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  • Plans For Inmates Displaced by Northumberland County Prison Fire

    SUNBURY — After Wednesday’s fire at the Northumberland County Prison county officials said they are working around the clock to come up with a plan to permanently house the 208 inmates forced out by the fire. Commissioner Vinny Clausi said the prison board met with officials at Northwestern Academy near Shamokin.  The facility holds juvenile offenders. “We asked them if we could go see the facility because we’re in a jam and they could help us to give us a […]

  • Arrest Made in Series of Break-Ins

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP —  Authorities in Luzerne County arrested Robert Shaw after he was caught breaking into a home along the San Souci Parkway Wednesday night. Police believe Shaw is responsible for nine other break-ins in the area in December.

  • Authorities Looking for Woman in Pair of Robberies

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Police believe the same woman used a gun to rob two places Thursday. Officers said the first robbery was at the Express Mart along the San Souci Parkway near Hanover Township. About an hour later, police said the same woman held up the Family Dollar along Main Street in Ashley. No one was hurt in either armed robbery in Luzerne County.

  • Talkback 16: House Full of Animals, Northumberland Co. Prison Fire

    In Thursday’s Talkback 16, callers wanted to share their thoughts on a house filled with animals, and that fire that destroyed the prison in Northumberland County.

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    Student in Custody After Threat at High School

    POTTSVILLE —  The superintedent said a note was found Thursday in a bathroom at Pottsville High School. It said the school would blow up at noon. The high school was evacuated, and local police along with state police K-9 officers combed the building. During the police search, a student admitted to making the threat. No bomb was found, but that student could face charges for that scare at the high school.

  • UPDATE: Police Investigate Shooting at Hotel

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating a shooting at the Travelodge hotel on Route 611 near Mount Pocono. Monroe County officials said two people were shot at the hotel around 8 p.m. Friday night, and a third person showed up at a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. So far there have been no arrests and police have not said if they have a suspect. Officials tell us all three people that were shot are construction workers […]

  • Police Seek Man Accused of Sex with Underage Girl

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Authorities are looking for Frank Fornaszewski. The district attorney’s office says he allegedly assaulted a girl for about three years, beginning when the girl was about eight years old. Anyone with information is asked to call police in Lackawanna County.

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    Suspected Bank Robber Behind Bars

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — A suspected bank robbery was arrested in Carbon County on Friday. State Police believe David Weaver, 39, of Carbon County robbed the Jim Thorpe National Bank on Route 903 in November. Troopers say Weaver got into the bank by smashing a glass security door.

  • Mild Weather Didn’t Stop Skiers at Resort in Carbon County

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — The above average temperatures didn’t blanket Northeastern Pennsylvania with a white Christmas this year, but folks in Carbon County knew exactly where to find the snow. Big Boulder Ski Resort near Lake Harmony was open to those eager, to experience the mountain amidst sunshine and 50 degree temperatures. “It’s weird, you don’t expect it. I can go out in my sweatshirt right now. It’s weird, but its cool,” said Ethan Savitch of Radnor. The warmer weather on […]

  • Early Wake-Up Call for Neighbors When Safety Valve Vents

    DICKSON CITY — People in one part of Lackawanna County had a rude awakening Thursday morning. A relief valve at a natural gas substation went off and vented gas around 3 a.m. A spokesperson for UGI said the valve is designed to vent gas when pressure builds up, which is exactly what it did. According to the gas utility, the substation is shut down as of Thursday evening but no one is expected to lose service. UGI workers should be […]

  • Two Nabbed With a Variety of Drugs

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Two men are facing drug charges in Luzerne County after an assortment of drugs were found during a traffic stop. Police arrested Christopher Kovaleski, 26, of Luzerne and Richard Williams on Route 315 near Pittston early Thursday morning. Authorities said they found heroin, marijuana, LSD, cocaine and prescription drugs inside the vehicle. Officers also found a set of brass knuckles during that search in Luzerne County.

  • Warm Weather Halts Opening Day at Alpine

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — This year’s unusually warm weather delayed the opening of a ski resort in Monroe County. Alpine Ski Resort was supposed to open its doors under new management on Christmas Day. But, warm weather and rains melted all the snow the resort made earlier in the week. The owners said they’ll be making more snow Thursday night to replace what they lost and hope to have the slopes ready to go by noon on Friday.  

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