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    Penn State Fraternity Suspended After Hazing Investigation

    A Penn State University fraternity has been closed for at least the next two years. Pi Kappa Phi was under investigation for violating rules about hazing and alcohol use among other things. National fraternity leaders announced the decision to close the fraternity Thursday. This is not the same Penn State fraternity being investigated because members allegedly posted pictures of unconscious, semi-nude young women online. A task force to examine Greek life at Penn State was supposed to be in place […]


    Puppy Stolen From Pet Shop in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE – Wilkes-Barre police need your help finding the woman who stole a puppy from a pet shop Thursday afternoon. It happened just after 3:30 at Tropic Pet Center in the South Main Plaza. Police said a woman wearing a brown jacket, between 30 and 40 years old with a birth mark on her right cheek, came into the shop and stole a brown female poodle puppy worth $1,000 and took off. Anyone with any information is asked to contact […]

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    Firefighters Battle Inferno in Wayne County

    DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP – Firefighters battled massive flames at a home in Wayne County on New Year’s Day. The inferno broke out at the house on Chicopee Road in Damascus Township just after 9 p.m. Crews on the scene said no one was hurt but two dogs died in the fire. Authorities said the people who lived there were not home at the time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Alleged Kidnapping Ends with Crash on Turnpike

    A man is in custody after a high-speed chase through Luzerne County. State police on the scene said the man kidnapped a woman and two young children by knife-point in Edwardsville and then got in a vehicle. The high-speed chase ended after the vehicle crashed in Carbon County right before the Mahoning Valley exit in Penn Forest Township. A state police cruiser has front end damage after police tried to stop the driver on the Turnpike. Officials say the woman […]

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    State Police Investigate Bank Robbery in the Poconos

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — State Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened in the Poconos Friday afternoon. It happened just before 5 p.m. at ESSA Bank and Trust on Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township, near Broadheadsville. Investigators said a man ordered everyone inside the bank to get on the ground at gunpoint, and then demanded cash from a teller. State Police said no one was hurt in the holdup. Anyone with information is asked to call Fern Ridge State Police […]

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    Laceyville Borough Leaders Meet To Discuss Their Troubled Police Department

    In Wyoming County, borough leaders in one community met Friday night to talk about their troubled police department. Laceyville is a borough of about 400 people. Newswatch 16 told you earlier this week about police chief, Scott Perry, who is accused of driving under the influence while on duty. He is currently the only member of the borough police department. Despite that, borough leaders met Friday night and decided not to take any action. “The police department is still functional, […]

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    Fundraiser Held to Help Family of Man Killed in Fire

    FREELAND –A fundraiser was held in Luzerne County Friday to benefit the family of a man killed in a fire. People turned out in Freeland to support the Cherasaro family. Mark Cherasaro was killed in a fire Thursday on Vine Street in the borough. Before his death, he worked as the chef at Jeddo Stars where family and friends gathered Friday night. “All the proceeds will will go to help pay for the funeral and that, so, my son was […]

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    Truck Slams Into Cafe Rinaldi, Closed Until Further Notice

    OLD FORGE — A popular restaurant in Old Forge is closed until further notice after a truck slammed into the building. Cafe Rinaldi is one of the landmark Italian restaurants along South Main Street in the borough. Police said a truck driver plowed into two parked cars outside Cafe Rinaldi and then into the building itself. The truck came through the wall around 8 p.m. Tuesday. “I looked outside and I see this truck come flying down the street, hits […]

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    Father, Son Fight Ends in Wayne County

    CHERRY RIDGE TOWNSHIP — State police now tell us what was first reported as a standoff in Wayne County Monday night was actually a fight between a father and son. According to troopers, it began after 3:30 p.m. Monday at a home in Cherry Ridge Township, near Honesdale. Brian Wayne got involved in an argument with his son Ryan. Troopers said the father was upset because he thought his son was going to sell his guns to buy marijuana. The […]

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    Person Hit By Car in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A man was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car in Scranton. Police said the crash happened just before 5:30 Monday evening. Main Avenue was closed in the area of the wreck while investigators do crash reconstruction. Authorities have not released the name or condition of the victim. The investigation into the pedestrian crash in Scranton continues.


    UPDATE: State Police Release Photos of Bank Robbery Suspect

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — State police released surveillance pictures Saturday of the man they say robbed a bank in Northumberland County Friday night. Investigators said it happened just before 5 p.m. at the Muncy Bank and Trust in Dewart, Delaware Township. State troopers said a man showed a weapon to a bank teller and demanded cash. The suspect then got away in a gold sedan with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was hurt. Anyone with information is asked to […]


    Multiple Homes on Fire in Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE – A fast-moving fire has spread to several homes in Nanticoke. The fire started just before 10 p.m. on South Hanover Street. According to the Luzerne County 911 supervisor, the fire has spread to two homes and may have spread to a third building. Massive flames can be seen shooting through the roof. Firefighters continue to try and get the flames under control.      


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