting her child in scalding hot water has been sentenced. Hayle Hans from Buffalo Township, near Lewisburg, was sentenced last week to four to 15 years in state prison. She was charged last year for putting her 2-year-old son in a bathtub filled with very hot water. The child suffered second-degree burns. It was several days later before a family member finally took the boy to the hospital. Doctors believe […]

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    Prostitution, Sex Trafficking Charges Against East Stroudsburg Man

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Authorities have arrested a man from the Poconos on charges he forced women into prostitution. Thurman Stanley, 39, of East Stroudsburg, is accused of transporting women from Pennsylvania to other states including New York, Iowa, and North Dakota to engage in prostitution. Investigators say Stanley and others used social media sites to recruit women and gave them heroin and other illegal drugs.

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    Man from Pine Grove Facing Federal Child Porn Charge

    PINE GROVE — Federal authorities are charging a man from Schuylkill County with making child pornography. Investigators said Josiah Ferrebee, 19, of Pine Grove, coerced a 15-year-old girl into making pornography in January of 2016. He is charged with producing child pornography and enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. Authorities said Ferrebee faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years if convicted on the child pornography charge.

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    Man Accused of Rape in Carbon County

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — A man from Carbon County is locked up, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Paul Weaver, 58, of White Haven faces rape, indecent assault, and other charges. Police said Weaver abused the girl from August of 2015 until April of 2016. He was locked up in Carbon County with bail set at $100,000.

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    Fire Damages Garage in Old Forge

    OLD FORGE — Fire damaged a garage in Lackawanna County Wednesday morning. It broke out around 9 a.m. in the place on Moosic Road in Old Forge. Part of the roof of the garage was damaged but no one was hurt. There is no word on the cause.

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    Water Problems Close I-80 Rest Area

    MONTOUR COUNTY — A rest area on Interstate 80 east in Montour County is closed because of a water problem. The restroom facilities are expected to be closed until at least Monday, June 20. The parking lot will remain open while work is being performed. There is no access to the building or vending machines, according to PennDOT officials.

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    Stretch of Turnpike to Close Overnight for Paving

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — A stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in our area is scheduled to be shut down overnight for paving. The Northeast Extension (Interstate 476) southbound will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. Wednesday between Clarks Summit (exit 131) and Keyser Avenue (exit 122), according to turnpike officials. Some single lane closures may take place Tuesday night as crews prepare for the work overnight.

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    Route 107 in Lackawanna County Reopens After Road Work

    BENTON TOWNSHIP — There is some relief for drivers in Lackawanna County. Route 107 near Tompkinsville is back open after being closed since last month. PennDOT lowered the road to allow taller trucks to pass under Interstate 81 near Exit 202.

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