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  • Victim of Scranton Hit and Run Dies

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A man left critically injured after a hit and run earlier this month has died. Michael Miele, 57, was struck near the intersection of Luzerne Street and 10th Avenue in Scranton on Thursday, January 3. According to the coroner, Miele died Saturday, January 12, at Allied Services Hospice Unit in South Abington Township. So far, no arrests have been in the deadly hit and run. Anyone with information is asked to call Scranton police.

  • Fire Damages Restaurant in Moosic

    MOOSIC, Pa. — A fire at a restaurant is under investigation in Lackawanna County. The fire broke out after 8 a.m. on Friday at Nana’s Pasta House on Route 502 in Moosic. Firefighters are still on the scene of an early morning fire in Moosic. Nana’s Pasta House caught fire around eight this morning. Two people who lived upstairs were able to make it out safely. — Allen Vickers (@AllenWNEP) January 18, 2019 Hours after the fire broke out, […]

  • Man Found Guilty of Murdering Temple University Student

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — It took jurors just 90 minutes to convict a man for murdering a Temple University student and dumping her body in Wayne County. Joshua Hupperterz was immediately sentenced to life in prison after Thursday’s guilty verdict. He killed Jenna Burleigh in 2017, stuffed her body in a plastic bin, and tried to hide the corpse at his grandparents’ property near Lakeville.

  • UPDATE: Death Investigation Underway After Stabbing Victim Dies

    HEGINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A stabbing investigation in Schuylkill County is now a death investigation. Police say a woman who was stabbed at an ATV park near Tower City over the weekend has died. Investigators tell Newswatch 16 Terri Gee, 53, from  Ephrata, died from multiple traumatic injuries. The cause of death was ruled homicide. Police say this is still an active investigation.  

  • New Hazleton Firefighters Sworn In

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Five new firefighters are now protecting Hazleton. They were sworn in Thursday night at Good News Church on Laurel Street. “Our citizens in the city of Hazleton are so much better off again with having you five firefighters daily with our amazing department, protecting and serving them 365 days a year,” said Hazleton Fire Chief Donald Leshko. Officials say the staff of 23 full-timers is the most the department has had since 1988. A grant for nearly $580,000 […]

  • Scranton Man Sentenced for Role in Arson That Killed His Brother

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A man will spend at least 10 years behind bars for his role in the fire that killed his brother in Scranton. Diomedes Ceballos was sentenced on Thursday. Last summer, he admitted arranging to have his brother burn down his house on 12th Avenue for insurance money and promising him a $5,000 cut. Ceballos’ brother was badly burned setting the fire in 2015. He died from his injuries the next day.

  • Fire Damages Nursing Home in Monroe County

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire at a nursing home in Monroe County. Officials say flames sparked in a laundry building at White Stone Corners Assisted Living near Stroudsburg Thursday afternoon. Two workers had to be checked out for breathing in smoke. No residents were affected by the fire in Monroe County.

  • Pickup Catches Fire After Crash in Olyphant

    OLYPHANT, Pa. — A pickup truck caught fire after a crash early Sunday morning in Lackawanna County. Officials say it happened around 4 a.m. along Marshwood Road in Olyphant. That’s when the driver crashed, got out, and walked about a mile to the nearest home for help. Police say the driver had to be taken to the hospital to be checked out. There is no word on what caused the fiery crash in Lackawanna County.

  • Brides-To-Be Getting Helping Hand for Big Day

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Brides-to-be are getting a helping hand planning their big day in Luzerne County. The Woodlands Inn and Resort near Wilkes-Barre hosted the first bridal expo of the year on Sunday. Photographers, caterers, and florists were all on hand to help the newly engaged get everything in place. One bride even walked away with $1,500 in cash here in Luzerne County.

  • Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Kingston

    KINGSTON, Pa. — A winning lottery ticket was sold in Luzerne County. The winning Treasure Hunt ticket was sold at Cooks Pharmacy along Wyoming Avenue in Kingston. It matched all five balls drawn Monday, 04-08-13-26-29, making it worth $150,000, the Pennsylvania Lottery said. The pharmacy will also get $500 for selling the winning ticket. What a way to start the New Year! A Mega Millions with Megaplier ticket worth $4 Million was sold in Erie. Plus a $150K Treasure Hunt jackpot-winning […]

  • Teen Dead After Skiing Accident in Carbon County

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A teen from New Jersey died after falling at a ski resort in Carbon County. The Carbon County coroner says Connor Golembiewski, 17, of Flemington, New Jersey, fell from a ski lift at Blue Mountain Ski Area near Palmerton on Tuesday and died at the hospital. This is the third time in less than a year someone has died at Blue Mountain. Last March, a snowboarder from New Jersey fell and later died, and in […]

  • Post Office Downsizing in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A post office in Scranton is shrinking. Officials with the Postal Service say they are downsizing the office inside the federal building on North Washington Avenue. Authorities say everything should be business as usual for people using that post office in Scranton.