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    Two Nabbed For Video Game Store Robbery

    SCRANTON — A video game store in west Scranton was robbed Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say two people with guns held up the place on South Main Avenue near the Taylor line, then ran across the street to the railroad tracks. Shortly afterward, Scranton police picked up Daniel Dimauro and Thomas Krostag at an apartment in the city. They plan to charge them with the robbery. Police say Krostag will also be charged with a robbery last month at that same […]

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    Students Shiver Outside For Homeless

    NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP — Despite the cold, some Penn State students were outside to bring attention to the problem of being homeless. Students at Penn State Schuylkill will be in boxes, blankets, and sleeping bags until 11p.m. Tuesday. Newswatch 16 talked to one student who said by doing thi,s it opened her eyes to the reality for thousands of people. “Actually sitting out here for a couple of hours, you get the idea of what it feels like to be […]

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    Battling Pancreatic Cancer With Pizza

    SCRANTON — 1,800 pizzas in just two days: that’s how many pies Pizza by Pappas in Scranton expects to sell. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the restaurant on North Washington Avenue will donate half of all pizza sales to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “People are coming in that someone in their family is affected by pancreatic cancer, or is affected by it. And they’re buying pizza and leaving donations, and it’s terrific,” said Jimmy Connors of the Pancreatic Cancer Action […]

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    Clinic Damaged When Car Crashes

    DALLAS — A medical clinic in Luzerne County was damaged when a car slammed through the window of the lobby. It happened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Dallas Geisinger Clinic on Lt. Michael Cleary Drive in Dallas. Geisinger officials said a patient leaving the place crashed into the window. The driver was checked out by health care workers at the clinic. No one was hurt. A contractor patched up the damaged area of the lobby.

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    Prison Term For Attempted Murder

    POTTSVILLE — A man found guilty of murder was sentenced Monday in Schuylkill County. Joseph Yeich was sentenced to 12 to 24 years in prison. He was found guilty in September. Prosecutors said Yeich poured bleach over a woman, assaulted her, and set her house on fire in December of 2013 in Mahanoy City.

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    New Chief Named In Jackson Township

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — A familiar face in Luzerne County’s back mountain will be police chief again, but this time in a neighboring township. Jackson Township supervisors named James Balavage as the new police chief at their meeting Monday morning. Balavage retired as chief in Kingston Township a few weeks ago. The supervisors hired him to replace Chief John Saranchuk who lost his job amidst allegations of misconduct.

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    Home Damaged By Kitchen Fire

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — Firefighters were called out Monday morning in Northumberland County. A state police fire marshal tells us no one was in the home on Pontius Avenue near Sunbury when the fire broke out in the kitchen around 8:30 a.m. Some animals that were in the home got out safely. Most of the damage is in the kitchen.

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    Water Mains Repaired In Luzerne County

    Crews are finishing repairs on two water main breaks in Luzerne County According to Pennsylvania American Water officials, service has been restored to all customers affected by the two main breaks in Hanover Township and in the back mountain area of Luzerne County. Customers might have cloudy or discolored water and should run cold water faucets until it clears. The precautionary boil advisory for customers in Luzerne, Swoyersville, Pringle, and West Wyoming is still in effect.

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    Family: Remains Of Missing Woman Found

    HERRICK TOWNSHIP — The family of an 84-year-old woman who was reported missing at the end of September says her body was found in a wooded area in Susquehanna County. That’s according to the Help Find Harriet Keim Facebook page. The body was found Thursday near Union Dale. The coroner in Susquehanna County has not confirmed it is Keim. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

  • Defense Rests In Hicks Murder Trial

    STROUDSBURG — The trial for a man charged with a gruesome murder in Monroe County is expected to go to the jury on Friday. The defense rested its case Thursday against Charles Hicks. Prosecutors accuse the man from Tobyhanna of killing Deana Null in 2008, cutting up her body and scattering the parts along two interstate highways. Closing arguments are set for Friday.

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    Clumsy Robber Caught On Camera

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are looking for help identifying a robbery suspect seen in security camera video. The robbery happened November 6 at the Hazlemart on Hazle Street. The thief wearing a hooded jacket reached into the register, grabbed some cash, dropping some of it as he took off. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Gatrell at (570)208-4219.

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    Elderly Man Facing Cockfighting Charges

    PLYMOUTH — An 80-year-old man from Plymouth faces animal cruelty charges after humane society officers found three cockfighting roosters on his property in October. Police report that they received a tip that Patrick Stone had roosters in individual cages on his property. Officers say this is an indicator of cockfighting and that cockfighting had taken place there in the past. Police also found paraphernalia used in cockfighting. It is a felony to possess cockfighting roosters in Pennsylvania. Humane officers took […]

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