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    Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Dunkin Donuts

    PLYMOUTH — Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Dunkin Donuts in Luzerne County Monday night. Officers said around 9:30 p.m. a man walked into the store on West Main Street in Plymouth. He showed a gun and demanded money then ran out the back door with an unknown amount of money. Police are still looking for the robber. No one was hurt in the holdup.

  • State Lawmakers Pass Bill to Rename Interstate Exit After Cpl. Dickson

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — Lawmakers approved a bill Monday to rename an exit off Interstate 84 in Pike County after a state trooper who was killed in an ambush last year. Corporal Bryan Dickson was shot and killed outside the state police barracks at Blooming Grove back in September. That barracks sits a mile from exit 30, that’s where lawmakers want to honor Dickson. “This designation provides a permanent memorial to the exemplary life and service of Corporal Bryon K. […]

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    Woman Attacked in Store Parking Lot

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Police are investigating an assault in the parking lot of Walmart in East Stroudsburg. Officers said a woman went to her car early Friday morning to get money. That’s when she says three men tried to sexually assault her. The victim suffered a cut on her neck while fighting off the men.

  • Talkback 16: Same-Sex Marriage, Confederate Flag

    Two big national stories are the focus of this edition of Talkback 16. The Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage in all 50 states and the debate over the Confederate flag drew divided opinions from the callers.

  • Nepal Earthquake Survivors Visit Church in Lackawanna County

    TAYLOR — Survivors of the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April visited Lackawanna County. They stopped by the New Covenant Fellowship Church in Taylor to thank the members of the congregation for everything they did to help in the wake of that disaster. “They prayed for us. Also they made us feel somebody cares. Somebody over there cares for us, and they are doing something, and that made us feel more safe,” said Silvio Silva, an earthquake survivor. The church […]

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    National Field Day for Amateur Radio Operators

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Ham radio operators got together for a field day in Wayne County Sunday. It all took place at the Valley View Farm and Campground near Waymart. The national field day for amateur radio operators gave them the chance to connect with thousands of other operators all over North America and potentially prepare for an emergency. Ham radios can be put into service if other forms of communication like cell phones and the Internet are knocked out in […]

  • Bikers Raise Money for Luzerne County SPCA

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Some bikers showed their cuddly sides in Luzerne County on Sunday. Members of the Wyoming Valley Motorcycle Club held their annual ride to help out the Luzerne County SPCA. Workers at the shelter say sometimes it’s hard to get volunteers in the summer, so they need some help from the community. “There’s a lot of happy families in the Luzerne County because of the SPCA and the work we do to keep them going and keep them […]

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    Soggy Ground Gives Way Under Parked Tanker

    EAST SIDE — The wet weather caused problems for a truck driver in Carbon County. State police said the driver parked his truck on the shoulder of the on-ramp to the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Hickory Run State Park when the shoulder gave way and the rig slid down the embankment. Troopers said it looks like the heavy rain over the past few days weakened the ground. The driver broke his arm during the incident.

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    Man Killed After Crash in Monroe County

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The heavy rain Saturday appears to have played a part in a man’s death in Monroe County. According to the coroner, Frank Depaoli, 78, from New Jersey died after the car he was driving hydroplaned and crashed on Route 33 south near Snydersville just before 5 p.m. Saturday. His wife was taken to the hospital. She’s expected to be okay.

  • Group Raises Money for Vietnam Vet from Lackawanna County

    JESSUP — Friends and neighbors came out to support a Vietnam veteran in Lackawanna County on Saturday. The group called “A Heart for Bruce” organized a fundraiser at the VFW in Jessup to help Bruce Kovatch after a risky heart transplant. Kovatch and his wife Ann have lived in Honesdale in Wayne County for years, but Jessup is Bruce’s hometown. The couple has been in Texas since last September while he recovers. The event was held to help pay the […]

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    Power Outages Affect Thousands

    Thousands are without power in our area Saturday. Officials with PPL said nearly 1,300 customers were without power in Scott Township due to a tree down on wires. Crews expected to have power restored for those customers¬†shortly. More than 4,000 customers are also without power in Fell and Greenfield Townships. PPL said it did not have an estimated time when power would be restored for those customers. There was also no word what caused those outages in that part of […]

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    Update: Two Dead After Crash in Luzerne County

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — Officials said two people are dead after a crash in Luzerne County. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday along North Lehigh Gorge Drive near White Haven. ¬†A car, traveling at a high rate of speed spun off the road and slammed into a tree. Part of North Lehigh Gorge Drive in Foster Township was closed between White Haven and Weatherly. State police identified the driver as Gerald Sweitzer, 57, of Weatherly. Keith Frick, 38, of Pittston […]


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