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    Columbia County Home Damaged by Fire

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Crews battled flames Monday morning at a home in Columbia County. Smoke pouring from the home on Long Woods Drive near Catawissa around 8:30 a.m. Two people and two dogs home at the time made it out safely. The fire chief believes a wood stove started the fire.

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    Crooks Cut Through Wall, Grab Jewelry

    BARTONSVILLE — The owner of a shop in the Poconos says someone stole a half million dollars’ worth of jewelry. The crooks cut a hole in the back of One of a Kind Shoppe along Route 611 in Bartonsville Thursday Night. The owner believes the crooks went out the same way they broke in. The owner said she was stunned by the theft “There’s jewelry on the ground and then there was a circular piece of wood and when I […]

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    Plow, Car, SUV Involved in Deadly Crash

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — A PennDOT plow truck and two other vehicles were involved in a deadly crash Friday afternoon in the Poconos. The wreck happened on Route 115 in Tunkhannock Township in Monroe County, near Long Pond. Authorities said one person is dead and two others were sent to the hospital. According to Pocono Mountain Regional police, the crash happened shortly after noon and it involved three vehicles: a Jeep Grand Cherokee, a car, and a PennDOT snow plow. The […]

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    Couple Killed in Snyder County Crash

    MCCLURE — State police say a tractor trailer and pickup truck collided around 6:45 a.m. Friday along Route 522 in McClure. Troopers tell us Dale Bishop, 80, and Shirley Bishop, 77, of Beaver Springs were killed when the rig crossed the center line and hit their pickup. There is no word if weather conditions played a part in the wreck.

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    Child Sex Charges Filed Against Stroudsburg Man

    STROUDSBURG — Child sex charges have been filed against a man from Monroe County. Carl Roth, 28, of Stroudsburg is accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl last year in Freeland. The child reported the crime to police this month.

  • Interstate Reopened After Rig Crash in Schuylkill County

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — A big rig wreck backed up traffic on Interstate 81. According to state police, a tractor trailer jackknifed in the southbound lanes between Mahanoy City (131B) and Delano (138) exits. Back up on 81 south because of tractor trailer crash near mm 132. Many vehicles exiting at McAdoo exit (138). @WNEP pic.twitter.com/bpVdE6HaEs — Jackie De Tore (@jackiedetore) March 20, 2015 Both lanes of the interstate were closed while crews cleared the crash. Get the latest information with […]


    Interstate Reopened after Deadly Wreck

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — A woman was killed in a crash that shut down part of an interstate highway. It happened around 8:30 a.m. Friday on Interstate 80 eastbound between the Milton/Williamsport exit (212) and the Limestoneville exit (215.) State police say the driver of a car was traveling eastbound too fast for the snowy conditions. She lost control of the car, hit a guide rail, and then was hit by a tractor trailer. Troopers say she was killed in the […]

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    Accused Rock Thrower Pleads No Contest

    LEWISBURG — A no contest plea was entered Thursday by one of the four teenagers accused in a rock throwing incident in Union County. Brett Lahr of New Columbia had been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly throwing rocks off an overpass above Interstate 80 near Milton. One of those rocks hit Sharon Budd‘s vehicle. The woman from Ohio was critically hurt. Sentencing is scheduled for June in Union County.


    Garage Damaged by Fire in Milton

    MILTON — A vehicle caught fire inside a garage in Northumberland County Thursday afternoon. It happened around 1:30 p.m. at H&R Auto on North Front Street in Milton. The fire spread and damaged parts of the building. There is no word on injuries and no word on the cause.

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    Art Theft Caught on Camera

    STROUDSBURG — Police are looking for a woman seen on a security camera stealing a painting from the Monroe County administration building. Investigators say she walked into the building in Stroudsburg earlier this month and removed the painting from the wall. If you know who this is, you’re asked to call Monroe County detectives at 570-517-3109.

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    Man Admits to Endangering Child

    WEATHERLY — A man accused of neglecting his 8-month-old son entered a guilty plea in Carbon County. Michael Pringle of Weatherly pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Court papers show Pringle did not feed or change the baby’s diaper and gave his son a sleeping aid. He faces up to three years in prison when he’s sentenced in Carbon County.

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    Accused Township Official Resigns

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A Stroud Township supervisor charged with theft handed in his resignation Tuesday night. James Decker is accused of using $2,000 worth of township fuel credit cards for his own personal use. Decker, 61, is charged with theft, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, and conflict of interest.


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