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  • Wreck Slows Traffic on Interstate 81

    SCRANTON — A crash involving a van and a dump truck tied up traffic on Interstate 81 during the late afternoon rush in Scranton Monday. The vehicles wrecked in the southbound lanes near the Moosic Street exit (184) around 5 p.m. Both vehicles ended up in the median. The driver of the van and a passenger were taken to the hospital. The driver of the dump truck wasn’t badly hurt. State police said both drivers will be cited for speeding and […]

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    Backup on Interstate 80 West Near Mifflinville

    MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP — Traffic is backed up for miles on Interstate 80 westbound in Columbia County because of bridge work near the Mifflinville exit. A viewer sent in pictures of the traffic Monday afternoon with the WNEP app. PennDOT say that work on I-80 westbound is expected to continue each day until Thursday. Get the latest traffic information at WNEP’s Traffic Tracker page.

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    Roads Reopened in Bridge Work Area

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Part of an Interstate 81 interchange and busy road that leads to dozens of businesses in the Wyoming Valley is back open after being closed part of the weekend. A section of Route 315 and the Pittston exit off Interstate 81 southbound were opened around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. PennDOT officials said work was finished ahead of schedule. PennDOT closed the roads on Friday so crews could replace beams on the Interstate 81 bridge. The work in Luzerne […]

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    East Stroudsburg Home Gutted by Fire

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Fire destroyed a home in East Stroudsburg Friday morning. Flames broke out around 6:30 a.m. at the home on Braeside Avenue in East Stroudsburg. One man was home at the time and got out safely. Fire officials say the home was gutted and is a total loss. A fire marshal will try to figure out what started the fire.

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    Mom Pleads Guilty in Connection with Boy’s Death

    SUNBURY — The mom of a 9 year old who died of a drug overdose in Northumberland County pleaded guilty Friday. Angela Clark pleaded to charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Police charged her for leaving her boys in the care of Victor Hare who she knew had drugs and was irresponsible. Korbin Rager, age 9, died at Hare’s home in Point Township in October of 2014. Hare is charged with involuntary manslaughter, drug delivery that caused death, […]

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    Lackawanna State Park Pool Not Ready for This Year

    LACKAWANNA STATE PARK — The new pool facility at Lackawanna State Park will not open this summer as originally planned. Officials with the park near Waverly announced Friday morning that the grand opening is now scheduled for Memorial Day weekend of 2016. Crews working on the pool said construction was delayed by the rough winter. They had hoped to be open for at least part of this summer. The old pool closed in 2013. The new complex will include a […]

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    Man Sentenced on Sex Crimes

    SCRANTON — A man from Dickson City, arrested last year on child sex charges, will spend time behind bars. Joseph Cortazar was sentenced Thursday to between five and a half to 15 years in state prison. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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    Case Against Contractor Bound for Trial

    POTTSVILLE — A judge in Schuylkill County found enough evidence to send a fraud case against a contractor to trial. Anthony Montanari is accused of taking $450,000 from an elderly man to do work on his house in Shenandoah Heights, but never doing the work. The case in Schuylkill County is proceeding even though the alleged victim, a 90-year-old man, has since died.

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    Renick Admits Probation Violation

    SCRANTON — Former WNEP-TV reporter Jim Renick admitted violating his probation at a hearing Thursday in Lackawanna County by having a camera outside his home. He will be in jail here for several months before he can return to Indiana. Back in the 1990s, Renick served prison time for molesting young boys.

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    Car, Cycle Collide in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital after a crash Thursday morning in Scranton. Police say a motorcycle and car collided just after 8 a.m. on the Morgan Highway. There is no word on the motorcyclist’s condition.

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    On the PA Road: Pocono Downs Turns 50

    A landmark in Luzerne County has reached the half-century mark. Mike Stevens made Pocono Downs his stop this time On The Pennsylvania Road.

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    Shelter Receives Donation of Pet Food

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — An animal shelter in the Poconos received a big donation of food Wednesday thanks to a veterinarian who wanted to make a difference. Dr. Joe Valese of the Animal Hospital of Mount Pocono delivered 500 pounds of pet food to the AWSOM Animal Shelter near Stroudsburg. The food was collected last month through a social media campaign. “There was some synergy through the fans of AWSOM’s Facebook page and our own clientele, and our staff pushed the […]

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