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  • Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in Wyoming County

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Crews were called to a crash on the Luzerne and Wyoming County line. Authorities haven’t said exactly happened, but there are reports someone was hit by a vehicle and seriously hurt near Noxen. The crash happened at the intersection of Routes 29 and 309. The victim was flown to the hospital. This is a developing story, check back for updates.

  • Shirt Factory to Close by End of Year in Frackville

    FRACKVILLE, Pa. — A factory in Schuylkill County is set to close at the end of this year. It’s not because of a lack of work, but a lack of employees. City Shirt in Frackville makes shirts and pants for public safety and postal workers. Nearly 120 people work here including 60 sewers. The company says it has been unable to find workers to replace retired and retiring sewers. So, the plant in Schuylkill County is scheduled to close at […]

  • Coroner: Pedestrian Dies After Crash in Monroe County

    MOUNT POCONO, Pa. — The coroner has been called to a crash in Monroe County. According to the coroner, a person is dead after a getting hit by a car in Mount Pocono. It happened just before 3 a.m. Friday on Route 611 south. There’s no word what caused the crash. Route 611 south eopened around 8:30 a.m. on Friday. It was closed from Fork Street to Grange Road. For the latest traffic conditions, click here.

  • Teacher Hurt, Two Teens Facing Charges After Fight at Hazleton Area High School

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A teacher is hurt, and two students are facing charges after a fight at Hazleton Area High School. Officials say teachers tried to break up the brawl between two 15-year-old girls Wednesday afternoon. One teacher was taken to the hospital. She’s expected to be okay. The teens face assault and other charges here in Luzerne County.

  • Fire at Vacant House Under Investigation in Duryea

    DURYEA, Pa. — A fire at an empty house in Luzerne County is under investigation. Officials believe flames sparked on the first floor of this place on Main Street in Duryea just after 10:30 Wednesday night. The chief says the house is vacant, but there was power going to it. Neighbors say its been years since anyone lived there. A state police fire marshal is looking into how the fire got started here in Luzerne County.

  • Couple Sentenced for Toddler’s Death in Lock Haven

    LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — A mother and father charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of their young son are off to prison in Clinton County. Steven Killion and Toni Baker were each sentenced to 16 months to 10 years behind bars. Court papers say Killion gave the couple’s two-year-old son a plastic bag filled with cereal last year and forgot to take it back. The little boy was discovered unconscious with the bag over his head at their home […]

  • Man Charged with Raping Teen Girl in Monroe County

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. — A man is charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in Monroe County. Police arrested Matthew Sisler, 44 of Mountainhome, on Monday. The victim says she believes she was given prescription drugs by Sisler and that she woke up during the assault at the home in Barrett Township. Sisler is facing rape, statutory sexual assault, and several other related charges.

  • Pedestrian Hit by Car in Carbondale

    CARBONDALE, Pa. — A pedestrian was hit by a car in Lackawanna County. That person was struck on Brooklyn Street in Carbondale after 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The driver told officers the man just appeared and he didn’t see him in the road. There is no word how badly the pedestrian was hurt here in Lackawanna County.

  • Public Safety Director Resigns After Getting Arrested on Drug Charges

    ATHENS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Bradford County could soon be looking for a new public safety director. Jeffrey Scarboro from Towanda resigned after he was arrested on drug charges last week. Troopers say they smelled marijuana and found drug-related items in the man’s car during a traffic stop near Athens.

  • Crash Involving Big Rig Slows Traffic in the Poconos

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A crash involving a big rig and a car slowed traffic in Monroe County. It happened on Interstate 380 south near Mount Pocono around 9: 30 a.m. Monday. There is no word what caused the crashed or if anyone was hurt. For the latest traffic conditions, click here. Crash involving a tractor trailer and car on Interstate 380 South MM 3 near Mt. Pocono. No word on any injuries. Traffic down to one lane. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/giO3rZp9Wd […]

  • Fire at Strip Mining Pit Ruled Arson in Luzerne County

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire at a strip mining pit in Luzerne County is a case of arson. Officials say someone set fire to a pile of debris in a 200-foot deep hole near Hazleton. Heavy equipment had to be brought in and it took crews more than seven hours to douse the flames. No arrests have been made yet in the arson in Luzerne County.

  • UPDATE: School Closed, Other Delayed Due to Power Outage in Luzerne County

    UPDATE: Officials with the Northwest Area School District say the Intermediate School only is closed Thursday, Sept. 13. The primary school is still on a two-hour delay. ORIGINAL STORY HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two schools in the Northwest Area School District are on a two-hour delay. The Intermediate and Primary Schools only are delaying due to a power outage. Northwest Area Middle/High School is on a normal schedule. There is no word what caused the outage here in Luzerne County.