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  • State Supreme Court Justice Suspended Amidst E-Mail Scandal

    HARRISBURG — A justice of the state Supreme Court has been temporarily relieved of his duties. The court announced Monday that Justice Seamus McCaffery will be temporarily stripped of his judicial and administrative responsibilities. He is the latest casualty of the pornographic e-mail scandal in Harrisburg. Investigators say McCaffery received and forwarded hundreds of explicit e-mails. McCaffrey publicly lashed out at Chief Justice Ron Castille last week for releasing the information about the e-mails.

  • Students Decorate Downtown for Halloween

    BLOOMSBURG — Halloween is right around the corner and the town of Bloomsburg is getting ready. Bloomsburg High School students were painting store fronts with all things Halloween on Monday. The students said decorating the town for the holiday is a high school tradition.

  • Police Officer Charged After ATV Crash

    EDWARDSVILLE — A Kingston police officer has been charged in connection with an ATV crash. John Sosnoski of Ashley is now charged with DUI, speeding, and driving an ATV on a street. Police believe Sosnoski hit a tree after swerving to miss another ATV on Zerbe Street in Edwardsville last month. The other ATV was driven by another off-duty police officer.

  • Talkback 16: Deadly Crash Verdict, State Money to Race Track, Theme Music

  • Trooper Wounded in Ambush Transferred to Rehab Center

    SCRANTON — The trooper who was wounded in last month’s deadly ambush at the state police barracks in Pike County was transferred today to Allied Services. Trooper Alex Douglass had been recovering at Geisinger CMC since the shooting on September 12. He was transferred to Allied Rehab Hospital Thursday afternoon as he still recovers from his wounds.

  • Former Cop Sentenced for Drugs

    HUGHESTOWN — A former police officer who was distributing oxycodone pills was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Thursday. Robert Evans of Moosic was a police officer in Hughestown when he committed the crimes. In July, Evans pleaded guilty to a drug trafficking offense. He admitted distributing the prescription painkillers numerous times between 2012 and 2013 while he was a police officer. The feds said he used his position as a cop to facilitate and conceal the drug activity.

  • Attorney General Taking Over Homicide Case of 10-Year-Old Boy

    HONESDALE — The state attorney general’s office will be taking over the case of the 10-year-old boy charged with homicide in Wayne County. Authorities say Tristen Kurilla killed a 90-year-old woman on Saturday at his grandfather’s home near Damascus by holding a cane to her throat and punching her several times. The state is taking over the case because of a conflict of interest in the Wayne County D.A.’s office. The boy’s attorney is now trying to have the case […]

  • Talkback 16: Lawmaker Shoots at Robber, 10-Year-Old Accused Killer

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the state representative who fired a gun at teens trying to rob him and the 10 year old locked up for murder.

  • Free Health Screenings for Seniors

    WILKES-BARRE — Hundreds of people packed the 109th Armory in Wilkes-Barre Thursday morning for a senior expo. Senior citizens got free blood pressure checks and other health screenings. They also had a chance to talk with experts about healthcare and signing up for medicare. Law enforcement officials were also at the armory in Wilkes-Barre with information about scams targeting the elderly.

  • Wilkes-Barre Has New Chief of Police

    WILKES-BARRE — The city of Wilkes-Barre has a new police chief. Acting Chief Robert Hughes was sworn in today by Mayor Tom Leighton. Hughes is a 25 year veteran of the force who has served in every rank on his way up to chief. The city budget puts his salary at about $94,000 a year.

  • Dogs and Cats Surrendered to Animal Shelter

    NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP — Officials with Hillside SPCA in Schuylkill County said 17 dogs and four cats were surrendered to them by their owner. Workers with the SPCA said the animals are in good shape and will soon be available for adoption. Officials said the owner just couldn’t care for the animals any more and they will not file any charges. If you would like to donate to the SPCA or get information about adopting an animal, you can call […]

  • Plans to Redevelop Former Sterling Hotel Location

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Council took a step at a meeting Tuesday night that could lead to the redevelopment of the land where the Sterling Hotel once stood at the corner of Market and River streets in Wilkes-Barre. The council has approved a plan take the property from CityVest, the non-profit group that owned the deed to the property. Council hopes to work out an agreement to develop the land with the city of Wilkes-Barre.

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