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 2018-06-19 21:48 

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Cresco man arrested for child "sextortion", mom charged for drug trafficking...

A man from Cresco was arrested for child pornography, stalking, and drug trafficking charges. The Monroe County District Attorney's office says Luis Manuel Montero, 19, threatened a 16-year-old girl back in April to send him sexually explicit pictures...

 2018-06-19 20:51 

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East Stroudsburg man pleads guilty to drug, sex trafficking charges...

A 29-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to drug and prostitution charges. Jamiell Sims, of East Stroudsburg, told authorities that he is a member of the Black P-Stones, a street gang that engaged in drug and sex trafficking in the Stroudsburg area, accord...

 2018-06-19 19:50 

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Lane closure on I-81 N River Street exit in Dunmore...

There is a nighttime traffic alert on I-81 north in Dunmore. PennDOT says there will be a single lane closure on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to Thursday, June 21, 2018, on I-81 North at Exit 184 River Street. The on-ramp from River Street will also be closed...

 2018-06-19 18:39 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Staying warm (and somewhat muggy) through the week...

Following a brutally hot and humid Monday, the low 80s has been a welcome change.We'll continue Tuesday with fantastic conditions through the evening under partly cloudy skies. With temperatures in the mid 50s it's once again looking like a nice n...

 2018-06-19 18:37 

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Police: Need help identifying Pottsville bank robbery suspect...

Police in Pottsville are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a bank Tuesday. Officials say the suspect used a note to steal money around 11:45 a.m. Anyone with any information is asked to call Pottsville Police at 570-628-3792....

 2018-06-19 17:50 

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Bills to combat gun violence advance in Pennsylvania House...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania House committee is advancing legislation to more aggressively take firearms from people who have a domestic violence restraining order against them or who are deemed dangerous by a judge.The House Judiciary Committee...

 2018-06-19 16:21 

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Bill to mandate school security drills passes House...

A bill that would mandate a school security drill, in place of a monthly fire drill, has passed the House of Representatives. The legislation comes in response to a meeting after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings. Currently, school security drill...

 2018-06-19 14:19 

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UPDATE | Distressed man with rifle in Hamlin arrested...

UPDATE: State Police say the situation has been resolved Tuesday in Hamlin. A man with a rifle was in apparent distress and was taken into custody, according to Trooper Keyes. There is no threat to the public. ---------------------There are reports of hea...

 2018-06-19 13:59 

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Health First | New guidelines for colorectal cancer screening...

You may have heard the American Cancer Society has updated the guidelines for colorectal cancer screening. The new recommendations say screening should begin at age 45 instead of age 50.Dr. Pardeep Bansal is the chair of the Gastroenterology Department at...

 2018-06-19 13:52 

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Main street closed for bridge construction in Coolbaugh Twp....

Main street in Coolbaugh Township is closed while a new bridge is being built over Tobyhanna Creek.The detour is between PA 423 and PA 611.Workers are going to replace the existing bridge, add a new guard rail, paint new lines, and fix the road.The new br...

 2018-06-19 13:38 

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Man spared more jail time in 2016 FBI office gate crash...

An Ohio man convicted of ramming a dump truck through the security gate of the FBI's Pittsburgh field office nearly two years ago has been spared additional jail time.Fifty-year-old Thomas Ross, formerly of New Waterford, was sentenced Monday to time ...

 2018-06-19 13:37 

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Woman pleads guilty to shooting boyfriend inside moving car...

A former city worker for Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend while the couple was in a moving car.Martina Westcott entered her plea Monday to third-degree murder among other charges in connection to the death of 33-year-old T...

 2018-06-19 02:50 

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Dallas School District teachers to hold one-day strike Tuesday...

DALLAS, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- Students in the Dallas School District won't have school tomorrow.Teachers in the district are striking again after the school board rejected a contract proposed by the teachers over the weekend -- tensions between bot...

 2018-06-19 02:01 

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Elementary school maintenance man dubbed "chick magnet"...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- A Scranton elementary school maintenance man has earned a special place in the hearts of some second graders.George Novajosky works at Kennedy Elementary school, and has helped raise baby chickens for the last decade. Not quite in his j...

 2018-06-19 01:26 

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Wolf activates Rapid Response Coordination Services to help following tornado...

Many have helped with cleanup efforts after a tornado hit Wilkes-Barre Township last week.Now, the Wolf administration is getting involved.The goal is to make sure employees affected by the destruction are taken care of while their businesses are being re...

 2018-06-18 21:15 

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Keeping cool at the pool in Kingston...

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- Families in Luzerne County are trying to beat the heat by splashing around at the pool.The Kingston Community Pool opened for the season a little more than a week ago and today it was packed.Kids and adults alike took to...

 2018-06-18 18:38 

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Shooting at Freeland Borough Park, teen arrested...

An shooting early Monday has left one teen hospitalized and another arrested. State Police say officers responded to Freeland Borough Park around 2 a.m. on reports of a male with a gunshot wound. The 17-year-old male was transported to a local hospital fo...

 2018-06-18 18:09 

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Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's...

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed 3 years ago with Parkinson's disease, but said he believes that treatment has stopped the progression of the disease and he has maintained his quality of life.The 74-year-old Rendel...

 2018-06-18 17:56 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Heat & humidity to trigger strong/severe storms Monday night...

With only a few days to go until it's officially Summer (that's Thursday, by the way) Mother Nature is squeezing out a few more muggy, ugly and stormy Spring days.When all is said and done, Monday will likely go down in the record books for most s...

 2018-06-18 17:55 

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Federal reserve raises rates for second time this year...

The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year which means you could face higher loan rates over time.The central bank raised its key short-term rate Wednesday by a modest quarter-point to a still-low range of 1.7...

 2018-06-18 16:24 

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1 dead, 2 injured in Clinton Co. fatal crash...

A Lock Haven man is dead following a crash in Clinton County Saturday afternoon. State Police say Robert Keefer, 31, was driving west on SR-120 Renovo road just after noon. Keefer then lost control of his vehicle on a curve and struck another vehicle head...

 2018-06-18 16:08 

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Pottsville man shoots intruder at his home...

A 57-year-old man shot an intruder as he was being assaulted at his home Saturday evening. State Police say an unknown man walked into the man's home around 6 p.m. and started pouring gasoline on his floor. The victim pushed the man out of his house a...

 2018-06-18 15:42 

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Police: 2 arrested, found hiding in WB Twp. Arena Hub Plaza tornado area...

Two men are facing charges after police found them trespassing in the Wilkes-Barre Township tornado disaster area. Police say Gregory Skrepenak Jr, 21, of Wilkes-Barre and Marquahn Kemp, 20, of Kingston were taken into custody Friday around 12:30 a.m. Off...

 2018-06-18 15:07 

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One person dead, one arrested in Pike Co. ATV crash...

One person is dead and another behind bars after an ATV crash in Pike County.It happened on Welcome Lake Road in Lackawaxen Township just after 1 a.m. SaturdayState Police say the driver of the ATV was charged with driving under the influence.They say the...

 2018-06-18 15:01 

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Local fire department says Brackney Inn destroyed by fire...

Less than eight months since it caught on fire, the Brackney Inn is up in flames again Saturday. The hotel and restaurant caught on fire back in October.Fire officials say that fire was caused by a tenant living on the second floor.It's unknown what c...

 2018-06-18 14:52 

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Nail salon fire in Wilkes-Barre Twp. evacuates neighboring stores...

A fire in Wilkes-Barre Township has forced several businesses to close Saturday. According to our news gathering partners with the Times Leader, a fire started at Casabella Nail salon around 1 p.m. Everyone inside the salon and neighboring stores were all...

 2018-06-18 14:39 

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PA Turnpike Route 903 ramp closed nightly...

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Route 903 E-Z Pass Only ramp will be closed nightly starting Monday - through Thursday.The closure at exit 87 will allow technicians to install overhead electronic toll equipment.Both entry ramps will be closed each night from 9 ...

 2018-06-18 14:37 

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Strauss Lane bridge in Wilkes-Barre closed...

The Strauss Lane bridge in Wilkes-Barre will be closed immediately Friday. It's not clear how long it'll be shut down.The closure between Poplar Street and Andover Street will allow repairs to be made to the bridge.Detour signs are up in the area....

 2018-06-18 14:35 

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Wilkes-Barre Police Chief search continues...

One of the two finalists has now backed out for Wilkes-Barre's new police chief. The search is now at a standstill, according to our news-gathering partners at the Times Leader.Two weeks ago the finalists were stuck on pay and benefits.City administra...

 2018-06-18 14:20 

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Hazleton man facing assault charges...

A Hazleton man is facing charges Sunday night. This happened after a woman said he punched her in the face multiple times.The alleged incident happened Saturday at a home on Lee Street. Edwin Gonzalez Jr's girlfriend claims he hit her in the face with...

 2018-06-18 13:58 

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Flower stand untouched in EF2 tornado's path...

Nearly 2 dozen businesses suffered major damage from the tornado but one is surprisingly still standing.The owners of this flower tent say their tent didn't suffer any damage, even though it's in the same parking lot as several buildings that were...

 2018-06-18 13:49 

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Softball and baseball State Championship at State College...

Holy Redeemer softball was seeking their third state title in four years taking on Phillipsburg-Oscoala for the 3-A Championship. Royals pitcher Morgan Bienkowksi didn't have her best stuff on the mound. The Mounties spraying the ball around scoring f...

 2018-06-18 13:20 

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Lackawanna Co. paying to fix errors on monuments...

Lackawanna County Comissioners say they'll pay more than $52,000 to fix some errors outside the courthouse square in Scranton.The monuments created more than 10 years ago had spelling mistakes, errors in quotes, and incorrect dates of service.The coun...

 2018-06-18 13:07 

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Jury selection slated in homicide trial in 1991 case...

Jury selection is scheduled to start Monday in a homicide trial in the disappearance of a central Pennsylvania woman a quarter-century ago whose body has never been found.Sixty-eight-year-old Loyd Groves is charged in the death of 40-year-old Katherine He...

 2018-06-18 13:06 

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Pennsylvania state police shoot, wound man armed with knife...

Pennsylvania state police say a trooper shot and critically wounded a man armed with a knife.The shooting occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday in South Union.Authorities say troopers were responding to a 911 call about a man, apparently armed with a knife...

 2018-06-18 02:16 

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Fatherhood: one great big adventure...

For many fatherhood is one grand adventure.That's why some families chose to spend time outdoors this Father's Day.Rich McCraken and his family took part in the Susquehanna River Kayak and Canoe Paddle Sunday. They say fatherhood is an extraordina...

 2018-06-17 21:15 

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Shoppers, workers return to tornado zone in Wilkes-Barre Twp....

WILKES-BARRE TWP. (WOLF) -- More than 20 businesses in Wilkes-Barre Township are closed due to damage from last week's tornado.But for many others, its back to business as usual.The parking lot outside of Target in the Wilkes-Barre Township Commons sh...

 2018-06-17 18:56 

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More than 500 cars fill Nay Aug Park for 24th annual Father's Day Car Show...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- Families in Lackawanna County celebrated Father's Day with a car show.The Villa Capri Cruisers hosted its 24th annual Father's Day Car Show in Nay Aug Park Sunday.More than 500 cars registered for the event, coming from as far a...

 2018-06-17 02:39 

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Carnival ride owner speaks out after children rescued from roller coaster...

15 Children had to be rescued from a roller coaster in Lackawanna County after a ride malfunction Friday night. Now the owners of that ride are clearing the air.Stephen Swika III, owner of Swikas Amusements LLC, says the roller coaster did exactly what it...

 2018-06-16 23:11 

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People in Bradford County pitch in to help tornado victims...

LEROY TWP., BRADFORD COUNTY (WOLF) -- As people continue to dig out of the rubble in Bradford County following Wednesday's tornado, people in the community are pitching in to make sure they know they're not alone.Jacqueline Belcher and her family ...

 2018-06-16 20:42 

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Rattlesnake Round-up draws crowds in Noxen...

NOXEN, WYOMING COUNTY (WOLF) -- Thousands are expected to come out to Wyoming County this weekend to see some rattlesnake action.The Noxen Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its annual Rattlesnake Round-up.It's the company's biggest fundraiser of t...

 2018-06-16 03:06 

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Wyoming Valley Mall, Lowe's open again...

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP (WOLF) -- After more than a day without power, both the Wyoming Valley Mall and Lowe's are now open. Lowe's says they were running on a generator until first responders gave the okay.Several stores at the Arena Hub plaza rema...

 2018-06-16 02:49 

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Tornado responders overwhelmed by community support...

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP (WOLF) -- I didn't even realize today was Friday, said Fred Rosencrans, Luzerne County 911 Executive Director. Finally we were saying hey, you better go home and get some sleep, and someone said, you better go home and get some s...

 2018-06-16 01:24 

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Reality sets in for business owners following devastating Wilkes-Barre Twp. tornado...

On Friday afternoon, the cleanup following Wednesday night's tornado in Wilkes-Barre Township got underway.We also got a clearer image of the path it took as it made its way across Mundy Street.Crews spent the afternoon boarding up several buildings t...

 2018-06-15 22:52 

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AG Jeff Sessions talks immigration at Lackawanna College...

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Lackawanna County Friday to give a speech to a class of graduating police academy cadets.It comes as the nation is coming to grips with his department's zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration which was ...

 2018-06-15 20:27 

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Bus strikes side of New Milford Twp. fireworks store...

A fireworks store in Susquehanna County was struck by a bus Friday after the driver reportedly passed out. State Police say Shan Saunders, 30, of Somerset, NJ, was transporting PA National Guard Members from the Honesdale Armory to pick-up other national ...

 2018-06-15 20:15 

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NY man dies from fall off Camelback Lodge's balcony...

The death of a New York man in Monroe County has been ruled accidental.The Monroe County coroner says Saul Salcedo, 29, of Bronx, NY, died after falling from a 6th floor balcony at the Camelback Lodge.The camera's footage from the resort will be used ...

 2018-06-15 18:08 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Summer-like final weekend of Spring...

With the official start of Summer now less than a week away Mother Nature is squeezing every last bit of Spring out before the new season arrives.We'll continue to look and feel excellent through Friday evening and into the weekend. Crack the windows ...

 2018-06-15 17:54 

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8 stores condemned from tornado damage in Wilkes-Barre Twp., mall reopened...

Emergency crews and officials are working around the clock towards restoring the damages left from an EF2 tornado that hit Wilkes-Barre Township Wednesday night. But Chief Smith, of the Wilkes-Barre Township Police, says things will never actually be back...

 2018-06-15 16:45 

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Philadelphia street shooting leaves 4 men hospitalized...

A street shooting in Philadelphia has left four men hospitalized.Authorities say the shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. But it's not yet known what sparked the gunfire.The victims were taken to a hospital and remained there Friday in stable...

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