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    Crash That Injured Troopers Leads to Prison

    POTTSVILLE — A man will spend time in prison for a crash that injured two state troopers in Schuylkill County. Brad Moyer was sentenced Monday to one to 12 months in prison for simple assault. Last month, a jury also found Moyer guilty of aggravated assault but deadlocked on two counts of attempted homicide. An investigation found Moyer was going 91 mph when his vehicle collided with the troopers’ SUV last year on Ringtown Road near Zion Grove. Moyer testified he […]

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    Ambulance Association President Sentenced for Theft

    SCRANTON — The former president of the Old Forge Ambulance and Rescue Association will spend one month in jail for theft. Robert Gotay was sentenced Wednesday for stealing about $16,000 from the privately run company. Court papers show he began taking money last year, shortly after being named president, because of a severe gambling problem. In addition to jail time, Gotay was sentenced to three months house arrest and ordered to pay back $12,600 to the rescue organization in Lackawanna […]

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    Drug Charges Filed after Apparent Overdose

    HAWLEY — A man is facing drug charges after police in Wayne County found the body of a woman who died from an apparent heroin overdose. Police found the body Wednesday at a home on Church Street in Hawley. Shortly after, police arrested Edmond O’Connor, 22, of Hawley. Police believe O’Connor provided the heroin that led to the possible overdose. He currently faces several drug charges in Wayne County.

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    Bishop Gainer Hospitalized

    HARRISBURG — Bishop Ronald Gainer has been hospitalized since Friday, according to officials with the Diocese of Harrisburg. A statement from the diocese said Bishop Gainer was not feeling well and doctors recommended some testing and rest. Bishop Gainer was appointed the eleventh Bishop of Harrisburg by his Holiness Pope Francis on January 24, 2014. He was installed as Bishop of Harrisburg on March 19, 2014.  He underwent hip replacement surgery in August of 2014. The bishop serves as leader […]

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    Cars Collide, Slam into Scranton Business

    SCRANTON — Two cars collided and on slammed into a business in Scranton Monday morning. It happened just before noon in the block 3200 of Pittston Avenue. One of the cars crashed into the Penalty Box, a bar and restaurant. At least two people were hurt and taken to hospitals. There is no word on their condition. Officials are checking for structural damage to the building that was hit.

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    Bridge Work in Luzerne County to Slow I-81 Traffic

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Emergency bridge repairs are slowing traffic on Interstate 81 in part of Luzerne County. I-81 north will be down to one lane between the Mountain Top exit (165A) and the Wilkes-Barre exit (165B) until repairs are completed sometime Thursday afternoon, according to PennDOT. Get real-time updates on WNEP’s Traffic Tracker.

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    Frein Evidence Hearing Delayed

    MILFORD — A hearing in the Eric Frein case that was scheduled to be held in closed court earlier this week is now delayed. That hearing concerns whether certain evidence against the accused cop killer should be suppressed. On Tuesday, Newswatch 16 reporter Jim Hamill objected when the judge ordered the media out of that evidence hearing at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford. The judge then decided to schedule a hearing for Thursday on whether media should be allowed […]

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    Cruz, Clinton Plan Friday Campaign Stops in Region

    SCRANTON — As Pennsylvania’s Primary Election nears, candidates continue to make campaign appearances here. Republican candidate Ted Cruz is planning stops in Williamsport and Scranton Friday. Cruz will hold an energy and jobs town hall meeting at NuWeld, Inc. in Williamsport. Doors open at 9 a.m. Ticket information is posted here. Cruz will also host a rally at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with Cruz set to speak around 2:30 p.m. Ticket information […]

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    Child Sex Charges against Bradford County Man

    TROY — Child sex charges have a man from Bradford County behind bars. Hassan Winiavski, 22, of Troy is accused of sexually abusing a 7-year-old boy in 2014 and 2015. Authorities say he knew the victim. Winiavski was locked up in Bradford County with bail set at $300,000.

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    Two Dead in Bradford County Crash

    SHESHEQUIN TOWNSHIP — Two people are dead after a crash in Bradford County. State police say Joan Fiscus, 69, and Janet Alvoid, 45, both of Towanda, were killed Wednesday when their SUV hit a tree on Hornbrook Road in Sheshequin Township, near Ulster. Three others in the vehicle were hurt. Authorities haven’t said what led to the crash.

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    Hillary Clinton to Campaign in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Campaign officials confirm that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will make a stop in Scranton on Friday. According to the Scranton School District superintendent, Clinton is scheduled to speak at Scranton High School Friday afternoon. No other details have been released at this time. Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s opponent in the primary race for the nomination,  will make a campaign stop in Scranton on Thursday.

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    Teachers in Athens Area Returning to School

    ATHENS — A teachers strike in Bradford County is coming to an end. Representatives for Athens Area teachers said they plan to return to classrooms Thursday. Teachers went out on strike Monday. In a statement, the Athens Area Education Association said it plans to continue negotiations with the school district.  

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