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    Police Investigating Dog-Napping

    ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP — Police in Northumberland County are investigating the theft of a dog. Somebody took the animal Sunday from a front yard along Captain Bloom Road in Rockefeller Township, outside Sunbury. The pitbull/mastiff mix goes by the name of Sadie. Anyone having information is asked to contact state police at 570-286-5601.

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    Prison Term for Bank Robbery in Susquehanna County

    SCRANTON — A man who admitted to robbing two banks was sentenced to more than four years in prison. Robert Meader of Liverpool, New York pleaded guilty in May to robbing the NBT Bank near Hallstead last October. Meader also robbed a bank in Albany, New York in January.

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    Water Main Break in Exeter

    EXETER — A broken water main in Luzerne County was expected to be fixed sometime Tuesday afternoon. The break happened at Bennett and Exeter Avenues in Exeter around 5:30 a.m. after a four-inch main broke. The break affected about two dozen customers.

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    Driver Admits to DUI, Homicide by Vehicle in Old Forge Crash

    SCRANTON — A man admitted he killed a woman in a crash in Lackawanna County. Corey Uhrin pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to homicide by motor vehicle and DUI. Uhrin was behind the wheel when he crashed into a tree off Sibley Avenue in Old Forge in 2015. A passenger, Mackenzie Evanusa, 18, was killed in the crash. Uhrin faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced.

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    Towel on Heater Sparks Scranton Fire

    SCRANTON — Officials say towels on a portable heater caused a fire Monday afternoon in Scranton. Firefighters were called to Laurel Street around 2:30 p.m. One man was inside the apartment house at the time. He used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. Crews remind people to use care with heaters as the weather gets colder. “Time to get the boiler looked at, cold mornings you have the heat coming on automatically or you’re turning them on,” said […]

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    Taylor Police Looking for Mini Mart Burglar

    TAYLOR – Police are trying to find the burglar of a store in Taylor. It happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at the Taylor Mini Mart on South Main Street in Taylor. Security camera images show a man in a hooded sweatshirt with a bandanna over his face breaking in by smashing a window. Investigators said he took around $2,000 and cigarettes.

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    Wilkes-Barre K-9 Officer Named

    WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre’s new police dog has a name. There’s a winner to the city’s name the dog contest. Wilkes-Barre police will soon be introducing us to “Chase,” the newest K-9 officer. A man from Tunkhannock submitted the winning name and he gets a $500 Visa gift card. The contest drew more than 2,800 entries.

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    Injured Eagle Getting Treatment in the Poconos

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — A wounded bald eagle is being treated in the Poconos with the hope of returning it to the wild. The game commission says it was called to a home in Jackson Township, Monroe County, and found the eagle in need of immediate medical attention. It had a broken wing. Now a veterinary medical clinic in the Lehigh Valley is doing treatments to that bald eagle.

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    New Class of State Troopers Sworn In

    HARRISBURG — The 146th class of Pennsylvania State Police Troopers was sworn in Friday in Harrisburg. State Police Commissioner Tyree Blocker announced the 101 men and women graduates from the academy. Colonel Blocker administers the Oath of Office to the 146th Graduating Class of the Pennsylvania State Police. — PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) October 7, 2016 The graduates have been assigned to the following troops across the state: Troop A, Greensburg Matthew A. Costea of Somerset County Steven R. […]

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    Gift for Military Family in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A military family got a surprise Thursday in Scranton. Eckrich and Gerrity’s gave service member James Rosencrans and his family $1,000 in free groceries. The presentation was made Thursday morning at the grocery store on Meadow Avenue. It’s part of Eckrich’s national campaign to thank military families for their sacrifices. Rosencrans served in the U.S. Army Reserves and National Guard for ten years. He was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and later awarded 11 medals, including a Purple […]

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    Gold Bars Stolen in Carbon County

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — Gold bars worth about $7,800 were stolen in Carbon County. State police say the theft happened sometime in late August to mid-September near Palmerton. A total of six, one-ounce gold bars were taken.

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    State Approves Scranton’s Sewer Sale

    SCRANTON — Pennsylvania American Water has been given the OK to buy the Scranton Sewer Authority. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved the application for Pennsylvania American Water to purchase the sewer authority. Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright announced plans in March to sell the sewer authority for $195 million, some of which would go towards paying off current sewer authority debt. The rest of the money will go to Scranton and Dunmore.