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  • Carbon Monoxide Gas Forces Family From Home in Pike County

    LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP — Fire officials in Pike County said 14 people were taken to a hospital Thursday night to be checked after carbon monoxide filled the home they were staying in near Hawley. According to authorities, the gas seeped into the home at Woodloch Springs development in Lackawaxen Township. The fire chief said the carbon monoxide detector in the home went off, which caused the family to call 911. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, officials said the levels of carbon monoxide measured in the home were […]

  • Man Injured in Bizarre Late Night Stabbing in Wilkes-Barre

    Wilkes-Barre – Authorities are trying to figure out what led to a stabbing late Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre. According to police, a driver stopped to see if he hit someone and ended up getting stabbed. The victim, a 60 year old man, told police he heard a noise on Virginia Drive around 10pm Thursday and got out of his car to check it out. Police said that’s when 24 year-old Quamaine Hudson stabbed the man in the arm and took off. Hudson is locked up […]

  • Gunman Opens Fire at Congressional Baseball Team Practice in Virginia

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer and members of the Capitol police force were shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during Republicans’ early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game. President Donald Trump said the alleged gunman had been killed. Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. At least five people including Scalise were hospitalized. Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership as the majority whip, Scalise was in […]

  • Deadly Crash in Carbon County

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — State police in Carbon County said a 70-year-old woman from Palmerton was killed in a crash Sunday evening. According to troopers, Sylvia Lucas was driving along Hahn’s Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township near Palmerton when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a tree. Authorities have not said what led to the fatal crash in Carbon County.

  • Deep Fryer Causes Fire at Grocery Store in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Investigators say an electrical problem with a deep fryer is to blame for a small fire Monday at Schiel’s Family Market in Wilkes-Barre. The fire department was called to the grocery store along Hanover Street around 10 a.m. According to authorities, the fire was out by the time they arrived. The fire chief said the deli section of the supermarket is closed until an inspection by the Department of Health is complete. The rest of the business remains open after Monday’s fire in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Update: Repairs Complete on Water Main Break in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — Pennsylvania American Water said crews have completed repairs on a large break on a water main along Mill Street in Dunmore. Officials said water service should be restored to all customers by Sunday morning. Customers may have cloudy or discolored water. The boil advisory remains in effect until further notice. Officials tell Newswatch 16 workers showed up Saturday morning to find the basement of the water plant flooded. It initially appeared as if a 42-inch water main broke, but […]

  • Vehicle Crashes into Fire Station in Scranton

    SCRANTON — An out of control vehicle smashed into a fire station early Saturday morning in Scranton. The cash happened along North Main Avenue around 3 a.m. The car ran off the road and went through the doors of the fire station. The driver was taken to the hospital. According to police, there were reports of an erratic driver in the same neighborhood right before the crash. No one inside the fire station was hurt after Saturday morning’s crash in […]

  • Crash Cleared from I-80 East In Luzerne County

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Interstate 80 eastbound was closed near the Luzerne / Columbia County line due to a tractor trailer rollover. According to PennDOT, the crash happened near the Conyngham/Nescopeck exit just after 7 a.m. Monday. The eastbound lanes were closed between exit 242, Mifflinville/Mainville, and exit 256, Nescopeck/Conyngham.  Traffic was detoured off the highway. The wreck was cleared by about 9 a.m. According to state police, the driver had a physical condition that led to the crash. CLEARED: Accident on I-80 eastbound between Exit […]

  • Multi-Vehicle Crash Backs Up Traffic on I-81 in Lackawanna County

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — A multi-vehicle wreck along Interstate 81 in northern Lackawanna County had traffic backed up for miles Sunday afternoon. Both the north and south bound lanes of the highway near the Waverly exit were affected by the crash that happened around 1 p.m. According to state police, Ryan Koch of Dunmore lost control in the northbound lanes and crossed into the southbound side. He hit a minivan which then crashed into a third vehicle. Koch and a passenger […]

  • Man Killed in Early Morning Crash in Luzerne County

    RICE TOWNSHIP — One man is dead after a crash early Monday morning in Luzerne County. Authorities say the crash happened just after 2 a.m. According to the coroner, Erik Smith, 24, of Rice Township, was killed when he flipped his vehicle along Nuangola Road in Mountain Top. Police are looking into what caused Monday morning’s deadly crash.

  • Multi-Vehicle Crash Slows Traffic Along Interstate 81 North Near Scranton

    SCRANTON — A crash involving three vehicles backed up traffic on part of Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County Sunday afternoon. The crash happened around noon just before the River Street / Moosic Street exit in Scranton. The crash happened around noon just before the River Street exit on Interstate 81 north in Scranton. Troopers said the driver of a BMW, Mitchell Sauter of Moscow, was headed south and crossed into the northbound lanes hitting a big rig. Sauter was badly hurt […]

  • UPDATE: State Police Say Suspect in Fatal Trooper Shooting is Dead

    HUNTINGDON COUNTY  — According to authorities, the man accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper  Friday evening in central Pennsylvania is now dead. State Police released that information on its Twitter page Saturday morning. According to authorities, 32 year old Jason Robison of Hesston shot and killed Trooper Landon Weaver, who was investigating a domestic-related incident at a home outside Altoona Friday evening. A search for Robison followed the deadly shooting. Weaver who is from Blair County enlisted as a state trooper in December 2015 and is the […]

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