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  • Shawn Christy Enters ‘Not Guilty’ Pleas in Federal Court

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A man who spent months as a fugitive from federal authorizes pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to crimes he allegedly committed while on the run. Shawn Christy of McAdoo was in federal court in Scranton to face more than two dozen counts ranging from threatening the president to stealing guns and vehicles while he was a fugitive. In the courtroom, Christy repeatedly swore at the judge and prosecution and refused to sit down. At one point, […]

  • Abuse Warrant Issued for Man in Lackawanna, Wayne Counties

    UPDATE 7:36 p.m.: Omar Miranda has been captured by Dickson City Police Big shout out to Dickson City Police Department for apprehension of Omar Miranda. Thanks for the help! — TFC Bob Urban (@PSPTroopR) December 8, 2018 SCRANTON, Pa. — An arrest warrant is out for a man wanted for inappropriately touching a 9-year-old boy. State police say Omar Miranda allegedly abused the child from the beginning of the school year until now. He may be in the Scranton […]

  • Man Dies in Workplace Accident in Clinton County

    GREENE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A worker died in a workplace accident Tuesday in Clinton County. The coroner says a 32-year-old man from Sunbury was hit by a large forklift at Nicholas Meats just outside Loganton and died from a head injury. His name was not released.  

  • Free Parking for Holiday Shoppers in Danville

    DANVILLE, Pa. — Doing a little holiday shopping in downtown Danville just got less expensive. Decorative holiday bags and gift boxes cover the meters which means free parking. Danville’s police chief says the free parking between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays and weekends is mainly along Mill Street. This is in the borough’s business district. Although you don’t have to slug the meters, the two-hour time limit still applies. Danville’s free pass on parking started around Thanksgiving and […]

  • Powerball Winner Sold in Lackawanna County

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Someone hit the jackpot with a Powerball ticket sold in Lackawanna County. The ticket for the Saturday, December 1 drawing matched four of the five white balls drawn — 10,11, 47, 55, 58, and the red Powerball 26 — to win $100,000. Bill’s ShopRite in Covington Township gets a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Saturday produced two big wins: a Cash 5 jackpot-winning ticket worth $650,000 was sold in Lawrence County, and a Powerball […]

  • Mother Facing Child Abuse Charges in Carbon County

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman is charged with child endangerment and assault after police say she abused her 4-year-old son. Troopers say Ashlyn McCartney, 24, of Towamensing Township, near Lehighton, beat the boy so badly that he suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be admitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital near Allentown. McCartney is locked up with bail set at $500,000.

  • Man Arrested on Drug, Weapons, and Explosives Charges

    MILTON, Pa. — A man is locked up in Northumberland County charged with having drugs, guns, and explosives. Milton police say they found Eric Vanema in a car with a woman in a municipal parking lot around 2 p.m. Thursday. Besides drug paraphernalia and a semi-automatic rifle, officers discovered three explosives and a box containing bomb-making materials in the car.

  • Blue Angels Roar into Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — A couple of angels made a stop in our area on Thursday. U.S Navy Blue Angels Squadron jet 7 roared into the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Thursday morning. The two pilots are here to talk with airport officials to plan for next year’s air show. The show is scheduled for May 25 and 26, 2019. View this post on Instagram The Blue Angels brought one of their F/A-18 Hornets in town to discuss taking part in the […]

  • Son Sentenced for Shooting Death of Father in Schuylkill County

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A son has been sentenced to decades in prison after admitting to shooting and killing his father in Schuylkill County. Tyler Swantek pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 to 50 years for shooting his father Todd Swantek in the head with a rifle in May of 2017. Swantek was arrested in July of 2017 after Frackville police found his father’s body on a couch in the family’s home on North Third Street at the end […]

  • Man Charged with Attempted Homicide after Gunfire in Monroe County

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man from Monroe County is locked up on attempted homicide charges after apparently firing a gun at another man. Musa Abdul Bey, 53, of Mount Pocono, is also charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering, and gun charges. Police say Bey fired a gun when another man came to a home in Stroud Township Tuesday about a recent family dispute. Police found Bey had numerous burglary convictions in New York State and was not permitted to […]

  • Shawn Christy Hit with More Charges

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Shawn Christy is facing additional charges from his time on the run. The U.S. Attorney filed charges related to vehicles and guns Christy allegedly stole from homes and businesses while he was a fugitive. A warrant was issued for his arrest for making threats against President Trump and other officials. He was caught more than three months later in Ohio. Christy is locked up in the Lackawanna County Prison.

  • Local Innovator for People with Disabilities has Died

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — An advocate for people with disabilities in our area has died. Mark Smith died Sunday at age 47. Smith was the General Manager for Public Relations and Consumer Research for Pride Mobility Products in Exeter. Smith was born with cerebral palsy and was a leading advocate for people with disabilities in the region. He also was the author of four books on living with disabilities and how technology helps people like him integrate. Smith made news […]

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