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  • Luzerne County Man Killed in Lebanon County Cycle Crash

    UNION TOWNSHIP, LEBANON CO. — A man from Luzerne County died in a crash Sunday in Lebanon County. State police say Joseph Dancho, 60, of Hazle Township, was driving a motorcycle on a road in Union Township, Lebanon County, just before 3 p.m. when he tried to pass a vehicle making a turn. Troopers say Dancho hit the vehicle and died at the scene.

  • Attempted Homicide, Kidnapping Charges Filed after Alleged Beating and Abduction

    LUZERNE COUNTY — A man faces attempted homicide charges for a beating and abduction in Luzerne County. State police say the victim was giving Bradley Butler, 42, of Scranton, a ride to Butler’s house Friday morning. Troopers say Butler got nervous when he saw police near his home, so he had the man drive him to a remote area. According to investigators, Butler beat the victim, a 64-year-old resident of Luzerne County. He then started driving and got into a […]

  • Wilkes-Barre Home Damaged by Fire

    WILKES-BARRE — Fire damaged a home in Wilkes-Barre Thursday morning. The Wilkes-Barre fire chief said the fire started just before 11 a.m. in the home on Kado Street. They were able to put the fire out without any injuries to firefighters. The owner was not home at the time and neighbors called in the fire. There is no word on the cause.

  • Crash on I-81 Tangles Traffic in Lackawanna County

    MOOSIC — A crash had traffic on part of Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County tied up Thursday afternoon. The crash happened before 3 p.m Thursday on I-81 north near the Davis Street/Montage Mountain Road exit (182). State police said the backup was caused by a jack-knifed tractor-trailer. The crash was cleared away by about 4:30 p.m. There is no word on injuries or what led to the wreck. Get real-time traffic conditions at WNEP Traffic Tracker.

  • Workers Repair Bridge Deck in Luzerne County

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — There are delays for drivers in part of Luzerne County as PennDOT works to repair a bridge. Crews started working at 8 a.m. Thursday fixing a hole on the deck of the bridge on the North Cross Valley Expressway (Route 309) between the rock cut and the Luzerne exit (exit 6). There is no word how long the repairs will take, but drivers are told to expect delays in this part of Luzerne County.

  • Fiery Wreck Ties Up Traffic on Part of I-180

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — A fiery crash involving a rig and a car closed part of a highway in Northumberland County. Interstate 180 westbound was closed from around 3 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. near the Watsontown exit (exit 1) because of the crash. State police said a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of a pickup that was an escort vehicle for an oversize load.  After striking the pickup, the rig caught fire. Two people were taken to the hospital with minor […]

  • Bridge Work to Slow Traffic in Luzerne County

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — Bridge repairs could tie up traffic Thursday in part of Luzerne County. PennDOT says Route 309 southbound is scheduled to be down to one lane between the rock cut and Luzerne exit (6) starting at 8 a.m. Crews will be out repairing a hole that has opened up in the deck of a bridge. PennDOT expects significant traffic delays throughout the day on Thursday. Check real-time traffic conditions at WNEP Traffic Tracker.

  • Alleged Cigarette Outlet Robber Nabbed in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — A man is locked up in Lycoming County on robbery and terroristic threat charges. Williamsport police say Carson Sampsell threatened a clerk with a knife last week at Choice Discount Cigarette Outlet on Washington Boulevard and stole $450. No one was hurt in the robbery. Sampsell was charged Monday and is locked up in Lycoming County with bail set at $95,000.

  • Jerry Sandusky Denied New Trial

    BELLEFONTE — A judge has denied Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial in Centre County. The ruling issued Wednesday said Sandusky’s claims of an inadequate defense were without merit. Sandusky, a former Penn State University assistant football coach, was found guilty in June of 2012 of 45 counts related to the sexual abuse of children. In October of 2012, a judge sentenced Sandusky to 30 to 60 years in prison. Sandusky sought a new trial under the state’s Post-conviction Relief Act. Earlier […]

  • Pocono Carjacker Sent to State Prison

    STROUDSBURG — A man will spend at least 26 years in state prison for a violent carjacking in the Poconos. In August, Eddie Quick was found guilty of charges related to the carjacking of an elderly man at knifepoint back in 2015. That man was hurt in the incident. Quick led police on a chase that eventually ended after he hit a pole at the East Stroudsburg exit of Interstate 80.

  • Police: Man Sent Naked Photos to Teen

    PALMERTON — A man in Carbon County has been charged with sending naked photos of himself to a teenager on Snapchat. Jordan Beggan, 26, of Palmerton, met the teen last year and exchanged phone numbers and eventually Snapchat names. Beggan faces multiple charges including unlawful contact with a minor.

  • Cycle Crash Victim Suspected of Drug Possession

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — A man badly hurt in a motorcycle crash is suspected of drug possession. Troopers said Vernon Gold, 34, of White Haven, crashed his motorcycle on Sandy Valley Road in Foster Township around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Gold was taken to a hospital with severe head injuries. Investigators said they found 70 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine and three bundles of suspected heroin at the scene. They believe the drugs belong to Gold. There is no word on charges […]