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  • Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Conduct Suspended

    A teacher in Luzerne County is off the job, accused of inappropriate conduct with two female students. The superintendent of the Dallas School District said the teacher, David Shuga, worked at the middle school and was suspended on June 5th without pay. On Monday, Shuga resigned from Dallas Middle School. The Luzerne County district attorney’s office and Dallas Township Police Department are investigating.

  • Man Accused of Inappropriate Contact with Teen

    A man from Northumberland County is accused of sending sexually explicit messages and nude photos of himself to a teenage girl. According to investigators, Edward Jackson, 39, of Milton met the girl when he was a DJ at a school dance when she was 15.  The two allegedly exchanged inappropriate text messages and on Facebook, and investigators said Jackson sent the teen nude photos of himself. Eventually Jackson asked the girl to meet  him for sex. Jackson was arrested Friday […]

  • Two Killed in Head-on Crash

    Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Bradford County. It happened around 1 p.m. on North Rome Road (Route 1022) near the intersection with Percil Road near Rome. State police said Mack Cranmer Senior, 69, and Linda Cranmer, 68, both from Wysox were killed when the SUV they were riding in collided with a pickup truck.  The SUV crossed the center line and slammed into the pickup truck, according to state police. The two victims were […]

  • Cracking Down on Fraud

    Cracking down on fraud and abuse in Lackawanna County is the goal of a new telephone hotline. County controller Gart Dibileo, along with several other officials, announced Friday plans for the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline for Lackawanna County. The goal is for people to call in or email their tips to authorities in the hopes of preventing corruption in the county. Dibileo said it is all about saving taxpayer’s money. “Now we’re giving them an easy outlet to contact […]

  • Sandusky’s Judge Denies Motion, Trial to Begin Monday

    The judge presiding over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case Friday denied motions made by the defense to dismiss several charges. The ruling means the child sex abuse charges involving all 10 alleged victims will go forward. Opening statements in Sandusky’s trial are set to begin Monday morning in Centre County court.

  • Selenski Sentenced for Burning Bodies

    Hugo Selenski was sentenced Monday for burning two bodies in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain, but first he went face-to-face with the families of the victims. A jury acquitted Selenski of double murder in March but he was convicted of abusing two corpses. The mother of victim Adeiye Keiler stood staring at Selenski in court and let him have it. She called him an “insecure coward, a little boy in a man’s body.” She told Selenski that he and his supporters are “going […]

  • Man Sentenced for Jail Escape

    The inmate who tried to escape from the Luzerne County jail with Hugo Selenski will spend more time behind bars for escaping. Scott Bolton was sentenced Monday. At one point, Bolton told police Selenski pushed him out the window the night of the escape. Bolton was critically injured. Selenski got away. Now after all that, Bolton will serve time for the escape and Selenski will not. Bolton was wheeled into the Luzerne County courthouse last month to testify against Hugo […]

  • Lupas on Second Selenski Trial

    It’s been 24 hours since Hugo Selenski was acquitted of murder charges, and then charged with two more killings. Prosecutors in Luzerne County are already looking to their next case against him.  Selenski was charged Wednesday with murdering Wyoming County pharmacist Michael Kerkowski and his girlfriend, Tammy Fassett.  Police allege Selenski strangled the two in early May, 2002, just as Kerkowski was to be sentenced on drug charges in Wyoming County.  These killings allegedly happened a full year before the murders […]

  • DA Talks About New Murder Charges

    Prosecutors in Luzerne County will get a second chance to put accused killer Hugo Selenski behind bars for good. Minutes after they failed to get a conviction for two murders Wednesday, Selenski was charged with two more killings.

The remains of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett were found three years ago on the property in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain where Selenski lived. Kerkowski was a Wyoming County pharmacist charged with dealing drugs. Fassett was his girlfriend. Both disappeared in May, 2002. According to officials […]

  • Selenski Case Time Line

    The Hugo Selenski case has fascinated people in northeastern and central Pennsylvania since the story broke nearly three years ago. Now with the double murder trial over, take a look back on those incredible days in the summer and fall of 2003. On June 5, 2003 we got our first look at 479 Mount Olivet Road in Kingston Township. That is where authorities found the remains of two people burned and buried in the backyard. It was also the day […]

  • New Murder Charges for Selenski

    When the double murder trial for Hugo Selenski in Luzerne County ended without a murder conviction for the deaths of Frank James and Adeiye Keiler Wednesday, it was not the end of the road for the man who has gained national attention over the last three years. Hugo Selenski is back at the Luzerne County jail.  After his double murder trial wrapped up at the courthouse he was immediately taken to the state police barracks in Wyoming then transferred to a district […]

  • Deliberations Continue in Selenski Murder Trial

    The wait for a verdict continued Tuesday at the Luzerne County courthouse as a jury considered the fate of accused double murderer Hugo Selenski.  Jurors deliberated for 10 hours on Tuesday without reaching a verdict.  Around 7 p.m., the judge sent them back to their hotel for the night.  Deliberations will resume Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Wilkes-Barre. 

The jury had several questions for the judge and, late Tuesday afternoon, returned to the courtroom to tell the judge they are deadlocked. They […]

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