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    More Charges Filed Against Rape Suspect

    NANTICOKE — A man from Luzerne County, already in prison on rape charges, is now accused of another violent assault. Police say Michael Foschini, 25, of Nanticoke kidnapped and raped a woman in a cemetery in 2012. Investigators say Foschini committed similar crimes in 2011. Foschini is also accused of a shooting in Wilkes-Barre in 2014.

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    Former Reporter Jailed in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — Former WNEP reporter Jim Renick is back in the Lackawanna County Prison for a probation violation. According to a police report, Renick was arrested in Indiana in June and brought back to Scranton early last month. Renick was released from prison in 2002, more than six years after he was sentenced for molesting a boy and having child pornography.

  • POTTS DEATH 8-6-15

    UPDATE: Police Investigating Suspicious Death in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — Police are investigating what they consider a homicide in Schuylkill County. Officers found 59-year-old John Brock with obvious trauma lying on South 12th Street around 4 a.m. Thursday. Attempts to save the man were unsuccessful. According to investigators, the incident started inside Brock’s home on 12th Street. Pottsville police have not said how he died but his death is being investigated as a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday. Anyone with information on Brock or his recent […]

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    Church, Day Care Center Evacuated by Gas Leak

    JERMYN — A church and a day care center in Lackawanna County were evacuated Wednesday morning after a gas leak. Crews were working on a trench near Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary parish on Madison Avenue in Jermyn when a worker struck a gas line around 8:30 a.m. The church and the Millennium Child day care center next door, were evacuated for a short time until UGI crews were able to turn the gas off.

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    Former Township Official Sentenced for Theft

    STROUDSBURG — A former township supervisor in Monroe County has been sentenced to six months on probation for theft. James Decker pleaded guilty in May to using Stroud Township fuel credit cards for his own personal use. The Monroe County district attorney says Decker has since paid back $8,400 to the township. Because of his plea, officials tell us Decker is able to keep his pension.

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    Construction Inspector Hit by Dump Truck

    SUGAR NOTCH — Emergency crews were called to the South Cross Valley Expressway in Luzerne County Tuesday afternoon after reports that a road construction inspector was hit by a dump truck. It happened around 2 p.m. on a section of Route 29 near Sugar Notch. There is no word on the victim’s injuries.

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    Former Taylor Councilman Sentenced to Jail

    SCRANTON — A former Taylor borough councilman who admitted to a string of wrongdoings in Lackawanna County was in front of a judge Tuesday morning. Eugene Gallagher was sentenced to four months in jail on forgery charges, followed by two months of house arrest, one year of probation, and 200 hours of community service.  He was also sentenced to a minimum of five days in prison on a DUI charge. Gallagher resigned from Taylor borough council and will never be […]

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    Arson Guts Two Schuylkill County Buildings

    COALDALE — An early morning fire that ripped through two buildings in Schuylkill County has been ruled arson, according to police. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. Tuesday at the place on West Water Street in Coaldale, also known as Route 209, and spread to a connecting building. Investigators said both buildings were vacant. Coaldale Police say the fire on Route 209 this morning was arson. Two vacant homes were destroyed. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/XRHdnuiRoN — Jackie De Tore (@jackiedetore) August […]

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    Gov. Wolf Names PSP Commissioner Candidate

    HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf has chosen his nominee to lead the Pennsylvania State Police. He is a former trooper who spent 30 years on the force. Tyree Blocker retired in 2005 with the rank of major. In the 10 years since he left the state police, he worked as a police and security adviser. Blocker lives in the Philadelphia area and owns a fitness corporation. State senators voted down Governor Wolf’s first choice, Marcus Brown, last month. Some state […]

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    Smoky Fire Hits Vacant Warehouse

    MOOSIC — Crews battled flames Monday afternoon at a vacant warehouse in Lackawanna County. The fire started just before 1 p.m. along Gleeson Drive in Moosic at the former Godfather’s Sportswear facility. The warehouse is being renovated. A contractor tells us it looks like the fire started on the roof. Fire officials have not determined the cause.

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    A-Treat Flavor Poll Winners Picked

    OREFIELD, PA – The winners have been announced for A-Treat Soda’s flavor poll. Orange Cream and Black Cherry are the winners of the online vote. The company that bought A-Treat held a poll last week through their Facebook page to find their customers’ favorite flavor. A release from the company said the first flavors to hit the shelves will be Black Cherry, Birch Beer, Cream, Big Blue, Ginger Ale, Sarsaparilla, Orange, Root Beer, Grapefruit, and Diet Cream. Orange Cream won […]

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    Man Drowned in Schuylkill River

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — A man from Philadelphia drowned over the weekend in Schuylkill County, according to state police. It happened in the Schuylkill River at an area known as “The Rock” near Port Clinton. Troopers said Davyd Tarasyuk, 20, of Philadelphia drowned when he was unable to swim across the river. Officials say swimming is not authorized in this area and that signs are regularly ignored or torn down.

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