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  • Minersville Police Officer Accused of Welfare Fraud

    MINERSVILLE, Pa. — A police officer in Schuylkill County is charged with fraud. Authorities say Minersville Borough Police Officer Ashley Michel received more than $7,200 in aid from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medical Assistance benefits after claiming no income on her application. According to investigators, Michel did not report her employment or income as a part-time police officer. If convicted, she could face a fine of $15,000 and up to seven years in prison.

  • Addiction Awareness Rally Benefits Forever Sammi Foundation

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A rally in Scranton Sunday afternoon aimed to raise addiction awareness. Dozens of treatment centers set up booths around Courthouse Square offering information for anyone who may be struggling with addiction. The family-friendly event also offered food and entertainment. This is the third year the Henehan family held the event in honor of their daughter Sammi, who lost her battle with addiction. “A lot of times this is a disease that people suffer from silently in their […]

  • Bikers Take Part in 19th Annual Salute to Veterans Ride

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Motorcycle riders participated in the 19th annual Salute to Veterans Ride on Sunday. The event kicked off at the Gino Merli Veterans Center on Penn Avenue in Scranton. The police-escorted ride made its way through Lackawanna County and then back to the center for a picnic. The ride, organized by Rolling Thunder, aims to raise awareness for veterans’ issues. All money raised at the ride benefits veterans and the POW/MIA issue.

  • Thanks to Community Support, Resident Camp Begins at Camp Archbald

    BROOKLYN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Girl Scouts across the area are able to sleep away this summer at a camp in Susquehanna County. That’s something that didn’t seem possible just a few months ago. Sunday was the first day of resident camp at Camp Archbald near Kingsley. Earlier this year, the Girl Scouts of Pennsylvania announced Camp Archbald would no longer have overnight camping during the week, but thanks to the group Supporters of Camp Archbald, the tradition will continue for […]

  • Flames Damage Vacation Home in the Poconos

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire damaged a vacation rental home in Monroe County on Sunday. Fire officials say it started around 11 a.m. along Pilgrim Lane in Tobyhanna Township. The fire was contained to the back wall of the home. No one was staying there at the time. Investigators are looking for the cause.

  • Cab Driver Charged After Road Rage Incident in Hazleton

    HAZLETON, Pa. — A cab driver is facing charges for what police call an incident of road rage in Hazleton. Officials say Dalvin Rosario was cut off by another driver on Lincoln Street around 6 p.m. Saturday. That driver then says Rosario got out of his cab, attacked him, and pulled a gun on him. The victim ran off. Officers later arrested Rosario and charged him with assault.

  • Stuck Bus Blocks Part of Route 6

    CARBONDALE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A stuck bus blocked part of Route 6 in Lackawanna County for about an hour Sunday afternoon. The driver says he was following his GPS when he bottomed out near the start of the Casey Highway outside Carbondale. It happened around 2:30 p.m. No one was hurt. The bus was carrying kids from a summer camp to New York. It took about an hour before the Martz bus was freed and back on its way.

  • Wrong-Way Driver Hits Woman on Birney Avenue

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A woman was hurt when she was hit by a vehicle in Scranton overnight. Police say the driver was going the wrong way on Birney Avenue just before 3 a.m. Sunday. The victim was taken to a hospital. Her name and condition have not been released. Police have not said if the driver will be charged.

  • Man in Custody After Standoff with Police in Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE, Pa. — A standoff in Luzerne County ended with one person in custody. Police say Richard Simon was threatening to shoot a woman on Honey Pot Street in Nanticoke around 11 a.m. Sunday. She was able to escape and call 911. Officers arrived, and Simon eventually came out and surrendered. Simon faces domestic violence and terroristic threat charges.

  • Jogger Hit by Vehicle in Lackawanna State Park

    NORTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials say an elderly man drove off the road and hit a jogger near the Lackawanna County State Park. Park rangers said it happened along Route 407 within the state park near Waverly on Sunday. The runner suffered minor injuries and took himself to the hospital to be treated. There is no word if charges will be filed against the driver.

  • Woman Accused of Abusing Children, Forcing One to Drink from Toilet

    HAZLETON, Pa. — A woman in Luzerne County is accused of abusing children after police say she forced four children to live in deplorable conditions. Police say Shannon Shafer, 32, of Hazleton, threw one of the children down the stairs, made the child drink toilet water, and on one occasion, tried to drown the child in the tub because she doesn’t like that child’s father. Investigators say she also touched herself sexually in front of the children as a form […]

  • Former Church Turned Art Studio Burns in Tamaqua

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — A former church in Tamaqua burned late Saturday night. Crews were called to the former First Presbyterian Church on West Broad Street around 11:30 p.m. Tamaqua firefighters called in help from other departments in Schuylkill and Carbon counties. The old church is now an art studio and apartment. Roberto Figueroa, a friend of the owner and former employee, said the artist is out of the country. “He’s a hell of a guy like I said, good guy. […]