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    Are Burglary Arrests Connected With Thanksgiving Homicide?

    NANTICOKE — Police in Luzerne County said work on a homicide case that left the community in shock has led them to two burglars. Officers involved in the Gertrude Price investigation discovered evidence that led to arrests of two men accused of a separate burglary in Nanticoke. It allegedly happened the same night the 97-year-old woman was killed during a home invasion. The arrests have neighbors wondering if there is a connection. Ever since Gertrude Price was beaten to death […]

  • Police Investigating Shooting at Gentleman’s Club

    MAYFIELD — Police are investigating after a man was shot in the face at a gentleman’s club in Lackawanna County. Officials said it happened at Club Cheetah on Route 6 in Mayfield, just before 5 a.m. Saturday. The man shot, was treated and released from the hospital, according to police. Officials said they believe it was an isolated incident, and they haven’t made any arrests, but have several leads after the shooting in Lackawanna County.

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    Police Say Driver Sped Off After Hitting Person on Bicycle

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP – A man was taken to the hospital after a hit and run crash Friday. Police in Plains Township said it happened around 10:30 p.m. when a man on a bike was hit at the intersection of East Saylor Avenue and North Main Street. The victim was taken to a hospital, but his name and condition have not been released. Police said they are looking for a silver pick-up truck with front end damage, after that late night […]

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    Woman Flown to Hospital After She Was Struck By Vehicle

    HAZLETON — A woman was flown to the hospital late Friday night after she was struck by a vehicle. Police said a 40-year-old woman was hit by the vehicle when she was trying to cross East Broad Street in Hazleton just before 11 p.m. Officials said the woman was flown to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, her name and condition are not released at this time. According to police, the driver stopped, and was uninjured in the crash in Luzerne […]

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    Update: Missing Man Returns Home

    SCRANTON — A mentally disabled man that was missing has returned home. Police said Mark Riechers, 24, of Scranton returned to his house on Monsey Avenue on Sunday. He was reported missing at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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    Late Night Crash on Snow Covered Road

    PITTSTON — A woman was hurt in a late night crash on a snow covered road, in Luzerne County Saturday night. Pittston police told Newswatch 16 a car ran off Plank Street around 11:00 p.m. Officials said the car slammed into a garage door at Falcone Beverage. According to police, no one was in the building. The driver taken to a hospital to be checked out after the crash.

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    Deadly Stabbing in Mahanoy City

    MAHANOY CITY — A man was stabbed to death in his home in Schuylkill County early Sunday morning. Police said Lawrence Quinn, 52, of Mahanoy City, was found in his home dead from a stab wound around 6 a.m. Lieutenant John Kaczmarczyk of the Mahanoy City Police Department said, “I think we are going to be able to take care of this pretty quickly, the residents of the borough have nothing to fear, this is not a random act.” Neighbors […]

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    Happy Ending to Search for Missing Hiker

    GOULDSBORO — There was a happy ending to a search for a missing hiker in Monroe County Saturday night. Police said the search in Gouldsboro State Park began just after 5:00 p.m. Ranger units, firefighters, and other emergency personnel spent nearly four hours on the trails, in below freezing temperatures before finding the woman. Rangers said despite being under dressed for the weather, the woman is okay, but she was taken to a hospital to be checked out. “The best […]

  • Restaurant Customers Helped Detain Alleged Crook

    SCRANTON — A man is charged with allegedly trying to rob restaurant in Lackawanna County.   Police said 24 year-old Jean Hernandez of Dickson City is charged with holding up Taquaria Oaxaca Restaurant on Cedar Avenue in Scranton.  Officials said he had a gun, and it happened just after 6 p.m. Friday. According to police, people eating inside at the time grabbed Hernandez, and held him down until police came. Jean Hernandez, was locked up Saturday morning in Lackawanna County.

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    Row Homes Burned in Shenandoah

    SHENANDOAH — Four row homes went up in flames Saturday morning in Schuylkill County. Firefighters were on scene on East Washington Street, Shenandoah around 11a.m, battling the fire. According to the fire chief, only one apartment was occupied, and six people are displaced. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for minor injuries after falling through the floor, said the chief. The cause of the fire in Schuylkill County is under investigation.

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    SUV Crashed Into Bakery in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A business remains open after an SUV crashed into it Saturday morning. It happened at National Bakery on Capouse Street in Scranton around 11:30, according to a worker at the bakery. The driver of the SUV said he accidentally accelerated instead of using the break. No one was injured in the crash in Lackawanna County.

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    Man Arrested for Threatening to Blow-Up Building

    WILKES-BARRE—According to officials, a man was arrested Tuesday, for allegedly threatening to blow-up a building in Wilkes-Barre. Police in Luzerne County said James Gilmore from Hanover Township called the Public Defender’s Office in Wilkes-Barre Sunday afternoon, and left a message threatening to blow up the building. Police searched the building and didn’t find anything. Gilmore is locked up on $200,000 bail in Luzerne County.