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  • Reward Offered for Stabbing Suspect

    EDWARDSVILLE, Pa — A $2,000 reward is being offered in the effort to catch a young man wanted for a deadly stabbing in Luzerne County. Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is putting up the reward for any information leading to the capture of Devin Cunningham, 20. Cunningham and three others, all under the age of 20, are charged in the death of Joseph Monka, 71, last Monday in Edwardsville. Cunningham has been on the loose ever since. The other three suspects, including […]

  • Lewisburg Downtown Traffic Meeting

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — About 100 people packed the borough building in Lewisburg to hear the progress on a plan to reduce traffic downtown. The borough has commissioned the traffic study in the area of Market Street. The goal is to take a look at the increased traffic in the area and ways to reduce it. A consulting firm has been hired to examine traffic volume and speeds, as well as the impact on downtown businesses. “There’s going to be a […]

  • Deadly Crash near Berwick

    SALEM TOWNSHIP, Pa — A woman is dead after a crash in Luzerne County. The coroner says Patricia Schesney, 56, of Courtdale, was a passenger in a pickup truck hit by another vehicle Tuesday on Salem Boulevard near Berwick. She had to be pulled from the wreck and later died at Berwick Hospital. The driver of the pickup, Schesney’s husband, was rushed to the hospital as well. Salem Township police are investigating the deadly crash.

  • Eastern Hellbender Named State Amphibian

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania has a new state symbol. In Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf declared the Eastern Hellbender the official state amphibian. The Hellbender is a type of salamander commonly found in cold, clear rivers and streams of the Susquehanna Watershed. It has a few nicknames including the Snot Otter and the Lasagna Lizard. Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s student leadership council pushed for this designation as a way to emphasize the importance of clean waterways in the commonwealth.

  • Talkback 16: Dog Attack, Workplace Accident, Neighborhood Cleanup

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the woman who was mauled by a dog, a deadly workplace accident, the dog that escaped from a pet store, debris littering a running and biking trail and the man taking it upon himself to cleanup his neighborhood.

  • Pizza Fundraiser for Autism

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A charitable tradition continued  at a restaurant in Scranton. Pizza by Pappas on North Washington Avenue is donating half of all sales Tuesday and Wednesday to help children with autism in our area. This is the tenth year the pizza place is holding the fundraiser. In that time, they’ve raised more than $79,000 for the Northeast Regional Autism Center at the Friendship House in Scranton.

  • Children Found in Deplorable Conditions

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Hazleton police have filed child endangerment charges against a mother after her five kids were found living in deplorable conditions. Officers found a toddler naked and alone in the middle of North Poplar Street earlier this month. When they went to the child’s home, police say Janay Blair wasn’t home but her five children were. That’s when they discovered trash, bugs and feces throughout the house. The home was condemned and the children placed in protective custody. […]

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