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  • Girlfriend Charged in Deadly Luzerne County Stabbing

    ASHLEY, Pa. — A girlfriend is now charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death in Luzerne County. Haley Rimmer, 38, was arraigned on involuntary manslaughter charges Friday morning. According to court papers, Rimmer stabbed Brian Breymeier, 31, to death back in May at their home along South Main Street in Ashley after an argument. Rimmer is out on bail.

  • Bank Robbers Dressed as Nuns Sentenced to Prison

    MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Two women who tried to rob a bank in the Poconos dressed as nuns were sentenced to prison earlier this week. Melisa Arias of the Dominican Republic was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison. Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez of Connecticut got 15 months. The pair dressed up as nuns last August during an attempted robbery at the Citizens Bank branch in Tannersville. #Wanted for attempted armed bank robbery today in #Tannersville PA: 2 H/F, ~5'-5'2"; wore nuns' […]

  • NEIU Facility in Archbald Cleared Out by Gas Leak

    ARCHBALD, Pa. — A building in Lackawanna County had to be evacuated after a paving crew hit a 2-inch gas line, causing a leak. The Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit on Line Street in Archbald was cleared out Thursday while crews worked to clamp the gas leak. Neighbors say there was a strong smell of gas in the area before UGI made repairs.

  • UPDATE: Missing Child in Monroe County Safely Located

    UPDATE: Emergency officials in Monroe County say the child has been safely located. Brunner is locked up on assault charges.   PREVIOUS STORY: The Stroud Area Regional Police Department is currently searching for an 8-month-old white male infant, who was last seen leaving his residence in Stroud Township, Monroe County Thursday at 7:30 a.m., with his father, Scott Brunner. They are traveling in a silver 2000 Chevy Cavalier with PA tag JPH-1975. Scott Brunner is a 34-year-old white male, 5’7″, […]

  • Two Wanted for Money Order Fraud in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Police in Williamsport are looking for two people wanted for money fraud. Officers were alerted by the U.S. Postal Service that Tatyana Mitchell, 19, and Raddee Foye, 19, purchased money orders in New York for $18, then altered them to $500 and illegally cashed them in the Williamsport and Scranton areas. Police say Mitchell and Foye are driving a light blue 2002 Volkswagen sedan.

  • Gas Leak Forces Students from School

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A gas leak forced the evacuation of an elementary school in Luzerne County Monday morning. The leak was discovered around 11 a.m. near Hanover Green Elementary in Hanover Township. Students were sent to the high school where they finished out the day. UGI expects to have the gas leak in Luzerne County fixed by Wednesday.

  • All RailRiders Governor’s Cup Games Moved to Moosic Due to Hurricane Threat

    MOOSIC, Pa. — All Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders games in the Governor’s Cup Finals will be played at PNC Field in Moosic because of Hurricane Florence, according to a release from Minor League Baseball. The RailRiders face the Durham Bulls beginning Tuesday night for game 1 of the series. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will serve as the home team in games 1 and 2 while Durham will be the home side for the remainder of the series.  Games 1 through 4 will begin at 6:35 […]

  • Man Wanted after Shots Fired in Northumberland County

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police are looking for a man in connection with gunfire Sunday in Northumberland County. Investigators believe Jared Azar, 24, of Shenandoah, fired at least one shot at an occupied vehicle at a convenience store in Mount Carmel Township around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Azar was last seen fleeing the scene in a silver, medium-sized sedan and is considered armed and dangerous.

  • Man Found Dead in Creek Died Accidentally, Coroner Says

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. –A man found dead in Luzerne County over the weekend accidentally drowned, according to the coroner. Matthew Crane, 28, of Shavertown, was found in a section of Mill Creek between Wilkes-Barre and Plains Township on Saturday afternoon. Investigators believe Crane died after falling from a trestle near the creek.

  • Former Ambulance Company Treasurer Sentenced for Theft

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The former treasurer of an ambulance association who admitted to stealing from the organization was sentenced in Luzerne County this week. Paul Zabriski was sentenced Wednesday to six months house arrest and 10 years in the intermediate punishment program, a program that allows him to remain out of prison on certain conditions he meets. The judge also ordered Zabriski to pay $116,303 in restitution. So far, Zabriski has repaid $60,000 of the money he stole. Zabriski was […]

  • Wayne County Goes to Court to Save Hankins Pond Dam

    MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Wayne County Commissioners are going to court to stop the state from tearing down parts of a historic dam. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission plans to begin demolition next week on 150 feet of the hand-built Hankins Pond Dam near Route 670 in Mount Pleasant Township. The dam was originally breached in 2013, but the Department of Environmental Protection still considers it a hazard because of the potential for stormwater to build up […]

  • Fun and Fanfare as Students Return to School in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Students in the Scranton School District headed back to class Thursday and there was much celebration. The Invaders marching band and cheerleaders greeted students as they entered West Scranton High for the first day of school in Scranton. Because of air quality issues, Neil Armstrong Elementary will remain closed until next week.