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    Ex-wife, Father-in-Law Charged In Columbia County Homicide

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — State authorities announced homicide charges have been filed in the case of a man found shot to death two years ago. The state attorney general said the victim’s ex-wife and her father will be charged with the killing. Frank Spencer, 46, was found shot to death in his home in Hemlock Township, […]

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    Residents Urge Drivers to Slow Down

    WILKES-BARRE — While the speed limit is going up on several highways in our area, residents of one neighborhood in Wilkes-Barre are pleading with drivers to slow down. On Thursday, they went to city hall and demanded results. A small group of women have a big mission. Armed with a folder filled with pictures and […]

  • 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 […]

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    Report Finds DEP Comes Up Short On Gas Drilling

    HARRISBURG — A report out Tuesday from the Pennsylvania Auditor General slams the Department of Environmental protection for how it’s handled the natural gas industry. The report found the DEP wasn’t ready for the industry when it started drilling in the state and it’s not ready now. The auditor general said state environmental regulators need help. […]

  • Scranton Commuter Tax Passes First Round Of Votes

    SCRANTON — Scranton is one step closer to imposing a commuter tax on non-residents who work in the city. City council approved the first reading of the ordinance with a vote of two to one at its meeting Thursday night. “The ayes have it, so approved,” said council vice president Pat Rogan. With a vote […]

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    The city of Scranton is in the running to win five million dollars in the competition “The Way to Wellville”. The contest promotes health, wellness, and fitness across the nation. The competition is sponsored by HICCup, a nonprofit founded to encourage community-led innovation that results in healthier people and places. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey has […]

  • Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco Qualifying

    It was a beautiful day for Indy qualifying at Pocono and the Indy 500 winner set the pace. Ryan Hunter-Reay holding the pole for several minutes with a speed of 222.248 mph, but it didn’t last long the next driver on the track Helio Castroneves took it away for a brief time with his combined […]

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    Homicide Charges Filed In Wayne County Shooting Death

    HONESDALE — More serious charges were filed Monday against a man accused of shooting his niece near Waymart on Friday. Louis Ogden, 51, of Lake Ariel was brought to the Wayne County Courthouse Monday afternoon and troopers charged him with criminal homicide. Ogden’s niece, Rebecca Pisall, 20, died Saturday. The coroner says it was the […]

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    Attorney General Kane Releases Report on Jerry Sandusky Investigation

    HARRISBURG — A report on the Jerry Sandusky investigation released by Attorney General Kathleen Kane says the investigation took too long and cited a lack of urgency. The report was released at a news conference Monday in Harrisburg. “The facts show an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator,” Kane […]

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    Prosecutors Respond To Attorney General Investigation

    HARRISBURG — Jerry Sandusky was charged nearly three years after a boy from Clinton County came forward to say he was abused by the Penn State coach. But the attorney general’s investigator looking into that delay now says it was justified. “Taking the evidence as it was at the time, then the decision not to […]

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    Police: Cop Caught Selling AK-47 on the Job

    WYALUSING — A cop in Bradford County has been suspended for allegedly selling an AK-47 out of the back of the patrol car last week. Laceyville Borough Police Officer Matt Chamberlain was on duty at the time of the apparent gun sale. “I was shocked, I was shocked. Especially when there’s an automatic* weapon involved […]

  • Possible Medication Tampering in Columbia County High School

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating the possible tampering of student medication in Columbia County. Police said it happened last month at Southern Columbia Area High School near Catawissa. According to officers, the medication of two students did not appear to be normal when the nurse gave it to them. Those drugs have been sent […]