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  • Man Sentenced in Connection with Bar Blaze in Sunbury

    SUNBURY, Pa. — A man has been sentenced in connection with a fire at a bar in Northumberland County. Anthony Sanutti Jr. was sentenced Monday to two and a half to 23 months in Northumberland County Prison. He had previously entered a guilty plea to insurance fraud. Authorities in Sunbury believe Sanutti was involved in the fire at the Brass Key Tavern on Raegan Street back in January of 2013. Sanutti was charged in 2017. Sanutti is the son of Anthony Rocco Franklin who […]

  • Jack Scannella, Local TV Pioneer, Dies

    DUNMORE, Pa. — Local television news has lost one of its pioneers. Jack Scannella from Dunmore died Sunday. He was a news photographer for WGBI -TV 22, which later became WDAU, and then WYOU. Scannella photographed plenty of history in his four decades in television news, including the Knox Mine disaster and the Agnes flood. Scannella was Channel 22’s operations manager before retiring in 1995. Jack Scannella was 90 years old.

  • More Sex Charges against Teacher in Monroe County

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — More students are accusing a teacher of inappropriate contact at a school in the Poconos. Five more alleged victims, all female, have come forward saying Jonathan Smith, 26, of Blakeslee, had sexual contact with them while he was a teacher at PA Treatment and Healing (PATH) School near Marshalls Creek. Smith was originally charged last month with sexual assault and corruption of minors for touching another student. Smith is currently in custody at the Monroe County […]

  • List of Towing Companies Used by State Police to Clear Stranded Vehicles

    During the snowstorm Thursday, The Pennsylvania State Police had vehicles towed from the interstate that were creating a traffic hazard. Troopers want to remind drivers to stay with your vehicle if it becomes stuck until help arrives. They say abandoning your vehicle in the middle of the roadway creates a safety hazard and becomes an obstruction for snow removal. Click here for a list of tow companies that can be called to locate your vehicle if it was towed during […]

  • Rig Wreck Blocking Part of Interstate in Susquehanna County

    SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, Pa. — A jack-knifed tractor-trailer has traffic down to a crawl on snow-covered Interstate 81 in Susquehanna County. Images from PennDOT’s traffic cameras show the truck partially blocking the southbound lanes of the highway. There is no word from PennDOT on how long the interstate will be blocked. Get real-time traffic conditions with WNEP Traffic Tracker.

  • Woman Admits to Shooting Death of Boyfriend in Susquehanna County

    MONTROSE, Pa. — A woman pleaded guilty to third-degree murder Wednesday in the shooting death of her boyfriend in Susquehanna County. Cassandra Mercincavage was accused of shooting 49-year-old Robert Hubal to death. Police said Mercincavage shot Hubal three times, twice in the head and once in the body, with a .22 caliber rifle inside his home on Potter Hill Road in Thompson Township in October of 2017.

  • Driver Hurt in Glenburn Crash

    GLENBURN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman was injured in a crash Wednesday morning in Lackawanna County. A car and pickup truck collided around 6:45 a.m. on Routes 6/11 in Glenburn Township. Crews had to cut the woman out of her car before taking her to the hospital, according to the fire chief. Her injuries were described as non-life-threatening. Traffic heading towards Clarks Summit was tied up for about a half hour.

  • Former Softball Coach Sentenced on Child Sex Charges

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A former softball coach must register as a sex offender after admitting he had a sexual relationship with one of his players. Charles Kearney, 53, of Scranton was sentenced Friday in Luzerne County court. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to corruption of minors and indecent assault of a victim under 16. He was arrested in May.  Kearney was a coach with the Lackawanna Lightning youth softball team. Kearney must also serve one to two years in prison.

  • Prison Sentence in Luzerne County Kidnapping Case

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A man was sentenced to prison for kidnapping and assault in Luzerne County. Charles Kocher of Plymouth was sentenced Friday to eight to 16 years in prison. Police say Kocher duct-taped a woman, choked her and assaulted her at his home in February in Luzerne County. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, strangulation, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, and simple assault.

  • Mother Sentenced for Endangering Child

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A mother will spend time in jail for endangering children. Prosecutors say Tatiana Moore of Nanticoke failed to supervise her 2-year-old son. Investigators say twice in two months, the boy was found outside alone wandering the streets in just a diaper, and in one instance was hanging out a window. She was sentenced last week to three to 23 months in county jail. The child’s grandmother is also facing charges in the case in Luzerne County.

  • Update: Missing Scranton Man Found

    SCRANTON, Pa. -- Police are looking for a man reported missing from Scranton.

  • Acquittal in Child Death Case in Lycoming County

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The caregiver of a 4-year-old girl who died in a hot car in Williamsport has been found not guilty of the most serious charges against her. Brittany Borgess of South Williamsport was charged in 2016. Williamsport police say Borgess left Samaria Motyka in a car for several hours on a 97-degree day in July of 2016. Borgess was acquitted last week of involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment, and reckless endangerment. She was found guilty of leaving a child […]