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    Police Chase Wanted Man in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police chased a wanted man in Wilkes-Barre Friday afternoon. Police spotted Jovon Jones, 20, of York at the Intermodal Center on South Washington Street around 5 p.m. Jones took off and ran through the Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in an attempt to get away. Officers finally caught him on North Pennsylvania Avenue. Police say Jones was wanted in Lackawanna County for a parole violation.

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    Talkback 16: LCTA Sentence, Teachers Strike, ‘Gold Nice’ Bells

    A personal care home set on fire, the Scranton teachers strike, and “gold nice” bells are some of the calls to Talkback 16, but most calls came about a sentence of probation for LCTA’s former director.

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    Celebrating the Susquehanna River in Columbia County

    BERWICK — A festival celebrating the Susquehanna River is just gearing up in Berwick and more than 20,000 people are expected. The fifth annual Riverfest opened up at Test Track Park Friday. There are all kinds of events planned, including some on the river and of course, there’s food. Riverfest has free admission and free parking and runs through Sunday in Columbia County.

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    Case Against Picone to Go to Trial

    TAMAQUA — The case against a Schuylkill County man accused of swindling cash from an elderly couple is likely headed to trial. Alfonso Picone of Tamaqua is accused of taking more than $300,000 from a couple in their 90s, telling them his friend would invest the money. Investigators say Picone pocketed the cash instead. Some of the original charges against Picone were dropped, but he still faces theft charges.

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    Eric Frein Case Latest Development, Judge Denies DA’s Motion   

    MILFORD — It appears details of an internal affairs investigation into a trooper who could be a potential witness in the Eric Frein case can be released to Frein’s defense attorneys. Last month Newswatch 16 reported that the district attorney in Lackawanna County had filed a motion to keep the information about the internal affairs investigation secret. Lackawanna County District Attorney Andy Jarbola felt the release of that information could jeopardize the investigation into allegations against the trooper in his […]

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    Multiple Injuries Reported After Crash in Lycoming County

    JORDAN TOWNSHIP — At least four people were badly hurt in a crash Friday afternoon in Lycoming County. A viewer sent in pictures of the three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Routes 42 and 118 near Unityville. Geisinger Medical Center tells us four trauma patients were taken to the hospital near Danville. Police have not released the victims’ names or what may have caused the crash.

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    Cars Crash near Auto Body Shop in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A car got smashed up Friday morning turning into an auto body shop in Scranton. Police said the driver was trying to pull into the repair shop on North Sixth Avenue when another vehicle crashed into it. The driver of the car was trapped for a short time and taken to the hospital. Scranton police think speed may have been a factor in the crash and said they expect to file charges.

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    Police Looking for Suspected Tip jar Thief

    WEST HAZLETON — Police are looking for the woman they believe may have taken a tip jar from a restaurant in Luzerne County. Officers said the woman walked into Crown Fried Chicken on East Broad Street in West Hazleton Thursday night and stole the jar. Anyone who recognizes her is asked to call police.

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    Suspect Named in Scranton Drive-by Shooting

    SCRANTON — Police have named a suspect in Thursday’s drive-by shooting in Scranton. Jaquan Pankey is wanted on attempted homicide charges. He’s accused of opening fire Thursday on North Main Avenue. Police say a 25-year-old victim was hit in the leg and taken to the hospital. His name and condition have not been released. A neighbor says his security camera caught a glimpse of the white car Pankey was believed to be driving. Anyone with information on Pankey is asked […]

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    Man Accused of Child Abuse in Luzerne County

    PITTSTON — Police in part of Luzerne County are looking for the man who they believe assaulted a four-month-old girl. Officers in Pittston want to find Philip Edwards, 28. Police believe he pinched and injured his girlfriend’s baby. The mother, Bonnie Worthy, 35, is in custody in Luzerne County charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Worthy says she didn’t report the alleged abuse sooner because she was afraid of Edwards.

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    Nancy Kerrigan and Johnny Weir Hit the Ice in Luzerne County for ‘Halloween on Ice’

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Olympic skaters Johnny Weir and Nancy Kerrigan brought their “Halloween on Ice” show to Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre. “Halloween on Ice” bills itself as one of the longest running shows in all of figure skating and it played to an enthusiastic crowd at the arena Thursday night. Kerrigan and Weir showed off the moves that made them world champions.

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    Police: One Person Shot in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Officials said one person was shot and taken to the hospital in East Stroudsburg Thursday night. Officers surrounded Prospect Hills Apartments around 9 p.m. after reports of a shooting at the apartment complex. Stroud Area Regional Police said the victim, a 20-year-old man, was taken to Pocono Medical Center. There is no word on the his condition. A neighbor told Newswatch 16 his family heard the gunshots. “They heard like two muffled gunshots and that’s pretty much […]


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