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    Woman Sent to Hospital After Rollover in Lackawanna County

    OLYPHANT — A woman was taken to the hospital after her car rolled over in Lackawanna County. Police say the driver hit a parked car along East Lackawanna Avenue in Olyphant around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Her car rolled onto its roof. The driver was taken to Geisinger CMC in Scranton. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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    Talkback 16: Raising the Speed Limit

    The increased speed limit on Pennsylvania interstates and the turnpike is the focus of this edition of Talkback 16. Not one person called in to say it was a good idea.

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    Elementary Students Release Butterflies

    EXETER TOWNSHIP — Over 90 butterflies were released by students at Sarah J. Dymond Elementary School in Luzerne County. The release on Tuesday marks the end of a project that teaches students at the school near Harding about metamorphosis. The kids received caterpillars and studied the transformation from larva to chrysalis to adult. The painted lady butterflies were released into the garden at the school in Luzerne County.

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    Second Suspect Arrested After Pit Bulls Attack Cat

    SHAMOKIN — A second person has been arrested in Northumberland County for allegedly letting his pit bull attack and kill a cat. Police arrested Timothy Tyrone Tyler, 22, of Mount Carmel Tuesday. Authorities say Tyler, along with Shatiq Crum, 17, let their pit bulls off their leashes last week in Shamokin. Surveillance video shows the dogs chasing a pet cat onto a porch where it was killed. Tyler is locked up, facing animal fighting, reckless endangerment, and other charges. Crum […]

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    Update: Stolen Equipment from Fire Department Has Been Returned

    UPDATE — According to state police, the items taken from the fire department were recovered and returned Monday. State police said the investigation is still ongoing. MADISON TOWNSHIP — A fire department in Lackawanna County is asking whoever took items from the station to return them. According to officials at the Madisonville Independent Fire Department near Moscow, extra truck parts and kitchen equipment were swiped this weekend from behind the firehouse. Hoods and doors for a pickup truck as well […]

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    Talkback 16: Pit Bulls Attack Cat; Lackawanna County Purchasing Former Globe Building

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the teens accused of letting their pit bulls kill a cat and the plan to buy old Globe store in Scranton and turn it into Lackawanna County offices. (Warning: the video may disturbing to some viewers.)

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    Home, Vehicles in Ashley Targeted by Vandals

    ASHLEY — Vandals appear to be targeting a property just a block away from a police station in Luzerne County. A home and two vehicles on South Main Street in Ashley have been damaged four times in the past month. The latest incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday where a screen door on the home was damaged. Police believe the damage was caused by an air rifle or slingshot but haven’t commented on a possible motive. Anyone with information is […]

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    Bank Deposit Bag Full of Cash Stolen from Wendy’s Employee in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Two men grabbed a bag full of money from a worker at a fast food restaurant in Scranton. Police say the employee at Wendy’s on Wyoming Avenue was taking the bank deposit bag to her car around 11:30 a.m. Monday when two men approached from behind and took the bag. Mechanics at a nearby car dealership told police the men were hanging out in the parking lot most of the morning. Investigators said more than $1,000 was in […]

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    Two Charged with Leaving Cow’s Head at Hindu Cow Sanctuary

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Two people are facing a list of charges for allegedly dumping a cow’s head on a property in Monroe County. State police say Kimberly Ann McKee, 19, and Ricky Strausser, 25, both of Tannersville, left the head at Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary near Tannersville in March. The owner of the sanctuary is Hindu, and in Hinduism cows are sacred and should never be killed. McKee and Strausser face charges including ethnic intimidation, criminal conspiracy, harassment, criminal trespass, and […]

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    UPDATE: Missing Man from Bradford County Found

    UPDATE: Officials found Robert Plate, 75, in New York State. RIDGEBURY TOWNSHIP – State police are searching for a missing man in Bradford County. Troopers said Robert L. Plate, 75, of Ridgebury Township was last seen at his home near Sayre around 11 a.m. Sunday. He is 5’7”, 132 lbs., with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid shirt and blue jeans. He may be driving a white 2006 Mercury Milan with PA license […]

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    Landmark Cathedral Goes up in Flames in Manhattan

    NEW YORK CITY — A landmark cathedral went up in flames in New York City Sunday evening, hours after thousands celebrated Mass. Massive flames shot from the roof Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in Manhattan. Hours before the fire started, more than 1,000 people were inside the church celebrating Easter. Hours before the fire started, more than 1,000 people were inside the church celebrating Easter, WPIX reports. Smoke billowed from the gothic-style cathedral that was built in the 1850s. […]

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    Update: ‘Sixteen-Mile Fire’ in Poconos 100 Percent Contained

    A brush fire that’s been burning for nearly two weeks in the Poconos is now 100 percent contained, DCNR officials said Sunday morning. The fire scorched just over 8,000 acres in Pike and Monroe Counties and destroyed 11 buildings. Investigators believe it was set over a week ago in the Canadensis area. The Bureau of Forestry and an anonymous source are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for setting the […]


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