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  • Fire Rips Through Home in Tamaqua

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — Fire tore through a home in Tamaqua just after midnight Sunday. When firefighters arrived at the home on Gay Street Sunday morning, the house was filled with smoke and flames. Tamaqua firefighters called in help from nearby communities. Investigators are now looking into what caused that fire in Tamaqua.

  • Couple Wanted for Gun Trafficking Caught in Hazleton

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Police nabbed two fugitives wanted for firearms charges in New York City. Officers say they discovered 34-year-old Megan Maisonet had federal warrants for her arrest when they pulled her over for running a red light. Maisonet was wanted for illegal firearms trafficking. Her husband,  29-year-old Victor Maisonet, was wanted on the same warrant; they caught up with him at their home along Diamond Avenue. Both are behind bars.

  • Chinese New Year Celebrated in Dallas Township

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A neighborhood party to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year has turned into quite the event. Craig Mark has been inviting neighbors and friends over to his house for the holiday for the past 14 years. Now more than 100 people show up for the traditional Chinese meal for the new year. Mark started the tradition to honor his late father who immigrated from China to the US. “I’ve been to China quite a few […]

  • Free Skating Lessons Offered in Luzerne County

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Revolution Ice Center hosted a free skating lesson for the community this afternoon. It was all to celebrate US Figure Skating’s National Skating Month. Novices ages three to 90 were invited to take a free spin out on the ice. “I am completely amazed that we have more than 60 individuals registered for today’s event,” Sheryl Oleski said. “That’s exciting, we’re trying to encourage figure skating in the area and there’s a lot of folks who don’t […]

  • House Fire Displaces Family in Plymouth

    PLYMOUTH, Pa. — A family was forced from their home after flames tore through the place. Fire officials say the fire sparked along Willow Avenue just before 7 p.m. The building is made up of four apartments, all occupied by the same family. Crews say the flames started in the third-floor apartment. No one was hurt but the family is staying elsewhere due to heavy smoke and water damage.  

  • Deadly Car Crash near Cogan Station

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman is dead after a crash Saturday morning. State police say the driver of the car lost control along Pleasant Valley Road, near Cogan Station, and struck a tree; passenger 55-year-old Anona Frey was killed. Police say six others were also in the car at the time of the crash. Three of them were taken to the hospital. There’s no word on their conditions after the deadly wreck.

  • Fundraiser Held for K-9 Officer’s Training

    OLYPHANT, Pa. — A fundraiser was held to raise money for Olyphant’s first K-9 officer. More than 800 orders of porketta sandwiches were dished out, at the Italian American Club, to raise money for K-9 officer King’s training. There was also King merchandise for sale.

  • Hundreds of Students Participate in Science Olympiad

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — North Pocono High School hosted a Science Olympiad. Hundreds of students from over 30 schools came together to test their skills in science. Students participated in experiments such as soda bottle rockets and bridge stress tests against their peers. “It broadens every student for science topics,” said Elizabeth Nemitz, North Pocono junior. “There’s so many different fields and options to choose from once you get out of high school. It just gives you a little bit of […]

  • Polar Plunge Raises Money for Young People Battling Cancer

    SCRANTON, Pa. — People took the plunge to raise money for young people across Northeastern Pennsylvania battling cancer. The seventh annual Friends of Shannon McDonough Polar Plunge was held at Montage Mountain. Shannon passed away in 2009 from colon cancer; since then, her friends and family have held this ice-cold swim in her honor. “I think that this is something that Shannon would definitely love and enjoyed doing herself,” Stephanie Schofield of Scranton said. “Cancer is so prominent in our area, […]

  • Scranton Grocery Store Closes Due to Water Damage

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Water problems are to blame for the closure of a grocery store. The manager of Giant, along Nay Aug Avenue, said the store is closed due to water damage caused by one of the store’s gutters. Management has not said when the grocery store will be able to reopen.  

  • Crews Work to Repair Water Main Break

    ASHLEY, Pa. — Crews were working on Saturday to repair a break in a 24-inch water main along Saint Mary’s Road. Two tankers have been set up at the entrance to the Liberty Hills Development and at the Ashley Firemen’s Park. Pennsylvania America Water did not say when they expect repairs to be completed.

  • More than 500 Students out Sick in Cumberland County

    SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WPMT) — About 20 percent of high school students in the Cumberland Valley School District has called out of school in the last week. The district is not closing schools but is doing its best to keep the schools sanitized so more kids don’t come down with something. About 500 of the high school’s 2,800 student body was out this week. “Everyone is coughing, blowing their nose,” said Gillian Smith, junior. Smith says, about 75 percent […]

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