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    UPDATE: Crash Near Viewmont Mall Cleared

    UPDATE 9/11/14: State police plan to cite the driver. PennDOT said there is a ban on vehicles over 10 and a half tons on the ramp and the tractor trailer was well over that weight limit. UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The wreck has been cleared from the area and the ramp is now open, according to PennDOT. SCRANTON — A wreck near a busy mall stopped traffic in both directions nearby. Business Route 6, the Scranton Carbondale Highway, was blocked by […]

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    Bridge Repairs Slowing Traffic

    UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: According to PennDOT the work area has been cleared. CLEARED: Roadwork on I-81 northbound between Mile Post: 157.0 and Mile Post: 158.5. — 511PA Northeast (@511PANortheast) September 10, 2014 LUZERNE COUNTY — Emergency bridge repairs are slowing drivers Wednesday in Luzerne County. According to PennDOT, part of Interstate 81 north is down to one lane between the Dorrance exit (155) and the Nuangola exit (159) for emergency bridge deck repairs. The repairs should be complete by 2 […]

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    Former Teacher Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charge

    BLOOMSBURG — A teacher from Columbia County pleaded guilty Monday to corruption of minors. Gary Beveridge was charged in April for allegedly molesting a student in his class at Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School. In June, school officials confirmed that Beveridge had been fired.

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    POLL: Penn State Penalties Reduced

    An independent monitor recommends lessening the NCAA penalties against Penn State that were put in place after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

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    Armed Robbery At Interstate Rest Stop

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — A man was robbed at knifepoint at a rest stop on Interstate 80 in Monroe County, according to state police. It happened around 11:45 p.m. Sunday. State police say two men approached the victim — a man from New Jersey — at the rest area off I-80 eastbound near Mount Pocono, threatened him with a knife, and got about $200.

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    Woman Sentenced For Illegal Abortion

    WASHINGTONVILLE — A primary care aide* at a nursing home in Montour County will spend 9 to 18 months in jail for doing an abortion without a medical license. Jennifer Whalen of Washingtonville was sentenced on Friday. According to court papers, Whalen ordered abortion pills online and gave them to a 16-year-old girl. The girl took the pills in 2012 and had a miscarriage. Whalen pleaded guilty to the crime last month in Montour County. She was also fined $1,000 […]

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    Four Busted For Meth Lab In Plymouth

    PLYMOUTH — Police in Plymouth confirm there was a meth lab bust at a home on West Shawnee Avenue Thursday night. Four people were arrested. Police hit John Voyton, 22, Hunlock Creek; Stacy Schroeder, 19, Hunlock Creek; Jaime Lynn Schroeder, 26, Hunlock Creek; and Harry Blamire, 42, Plymouth with drug charges. All four are locked up in Luzerne County. The house in Plymouth has been condemned.

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    Theater Renamed “The Leonard”

    SCRANTON — An old theater has a new name in downtown Scranton. The Moonshine Theater on Adams Avenue will now be known as “The Leonard.” The theater is inside the former Leonard’s hardware store that had been in the downtown for decades. Facebook users voted on the name. The first event at The Leonard is scheduled later this month. An official grand opening is planned for the spring.

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    Guilty Verdict In Attempted Murder Trial

    POTTSVILLE — A guilty verdict was issued earlier this week in an attempted murder trial in Schuylkill County. Joseph Yeich was found guilty on Tuesday. In December of 2013, police say Yeich poured bleach all over a woman, assaulted her, and then set her house on fire. It happened on East Pine Street in Mahanoy City. According to investigators, Yeich told witnesses the devil made him do it. Yeich was found guilty on criminal attempted first degree murder, causing a […]

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    More Charges Filed Against Valenti

    WILKES-BARRE — Prosecutors in Luzerne County filed six more theft charges against the owner of Wyoming Homes. Thursday’s charges are the latest in a list of theft charges against David Valenti. Valenti is accused of taking money from customers for modular homes and failing to finish construction on them.

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    Guilty Plea in Prostitution Ring

    PITTSTON — A guilty plea was entered Thursday in a prostitution ring case in Luzerne County. Gregory Boone, 30, of Pittston admitted in federal court that he used child pornography to advertise escort services on a website. Boone was among four men accused in the prostitution ring involving teenagers.

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    LCTA Executives Ordered To Stand Trial

    ROYALTON — Two Luzerne County Transit Authority executives will stand trial on charges they padded ridership numbers to get more state money. A district judge in Dauphin County ruled Thursday morning that there is enough evidence to send the case against Stanley Strelish and Robb Henderson to Trial. All charges against Strelish were sent to trial. Henderson was also ordered to stand trial for all but three charges against him. The men are accused of inflating the number of senior […]

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