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  • Talkback 16: Building Collapse, Political Ads, Bloomsburg Fair Weather

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include a building collapse in Berwick, political ads, naming counties, the weather forecast during Bloomsburg Fair week, and reaction to a caller who suggested aliens control the weather.

  • Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to Prison

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A man was sentenced to nearly 20 years behind bars for robbing more than a dozen banks in our area. William Fisher, 46, of Dunmore, learned his punishment Friday. Fisher pleaded guilty in January to holding up 14 banks in four counties between December 2015 and September 2017. Fisher had a gun during most of those robberies, and prosecutors say he stole more than $200,000.

  • Man Charged After Knife Fight in Hazleton

    HAZLETON, Pa. — A man is facing aggravated assault charges for allegedly slashing two people during an argument in Hazleton. According to police, Darnell Jackson, 29, got into a fight and cut a man and woman along North Laurel Street around 10 p.m. Sunday. The woman had a cut on her face, and the man had been cut several times. Jackson was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and resisting arrest. Investigators say the fight broke out over a custody […]

  • LCTA Night Bus Service Begins Tonight

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Riders in Luzerne County will now be able to take the bus at night. Luzerne County Transportation Authority is set to begin night routes for its buses Monday. The authority announced the new nighttime service earlier this month. The night schedule includes five new routes that will run as late as 11 p.m. or midnight and will have stops at more locations including several area industrial parks. The full schedule can be found here.

  • Shawn Christy to Appear in Court in Ohio

    Shawn Christy, the man who sparked a three-month manhunt after allegedly making threats against President Trump, is scheduled to be in federal court in Ohio Monday. Christy, 27, of McAdoo, was on the run since June. He was wanted for allegedly making online threats against President Trump and other officials. Federal, state, and local law enforcement captured Christy near Mansfield, Ohio Friday afternoon. US Marshals began searching for Christy in Ohio after he crashed a stolen truck on I-71 near […]

  • Mother Locked up After Troopers Say She Assaulted 4-year-old Daughter

    ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A mother is behind bars after police say she assaulted her boyfriend and her 4-year-old daughter in Northumberland County. State police arrested the 27-year-old woman from Sunbury after they say she physically assaulted her boyfriend at a home in Rockefeller Township Saturday morning. She then smacked her daughter in the face, grabbed her by her hair, and shoved her to the ground. Troopers say video of the assault was captured on a home security camera. The […]

  • Skeletal Remains Found in Dickson City

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — The Lackawanna County coroner is investigating skeletal remains found in Dickson City. Police say an ATV rider found the remains Friday in a wooded area off Commerce Boulevard. The Lackawanna County coroner says the remains are believed to be those of a 20-year-old man who went missing from Scranton. The coroner said they will need to use DNA testing and dental records to determine the identity. That is scheduled for Monday.

  • Vietnam Veterans Honored in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Vietnam veterans were honored at an event in Scranton. The Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony was held on Courthouse Square Sunday morning. All living veterans who served on active duty between November 1, 1955 and May 1, 1975 were invited to participate. “I think the general opinion is that people, especially with all the things that are happening today, finally really appreciating their veterans and really appreciate what they do,” said Vietnam veteran Leo Nolan of Scranton. Each […]

  • Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in Northumberland County

    WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is dead after state police say he crashed his motorcycle early Sunday morning in Northumberland County. According to state police, Michael Carl, 32, of Lewisburg, was headed south on Route 405 in West Chillisquaque Township around 2:45 a.m. when he slid off the road into a wooded area. He was pronounced dead at the scene. State police are still investigating what led to the crash.

  • Woman Stabbed Trying to Fight off Robbers

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Police in Wilkes-Barre are looking for two men they say were involved in a robbery and stabbing overnight. It happened around 2 a.m. Saturday on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. Investigators say the men tried to take a woman’s wallet. She fought back and was stabbed in the stomach. Police have not released the condition of the victim.

  • Politicians Say Mine Fire out; DEP Says Otherwise

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Some lawmakers gathered in Luzerne County Wednesday to talk about a mine fire that has been burning for years. The lawmakers announced that the Jeansville underground mine near Hazleton has been extinguished. The state Department of Environmental Protection says otherwise, however. DEP officials say a contractor is actually still working to put out the fire. According to the DEP, a public meeting will be held in coming months to let everyone know the actual status of […]

  • Talkback 16: Scranton School District, Flooding, Politicians

    Callers touch on a variety of subjects in this edition of Talkback 16 including the arrest of a man accused of bilking the Scranton School District out of tens of thousands of dollars, flooding in the northern tier, and dishonest politicians.