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  • Talkback 16: Vehicle Break-Ins, Fines, Sports Coverage, and Breweries

    In this edition of Talkback 16, vehicle break-ins, fines for leaving snow on vehicles, sports coverage, and the name of a new brewery. First, a deadly shooting in Monroe County.

  • Lackawanna College Falcons Greeted by Fans Upon Return Home From National Championship Game

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Lackawanna College Football team was greeted by fans and faculty Friday afternoon in Scranton. They returned home after playing top-ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast for the NJCAA national championship game Thursday night in Kansas. The Falcons led 13-10 entering the 4th quarter but fell to the Bulldogs 24-13.

  • Penn State Head Coach James Franklin Receives Six-Year Contract Extension

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State head football coach James Franklin is staying in Happy Valley. This afternoon, the university’s board of trustees unanimously approved a six-year contract extension for Franklin. The terms of the deal were not announced.

  • Southern Columbia Tigers Dominate in State Championship Win

    HERSHEY, Pa. — The Southern Columbia Tigers celebrated their 10th state championship with a dominating 74-7 win over Avonworth Friday afternoon in the PIAA Class 2AA title game. Southern celebrates their 10th State Championship — Jim Coles (@JimColesWNEP) December 6, 2019 Southern Columbia beat every team this year by at least 20 points.

  • Attorney General Files Charges in Scranton Assault Case

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Pennsylvania attorney general has refiled charges against a suspect in an assault in Scranton. Eric Piccotti, 48, is charged with aggravated assault, burglary, strangulation, and more. Authorities say Piccotti broke into a home in Scranton in September to beat up a man who he claimed was having an affair with his wife. The Lackawanna County district attorney’s office withdrew attempted homicide charges against Piccotti and the case was referred to the attorney general in October.

  • Former Educator Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault of Student

    TOWANDA, Pa. — A former drama director at two school districts in Bradford County is headed to prison for child sex crimes. Justin Shaw, 38, of Waverly, New York, was sentenced Thursday to six to 23 months behind bars. He must register as a sex offender for 25 years. Investigators say Shaw sexually assaulted one student and inappropriately touched another while working for the Athens and Sayre School Districts in 2017 and 2018. Several incidents happened at Shaw’s performing arts […]

  • Yuengling, Mrs. T’s Unveil Lager Battered Pierogie Recipe

    Love Yuengling Lager and Mrs. T’s Pierogies?  Now you can enjoy them in a whole new way thanks to a deep-fried collaboration between the two family-owned and operated Schuylkill County businesses. Yuengling and Mrs. T’s have released a Lager Battered Mini Pierogies recipe. The recipe combines Mrs. T’s Mini Cheddar Seasoned with Bacon Pierogies with a batter made with – you guessed it – Yuengling Lager, as well as a horseradish dipping sauce. “Over the past several months, I’ve had the […]

  • ‘Christmas Vacation’ Returns to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

    “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is returning to the big screen for its 30th anniversary. AMC Theatres has announced that “Christmas Vacation” will be playing at locations nationwide from December 6 – 12 and tickets are just $5. Grab your family and friends and head to a theater near you, because what’s more cheerful than being surrounded by fellow fans of a comedy classic, laughing all the way to a very happy holiday. A week from today, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation […]

  • Student-Athletes Host Christmas Party for Head Start Children

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A special Christmas party was put on Thursday morning for children in Monroe County. The Head Start program in East Stroudsburg got to sing Christmas carols, do arts and crafts, and visit with Santa. Student-athletes at East Stroudsburg University put on the event, which they say is not only emotional but educational. “We come in and do this every year. It’s rewarding that we get to do this because not many, there are not many opportunities […]

  • Suspect in Child Rape Nabbed in New Jersey

    SCRANTON, Pa. -- A man wanted for the alleged rape of a child in Scranton is now in custody.

  • Man Charged with Breaking into Home, Shooting Man in Face

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is facing charges for breaking into a woman’s home in Wayne County and shooting a man in the face. According to state police, Jesse Skates, 29, of Waymart, broke into a house on Martin Street in Clinton Township, near Browndale, just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Troopers say Skates went in through a window. He had a rifle with him. Inside the home, Natalie Crum heard the breaking glass and saw Skates coming through […]

  • One Dead After Fire in Bradford County

    ALBANY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person is dead after a fire in Bradford County. Flames sparked at a modular home around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday along Pelton Hill Road near New Albany. One person inside died in the fire. Some others were able to escape. The coroner believes the victim is Richard Bongiovanni, 71, a resident of the home. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. The home is destroyed. A fire marshal is looking for a cause.

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