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 2018-09-21 20:19 

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EMS worker hit by car while responding to crash...

An emergency worker suffered serious injuries and had to be flown to the hospital. It happened early Friday morning at the intersection of Routes 29 and 309 in Monroe Township Wyoming County. State Police tell FOX56 the worker was hit by a car as they wer...

 2018-09-21 20:07 

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After several delays, Berwick building demolition begins...

After a few delays, crews began to demolish a piece of Berwick history Friday. This after it partially collapsed onto two cars earlier this week, injuring four people. As dozens watched crews tear down the historic Masonic Building in Berwick this morning...

 2018-09-21 17:42 

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Fired teacher acquitted of assault settles suit for $950K...

A former middle school teacher in Pennsylvania who was fired despite being acquitted of assaulting a student in 2015 has settled his lawsuit against the district for $950,000. The Times-Tribune reports 35-year-old William Yellund will receive $640,000, an...

 2018-09-21 15:58 

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Lackawanna Co. coroner seeking family of man struck and killed while crossing street...

The Lackawanna County coroner is asking the public for help to find the next of kin of a man who has recently died. The coroner says 62-year-old Christopher Sharpe, of Carbondale, was crossing Brooklyn street in Carbondale Wednesday around 6:15 a. m. when...

 2018-09-21 15:14 

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Coroner: Pedestrian struck and killed in Mount Pocono...

The Monroe County coroner confirms a pedestrian was hit and killed early Friday morning. According to the coroner, the person was hit on 611 southbound in Mount Pocono. The call came in about the incident around 2:40 a. m. There's no word yet on what ...

 2018-09-21 13:56 

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Lackawanna County Courthouse memorial errors to be finished soon...

Some spelling errors on Lackawanna county monuments are finally getting fixed. Letters, names, and quotes on around 20 different monuments are being corrected. A dedicated committee has been on the job for about two years to fix the errors now a $60,000 d...

 2018-09-21 13:43 

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Dog the bounty hunter plans to join Christy manhunt...

Duane Chapmanm also known as Dog the bounty hunter, is joining in on the manhunt to find fugitive Shawn Christy. The world famous reality TV bounty hunter was contacted by a friend of Shawn Christy's family. He's already come out and said he has s...

 2018-09-21 04:00 

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Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den opens in the Electric City...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- What began as one man's passion for aquatic life may turn into an economic boost for the Electric City. Cliff Grosvenor has a love for the underwater world. "Since I was a kid, 16 years old, I worked at a pet store, got into doi...

 2018-09-21 02:30 

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Friday Night Rivals Preview...

3rd year coach Dwayne downing played for Penn state in the mid 1980's so he knows something about winning He thinks despite their record Holy Redeemer is building the foundation for a good program. Dwayne Downing, holy Redeemer Coach " We are tryi...

 2018-09-21 01:23 

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More than a half a million dollars in grant money coming to Schuylkill County...

Nearly $700,000 in state grants in coming to projects in Schuylkill County. About $425,000 of that will go towards the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority for a new business park. The goal is to retain jobs and provide future opportunities for job creat...

 2018-09-21 01:19 

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Victim inappropriately touched by utility worker, police investigating...

Police are investigating a man who allegedly touched and exposed himself to a woman at her home Thursday morning. According to authorities, the man works for Grid One Solutions, a subcontractor for PP&L. The victim told police the man asked to use her bat...

 2018-09-21 01:17 

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Berwick building demolition delayed another day...

For the second day in a row Thursday, crews were on scene of a partial building collapse in Berwick. However, a planned demolition didn't happen. Those waiting hours to watch crews begin tearing down a piece of Berwick history found themselves let dow...

 2018-09-21 01:06 

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New culinary center unveiled at Lackawanna College...

There is a new addition to Lackawanna College. The school held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning for its new 14,000 square feet Culinary Center. It has cafeteria space for all college students and teaching kitchens for culinary students. There is...

 2018-09-21 01:01 

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Man dismissed from local school for being gay to finish his degree at Lackawanna College...

A man who was dismissed from a local university for being gay is receiving another opportunity to graduate. We first introduced you to Gary Campbell last week. He says Clarks Summit University, a private bible college, wouldn't let him finish his degr...

 2018-09-21 00:54 

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Police: Man in Scranton charged for providing alcohol and exposing himself to teen...

A man is facing indecent exposure charges in Scranton Thursday. Police say 60-year-old Gregory Gennett invited a 17-year-old teen to his home on September 3, 2018, after seeing him alone on the street. That's when investigators say the teen told Genne...

 2018-09-20 23:59 

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Susquehanna Co. is first to modernize voting system in PA...

Susquehanna County is the first to update its voting system in Pennsylvania. Secretary of State Robert Torres and county commissioners announced the purchase of a new voting system Wednesday. Officials say the system is under new standards for security, a...

 2018-09-20 22:28 

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PennDOT announces traffic changes in Delaware Water Gap...

PennDOT announced on Thursday that changes will start on Friday where Broad Street, River Road, Foxtown Hill Road and the Interstate 80 Exit 310 ramps meet in Smithfield Township. The project started back in April, hoping to improve the I-80 exit 310 (PA ...

 2018-09-20 14:31 

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3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified...

Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom have been released from a hospital, officials said Thursday. The three were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, following Wednesday's shooting in s...

 2018-09-20 14:09 

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FOX56 holds 'Day of Giving' to help those affected by Hurricane Florence...

It's been nearly a week since Hurricane Florence directly hit the Carolinas. The damage and recovery efforts continue to grow. Today, FOX56 News and our parent company, Sinclair, is taking part in "A Day of Giving" to raise money for the Salva...

 2018-09-20 13:44 

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Electrical issue causes dwelling house fire in Duryea...

Emergency crews responded to a fire at a vacant house in Duryea Wednesday night. Fire Chief Hughes, of Excelsior Hose Company #2, says the dwelling fire started in the rear of the residence on Main Street around 10:30 p. m. Due to the fire spreading to th...

 2018-09-20 13:14 

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Tech Talk | Recent graduate followed family's path to Johnson College...

Little did Matt Fornes know, following in his family's footsteps would lead to an open door. So when he wasn't sure about his future after graduating high school in 2016, he enrolled in Johnson College - like the two generations before him. "I...

 2018-09-20 03:28 

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Cancer center reopens after flooding in Pottsville...

It was a big day for Geisinger Cancer Services in Pottsville Wednesday. The center reopened to patients and staff. It's the first time since heavy rains last month left more than 40 inches of water inside some parts of the center. "It was absolute...

 2018-09-19 20:24 

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Building in Berwick collapses, 3 hospitalized...

Crews responded Wednesday afternoon in Berwick to a collapsed building. Fire officials say it happened around 2:50 p. m. on East 2nd Street. The building reportedly collapsed on two occupied cars in the turning lane towards Nescopeck Borough. According to...

 2018-09-19 18:14 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Strong/severe storms return to NEPA Friday...

The final few days of the Summer season are upon us and it seems we'll deal with one more shot of strong/severe storms before Fall arrives late Saturday night at 9:54. Both Wednesday and Thursday look to be quite nice as the active weather takes a bac...

 2018-09-19 18:06 

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Barletta, Yudichak announces Jeansville mine fire extinguished...

The Jeansville mine fire is officially out. Congressman Lou Barletta, along with State Senator John Yudichak and township supervisors, announced the news Wednesday. The Jeansville mine fire was discovered back in 2012 by the Hazleton Shaft Corporation, ac...

 2018-09-19 13:44 

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Scranton elementary school gifted $10,000...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- A Scranton school got a big surprise Tuesday. Teachers and students at Neil Armstrong Elementary thought it was just an afternoon assembly before dismissal, but it turned into a big check - worth $10,000. They say it will go straight to...

 2018-09-19 13:26 

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Police: Art vandalism suspects captured on surveillance...

Police in Scranton are asking for the public's help in finding several juveniles they believe may have vandalized an art sculpture on the Heritage Trail. Police say they removed a large metal sculpture from the area and pushed it over the embankment, ...

 2018-09-19 12:52 

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State police shoot, wound armed man making threats at home...

Pennsylvania state police say troopers shot and wounded a man armed with a rifle who was making threats to himself, neighbors and police. The shooting occurred shortly before noon Tuesday when law enforcement officers responded to a mental health call at ...

 2018-09-19 12:51 

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Authorities: School bus driver killed in multivehicle crash...

Authorities say a multivehicle crash involving a school bus in western Pennsylvania has left the bus driver dead. No children were aboard the bus when the accident occurred around 3:40 p. m. Tuesday on Route 85 in Rayne. Authorities say a westbound vehicl...

 2018-09-19 01:15 

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Ashley Borough gets grant for flood mitigation project...

ASHLEY, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- Today, State Senator John Yudichak and State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski announced several new grants that will go towards improvement projects in Luzerne County, including a flood mitigation project in Ashley that's been...

 2018-09-19 00:46 

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Permanent relief coming for residents in flood prone areas...

If you talk to homeowners in and around Bloomsburg, many will tell you they're tired of dealing with flooding. Now, permanent relief is coming for some who live in flood prone areas. "We have flooded many times. And so, we're ready to downsize...

 2018-09-18 23:11 

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Scranton City Council approves contract to survey, replace faded street signs...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- Some streets in Scranton will soon be getting new signs. Last night, council approved plans for a new traffic sign management system. It allows the city to contract an engineering firm to catalog all of the city's street signs and m...

 2018-09-18 19:14 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Florence exits NEPA; chance for minor flooding to follow...

What's left of Florence has now come and gone but dropped quite a bit of rain in a short period of time. The Flash Flood Watch throughout the region has expired but the Susquehanna River is slowly rising as some spots could see minor flooding into Wed...

 2018-09-18 18:10 

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Man sentenced in Pennsylvania's largest case of child porn...
 2018-09-18 18:07 

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Former Scranton School District fleet manager facing felony charges...

The former Scranton School District fleet manager was arraigned Tuesday morning on felony charges. According to investigators, Daniel Sansky, 67, of Jefferson Township, overbilled and double-billed for work on district vehicles through his auto body shop,...

 2018-09-18 15:26 

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Flood warnings issued for Northeast PA...

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the following creeks and rivers with recent water stages:Susquehanna River At Vestal affecting Broome and Tioga Counties - From this afternoon until Wednesday evening. At 10 AM Tuesday the stage ...

 2018-09-18 13:14 

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Fire in Hazle Twp. ruled arson...

A Hazle Township fire is now ruled arson. Fire officials say 10 fire companies responded early Monday morning to a fire in an old abandoned strip mining pit. They say someone had set fire to a bunch of trash at the bottom of the hole. It took firefighters...

 2018-09-18 13:13 

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Roads closed due to flooding...

Motorists are advised several more roads are closed in the area due to flooding. This release includes long-term closures with detours that have been in effect due to previous flooding in the region as well as roads that closed as of this morning, Tuesday...

 2018-09-18 13:02 

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Man accused of threatening Trump is being sought in Ohio...

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials is being sought in Ohio, where he is believed to have abandoned a stolen truck. The U. S. Marshals Service says Shawn Richard Christy stole a tr...

 2018-09-18 12:59 

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Man accused of assault after leading ailing wife with leash...

A Maryland man is facing a simple assault charge after using a dog leash to lead his wife around a Pennsylvania fair because she has late-stage dementia. West Manchester police say Walter Wolford yanked the 8-inch long red nylon leash, causing his wife...

 2018-09-18 01:36 

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Boy with inoperable brain tumor receives honor of a lifetime...

Nathan Welby knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up. "A police officer," Nathan exclaimed. But the 6-year-old Shavertown boy didn't have to wait as long as others in the room did to live out their own dream of true. Tonight Welby b...

 2018-09-17 23:59 

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Flu season approaching, doctors urge people to get flu shots...

(WOLF) -- Its that time of year again. Flu season is right around the corner and doctors are urging people to get their flu shots. They say even though it may not feel like fall yet, its definitely time to start thinking about protecting yourself. That me...

 2018-09-17 20:48 

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Police: 3 killed in head-on car collision in Stroud Twp....

Three people died in a car crash Sunday night in Stroud Township. Police say a white Ford Mustang and a black Ford Mustang were travelling south on Route 209 around 9:30 p. m. Both Mustangs then lost control and crossed into the northbound lane. The black...

 2018-09-17 18:44 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | (What's left of) Florence arrives in NEPA...

With catastrophic flooding still underway in the Carolinas, what's left of Florence has arrived in the Keystone State. The storm as a whole has weakened significantly to a post-tropical depression but don't get all that wrapped up in the classific...

 2018-09-17 15:24 

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Fourth annual memorial run held in Monroe Co. for fallen officer...

The fourth annual Corporal Dickson Memorial Run was held Saturday in Monroe County. The event was held at East Stroudsburg University. Corporal Dickson was a state police officer who was shot and killed at the Blooming Grove Barracks in 2014. The group ra...

 2018-09-17 13:51 

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Two hospitalized after Monroe Co. car crash...

Fire officials responded to a car crash in Hamilton Township Sunday night. Assistant Chief Paul Warnick, of Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder Fire Company, says the crash happened around 7:15 p. m. on "dead mans curve" along Route 209. One of the victims...

 2018-09-17 13:03 

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Authorities: Man killed in police-involved shooting...
 2018-09-17 13:02 

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7 injured when startled camel bucks at Pittsburgh circus...

Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus...

 2018-09-16 21:13 

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Flag raising held to commemorate veterans at Scranton Memorial Veterans Park...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- The first phase of the Scranton Veterans Memorial Park is now finished. People in the community came out Sunday for a flag raising ceremony to commemorate the beginning of phase two and honor local veterans. Just a few months after work...

 2018-09-16 19:01 

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2018 Bench Nationals wrap up in Scranton...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- Athletes from more than 30 different states tested their strength in Scranton this weekend. Over the last three days, powerlifters competed at the Ritz Building for the 2018 Bench Nationals. Competitor ages range from 8 to 88-years-old....

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