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  • Woman Rescued, Her Leg Impaled on Cemetary Fence

    HAZLETON — A woman was rushed to a hospital after her leg was impaled on a fence Tuesday afternoon in Luzerne County. According to rescue crews, it happened around 4:30 p.m. at a cemetery near Vine Street and Diamond Avenue in Hazleton. Crews had to use saws and grinders to free the woman who was flown to a hospital. The is no word on her condition.

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    Police: Woman Spent $500 with Stolen Card

    MOSCOW — Police are looking for the woman who they said used a stolen bank card to buy nearly $500 worth of prepaid phone and gift cards from a store in Lackawanna County. It happened Tuesday at the Dollar General on South Main Street in Moscow. Police in Jessup were contacted by a man after his bank notified him of the activity on his card. The victim told police he was still in possession of his card and that it […]

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    Man Killed After His Car Hit Tree

    HARTLEY TOWNSHIP — One man is dead after a crash in Union County. Police said Harry Snook, 86, of Weikert was killed after he lost control of his vehicle along Weikert Road around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities said Snook lost control of his car and hit a tree and a culvert.

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    Feds Accuse Woman of Bank Larceny

    BLOOMSBURG — Federal charges have been filed against a woman from Columbia County. Federal authorities accused Mary Gillespie, 59, of Bloomsburg of being involved in a check fraud scheme in which she stole money from two banks in Bloomsburg. The alleged scheme lasted from November 2008 to September 2013 at the First Columbia Bank and Trust Company and Fulton National Bank. If convicted, Gillespie could face up to 10 years in prison.

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    UPDATE: Police Reconstruct Crash That Shut Down Road

    SCRANTON — A bridge in Lackawanna County reopened Wednesday morning.  A wreck forced crews to shut it down for nearly seven hours. The wreck happened around 8:30 p.m. on the Davis Street Bridge near the border of Scranton and Taylor.  According to police, a car and a tractor-trailer collided head-on. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. Officers reconstructed the crash late on in the evening.  […]

  • Cash Swiped from Bar

    WILKES-BARRE — Three money bags were swiped from a bar in Wilkes-Barre. According to police, the manager of whiskey business on Wood Street told them he left the bags in a bucket in the kitchen Monday afternoon. He left for a short time and when he went back to get the money bags, they were gone. Police are still investigating.

  • One Statue Stolen, Another Damaged in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — One Blessed Mother statue was stolen and another damaged on the same street in Hazleton. A homeowner on Carson Street said someone tried moving a statue of Mary off her porch and damaged it in the process. Police said a two-foot-tall Blessed Mother statue was stolen from a yard on the same block Monday night. Hazleton Police said for homeowners to stay alert and call them if they see anything suspicious.

  • Talkback 16: Rock Throwing, Corn Vandals, Go Joe

    In this edition of Talkback 16, topics include the teenagers accused of throwing rocks on a highway overpass, vandalism to a cornfield, and Go Joe.

  • Fire Dispatching Mistake Not Blamed on 911 System

    MOCANAQUA — Luzerne County 911 has finished an investigation into the mistake made dispatching fire companies to a fire in Mocanaqua in May that turned out to be deadly. The investigation revealed that the mistake dispatching crews to a wrong location was human error and had nothing to do with the county’s computer dispatch and phone system. As a result of the investigation, one dispatcher was fired and another suspended.

  • Parade for a Gymnastics Champ

    MOCANAQUA — A community in Luzerne County came together tonight to welcome home a national gymnastics tumbling champ. 12-year-old Jillian Smith returned home to Mocanaqua tonight after taking the top prize in her age group at the gymnastics championships in Louisville, Kentucky. To welcome her back, folks in the community organized a parade and party at the Conyngham Township community pool. The event was a complete surprise to Jillian. “It was totally unexpected. I had no idea this was going […]

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    Two Men Dead After Being Hit by Train

    UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP — Authorities said two men were killed after being hit by a train in Lehigh County. It happened around 3:30 p.m. Monday near Emmaus. Officials said the men were crossing the tracks on Chestnut Street when they were hit. The coroner identified the victims as Padraic Cremins, 24, and Timothy Dadario, 22, both of Allentown.

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    Police: Young Girl Raped Inside a Home in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating the rape of a nine-year-old girl. The alleged incident happened just after 5 p.m. Monday at a home on South Sherman Street in the city. Police have not released any other information. So far, no arrests have been made.