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  • Guilty Verdict for Former Police Officer

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — A former Mount Carmel Township police officer was found guilty on Monday of all offenses filed against him for leading police on a chase in Northumberland County. Dave Stamets, 30, of Kulpmont was among four officers who were off-duty on Labor Day last year when they threw a firework at a Kulpmont officer’s police cruiser. They finally pulled over after a car chase. Authorities said Stamets was also driving an unregistered vehicle at the time. Stamets […]

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    Heroes Day Honors Cpl. Dickson and Tpr. Douglass

    JESSUP — A yearly event in Lackawanna County that honors the men and women who serve and protect took on extra special meaning Saturday. Heroes Day was held at the 911 center in Jessup, giving folks a chance to see all sorts of fire and police gear up close. This year, Heroes Day honored Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass. Wives of Pennsylvania State Troopers had shirts for sale that say “PSP STRONG” County officials said it’s a great […]

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    Man Faces Child Pornography and Other Charges

    COALDALE — Child pornography charges were filed against a man in Schuylkill County. Authorities said Robert Rang, 25, of Coaldale tried to get a child to take part in sexual acts. Rang is also accused of having child porn. He was charged on Monday.

  • One Dead After Pickup Truck Flips

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — A deadly crash in Northumberland County claimed a man’s life Thursday morning. It happened along Route 487 near Elysburg just before 3 a.m. Police said a 29-year-old man from Sunbury was driving when he lost control, and his pickup truck flipped. The victim died at the scene. His name has not been released. Authorities said he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the deadly wreck.

  • Vandals Spray Paint Vulgar Images on Property

    MONTOURSVILLE — Several buildings and at least one car were vandalized in Lycoming County. Police said someone spray painted vulgar language and images, mostly on garages and fences, in the area of North Washington Street in Montoursville overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Officers believe teenagers are responsible. “I don’t think they are marking territory. I don’t think it’s drug related. I think it’s just dumb kids doing something stupid and ruining people’s property in the process,” said Deputy Chief Jason Bentley. […]

  • Police: Man Admits Raping Woman

    BERWICK — Rape charges were filed against a man in Columbia County. Police said Rakieem Harvey forced himself on a woman Wednesday night at her home in Berwick. Officers said Harvey admitted having sex with the woman against her will.

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    One Critical After Shooting

    LOCK HAVEN — One person is in critical condition after a shooting in Lock Haven. The picture of the scene comes to us from the Lock Haven Express newspaper. We know police were called to the 500 block of West Main Street in the city just before 8 p.m. Friday. The victim was flown to the hospital. Authorities haven’t said what led to the shooting, or released the victim’s name or condition.

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    Cafe Rinaldi Back in Business

    OLD FORGE — Cafe Rinaldi in Old Forge is back open after a vehicle smashed into it earlier in the week. It reopened Thursday afternoon. Owners said they are happy to have the place up and running before the weekend. On Tuesday, a box truck slammed into two parked cars before plowing into the popular Italian restaurant while customers were inside. The truck driver, John Elliot, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in Lackawanna County.

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    Husband Accused of Severely Beating Wife

    NANTICOKE — A husband is accused of leaving his wife in critical condition after beating her at their home in Nanticoke. Police said, on Sunday night, Charles Davis was mad at his wife, Charity, for returning home from work later than expected. Charity told police her husband choked her, threw her on the ground and repeatedly kicked her. Charles then left the home. Charity was eventually able to get to a phone and call her sister. She is still in […]

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    Man Facing a Slew of Charges After Shooting

    SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP — State police in Northumberland County charged a man on Monday for allegedly shooting and wounding a woman. Troopers believe Rafael Diroche shot Salicia Yost in the head near Shamokin back in February. Yost survived. According to court records, a dispute about drug money led to the shooting. Diroche is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, attempted aggravated assault and corrupt organizations. He is locked up in the Northumberland County prison.

  • Surveillance Photo of Robber Leads to Arrest

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A surveillance photo of a robber in Luzerne County has led to an arrest. Hanover Township Police said they arrested Wayne Shoemaker of Plymouth after tips from people who saw the picture. Police believe Shoemaker tried to rob a Sunoco Gas Station on the Sans Souci Parkway near Nanticoke on Sunday. The clerk refused to hand over money, and the suspect left. About 15 minutes later, officers said the same man grabbed the cash register at Penn […]

  • Guilty Plea in Homicide Case

    WILKES-BARRE — A businessman in Luzerne County pleaded guilty Monday to third degree murder. Prosecutors said in September of last year, Vito Aiello shot his wife then turned the gun on himself at their home in Wilkes-Barre. He survived, the woman died at the hospital. As part of the plea deal, Aiello was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison.


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