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    Recreation Areas Transferred To State

    The state has stepped in to preserve a pair of county-owned recreation areas in Luzerne County. Officials announced plans to transfer ownership of the Seven Tubs Natural Area and Moon Lake Park — along with 400 acres of land adjacent to it — to the state. Part of the deal includes $1 million in state money for improvements at Moon Lake near Hunlock Creek, including new trails and a new boat ramp. The Luzerne County Council voted last month to […]

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    Pike County Dentist Gives Away Jeep

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — So much for giving away a new toothbrush or container of dental floss, a dentist from Pike County handed a patient the keys to a brand new Jeep! For the past year, patients who referred others to Horizon Dental Care near Hawley, along with new patients were given entries to be placed in a drawing for the vehicle. Linda Perchick of Tafton drove away in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler on Friday. “This means I’m going to have […]

  • LYC ANIMAL CRUELTY JOSEPH FOSTER

    Recognized by SPCA, Now Accused of Animal Abuse

    WILLIAMSPORT — A man from Lycoming County, recognized by the SPCA for adopting at least one dog, is now accused of harming two of his own. Joseph Foster of the Williamsport area gave up his right to a hearing Thursday on animal cruelty charges. Humane officers tell us one of the dogs Foster adopted died from starvation last year and the other was severely malnourished.

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    Security Photos From Suspected Wal-Mart Theft

    EATON TOWNSHIP — State police believe the men in surveillance pictures took about $1,000 in items from Wal-Mart in Wyoming County. Troopers say the theft happened Sunday afternoon at the store near Tunkhannock. The men were seen leaving in a dark blue, older model Nissan Xterra. If you recognize the men in the surveillance pictures, you’re asked to call state police in Tunkhannock.

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    Rig Wreck Shuts Down Route 6

    MESHOPPEN TOWNSHIP — A tractor trailer crash closed a section of Route 6 in Wyoming County. State police say the truck driver was adjusting his on-board computer when he lost control and crashed along Route 6 west of Meshoppen, near the Wyoming County Fairgrounds. The driver was taken to a hospital. That road was closed for most of the day while crews cleaned up that crash.

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    Jury Selected For Selenski Murder Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — All 16 jurors have been seated in Luzerne County to hear the double murder trial of Hugo Selenski. The panel — 12 jurors along with 4 alternates — will determine whether Selenski murdered pharmacist Michael Kerkowski, and his girlfriend Tammy Fassett in 2002. Testimony in Luzerne County court is set to begin Wednesday. Click here for a detailed archive timeline on Hugo Selenski.

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    Power To Save: Protecting The Delaware River

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — The federal government is supporting efforts to protect the Delaware River and improve water quality in its watershed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that $13 million will go to projects in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They will include a new approach to helping farmers and those who own forested land to protect it and keep harmful runoff and fertilizers from getting into the river and other streams that flow into it. The Delaware runs along […]

  • More Than 200 Inmates Relocated After Massive Prison Fire In Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Flames and smoke could be seen billowing out of the top of the Northumberland County Prison after a fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sunbury. As firefighters battled the massive blaze, the staff at the prison worked quickly to remove the 208 inmates who were housed inside. “Obviously the inmates, we need to make sure they`re secured. Law enforcement did a really good job. We had a lot of law enforcement agencies, state department of corrections, […]

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    Luzerne County Bank Robbery

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Police were called to a bank robbery in Luzerne County Wednesday afternoon. Plains Township police just sent us these surveillance pictures. Police say the robber went into the First National Community Bank on North River Street in Plains Township just before 3:30 p.m. He had a gun and got away with some cash from the bank. Investigators released security camera photos from the robbery.

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    Robber Hits Bank in Kulpmont

    KULPMONT — A robbery at a bank in Northumberland County is under investigation. It happened just before noon Wednesday at the Susquehanna Bank on Chestnut Street in Kulpmont. State police said the robber got away with an undetermined amount of cash. Authorities said he is 5’10” wearing a white hoodie with a black scarf covering his face. Investigators released a photo of the suspected robber.  

  • WAYNE RAPE TEETER

    Man Convicted On Rape Charges

    HONESDALE — A jury in Wayne County found a man from Moscow guilty of rape. David Teeter was charged with sexually assaulting two girls over several years. The jury in Honesdale reached the guilty verdict Wednesday morning on two counts of rape and one count of reckless endangerment. Teeter is scheduled to be sentenced in April.

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    Teen Cleared In Luzerne County Shooting Death

    FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP — A teenager accused in the shooting death of a man last year in Luzerne County has been cleared of any wrongdoing. The district attorney now says the 16 year old was justified in shooting David Wheeler in April of 2014 at a home on Mossville Road near Ricketts Glen State Park. Authorities now say the teenager was defending himself and his mother against Wheeler, who had assaulted the woman and threatened violence against the teen. The investigation […]

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