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    Security Camera Photos of Suspected Meat Thief

    WILKES-BARRE — Police want to find the woman who stole hundreds of dollars in meat from a store in Luzerne County. Officers released surveillance pictures of the woman they believe walked off with seven meat tenderloins worth $700 from Sam’s Club near Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. Police say the woman hid the meat in a black bag. If you recognize her, you’re asked to call Wilkes-Barre Township police at 570-208-4635.

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    Section of Highway Reopened After Truck Fire

    UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: The truck was cleared and the lane is reopened, according to PennDOT. OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP — A stretch of Route 15 in Lycoming County was shut down by a truck fire. Route 15 south was closed between the Hepburnville and Foy Avenue exits. Police said the truck carrying mulch caught fire around 8:45 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt.   A vehicle fire has closed Route 15 southbound between the Hepburnville and Foy Avenue exits @WNEP pic.twitter.com/vEQlQRe88d […]

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    Home Ruined by Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Fire ruined a home Friday morning in Scranton. It started after 10 a.m. in the house on Foster Street. Family members said it started when the homeowner was trying to thaw frozen pipes. Five people who lived there made it out safely. The fire chief says the house is now condemned.

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    Luzerne County Home Hit By Fire

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Firefighters were called out Friday afternoon to put out a house fire in Luzerne County. They were called around 3:30 p.m. to Main Street in Plains Township. When Newswatch 16 was there smoke was showing from the second floor windows. One firefighter was cut by glass from a window frame. The deputy fire chief said it appeared the fire started accidentally by someone trying to thaw frozen pipes.

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    Road Work Slows I-81 Traffic Near Clarks Summit

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — The frigid weather is causing all sorts of problems across the area including damage to Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County. The frost caused the highway to rise up in one spot along the northbound lanes between the Clarks Summit and Waverly exits. PennDOT is shutting down one lane so crews can take care of the bump in the road. Whether you’re driving along the interstate or traveling on more rural roads you may have found yourself […]

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    Councilman Sentenced to Probation, Community Service

    HONESDALE — A borough councilman in Honesdale was sentenced Thursday to one year probation and community service. Harry DeVrieze pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of theft in December. He had been facing three felonies for allegedly taking money to install kitchen cabinets, but failing to do the work. Since DeVrieze paid back the money, prosecutors agreed to drop the felony charges and let him plead guilty to a misdemeanor. That means he can keep his job on Honesdale borough […]

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    Rescued Puppy Has New Home

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A puppy tossed from a moving car and into a snow bank in Monroe County has been adopted. The German shepherd/hound mix was adopted by a woman who works at the animal shelter that was caring for it. The puppy was found in a snowbank last month outside a Walmart in East Stroudsburg.

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    Tanis Sentenced For Animal Cruelty

    John Tanis of Moosic sentenced to 1-2 yrs for animal cruelty. The latest in what judge called his "decades-long defiance of the law" @WNEP — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) February 18, 2015 MOOSIC — John Tanis was sentenced Wednesday in Lackawanna County to one to two years in prison on animal cruelty charges. Tanis was convicted in December of 2014 on five animal cruelty charges. Tanis has been in jail since April for violating the terms of his bail. During sentencing, […]

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    Kidnap Victim Taken to Schuylkill County for Cash

    POTTSVILLE — State police want to find the man who kidnapped someone in Berks County and drove the victim to a bank in Schuylkill County to withdraw money. Troopers say Marshall McGinty, 43, broke into a house Monday near Hamburg, pointed an assault rifle at the victim, and tied him up. He drove the man to Santander Bank in Pottsville where he withdrew $60 from the victim’s account. Investigators say McGinty drove back to Berks County and freed the man. […]

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    McCord Admits Attempted Extortion

    HARRISBURG — Former state treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to two counts of attempted extortion. McCord was hit with the federal charges earlier this month after he announced his resignation. McCord, a Democrat, admitted he tried to extort campaign contributions from potential donors during a run for governor last year.

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    Teacher Sentenced After Admitting to Sexting with Student

    LEHIGHTON — A teacher was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to corruption of minors in Carbon County. Matthew Fisher of Lehighton received two years of probation, 100 hours of community service, a mental health evaluation, and was ordered to avoid contact with the victim. The former teacher in the Lehighton Area School District is accused of sending several sexual texts to a 16-year-old student.

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    Driver Injured When Truck Overturns

    MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A driver was injured after his truck overturned in Schuylkill County. The incident happened at a construction site along Yatesville Road near Mahanoy City. Police tell us the driver was unloading the truck around noon at Schuylkill Energy Resources when the truck overturned. The driver was flown to the hospital. No one else was hurt.

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