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    Veterans Share Stories with Students in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Veterans shared stories about their time in the military with students at West Scranton Intermediate Thursday morning. Lackawanna County Judge Tom Munley was one of the guest speakers at the event. After the presentation in Scranton, the vets met with 10 sixth graders who won a journal entry contest based on stories of veterans.

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    One in Custody for Selinsgrove Gun Theft

    SELINSGROVE — Police in Snyder County say one man is in custody for stealing a gun from a store. The D.A. tells us Daniel Keenan of Lancaster is facing charges for Friday’s theft at High Velocity Firearms on North Market Street in Selinsgrove. Police say a warrant has been issued for the other man.

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    Cash 5 Lottery Winner Sold in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Someone hit the jackpot with a lottery ticket sold in Wilkes-Barre. One winning ticket for Wednesday’s Cash 5 drawing worth $125,000 was sold at Turkey Hill on Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre, according to lottery officials. The ticket matched all five balls drawn — 01, 07, 13, 26, 31 — to win $125,000. The store will receive a $500 bonus for selling this winning ticket.

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    Grandmother, Grandchildren Flee Flames in Poconos

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — A grandmother and several of her grandchildren escaped a fire in a home in the Poconos Wednesday afternoon. It started around 12:30 p.m. in the home on Glade Drive in the Emerald Lakes development near Long Pond. Fire officials say sparks coming from an electrical outlet started the fire. A grandmother was home at the time with several of her grandkids. They all got out safely. The children are OK but the grandmother was taken to hospital […]

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    Interstate Down to One Lane in Part of Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON -- Work on a stretch of interstate in Lackawanna County has traffic moving slowly.

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    Two Men Suspected of Selinsgrove Gun Theft

    SELINSGROVE — Police say the men seen in a security camera photo stole a gun from a store in Snyder County. The theft happened Friday at High Velocity Firearms on North Market Street in Selinsgrove. If you recognize the people in the photo, you’re asked to call police at 570-374-8655.

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    Robber Admits to Bank Heist in Susquehanna County

    GREAT BENT TOWNSHIP — A man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Susquehanna County. Robert Meader, 31, from Liverpool, New York was caught on camera robbing the NBT Bank on Route 11 near Hallstead of more than $14,000 in October of 2015. He told tellers in the bank that he had a bomb inside a cooler. He also pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing another bank in Albany, New York in January.

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    Office Manager Charged with Theft from Wayne County Company

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — An office manager for a lumber company in Wayne County is under arrest, accused of stealing from her employer. Jeannie Brooks, 40, of Prompton is accused of taking nearly $24,000 from Aldenville Log and Lumber in Clinton Township near Honesdale. The district attorney’s office said Brooks wrote checks to herself from the company between April 2014 to January 2016. She is locked up in the Wayne County Prison with bail set at $25,000. Brooks was previously sentenced […]

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    Part of E-ZPass Exit in Carbon County to Close for Repairs

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP —  Part of the E-ZPass exit (87) of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is set to close overnight this weekend so crews can work on electronic equipment. Turnpike officials said the southbound entry ramp in Carbon County is scheduled to be closed overnight from 10 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday. Drivers on Route 903 will not be able enter the turnpike (Route 476) to travel south.

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    Brush Fires Cover Luzerne, Lackawanna Valleys in Smoke

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Brush fires burning in Luzerne County are creating smoky conditions in a large area of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. A huge cloud of smoke covered most of the Wyoming and Lackawanna valleys Thursday afternoon. The smoke apparently started from two brush fires near Hazleton, but made it as far as Lackawanna County. A fire started sometime during school hours Thursday at the Hazleton Career Center. Crews do not yet know what caused the fire. Firefighters believe a […]

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    Airport To Get Millions for Taxiway Extensions

    AVOCA — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is getting $2.1 million in federal money for the extension of their taxiways, according to Senator Robert Casey’s office. Check back for updates.

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    Load of Lexuses Burns Along Interstate

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — Some expensive cars caught fire Wednesday along a highway in Northumberland County. The truck loaded with Lexus vehicles caught fire around noon along Interstate 180 near Watsontown. There’s no word on where the new vehicles were headed or whether anyone was hurt. Several of the Lexus cars were destroyed. There is no word on the cause of the fire.

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