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    Three Nabbed in Donut Heist

    PLYMOUTH — Three men are charged in connection with a robbery at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Luzerne County, but a fourth suspect is still on the run. Jonathon Burdulis, 22, Mark Jones, 23, and Matthew Palchanis, 23, were arrested Tuesday night. Police say another man, Francis Eyerman, actually robbed the store in Plymouth with a gun last month, then split the money with the others. Authorities are still trying to track him down.

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    Thanking a Boy Who Cares About Safety

    WILLIAMSPORT — A little boy who took it upon himself to protect road crews near his home in Williamsport was recognized on Wednesday by PennDOT. PennDOT workers stopped by Ace Gair’s home on West Fourth Street and gave the 4 year old a certificate for promoting work zone safety. Earlier this month, we found Ace trying to get cars to slow down. He stood on a sidewalk wearing a safety vest and holding a sign. PennDOT wanted to thank Ace […]

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    Corn and Clam Slam to Kick Off in Mayfield

    MAYFIELD — We found volunteers setting up on Wednesday for the annual Corn and Clam Slam in Lackawanna County. The fundraiser for the William Walker Hose Company in Mayfield starts Wednesday night. Food isn’t the only thing you’ll find there this year. Organizers tell us they’ve added more carnival rides. “This year we are especially looking forward to it, because as you see we have a brand new carnival,” said Karen Bowerman. “We are thrilled to have Penn Valley Shows […]

  • Support Go Joe, St. Joe’s at Dunkin’ Donuts

    MOOSIC — It’s iced coffee day at area Dunkin Donuts stores, all to support Go Joe and St. Joseph’s Center. I got my free Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee by donating to St. Joseph's Center and Go Joe 18! You can too! pic.twitter.com/OhYtoyAFsb — Jon Meyer (@JonMeyerWNEP) July 14, 2015 Just donate $1 or more at any Dunkin Donuts in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, and you’ll get a free medium iced coffee. The #Scranton crew with our free iced coffees! Donate […]

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    Police: Man Choked Victim Until He Turned Blue

    SCRANTON — A man from Scranton is accused of choking another man so long he turned blue. Frank Rivolo, 24, was arrested Monday by U.S. Marshals on Cedar Avenue in Scranton. Police say the victim was arguing with his girlfriend earlier this month when Rivolo punched and choked the victim on Cedar Avenue in Scranton. Rivolo is charged with assault.

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    Cause of Deadly Fire Unknown

    WILLIAMSPORT — Fire officials say there is too much damage to find the exact cause of a deadly fire in Williamsport. Authorities say the fire started in a second floor kitchen at the home on East Third Street from an undetermined source. Felicia Colley, 22, died after the fire on June 23 from breathing in too much smoke

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    State University Tuition Going Up

    HARRISBURG — The cost of tuition is going up for students in the state university system. The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education approved a $240 tuition increase for the 2015-16 academic year. The full-time tuition rate for Pennsylvania residents will be $7,060. The state system universities are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, and West Chester Universities of Pennsylvania.

  • armed robbery

    Robber Takes Victim’s Shoe, Skateboard, Wallet

    HAZLETON — A man in Hazleton was robbed of his wallet, his skateboard, and one of his shoes, according to police. Authorities say a man with a gun held up the 24-year-old victim after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Second and Boundary Streets. Officers say the victim tried to fight back, but two more attackers jumped him. Anyone with information is asked to call Hazleton police at 570-459-4940.

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    Deadly Wreck on Turnpike in Carbon County

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — State police are investigating a deadly crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Carbon County. Troopers say a woman was killed in the wreck on the turnpike northbound near mile marker 87 in Penn Forest Township. The vehicle flipped and landed on its roof. State police said Brittany Lindenmuth, 20, of Barnesville lost control and flipped as she was entering a construction area. Troopers said she was not wearing a seat […]

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    Driver Jailed for Assault After Traffic Stop

    ATHENS — A man from Bradford County is locked up after he assaulted a police officer after a traffic stop Monday night, according to police. Officers said Harmon Kelley, 54, of Athens screamed at police, threw things, and nearly hit an officer with his car door. Kelley is facing charges including assault and resisting arrest.

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    Driver Charged with Hitting Construction Workers

    WYSOX TOWNSHIP — A man is charged with hitting two construction workers in Bradford County with his vehicle. Police say Charles Brack, 64, of Scranton was drunk when he plowed into the workers and another vehicle in Wysox Township last week, then tried to flee the scene. The workers were not hurt. Brack is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without registration, driving with a revoked license, driving without insurance, and other […]

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    Water Work Disrupts Service in Part of Scranton

    SCRANTON — Repairs to a broken water valve may leave some taps dry in a section of Scranton on Thursday. Pennsylvania American Water crews are working right now near the intersection of Luzerne Street and Meridian Avenue. Luzerne Street is closed between Meridian Avenue and 10th street. The utility warns, some customers may experience water problems. The work is expected to last up to 12 hours. Homes and businesses on the following streets might experience low pressure or no water: […]

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