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    UPDATE: Arsonists Behind Car Fires in Olyphant

    OLYPHANT — Investigators have confirmed that arsonists are responsible for setting fire to two cars in Lackawanna County Saturday night. Crews were called to the property on Underwood Road in Olyphant around 9 p.m. The fire chief said two cars were on fire in the back of a vacant building. According to state police, both vehicles were completely destroyed by the flames. The chief said the building had some smoke damage as well. The Olyphant Police Department and a state police fire marshal […]

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    Restaurant Workers in Wayne County Donate Their Pay to Fight Cancer

    HAMLIN — Workers at a restaurant in Wayne County donated their pay to charity. The dinner rush packed John’s Italian Restaurant in Hamlin Saturday evening for its 11th annual “Tips for a Cure” fundraiser. For the fundraiser each year, members of the wait staff donate their tips and wages to help in the fight against cancer. This year, the money will go to local charities that help pay for cancer treatment costs. Money from basket raffles and t-shirt sales will […]

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    Palooza Brings the Fun in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — An annual event in Bloomsburg drew plenty of people looking for a good time. The seventh annual Palooza was held Saturday afternoon at Bloomsburg Town Park. The event features all kinds of kid-friendly activities, from face-painting and pony rides to the dunk tank that’s a big hit each year. Palooza is put on by Agape, a nondenominational faith organization that helps low-income families in Columbia and Montour counties. “Definitely give it a try. Check it out if you […]

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    Bocce Tournament Aims to Grant Wishes for Two Lackawanna County Children

    OLD FORGE — People came out to play a popular Italian game in Lackawanna County to help make some wishes come true. Two local law firms partnered to host the inaugural bocce ball tournament at Arcaro and Genell in Old Forge to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Nearly two dozen teams faced off to help the foundation. “We have 22 teams which is really unusual. It’s a large tournament, and we could be here until as late as midnight,” said Pamela […]

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    Wally Lake Fest on Lake Wallenpaupack

    LAKE WALLENPAUPACK — It was a nice day to be out on the lake, and the “Wilsonville Queen” took home the top prize in Saturday’s boat parade on Lake Wallenpaupack. The parade was part of Wally Lake Fest. Drone video shot by Tim Pease shows a bird’s eye view of the parade. The folks from Wilsonville Campground who built the winning boat helped raise money for the victims of a recent jet ski explosion on the lake. The weekend-long festival […]

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    Turkey Hill Robbed at Gunpoint in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are looking for three men accused of robbing a mini mart at gunpoint early Saturday morning. It happened at the Turkey Hill on North Pennsylvania Avenue and Scott Street just after 3:30 a.m. Police say two men with guns held up the store, then took off with another man in a silver sedan. No one was hurt. Investigators have not said what the robbers got away with.

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    Students Concerned over Possible Strike at State-Owned Colleges

    BLOOMSBURG — Thousands of professors, coaches, and other faculty members at 14 state-owned colleges are one step closer to striking. That includes faculty here at Bloomsburg University. According to union representatives, the faculty members have not had a raise or contract in over a year, and the state system of higher education is not negotiating fairly. The union plans to vote in early September to decide whether or not to strike. Some students worry it could affect their education. “If […]


    Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Wayne County

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist died at the hospital after a crash in Wayne County. It happened at the intersection of Route 590 and Chapman Road near Hamlin around 5 p.m. Friday. Troopers tell us an SUV was crossing Route 590 (also known as Hamlin Highway) when it collided with the motorcycle. The biker, David Hazen of Dedham, Maine, was taken to a hospital where he later died. The driver of the SUV was also taken to the hospital. State […]

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    Nurse Accused of Stealing Pain Medicine from Terminal Cancer Patient

    EDWARDSVILLE — Police in part of Luzerne County say a nurse took pain medication from a terminal patient and used it herself. Officers in Edwardsville say they found Andrea Gosiewski, 39, of Ashley slumped at the wheel of a vehicle in a parking lot on Monday. Gosiewski is a registered nurse. Investigators said she had been taking hydromorphone, an opioid pain medication, from a terminal leukemia patient at Erwine Home Healthcare in Kingston between May and August of 2016. Officers say she […]

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    Talkback 16: Abandoned Pets, Little League Fatigue

    This edition of Talkback 16 includes a possible reason why people abandon animals, keeping track of children at a local fair, and no love for the Little League World Series.

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    Driver Charged in Deadly Monroe County Crash 

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — Police have charged a man after a deadly crash in Monroe County. Police believe Robert Givey, 41, of Saylorsburg lost control of his vehicle at the intersection of Route 115 and Allegheny Drive near Blakeslee in March 2015. He slid on a snow-covered road into the path of a PennDOT truck. The truck tried to avoid Givey and hit another car. The driver of that car, Richard Kline, 27, of Saylorsburg, was killed. On Wednesday, Givey was […]

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    Pennsylvania Launches Open Data Website

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced on Monday the launch of a new website where you can read data about the state government. The site is called OpenDataPA. Wolf said the site was created to promote more transparency in state government. The site includes information on job creation, school performance, and infrastructure projects. “Since day one of my administration, I have been committed to making state government more open and transparent,” Governor Wolf said. “One of our most valuable […]


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