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    Suspended Principal Accused of Having Illegal Prescriptions

    SCRANTON — A suspended elementary school principal in the Scranton School District is in trouble with the law. Gwen Damiano of Dunmore was stopped by police Wednesday, and officers found illegal prescription pills in her car. Damiano has been suspended from her principal job for more than a year.

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    ‘Pet Horse’ Found Dead in Neighbor’s Pool

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A horse got loose in Monroe County overnight and emergency crews say the animal died in a neighbor’s swimming pool. It happened at a house near Saylorsburg along Meadow Lake Road in Hamilton Township. Rescuers think the escaped horse tried getting a drink from the neighbor’s pool and fell through the cover.   The animal wasn’t discovered until around 6:30 a.m. Friday and officials think he died from hypothermia. Emergency crews tell us the horse was considered a […]

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    Court Overturns Sentence in Neglect and Abuse Death

    SCRANTON — The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a woman accused in the neglect and death of her brother was improperly sentenced and must receive a new sentence in Lackawanna County. The court said the sentencing judge went outside of the state-mandated guidelines and sentenced Joan Gensiak to too much prison time. Gensiak will not get a new trial, but she must be resentenced in Lackawanna County. Joan Gensiak was sentenced to six to 15 years for neglect and also […]

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    Judge Rules Against Notarianni in Lawsuit Against Commissioners

    SCRANTON — Lackawanna County Commissioners Pat O’Malley and Laureen Cummings held a news conference Thursday to announce a judge has ruled against a lawsuit brought by Commissioner Jerry Notarianni. According to the lawsuit, Commissioner Notarianni was kept out of making important decisions like choosing a chief of staff and choosing a solicitor. Notarianni says Cummings and O’Malley signed off on a chief of staff they liked and O’Malley and former commissioner Ed Staback picked John Brazil as solicitor. Notarianni said […]

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    Groups Ready for Disaster Situations

    SCRANTON — Community organizations and first responders attended a disaster preparedness conference in Scranton Thursday. It was held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. Exhibitors and speakers were on hand to address aspects of disaster preparedness related to organizations and communities. The event was presented by the American Red Cross, Scranton Police Department, SERVPRO, tech42, LLC; Luzerne County Chamber, Inc., and Lackawanna County Chamber, Inc.

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    Deadly Crash in Luzerne County

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating a deadly crash in Luzerne County. Officers said two cars collided around 4 p.m. Wednesday on Route 309 in Dallas Township. The coroner said Joseph Gianuzzi, 57, of Falls was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the other car was taken to the hospital. There is no word on that person’s condition. The road was closed in both directions and traffic in the area was being re-routed. Route 309 was reopened to […]

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    UPDATE: Police Believe Serial Bank Robber Hit Scranton Bank

    SCRANTON — Police believe the man who robbed a bank in Scranton Thursday morning is the same robber responsible for five other robberies recently. It happened around 9:15 a.m. at the Community Bank on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton. There is no word if anything was taken. Investigators released a security camera image of the robber. The same bank was robbed in January. Investigators now say this is the same serial robber who hit several area banks earlier this year.

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    Porch Thief Caught on Camera

    WEST HAZLETON — Police are looking for the person who stole a package from a porch in Luzerne County. The homeowner’s surveillance camera caught the thief taking a box Tuesday afternoon at the place on West Green Street in West Hazleton. The thief didn’t get away with much. The homeowner told police the package contained a table cloth and some chair covers. West Hazleton police are still asking anyone who knows the car or person in the video to contact […]

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    Franklin to be Returned from Argentina to Face Murder Charges

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — A man believed to be involved in a murder in Columbia County could soon be returned to the United States to face charges. Anthony Franklin is accused, along with his daughter, in the 2012 murder of Frank Spencer.  He fled to Argentina and has been in prison there since 2014. U.S. Representative Lou Barletta said the Argentinian Ambassador to the U.S. informed him that their Supreme Court ruled against Franklin, meaning he would be returned to Columbia […]

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    Police: Woman Jumped from Window to Escape Machete Attack

    WILKES-BARRE — A man in Wilkes-Barre faces assault charges after a woman told police she jumped out the window of an apartment complex because he threatened her with a machete. Officers were called to the Sherman Hills apartment around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday where they found the woman with a broken leg. The woman told police she jumped out the window to escape Tyrone Scott from Edwardsville. Scott was arrested after a brief struggle with police. Check back for updates.

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    Owner’s Dog Dies in Taylor Fire

    TAYLOR — A dog was killed when fire ripped through a home in Lackawanna County Tuesday. The fire started around noon in the home on Tamworth Drive in the Maple Manor mobile home park off Oak Street in Taylor. No one was hurt. A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause.

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    Violent Crimes in Luzerne County Lead to Long Prison Term

    WILKES-BARRE — A man who admitted to a string of violent crimes was sentenced to prison Monday. Michael Foschini, 26, of Nanticoke was sentenced to 24 to 48 years in state prison. Foschini pleaded guilty last month to abducting two women on separate occasions and driving them to cemeteries to rape them. Foschini previously admitted to shooting a woman in the head in a dispute over cash.

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