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    Accused Shooters May Stand Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — A judge in Luzerne County said on Wednesday that there is enough evidence to send Trevor Whitaker and Jamal Alford to trial in connection with a shooting. The two men are charged with aggravated assault for a shooting at the Sherman Hills housing complex in Wilkes-Barre in August 2013. Two little girls were hurt in the shooting, but have since recovered from their injuries.

  • LUZ SHOOTING Laron Williams WANTED

    UPDATE: Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

    KINGSTON — A shooting suspect is in custody after turning himself in at the Kingston Police Department overnight, according to authorities. Laron Williams had a warrant out for his arrest, wanted in connection with a shooting that happened at a residence on John Street in Kingston on Tuesday. Police said the victim of that shooting is still in the hospital in stable condition.  

  • Crooks Hit Construction Site

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre said thieves hit the construction site of a new fast food restaurant. Officers said someone stole two rolls of plastic sheeting and insulation at the site of the new Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken along Wilkes-Barre Boulevard.

  • Car Smashes Through Restaurant During Lunch

    MT. POCONO — A car smashed through the wall of the Burger King along Pocono Boulevard in Monroe County on Friday afternoon. People eating in the restaurant said glass flew everywhere. No one was badly hurt in the crash but they said they were shaken up. Police in Monroe County have not said what caused the car to crash into the restaurant.


    Talkback 16: Commuter Tax, Frustrations with Frein Search

    Talkback 16: Viewers were happy to hear a judge shot down the proposed commuter tax in Scranton, and some callers are frustrated with the search for Eric Frein

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    Flaws Found During Audit

    LUZERNE COUNTY —  According to a recent audit, 27 workers in Luzerne County have been receiving health insurance without paying monthly premiums. Taxpayers like Katlin Simmons of Dallas are wondering why these workers apparently are not getting charged. “It should be coming out of their pocket, not mine,” said Simmons. An audit done in August found 15 county workers on individual dental plans who didn’t pay the required $15 a month premium. The audit also found another 12 workers whose […]

  • Former School Administrator Sentenced for Theft

    LUZERNE COUNTY — A judge sentenced former school administrator Nancy Tkatch to two years probation for theft on Friday. Authorities said Tkatch took nearly $2,000 from West Side Career Technology Center in Pringle where she was the administrative director. Tkatch no longer works for the school in Luzerne County.

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    Search for Eric Frein Continues Two Weeks After Ambush

    MONROE COUNTY — State police say they know Eric Matthew Frein is here, and they continue to search for him. It has been two weeks since investigators say Frein shot two troopers from the dark woods near the Blooming Grove state police barracks in Pike County, killing one and seriously injuring the other. “We will protect the community, we will find you, we will bring you to justice,” said Lt. Col. George Bivens Investigators revealed evidence this week including soiled […]


    Talkback 16: Various Viewpoints on the Search for Eric Frein

    The callers to Talkback 16 have some ideas on how to track down Eric Frein.


    Talkback 16: Frustrations in the Search for Eric Frein

    Folks are frustrated as the search for Eric Frein stretches into another day. However, some people are thankful for the job law enforcement officers do.

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    Elderly Man Robbed During Scam

    DURYEA — Police are investigating a home invasion and scam on Pettebone Street Thursday afternoon. Officers say the victim told them a man forced his way into the house, and ransacked his dressers. The victim says a man a knocked on the door and told him about a water pipe that was busted in the area. According to the victim, the man then forced his way into the home, and convinced him to go into the basement to turn on […]

  • Attempted Break-In Caught on Camera

    SCRANTON —  A Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Deputy is accused of trying to break into a medicine drop-box outside the courthouse. Christopher Rinaldi turned himself in Thursday to face misdemeanor charges. Court papers say Rinaldi was caught on surveillance camera trying to get into the drop box that is there for the public to drop off expired medications. Rinaldi is also accused of breaking into two deputies’ desks for keys to open the drop box.  


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