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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 […]


    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.

  • Bridge Back Open, For Now

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A bridge in Lackawanna County that was shut down because of structural concerns is back open. PennDOT said temporary repairs to the bridge on Edella Road near Clarks Summit finished Friday morning. The bridge, which runs over Interstate 81, was closed back in March when an inspector noticed that it had shifted. It won’t be open for long though. According to PennDOT, the bridge is scheduled to be replaced between April and August of 2016.


    Arrest Made for 2011 Rape

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Nearly four years after the brutal rape of a woman in Luzerne County, state police said they have the man who did it. Michael Angelo Foschini, 25, of Nanticoke was arraigned Friday. Troopers believe he abducted the woman from Carey Avenue in Wilkes-Barre in December of 2011.  The victim claims Foschini drove her to Exaltation of the Holy Cross and St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Plymouth Township where he raped her. In December of 2014, Foschini was arrested […]

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    Man Accused of Stealing From Elderly Woman Arrested

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — An accused thief is in custody in Monroe County. Darnell Singleton was arrested on Friday. He allegedly stole blank checks from a 93-year-old woman on Monday. According to officers, Singleton knocked on the woman’s door in Mountainhome and asked to borrow money. When she refused, he climbed through a window and swiped the checks.

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    Sex Offender Arrested Again

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A man already registered as a sexually violent predator is behind bars again. Authorities in Monroe County said David Bohm, 39, of East Stroudsburg was sharing and looking at child pornography. Some of the girls were as young as eight and some were engaging in sex acts with animals. Videos and pictures were found on Bohm’s computer Thursday at his home on Brodhead Avenue in East Stroudsburg. Bohm was arrested. He is locked up in the Monroe […]


    Tunkhannock Teachers Agree on New Contract

    TUNKHANNOCK — Teachers in a school district in Wyoming County should soon have a new contract. Thursday night, the Tunkhannock Area School Board voted six to two on an agreement. Teachers in the district hit the picket line back in May for a one-day strike, after working without a contract for about three years. On Friday, those teachers voted on the agreement.

  • 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.


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