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  • Pets Perish after Warning Homeowner of Fire

    MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP – Some family pets died after warning the homeowner of a fire Friday morning in Lycoming County. Firefighters were called to the home on Kepner Hill Road in Muncy Creek Township, near Muncy, just after 5 a.m. According to a firefighter on the scene, one person lived in the home. The homeowner says his dogs alerted him to the fire in the basement. The dogs died. Firefighters say the owner also had about $100,000 worth of comic […]

  • Tree Cut Down after Car Gets Stuck on Sidewalk in Wilkes-Barre

      WILKES-BARRE — A tree had to be cut down after a driver ended up on a sidewalk wedged between the tree and a building. It happened around 10 a.m. Friday on East Northampton Street in Wilkes-Barre. Two people in the car were not hurt. Crews didn’t say how the car got stuck. Firefighters cut down the tree to get the car out.

  • Update: Registered Sex Offender Wanted for Child Rape in Scranton Caught

    SCRANTON — An alleged child rapist wanted by Scranton police was caught in New York near the Pennsylvania border. Police say Eric Horowitz raped a 5-year-old boy at an apartment in Scranton Wednesday. Horowitz is a registered sex offender. Charges against Horowitz include rape, rape of a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, and related charges.

  • Husband Accused of Hammer Murder of Wife Sentenced

    SELINSGROVE — A man accused in the death of his wife in Snyder County has been sentenced to prison. Kenneth Wochley of Selinsgrove pleaded no contest Thursday to third-degree murder in the death of his wife Ann last year. A no-contest plea means Wochley does not admit guilt but is sentenced as if he did. A judge sentenced Wochley to 90 months to 40 years in prison. Investigators said Wochley killed his wife Ann Wochley, 75, with a hammer inside […]

  • Man Dead at Workplace in Northumberland County

    POINT TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after what is being called a workplace accident at a business in Northumberland County. Emergency personnel and the coroner were called to Strong Industries in Point Township, near Northumberland around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The coroner said Anthony Parsons, 20, of Shamokin Dam died from blunt force trauma after being entrapped in a spa metal mold. Strong Industries makes spas and hot tubs.

  • Mother Sent to Prison for Child Abuse

    WILKES-BARRE — A mother accused of abusing her children has been sentenced to prison. Lourdes Rodriguez was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated assault for beating her 16-month-old daughter. Officers found the child bleeding and unresponsive at a home in West Hazleton in March of 2015. The sentence also reflects a guilty plea from Rodriguez for abusing her 3-year-old son.

  • Deadly Wreck Wednesday on Interstate 80

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — One person was killed and another injured in a crash that had Interstate 80 closed for hours Wednesday night in Luzerne County. The crash happened near the Conyngham/Nescopeck exit (256) of I-80 west around 7 p.m. State police say it involved a car and tractor-trailer. The driver of the car was killed and a passenger was hurt.

  • Eric Frein Sentenced to Death

    MILFORD — The jury took nearly five hours to reached a verdict in the penalty phase of convicted killer Eric Frein. The decision: the death penalty. Jurors began deliberating around 5 p.m. Wednesday. They reached a decision just before 10 p.m. All 12 jurors agreed Eric Frein should be executed for murdering Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and shooting Trooper Alex Douglass in Pike County in 2014. A shout of “Yes!” went out from Trooper Douglass as the […]

  • Correctional Officer Charged over Relationship with Inmate

    MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A correctional officer at a state prison in Schuylkill County is charged with having a relationship with one of the inmates. Traci Williams, 47, of Mountain Top, was charged last week with institutional sexual assault and other counts. Investigators say Williams repeatedly kissed and hugged an inmate, sent him numerous pictures of herself, and gave him a cell phone last year at SCI Mahanoy in Schuylkill County.

  • Sex Charges after Undercover Operation

    MILTON -- A man from Northumberland County is facing child sex charges after an undercover operation by the state attorney general's office.

  • Lottery Jackpot Winner Sold in Luzerne County

    FORTY FORT — Someone hit the jackpot with a Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sold in Luzerne County. A jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 from the Tuesday, April 25, drawing was sold at a Turkey Hill store on Wyoming Avenue in Forty Fort, The ticket matched all five balls drawn — 2, 4, 7, 8, 43 — to win $600,000. The retailer earns a $5,000 selling bonus. You can watch the live lottery drawings every day on WNEP-TV.

  • Update: Repairs Complete on Broken Water Main at Scranton Intersection Bogged Down by Water

    SCRANTON — Traffic at a busy intersection in Scranton was bogged down by a water main break. Pennsylvania American Water says a 12-inch main broke Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Pittston Avenue and Davis Street. About 20 homes and businesses were affected. The water company said repairs were done just before 11 p.m.