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  • Rig Rolls on Interstate 80 Off-Ramp in Columbia County

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The driver of a tractor-trailer was not seriously hurt when his rig overturned Friday morning in Columbia County. The wreck happened just before 7 a.m. on the Interstate 80 off-ramp to Berwick. State police believe the load shifted, causing the trailer to overturn. The off-ramp was closed while the truck was removed.

  • Folks Raising Funds Ahead of St. Joseph’s Festival

    DUNMORE, Pa. — Next week is the annual festival benefiting St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton. Some youngsters did their part Thursday to help the children and adults of St. Joe’s. Traditional Home and Health Hospice’s teen volunteers sold lemonade, hotdogs, and other treats outside the facility along West Drinker Street in Dunmore. Money raised will be donated to St. Joe’s next week.

  • Man Charged in Wilkes-Barre Township Stabbing Death Returned to Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A man arrested in New Jersey in connection with a stabbing death in Wilkes-Barre has been brought back to Luzerne County. Anthony Shaw was arrested in May in New Jersey for the death of Cindy Ashton in Wilkes-Barre Township. Ashton, 39, was found stabbed to death in her apartment on Nicholson Street in Wilkes-Barre Township. Shaw, her former boyfriend, was arrested a few weeks later in New Jersey and faces criminal homicide charges.

  • Woman Charged in Crossbow Killing of Mother Dies in Jail

    PALMERTON, Pa. — The woman accused of killing her mother with a crossbow has died in custody, according to officials in Carbon County. The coroner confirmed the death of Lisa Caplan in the Carbon County jail Tuesday. Results of the autopsy are still pending. The attorney for Caplan said his client had a history of mental illness when she was charged last year. Police┬ácharged Caplan, 51, with killing her 71-year-old mother Sandra Barndt at a home in Palmerton. According to […]

  • Fire Shuts Down Scranton Child Care Center

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Fire Wednesday morning forced a day care center in Scranton to close. Firefighters tell us smoke was coming from the air conditioning unit on the roof of Trinity Child Care on Boulevard Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Crews say some of the smoke got into the building. The facility was evacuated, and the center decided to send the children home as a precaution. Workers are busy cleaning the building.

  • Security Camera Shows Attempted Burglary in Schuylkill County

    EAST NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police in Schuylkill County are looking for a man who tried to break into a business early Tuesday. Saint Clair police are investigating an attempted burglary at the Mobil gas station on Route 61 and Ann Street, in East Norwegian Township, around 3:30 a.m. Video shows what appeared to be a tall male, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana attempting to break glass with a large rock. Anyone with information is asked to contact […]

  • Fire Destroys Building in Susquehanna County

    NEW MILFORD, Pa. — A fire early Tuesday destroyed a home in Susquehanna County. It happened on Lower Montrose Street in New Milford just after midnight, according to firefighters at the scene. A state police fire marshal said no one was living there at the time. Investigators said the fire appears suspicious and is under investigation. No one was hurt.

  • Suspected Home Invasion May Have Been Wrong Address

    SUGAR NOTCH, Pa. — It turns out a suspected burglar in Luzerne County may have just been at the wrong address. Sugar Notch police say they have identified the man in security camera photos taken last Thursday when he entered a home on Woodland Road. He ran off after discovering someone was inside. Police say it’s possible the intrusion stemmed from a mix-up involving a dating website and a wrong address.

  • Police Break Up Alleged Chop Shop in Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Police have busted an apparent chop shop in Monroe County. Officers tell us they found several stolen vehicles and tools at David Frantz’s home in Blakeslee a week ago. Police say Frantz, 35, of Blakeslee, was found with drugs and cash hiding in bushes at his cousin’s home. Frantz was charged Monday with operating a chop shop and drug crimes. Frantz’s cousin, Malvin Meckes, 36, is charged with helping him hide from police in the Poconos.

  • Cash 5 Lottery Winner Sold in Columbia County

    BENTON, Pa. — Someone hit the jackpot with a Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sold in Columbia County. A jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket for the Saturday, July 14, drawing matched all five balls drawn — 14, 29, 30, 31, 43 — to win $500,000. Back-to-back Cash 5 jackpots were won over the weekend in Columbia and Lancaster counties! Congrats to the winners! https://t.co/z66bKDU2KG pic.twitter.com/jC747hgSDo — Pennsylvania Lottery (@PALottery) July 16, 2018 The winning ticket was sold at the Uni-Mart on Main Street […]

  • Troopers Graduate from State Police Academy

    Today, 95 Cadets become Pennsylvania State Troopers at the 152nd @psp_academy class graduation. pic.twitter.com/jyUDPcSCMO — PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) July 13, 2018 HARRISBURG, Pa. — Nearly 100 new Pennsylvania State Troopers are ready to protect and serve the people of the state. Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced Friday that 95 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 152nd graduating cadet class. The ceremony […]

  • Williamsport Police Seeking Man Passing Counterfeit Cash

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Williamsport police are looking for a man passing fake $20 bills. Surveillance images were taken of the man using the counterfeit money at Kohl’s department store in Williamsport. Investigators say the man also used the fake money at Kohl’s and Walmart stores in State College. If you know who this man is, call Williamsport police.