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    Armed Robbery Caught on Camera

    WILLIAMSPORT — Williamsport police released a surveillance photo of an armed robbery. It happened around 9 a.m. Sunday at Puff’s along Washington Boulevard. The picture shows a worker giving the robber money while he holds what appears to be a knife. Williamsport police believe the guy got away in a dark green car, possibly a Ford Taurus.


    ‘Apparent Love Triangle’ Leads to Attempted Homicide Charge

    MIDDLEBURG — State police in Snyder County tell us an “apparent love triangle” led to a man facing attempted homicide charges. According to troopers, Tyler Hockenberry, 23, of Middleburg, left his 4-year-old child alone Sunday while he used a knife to threaten a man he believed was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend. Hockenberry is also accused of lighting a garbage can on fire, damaging the victim’s home. Hockenberry is locked up in Snyder County.

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    Cash 5 Winner Sold at Store in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A winning Cash 5 lottery ticket was sold at a store in Wilkes-Barre. The ticket worth $450,000 in the January 2 drawing was sold at Pantry Quik on Carey Avenue. The ticket correctly matched all five balls — 07-13-21-31-33 — to win the jackpot. The store will receive a $500 bonus for selling this winning ticket. The winner has not yet claimed the prize.

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    Dog Injured by Gunshot in Wyoming County

    NOXEN — Police in part of Wyoming County are looking for the person who shot a dog. It happened along Main Street in Noxen early Wednesday morning. A black lab escaped from a fenced yard. Someone shot and wounded the dog.

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    Hazleton Gunfire Investigation

    HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton are looking for the person who fired off at least nine gunshots early Thursday morning. Officers found nine shell casings from a .22-caliber gun at South Cedar and Walnut Streets after 2:30 a.m. No one was hurt.

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    Crews Repairing Broken Water Main in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — Some homes and businesses in a section of Pottsville are dealing with a water main break. The break happened sometime Monday on East Railroad Street and it affects some customers on the Broad Mountain System, according to the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority. People on Mammies and Louisa Avenue should boil their water if they lost water service. Crews said water service should be restored by Wednesday morning.

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    Man, Teen Girl Charged in Online Child Sex Case

    TUNKHANNOCK — A man from Tunkhannock and a 15-year-old girl are both charged in a child sex case. State police accuse both of being involved in an online sexual conversation in which the girl sent naked photos of herself. Jessie Zacharias, 26, of Tunkhannock, is charged with sexual abuse of children, obscene and other sexual materials and performances, unlawful contact with minor, and corruption of minors. The girl was cited for sending sexually explicit images of herself.

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    Wrong-Way Driver Leads to Interstate Crash

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — An apparent wrong-way driver led to a crash in Luzerne County Tuesday. Hazle Township Fire Rescue shared photos on their Facebook page. State police say a wrong-way driver crashed head on into another vehicle around 3 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 81 north near Hazleton. Troopers report the person who caused the crash was driving south in the northbound lanes. Officials say there were minor injuries.

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    Father Sent to Prison for Death of Infant Son

    WILKES-BARRE — A father convicted in connection with the death of his son was sentenced Friday in Luzerne County. Corey Eckrote of Nanticoke was sentenced to two to six year in prison. Eckrote was found guilty last month of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in connection with the death of his infant son Jaxon. Prosecutors said Eckrote’s 2-month-old son Jaxon Eckrote died when he suffocated in the cushions of a recliner where the baby’s mother, Tracey Gonda, held Jaxon and […]


    Highway Traffic Slowed by Bread Truck Fire

    MOUNT COBB — Part of Interstate 84 west was down to one lane in Lackawanna County after a truck fire. The bread truck caught fire just before 11 a.m. Friday in the westbound lanes of I-84 near Mount Cobb. No one was hurt and no bread was burned.

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    Prison Term for Deadly DUI Crash

    STROUDSBURG — A Monroe County man faces up to four years in prison for a deadly DUI crash. Ronald Possinger, of East Stroudsburg, pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and DUI charges for a wreck in 2014. Investigators say Possinger was drunk behind the wheel when he slammed his car into a building on Route 209 in East Stroudsburg in July of 2014. Darrell Tyree, 35 and a father of two from East Stroudsburg, was thrown from the car and […]

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    Woman Admits to Bank Robbery

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a bank in Lackawanna County. Lisa Jury of Clarks Green was arrested in May for holding up P & G Federal Credit Union in Eynon. She was also charged with robbing Peoples Bank in Clarks Summit in 2014. She pleaded guilty to one county of bank robbery and one count of assault.


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