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  • LYC ROBBERY 12-29-14

    String of Robberies Leads to Arrest

    LYCOMING COUNTY — A recent string of holdups in Lycoming and Union counties has led to an arrest. On Friday, troopers said they had arrested Richard Bennett, 47, of New Columbia on charges connected to two robberies in Lycoming County. They said police in other jurisdictions plan to charge Bennett with three other robberies. All five robberies happened during the last two weeks of December. Bennett was arraigned Friday on charges related to a robbery on December 23 at the […]

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    Mother Charged in Baby’s Death

    LEHIGHTON — The death of an infant in Carbon County has now led to charges against the baby’s mother. On Tuesday, state police charged Tory Schlier, 20, of Lehighton with involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of children. She is locked up in Carbon County. The investigation began on October 17 when six-week-old Brayden Cummings was found dead at a home on North 7th Street in Lehighton. An autopsy showed that someone had rolled onto him while he slept, and […]

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    Teacher Charged with DUI, Resisting Arrest

    MAHANOY CITY — A teacher faces DUI and other charges after police say she crashed into a light pole and resisted arrest on Christmas Eve. Mahanoy City police filed charges Friday against Bridget Pollack, 35. The charges include driving under the influence, driving without a valid license, resisting arrest, and having an open container in the vehicle. According to the Mahanoy Area School District website, Pollack is a Social Studies teacher at the high school. According to court papers, police […]

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    Fire Victims Get Support from Community

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — A community is coming together to help their neighbors who lost everything in a fire in Dickson City. Halo Salon in Scranton and Gibbons Ford in Dickson City are collecting donations for the Shelesky family who lost their home to fire. The place on Carmalt Street  burned Wednesday afternoon. A father, grandmother, teenage boy and teenage girl lived in the home. The businesses are collecting clothes, personal items and non-perishable food, as well as cash donations. Daryl […]

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    Arrest Made for Shooting in Lock Haven

    LOCK HAVEN — Police charged a man with attempted homicide for a shooting last week in Clinton County. On Thursday, police filed charges against Charles Shaffer Jr. of Lock Haven. He was arraigned and locked up on $250,000 bail. According to court papers, Shaffer shot Casey Farley in the abdomen last Friday night a home on West Main Street in Lock Haven. Police say the men had been arguing. Farley was taken to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville.  

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    Montage Mountain Celebrates 30 Years of Skiing

    SCRANTON — Not a lot of natural snow around here, but there is snow on the slopes. Skiers and snowboarders were back on Montage Mountain in Scranton Thursday morning as the ski resort opened for the season. In honor of the resort’s 30th anniversary, daily lift tickets will be on sale Friday for $19.84. The resort will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

  • LUZ CRASH

    Driver Making U-turn Hits Two Houses

    DUPONT — A driver trying to make a U-turn on a dead-end street hit and damaged two houses Friday night in Luzerne County. A tow truck driver was called to Harding Street in Dupont around 7 p.m. to haul away the car. The tow truck driver and a woman who lives in one of the houses identify the driver of the car as a neighbor. They say the man was trying to make a U-turn at the end of Harding […]

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    Man Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle in Dunmore

    DUNMORE — A man from Dunmore died Friday evening after being hit as he crossed the street. Police identified the victim as Eugene Dunio, 71, of Dunmore. They said he was hit by a vehicle around 5 p.m. as he crossed East Drinker Street near his home. Dunio was taken to Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton, where he died. Police say it appears he died from injuries suffered in the crash. Dunmore police say the driver of the vehicle that […]

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    Argument Over Thanksgiving Dinner Leads to Stabbing

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman told Wilkes-Barre police that she stabbed a man on Thanksgiving after he started eating dinner without her. Jack-Lyn Blake was taken to jail in Luzerne County on charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say they were called to a home on Madison Street in Wilkes-Barre around 6:30 Thursday evening. They found a man with a stab wound to the chest, and they say Blake came out of the house saying, “I stabbed him.” […]

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    Eric Frein Captured, 48-day Manhunt Comes to an End

    MONROE COUNTY — State police confirm that Eric Frein is in custody. Frein was found in an airplane hangar at the former Birchwood Resort near Tannersville. Stay tuned to Newswatch 16 and wnep.com for the latest. Some people gathered at the state police barracks in Pike County as Frein was brought back to show their support for state police.

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    Deadly Crash in Pike County

    LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP — A crash Saturday morning in Pike County left one man dead. State police report that William Defebo, 51, of Lackawaxen died in the wreck on Route 590 in Lackawaxen Township. According to troopers, Defebo was driving a Ford F-450 dump truck around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Troopers say Defebo lost control on a curve, and the truck went down an embankment and hit a tree. State police in Pike County say Defebo was not wearing a seat belt.

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    UPDATE: PSU Threat Suspect in Custody

    UNIVERSITY PARK — A suspect in a threat involving a possible shooting at Penn State’s HUB at noon on Monday on the University Park campus is in police custody, Penn State announced in a news release Sunday night. According to the news release, the suspect will be charged with one count of terroristic threats. The news release identified the suspect as a 20-year-old student who lives off-campus. He was placed under arrest by University Police and has admitted to posting […]

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