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    Man Who Strangled Ex-Girlfriend, Hid Body in Attic Sentenced to Life in Prison

    WILKES-BARRE — A man who strangled his ex-girlfriend and then hid her body in the attic of her Hazleton home was sentenced Friday to life in prison. Oscar Lozano-Garcia was found guilty last month of first-degree murder in the death from 2012. It was the first time Luzerne County prosecutors won a murder trial that involved someone being brought back from Mexico.

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    Dogs Saved from Fire in Pittston

    PITTSTON — Neighbors rescued three dogs from a fire in Pittston. Firefighters were called to a home on James Street around 10 a.m. Friday. The upper floor of the home was damaged. The mother and daughter who live there were not home. Neighbors got the dogs out. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Driver Could Face Charges After Incident in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Charges could be filed against a driver after a crash in Scranton. Police tell us an SUV side-swiped a pickup truck on Interstate 81, then got off the Moosic Street exit, hit the side of a bridge, and crossed both lanes of traffic on Moosic Street before stopping. There is no word on injuries. State police are now investigating the incident in Scranton.

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    XTO Energy Fined $400,000 for Illegally Dumping Frack Water

    PENN TOWNSHIP — An energy company will be forced to pay $400,000 for illegally discharging toxic waste from a Marcellus Shale gas well site near Picture Rocks in Lycoming County. XTO Energy violated state regulations six years ago when it got rid of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater into the environment. The toxic wastewater flowed into and polluted a nearby stream.

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    Bicyclist Killed in Northumberland County Crash

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — A bicycle rider died after colliding with a car Thursday morning in Northumberland County. State police say Matthew Buck, 47,  of Selinsgrove, was riding here along Route 147 near Sunbury around 5:45 a.m. Thursday when he turned in front of the car and was hit and killed. The driver of the car was not hurt. Troopers believe Buck may have been wearing headphones at the time of the crash.

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    Vandals Damage Signs in Lansford

    LANSFORD — Police in Carbon County are looking for whoever vandalized signs Thursday morning. Lansford police said a borough sign, PennDOT signs, and a guiderail were defaced with spray paint sometime early on Thursday. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lansford Police at 570-645-5844.   For borough leaders, the saddest part of this whole ordeal is this welcome sign is less than a year old. “I’m surprised in a way because it’s a brand new sign and I’m totally […]

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    Clinton, Biden Campaign Stop Rescheduled

    SCRANTON — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have rescheduled their campaign appearance in Lackawanna County. They will campaign together in Scranton on Monday, August 15 at Riverfront Sports on West Olive Street in Scranton. The event is scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m. with doors opening at 10:45 a.m. To RSVP for tickets for the event, click here. Clinton’s previously scheduled appearance was postponed after the deadly police shooting in Dallas, Texas on July 7.

  • Rosemine Chery

    Charges Filed for Leaving Child in Hot Car

    WILKES-BARRE — Child endangerment charges were filed Tuesday against the woman accused of leaving her toddler in a hot car over the weekend in Luzerne County. Police say Rosemine Chery of Wilkes-Barre left her 2-year-old son in a car for about 30 minutes while she went grocery shopping. Another woman was able to get the boy out. He was taken to a hospital and is now in the care of Luzerne County Children and Youth Services. This is the woman […]

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    Former Scranton Police Chief Dies

    SCRANTON — A former Scranton police chief has died. George Murphy died Sunday evening at an area hospice surrounded by friends and family. The University of Scranton graduate joined the Scranton Police Department in 1966 as a patrolman and worked his way up to become chief of police in 1990. He held that position for eight years. Murphy was 73.

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    Mother Accused of Punching Her 5-year-old Son

    SCRANTON — A woman is locked up in Lackawanna County for allegedly punching her 5-year-old son in the head. Police say Jessica Woliski, 28, of Scranton, slapped the boy in the face multiple times and punched him in June. A woman who helps care for the boy reported the abuse. Woliski is charged with child endangerment and assault in Lackawanna County.  

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    Million Dollar Ticket Sold in Lycoming County

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Check you tickets! A Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Lycoming County. The winning ticket from the Saturday, July 30 drawing was sold at Quick Mart on Northway Road in Loyalsock Township. That ticket correctly matched five of the five white balls drawn – 11, 17, 21, 23, 32 — but not the red Powerball 05, to win $1 million. The July 30 Powerball jackpot was won by a ticket sold in New […]

  • Rochelle Poszeluznyj

    Woman Involved in Casino Scheme Enters Plea

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A woman involved in a scheme to steal from a casino entered a plea agreement over the weekend. Rochelle Poszeluznyj, 38, of Kingston has agreed to plead guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.  She entered the plea agreement Saturday in federal court. Investigators believe Poszeluznyj copied names and PINs of players at Mohegan Sun Pocono and passed them on to Robert Pellegrini, a vice president at the casino, who then used the […]

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