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 2018-12-11 01:12 

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ESU adds women's wrestling to intercollegiate sports...

EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WOLF) -- East Stroudsburg University is adding another sport to their athletic program. Beginning Fall 2019, ESU will add women's wrestling. The university says with the growing popularity worldwide and at the high sch...

 2018-12-10 23:51 

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Man arrested in Mexico with teen sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years...

A Pennsylvania man who frequently checked a teenager out of school without her mother's knowledge and fled to Mexico with her has been sentenced to 2 1/2 to five years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Kevin Esterly was sentenced at an emotional hearing ...

 2018-12-10 23:46 

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State Police urge people to stay safe while holiday shopping...

(WOLF) -- State Police are urging people to keep themselves and their gifts safe this holiday season. Officials say criminals often target shoppers during the holiday shopping season. They suggest being aware of your surroundings, shopping during daylight...

 2018-12-10 21:05 

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Man holds up shotgun to another during argument involving drugs...

A 52-year-old man is behind bars following a threatening argument regarding methamphetamine. State police say Richard Lorah, of Lattimer Mines, held up a shotgun towards Victor Akey, 44, of Plymouth, during the argument on Ferrara Avenue in Hazle Township...

 2018-12-10 19:24 

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Fire displaces Schuylkill County family...

Two adults and seven children lost their Pottsville home due to a fire Sunday. Fire Chief James Misstishin Sr. says the call came in just after noon. The residence on West Market Street was heavily involved in flames, resulting to a total loss. Firefighte...

 2018-12-10 17:39 

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2 adults, child killed in overnight Luzerne Co. home fire...

The Luzerne County Coroner says three people are dead after an overnight fire in Hanover Township. Officials say the fire started around 3 a. m. at a residence on Little Street. John Crossley, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner...

 2018-12-10 15:00 

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Police: Turkey Hill in Dickson City burglarized...

Dickson City Police is looking for information regarding a burglary Sunday. Officials say it happened at the Turkey Hill on Main Street around 4 a. m. The suspect is described as a white male, about 5'7" tall, dressed in black with a bag. A large ...

 2018-12-10 14:41 

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Police in Luzerne Co. investigate stabbing in Duryea...

Police in Duryea are looking for suspects involved in a stabbing Saturday night. Officers say three suspects reportedly stabbed a man inside a home along Pettebone Street. The man was found by authorities and taken to the hospital. Witnesses at the scene ...

 2018-12-10 14:34 

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Southern Columbia wins its 9th State Championship...

Southern Columbia came into the this year's state tile game confident and looking to continue their 31 game winning streak. Wilmington, however, had a perfect game plan in the 1st half scoring the first touchdown of the game early in the 2nd quarter. ...

 2018-12-10 14:21 

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Police: Man burns down own home...

State police say a man burned down his own home in Pennsylvania. Fire officials responded to the blaze in Eldred Township around 3:15 p. m. Friday. The home was destroyed, and the 32-year-old homeowner acknowledged lighting a couch on fire with a cigarett...

 2018-12-10 14:19 

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Woman alleges assault by man resembling 'Santa Claus'...

A Pennsylvania woman has told police she was sexually assaulted by a man resembling Santa Claus. Police in Lehman Township, Luzerne County, say they found the woman wrapped in a blanket and sitting on a guardrail on Dec. 2. She claimed she had been smokin...

 2018-12-10 02:22 

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Hazleton-based jazz band performs at the White House...

The Cellar Dwellarzz Jazz Band performed at the White House on Thursday. The jazz ensemble is based in Hazleton, and made up of students ranging from the sixth to the 12th grade. Neil Forte is the director of the group and a teacher within the Hazleton Ar...

 2018-12-10 02:09 

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Nanticoke Mayor Rich Wiaterowski passes away...

Mayor Rich Wiaterowski passed away on Sunday. Wiaterowski was the mayor of Nanticoke and a volunteer firefighter in the city. According to the Nanticoke City fire department, he had been battling leukemia for about a year. "I must admit I was kind of ...

 2018-12-09 23:53 

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Dozens of kids in Luzerne County get coats for Christmas...

Today, dozens of kids in Luzerne County got new coats thanks to two local organizations. The Back Mountain Police Association and Big Brother Big Sister Wyoming hosted their annual Coats for Kids Christmas Party. It happened today at the St. Aloysius Chur...

 2018-12-09 23:48 

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Clarks Summit police looking for person behind burglary spree...

Police in Clarks Summit are looking for the person they believe is behind a string of home burglaries. They took to Facebook this weekend to post a video of the latest break in. They believe this burglary, from Friday night, is connected to nearly half a ...

 2018-12-09 03:47 

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Fourth annual Christmas stroll in Duryea...

The fourth annual Christmas stroll took place in Duryea Saturday night. Main Street was shut down so families could walk around and businesses set up stands outside. There were horse drawn wagon rides, free food, and gifts for kids. The owners of My Siste...

 2018-12-09 03:23 

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Chanukah menorah lighting in Wilkes-Barre...

The annual Chanukah Menorah lighting took place in public square Saturday night. It was the 15th year theBais Menachem Youth Development Program hosted the event in Wilkes-Barre. The program is made up of Jewish teenagers from all over the world. "I&#...

 2018-12-08 23:28 

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Lackawanna Co. Winter Market at the Globe brings back memories...

If you live in Northeastern Pennsylvania, chances are you've heard of the Globe. It's a landmark department store that closed many years ago. If you've lived in the area long enough, chances are you've been there quite a bit. "We used ...

 2018-12-08 06:28 

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Carbondale High School implements first prescription drug safety program in NEPA...

CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WOLF) -- A new online course could change the way young people understand and respond to the opioid epidemic. "We've come to the realization that this is not an issue we can arrest our way out of," said Carbondal...

 2018-12-08 06:07 

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Last Pearl Harbor survivor in Lackawanna County recalls day of infamy...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- 77 years ago the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Friday, December 7th, our country remembers that day of infamy. One of the last survivors of the Japanese invasion is a Scranton native, not to mention a Purple Hear...

 2018-12-08 04:01 

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16 arrests made in Hazleton on Friday as part of 'Operation Alliance'...

About 50 officers from the federal, state, and local level targeted the city of Hazleton on Friday. The police collaboration, called 'Operation Alliance,' began at 1:30 p. m. and ended around 9 p. m. Officials held a press conference Friday night ...

 2018-12-07 22:06 

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Monroe Co. man sentenced to prison for sex trafficking of minor...

A Saylorsburg man was sentenced Thursday for sex trafficking involving a minor. The U. S. Attorney's Office says 39-year-old David Parker received 30 years imprisonment. Parker admitted to the sex trafficking of a 9-year-old boy from June to August 20...

 2018-12-07 21:29 

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8th annual Aftermath K9 Grant awarded to Larksville Borough PD...

The Larksville Borough Police Department was awarded a $5,000 grant to its K9 program. The annual K9 grant is given out by Aftermath Services LLC to help create or maintain the programs in police departments. Over 1,200 people watch Sergeant Joshua Evans ...

 2018-12-07 20:57 

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Diocese of Harrisburg's Youth Protection Programs to be run by former PSP Captain...

A former State Police Captain will oversee the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg's Safe Environment Program. Retired Captain Janet McNeal, successfully ran the Megan's Law Section of the state police. Through her firm Law and Grace Consulting, ...

 2018-12-07 19:58 

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Man wanted on inappropriate contact with minor charges...

State Police have issued an arrest warrant Friday for a man accused of inappropriately touching a 9-year-old boy. They say Omar Miranda has made the alleged contact with the boy since the beginning of the school year. Miranda is reported to frequent the S...

 2018-12-07 19:45 

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University faculty background checks to be reviewed by court...

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider whether the 14 state-owned universities can compel all faculty members to undergo criminal background checks and inform the schools if they are arrested for serious crimes. The high court this week granted a re...

 2018-12-07 15:53 

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State to give away anti-overdose drug naloxone next week...

Pennsylvania is expanding efforts to make the anti-overdose medication naloxone available to the public with a statewide distribution day next week. Officials said Thursday that naloxone will be provided free to any state resident at 80 locations — ...

 2018-12-07 15:03 

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Hanover Twp. Police searching for theft suspect...

Police in Hanover Township is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect captured on surveillance. The woman is accused of being involved in multiple thefts from vehicles last month. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police depar...

 2018-12-07 14:43 

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RailRiders to host 2020 Triple-A All-Star game...

The RailRiders released an exciting announcement coming to Lackawanna County. PNC Field will host the 2020 Triple-A All-Star game. The last time the the game was held at PNC field was 1995. Derek Jeter actually played in that game during his time in Tripl...

 2018-12-07 14:03 

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Bloomsburg University students react to Harvard lawsuit over single-sex rule...

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WOLF) -- A lawsuit involving Harvard University is getting students nationwide fired up, and some at Bloomsburg University are standing in solidarity. Danielle Godorecci is Vice President of her sorority at Bloomsburg. Wednesd...

 2018-12-07 05:10 

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Hazleton city council votes to raise property taxes...

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- For Hazleton residents - property taxes are going up. In a 3-2 vote by city council, they will be increasing 1. 9%. Council president Bob Gavio says the city is facing increasing financial stressers. The initial proposal...

 2018-12-07 04:52 

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Planned Parenthood to move locations in Wilkes-Barre next month...

Planned Parenthood found a new home in Wilkes-Barre. For the past eight decades, it was part of the Kirby Health Center. In January, it will move to 101 North Main Street. According to Planned Parenthood, service won't be interrupted during the move. ...

 2018-12-07 04:49 

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Southern Columbia holds pep rally ahead of state championship game...

Southern Columbia Area High School held a community pep rally on Thursday night, ahead of Friday's state championship game. Hundreds came out to the Ralpho Township gym in Elysburg. "There's just so much happiness and inspiration that comes wi...

 2018-12-07 03:28 

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State officials considering more conditions to qualify for medical marijuana...

EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- More people in Pennsylvania could soon have access to medical marijuana. The state's Medical Marijuana Advisory Board is opening up a new process for expanding the list of qualifying conditions for that treatment...

 2018-12-07 00:33 

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Lackawanna Trail Football at States...

Lackawanna Trail arrived in Hershey for the class A state championship on a roll. The Lion's looking for their first ever title made their fans proud from the opening kick. Trail recovers a Farrell fumble to begin the game and after 2 plays Sophomore ...

 2018-12-06 22:26 

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Man in Jessup arrested, charged with over 600 counts of child pornography...

A Jessup man is facing over 600 child pornography counts in Lackawanna County Wednesday. Court documents show Jason Johnson, 47, was found with 220 pictures and videos of child pornography on his electronic devices. Officials were notified by the National...

 2018-12-06 20:49 

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92-year-old NJ woman killed in Columbia Co. car wreck...

A 92-year-old woman's death was ruled accidental after a car crash in Mifflin Township Wednesday evening. The Columbia County coroner say Regina Cannistraci, of Clifton, NJ, was in the car with her son driving on Snyder School Road. Her son reportedly...

 2018-12-06 20:38 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Cold and quiet into mid-December...

It's been a quiet (but cold) start to the final month of 2018 but our streak of quiet weather ends tonight with a shot at snow showers. Thanks to a weak cold front coming in from the north, lake effect snow showers could reach NEPA. This doesn't l...

 2018-12-06 16:18 

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Carbon Co. sexual assault suspect arrested in Dominican Republic...

A man wanted in Carbon County for an alleged sexual assault of a child has been taken into custody. U. S. Marshals say 32-year-old Christian Kipp, of Lehighton, was charged with aggravated indecent assault of a child back in October 2017. He was released ...

 2018-12-06 15:45 

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UPDATE | Pleasant Valley School District's lockdown lifted...

UPDATE: The external lockdown against the Pleasant Valley School District has been lifted. State police say the threat against the Pleasant Valley High School was an "elaborate hoax" and is not believed to be credible. All schools are back to norm...

 2018-12-06 14:35 

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Apartment building fire in Shamokin may have started in kitchen...

Several departments helped put out a fire Wednesday afternoon in Shamokin. The building houses three different apartments on West Pine Street. It took crews about 30 minutes to put the flames out. Neighbors say it started in one of the kitchens. "I fo...

 2018-12-06 14:06 

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Christy appears in court in Carbon County...

Shawn Christy appeared again in court Wednesday in Carbon County. The former McAdoo fugitive faces several charges there including felony burglary. Christy is also charged in other counties and at the federal level. He was on the run this summer after thr...

 2018-12-06 13:43 

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Police investigating swastika found at PSU Harrisburg...

Police are investigating the drawing of a swastika that was discovered in an off-campus building. According to a statement from the Chancelllor, the swastika was found in a stairwell in the Nittany Place apartment building. Penn State Harrisburg has refer...

 2018-12-06 03:42 

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Lackawanna Trail heading to state championship with plenty of support...

Lackawanna Trail's football team is heading to the Class A state championships and they are looking for a win. They've only lost 1 game this season and haven't won a state trophy since 1985. The community came out on Wednesday night, sending t...

 2018-12-06 03:09 

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Little League pitches in with Caribbean communities recovering from hurricanes...

WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WOLF) -- Many Caribbean communities are still recovering from the 2017 hurricanes. "Many of my neighbors have no roofs and it's very much an ongoing process," said Steve Parris. In that recovery, Williamsport-bas...

 2018-12-06 02:00 

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King's College students create #ClickAway campaign for cyberbullying education...

WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) -- A class of King's College students spent this semester helping kids, parents, and teachers combat cyberbullying with a project based on social media. Jeannine Luby is a part-time Mass Communications instructor at King's Coll...

 2018-12-06 00:55 

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First responders participate in 'Carry a Bead' program...

First responders in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton participated in the 'Carry a Bear' campaign on Wednesday. The Palermo Heart-to-Heart program helps children battling chronic illnesses. First responders wear a 'bead of courage' on their unifor...

 2018-12-05 22:59 

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Marywood University kicks off holiday season with Christmas tree lighting...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- The Marywood University community kicked off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony. The event is hosted in the Rotunda on campus around this time every year. This year's tree is 24 feet tall, has more than 9,000 ...

 2018-12-05 22:24 

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'Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde' charged for $1 million NEPA burglary spree...

The Lackawanna County District Attorney's Office has charged a couple they are calling a "Modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. " According to District Attorney Mark Powell, Francis and Dorri Smith, formerly of Scranton, netted nearly $1 million from b...

 2018-12-05 21:11 

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Luzerne Co. woman charged for fleeing from police on roof...

A woman in Ashley Borough who crawled out of a window and onto a roof to run from police last month is now facing more charges. Bethann Ritter, 26, was being served a failure to appear warrant out of Monroe County when she fled from officers at her home o...

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