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    Store Clerk Nicked By Knife In Holdup Attempt

    WILKES-BARRE — A convenience store clerk was scratched by a knife during an attempted armed robbery Tuesday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre. It happened around 1:30 p.m. at Paris Mart on Parrish Street. The clerk told police the man who tried to hold him up is a regular customer. He thought the guy was joking until the would-be thief pulled out a knife. The worker says the man lost his bright blue shoe as he chased him down the street. Police picked […]

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    State Seeking Fines For Pollution At Gas Site

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday that it is seeking a $4.5 million penalty against a company it claims caused pollution at a natural gas drilling site. DEP says EQT Production Company of Washington, Pa. was involved in a major pollution incident in 2012 at the company‚Äôs Phoenix Pad S location in Duncan Township, Tioga County, north of Trout Run in Lycoming County. The state claims EQT stored fluid from hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in a facility meant […]

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    Car Wash Damage Caught By Security Camera

    LARKSVILLE — Surveillance cameras caught somebody vandalizing a car wash in Luzerne County. Authorities released a picture of the man police believe caused damage Sunday at the Stop & Go car wash on Route 11 in Larksville. The owner told officers a man driving a red Jeep Cherokee punched a vending machine, then backed his vehicle into the car wash, causing damage to machines inside.

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    Cops: Threats Used To Avoid Fines

    POTTSVILLE — A man accused of phoning in threats to the Schuylkill County Courthouse allegedly did it to avoid paying fines. Investigators say Todd Dohner of Pine Grove identified himself as a terrorist and threatened to open fire at a school if the courthouse did not shut down by noon on Friday. Police say he threatened violence at schools so officials would take his threats more seriously and he wouldn’t have to pay his fines. He’s locked up in Schuylkill […]

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    Judge Denies Selenski Pre-trial Requests

    WILKES-BARRE — Accused double-murderer Hugo Selenski was back in court Friday in Luzerne County. A judge refused Selenski’s request to have the Luzerne County district attorney’s office removed from the case. The judge also refused Selenski’s request to delay his trial, which is scheduled to begin on November 12. Prosecutors accuse Selenski of killing a pharmacist and the man’s girlfriend in 2002. Selenski is already serving a more than 30-year prison sentence for a violent jewelry store robbery in Monroe […]

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    LIVEBLOG: State Police News Conference – Search For Eric Frein

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — A state police news conference on the search for Eric Frein is set for 3 p.m. today. Watch the news conference live here.

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    DEP Secretary Resigns

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Chris Abruzzo has resigned. The governor’s office says Abruzzo’s resignation was accepted today and takes effect immediately. They did not say why he stepped down. But Abruzzo is among current and former state workers that the state attorney general’s office says received sexually explicit pictures and videos on work email.

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    Man Wanted On Child Rape Charges

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — A warrant is out for the arrest of a man wanted on child sex charges in Lackawanna County. Child rape charges were filed Wednesday against Richard Hall, age 22. Hall is accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in January.

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    Wilkes-Barre Man Hit With Animal Abuse Charges

    WILKES-BARRE — Animal cruelty charges have been filed against a man in Luzerne County. Court papers indicate Deron Issac owned four dogs found in June inside an apartment on Bowman Street in Wilkes-Barre. Two dogs were malnourished and two were found dead. The charges against Issac are mostly summary charges.

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    Community Service For Beating, Restraining Burglar

    SCRANTON — A couple who police say tied up and beat a burglar in Lackawanna County were sentenced to community service. Ian Castrogiovanni and his wife Heather Wagner were ordered on Wednesday to provide 50 hours of service. In January, police say the couple tied up and held captive Thomas Sedorovitz, who was accused of breaking into the house in Clarks Summit. He managed to escape, and the couple chased and beat him. Authorities in Lackawanna County say Sedorovitz pleaded […]

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    UPDATE: Bank Robber Caught on Camera

    UPDATE: According to police, the suspect’s get-away vehicle was located by Butler Township police around 1a.m. on Wednesday. Officials said a police officer on patrol found the vehicle abandoned on Prospect Road, about a quarter of a mile from East Butler Drive. Police said the vehicle was stolen from the Scranton area Tuesday afternoon. Anyone who saw activity around the PPL pole line anytime during the afternoon hours is asked to contact the police at (570) 788-4111 or 911. BUTLER […]

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    New Police Pooch To Sniff Out Arsons

    SCRANTON — There’s a new four-legged member of the Scranton Police Department. Ember, a black Labrador retriever, is trained to help in arson investigations. Her handler, Officer Martin Monahan, says the Scranton Fire Department fights about 95 fires every year and about 30 percent of those are arsons. “A lot of times fire investigators have to blindly take samples from areas of origin, while Ember can actually seek out the area where we can dig to get positive readings,” Officer […]

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