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    Meeting to Mull Medical Marijuana

    POTTSVILLE — A public forum was held Thursday night in Schuylkill County to discuss the issue of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Supporters of medical marijuana invited two state lawmakers to the Humane Fire Company in Pottsville to hear their pitch. Republican state senator Dave Argall tells Newswatch 16 he’s already on board. “I think this is an idea whose time has come. We’re not talking about allowing it for anyone for recreational use. We’re only talking about opening the door […]

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    UPDATE: Second Man Arrested in Kidnapping, Beating

    UPDATE FRIDAY: Scranton police said Lynn was taken into custody on Thursday night. THORNHURST TOWNSHIP — Police released a photo of a man wanted for a kidnapping in Lackawanna County. State police say Christopher Lynn, 21, of Scranton is one of two men who offered a man a ride in February, then ended up beating and robbing him in the Thornhurst area. Another suspect, Robert Helbing of Scranton, was arrested earlier this month.

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    Warrant Out for Convicted Drug Dealer

    STROUDSBURG — A drug dealer nicknamed the “Script King” because he ran a prescription drug ring in Monroe County never showed up for his sentencing on Thursday. A warrant is out for the arrest of John Romagnolo. Romagnolo flooded pharmacies in the Stroudsburg area with hundreds of fake prescriptions for painkillers and then had dealers sell the drugs. He is currently facing six to 35 years behind bars.

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    Security Camera Catches Suspected Burglar

    NORTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Police in part of Lackawanna County are looking for a burglar who hit a home during the day and was caught on camera. Surveillance video shows a man walking around the home on Craig Road in North Abington Township Monday morning. Police say he then backs the getaway car into the driveway before heading into the house near Waverly and taking cash and jewelry. Investigators said the car is a gray 2006-2008 Mazda 3, with black […]

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    Guilty of Murder, Sentenced to Life

    POTTSVILLE — A guilty verdict was handed down Thursday afternoon in a murder trial in Schuylkill County. A jury found Luis Ramos Nunez Calderon, 42, guilty of first degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of his former girlfriend. Investigators say he killed Wendy Contreras Hernandez last year at a home on West Centre Street in Shenandoah. Calderon was immediately sentenced to life in prison.

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    Three Face Assault Charges For Trying To Grab Child

    BERWICK — Three people face assault charges for allegedly forcing their way into a home and taking a child in Columbia County. Authorities say Kimberly Boston, 52, of Nescopeck and a man and woman from Colorado broke into a home on Maple Road in Berwick on Tuesday. Officers say the trio attacked the people inside and took off with a 5-year-old child. Police in Berwick say the three were later found in Luzerne County and arrested.

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    Man Sentenced in Lycoming County for Sex Assaults on Children

    WILLIAMSPORT — A man from Union County will spend eight to 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting children. John Beiler, 48, of Allenwood was sentenced Tuesday. He was arrested in 2014 for allegedly molesting eight children over a 15-year period.

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    One Dead After Fiery Wreck in Schuylkill County

    TREMONT TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after a crash Wednesday in Schuylkill County. It happened around noon on Route 125 in Tremont Township. State police said Charles Smith, 69, of Pottsville¬†crashed into some trees and an embankment. His van caught fire and he was killed. Troopers believe speed played a role in the crash.

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    Former Minister Admits Sex Abuse Charges

    HONESDALE — A former minister has pleaded guilty to child sex abuse charges. Authorities say Norman Faux of Lake Ariel molested a boy over a 10-year period. Faux was a United Methodist Pastor in Lake Ariel and is believed to have started a non-denominational religious group several years ago in Wayne County. Former pastor pleads guilty to child sex charges in Wayne County. AUG 2014 STORY: http://t.co/uXEUyadDw1 via @WNEP pic.twitter.com/GPjhy6MRkJ — Jim Hamill (@JimHamill) April 29, 2015

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    Too Much Damage to Find Cause of Barn Fire

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — A state police fire marshal says there is too much damage to determine the cause of a massive barn fire in Snyder County. The fire marshal believes it sparked in the near the skid loaders in the barn. The fire started on Saturday at the place off Penns Drive near Selinsgrove. Between 2,000 and 3,000 turkeys died in the fire. The fire marshal does not believe the fire is suspicious.

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    Lottery Jackpot in Susquehanna County

    CLIFFORD — Someone bought a winning Cash Five ticket at a tobacco store in Susquehanna County. The Pennsylvania Lottery says one of two winning tickets for Saturday’s drawing was sold at Dave’s Smoke Shop on Route 106 in Clifford. The other ticket was sold in Allegheny County. The winners will split the $450,000 jackpot.

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    Bridge Work Getting Underway in Moosic

    MOOSIC — A bridge in Lackawanna County is scheduled to close Wednesday and stay that way until the fall. PennDOT says crews are getting ready to start work on a project to replace the bridge connecting Main Street and Lonesome Road in Moosic. Construction was originally supposed to start last summer but was delayed because the Main Street Bridge in Moosic is also closed and being replaced. That work is scheduled to wrap up early this summer.

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