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    Fire in Wilkes-Barre Ruled Arson

    WILKES-BARRE – A fire in Wilkes-Barre over the weekend is a case of arson. So far, no arrests have been made. According to crews, a double block home on Carey Avenue burned on Saturday. Both sides were empty, but nearby homes were evacuated. No one was hurt. Authorities have not said if they have any suspects for the arson.

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    More Sex Charges for Man from Luzerne County

    Already locked up for child sex charges, a man from Luzerne County was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting three more girls! Luiz Junior Ortiz of Kingston is accused of abusing the children who are all between the ages of 12 and 14. Police believe the girls came forward after seeing Ortiz in the news this past November, after his arrest for assaulting a 6-year-old girl. Police claim one of the victims has learning disabilities. Ortiz is in jail in Luzerne […]

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    Accused Carjacker/Kidnapper in Custody

    A man who police believe kidnapped a woman and stole her car, after trying to steal three other vehicles, is now in custody. According to authorities, 18-year-old Raliek Chambers is in jail, but not after traveling more than a hundred miles before he was caught.  Police say he jumped into a woman’s car at a gas station in East Stroudsburg. He told her he was driving to Virginia. They stopped in Frackville in Schuylkill County to gas up. The woman was somehow […]

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    UPDATE: Police Shoot, Kill Armed Suspect at Walmart

    East Stroudsburg, PA — Police shot and killed a heavily armed man from Northampton County at Walmart in East Stroudsburg late Saturday night. State police have identified the man as Andrew Todd, 20, of Mount Bethel. Authorities say he walked into the store with two handguns and a machete around 10 p.m. He then began pointing a gun at customers. When officers from Stroud Area Regional Police entered Walmart, the man started pointing a gun at them. That’s when officers […]

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    P & G Warehouse Evacuated Due to Gas Leak

    MESHOPPEN TOWNSHIP — A plant in Wyoming County was evacuated for hours Saturday morning while crews fixed a natural gas leak. P & G near Tunkhannock uses trucks that run on natural gas for shipping. Employees were forced out around 5:30 a.m., after the smell of gas filled the building. No one was hurt. The leak was fixed, and P & G was back in business by 8:30 a.m.

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    Elderly Man Dies After Being Hit by Van

    ASHLAND — An elderly man is dead after he was hit by a van in Schuylkill county. The coroner reports, Walter Bogus, 85, was crossing Centre Street in Ashland when he was struck shortly after seven Friday night. He died at the hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning. No word if the driver of the vehicle will be charged after the deadly crash.

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    “Spice” Lands a Man in Prison

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Police arrested a man after a drug raid at a home in Luzerne County Saturday morning. Rodney Davis is facing charges after officers allegedly found packets of what they believe to be “spice,” a synthetic mind-altering drug, in the home on Diamond Avenue in Hanover Township. Davis is in the Luzerne County Prison.

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    Fight Leads to Shooting, One Man in Hospital

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — A fight led to a shooting in Monroe County early Saturday morning. Troopers believe Steven Predmore, 21, of Tannersville was fighting with Alex Marsicano, 22, of Pocono Pines outside a home on Valley Road near Effort just before one a.m. That’s when Predmore allegedly grabbed his gun and started shooting. Marsicano was hit in each leg. He was taken to the hospital. Predmore is facing several charges, including attempted homicide. He is locked up in Monroe county.

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    Deadly Crash in Snyder County

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — A deadly wreck in Snyder County claimed the life of a 30-year-old man. State police report, Travis Roberts of Milton rolled his SUV on Route 15 near Shamokin Dam around 3:30 Saturday morning. The vehicle then hit a guide rail. Roberts was taken to the hospital where he later died. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt. Authorities are looking into what led to the deadly crash.

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    Talkback 16: Kathleen Kane, Pope’s Visit

    In this edition of Talkback 16, people discuss vandalism, Pope Francis’ visit, and the suspension of Kathleen Kane’s license.

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    Soup Kitchen Moves to Bigger Location

    TUNKHANNOCK — A soup kitchen in Tunkhannock celebrated the grand opening of its new location Tuesday night. After serving folks for eight years out of a 1,000 square foot leased building, the owners of Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen purchased a 4,000 square foot building along Warren Street in the borough. Janice and Ed Shaffer first opened the soup kitchen in 2007 and have served more than 94,000 meals to those in need. “They come in, and I enjoy it. As […]

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    Teachers Rally in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Teachers in the Scranton School District were gathered outside the high school Tuesday evening rallying before the start of the school board meeting. Teachers want raises, better health care, and they are fighting against the district’s push for larger class sizes. More than 75 people took part in the rally.

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