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    Body Of Missing Woman Found After Search

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A woman who went missing from a personal care home in Monroe County has been found dead, according to the county coroner. Darlene Bancey, 63, disappeared from the Lakewood personal care home on Cherry Lane Road in Stroud Township sometime after 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Stroud Area Regional officers. Bancey was found dead around 5:30 a.m. Thursday in a lake on the personal care home’s property. About 15 people were involved in the search. The Monroe […]

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    Wicked Weather Whips Across Region, Power Out For Many

    Wild weather sweeping through the area has brought down trees and knocked out power to thousands. Tornado warnings were issued for Bradford, Susquehanna, Schuylkill, Northumberland, Wyoming, and Wayne Counties. A line of strong storms moving northeast triggered tornado warnings just before 6 p.m. At 7:45 p.m. the PPL Electric Utilities website indicated over 10,000 homes and businesses were without power across the region. Power Outage Maps: PPL Customers: https://www.pplelectric.com/my-account/outage-center/outage-map.aspx UGI Customers: http://www.ugi.com/portal/page/portal/UGI/Outage_Center/Outage_Map Penelec Customers: http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/pa.html  

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    Prison Sentence For Day Care Operator

    STROUDSBURG — The owner of a day care in Monroe County will spend some time behind bars after a child died there. Deborah Thompson was sentenced Wednesday morning to nine to 23 months in prison a few months after pleading guilty to child endangerment. Authorities shut down the facility in Stroud Township, near Stroudsburg in 2012 after finding violations during the investigation into the death of a 3-month-old boy. The Monroe County coroner ruled the infant’s death a case of […]

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    East Stroudsburg House Ruined By Fire

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A fire victim said smoke woke him up Wednesday morning in East Stroudsburg and he managed to escape the flames. Firefighters were called to Prospect Street in East Stroudsburg just after 4 a.m. Wednesday. The fire victim rented the home and is a student at East Stroudsburg University. He said he has no idea what could have started the fire. There is no word on the cause.

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    Fire Crews Quickly Put Out Flames

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Fire hit the vacant part of a double-block home in Luzerne County Wednesday afternoon. It started around 3 p.m. and took firefighters about 15 minutes to put out. It was part of a double-block home. The person on the other side will be allowed to stay. No one was injured. A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause.

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    Alleged Accomplice In Deadly Shooting Nabbed

    WILLIAMSPORT — A woman is locked up in Williamsport, accused of helping hide a shooter who killed a man. Police charged Erica Lambert on Monday. Officers say she drove the suspect, Rashwan Williams, out of town following the deadly shooting in June, outside the Lamp House Hookah Lounge on West Third Street. Lambert is locked up with bail set at $200,000.

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    Luzerne County Span Clear Of Construction

    WILKES-BARRE — A nearly three-year-long bridge project is finally finished in Luzerne County. All lanes of the Pierce Street Bridge opened around 10 a.m. Tuesday. That bridge had been down to one lane in each direction since August of 2011. The project replaced the deck of the span that connects Wilkes-Barre to Kingston.

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    Mall Stabbing Suspect In Custody

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — The man wanted for a stabbing outside the food court at the Stroud Mall is locked up. Police say Aaron Hernandez of Stroudsburg was arraigned Monday. Officers believe Hernandez stabbed another man last week after an argument over a woman. Hernandez is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person. He is locked up with bail set at $100,000

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    Man Charged After Stabbing At Pocono Development

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Police in Monroe County filed charges Tuesday against a man they say stabbed another in the chest. Charles Cagle of Pocono Summit was arrested Sunday. Authorities believe he stabbed a man three times in the Stillwater Lakes development near Tobyhanna on Saturday. The victim survived. Cagle faces several charges including attempted homicide.

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    Truck, Shed Damaged By Fire

    MADISON TOWNSHIP — Flames from a burn barrel spread, damaging a truck and shed Monday afternoon in Columbia County. Firefighters were called to Deihl Road near Millville around 1 p.m. The fire chief says grass near the burn barrel caught fire and spread to a pickup truck and shed. No one was hurt. Crews were able to douse the fire quickly.

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    No Foul Play In Nay Aug Death

    SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County coroner says foul play was not involved in a man’s death in Nay Aug Park in Scranton. The body of Kevin Lawrence, 37, of Scranton was found near the pool Sunday morning. The coroner says toxicology tests will still need to be done but believes the man’s death may be drug related.

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    Cops Looking For Underwear Thief

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Someone stole about 75 bras from a store at the Wyoming Valley Mall. According to Wilkes-Barre Township police, someone stole the underwear from the Victoria’s Secret store last Thursday afternoon. A store employee reported the crime. The estimated value of the stolen bras is $4,200.