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    Bridge Work in Scranton Nearing End

    SCRANTON — Work on a bridge in Scranton could finally be finished by the end of the year. PennDOT says the new Rockwell Avenue bridge should be in place by the end of November. The road will have to be paved after that. PennDOT expects drivers will be able to use the new bridge in Scranton sometime in December.

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    Attorney Admits to Bank Holdup in Schuylkill County

    POTTSVILLE — An attorney from Schuylkill County will spend time behind bars for robbing a bank. Steven Cormier of Nesquehoning pleaded guilty Wednesday to the holdup last October at Wells Fargo Bank inside the Fairlane Village Mall near Pottsville. After entering his guilty plea, Cormier was sentenced to 14 to 28 months in prison. He also pleaded no contest to terroristic threats and will serve 12 months on probation.

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    Arrest in String of Scranton Burglaries

    SCRANTON — Police in Scranton have arrested a man for a string of burglaries in Lackawanna County. Thomas Brown, 40, of Scranton, faces several charges including theft and burglary. The charges relate to several break-ins at various places in Scranton, many in the Minooka section. Brown was arrested last week for a break-in at Diskin’s Saloon. On Tuesday, police hit Brown with charges for a list of other burglaries. Police included this list of businesses allegedly burglarized by Brown. American […]

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    Defendant in Deadly Pocono Crash Dies

    SAYLORSBURG — A man charged in a deadly crash has taken his own life, according to the Monroe County coroner. Robert Givey committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning at his home in Saylorsburg on September 17. Givey was charged in August for a crash in March of 2015 that killed Richard Kline, 27, of Saylorsburg. Police say Givey was driving a Jeep Cherokee into the intersection of Route 115 and Allegheny Drive in Blakeslee when he lost control of the […]

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    Union County Man Locked Up on Sex Charges

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP – A man from Mifflinburg is locked up, accused of sexually assaulting a young girl. Christopher Hudler, 40, of Mifflinburg, allegedly assaulted the girl from 2010 to 2015. Police said she was 10 years old when the assaults began. Hudler was arrested Tuesday and charged with involuntary deviate sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.

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    Photos Released of Indecent Exposure Incident in Snyder County

    WEST PERRY TOWNSHIP – State police in Snyder County are trying to identify a man who exposed himself to a worker in a store. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Dollar General store in West Perry Township. Investigators released security camera images of the man. Troopers said he may have fled in an older model green pickup truck. Anyone with information should contact state police at Selinsgrove at 570-374-8145.

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    UPDATE: Vehicle Fire Cleared from I-81 in Schuylkill County

    CLEARED: Incident cleared on I-81 southbound at Mile Post: 169.0. — 511PA Northeast (@511PANortheast) September 21, 2016 Vehicle fire on I-81 northbound between Mile Post: 111.0 and Mile Post: 112.0. There is a lane restriction. — 511PA Northeast (@511PANortheast) September 21, 2016 See live traffic conditions at WNEP Traffic Tracker.

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    Pocono Lottery Player Hits Jackpot

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A lottery player in the Poconos hit the jackpot on Monday. A winning Cash 5 Lottery ticket worth $125,000 was sold at the Tobacco Stop near East Stroudsburg. The ticket correctly matched all five balls drawn in Monday’s drawing – 07, 13, 15, 22, 37 — and the store will get a $500 bonus. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prize. You can watch Pennsylvania Lottery drawings live every day […]

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    Rape Charges Dropped in Bradford County Rape Case

    TOWANDA — Rape charges have been dropped against a man who was accused of abusing a girl for nearly eight years. Ricky Carter of Hughesville was charged with sexual assault in July of last year. The victim told authorities the abuse started in 2006 when she was 8 and lasted until she was about 15. The Bradford County district attorney chose to drop the charges against Carter after the victim stopped cooperating with investigators.

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    Secretary of Aging Helps with Meals on Wheels Delivery

    DICKSON CITY — The Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging came to Lackawanna County Friday to help with the Meals on Wheels effort and spread awareness about hunger. Teresa Osborne went along on a Meals on Wheels route in Dickson City, making the deliveries. She wanted to show the positive impact volunteers in organizations like this have in fighting hunger. “To get to a point in your life where you’re struggling to make ends meet, struggling to pay rent, struggling to pay […]

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    Home in Peckville Damaged by Fire

    PECKVILLE — Several fire companies were called to a house on fire in Lackawanna County Friday. It happened at a house on Hickory Street in Peckville shortly after noon. No one was home at the time. When firefighters got there they found a window near the air conditioner on fire. There is a lot of damage to the home. A state fire marshal has been called to look for the cause.

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    Truck Crashes, Dumps Sand

    ROARING BROOK TOWNSHIP — A dump truck crash in Lackawanna County tied up traffic Thursday afternoon. We were there as crews uprighted the truck after it dumped a load of sand at the intersection of Route 348 and Route 435 in Roaring Brook Township, near Moscow. Police say the truck lost its brakes and flipped trying to turn, dumping sand all over the road. The driver was not hurt. Route 435 was shut down until the sand was cleared away.