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    UPDATE: Man Dies in Crash in Lycoming County

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A crash Saturday afternoon near Williamsport left one man dead. State police said Thomas Best, 44, of Montoursville died in the crash on East Third Street just outside the city. Troopers said the man was headed east on East Third Street around 4:30 p.m. when his pickup truck hit a dike and then hit a bridge over Millers Run Creek in Loyalsock Township. East Third Street in that area was closed for nearly five hours.  


    UPDATE: Arson at Former Resort in Monroe County

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A fire that forced a stretch of Route 447 in Monroe County to close Saturday afternoon is believed to be a case of arson. Police and fire officials say the fire in a lounge building at the former Penn Hills Resort in Analomink started around 5 p.m. Stroud Area Regional Police say they were already responding to reports of someone vandalizing the property with spray paint when they started getting calls about smoke and flames. The fire […]


    UPDATE: Suspect in Machete Attack Arrested in Monroe County

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — A man wanted for a machete attack on his wife and son was arrested Saturday in Monroe County. Police say they arrested Paul Brown around 11 a.m. in the area of the state game lands off Devil’s Hole Road in Cresco. They took him into custody on charges including Attempted Homicide and Aggravated Assault. Police say they were called to the area after two fishermen from Bucks County noticed a suspicious man wandering in the area. According […]

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    One Dead, One in Custody After Hit and Run

    HAZLETON — A hit and run in Hazleton late Saturday night left one man dead. Police say they later tracked down the vehicle and took the driver into custody. The hit and run happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Broad and Pine streets in Hazleton. Police say a black SUV hit a pedestrian and took off. A 21-year-old man was taken to a hospital in the city, where he died from his injuries. According to a news release, police […]

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    Leckey Time Does MANH(A)TTAN

    Ryan Leckey recently traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico to visit the set of the new WGN America series, MANH(A)TTAN. In this edition of Leckey Time, Ryan has some fun with the cast and crew of this series that’s about the making of the atomic bomb. MANH(A)TTAN premieres Sunday, July 27.

  • Deadly Crash in Wayne County

    BERLIN TOWNSHIP — A crash in Wayne County Friday night left a man from Beach Lake dead. State police say Charles Gabriel, 62, died at the hospital following the crash on Route 652 in Berlin Township near Honesdale. According to troopers, it was about 11:45 p.m. Friday when Gabriel lost control on a curve and crossed into oncoming traffic. His pickup hit a car driven by Andrew Steffens of Honesdale. Four children were also in the car. Troopers say Gabriel […]

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    Beltzville Reopens to Swimmers

    CARBON COUNTY — The beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County reopened for swimming on the Fourth of July. Officials said tests showed that bacteria levels in the water had returned to safe levels. The beach closed Wednesday, one of the hottest days of the summer so far.

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    Water Boil Advisory Lifted

    UPDATE: MONDAY — Pennsylvania American Water customers in Dunmore and Scranton no longer have to boil their water before use. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has authorized lifting of the precautionary advisory after tests on Sunday and Monday. LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Parts of Scranton and Dunmore are under a boil water advisory. Pennsylvania American Water issued the advisory late Saturday night for the East Mountain and Mt. Margaret sections. The advisory covers about 350 homes and businesses. People affected […]

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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 […]


    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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