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  • Crash Ties Up Traffic in Lackawanna County

    ARCHBALD — A chain reaction crash tied up rush-hour traffic in Lackawanna County. Archbald police tell us a car and a mail delivery vehicle collided head-on around 4 p.m. on Main Street. Two other vehicles also crashed. Police say the driver of the mail delivery vehicle was listed in critical condition. There is word what led up to the crash.

  • One Suspect Arrested, One Being Sought in Armed Robbery

    SHAMOKIN DAM — Police have arrested one man and are looking for another after an armed robbery and chase, through Snyder County. Shamokin Dam Police tell us the crooks held up Sterner’s Coin Shop around 3:30 this afternoon, then duct-taped and pistol-whipped the elderly store owner. The men then led troopers on a chase through the Liverpool area, which ended with a crash. Police arrested Michael Rodenizer of Beaver Springs. The other suspect is still on the run.

  • Driver Injured in High-speed Crash in Honesdale

    HONESDALE — Police say drugs may have played a role in a high-speed crash in Honesdale. The driver of a Volkswagen Beetle hit a parked vehicle then spun out on Church Street. The driver was hurt and taken to the hospital. No one else was injured. Officers confiscated drug paraphernalia from the car.    

  • Talkback 16: Schools Dismissing Early, NFL Players Kneeling During Anthem

    In tonight’s edition of Talkback 16, viewers give their opinion on whether school’s should cancel because of the heat, along with an uproar over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

  • Brother Pleads Guilty to Assault, Gun Charges

    WILKES-BARRE — One of two brothers accused of assault and gun charges pleaded guilty today. Ibn McClain must serve at least ten years in prison. Authorities say he and his brother Dashawn McLendon robbed several taxi cab drivers in Wilkes-Barre. McLendon awaits trial in Luzerne County.

  • Man Pleads Guilty for Theft from Athletic Club

    LUZERNE COUNTY — 77-year-old George Fedor admitted stealing $41,000 from the Jeddo Stars Athletic Association near Freeland. He was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to do maintenance work for the club. Fedor said in court that he stole the money to feed a gambling problem. The club’s president asked for no jail time since Fedor has already paid back some of the stolen money.

  • Christmas Countdown Despite Warm Weather

    BLAKELY — Here’s something to remind us that cooler weather is on the way on this 90-plus degree day. Christmas is just 90 days away. On this day every year, Ed Kolesar puts out his Christmas countdown sign along Main Street in Blakely. He says it has become a tradition that folks look forward to in this part of Lackawanna County.

  • Teachers in Dallas School District Begin Strike

      DALLAS  —Teachers in the Dallas School District were not in the classroom Friday morning, they were on the picket lines. Teachers and the school board were not able to reach a contract agreement Thursday night. This is the second time in two years teachers have gone on strike over the contract dispute. Although Friday was their first day back on strike, they said they just want it to be over. “I just want it to be done. I want […]

  • Deputy Coroner Locked Up on Child Sex Charges

    CARBON, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — The Deputy Coroner of Carbon and Schuylkill County is locked up today facing two felony charges. 60-year-old Deputy Coroner Edward Smith was arrested and charged with unlawful contact with a minor and criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. Smith solicited sex online from an agent posing as a 14-year-old boy on a social networking website. Bail is set at $250,000 cash. In lieu of bail, Smith is incarcerated in Luzerne County Prison.  

  • Body Found in the Lackawanna River

    OLD FORGE — Authorities found a body in the Lackawanna River, which they believe has been there for several days. The name of the deceased will not be released until next of kin is notified. An autopsy is set for Saturday. Duryea Police is handling this investigation.

  • Former ESU Football Player Convicted of Burglary, Assault Charges

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A former East Stroudsburg University student is facing several charges after a drunken incident led to his arrest. 23-year-old Marquis Brownlee of Scranton was found guilty of felony burglary, simple assault and harassment. Sometime after 3 a.m. Brownlee went to a home in East Stroudsburg and began banging on the door. Once the victim opened the door, Brownlee began punching the victim repeatedly. The victim sustained a fractured jaw and needed to undergo an emergency surgery. Brownlee […]

  • Funeral Director Arrested for Abuse of Corpse

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Angeliegha Stewart, 27, was arrested today for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility, abuse of corpse, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct and harassment. Stewart is a funeral director at Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home in East Stroudsburg. Monroe County detectives began investigating after receiving information from several sources regarding Stewart. The complaints explained that Stewart had been flaunting photographs of the deceased to her friends and […]

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