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  • Children’s Garden Takes Shape in Susquehanna County

    CLIFFORD TOWNSHIP — A children’s garden is taking shape in Susquehanna County. On Sunday afternoon, about a dozen children worked on the Clifford Children’s Garden. They painted, moved dirt, and more, all to help grow their imaginations. Donations and grant money are helping make the garden a reality. It even includes a mini-mine shaft to remember the area’s history.

  • Church in Carbondale Dedicates New Pavilion

    CARBONDALE — A church in Lackawanna County is expanding. The Carbondale First United Methodist Church on North Church Street dedicated a new pavilion during Sunday morning services. The pavilion will be used to host picnics and other church events. The new addition to the place of worship in Carbondale comes as many churches across our area are consolidating or closing their doors.

  • Balloon Launch to Honor Pope

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — A church in Carbon County held a balloon launch Sunday in honor of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States. The congregation of St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Lake Harmony released 200 yellow and white balloons late Sunday morning. Church members say the pope’s visit to the US is one to be remembered. “He’s an inspiration to everyone, all Christians and even non-Christians. I think this will bring everyone together throughout the world,” said Carol […]

  • Sunbury Man Dies Following Crash

    ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP — A man from Sunbury died following a crash Sunday morning in Northumberland County. State police say the wreck happened around 10:15 a.m. on Captain Bloom Road in Rockefeller Township, near Sunbury. According to troopers, a vehicle driven by George Auman, 67, went off the road and hit a utility pole and then a tree. Auman was taken to the hospital, where he died.

  • Crash Kills Man from South Williamsport

    ARMSTRONG TOWNSHIP — A crash Sunday morning in Lycoming County left a man dead. The coroner identifies the victim as Christopher Piazza, 29, of South Williamsport. Troopers say the wreck happened just before 2:30 a.m. on Sylvan Dell Park Road in Armstrong Township. That’s just south of South Williamsport. According to authorities, Piazza was speeding when his vehicle went off the road and hit a tree. Piazza died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. The Lycoming […]

  • Crash in Bradford County Kills Two, Injures Three

    WYALUSING TOWNSHIP — A crash in Bradford County Saturday night left two teenagers dead. State police say the wreck happened around 9:15 p.m. on Route 706 near the intersection with Route 409 in Camptown, north of Wyalusing. Troopers say a pickup truck driven by Troy Stone, 19, of Wyalusing tried to pass another vehicle, crossed the center line, and hit an oncoming car. Stone’s pickup went off the road, crashed into several trees, and ended up down an embankment. Two […]

  • Turkey Hill Robbed in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — A man wearing a mask robbed a Turkey Hill in Hazleton early Sunday morning. Police say the robbery happened just after 3 a.m. at the store on Alter Street. The robber wore a red and blue striped mask and got away with what police describe as “property” from store employees. Police in Hazleton did not say if the robber had a weapon.

  • Man on Scooter Hit, Killed in Milton

    MILTON — A man died after the motorized scooter he was riding was hit Thursday night by a pickup truck in Milton. Police say David Felix, 48, of West Milton, was taken to hospital near Lewisburg, where he died. According to Milton Police, Felix and Ronald Paige, 47, of West Milton, were riding their motorized scooters along Locust Street just before 9 p.m. Thursday. Police say the men started to cross Arch Street and rode into the path of a […]

  • String of Robberies Leads to Arrest

    LYCOMING COUNTY — A recent string of holdups in Lycoming and Union counties has led to an arrest. On Friday, troopers said they had arrested Richard Bennett, 47, of New Columbia on charges connected to two robberies in Lycoming County. They said police in other jurisdictions plan to charge Bennett with three other robberies. All five robberies happened during the last two weeks of December. Bennett was arraigned Friday on charges related to a robbery on December 23 at the […]

  • Mother Charged in Baby’s Death

    LEHIGHTON — The death of an infant in Carbon County has now led to charges against the baby’s mother. On Tuesday, state police charged Tory Schlier, 20, of Lehighton with involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of children. She is locked up in Carbon County. The investigation began on October 17 when six-week-old Brayden Cummings was found dead at a home on North 7th Street in Lehighton. An autopsy showed that someone had rolled onto him while he slept, and […]

  • Teacher Charged with DUI, Resisting Arrest

    MAHANOY CITY — A teacher faces DUI and other charges after police say she crashed into a light pole and resisted arrest on Christmas Eve. Mahanoy City police filed charges Friday against Bridget Pollack, 35. The charges include driving under the influence, driving without a valid license, resisting arrest, and having an open container in the vehicle. According to the Mahanoy Area School District website, Pollack is a Social Studies teacher at the high school. According to court papers, police […]

  • Fire Victims Get Support from Community

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — A community is coming together to help their neighbors who lost everything in a fire in Dickson City. Halo Salon in Scranton and Gibbons Ford in Dickson City are collecting donations for the Shelesky family who lost their home to fire. The place on Carmalt Street  burned Wednesday afternoon. A father, grandmother, teenage boy and teenage girl lived in the home. The businesses are collecting clothes, personal items and non-perishable food, as well as cash donations. Daryl […]

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