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    UPDATE: Suspect, Vehicle in Custody in Unimart Robbery

    WYOMING — One man is in custody and a vehicle has been impounded in connection with a mini mart Monday morning in Luzerne County. Surveillance photos show one of the men going into the Unimart a Wyoming Avenue and 8th Street in Wyoming around 6 a.m. Police initially believed another man was also involved, but later determined there was only one. Officers arrested Daniel Tommaselli, 33 of Exeter, and planned to arraign him later on Monday. Anyone with information is asked to call […]

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    Reward Offered to Catch Monroe County Bank Robber

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Officials with the Wayne Bank are offering a $5,000 reward for information on two robberies at the bank in Monroe County. The bank is along Milford Road (Route 209) in the Marshalls Creek area of Middle Smithfield Township. The bank was robbed last week and back in May. Anyone with information should call Pennsylvania State Police Swiftwater at 570-839-7701.

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    Police: Man Tried to Lure Teen into Van

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — A 14-year-old girl in Monroe County says a man tried to lure her into a white van Wednesday afternoon. Police said it happened on North Rocky Mountain Drive in Chestnuthill Township, near Effort. She described the man as between 40 and 50 with brown hair and a brown beard.

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    Kane’s Former Security Chief Reese Fired from AG’s Office

    HARRISBURG — The former head of security for state attorney general Kathleen Kane has been fired from the attorney general’s office. Patrick Reese, a senior supervisory special agent, was fired, along with chief of staff Jonathan Duecker. Reese is the former Dunmore police chief and former driver and head of Kathleen Kane’s security detail. Reese was convicted of indirect criminal contempt for snooping through email in the attorney general’s office to find information on a grand jury investigation of his […]

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    Jail Term for Home Improvement Fraud in Wayne County

    HONESDALE — A man accused of using his home improvement business to swindle elderly clients was sentenced Thursday in Wayne County. David Borsdam was sentenced to 20 days to five years in prison. He pleaded no contest in July to home improvement fraud. Investigators said Borsdam charged one client over $83,000 for unnecessary repairs at a home owned by that elderly victim. Betty Borsdam was also charged along with her husband and entered into ARD in July. She must pay […]

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    Picnic Area at Frances Slocum State Park Reopened

    FRANCES SLOCUM STATE PARK — Officials at Frances Slocum State Park say the Big Pines picnic area is now reopened for the holiday weekend. State police say no criminal activity was found at this time. State officials closed a popular part of the park earlier this week after state police say they found some clothing in the area, calling it suspicious.  

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    Teen Riding Lawn Tractor Killed in Susquehanna County Crash

    ARARAT TOWNSHIP — A teen is dead after a crash between a car and a lawn tractor Tuesday in Susquehanna County. It happened around 1 p.m. on Route 171 in Ararat Township, near Thompson. Investigators said a 13-year-old male was riding the lawn tractor along the road when he was hit by a car traveling in the same direction. He died at the scene. The driver of the car was taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

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    Beemer Confirmed as Attorney General

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s newest attorney general is from Lackawanna County. The state senate confirmed the nomination of Bruce Beemer Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 44-0. Governor Wolf nominated Beemer, who used to live in Clarks Summit, to replace Acting Attorney General Bruce Castor. Castor took office two weeks ago after Kathleen Kane resigned. Kane, a Scranton native, was found guilty of leaking secret grand jury information and then lying to cover it up. Beemer testified against Kane at her […]

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    Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Filed by Widows of Ross Township Victims

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — Lawsuits filed by the widows of two men killed at a township meeting three years ago in Monroe County  have been dismissed by a federal judge. James Laguardia and Jerry Kozic were shot and killed inside the Ross Township municipal meeting in 2013 when their neighbor Rockne Newell opened fire inside. Last month, their widows filed wrongful death lawsuits against township officials, claiming the township was aware there could be violence at the meeting where their husbands […]

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    UPDATE: Amber Alert Cancelled, Man in Custody, Child Safe

    NESCOPECK — A man who allegedly abducted a girl, triggering an Amber Alert, is in custody in New York City, according to state police. Authorities said the child is safe. State police issued an amber child abduction alert for Nescopeck in Luzerne County Friday morning for Ava Byrne, age 3, with brown hair and wearing only a diaper. She was last seen on Vine Street in Nescopeck at 12:30 a.m. Friday. She was reported abducted by Robert Byrne, 24. Police said […]

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    Deadly Crash in Luzerne County

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A man died after his vehicle flipped in Luzerne County. Gary McGuire of Drums died from his injuries after his car rolled into a yard on Grove Road near Drums, according to the coroner. Police say someone was walking their dog around 6 a.m. Friday and discovered the vehicle. Officers aren’t sure what time the crash happened but believe it was overnight. Police in Butler Township are investigating.

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    Monroe County Man Facing Child Porn, Drug Charges

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A man in the Poconos is facing child pornography and drug charges. Gerald Jones, 34, of A Pocono Country Place development in Tobyhanna was arrested Wednesday after detectives discovered him downloading videos of child pornography. Investigators also found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the home. Jones is facing a long list of charges, including child pornography and drug possession. He is locked up with bail set at $50,000.