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  • Man Hit by Car While Crossing the Street in Palmerton

    PALMERTON, Pa. — An elderly man was hit by a car in Carbon County. Palmerton police say Clair Fatzinger, 81, of Palmerton, was crossing Delaware Avenue in the borough when he was hit. It happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday. The driver did stop. Officers say Fatzinger was flown to the hospital, and he is in critical condition.

  • Scranton School Board Member Resigns

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A member of the Scranton School Board is resigning. School Director Paige Gebhart Cognetti announced she’s joining the state auditor general’s office. She made the announcement at the auditor general’s news conference in Olyphant on Wednesday. Cognetti will serve as a special assistant with an emphasis on school district transportation costs. The school board will begin the search for her replacement.

  • Game Commission Investigating ‘Incident Involving a Bear and a Person’

    MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Emergency responders were called to Peach Orchard Road in Muncy Creek Township Wednesday evening for what the Game Commission calls “an incident involving a bear and a person.” Officials aren’t saying much about what happened, but the Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating, and an officer is talking to a victim to learn more about what happened. The Game Commission set up a bear trap along Peach Orchard Road, and wildlife conservation officers are asking the […]

  • Auditor General to Examine How Counties Buy Voting Equipment

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — How counties buy voting equipment is now under a statewide review after concerns were raised in Luzerne County. Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday the probe comes after reports the Luzerne County elections director accepted trips from a vendor. The county later bought voting equipment from that vendor. “We have to have a system where people have faith in our elections system, and when you have public officials on junkets paid for by corporations that are […]

  • ‘Christmas Pothole’ Is Patched

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The sinkhole in Wilkes-Barre that was filled with a Christmas tree over the weekend has now been properly patched. Images of the hole on Sturdevant Street went viral after a neighbor decided to plant a Christmas tree in it. One man then took things a step further by placing Santa in the hole with the tree. All the decorations got the city’s attention, and workers in Wilkes-Barre patched the hole on Tuesday.

  • Free Naloxone Kits Will Be Available Across Pennsylvania to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration is focusing on preventing opioid addiction and overdoses. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The administration announced naloxone kits will be made available for free in every county in the commonwealth this week. It’s all part of a campaign called “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week.” On Thursday, December 13, people can pick up a free naloxone kit at any of the 80 […]

  • VIDEO: Driver Saves Kid Being Chased by Angry Turkey, Says Motherly Instincts Kicked In

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. — A Wisconsin woman is speaking out about her recent moment of heroism. Saving a boy being chased by an angry turkey. Vanessa Miramontes and her boyfriend were driving her son to see Santa at a Green Bay area Cabelas when something caught her eye. It was a young, frightened boy running toward her in the road’s bike lane. “It felt like forever, like one of those Baywatch where the kid is running in slow motion down […]

  • Man Wanted for Firing Gun Outside Store in the Poconos

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Police want to find the man they say fired a gun in a Walmart parking lot in the Poconos. Stroud Area Regional Police say Aaron Scott, 27, of East Stroudsburg, fired two shots during an argument in the parking lot of the store in East Stroudsburg around 6:30 p.m. Monday. No one was hit by the shots. Scott is wanted on aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and firearms charges. Police say he is not supposed to possess […]

  • Kids from Boys and Girls Clubs Treated to Shopping Spree

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A department store is making Christmas bright for some kids in Luzerne County. JCPenney hosted a shopping spree at the Wyoming Valley Mall near Wilkes-Barre Tuesday night for 25 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Each child received a $100 gift card from JCPenney to purchase things like clothes, shoes, or toys for themselves or as gifts. Each year, JCPenney chooses one store in each state for the shopping spree. This year, […]

  • No Property Tax Hike in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — There will not be a tax increase for property owners in Luzerne County. County officials say the 2019 budget that was adopted Tuesday night does not include the three percent increase which was originally proposed by Luzerne County Manager David Pedri. Taxes will remain at just under six mills. That comes out to about $600 for a property in Luzerne County assessed at $100,000.

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