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    U.S. Olympians Honored in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE — Four members of the U.S. Olympic team were honored at the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre Tuesday evening. Paige Selenski, Kathleen Sharkey, and Kelsey Kolojejchick all competed for the American field hockey team in the Rio games. Casey Eichfeld competed in canoeing. All four went to high school in Luzerne County. Selenski and Eichfeld were not in attendance, but the four all received proclamations commending them for their athletic feats. The U.S. women’s field hockey team placed fifth at the Olympics.

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    A Drink with Some Kick: Starbucks Chile Mocha

    Want to add a little heat to your morning routine? A new seasonal beverage at Starbucks has a bit of a kick. We asked people at a salon in Kingston to give it a whirl.

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    New Cancer Center at Geisinger-CMC

    SCRANTON — A brand new cancer center is ready to serve the Scranton area. Geisinger-Community Medical Center showed off its new facility Tuesday afternoon. The suite at the hospital on Mulberry Street in Scranton includes exam rooms, a pharmacy, and rooms for outpatient treatment. “We bring all services together here, so she’s seen by surgery, nurse navigator, medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, and that’s after we all have the opportunity to work with our colleagues in pathology and radiology […]

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    Talkback 16: Controversial Bloomsburg Fair Vendor, First Presidential Debate

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include controversies at the Bloomsburg Fair and reaction to the first presidential debate.

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    Man Charged After Deadly Drug Overdose

    DUNMORE — A man faces new charges after another man died from a drug overdose in Lackawanna County. Zachary Ross from the Factoryville area was charged Tuesday with drug delivery resulting in death and other drug charges. Troopers said Ross gave Cody Albert of Kingsley fentanyl, a powerful painkiller, back in March. Albert died. Ross allegedly got the medication from his mother who was taking it to ease pain from cancer.

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    Lightning Photo Gallery

    As a line of thunderstorms moved through the area Saturday evening, Mother Nature put on quite the light show in the sky. Many viewers had their cameras pointed to the sky and captured some impressive lightning strikes.

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    Hazleton Stabbing Suspect Pleads Guilty 

    HAZLETON — A 24-year-old man from Hazleton pleaded guilty on Monday to third degree murder. Amir Edwards admitted to the stabbing death of Zachary Richards after the two men had an argument in the city two years ago. Richards was found at a home on Cleveland Street in the city in September 2014 with a knife sticking out of his back. Edwards also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, robbery, and other related charges.

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    Driver Suspected of DUI After Pickup Hits House

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A pickup truck hit a house Sunday night in Northumberland County. Coal Township police say the driver pulled out from a side street in Coal Run and hit the house on Main Street. There was minor damage to the home. The driver was treated at a hospital. Police say he will likely face DUI charges.

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    Head-on Crash on Route 93

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — Part of Route 93 in Luzerne County was closed for a time on Monday after a head-on crash. A tractor trailer and a car collided around 11:30 a.m. near Conyngham. Emergency crews think the driver of the tractor trailer may have had a medical issue that caused him to swerve into the oncoming lane. Both drivers were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.

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    Skate Park in Stroudsburg Closed Due to Crime

    STROUDSBURG — A skate park in Stroudsburg is now closed after numerous assaults and cases of vandalism. Stroudsburg’s borough manager said they closed the park off Main Street after receiving a request from Stroud Area Regional Police. Police said there have also been cases of underage drinking at the park. The borough manager said they closed the park for 30 days starting on September 15. While the skate park is closed, the borough will explore options including moving the park […]

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    20-Inch Water Main Breaks in West Pittston

    WEST PITTSTON — A busy intersection in Luzerne County was closed Monday afternoon after a contractor working on a sewer project hit a water main. Pennsylvania American Water said it happened around noon at the intersection of Luzerne and Wyoming Avenues in West Pittston. Though no costumers are effected at this time. According to Pennsylvania America Water the break is isolated, and may cause no water or discolored water from West Pittston to Forty Fort as they work on the […]

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    Bloomsburg University Students Show Support for Faculty

    BLOOMSBURG — Faculty at Bloomsburg University who have given notice they will strike are getting support from some students. There was a sit-in Monday morning by students on Bloomsburg’s campus in Columbia County. Students are protesting the proposed contract by the state system of higher education. The union representing faculty and coaches at all 14 state-owned universities said they will strike next month if there is no deal. “While we support our teachers and we love them for what they […]