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    Woman Charged After Arson at her Home

    KINGSTON — Police have filed charges against the woman who disappeared from her home after a fire there. Investigators determined the fire at the home Tuesday on North Gates Avenue in Kingston was deliberately set. On Thursday, police charged Helen Sterner with arson, criminal mischief, and animal cruelty. Sterner disappeared after the fire at her home and was not found until Wednesday morning.

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    Highway Open After Frozen Food Spill

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — Traffic was down to one lane Thursday morning on Interstate 80 east in Luzerne County after a crash. A tractor trailer carrying frozen food hit a parked tractor trailer that was carrying hot chocolate around 5:30 a.m., according to state police. The rig carrying the frozen food ripped open, spilling some into the road. That lane Interstate 80 east in Luzerne County is back open again after the mess was cleaned up.

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    Driver Dead after I-81 Crash

    SCRANTON — One person is dead after a crash in Lackawanna County. The wreck happened on Interstate 81 south near the Montage Mountain exit around 5 a.m. Wednesday. State police said David Mikiewicz, 40, of Dupont was driving a small SUV when it collided with rear of tractor trailer. He died at the hospital.

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    Home in Archbald Damaged by Fire

    ARCHBALD — Fire damaged a home in Lackawanna County Tuesday afternoon. The fire started around 2 p.m. at a home on Monroe Street in Archbald. Firefighters said the homeowner was sealing his driveway when flames broke out. The home has damage both inside and outside. No one was hurt.

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    Judge Sends Cold-Case Murder to Trial

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — There was gruesome testimony Friday at a hearing in Monroe County for a man and woman charged with a homicide 13 years ago. James and Stacy Britton were arrested in August for a cold-case murder from 2002. Authorities say the Brittons, who were married at the time, beat Robert Roudebush with a hammer inside their home in Wilkes-Barre, stabbed him, ┬áthen dragged his body to the basement. Days later, they allegedly dismembered the body and burned it […]

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    Former Mid Valley Official Admits Theft

    SCRANTON — The former superintendent of the Mid Valley School District in Lackawanna County pleaded guilty to theft charges Friday. James Tallarico of Dunmore admits to stealing nearly $12,000 from the school district. He faces up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced.

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    Two Accused of Dumping Waste Illegally

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — Two men are accused of illegally dumping waste in Carbon County. Investigators believe Ronald Gilbert, 76, owner of the “Covered Bridge Inn,” asked an employee to empty his restaurant’s septic tank into a nearby storm drain. A state trooper reports seeing Gilbert Green, 68, pumping the sewage. The drain runs directly into Hunter Creek in Carbon County. Ronald Gilbert was arraigned Thursday. Authorities are still looking for Gilbert Green.

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    Elderly Man Carjacked at Knifepoint, Chase Through Poconos

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A carjacking at knifepoint ended with a police chase on Interstate 80 and a suspect in custody. That carjacking and chase started Friday morning in Mount Pocono. Police claim an elderly man was forced at knifepoint to give up his car. What followed was a police chase on Interstate 80. Eddie Quick of New Jersey was arraigned in district court late Friday afternoon for that carjacking According to police, Quick pulled the elderly man’s driver-side door open, […]

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    Sister Adrian Laid to Rest

    SCRANTON — A nun from Scranton, known for helping the poor and less fortunate, was laid to rest Thursday. The funeral for Sister Adrian Barrett took place at St. Paul’s Church along Penn Avenue in Scranton. Sister Adrian founded Friends of the Poor almost 30 years ago. The charity is perhaps best known for its Thanksgiving dinner held at the Scranton Cultural Center each year. Sister Adrian Barrett died Monday. She was 86 years old.

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    No Tax Hike in Lackawanna County Budget

    SCRANTON — No tax hike and an expected surplus of $11 million are some of the highlights of the 2016 budget for Lackawanna County. Commissioners outlined their proposed budget on Thursday. Two of the three who drafted the budget will not be in office in January. Four public meetings are scheduled over the next few weeks in Lackawanna County to get public input.

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    Man Dies After Tractor Accident

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A man was killed in a tractor accident in Lycoming County Wednesday. State police said Jay Schwenk, 64, of Muncy was killed when rolled on top of him near German Road in Franklin Township, near Muncy.

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    Work on I-81 Slows Morning Traffic in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — Pothole patching, crack sealing, and other roadwork have been slowing traffic on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County. Crews were working Thursday between Scranton and Moosic on I-81 south. Work was scheduled to be finished by 3 p.m. PennDOT plans to continue the work during the day next week in the northbound lanes of I-81 between Avoca and Scranton.


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