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    Police: Three Attempted Robberies on Hazleton Streets Related

    HAZLETON — Police think three attempted armed robberies on Luzerne County streets are related. There were two more attempted robberies in Hazleton Tuesday night after a hold up in the city on Monday. Authorities said two men in a newer model maroon mini-van tried to rob people on the street and one of the crooks had a gun. Tuesday night’s first crime happened just before 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Spruce and Locust Streets, and another attempted robbery happened […]

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    Eight Arrested in Drug Sweep

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — A six-month drug investigation leads to eight arrests. Officials in Schuylkill County said Derek Hunsicker, 26, Joel Vermillion, 24, Francisco Aponte Jr., 24, Elizabeth Tansley, 26, Kevin Tansley, 28, and Zachary Hoffman, 23, all of Tamaqua, and Sara Lucykanish, 20, and Daniel Fink, 31, both of Lehighton were arrested Monday for selling heroin and methamphetamine. Authorities said the investigation started in June and ended in November of 2014.  

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    UPDATE: Interstate Reopens After Crash

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — Interstate 84 East is reopen after a tractor trailer crash in Pike County. A big rig crash closed down I-84 between Exit 30, Blooming Grove/Porters Lake and Exit 34, Lords Valley in Blooming Grove Township near Hawley Monday morning.

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    Argument Turns Physical, Two People Stabbed

    HAZLETON — Two people were sent to the hospital after a stabbing. Officers said Jeffrey George, 26, of Hazleton attacked a teen and a young boy during an altercation on East Tamarack Street in Hazleton just before 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. George was arrested and charged with assault, according to police. Authorities have not said how the victims are doing.

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    Power Outage Affects Thousands

    SULLIVAN, BRADFORD COUNTIES — Nearly 5,000 homes and businesses were without power in Sullivan and Bradford Counties Thursday morning. The Red Cross opened warming centers at the Wysox and New Albany Fire Companies in Bradford County for those affected.  Power was back for most customers by late morning and the warming stations were closed. There is no word on what caused the power outages. Power Outage Maps: PPL customers UGI customers Penelec customers

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    Van Plows Into Home

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP – A home in Luzerne County is left damaged after a van plowed into it. Authorities said the service van clipped a pole on Winter Street in Jenkins Township near Pittston around 3:00 a.m. Thursday and then slammed into the porch of a home. Police said the driver was taken to the hospital. They have not said if he faces any charges for the crash.

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    Fighting Fire in Freezing Temperatures

    WILKES-BARRE — Firefighters in Luzerne County battled flames in the freezing cold. The fire started at a home on North Main Street in Wilkes-Barre just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. The Red Cross said they are helping two adults and four children who lived there. Authorities have not said what started the fire.

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    Traffic Stop Yields Drugs

    SCRANTON — A man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Scranton. Police said Sir Anthony Johnson was pulled over on Birch Street Monday, when an officer noticed he had an alleged “blood” gang tattoo. Scranton police said they searched Sir Johnson and found that he was carrying cocaine.

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    Man Sentenced for Prostitution Ring

    PITTSTON — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced a man’s sentencing for a prostitution ring case. Gregory Boone, 30, of Pittston, was sentenced Tuesday to 72 months in prison for conspiring a prostitution ring that was discovered in 2013.

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    Man Charged for Unlawful Contact With Minor

    CANADENSIS – A man in Monroe County was sentenced for unlawful contact with a minor. Officials said Anthanasios Theodoropoulos of Brodheadsville was sentenced Tuesday, to 22-60 months in prison. The District Attorney said Theodoropoulos contacted a 13-year-old girl from Canadensis in June, asking for nude pictures and talked about meeting to have sex. According to authorities, Theodoropoulos pleaded guilty to unlawful contact with a minor and must register as a Megan’s Law offender for 20 years.

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    Coordinating Crooks Rob Pizza Hut

    BALD EAGLE TOWNSHIP — Police in Clinton County are looking for robbers who hit a Pizza Hut. Authorities said two men wearing matching outfits — dark navy blue coveralls with a yellow reflective stripe across the front, black gloves and a black ski mask, robbed the Pizza Hut in Bald Eagle Township just before 10 p.m. Monday. One of the men had a stun gun, while the other had a knife, according to police. Police said the robbers made workers […]

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    Police Investigating Armed Home Invasion

    HAZLETON – An armed home invasion in Luzerne County is under investigation. Authorities said two men broke into a home on South Bennett Court in Hazleton around 7:30 p.m. Monday and pointed guns at the person inside. That victim then ran and hid in a bedroom. Police have not said what was taken. Hazleton Police ask anyone with any information regarding the invasion to contact them.

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