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  • Update: Repairs Complete on Broken Water Main at Scranton Intersection Bogged Down by Water

    SCRANTON — Traffic at a busy intersection in Scranton was bogged down by a water main break. Pennsylvania American Water says a 12-inch main broke Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Pittston Avenue and Davis Street. About 20 homes and businesses were affected. The water company said repairs were done just before 11 p.m.

  • UPDATE: Water Main Break in Lycoming County

    UPDATE: The boil advisory in effect because of the water main break was lifted at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority. LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A water main break is affecting homes and businesses in the Williamsport area. A break occurred Tuesday near the intersection of 4 Mile Drive and Warrensville Road, according to the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority. There is no word on how many homes and businesses are without water and no word on how long […]

  • Warrant Issued for Suspected Nanticoke Computer Thief

    NANTICOKE — Authorities believe they know who stole more than 60 laptops from a school in Luzerne County. Nanticoke police are looking for Enrique Bacilio, 19, of Wilkes-Barre. He’s been charged with breaking into Greater Nanticoke Area High School last June and making off with more than $30,000 worth of computers. Anyone with information on Bacilio’s whereabouts or this burglary should contact police in Nanticoke at 570-735-2200.

  • Shoppers to Get Relief from Bumpy Ride

    DICKSON CITY — A fix is coming for drivers dealing with a bumpy ride along a heavily traveled road in Lackawanna County. The Viewmont Mall which owns Viewmont Drive in Dickson City has told the police department that crews will be out next week milling and paving the road. Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. The entire project is expected to take five nights to complete.

  • Graduation for New State Troopers

    148th graduating class graduation ceremony. — PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) April 21, 2017 HARRISBURG — Dozens of new Pennsylvania State Troopers will soon be on duty across the state. On Friday, 90 new state troopers graduated from the State Police Academy in Harrisburg. The men and women represent the 148th graduating cadet class. The graduates have been assigned to the following troops: Troop B, Washington Ty Bell of Washington County Dustin Fidazzo of Washington County Andrew Kobert of Washington […]

  • Lottery Jackpot Winner Sold in Luzerne County

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Someone hit the jackpot with a winning Cash 5 lottery ticket from a convenience store in Luzerne County It was sold at the Turkey Hill along Memorial Highway near Dallas. The ticket from Thursday’s drawing matched all five balls drawn — 1, 6, 18, 19, 42 — to win $600,000. The Turkey Hill store will get a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

  • Robbery at Scranton Bank

    SCRANTON — Police are looking for a robber who hit a bank in Scranton Friday morning. It happened at the Wells Fargo Bank at the corner of Meadow Avenue and River Street around 9 a.m. Emergency officials have identified the suspect as Scott Michael. No weapon was shown in the holdup. Police think he may have gotten away in a silver Honda. Investigators released security camera images from the robbery.

  • Students Beautify Wilkes-Barre with Trees

    WILKES-BARRE – Just in time for Earth Day, some students in Luzerne County spent the morning planting trees. Six horticulture students from the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center (Wilkes-Barre Area CTC) planted 24 Honey Locust trees in Coals Steet Park Thursday morning. Freshmen to junior-year students planted bare-root trees, which are more cost-efficient and have a better chance of surviving. Students spent about five or six hours studying material about these trees before they began planting them. This is […]

  • Frein Guilty on All Charges

    MILFORD — A jury has found Eric Frein guilty on all 12 charges in the ambush shooting and killing of state troopers in Pike County. Frein was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, first-degree murder and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, several weapons charges, and terrorism. Closing arguments in the case were heard Wednesday morning.  Jurors began deliberations around 1 p.m. Frein was accused of the deadly ambush at the Blooming Grove state police barracks in September 2014 […]

  • Three Charged in Hazleton Meth Lab Bust

    HAZLETON — Police have charged three men with making methamphetamine. Officers were called to an apartment on Grant Street in Hazleton around 8 p.m. Tuesday. They found Guy Coxe, 46, of Hazleton; Cody Salko, 24, from Freeland; and Greg Shafer, 21, of Drums; as well as meth-making materials. Officers had to evacuate the building while state police teams cleaned up the lab.

  • UPDATE: Wrong-way Driver Stopped in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — There are reports of a wrong-way driver in Lackawanna County. Emergency dispatchers said a driver was spotted going eastbound in the westbound lanes of Route 6 (Casey Highway) near Exit 1 around 10 a.m. Wednesday. Officials closed some on-ramps and off-ramps. Dispatchers said the driver was pulled over around 10:10 a.m. near the Archbald exit.  

  • Worker Admits to Theft from Post Office

    SCRANTON — A former employee of the United States Postal Service pleaded guilty to theft. Carol Sosik, 55, of Shavertown, admitted Monday to stealing $4,600 between June 2014 and May 2016 while working as a clerk at the post office in Dallas. Sosik could face up to ten years in prison when sentenced. A sentencing date has not been set.