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    Hundreds of Gallons of Gas Spill under Gas Station  

    SHAMOKIN DAM — The state is investigating how 1,200 gallons of fuel spilled underneath a gas station in Snyder County. It happened Monday at the Valero on North Susquehanna Trail in Shamokin Dam. Crews were still working to clean up the mess on Tuesday. The gas station is closed until the work is complete.

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    PA House Passes Budget Bill, Heads to Senate

    HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a $31.55 billion budget bill Tuesday by a vote of 132-68. The spending plan includes a $250 million increase in education funding for pre-K through 12, including $200 million for basic education K-12, $30 million for pre-K and Head Start, and a $20 million increase for special education. The budget includes revenue sources such as increased taxes on tobacco products, reforms to the liquor sales system, and expanded gaming. There is no […]

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    Man Charged with Killing Wife in 16-Year-Old Cold Case

    ATHENS TOWNSHIP — Authorities think they have solved a 16-year-old cold case where a husband is now charged with killing his wife in Bradford County. Casey James Callahan, 50, is accused of intentionally running over his wife Elizabeth with a tractor trailer in the parking lot of a convenience store near Athens back in 2000. Callahan was indicted on second degree murder charges after a grand jury presentation earlier this month. Callahan is already serving a prison sentence in New […]

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    Two Men from New York Charged with Gun Store Burglaries 

    SCRANTON — Two men from New York state have been indicted on charges related to the burglaries of some gun stores in Bradford and Tioga Counties. The most recent burglary occurred in Bradford County at Fulmer’s Sporting Goods near Wysox. Federal prosecutors believe the two suspects broke in and stole nearly 30 guns. The two men are also blamed for stealing three dozen guns from GNR near Mansfield and another 28 from a store in Forest County in northwestern Pennsylvania. […]

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    Talkback 16: Cigarette Tax, State Budget, Baby’s Death

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include a proposed new cigarette tax in Pennsylvania, the looming state budget deadline, the parents whose baby died because they didn’t get her to doctors in time, and a fond farewell to an American sports icon.

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    Polk Township Residents Voice Concern over Water

    POLK TOWNSHIP — Residents in part of Monroe County continue to say no to Nestle. A meeting Monday night in Polk Township brought out about three dozen residents who believed that the Nestle company was planning to take water for bottling. Earlier this month, Nestle dropped its original plan to take up to 200,000 gallons of water per day from a spring in neighboring Eldred Township in Monroe County. The company issued a statement saying, “At this time, Nestlé Waters is not monitoring […]

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    Man Caught on Camera Stealing Lawnmower from Hardware Store

    WEST PITTSTON — Police say a man was caught on surveillance video stealing a lawnmower from a hardware store in West Pittston on Monday. The video shows the man getting out of his truck, and simply walking away with a lawnmower that was for sale in front of Old Mill Pine on Exeter Avenue. Police have not made any arrests yet, but investigators believe they know who the man is. The West Pittston Police Department shared the video on its […]

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    Talkback 16: Brexit, Concert Traffic, Choosing Talkback Calls

    In this edition of Talkback 16, callers sound off on the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union, a raise in Social Security, road work, concert traffic, and more comments about the Talkback 16 selection process.

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    Man Accused of Strangling Ex-Girlfriend Heads to Trial

    HAZLETON — The trial of a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and stashing her body in an attic in Hazleton is set to begin Tuesday morning. Police believe Oscar Lozano-Garcia strangled Maria Brea, a 32-year-old mother of two, in December of 2012. He then hid her body in her attic along East Diamond Avenue. Garcia fled to Mexico, but authorities found him in 2014 and brought him back to Luzerne County. The trial will be a bench trial, meaning […]

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    Helping Feed the Hungry at RiverFest

    WILKES-BARRE – People enjoying RiverFest in Wilkes-Barre this weekend had the chance to help the hungry. The Weinberg Food Bank visited Nesbitt Park on Saturday to collect non-perishable food items from visitors. The food bank plans to send the donations to 150 locations across our area that serve the hungry. Each year those locations serve millions of pounds of food to people in need in northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

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    Surprise Donation for Ronald McDonald House in Scranton

    SCRANTON — The Ronald McDonald House in Scranton received a surprise donation on Saturday. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Pennsylvania presented a $30,000 check to the Ronald McDonald House in Scranton in honor of the charity’s 30th anniversary. With the donation, the Ronald McDonald House in Scranton will be able to provide overnight housing for families with sick or injured children at area hospitals.

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    Superhero Run/Walk in Memory of Young Boy

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — Some superheroes gathered in Susquehanna County in memory of a boy who died during hurricane Sandy. Hundreds gathered at Bridgewater Church near Montrose on Saturday for the Superhero Run/Walk. The Stahl family started the event in memory of their son Matthew who died back in 2012 when heavy winds caused a tree limb to fall on the boy. Each year, the Stahls choose a different beneficiary of the money they raise. Matthew loved superheroes, particularly Iron Man […]


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