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    Million Dollar Ticket Sold in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — One of the four $1 million winning tickets in the Pennsylvania lottery’s Millionaire Raffle was sold in Columbia County. One of the numbers picked in the drawing Saturday was sold at “Fuel On” on Market Street in Bloomsburg. The other winning tickets were sold in Northampton, Montgomery, and Butler Counties. The four $1 million top-prize raffle ticket numbers selected were: 00209833, 00239465, 00265123, and 00299920.

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    Truck Crashes through Guide Rail on I-81 in Schuylkill County

    DELANO TOWNSHIP — A truck driver was taken to a hospital after a crash Monday morning in Schuylkill County. The wreck happened on Interstate 81 south around 9:30 a.m. near mile marker 135 between the McAdoo and Delano exits. Crews said the truck went through a guide rail and down a steep bank. The driver was taken to the hospital for chest pains.

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    Fire Damages Home near Tobyhanna

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Fire damaged a home in Monroe County fire Monday morning. It started around 9:30 a.m. at the home on Ryan’s Road in Coolbaugh Township, near Tobyhanna, according to firefighters. No one was home at the time of the fire. There is no word on the cause.

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    Woman Sent to Prison for Helping Accused Robbers by Listening to Police Channels

    SCRANTON — A woman was sentenced Thursday for her role in two armed bank robberies. Dorian Whitehead, 31, of Binghamton, New York was sentenced to 51 months in prison for helping in bank robberies at an FNCB branch in Jenkins Township and an NBT Bank branch in Scranton in 2014. Investigators said Whitehead helped Jule Futrell, Jemel Laquan King, and Jeremy West, in committing the armed bank robberies. Authorities said Whitehead monitored police radio channels from her home in New […]

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    Rig Wreck Slows Traffic in Snyder County

    SHAMOKIN DAM — A crash slowed traffic Friday morning on a busy road in Snyder County. A section of Route 11/15 southbound was closed in Shamokin Dam because of a rig wreck before 9 a.m. Friday. The truck carrying about 40,000 pounds of steel sheeting rolled, spilling the load on the roadway. Portion of route 11/ 15 in Shamokin Dam reopens after flat bed truck spills about 40thousand pounds of steel sheeting onto road @WNEP — Kristina Papa (@_KristinaPapa) […]

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    Home, Vehicles Damaged in Scranton Crash

    SCRANTON — A vehicle ran into a home after a crash in Scranton. It happened around 8:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and River Street in Scranton. Police say an SUV and minivan collided. The SUV then struck the railing of a home. No one was seriously hurt in the crash.

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    Life Sentence for Woman in Death, Dismemberment Case

    STROUDSBURG — A woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for a murder in Luzerne County. Stacy Britton was sentenced Friday morning in Monroe County court to life in prison. She was convicted in November. Britton and her husband James were convicted of killing Robert Roudebush inside his home in Wilkes-Barre in 2002. The pair then cut up his body and burned it on a property in Monroe County. James Britton pleaded guilty last year to third-degree […]

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    Burglar Hits Lackawanna County Towing Company

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — Somebody made off with the cash drawer from a towing company in Lackawanna County early Thursday. Scott Township police say Duchnik’s Service Center and Towing on Montdale Road was broken into around 3:30 a.m. Investigators said the burglar took the cash drawer from the register. There is no word how much was taken.

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    Vacant Samters Building Sold

    SCRANTON — A vacant building in downtown Scranton has been sold. The Samters building at the corner of Penn and Lackawanna Avenues was recently sold to Charles Jefferson, according to the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. Jefferson’s investment group also owns the Connell Building and Leonard Theater in the downtown along with Montage Mountain Resorts. It’s not clear what the new owner plans to do with the Samters building in Scranton. The Samters building and the Oppenheim building were both put […]

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    Convicted Tow Truck Driver Dies During Prison Sentence

    HONESDALE — A tow truck driver from Wilkes-Barre who had been serving time in prison for homicide by vehicle has died. Robert Wickham, 60, passed away Monday at a hospital in Wayne County. Wickham was found guilty in 2012 of driving under the influence when he caused the death of a Denise Polinchak. According to police, Wickham was called to tow Polinchak’s car at the Social Security building near Wilkes-Barre. Investigators say when he backed up, Polinchak was hit by […]

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    Section of Lake Scranton Trail to Close During Work Project

    SCRANTON — Parts of the walking trail around Lake Scranton will be off limits for a few days. The trail is scheduled to close Monday morning and reopen Saturday, January 14. Pennsylvania American Water says the contractors will be doing electrical work on the property in Lackawanna County. The utility reminds people who use the trail that Dunmore #1 Reservoir, which has a 1.5-mile nature trail, will be open as usual during this time.

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    Butter Sculpture Unveiled at Farm Show

    HARRISBURG — The traditional unveiling of the butter sculpture took place Thursday morning at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The half-ton butter sculpture highlights innovative practices to enrich the soil and reduce storm-water runoff, such as crop management, plants and groundcover near streams, streambank fencing, and manure storage facilities. 2017 PA Farm Show Butter Sculpture! #PAFS17 — PA Center For Dairy (@CtrDairyExcel) January 5, 2017 The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 6,000 […]