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    Pair of Police Allegedly Attacked

    HAZLETON — A man is locked up for attacking a pair of cops. Authorities said they were called to the 700 block of North Locust Street for a fight between a man and his girlfriend  just before 7:30p.m. Sunday. Officers said Raymond Koslop, 26, of Hazleton, then attacked the cops. Koslop is locked up on charges for assault and resisting arrest.


    Tom Wolf Urging Pennsylvanians to be Cautious

    YORK COUNTY — Governor Tom Wolf is getting ready to oversee his first big weather event since taking office last week. Wolf toured a PennDOT stockpile in York County Sunday and met with crews to get a look at the equipment. “Everybody is doing their best to prepare for this. This could be a big event for us in Pennsylvania, especially the east and I think we’re ready for action,” said Wolf. Governor Wolf is urging Pennsylvanians to be cautious […]

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    Homicide Charges Filed Against Man Accused of Killing Roommate

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP – Police in Schuylkill County filed homicide charges against a man accused of killing his roommate. Officers charged Thomas Petrousky, 54, of West Mahanoy Township, with criminal homicide and related charges on Thursday accusing him of killing his roommate, David Halaburda, at a home on Wylam Street near Frackville in April. Petrousky is charged also with first and third degree murder, and reckless endangerment.

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    County Faces More Payroll Problems

    WILKES-BARRE — There are more payroll problems in Luzerne County. According to county leaders, workers who get life insurance and short and long term disability will not get paid their direct deposits Friday. County Budget and Finance Director Brian Swetz said a glitch caused an entire year’s worth of insurance deductions to be taken instead of one. Employees will get manual paper paychecks instead. This is the second payroll snafu in Luzerne County in recent weeks. On Black Friday, 1,200 […]


    Man Attacked, Stabbed

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP – Police are looking for two people after an alleged stabbing in Luzerne County. Police said Naquan Brown of New York was walking on Maffett Street in Plains Township around 3:30 a.m. when he was jumped by two people, stabbed in the thigh and robbed. The victim then went to the Turkey Hill on South Main Street near Wilkes-Barre looking for help, according to authorities. Police said the suspects got away with cash.  

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    Man Arrested for Allegedly Stalking Elderly Woman

    SPRING TOWNSHIP — A Snyder County man was arrested for allegedly stalking an elderly woman. State police said Daniel Pick, 55 of Beavertown, trespassed onto an elderly woman’s property on Saturday just before 8:30 p.m., unscrewed her porch light and tried to lure her into opening her front door in the dark. Upon further investigation, police determined that Pick was allegedly involved in three previous incidents at the same location. Police said in a previous incident, Pick was able to […]

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    Business in Schuylkill County Burglarized

    BRANCH TOWNSHIP — Lottery tickets and documents were the haul for a burglar in Schuylkill County. State police said someone broke into the Beer Shak on the Pottsville/Minersville Highway near Minersville just before midnight on Tuesday. Troopers said the burglar shattered a glass window on the door, reached inside, and unlocked the door before entering.

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    Fire Damages Home in Wayne County

    LAKE TOWNSHIP – Early morning flames damaged a home in Wayne County. Officials said the fire started at a house on Old Gravity Road near Lake Ariel around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities believe the fire started in the chimney and then spread to the second floor. Crews told Newswatch 16 that three people got out okay, and that they were allowed back inside their home after the fire.

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    Ketchup Spill Creates Major Traffic Delays on Interstate

    UPDATE 10:15a.m. — The area of the crash has been cleared, according to PennDOT. MOOSIC — Traffic is down to one lane on part of Interstate 81 while crews clean up ketchup after a crash. Authorities said a truck hauling ketchup crashed and ended up on its side around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday near the Moosic Exit on Interstate 81 North. When the truck was uprighted, pallets of the condiment spilled onto the highway. PennDOT said one lane is closed while […]


    Smoke Detectors Distributed for People in Need

    MAHANOY CITY — Firefighters were on hand in Schuylkill County to take part in WNEP-TV’s “Operation Save a Life” program. The Schuylkill County Association of Fire Chief’s passed out a truckload of smoke detectors in Mahanoy City Tuesday night to fire departments from across the county. Then, those departments will install the smoke detectors in the homes of people who need them in their communities. More than 100,000 smoke detectors have been donated to Operation Save a Life since 2003.


    Man Accused of Stealing Thousands in Tools

    OLD FORGE — A man from Lackawanna County faces theft charges for allegedly stealing thousands in tools. Officers arrested Michael Fumanti from Old Forge for the alleged thefts that have been going on since December. Police said the Fumanti allegedly stole tools on multiple occasions throughout the borough of Old Forge.

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    Man Arrested for Alleged Armed Robbery

    MAHANOY CITY — A man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Schuylkill County. Police said Corey Wall, 22 of Mahanoy City, allegedly robbed a man at knifepoint on Main Street in Mahanoy City Monday night. Wall was arrested for robbery, terroristic threats and aggravated assault.


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