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    Date Set for Kane’s Criminal Trial

    NORRISTOWN — The date has been set for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s criminal trial. Kane, a Scranton native, is due in court in Montgomery County on August 8. She’s charged with leaking grand jury information to smear a former colleague and then lying about it. Her law license was suspended last year. A special senate committee is still deciding whether she can remain on the job without a law license.

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    Sheriff Deputy Charged with Rape of Child

    LONG POND — The Pike County sheriff now confirms that one of his deputies is charged with raping a child. John Conte was charged last week in Monroe County with assaulting two young girls more than 20 years ago. The Pike County sheriff says Conte has been with his department for less than a year and is currently suspended.

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    Jury Being Picked for Woman’s Homicide Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — Jury selection got underway Monday morning in a homicide trial in Luzerne County. Jessica Alinsky of Shenandoah is accused of shooting and killing her boyfriend Matthew Gailie in the Eagle Rock gated community near Hazleton in 2011. At first, police thought it was a case of suicide, but after a coroner’s inquest, Alinsky pleaded guilty, only to change her mind a month later.

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    Snow Thrower Contest Winners

    Theresa Potter of Carbondale, the grand prize winner of our snow thrower contest claimed her prizeĀ at the Dalton Do It Center Friday. Runner-up Albert Conner of Duryea picked up his prize on Wednesday. Conner said he has 150-foot driveway at his home.

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    Health Minute: Lupus

    Lupus is a common disease that can be life-changing for people who are diagnosed with it. Women are 10 times more likely to have lupus than men. The onset of lupus typically occurs in people who are in their 20s and 30s and is more common in certain ethnic groups, according to the American College of Rheumatology. For more information, visit rheumatology.org

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    Two Charged with Helping Suspected Robber

    WEST PITTSTON — Two people face charges for helping a suspected robber. Vincent Lombardo and Tracyann Franklin are accused of helping Joseph Lombardo. Police believe Joseph Lombardo is behind a string of robberies in the greater Pittston area. Vincent is his brother. Thursday morning, a judge sentenced Joseph Lombardo to 6 to 18 months in prison for crimes he committed last year. Vincent Lombardo and Tracyann Franklin are charged with two counts of hindering apprehension or prosecution.

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    Price Going Up at Some Bloomsburg Parking Meters

    BLOOMSBURG — At Bloomsburg’s town council meeting Monday, council voted to increase the prices of parking meters on Main Street and Market Square from 25 cents per hour to 50 cents per hour. The Bloomsburg police chief says parking meter rates have not increased since 1978 but costs have gone u,p so they felt the need to increase. Also the town would like to increase the turnover of the parking spaces. The chief expects the rate increases to take effect […]

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    Driver Charged in Deadly Old Forge Crash

    SCRANTON — A driver was charged Monday in Lackawanna County court for a deadly crash that happened back in August. Corey Uhrin, 21, from Old Forge, turned himself on Monday. Uhrin was charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle, two counts of DUI, and other related charges in connection to the crash that killed Mackenzie Evanusa, 18, also from Old Forge. Investigators said speed and drugs played a factor in the crash on Sibley Avenue in August of 2015. […]

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    Police Looking for Bank Robber in Berwick

    BERWICK — Police are looking for a robber who held up a bank in Berwick Monday. It happened around at 12:30 p.m. at First Columbia Bank on West Front Street. Authorities said the robber got away in a black SUV. Police said he was wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans and sneakers. They also said he had gray hair and a white mustache and was under 6 feet tall. There is no word on how much he got away with. […]

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    Some Charges Against PSU Officials Dismissed

    HARRISBURG — An appeals court has dismissed some charges against former Penn State University officials Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz, and Tim Curley, for the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The Superior Court ruled that grand jury testimony against Spanier, the university president at the time, from former PSU general counsel violated attorney-client privilege. The court dismissed perjury, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy charges against Spanier. He still faces charges of failure to report suspected child abuse […]

  • Community Related Winter Weather Announcements

    Community Weather Announcements

    Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans, and other changes due to the winter weather expected to come our way. Check back for the latest updates.

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    Tom Clark Talks Weather with Students in Waverly

    WAVERLY TOWNSHIP — WNEP Chief Meteorologist Tom Clark made a visit Thursday to Waverly Elementary in Lackawanna County. Tom spoke to some second graders at the school and discussed the upcoming snow. The students in the class have their own weather station. Tom also shared a multi-media presentation and explained some severe weather events to the kids in that class.

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