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    Crews Respond To Two Nearby Wrecks In Northumberland County

    TURBOT TOWNSHIP — Crews in Northumberland County had to deal with two wrecks 10 minutes apart, within a mile of each other, Tuesday morning near Milton. A tractor-trailer carrying scrap metal overturned around 6:20 a.m. as it was getting onto Interstate 80 west from I-180. It dumped out a large amount of scrap metal, and it took crews most of the morning to clean it up. No one was hurt. Only about 10 minutes before the tractor-trailer crash, and less […]

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    Guilty Plea In Connection With Bar Slashing

    WILKES-BARRE — A guilty plea was entered in Luzerne County court in connection with a bar fight that ended with a woman slashed in the face. Melanie Figueroa pleaded guilty to simple assault Monday morning for her involvement in the fight at the former Prospect Street Cafe in Nanticoke back on New Year’s Day 2012. Jennifer Mieczkowski was slashed in the face in that brawl. She told investigators she believes Figueroa is the one who did it, however, Figueroa was […]

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    Deadly Tractor Accident In Lycoming County

    MORRIS — A man from Lycoming County was killed in a tractor accident on Sunday. The coroner says John Johnson, 52, of Morris accidentally knocked the tractor into gear as he was getting out around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. He was thrown to the ground and run over by the farm equipment. Authorities say Johnson died at the scene.

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    More Prison Time For Convicted Killer

    WILKES-BARRE — A convicted killer, locked up in Luzerne County, will serve an additional three and a half to seven years in prison for corruption of minors. Andre Vancliff was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest. In February, he pleaded guilty to other charges, but later withdrew that plea. Prosecutors accused Vancliff of having indecent contact with two children in 2012 at State Correctional Institution – Retreat in Luzerne County.

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    Stabbing Charges Filed After Domestic Dispute

    BERWICK — Police in Columbia County say a man stabbed a woman during a domestic disturbance Saturday in Berwick. Officers say when they arrived at the home on West Second Street, the suspect, John Flores-Rivera, 50, was fighting with another man, and the woman was lying on the floor covered in blood. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Flores-Rivera was locked up in the Columbia County Prison on several assault charges.

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    Fire Sparked at Scranton Lace Plant

    SCRANTON — Firefighters responded to a call at an old factory in Scranton. Fire trucks were lined up outside the old Scranton Lace building on Albright Avenue. The small fire inside started around 11 a.m. Monday. Scranton fire inspectors say two workers using torches on the second floor sparked a small fire. Fire crews doused it with water and it was under control In about 30 minutes.

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    Wurst, Weiners Popular In The Poconos

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Wurst Festival was back in the Poconos this weekend. The Polish and German themed fest at the Shawnee Mountain ski area near East Stroudsburg had music, traditional dancers, “bier stein olympics” for the adults and of course, plenty of wursts, wieners, and kielbasa for everyone. “It’s a great experience for everyone, a lot of fun. We encourage everyone to come out,” laughed two festival participants. The festival wrapped up around 6 p.m. Sunday at the ski […]

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    Alleged Fake Cop Had Gun, Cuffs, Badges

    DUNMORE — A suspected police impersonator was arrested Friday in Lackawanna County. State Police said Charles Zehel of Scranton pretended to be a cop when he pulled over a man on a motorcycle Monday along the Casey Highway which is Route 6. Troopers said that in itself is concerning but said what they found in the fake cop’s truck was even more alarming. State police said Zehel admits he pulled over a motorcycle on Tuesday because of the way he […]

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    Exeter Officer Fired By Council

    EXETER — A police officer in Luzerne County who had been on administrative leave has been fired. Members of Exeter Borough council tell us they voted Thursday night to terminate Officer Leonard Galli. According to court records, Galli was placed on administrative leave in February for allegedly watching pornography and soliciting sexual relationships using his work computer while on duty. Galli is currently suing the borough, claiming officials backed out of a disciplinary agreement with him.

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    Violent Home Invasion, Robbery In Loganton

    LOGANTON — A violent home invasion robbery is under investigation in Clinton County. State police say two men, one armed with a gun, entered a home on East Main Street in Loganton just before 9:30 a.m. Friday. Troopers say one of the men hit a woman in the head several times, then restrainer her with duct tape. The woman’s 6-year-old son was forced into another room. Troopers say the men stole a large amount of money. The woman was treated […]

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    Congressman Marino Staffer Arrested For Gun Violation

    A member of RepresentativeTom Marino’s staff has been arrested in Washington for carrying a handgun without a license. The U.S. Capitol Police arrested Ryan Shucard Friday morning. They say he was carrying a 9mm handgun into the Cannon House office building. Congressman Marino’s chief of staff said Shucard is licensed to carry the firearm in Virginia but not in Washington D.C. He said Shucard is now on unpaid leave.

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    Reported Drowning In Lackawanna County

    NORTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — The coroner has been called to a home in Lackawanna County after reports of a drowning. Investigators showed up at the home on Manning Road in Scott Township around 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Lackawanna County coroner said a 59-year-old woman was found dead in the pool. The victim’s name has not been released. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of death.