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  • Armed Thief Robs Truck Stop in Schuylkill County

    PINE GROVE, Pa. — A thief with a gun robbed a truck stop in Schuylkill County. The suspect, wearing a black hoodie, entered the Pilot Travel Center in Pine Grove just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday. Police say he demanded money and showed the clerk a gun in his waistband. He grabbed the cash and drove off in a black four-door sedan in Schuylkill County.

  • Fire Scorches Home in Luzerne County

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire scorched a home overnight in Luzerne County. Officials say the couple made it out of their burning home on Main Street near Pittston with their dog late Monday night. The fire got its start on the second floor and spread to the attic. The couple is staying with friends. The state police fire marshal is looking into what sparked the flames in Luzerne County.

  • Coroner Called to ATV Crash in Wayne County

    CANAAN TOWNSHIP, Pa.  — Authorities in Wayne County have identified the man killed in an early morning ATV crash. It happened around 7:50 a.m. on Monday on Savage Road in Canaan Township near Waymart. The ATV apparently ran off the road and slammed into a tree. The victim was found dead at the scene hours later. He was not wearing a helmet. The coroner identified the victim as Joseph Mazzarino, 31, of Manasquan, New Jersey.

  • Troopers Shut Down Road in Susquehanna County

    GREAT BEND TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A road is back open after police closed it for hours in Susquehanna County. Troopers shut down part of Route 11 between New Milford and Hallstead around 9:30 Sunday night. It reopened early Monday morning about 4 and a half hours later. Officials haven’t said why they shut down the road and were called to that part of Susquehanna County.

  • UPDATE: Power Restored to Thousands in Luzerne County

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — UGI says that power has been restored to thousands of customers who were without power Thursday morning in Luzerne County. UPDATE: At 8:55am all remaining customers were restored. If you experience loss of power, please call UGI at 800-276-2722 to report your outage. https://t.co/rJwIMF7yRX — UGI Utilities (@UGI_Utilities) July 12, 2018 According to a UGI spokesperson, the outage was caused by a loss of a transmission line. Around 8,000 homes and businesses in the Kingston, Edwardsville, […]

  • Smoke Alarms Save Residents From Apartment Fire in Kingston

    KINGSTON, Pa. — Fire officials say smoke alarms alerted some residents to a fire in Luzerne County. All four people living in an apartment building on Church Street in Kingston made it out okay when it caught fire just after midnight. Officials say the flames sparked outside the place and spread. Investigators are still looking for what caused that place to burn early Thursday morning in Luzerne County.

  • Update: Berwick Fire Caused by Children Playing with Lighter

    BERWICK, Pa. — A fire gutted a home in Columbia County. The chief says the family who lived in the place on Fair Street in Berwick got out safely with their pets when flames sparked just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday. Berwick’s fire chief said two boys were playing with a lighter and burning paper before they went to bed. They thought they stomped out the fire, but it rekindled and made its way to a gas can. The home […]

  • Deadly Crash in Luzerne County

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is dead after a crash Sunday in Luzerne County. According to troopers, Victor Bulat from Massachusetts was merging onto Interstate 80 east from State Route 93 when he was hit by a tractor trailer. It happened around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday near Sugarloaf. Bulat was flown to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt.

  • Crash Involving PennDOT Truck Slows Traffic on Interstate 80 in Columbia County

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa — A crash involving a PennDOT truck slowed traffic on a highway in Columbia County. It happened on Interstate 80 east near the Buckhorn exit (232) just before 8 a.m. on Monday. State police say the PennDOT truck was stopped and was setting up for a construction project when it was hit by the big rig. According to PennDOT, each year there are more than 100 projects on Pennsylvania roadways. PennDOT wants to remind drivers how important […]

  • Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Union County

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman riding as a passenger on a motorcycle died after a crash in Union County. Police say Sandra Beck, 64, of Allenwood, died at the hospital after the motorcycle she was on collided with a pickup truck. It happened around 3 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Old Turnpike Road and Fairfield Road near Lewisburg. The driver of the motorcycle, Ross Jarrett, 74, of Mifflinburg, was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. The […]

  • Home Damaged by Fire in Montour County

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire at a home in Montour County is under investigation. You can see the charred siding in a picture from the Daily Item newspaper. No one was inside the place near Danville when flames sparked just after 10 p.m. on Thursday. Officials say part of the home was badly damaged. No cause yet of that fire in Montour County.

  • Argument Leads to Gunfire in Lackawanna County, One Taken to Hospital

    TAYLOR, Pa. — The gunmen are on the run and the victim is in the hospital after an early morning shooting in Lackawanna County. Authorities say the shots went off just after 2 a.m. on Thursday outside Lucky’s Bar & Grill on South Main Avenue in Taylor. A big group was arguing when two men opened fire. One person was hit. According to the Scranton police chief, the victim collapsed behind the bar. Authorities have not said how the victim is […]