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    Mother, Child Escape Pottsville Fire

    POTTSVILLE — A woman and her baby were able to escape after fire started in their home in Pottsville. It started around noon Friday in the home in the 1000 block of Howard Avenue. The woman and her child got out after fire started in an electric heater, according to the fire chief. The home is heavily damaged and the family will likely have to stay elsewhere.

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    Dispute Over Vehicle Leads To Worker Getting Bit, Run Over

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — A dispute at a business in Monroe County ended with an employee getting bit on the arm and hit by a vehicle. Alexander Debernardo, 33, of Canadensis, is accused of assaulting a worker Wednesday at Chestnuthill Power Sports near Brodheadsville. Police say the attack was the result of a dispute over missed payments on a vehicle. Investigators said Debernardo ran over a worker’s foot and bit him when he tried to stop Debernardo from leaving. Debernardo is […]

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    Former President to Campaign in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to visit Scranton next month to campaign for his wife Hillary. Clinton is expected to attend a small rally of about 250 people on December 10. The location in Scranton has not been finalized. Clinton is also scheduled to campaign in Philadelphia and Bethlehem.

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    Vineyard Owner Honored for Military Service

    SAYLORSBURG — A World War II veteran with one amazing story was honored in Monroe County for his service to our country. The Marine Corps League of Monroe County presented Dominic Sorrenti with an award and citations from the state house and senate. The ceremony took place at Sorrenti’s business — Sorrenti Cherry Valley Vineyards in Saylorsburg. Sorrenti enlisted in the Navy when he was just 13 years old, using his 16-year-old brother’s birth certificate. “So, I met a guy […]

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    War Memorial Rededicated in Tannersville

    TANNERSVILLE — A war memorial in the Poconos was rededicated Wednesday by American Legion members. Six new flag poles have gone up at the memorial along Route 611 in Tannersville. An American flag and flags for each of the five branches of the military were raised at the ceremony. The flag poles were erected as part of an Eagle Scout project. Music was provided by a music class from Pocono Mountain East Junior High.

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    Driver Dies in Union County Crash

    LEWIS TOWNSHIP — A driver is dead after a crash in Union County. It happened around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Swengel and Orchard Roads near Millmont. State police said the driver of the SUV–a man in his 50s from Mifflintown–died in the crash.

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    Breakfast for Veterans in Wyoming County

    TUNKHANNOCK — Sausage and pancakes were just some of what firefighters at Triton Hose Company Number One in Tunkhannock helped whip up Wednesday morning as part of a free Veterans Day breakfast. The event was sponsored by two area businessmen and it got its start 13 years ago. “Bernie Sheldon and I own funeral homes in the county, and the veterans were coming out to do gravesite services for us. One day they said to us, ‘you guys ought to […]

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    Veterans Day Ceremony at Marywood

    MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY — Some college students paid tribute to veterans Wednesday morning in Lackawanna County. The ceremony was held on the campus of Marywood University. Members of the University of Scranton Royal Warrior Battalion took part in the ceremony. That also featured a color guard and the Marywood trumpeters playing a selection called “Echo Taps.”

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    Former VFW Member Charged with Theft from Post

    ARCHBALD — A VFW post in Lackawanna County appears to be the victim of a theft by someone who used to be a member there. William Thompson, 41, of Throop is accused of stealing $42,000 generated from small games of chance from the Eynon VFW Post7963. Thompson was responsible for the games in 2013. The man was asked to pay restitution several times. He agreed to pay but failed to show up at police headquarters in Archbald with the money.

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    Truck Fire Slows Traffic on Interstate

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — A truck fire had part of a highway shut down in Monroe County. It happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near mile marker291. That’s between the I-380 exit and the Blakeslee exit. Westbound lanes were closed in the area of the fire. The burned rig was cleared from the area by 2 p.m., according to PennDOT. There is no word on injuries or the cause of the truck fire. Get updates […]

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    No Injuries in Pocono School Bus Crash

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A school bus and one other vehicle were involved in a crash Friday afternoon in Monroe County. It happened at the Intersection of Route 940 and Long Pond Road near the Interstate 380 interchange. Officials said 31 students from the Pocono Mountain West Junior and Senior High School were on the bus. That’s grades 7 to12. There were no apparent injuries at the scene. School officials tell us the bus was drivable after the crash. All students […]

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    More Charges Filed Against Trooper Crash Suspect

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — The man accused of stealing a car in Bradford County and smashing into a state police cruiser is now facing even more charges. State police filed more charges against Richard Vanderpool Thursday after another victim came forward. Troopers say Vanderpool stole a car near Towanda last month and then slammed the car into a cruiser, injuring two state troopers. He was re-arraigned Thursday night on all charges, including attempted homicide. He’s now locked up on $2 million […]


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