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    Two Men Wanted in Connection with Williamsport Double Homicide

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport are looking for two men who may be involved in a double homicide in the city. An arrest warrant is out on Joseph Coleman, age 35. He is wanted in connection with the shooting that happened on Halloween at 613 Poplar Street. Kristine Kibler and her son Shane Wright were killed inside the home. Another child inside the home says she saw a masked man with a gun attacking the victim. Officers are looking for Coleman […]

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    Man Beat, Choked 4-Year-Old Child, Police Say

    BERLIN TOWNSHIP – A man is locked up in Wayne County, charged with assaulting a 4-year-old child and the child’s mother. Police arrested Steven Wojtowicz, 32, of Berlin Township on Monday. Investigators said Wojtowicz punched the woman and hit, threw, and choked the 4-year-old child. Arrest papers indicate Wojtowicz also threatened to kill them and bury them in a swamp near their house. The child was taken to Geisinger Medical Center. Wojtowicz is locked up in Wayne County with bail […]

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    Fire in Hazleton Home

    HAZLETON — Fire drove one person out of a home in Hazleton Monday morning. It broke out in the home along Maple Street around 9:30 a.m. Authorities said one person made it out safely when a smoke detector went off. Firefighters believe the fire started because of an electrical problem in a third-floor attic.

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    Governor Signs Ride-Sharing Bill

    Governor Wolf signs Senate Bill 984, legalizing ride-sharing across Pennsylvania. — Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) November 4, 2016 HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf made ride-sharing legal across the state Friday by signing a bill that enables services like Lyft and Uber to operate. It’s a welcome move for drivers who provide rides and for customers as well. Uber has been running in our area for more than a year now and hasn’t faced any significant roadblocks. Services such as Uber […]

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    No Cause Determined for Fire at Davy Jones’ Museum in Snyder County

    BEAVERTOWN — The fire that destroyed the Davy Jones church and museum in Snyder County last month caused so much damage the cause will never be able to be determined, according to a spokesperson. Former Monkees front man Davy Jones hoped to turn the place into a museum for the band before he died. The woman who now owns the property vows to rebuild on the site in Snyder County.

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    Sunbury Bakery to Close

    SUNBURY — A bakery in Northumberland County is closing, leaving dozens of workers without jobs. Bimbo Bakeries USA announced that the Sunbury Bakery on 11th Street in Sunbury will stop production at the end of January 2017. The place employs 67 workers. The company plans to shift production to other bakeries in the state.

  • City official plan to demolish the structure on Mahantongo Street.

    Crumbling Parking Garage in Pottsville Coming Down

    POTTSVILLE — A crumbling parking garage in Schuylkill County will be torn down. The Pottsville Parking Authority decided Friday morning that the garage on Mahantongo Street will be demolished. An engineer who inspected the garage earlier this week said the structure is deteriorating. The city was just beginning a $300,000 renovation project on the garage in Pottsville.

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    Prison Term for Rape of Teen Girl

    HONESDALE — A man in Wayne County could spend up to 20 years behind bars for raping a 13-year-old girl. Jimmy Rife, 49, of Honesdale, was sentenced Thursday to eight and a half to 20 years in state prison. The assaults happened over a seven-month period during 2015. Rife must also help pay for counseling for his victim.

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    Man Charged with Murder for Schuylkill County Shooting Death

    KLINE TOWNSHIP — Police arrested a man two days after a deadly shooting in Schuylkill County. Eric Mumaw, 29, of Kline Township, was arrested Thursday night. Investigators believe Mumaw shot David Gombert, 27, of Hazle Township, outside a home on James Street near McAdoo during an argument Tuesday morning. State police said Mumaw punched Gombert in the face with brass knuckles and shot him several times. Investigators say Mumaw had been antagonizing the victim over their Facebook accounts and was […]

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    Woman Accused of Risking Explosion at Apartment Building

    SCRANTON — A woman was wheeled from her apartment on a stretcher Thursday morning in Scranton. Police believe she might have been trying to blow up the place. Police in Scranton had been searching for Patricia Martinez since Wednesday night after they found her apartment filled with so much natural gas they feared the entire building could explode. On Thursday, officers found Martinez right back where it all began. Police believe Patricia Martinez broke into her own apartment at Skyview […]

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    Alleged Heroin Dealer Jailed in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A suspected dealer is behind bars in Luzerne County, accused of selling drugs that led to heroin overdoses. Police say Richard Sweeney, 31, from Hanover Township, had more than 300 packets of heroin that have been linked to overdoses in the county. Sweeney faces a long list of drug charges and was locked up in Luzerne County with bail set at $200,000.

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    Last Chance this Weekend for Reaper’s Revenge

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — If you’re still looking for Halloween fun,  a premiere haunt in Lackawanna County is in its eighth season of scaring and sharing this Halloween. Reaper’s Revenge haunted attraction has donated nearly $5,000  to charity over these past three weeks alone. The attraction features haunted hayrides, a ghoul-filled carnival, and for those brave enough, a pitch-black maze. Reaper’s Revenge is open on Friday and Saturday nights through November 5 in Lackawanna County.