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  • AG: Pharmacy Assistant Stole Thousands of Painkillers

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — A pharmacy assistant in Schuylkill County stole thousands of powerful painkillers from the place where she worked, according to the attorney general’s office. Jamie Karmonick, 41, of Mahanoy City, stole nearly 30,000 prescription pills, including more than 27,000 Oxycodone pills, the attorney general said. The pills had an estimated street value of $565,000. The investigation began in March when a pharmacist at Alliance Medication Services in Rush Township noticed a discrepancy in the number of Oxycodone tablets […]

  • SUV Ends Up in River

    NESCOPECK TOWNSHIP — An SUV ended up in the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County Thursday afternoon. Firefighters tell us the driver was speeding along River Road in Nescopeck Township around 12:30 p.m. when the vehicle left the road, hit some trees, and landed in the river The driver got out and called a friend to pick him up “When I got here, there was an officer down at the car looking in. I went in to see if anybody else […]

  • Two Charged in Mobile Meth Lab Bust

    MIFFLINBURG — A traffic stop led to a meth bust Wednesday night in Union County. Mifflinburg police tell us they pulled over a pickup truck along Chestnut Street and found a large tool bag in the back seat of a pickup truck containing ingredients used to make meth, along with the drug cooking on the floor Shania Haines, 18, and Austin Liddington, 22, both of Mifflinburg, were arrested. They face numerous drug charges and were locked up in the Union […]

  • UPDATE: Hazleton Robbery Suspect Nabbed by Police

    HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton arrested a robbery suspect seen on security camera video. Officers say Louis Arcelay, 45, of Hazleton, had a gun and a knife when he robbed the cashier at the Convenient Market on Juniper Street in the city around 4 p.m. Wednesday. No one was hurt. Arcelay will be charged with robbery, aggravated assault, theft, simple assault, criminal mischief and has confessed to three other crimes in the city, which he will be charged with as […]

  • Building Damaged in Scranton Wreck

    SCRANTON — Two vehicles crashed and damaged a house Thursday morning in Scranton. It happened just after 6 a.m. in the 400 block of Prospect Avenue. Police say the vehicles collided at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and River Street, and then one vehicle struck a home. Engineers are checking to see if that place is still livable. There is no word if anyone in the vehicles or the home was injured in the crash.

  • Body Found in Wilkes-Barre, Victim Stabbed Multiple Times

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are investigating a death after a body was found in a vacant building. The body was found Tuesday in a building in the 400 block of South Franklin Street. Authorities say the death is being investigated as a homicide. ┬áThe Luzerne County district attorney says the victim was stabbed multiple times. The┬áname of the victim has not been released. Anyone with information relating to the case is asked to call Wilkes-Barre police.

  • UPDATE: Crash Slows Traffic on I-81 near Scranton

    SCRANTON — A wreck on Interstate 81 backed up traffic in the Scranton area for about an hour. It happened before 5 p.m. Wednesday on I-81 northbound near the Davis Street/Montage Mountain Road exit (182). There is no word on injuries. Traffic was moving again by about 5:45 p.m.

  • Tornado Confirmed in Bradford County

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Officials with the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Bradford County Monday. A strong storm blew through the village of East Smithfield in Smithfield Township around noon on Monday, taking down trees, damaging homes, and knocking out power in the area. Trees down and power out in East Smithfield, Bradford Co. #pawx @wnep pic.twitter.com/6xpDSqwaCk — Sarah Buynovsky WNEP (@SarahBuynovsky) June 19, 2017 Smithfield Twp, Bradford Co. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/8kKJAu5EFV — Sarah Buynovsky WNEP (@SarahBuynovsky) June […]

  • K9 Officer Mourned in the Poconos

    POCONO SUMMIT — Police in the Poconos are mourning the loss of one of their K-9 officers. Pocono Mountain Regional Police announced the death of K-9 Niko. Niko died Wednesday after a search for narcotics. Officers said the dog had a terminal medical condition unrelated to the drug search. Niko was a German shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix. Niko was born in Slovakia and trained here since he was a pup. The K-9 started with Pocono Mountain Regional in 2010 and was […]

  • Card Skimming Suspected at Another Schuylkill County Gas Station

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — Police in Schuylkill County are investigating another report of possible card skimming. West Mahanoy Township police are currently investigating a report of a skimming device being found at a local gas station. Anyone who paid at the pump for gasoline at the Exxon on Altamont Blvd. between June 18 and June 19 is asked to check their credit or debit card statements for any fraudulent purchases. If any fraudulent purchases are discovered, contact West Mahanoy Township […]

  • Scranton Father Charged with Abuse

      SCRANTON — A Scranton man is behind bars, charged with endangering the welfare of children and other counts. Police say Charles Scott’s three children showed signs of physical abuse when they were brought to Children’s Advocacy Center earlier this month. The children told officials Scott, 32, of Scranton, punched them and hit them with a belt. The children also say Scott abused their mother and grandmother. Police say Scott admitted abusing the children for the past three years.

  • Four Hurt in Head-on Crash in Harding

    EXETER TOWNSHIP -- Four people were taken to the hospital after two vehicles collided head-on in Luzerne County.