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    Police: Man Shot in the Back after Argument

    TAMAQUA — A man is charged with attempted murder after a weekend shooting in Schuylkill County. Charles Heffelfinger, 23, from Tamaqua, is accused of shooting Gary Reidel, 36, on Orwigsburg Street in the borough before 2 a.m. Sunday. Police say both men had been drinking when they got into an argument and Heffelfinger shot Reidel in the back. Heffelfinger is in the Schuylkill County Prison.

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    Man Nabbed for Theft at Gun Store in Muncy

    MUNCY — A man is accused of breaking into a gun store in Lycoming County. Federal investigators believe Samuel Bozochovic, 36, of Williamsport stole 11 guns from R&J Welch, a gun store in Muncy, on Wednesday. Five of the weapons have been recovered.

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    Recall on Toys from Disney On Ice Shows

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Some toys sold at Disney On Ice shows are being recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This recall involves light-spinner wands with lot numbers 954544 and 954603 imprinted on the bottom of the toy. The light-spinner wands have either Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse at the top. The Mickey Mouse wands are yellow, red and black. The Minnie Mouse wands are pink, white and blue. The wands measure about 18 inches tall. The recall notice […]

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    Teachers in Stroudsburg Returning to Class

    STROUDSBURG — Teachers and students in the Stroudsburg Area School District will be back in class on Monday, according to the teacher’s union. Educators went on strike Monday over a contract dispute. Officials say even though no contract agreement has been reached, teachers will return to work. The teachers union says the main sticking points are raises and health care. The district in Monroe County is looking to avoid a large tax hike.

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    Trial Underway for Father Accused in Son’s Death

    STROUDSBURG — A homicide trial began Wednesday in Monroe County for a father accused of beating his son so badly, it caused his death more than two decades later. Christopher Barber was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison for causing permanent brain damage to his 2-month-old son back in 1992. His son remained in a vegetative state and on life support until May of 2015 when he died. The coroner later ruled he died from the injuries he […]

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    Cash 5 Winner Sold in Montour County

    MONTOUR COUNTY — A Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot worth $450,000 from the Tuesday drawing was shared by three winning tickets sold in Dauphin, Lancaster, and Montour Counties. Each ticket correctly matched all five balls drawn – 07, 11, 16, 21, 25 — to each win $150,000. The winning tickets were sold by: Sunoco A Plus, Harrisburg, Giant Food store, Elizabethtown, Puff Discount Cigarettes, Danville.  

  • Community Related Winter Weather Announcements

    Community Weather Announcements

    Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans, and other changes due to the winter weather expected to come our way.

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    Postal Worker in Bradford County Charged with Theft

    CANTON — A woman has been charged with stealing more than $12,000 from the post office where she worked in Bradford County. Lisa Belawske, 53, of Canton, is accused by federal authorities of taking the money between October of 2015 and June of 2016 from this post office in Canton.

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    Driver in Deadly DUI Crash Sent to Prison

    WILKES-BARRE — A driver has been sentenced for a deadly DUI crash in Luzerne County. Joseph Kaminski of Duryea was sentenced Monday to five to ten years in prison for homicide while DUI and driving with a suspended license, according to the D.A.’s office. Kaminski was high on morphine in December of 2014 when he crossed into oncoming traffic on River Road near Wilkes-Barre, killing a 71-year-old woman from Pittston. He pleaded guilty last year.

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    Missing Hunter Found Dead in Schuylkill County

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A missing hunter was found dead Tuesday in Schuylkill County. Police say Robert Valent, 65, of Pottsville, was found in a wooded area of Butler Township, near Lavelle. Police say Valent left his house Monday to go hunting and had not returned. Police do not believe the death to be suspicious.

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    Hazleton Gunman Guilty of First-Degree Murder

    WILKES-BARRE — A jury found a gunman guilty of first-degree murder in the execution-style shooting of a man from Hazleton. Raphael Mora-Polanco was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Jorge Marrero, 35, according to the district attorney’s office. Police say Mora-Polanco shot Marrero to death execution-style on West 4th Street near Alter Street in Hazleton in June of 2015. Police believe Mora-Polanco not only shot Jorge Marrero in the face, but chased him down as he tried to […]

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    Fire Rescue Squad Head Accused of $100,000 Theft

    MOUNT CARMEL — The president of a fire rescue squad in Northumberland County was arraigned earlier this week on charges he stole more than $100,000 from his employer. Court papers show Jeffrey Kays, 36, of Mount Carmel, took the money from RW Light-Comm, an online business that sells batteries and equipment to EMS companies on eBay. Authorities accuse Kays of making nearly 200 ATM withdrawals over three years. Kays told police he stole the money because of an addiction to […]