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    Prison Term for Wyoming County Armed Robbery

    TUNKHANNOCK — A robber was sentenced Wednesday morning for holding up a store in Wyoming County. Thomas Ayers of Noxen was sentenced to 15 to 60 months in prison for robbing Noxen Food Mart. Ayers was wearing a mask and carrying a gun when he robbed the place in December.

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    Home in Columbia County Hit by Fire

    CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP — Firefighters were called out Wednesday morning in Columbia County. The fire broke out just before 10 a.m. at a home on Jackson Road in Cleveland Township, near Catawissa. Most of the damage appeared to be inside the home. Police said no one was home when the fire started. A state police fire marshal will investigate the cause.

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    Former Teacher Sentenced for Sexting

    TUNKHANNOCK — A former teacher who pleaded guilty to corruption of minors charges was sentenced Wednesday morning in Wyoming County court. A judge sentenced Michael Chase of Dalton to 30 days to 18 months in jail. Chase pleaded guilty in March. The former Tunkhannock Area High School history teacher was sending sexual text messages to a female student over a two-year period.

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    Lou Barletta Recovering from Heart Procedure

    Congressman Lou Barletta of the 11th District is recovering from a heart procedure. He had an operation Monday in Philadelphia to clear a blocked artery near his heart, according to a release from his office. Barletta is expected to return home Tuesday and return to Washington, D.C. next week.

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    Dedication at St. Vincent de Paul in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — The late president of the St. Vincent de Paul kitchen in Wilkes-Barre was honored Monday. Bishop Joseph Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton dedicated the dining room in memory of Joseph Frank. “Joe Frank was the president of the board from its inception. He was very instrumental in creating this kitchen and keeping it going,” said Msgr. Joseph Kelly, director of St. Vincent de Paul kitchen. The kitchen on East Jackson Street in Wilkes-Barre provides a meal each […]

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    Former Music Teacher Admits to Sex with Student

    STROUDSBURG — A teacher from the Poconos has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a student. Brandon Flatley of Stroudsburg entered the plea last month At the time, he was a music teacher in the Stroudsburg Area School District.

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    Request for Change of Venue in Frein Trial Withdrawn

    MILFORD — The attorney for accused cop killer Eric Frein has withdrawn his request to move the upcoming murder trial to a different county. Attorney Michael Weinstein’s office confirmed the change on Monday. He’s also waiting on the request for an injunction on Ray Tonkin’s campaign materials which featured Frein in an ad. Frein is accused of killing a trooper and wounding another last year outside the state police barracks in Pike County.

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    Gunfire Under Investigation in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Investigators say shots were fired Thursday morning in Wilkes-Barre. Police say the gunfire happened around 1:15 a.m. near the intersection of Scott and Pine Streets. According to authorities, a witness saw a man in a silver sedan shoot at a home. No one was hurt.

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    Man Admits to Attempted Homicide Charges

    HONESDALE — A man pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Wayne County to attempted homicide charges. Robert Brundage was originally facing eight counts of attempted homicide, but all but two were dropped against him last year. Brundage’s girlfriend testified last year that he shot at her before dousing her with gasoline at his home in the Sterling area. She said the man was drinking heavily and smoking marijuana earlier in the night. Brundage is scheduled to be sentenced in August.

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    Vote for Top Teacher on ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’

    You can now vote for Top Teacher 2015 on Live with Kelly and Michael. Lori Killino is a special education teacher at Clear Run Intermediate in the Pocono Mountain School District and is one of four finalists for the award. Her profile was featured Monday on the show seen live on WNEP-TV weekdays at 9 a.m. You can cast your vote by clicking here.

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    Prison Term for Wilkes-Barre Shooting

    WILKES-BARRE — A man who pleaded guilty to assault charges for a shooting in Wilkes-Barre is headed to prison. Tony Ransome was sentenced Tuesday in Luzerne County to five to 10 years in state prison. Ransome shot and injured a man on Hutson Street last May, because the victim yelled at Ransome’s wife. The victim survived the shooting.

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    Crash Slows Traffic in Part of Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — A wreck in Monroe County slowed traffic near Tannersville. A vehicle ended up nose down in a drainage ditch along Route 611 near Tannersville around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. Pocono Township police say the southbound lane of Route 611 was closed for a time, but cars were still able to get by. Authorities say the driver suffered minor injuries in the crash.

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