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  • Prison Sentence for Library Assault

    WILKES-BARRE — A man charged with indecent aggravated assault in Luzerne County was sentenced Monday. Leon Crosby will spend four to 10 years in prison. He previously admitted to sexually assaulting a woman inside the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre in July as last year. He was also ordered to complete sex offender treatment and he can’t have any contact with the library.

  • Talkback 16: Toddler Shoots Self, Electronic Billboards, Aggressive Drivers

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include a toddler who accidentally shot himself, Hugo Selenski’s sentence, electronic billboards, and a crackdown on aggressive drivers.

  • Competition Judges Students Creations Using K’NEX

    SCRANTON — K’NEX isn’t just for play anymore. 43 teams of fourth through eighth grade students from school districts throughout the area participated in a competition to build things out of K’NEX pieces. The projects were judged based on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics design principles. NEIU 19 hosted the event Monday at Johnson College in Scranton. K’NEX consists of interlocking plastic rods, gears, wheels, and other components.

  • Nursing Home Gets New TVs

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A fundraising campaign has paid off for a nursing home in Monroe County. About 60 brand new 24 inch flat-screen TVs were delivered Monday to Pleasant Valley Manor in Snydersville. The old televisions were outdated, but the nursing home couldn’t afford to replace all of them. So $5,500 was raised through a Go Fund Me account to buy as many as the nursing home could. “It’s great. It feels like a great accomplishment for the facility and […]

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    Tire Business Complies With DEP Order

    SCRANTON — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Monday that a tire business in Scranton has met a deadline to comply with an order regarding contamination at a bridge construction site. Crews stopped construction on the Rockwell Avenue Bridge last week when a petroleum-based substance was found in the ground water. Kelleher Tire on West Market Street had until March 30 to submit a plan that will trace how motor oil from a storage tank ended up at the […]

  • More Charges in Connection with Child’s Death

    POINT TOWNSHIP — Police in Northumberland County filed more charges against a man in connection with the death of a young boy. Officers said Victor Hare of Northumberland is now being charged with involuntary manslaughter and drug delivery that resulted in death. Police say a 9-year-old boy in his care died after swallowing drugs that Hare had in his home last year.

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    Several Crashes on Icy Road in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Ice is being blamed for a series of crashes on the same stretch of road. According to police,  there were three crashes on Route 307 in Scranton Sunday night, two within minutes of each other. One car rolled on its side and another went into the woods. Officers said no one was seriously hurt. Police said PennDOT has since treated the road.

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    Greater Scranton Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Kids were on the hunt for eggs at the annual Greater Scranton Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble in Nay Aug Park in Scranton Sunday. The Jaycees say this is one of its most popular and well-attended events all year. “We like to do this event to give back to the community. They’ve been doing it for years,” said Lauren Blake with the Greater Scranton Jaycees. “It’s just nice to see everybody come out, especially when the weather’s cold. It’s […]

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    Palm Sunday Procession in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — People gathered to observe Palm Sunday in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church walked through the downtown passing out palms and saying prayers while kids from the Sunday school rode a miniature horse to commemorate Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. “It’s a nice reception by the neighborhood, not in terms of numbers, but those we meet are very much encouraging and stop to pay respects and encourage that proclamation,” said Rev. Peter Kuritz. The procession began at […]

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    State Police: Man Assaulted in Schuylkill County

    NEW PHILADELPHIA — State police say a man was assaulted in Schuylkill County. Investigators said James Burns, 60, of New Philadelphia was found on Middle Street in New Philadelphia. Troopers believe he was assaulted sometime overnight Saturday into Sunday. There is no word on the extent of his injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Frackville at 570-874-5300.

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    State Police Investigating Attempted Burglary at Fire Company

    CASS TOWNSHIP — State police say someone tried to break into a fire company in Schuylkill County. Troopers said someone broke a door to the South Cass Township Fire Company around 3 a.m. Sunday, but ran off after setting off an alarm. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Frackville.

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    Fire in Hazleton Under Investigation

    HAZLETON – The Hazleton City Fire Department is investigating a fire that happened Wednesday in the city. Officials said the fire started on a porch around 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire chief released a surveillance photo of a woman they are calling a “person of interest.” If anyone recognizes the woman, you’re asked to call the fire department in Hazleton at 570-455-6232.


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