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    Rig, Train Collide in Lackawanna County

    RANSOM TOWNSHIP — A tractor-trailer and a train collided Wednesday morning in Lackawanna County. It happened just before 9:30 a.m. on Main Street near Ransom. No one was hurt. Railway police are investigating the cause of the crash in Lackawanna County.

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    Local Vets Honored at Pearl Harbor Commemoration

    SCRANTON — This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. A special ceremony to recognize World War II and all veterans was held Wednesday morning at the Lackawanna County commissioners meeting in Scranton. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Bracey led the pledge of allegiance at the meeting. Lt. Col. Bracey flew more than 20 missions over Berlin, Germany during World War II. He also went on to serve in Korea and Vietnam. Joe Sylvester also served […]

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    Security Camera Images of Kulpmont Bank Robbery

    KULPMONT – Police in Northumberland County have released security camera images from a bank robbery Tuesday morning. Authorities said a man robbed the BB&T Bank on Chestnut Street in Kulpmont around 11:15 a.m. The robber said he had a gun and got away with an undetermined amount of cash, according to police.

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    Burglary Suspect Caught on Camera, Jailed

    LUZERNE — A man is facing charges in Luzerne County for breaking into a veterinary clinic over the weekend. Surveillance pictures were taken inside All About Animals vet service in Luzerne. Police say Richard Fanti, 30, of Luzerne, broke in through a window and took a laptop and an iPad and broke into a safe. Fanti is locked up on burglary and other charges in Luzerne County.

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    Driver Admits to DUI Crash that Killed Two Men

    SUNBURY — A driver has admitted to being drunk behind the wheel when he crashed into a car, killing two people. Glenn Merideth pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault, and other charges. Investigators said Merideth was drunk when the crash happened on Route 54 in Mount Carmel Township in 2013. Charles Carl, 92, and Ronald Matejick, 76, died in that crash.

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    Price Chopper Denies ‘Rumor’ of Sale

    The report that a popular grocery chain is being acquired by another company may be unfounded. Last week, several national media outlets reported another grocer, Albertson’s, was in talks to buy Price Chopper for $1 billion. But Price Chopper officials have since responded, saying, “It’s a full-blown rumor and we don’t respond to rumors.”

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    Businesses Booming in Mifflinburg

    MIFFLINBURG — Folks in one part of Union County are enjoying a boom in the economy as several new businesses recently opened. A group of ladies enjoyed some goodies inside one of Mifflinburg’s newest businesses, Gable House Bakery. The bakery and coffee house on Chestnut Street is owned by Nikki Walter. It opened last month. “It’s been incredibly overwhelming,” said Walter. “Almost everybody who walks in here seems to say we needed something like this.” Gable House Bakery is not […]

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    Truck Causes Damage to Funeral Home in Union County

    MIFFLINBURG — The Union County coroner was called out Thursday night, but not for the reason he normally is. A tractor trailer caused extensive damage to his funeral home. The truck driver pulled over in Mifflinburg but when he did, he caused a lot of damage in a matter of seconds. That building that was hit is the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, which is owned by the Union County coroner. According to the coroner, that driver pulled over to […]

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    Rig Rollover Slows Interstate Traffic in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — A truck rolled on its side, slowing traffic on Intestate 81 in Lackawanna County Friday afternoon. It happened just before 1 p.m. PennDOT cameras showed the rig on its side blocking one lane of travel northbound near exit 191. The on-ramp from Business Route 6 to I-81 north is also blocked. There is no word on injuries. Video from PennDOT cameras indicated traffic was flowing again by about 4 p.m. Check real-time conditions with the WNEP Traffic Tracker. […]

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    Deadly Crash Closes Section of Interstate 80 in Clinton County

    GREENE TOWNSHIP — A deadly crash closed a section of Interstate 80 in Clinton County. The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. in the westbound lanes between exit 192 (Route 880/Jersey Shore) and exit 185 (Loganton). One lane of westbound traffic opened around 3:30 p.m., and according to PennDOT, all traffic was flowing again by about 4 p.m. Get real-time information with the WNEP Traffic Tracker.

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    New Plans for Old Walmart

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A developer has plans for an old Walmart that closed several years ago in Luzerne County. Mericle Real Estate bought the former Walmart on Oak Street near Pittston and plans to convert the building into medical and office complex. Walmart moved out of this location about six years ago when it built a new superstore just down the road in Luzerne County.

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    Scranton Woman Wanted for New Jersey Robberies

    SCRANTON — Police in Hackettstown, New Jersey have an arrest warrant out for Kayla Rodriguez, 20, of Scranton. Rodriguez is accused of two robberies in Hackettstown back in June. Her suspected accomplice — Franklin Williams, 20, of Wilkes-Barre — was arrested Wednesday in New Jersey. Anyone with information on Rodriguez is urged to contact the Hackettstown Police Department at 908-852-3300.