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 2018-12-19 04:11 

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Christmas shipping deadline fast approaching...

EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- To some, it may be the most wonderful time of year. For others, it's the busiest. Mail carriers like UPS are in high gear trying to get packages boxed up and out the door. Some say year after year people come in ...

 2018-12-19 02:04 

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Mohegan Sun Arena upgrading security measures with metal detectors, clear bag policy...

WILKES-BARRE TWP. (WOLF) -- Security procedures at the Mohegan Sun Arena are set to undergo some major changes very soon. Starting with Wednesday night's Penguins game, the arena will be using walk-through metal detectors -- and in just a few weeks, b...

 2018-12-19 02:00 

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Local revitalization projects get state funding...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- Governor Wolf has approved nearly $18 million in tax credits to support community revitalization projects statewide. That money comes from the Neighborhood Assistance Program. Projects in four Northeastern PA counties will get a portion...

 2018-12-18 19:56 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Warm temperatures and heavy rain kicks off Winter 2018 in NEPA...

Another calm day in the forecast is on tap for Wednesday but Thursday (the last day of Fall) will be anything but calm. Wet, warm air from the Gulf of Mexico is on the way to NEPA with around 1-2" of rain, some of which could be heavy at times. Most o...

 2018-12-18 17:52 

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Permits given to six medical marijuana dispensaries in our area...

The Wolf Administration issued permits to 23 medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania Tuesday. Six of them were granted in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Northumberland counties. "The permitting of these locations as part of Phase II of the medical ma...

 2018-12-18 16:32 

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American Red Cross in need of blood donors this holiday season...

The American Red Cross is urging people to donate blood this holiday season. Officials say emergencies don't take a holiday and severe weather can cancel blood drives, affecting the blood supply. Donors who give from December 20 to January 6, 2018, wi...

 2018-12-18 16:03 

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Judge allows lawsuit against student loan servicer Navient...

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that a lawsuit alleging widespread abuse by student loan servicer, Navient Corp. , can go forward. Navient is one of the nation's largest student loan servicers. It had filed a motion to dismiss the majority o...

 2018-12-18 15:46 

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Hardware store in Luzerne Co. closing after 37 years...

After more than 37 years in business, Dallas Centre Hardware is shutting down. Back in October, the company announced it was restricting the store to focus on plumbing and heating. Owners have decided against that. Everything is now 50% off. The store is ...

 2018-12-18 15:15 

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Senior home in Smithfield Twp. to soon close...

A senior home in the Poconos will close after the new year. Milford Manor in Smithfield Township has 45 residents. The Agency on Aging is working to find places to relocate them. Agency officials say the owners are voluntarily closing, but did not give de...

 2018-12-18 14:51 

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Longtime Wyoming Co. Commissioner passes away at 68...

Longtime Wyoming County Commissioner Ron Williams died this past weekend. The 68-year-old was a former Tunkhannock police officer. He served as commissioner from 1987 to 2003, then again from 2011 until now. His burial is set for Thursday....

 2018-12-18 14:42 

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Hazleton Police take suspect into custody twice within two weeks...

A little more than a week after being arrested in Hazleton, a man is back behind bars for drug possession. Vincent Graham was caught with pot during Operation Alliance, a joint effort with state federal and local police to crack down on drugs. He was rele...

 2018-12-18 14:35 

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Man loses $10K on 1st bet at new casino sports book...

One of the first legal bets placed at Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino sports book didn't exactly bring the house down. David Eldridge was one of five people to make the first legal bets at the casino during a grand opening last Thursday. While many gra...

 2018-12-18 14:35 

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Police arrest man selling 60 counterfeit PennDOT items in Lancaster Co....

A Pennsylvania man faces forgery charges. Police say he was selling counterfeit PennDOT items in Lancaster County. They say Clifford Ortiz agreed to meet an undercover officer to sell Pa. inspection stickers and registration plates. Ortiz was found with 5...

 2018-12-18 14:32 

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Montrose man facing charges in November shooting, police chase...

A Montrose man is now charged with attempted homicide following a shooting back in November. Timothy Graf, 31, is accused of shooting at a woman in her car before chasing her to the PSP station in Gibson. He then led police on two high speed pursuits. Gra...

 2018-12-18 14:11 

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Two men convicted of murder in the death of DJ Mo...

Two men have been found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Michael Onley. Twenty-nine-year-old Roberto Battle and 37-year-old David Nealy are charged with killing DJ Mo in October 2013. Prosecutors say the two had been kicked out of the now-clo...

 2018-12-18 04:02 

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PA adopts new law to protect roadside workers...

HANOVER TWP. , LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- A new law in Pennsylvania will be in effect starting Tuesday: "Slow Down To Get Around" hopes to give add more protection for garbage, mail, and tow truck workers. "2-3 years ago there was a handful of a...

 2018-12-18 03:12 

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Five million dollar grant to help battle homelessness in PA...

More than a dozen counties, including several in our area, will get thousands of dollars in funding to help homeless families. 7 counties in Northeast PA are getting funding and that money can be used in several different ways. The funding can help with r...

 2018-12-17 20:58 

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Getting new voting machines is "right thing,"; governor says...

Gov. Tom Wolf says it's the "right thing" for every Pennsylvania county to buy new voting machines in time for 2020s elections, although he acknowledges it's a costly proposition. The governor told The Associated Press that one big challen...

 2018-12-17 19:44 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Another round of rain comes late week; records likely to fall...

Even with wet weather carrying us through the weekend we still haven't broken the all-time precipitation record in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (60" in 2011) but another round of rain is on the way into the second half of the work week. We'll stay qu...

 2018-12-17 14:44 

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Pennsylvania man pushes to make Slinky official state toy...

Pennsylvania has a state dog, a state insect, a state fossil, and even a state beverage. Why, Bob Swaim wonders, can't it also have a state toy? Swaim, a retired math teacher from Springfield Township in upper Bucks County, has made it his mission ove...

 2018-12-17 04:30 

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'Cram the Cruiser' at Dunmore High School...

Nearly 500 people attended the "Cram the Cruiser" holiday party at Dunmore High School on Sunday. The local police department sets it up every year. Everyone comes with a gift to donate, then police takes the gifts to local charities. This year a ...

 2018-12-17 04:08 

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Man in custody following bomb scare at Target in Dickson City...

A 52-year-old man from Dunmore is facing felony charges after an incident at the Target in Dickson City on Sunday. "The Dickson City Police Department were dispatched to the target department store in Dickson City for a report of a suspicious male sit...

 2018-12-17 02:25 

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Local brewery selling special beer to raise money for Camp Fire victims...

It's been a little over a month since the Camp Fire destroyed parts of Northern California. It's the deadliest wildfire in California's history. Now, as victims return to what's left of their homes, they're getting some help from an un...

 2018-12-16 02:02 

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Avoca holds first town-wide holiday celebration...

Avoca held their first ever town-wide holiday celebration on Saturday. It started with the Avoca Polar Express parade, and then there was a kids Christmas Party at the Queen of the Apostles Parish Hall. Tons of raffle baskets were given away. There was al...

 2018-12-16 01:56 

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Third annual Santacon in Wilkes-Barre...

The third annual Santacon pub crawl took place in Downtown Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. Cities all over the U. S. have been holding their own Santacon pub crawls for years. In Wilkes-Barre, nine bars participated. The event started at 3 P. M. and every hour,...

 2018-12-16 01:45 

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Pennsylvania Army veteran reunited with his K-9...

Saturday an army veteran was reunited with his best friend, his K-9 friend that is. This is the moment Matthew Kropp, an Army veteran, reunited with Tina, the German Shepherd he worked with closely for years. Kropp served in the Iraq War in 2011. After le...

 2018-12-15 03:40 

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Police warn residents about 'Porch Pirates' during the holiday season...

Police are warning people to watch out for 'Porch Pirates' after an incident in Hazleton. Officials say a man wearing a police-type metal badge went into a home on the 500 block of Muir Avenue on Monday. He allegedly told the homeowner he worked f...

 2018-12-15 03:30 

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Hazleton City police department waiting on grant to expand staff...

The Hazleton City police department is waiting on a COPS grant to expand their staff. Chief of Police Jerry Speziale said the federal grant usually arrives in October, but it hasn't come yet. "Right now we are at 42 police officers, actually we ha...

 2018-12-15 00:57 

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Secretary of Aging emphasizes safe drug disposal...

DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WOLF) -- Continuing the Wolf Administration's push to combat the opioid epidemic this week, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging Teresa Osborne stopped at DePietro's pharmacy in Dunmore. They say they'r...

 2018-12-15 00:03 

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Two tons of Dunkin' coffee heading to troops overseas and veterans at home...

MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WOLF) -- Air Force Veteran Bill Parkin knows what it's like to be away from home this time of year. "I missed three Christmases out of four possible, and it was a tough time," he said, recalling his time in the milit...

 2018-12-14 22:30 

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Police: Man stabbed twice in head during domestic assault...

An injured man and woman were taken into custody Wednesday after police responded to a domestic disturbance involving a knife in Gouldsboro. Police say they found Jason Bokow, 32, stabbed twice in the head at the residence. around 4 a. m. Kaetlyn Klebetz,...

 2018-12-14 21:17 

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PA Game Commission still investigating Lycoming Co. bear attack...

The PA Game Commission is continuing its investigation into a bear attack that left a woman severely hurt in Muncy Creek Township Wednesday night. Investigators say at the time of the incident, the bear reportedly had cubs by its side and the victim was a...

 2018-12-14 21:07 

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Trooper wounded in 2014 ambush shooting has leg amputated...

A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot in a 2014 ambush has had his right leg amputated below the knee. Trooper Alex Douglass underwent the surgery this week at a New York City hospital. His friend Earl Granville said Friday that Douglass had be...

 2018-12-14 20:04 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Wet through the weekend in NEPA...

With not much time left in 2018 we close out yet another work week with more rain in the forecast. With as close as we are to breaking the all-time record in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (60" in 2011) we could see that record fall over the weekend and into n...

 2018-12-14 17:57 

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Driver pronounced dead in Bradford Co. crash...

The Bradford County Coroner pronounced a man dead after a crash in Ulster Township. Officials say Jerimy Fiske, 43, of Monroeton, was driving on State Route 220 Tuesday just after 5 p. m. when he traveled into the oncoming lane. Fiske's vehicle swiped...

 2018-12-14 17:39 

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High School Hoops Preview: Abington Heights vs. Wyoming Seminary...

Abington Heights ended the 2018 basketball season hoisting the state championship trophy. The comets have the potential to be simulating that experience in March 2019 with 4 of 5 starter back and he return of Trey Koehler. "I just think our mentality ...

 2018-12-14 16:35 

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U.S. Postal Service holiday shipping tips, deadlines...

During this holiday season, the U. S. Postal Service will handle approximately 16-billion letters, cards, and packages. To get your shipment to its destination on time, USPS officials are suggesting deadlines and helpful tips. The following shipping dates...

 2018-12-14 16:02 

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Car travels into ditch in Pike Co., passenger dies in crash...

One person is dead and another injured in a car crash in Blooming Grove Township early Friday. State police say the car was traveling on Surrey Drive at Hemlock Farms Road around 2:30 a. m. when it went off the roadway, into a drainage ditch. The car ende...

 2018-12-14 15:06 

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Commissioners inform flood-disaster victims on how to apply for assistance...

Lackawanna County Commissioners want to make sure you know how to apply to get that flood assistance. At a presentation Thursday they walked through how to file for a disaster loan. All this for that devastating flooding that hit NEPA. If you need to appl...

 2018-12-14 14:21 

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Source of strong odor in Lehigh Valley under investigation...

Environmental officials in Pennsylvania are investigating the source of a strong odor that has irritated residents of the Lehigh Valley. The probe has focused on a landfill in Plainfield Township, but no violations were found. The Grand Central Landfill t...

 2018-12-14 04:50 

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First responders see growing challenges to code enforcement, public safety...

PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- "It's not only a hazard for the folks that are living there in those types of conditions, but it's a hazard for emergency service workers," said Michael Lombardo. Monday's triple fatal fire in Hanover...

 2018-12-14 03:56 

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Man convicted of third-degree murder in father's baseball bat beating death...

POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WOLF) -- A man has been convicted of murder in the 2017 baseball bat beating death of his father. After about 10 hours of deliberation, a jury cleared Michael Marchalk of first-and-second degree murder charges, but found him...

 2018-12-14 03:44 

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Free Narcan given away in Wilkes-Barre...

The Kirby Health Center in Wilkes-Barre gave out free kits of Narcan on Thursday. They began at 11 a. m. and ran out of the 72 packs in the first 65 minutes. The packs were limited to one per person. The D. A. 's office sent another 96 packs to give a...

 2018-12-14 03:36 

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Woman seriously hurt in Lycoming County bear attack, saved by dog named 'Bear'...

Officials say a woman fromLycoming County was seriously hurt after being attacked by a black bear on Wednesday night. Family members said the victim's dog, a Chihuahua-Pekingese mix named Bear, saved her life. The State Game Commission spent Thursday ...

 2018-12-13 23:40 

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Bayada employees gifted $20 million by founder...

PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- A big celebration for Bayada Home Health Care this week. The company's founder surprised employees by announcing the distribution of $20 million dollars in personal funds. On Thursday 40 staff members at the Pittston...

 2018-12-13 20:44 

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Authorities: Bomb threats across US appear to be hoax...

Authorities say bomb threats sent to dozens of schools, universities and other locations across the U. S. appear to be a hoax. The New York City Police Department said the threats sent Thursday were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sen...

 2018-12-13 20:40 

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New Year's Eve celebration in Sunbury canceled for second year...

Back to back years Sunbury's New Year's Eve celebration has been called off. Sunbury Revitalization officials posted on its website about the cancellation. They say one of the reasons is the lack of volunteers for the event. Officials hope to brin...

 2018-12-13 19:57 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | More rain into the weekend; all-time records on the brink...

The snow/rain threat NEPA faced heading into today has been somewhat of a dud, especially for the lower valleys, with mostly light rain featured throughout the region. Don't get me wrong, some spots did see some snow but y no means anything significan...

 2018-12-13 17:19 

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High School Hoops Tips Off...

Abington Heights ended the 2018 basketball season hoisting the state championship trophy. The comets have the potential to be simulating that experience in March 2019 with 4 of 5 starter back and he return of Trey Koehler. Corey Perkins-Abington Heights j...

 2018-12-13 17:13 

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Pennsylvania gives away anti-overdose drug naloxone...

Pennsylvania is giving away the anti-overdose medication naloxone at 80 locations around the state. Any state resident can get naloxone at a number of locations — most of them state, county and municipal health offices — from 11 a. m. to 7 p. ...

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