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    UPDATE: Trucker Had Doctored Paperwork

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — A truck driver shot by police in Columbia County had doctored paperwork so he could drive a load of fruit cross-country without taking required breaks, according to state police. Earlier on Wednesday, the Columbia County district attorney said troopers were looking into the possibility that the fruit, worth $80,000, was stolen. State police later said that the fruit was not stolen but the manifest had been doctored. Troopers said the load of peaches and cherries originated in […]

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    UPDATE: Two Arrested for Gas Station Robbery

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP — State police arrested two people in connection with a robbery Friday night at a gas station in Luzerne County. Troopers arrested Dennis Cosgrove, 29, of White Haven on charges including robbery, theft and simple assault. Also arrested was Daniel Kluck, 22, of Freeland. He’s also charged with robbery, theft and simple assault. State police say the Cosgrove and Kluck are responsible for robbing the Sunoco gas station and convenience store on Blue Ridge Trail in Dorrance around […]

  • Troopers: EMT Assaulted by Off-Duty Resort Worker

    LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP — An off-duty employee of a resort in Pike County allegedly got drunk and assaulted an EMT, breaking the woman’s hand. State police say the incident at Woodloch Resort near Hawley happened April 28. According to troopers, Robert Filarsky, 32, the resort’s social supervisor, was off-duty at a golf tournament and had been drinking alcohol all day. Around 9 p.m. that night, Filarsky hit his head. State police say that when a crew from Lackawaxen Ambulance was taking […]

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    UPDATE: Police ID Suspect in Shooting of Cabbie

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport say they plan to charge a suspect in the shooting of a cab driver. A news release from police said the suspect is expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon. Eugene Phillips was shot on the morning of Thursday, May 15, as he sat in his cab in the area of Elmira Street and Glenwood Avenue in Williamsport. Phillips was taken to the hospital and is still listed in critical condition. Williamsport police have, so far, […]

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    UPDATE: Pair Arrested in Connection with Shooting

    WILKES-BARRE — A couple wanted in connection with a shooting in Wilkes-Barre has been picked up in New Jersey. Authorities confirmed Thursday morning that Tony and Treasa Ransome are in custody. Wilkes-Barre police issued warrants for their arrest after a shooting on Hutson Street in the city on May 15. Police say that Tony Ransome shot Josue Vargas several times after Vargas argued with Ransome’s wife, Treasa. Tony Ransome is a convicted felon who is not allowed to have guns. […]

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    Armed Forces Day Luncheon in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A luncheon in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday celebrated Armed Forces Day. The Daughters of the American Revolution and the 109th Field Artillery hosted the luncheon at Genetti Hotel and Conference Center on East Market Street. With help from some reenactors, the program highlighted the honors and accomplishments of the unit’s 239-year history. Newswatch 16’s Tom Williams and Mike Stevens spoke at the event in Wilkes-Barre.

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    Breaking for Warriors

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — People were kicking and punching in Luzerne County on Saturday to help area veterans. The Back Mountain Martial Arts Studio near Dallas hosted an event called “Breaking for Warriors” to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Martial artists from around the area showed off their skills by breaking boards and cinder blocks. The Wounded Warrior Project helps service members injured while fighting for our country.

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    Search Closes Part of Route 54

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Part of Route 54 in Northumberland County was shut down early Saturday evening due to a search. Crews said the road was closed in both directions in the Mount Carmel area from Strong to Locust Gap. The search took place in an area known locally as “the crater.” Officials on the scene confirmed that a jogger reported seeing a naked woman in distress. As of 7:30 p.m., nothing had been found. Crews said they planned to […]

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    Airport Stages Emergency Drill

    LUZERNE COUNTY — An emergency drill at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport simulated a catastrophe. The drill took place Saturday morning and involved emergency responders from several communities. Federal authorities require the airport to hold this type of exercise every three years. Some people played roles of injured passengers, and a plane was even set on fire. “This gives us, with observers, an opportunity to exercise that plan, see where some of the strengths, weaknesses are,” said airport director Barry Centini. […]

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    Fire Damages Vacant House

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Fire damaged a vacant house in Schuylkill County Saturday morning. The fire broke out just before 4 a.m. at a house on Broad Street in Butler Township, near Ashland. Crews spent more than two hours fighting the fire. Investigators say an electrical problem sparked the fire in Schuylkill County.

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    Troopers: Boy Shot and Killed by Uncle

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — An 10-year-old boy died after being shot in the head by his uncle, according to state police in Pike County. Chad Olm, 34, was arrested and locked up on a charge of homicide. According to state police, the shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in Wild Acres development near Dingmans Ferry. Hunter Pedersen was at a family gathering that included Olm, who was his uncle, as well as Olm’s own son. Prosecutors say Olm […]

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    UPDATE: Gunshot Victim Dies

    FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP — A man shot by a teenager during an apparent domestic dispute in Luzerne County has died. The coroner confirms that David Wheeler, 32, died several days after being shot in the abdomen. The Luzerne County coroner says autopsy shows that David Wheeler died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the death has been ruled a homicide. The shooting happened Monday night at a home on Mossville Road in Fairmount Township. State police say a 16-year-old […]

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