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  • PennDOT Lists Travel Restrictions on Commercial Vehicles for Wednesday’s Storm

    PennDOT has announced travel restrictions for Wednesday ahead of expected winter weather. At 6 a.m. Wednesday, a full commercial vehicle ban (including buses) will be in place on I-70 in Fulton County (from the Maryland state line to the Turnpike); I-99 from I-80 to the Turnpike; and I-80 from I-79 to the I-99 interchange. *The ban on I-70 in Fulton County (from the Maryland state line to the Turnpike) was lifted as of 10 p.m. 2/20/2019 Also at 6 a.m. […]

  • Theft at Laundromat in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A laundromat in Bloomsburg that was vandalized last month has been hit again. Police say a man pried open the coin boxes on several washing machines at Wash-N-Shop on Market Street early Monday morning and took the money inside. Investigators released a surveillance picture of the thief. The owner of the laundromat is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

  • Police Looking for Two People Connected to Shooting in Wilkes-Barre that Injured Two Women

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Wilkes-Barre police are looking for two people connected to a shooting in the city last week. That shooting near South Main Street on February 12 badly injured two young women from Scranton. Police want to find Sabrina Hoban, 17, a runaway from Dupont and Miles Singleton, 20, of Moosic. Police say the two were last seen at a hotel in Dickson City Tuesday. Officers believe Singleton was shot in his leg. Anyone with information is asked to […]

  • Woman Accused of Stabbing Boyfriend

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Police say a woman stabbed her boyfriend early Wednesday morning. It happened just after 3 a.m. along the 700 block of West 9th Street. Officials tell us the woman used a razor blade to injure the man. The woman, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested following the stabbing in Hazleton.

  • More Gunfire in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Wilkes-Barre police responded to reports of shots fired Tuesday night, the second incident of the day. Officers swarmed Dagobert Street around 9 p.m. Witnesses say half a dozen shots were fired into a home. Ten people were inside at the time, but no one was hurt. This is the second shooting in the city of the day. The first happened Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Dana and High streets. Police are also investigating two other shootings […]

  • Community Weather Announcements

    Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans, and other changes due to the winter weather expected to come our way. Check back for the latest updates.  

  • Geisinger-CMC Put on Lockdown After Reported Threats

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Police were called to Geisinger-CMC in Scranton Tuesday night to respond to reports of a man making threats in the ER. It happened around 7 p.m. The hospital was locked down for about an hour, but all is clear at this time. There is no word if any charges will be filed.

  • Police Officer Accused of Assaulting Girlfriend

    LEHIGHTON, Pa. — A police officer is facing assault charges in Carbon County. Bejtullah Mehmeti, 28, of Lehighton is accused of striking his girlfriend several times Friday during an incident at his home, according to The Morning Call. Mehmeti was charged with simple assault and harassment. Mehmeti has worked with the Allentown Police Department since 2016. He’s now on paid leave in light of those charges filed in Carbon County.

  • New Book About WWII Veteran from Lehighton

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A book profiling a World War II veteran from Carbon County hit bookstores Tuesday. A tank was outside a bookstore in Harrisburg to officially launch the release of the book “Spearhead.” It’s about tank gunner Cpl. Clarence Smoyer from Lehighton. He fought in some of the biggest battles in Europe, including being the gunner in a legendary tank duel in the war. The book is written by Adam Makos, who grew up in Montoursville. A special On […]

  • Inmate Accused of Assault on Prison Counselor

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa.  — A prisoner in Northumberland County is facing charges after officials say he bashed in the head of a counselor and had planned to rape her. Former SCI Coal Township inmate Dustin Cornelius, 21, is charged with aggravated assault, attempted rape, and other charges. Officials say Cornelius coaxed a female drug and alcohol specialist counselor into a one-on-one session early last month. That’s when state police say he struck the victim in the back of the head […]

  • Nine Taken to Hospitals after School Van Crash in Luzerne County

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Nine people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving a school van in Luzerne County. A crash involving a car and a Wilkes-Barre Area school bus van happened around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on Main Street in Plains Township. Eight special needs students were on the bus at the time. They, along with an adult aide, were taken to be checked out. No one in the car was hurt. Police have not said yet what […]

  • Cash 5 Lottery Jackpot of $500,000 Won in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Somebody hit the jackpot with a Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold in Lackawanna County. A Cash 5 ticket worth $500,000 for the Sunday, February 17, drawing sold at the Kwik-N-Ezy Kwik Mart on 7th Avenue in Scranton matched all five balls drawn – 7, 20, 36, 38, 43 — to win the jackpot prize. The seller gets a $500 for selling the winning ticket. Watch the Pennsylvania Lottery drawings every day on WNEP-TV.

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