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    Former Solicitor Admits to Theft

    SCRANTON — A Luzerne County attorney has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Charles Pedri, 64, of Hazleton, was in federal court in Scranton Thursday morning. The attorney was charged last month with stealing more than $105,000 from an escrow account meant for land development. The money in question was supposed to be held in a special account by Pedri when he was solicitor for Hazle Township. Federal investigators say Pedri used the funds for his law office […]

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    Section of Route 92 in Susquehanna Deemed Unsafe, Closed

    SUSQUEHANNA — A road in Susquehanna County is closed because it is unsafe for drivers, according to PennDOT. Route 92 in the borough of Susquehanna is closed for what PennDOT calls a slide under the road. Crews have been working in the area to fix the road but realized the extent of the slide was more serious than originally thought. The posted detour for trucks will be SR 492 to Interstate 81 to SR 171. The posted detours for cars […]

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    Pocono Man Charged for Taxi Robbery, Fight with Cops

    COOLBAUGH ESTATES — Police in the Poconos arrested a man for an armed robbery in the Poconos last year. Officers from Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department said Wilson Woolley used a handgun to rob a cab driver on Trapper Lane in Stillwater Estates in Coolbaugh Township in December of 2015. Officers attempted to arrest Woolley Wednesday at a magistrate’s office where he was pleading guilty to an unrelated assault charge. Investigators said Woolley resisted being handcuffed and scuffled with the […]

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    Man Charged in Connection with Deadly Crash

    CLIFFORD TOWNSHIP — The man who state police say was behind the wheel when a car plunged into a creek earlier this year was in court Thursday morning in Susquehanna County. Johnathan Yacinovich, 20, of Waymart was charged in connection with the deadly crash in February. Andrew Mazza, 23, from the Forest City area, was killed when the vehicle went off the road a crashed into a creek near Gibson.

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    Roofer Injured in Porch Roof Collapse

    BERWICK — A worker was injured Wednesday when a front porch roof collapsed in Columbia County. It happened just before 1 p.m. at a home along High School Avenue in Berwick. Officials tell us crews were carrying shingles up a ladder onto the front porch roof when it suddenly collapsed. One worker was taken to the hospital with some broken bones.

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    Man Charged with Rape of Teen in Monroe County

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — A man in Monroe County has been locked up on rape charges. Police said William Winecker, 24, raped a 17-year-old girl at his home in Tunkhannock Township last week. Winecker is charged with rape, indecent assault, and other related charges. He is locked up in Monroe County with bail set at $25,000.

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    Iced Coffee Day at Dunkin Donuts to Support Go Joe 19

      Wednesday July 13th is iced coffee day at area Dunkin Donuts stores, all to support “Go Joe 19” and St. Joseph’s Center. Donate $1 or more at participating Dunkin Donuts locations in northeast and central PA, and you will get a free medium iced coffee. .@PoconoDan16 and I got our iced coffees today at Dunkin Donuts to support Go Joe and Saint Joe's! #GoJoe19 @WNEP — Carmella Mataloni (@Carmella_News) July 13, 2016 All donations go to St. Joseph’s […]

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    Shenandoah Fire Ruled Arson, Man Charged

    SHENANDOAH — A fire last week in Shenandoah has been ruled arson and a man is now facing charges. Investigators said the fire on July 7 on South Market Street started on the sidewalk outside a garage door. Police questioned John Curley, 53, and he admitted to starting the fire. He was charged Wednesday on charges including arson. He will be arraigned by video on Friday. Curley is currently locked up in Carbon County, accused of setting fire to his […]

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    Prison Term for Purse Snatching from 81-Year-Old Woman

    STROUDSBURG — One of two people accused of stealing an elderly woman’s purse was sentenced on Tuesday in Monroe County. Erin Vanmatre will spend two to seven years in prison. In April, she pleaded guilty to robbing 81-year-old Alice Makla. Police say Vanmatre and William Hayhurst first scammed the victim out of gas money in Mount Pocono last year, and then followed her to Mountainhome where Hayhurst grabbed her purse. Makla fought back and chased the pair down the road.

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    New Millionaire in Lycoming County?

    LYCOMING COUNTY — A lottery ticket worth more than $1 million was sold at a store in Lycoming County. The ticket for Monday’s Match 6 was sold at Cowden’s Family Market on Lycoming Creek Road near Cogan Station, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery. The winner correctly matched all six winning numbers – 21, 22, 27, 34, 36, 44 — to win a jackpot of $1.5 million. The store gets a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.


    Two Sought in Theft from Susquehanna County Store

    GREAT BEND TOWNSHIP — Police in Susquehanna County have released photos of two men suspected in a theft Sunday. It happened at Rob’s Market on Route 11 in Great Bend Township on Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Gibson at 570-465-3154.

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    Drugs, Guns Recovered During Raid

    HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton showed off a haul from a drug bust Tuesday morning. Officials found several bundles of heroin, marijuana, guns and cash during the Tuesday morning raid at a home on Arthur Street. A pistol that was recovered is believed to be stolen. Richardson Calderon, 19, was picked up during the raid. There is no word if he will be charged in connection with the raid.


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