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    Bank Robber Hits Honesdale National Branch in Lackawaxen

    LACKAWAXEN — Police are looking for the man who robbed a bank in Pike County Wednesday morning. The robber struck at the Honesdale National Bank branch on Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen around 10:30 a.m. State police said the robber wearing a mask appeared to have a gun and got away with cash. Investigators released pictures of the suspected getaway vehicle.

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    Bradford County Inmate Hit with Child Sex Charges

    SCRANTON — Police filed child sex abuse charges Wednesday against an inmate at the Bradford County Prison. Darrick Holton, formerly of Scranton, faces 13 felony sex abuse charges including rape of a child. A 9-year-old girl accuses Holton of raping her starting when she was in kindergarten. Holton is in prison in Bradford County on an unrelated matter. He will be brought back to Lackawanna County to face these charges. According to court papers, the alleged victim told her mother […]

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    Man Nabbed in Lycoming County After Rash of Robberies

    MUNCY — A man from Lycoming County is under arrest after string of weekend robberies. Police say Gerald Thompson, 44, of Muncy robbed the Smokers Express in Muncy on Friday evening. He used a knife and demanded money from the cashier. On Saturday evening, police say Thompson demanded money and threatened a woman sitting in a car at a parking lot of Pier 87 in Plunketts Creek. Early on Sunday, police believe Thompson broke into the Loyalsock Hotel and attempted […]

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    Fire at Plant in Ransom Township Drives Out Workers

    RANSOM TOWNSHIP — A fire in a ventilation system cleared out a plant in Lackawanna County Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 12:30 p.m. at Cascade Tissue on Main Street in Ransom Township. Workers said smoke from the fire in a ventilation system forced them out. There is no word on a cause of the fire.

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    Three Hurt in Carbondale Crash

    CARBONDALE — Three people were hurt when two vehicles crashed in Lackawanna County Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 1 p.m. on Fallbrook Street in Carbondale. Police say the driver of a minivan rear-ended a car in an area where Fallbrook Street is being paved. Three people involved in the crash were taken from the scene by ambulance.

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    Photo Released of Dollar General Robbery

    PITTSTON — Police in Luzerne County are investigating a robbery at a store in Pittston. It happened after 9 a.m. Friday at the Dollar General on North Main Street. Investigators said a man with a handgun demanded cash and got away with several hundred dollars. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pittston police at 570-654-2425.

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    Former Owner of Wyoming Homes Sentenced to 9 Months

    WILKES-BARRE — The former owner of a modular home company in Luzerne County was sentenced to serve at least nine months in jail after admitting he ripped off customers. David Valenti once owned Wyoming Homes near Wilkes-Barre. He admitted ripping off customers in nearly two dozen cases by either not delivering modular homes or giving them homes worth less than what they paid. Valenti was also ordered to pay $243,000 in restitution.

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    DNA Evidence Leads to Bank Robbery Arrest

    DUNMORE — An arrest has been made in a bank robbery that happened two months ago in Susquehanna County. Ivan Karosus, 30, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home in Jermyn and taken to the state police barracks in Dunmore. Troopers say Karosus held up the First National Bank on Route 106 near Clifford in March, and then tossed his clothes on the side of the road. A month later, he was involved in a crash. Investigators say they compared […]

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    Schools Cleared by Threats

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Bomb threats forced students and teachers out of two schools on Wednesday in Luzerne County. Police tell us Dallas Middle School was evacuated after a threat was discovered in a bathroom. Students were sent to nearby athletic fields until the school was deemed safe. They returned to class after a few hours. And around 12:30 p.m., students at West Side Career and Technology Center in Pringle were sent to Wyoming Valley Middle School in Kingston because of […]

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    Bridge Repairs on I-81 in Luzerne County

    LUZERNE COUNTY — More emergency bridgework is going on along Interstate 81 in Luzerne County. I-81 north is down to one lane between the Mountain Top and Wilkes-Barre exits for emergency bridge repairs. The bridge crews are working on has several big gaps and holes in it. UPDATE: The lane restriction in Luzerne County is expected to be in place until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to PennDOT.

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    United Way Day of Caring

    WILKES-BARRE — Close to 1,000 employees in Luzerne County spent much of their work day out of the office. They volunteered their time for the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s Day of Caring. We found some of those volunteers from Sordoni Construction building a ramp outside the Children’s Advocacy Center in Wilkes-Barre. Before the out-of-the-office adventure, hundreds fueled up at the 24th annual “Day of Caring” kickoff breakfast. It took place Wednesday morning at the Best Western Genetti Hotel and […]


    Photos of Suspected Walmart Robber

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — Police are looking for a man who held up a Walmart in Snyder County. Troopers tell us the man walked into the Walmart near Selinsgrove around 9 p.m. Tuesday and handed a cashier a note demanding money. Officials haven’t said how much he got away with. Authorities release security camera images of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Selinsgrove at 570-374-8145.


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