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    Guilty Plea In Connection With Deadly Shooting

    SCRANTON — A guilty plea was entered Friday in connection with the shooting death of a Lackawanna College student. Marlon Clotter pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. Police say he supplied the gun that was used to kill Rahsan Crowder on Vine Street in Scranton in May of 2013. Clotter could face seven to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced in Lackawanna County.

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    New Class of State Troopers Ready For Duty

    HERSHEY — There will soon be more state troopers on the job in PA. On Friday, 88 men and women graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. Governor Corbett took part in the ceremony in Dauphin County. This was the 138th class to graduate from the Academy in Hershey since its opening in 1960. The graduates have been assigned to stations within twelve troop areas across the state and will start their assignments on July 21.

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    Burglars Get Inspection Stickers, Other Loot In Heist

    SCRANTON — Money and inspection stickers were some of the items stolen in a break-in at a business in Scranton. Workers at Auto Now along Mulberry Street said someone broke in through a side window sometime Tuesday night into Wednesday. They got away with money, a computer, a scanner, 40 emission stickers and 40 inspection stickers. Workers at the business in Scranton said the stickers are about $5 each, but the street value is much higher.

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    Man Dead After Being Trapped Under Tractor

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — An elderly man from Monroe County is dead after apparently getting pinned under his tractor. Officials said a mail carrier found the man dead Thursday afternoon in his garage along Learn Lane near Stroudsburg. The coroner said it appears the 84-year-old man was attempting to load the 500-pound tractor onto a trailer when it flipped over, crushing him. The victim’s name isn’t being released until an autopsy is done. At this point, the Monroe County coroner said […]

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    Governor Signs Budget, Vetoes Line Items

    HARRISBURG —  Governor Corbett signed the state budget on Thursday but used his power to veto certain parts of the spending plan. It has been 10 days since the governor was handed a budget approved by state lawmakers. Governor Corbett claims the state legislature did not do its job to keep spending in line with revenue. He criticized lawmakers for failing to deal with pension reform and announced that he’s vetoing $65 million from the general assembly’s own budget. “I […]

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    Body Of Missing Woman Found After Search

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A woman who went missing from a personal care home in Monroe County has been found dead, according to the county coroner. Darlene Bancey, 63, disappeared from the Lakewood personal care home on Cherry Lane Road in Stroud Township sometime after 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Stroud Area Regional officers. Bancey was found dead around 5:30 a.m. Thursday in a lake on the personal care home’s property. About 15 people were involved in the search. The Monroe […]

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    Wicked Weather Whips Across Region, Power Out For Many

    Wild weather sweeping through the area has brought down trees and knocked out power to thousands. Tornado warnings were issued for Bradford, Susquehanna, Schuylkill, Northumberland, Wyoming, and Wayne Counties. A line of strong storms moving northeast triggered tornado warnings just before 6 p.m. At 7:45 p.m. the PPL Electric Utilities website indicated over 10,000 homes and businesses were without power across the region. Power Outage Maps: PPL Customers: https://www.pplelectric.com/my-account/outage-center/outage-map.aspx UGI Customers: http://www.ugi.com/portal/page/portal/UGI/Outage_Center/Outage_Map Penelec Customers: http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/pa.html  

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    Prison Sentence For Day Care Operator

    STROUDSBURG — The owner of a day care in Monroe County will spend some time behind bars after a child died there. Deborah Thompson was sentenced Wednesday morning to nine to 23 months in prison a few months after pleading guilty to child endangerment. Authorities shut down the facility in Stroud Township, near Stroudsburg in 2012 after finding violations during the investigation into the death of a 3-month-old boy. The Monroe County coroner ruled the infant’s death a case of […]

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    East Stroudsburg House Ruined By Fire

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A fire victim said smoke woke him up Wednesday morning in East Stroudsburg and he managed to escape the flames. Firefighters were called to Prospect Street in East Stroudsburg just after 4 a.m. Wednesday. The fire victim rented the home and is a student at East Stroudsburg University. He said he has no idea what could have started the fire. There is no word on the cause.

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    Fire Crews Quickly Put Out Flames

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Fire hit the vacant part of a double-block home in Luzerne County Wednesday afternoon. It started around 3 p.m. and took firefighters about 15 minutes to put out. It was part of a double-block home. The person on the other side will be allowed to stay. No one was injured. A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause.

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    Alleged Accomplice In Deadly Shooting Nabbed

    WILLIAMSPORT — A woman is locked up in Williamsport, accused of helping hide a shooter who killed a man. Police charged Erica Lambert on Monday. Officers say she drove the suspect, Rashwan Williams, out of town following the deadly shooting in June, outside the Lamp House Hookah Lounge on West Third Street. Lambert is locked up with bail set at $200,000.

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    Luzerne County Span Clear Of Construction

    WILKES-BARRE — A nearly three-year-long bridge project is finally finished in Luzerne County. All lanes of the Pierce Street Bridge opened around 10 a.m. Tuesday. That bridge had been down to one lane in each direction since August of 2011. The project replaced the deck of the span that connects Wilkes-Barre to Kingston.