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    Man With Sword On School Property Found Guilty

    SCRANTON — A guilty verdict was handed down last week in the trial for a man accused of carrying a sword into the Scranton School District administration building. William Giordano was found guilty Friday of having a weapon on school grounds, but not guilty of disorderly conduct. Court papers show he went to the administration building with a sword last year to complain about the district’s uniform policy Investigators say he returned the next day to complain again wearing a […]

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    Two Fugitives Sought In Robbery, Drug Deal

    UPDATE THURSDAY: Police now say Ivan Matute not involved in the robbery. STROUD TOWNSHIP — Two men are still on the run and two are in custody after a botched drug deal in Monroe County. Police say these two suspects took off Friday after they were pulled over in Penn Estates. Officers are looking for Justin Coote, 23, of East Stroudsburg. Two men were taken into custody: Alberto Cuevas, 25, Bronx, New York; and Emmanuel Brown. Police believe all four […]

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    Deadly Wreck In Wayne County

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP – A man is dead after a crash in Wayne County. Officers said a car traveling south on Route 191 in Dyberry Township, north of Honesdale, hit a utility pole around 9:15 a.m. Monday. Authorities said Joshua Florance, 20, of Honesdale died at the scene. The road was closed in the area of the crash while crews repaired the utilities.

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    Goat Grabbed From Pasture

    PIATT TOWNSHIP — A woman from Lycoming County wants her goat back. State police say the 5-year-old white Nubian goat was swiped sometime Sunday or Monday from a pasture off Windswept Drive near Jersey Shore. Anyone with information on the stolen goat is asked to call state police at 570-368-5700.

  • Dickson City Restaurant Damaged By Fire

    DICKSON CITY — A kitchen fire Friday afternoon damaged a Chinese restaurant in Lackawanna County. Firefighters were called before 3 p.m. to China One in the Sunset Crossing Plaza along Main Street in Dickson City. Officials tell us it was closed at the time because of a previous incident. Police say they were called there earlier in the afternoon after two workers who spoke little English got into a fight. Both were taken to the hospital along with the other […]

  • Sears in Schuylkill Mall To Close

    FRACKVILLE — Newswatch 16 was told that workers at Sears in the Schuylkill Mall were told on Thursday their store will shut its doors The workers were given notice that the store outside Frackville will close in January. Another Sears store that is closing is the one at the Columbia Mall near Bloomsburg.

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    Charges Refiled Against Homicide Suspect

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — State police refiled homicide charges against a man accused of a deadly home invasion in Union County. Herbert Tiebout of Sunbury and another suspect are accused of shooting a man in his home near Mifflinburg in 2012. Charges were dropped after another man changed his story about what happened. But Justin Richard was sentenced to up to 32 years in prison last month for the crime and ended up testifying against Tiebout, so the charges were refiled […]

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    Pavement Work To Slow Interstate Traffic

    SCRANTON — Drivers on Interstate 81 in part of Lackawanna County may face delays on Saturday. According to PennDOT, pavement repair is planned for Saturday between the Central Scranton Expressway exit (185) and the Moosic exit (180). Both northbound and southbound traffic will be down to one lane. The work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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    Man Admits Role In Shooting Death

    POTTSVILLE — One of the three men charged with a shooting death in Pottsville last year has pleaded guilty. Anthony Ballard of Philadelphia made the plea in Schuylkill County court on Thursday. He will serve 24 and a half to 49 years in prison. Ballard pleaded guilty to third degree murder and conspiracy to commit criminal homicide. He and two others were accused of killing 19 year old Elijah Carraway, 19, in June of 2013. Investigators believe the shooting in […]

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    Frein Search Grinds On

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — Accused cop killer Eric Frein is still in hiding. We found state police out once again on Thursday searching in the area of Alpine Mountain near Canadensis. Troopers tell us there have been no new developments on the 34th day since Frein allegedly ambushed the state police barracks in Pike County, killing Corporal Bryon Dickson and injuring Trooper Alex Douglass.

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    Officer Accused In Deadly Wreck Fired

    WILLIAMSPORT — A Williamsport police officer involved in a deadly crash on the job has now been fired. The decision was made at a meeting Wednesday night. Jonathan Deprenda is charged with homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter for his role in a deadly crash in January. State police say Deprenda was driving nearly 100 miles per hour when his cruiser slammed into another vehicle, killing the driver.

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    Car, Rig in Deadly Crash

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Police say an elderly couple died in a crash Wednesday afternoon along Route 309 near the Luzerne/Wyoming County line. The Luzerne County coroner’s office confirms Kenneth Lewis, 84 and Janice Lewis, 84 were pronounced dead at the scene. They are from Wyoming County. Officers say their car collided head-on with a tractor trailer around 3:15 p.m. The truck driver was taken to the hospital after the cab of the rig caught fire. Police are still investigating, and […]


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