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    Another Teen Charged In Highway Rock-Throwing Case

    WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A fourth teenager has been charged with a rock throwing incident in Union County that seriously injured a woman. Authorities say Keefer McGee, 17, of New Columbia was charged Monday as an adult with aggravated assault and other counts. Police say McGee and three others threw a rock off an overpass along Interstate 80 near Milton last month. The rock smashed through a windshield, injuring Sharon Budd of Ohio. Officials at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville […]

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    Huge Vault Removed At Bank Demolition

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — It’s the final chapter for an old bank building in Luzerne County. The vault from the former Citizens Bank in Plains Township was pulled out of the rubble Monday morning. That vault weighs more than 47,000 pounds, according to demolition company employees. Workers began taking down the building on the corner of Main and West Carey Streets last month. So far, the owner hasn’t announced plans for the lot. The vault was trucked to a site in […]

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    Groundbreaking For Intermodal Center

    SCRANTON — Officials broke ground Friday on the new intermodal transit center in downtown Scranton. The facility will be built along Lackawanna Avenue near the state office building. The new hub will be home to COLTS buses and private ones, including Martz.

  • Work To Replace Stolen Wire Underway

    DELANO TOWNSHIP — PPL workers were out in Schuylkill County Friday, replacing copper wire swiped from a power line. Authorities said PPL crews discovered about 2,500 to 3,000 feetĀ  of copper wire — $20,000 worth — stolen from a main power line network along Interstate 81 near Mahanoy City. Investigators think it was taken sometime between Tuesday and Thursday. Anybody with information is asked call state police in Schuykill County.


    Child On Bike Hit By Car

    HAZLETON — A child on a bicycle was hit by a car Friday afternoon in Hazleton, according to police. The Hazleton Fire Department Facebook page posted photos from the scene. They were called to the Pine Street playground just after 3 p.m. The child was flown to a hospital. There is no word on the condition of the victim.

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    Escaped Inmate Nabbed In Luzerne County

    ASHLEY — An escaped inmate was captured Friday morning in Luzerne County. Police reported Kevin Kuklinski was found in Ashley. Ashley police said an officer on patrol spotted the escaped inmate, still wearing half of his prison outfit, walking along the street when he was arrested this morning. Officials said that at the time of the escape, Kuklinski had less than a year to serve in the minimal offenders unit. He was in there because he violated his parole rules. […]

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    Montrose Blueberry Festival Preparations Underway

    MONTROSE — Folks in Susquehanna County are getting ready for a big weekend. The annual Montrose Blueberry Festival kicks off Friday. It features a variety of food from blueberry ice cream to blueberry pizza. There’s also entertainment and crafts. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. The Montrose Blueberry Festival runs Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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    PPL Mulls Another Power Line Project

    PPL is considering another power line project through part of our area. The line would likely run about 725 miles from the western part of the state into New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. PPL said the transmission line would make service more reliable and reduce the cost of electricity. The project still needs approval from the state.

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    Worker Killed Along Schuylkill County Road

    MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A man working along a road in Schuylkill County was killed when he was hit by a vehicle. Authorities said it happened around 1:30 p.m. along Morea Road in Mahanoy Township, near Mahanoy City. Crews at the scene said the victim was working as a flagger in a work area. Troopers identified the victim as William Hoffman, 66, of Pottsville. The driver of van that hit Hoffman was not injured.

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    Man Charged With Theft From Former Job

    WILLIAMSPORT — Theft charges have been filed against a man accused of stealing from his former employer in Williamsport. According to court papers, Allen Grimes, 49, of Cogan Station admitted stealing about $6,000 from Surplus City earlier this year while working there as a manager. He told investigators he took the money from the store in Williamsport to pay his personal bills.

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    Jail Sentence For Carbon County Arsons

    LEHIGHTON — A man from Carbon County will serve time in jail for setting fires at his mother’s home and at his sister’s home on the same day. In January of 2013, Russell Young of Lehighton set fire to the back porch of his sister’s home in Lehighton while she was inside. He set a fire at his mother’s home a short distance away earlier that morning. Russell Young admitted to the crimes. He will serve 28 to 56 months […]

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    World War II Hero, Carbondale Native Honored With Statue

    CARBONDALE — A man who served his country and became known as a World War II hero has been honored in his hometown in Lackawanna County. A ceremony was held Saturday afternoon in Memorial Park in Carbondale to unveil a bust of Brigadier General Alvin Ungerleider, a native son of the Pioneer City. The brigadier general was wounded twice during the invasion of Normandy and helped liberate Nazi concentration camps. Distant family made the trip to learn more about the […]


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