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 2018-01-16 04:13 

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Forensics Services van called to home in Pocono Township...

Several members of the Pennsylvania State Police, including the Forensics Services Unit, spent several hours at a home on Marcelle Terrace in Pocono Township, Monroe County Monday.Around 8:30 a.m., dispatchers at the Monroe County 911 Control Center recei...

 2018-01-16 03:23 

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Firefighters and Red Cross carry on MLK spirit of service...

2018 marks 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.But his spirit of service lives on.Martin Luther King Jr. was all about giving back to the community, said American Red Cross Communications Director Dave Skutnik. Monday the Red Cross teamed...

 2018-01-16 00:29 

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Pearl Theatre at Schuylkill Mall closes, plans for new theater in Pottsville revealed...

FRACKVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WOLF) -- A sad day for many in Schuylkill County today.The Pearl Theatre at the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville is closing its doors at that location for the last time, but its preparing for a new home in downtown Pottsville.J...

 2018-01-15 21:45 

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DRUG BUST: More than 1,400 bags of heroin found in Monroe County...

Dwight Sutton, Shanace Armstrong-Woods, and Alyssa Cummings have been arrested after police made drug busts at homes in Scotrun and Stroudsburg.Police say there was more than 1,400 bags of heroin, $5,600 in cash, and a shotgun located at the Scotrun resid...

 2018-01-15 21:28 

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"Black Lightning" in a cup - Get free coffee tomorrow...

Join The CW38 tomorrow, along with 97.9X, as we Get Lit for the premiere of a new superhero on The CW: Black Lightning!Between 9am and noon at Krispy Kreme on Moosic Street in Scranton, the first 100 people will get a free cup of coffee or as it will be c...

 2018-01-15 20:40 

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Armed robbery in Susquehanna County, suspect on the run...

Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Pump N Pantry on Route 92 in Susquehanna County, and the suspect is on the run.The incident happened late Sunday night.Officials say the man walked into the convenience store holding a knife and demanded mo...

 2018-01-15 20:18 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Another round of snow moves into NEPA overnight...

Following a chilly, icy weekend in NEPA we're set for another round of winter weather but this time around it will likely be of the snow variety.We won't see much snow until very late tonight and into early Tuesday morning but we may still see som...

 2018-01-15 17:29 

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Plans for movie theater in downtown Pottsville released...

The Pottsville Parking Authority and the Schuylkill Mall Theatre have signed a letter that creates the framework to bring a theater complex to Pottsville.It will include eight screens, 680 seats, a bar, a concession area, and an elevator and escalator to ...

 2018-01-15 16:55 

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Thief steals package in Ashley...

Police in Ashley need your help identifying this man. Surveillance video caught him stealing a package of a porch. Anyone with information should contact police.Our news gathering partner, the Times Leader, posted this video of the suspect....

 2018-01-15 13:54 

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Two waive kidnapping hearings after alleged attack...

LANSFORD, CARBON COUNTY (WOLF) -- Lansford man and his sister are out on bail after police say they attacked his wife.Ronald Dries, 35, and Tina Dries, 38, are charged with kidnapping.The criminal complaint says they were drinking Colt 45s when Tina accus...

 2018-01-15 13:49 

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Homicide charge dropped in drug-deal shooting...

TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY (WOLF) -- A homicide charge has been dropped after a woman's death in Wyoming County.David Bohner, 25, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to deliver heroin, getting at least nine months.DA Jeff Mitchell says Bohner was ...

 2018-01-15 13:42 

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Two sentenced for not feeding kids properly...

TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY (WOLF) -- A Wyoming County father and his girlfriend each got at least 20 months in prison for child endangerment.Three kids under 15 suffered malnutrition for months on end, according to DA Jeff Mitchell.Kevin Bloxham, 44, and...

 2018-01-15 07:42 

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Ice jams up in city and stops on river...

WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) -- The Susquehanna River was filled with ice in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, and it wasn't going anywhere.A park was blocked off and emergency officials have been monitoring the ice. There weren't many people out in the cold, but so...

 2018-01-15 06:46 

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Trailer destroyed in late-night fire...

PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- A trailer went up in flames in Luzerne County.The call came in around 11:20 p.m. Sunday at a trailer park off Jumper Road, in the area of Eagle Court.Firefighters say the trailer was vacant, and they arrived to fi...

 2018-01-14 23:12 

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Local organization honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- The Greater Scranton MLK Commission hosted its annual dinner and awards ceremony tonight in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The event is held in the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton and each year, the organization highli...

 2018-01-14 22:51 

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Plymouth borough council overrides mayor's budget veto...

PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- Plymouth Borough's 2018 budget will continue on as planned.New mayor Tom McTague vetoed it earlier this month.With a 6-1 vote, council overrode that veto at a meeting Sunday, but council members say there aren't ...

 2018-01-14 07:56 

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Man found dead after two-vehicle crash...

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WOLF) -- One man died after a two-vehicle crash in Monroe County.It happened around 5 p.m. on Sterling Road near Wildflower Drive in Coolbaugh Township.A man in his 50s from Tobyhanna may have had a medical problem that ...

 2018-01-14 07:42 

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Police: Teen dead after murder-suicide...

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WOLF) -- A Monroe County teenager is dead after police say someone shot her several times, before taking his own life.We have more on the apparent murder-suicide that's shocked the community.Neighbors say they didn&#...

 2018-01-14 06:15 

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Three men rescued from car near river...

LARKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- Firefighters say three men were rescued from a car after it got stuck while off-roading near the Susquehanna River.It happened around 8 p.m. near Route 11, in an area somewhere near Woody's Fireplace by the river. ...

 2018-01-13 23:01 

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Freezing rain and snow make dig out difficult, some make the most of it...

(WOLF) -- The sound of ice breaking is one we all have probably heard a lot of today, as home and business owners chisel layers of ice and snow from walkways and driveways after the winter storm that hit overnight.Mike Stewart is one of them."I need t...

 2018-01-13 04:15 

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New court plans for addition to building...

WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) -- The new Luzerne County Central Court that opened in October now plans to expand into a grassy area.Many have noticed the old Veterans Affairs building on Water Street seems cramped as a district court.Now, officials want to add a se...

 2018-01-13 03:47 

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Film highlighting Hazleton Polka legend drops on Netflix...

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- A new movie about a local legend drops on Netflix today.'The Polka King' - a film about Hazleton-based Polish-American Jan Lewan.Played by Jack Black, Lewan rose to fame as a Polka superstar, with thriving succes...

 2018-01-13 03:40 

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Police K9 pulled from streets after third bite...

WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) -- The Wilkes-Barre mayor says a police K9 is off the street after biting an officer, and that marks the third bite by the same dog in the past several months.Also, one of those bites has resulted in a lawsuit.Pull the dog off of him, ...

 2018-01-13 03:39 

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Locals angry over suds storm from nearby creek...

BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- These are bubbles you'd only hope to see in your washing machine.But they're down miles of Black Creek, and coming up into people's yards and homes, including Sam Smith's. Well at first I thou...

 2018-01-12 20:25 

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Police need help identifying suspected thieves...

State police are looking for two people that they say stole credit cards and money from a woman's purse from the Honesdale Walmart.Troopers say it happened January 4th.They are accused of making several purchases at the Dickson City Walmart, the Carbo...

 2018-01-12 20:24 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Messy mix arrives overnight; huge temperature swing into Saturday...

Friday has arrived and temperatures have skyrocketed into the record-setting mid 60s; wild stuff! What's even more wild is the HUGE temperature drop NEPA will feel int the weekend.It's been overcast, gusty and wet throughout Friday afternoon but a...

 2018-01-12 16:56 

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Hazleton police make drug bust, 2 men arrested...

Two men are facing charges, after Hazleton police made a drug bust on Thursday.Officials say Derek Siniard and Kyle Merenda had 30 grams of crystal meth, seven bricks of heroin, more than 65 pills of prescription medication, marijuana, packaging materials...

 2018-01-12 15:39 

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More than 3,000 jobs coming to Luzerne County...

More than 3,000 new jobs will be coming to Hanover Township.Adidas and Patagonia will be setting up manufacturing warehouses at the Hanover Ridge Trade Center.Chewy dot com created about 1,000 jobs last year at the same site.The county is projected to rec...

 2018-01-12 15:29 

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Foam appears in Black Creek, investigation underway...

The Hazleton Sewer Authority is investigating a weird foam that was leaking into the Black Creek near West Hazleton.Residents starting noticing it on Tuesday.Investigators say the foam was leaking from Henkel Consumer Products Plant.Samples were taken and...

 2018-01-12 04:00 

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King's College women's basketball...

When a new coaching staff took over the women's basketball program at king's college 2 years ago one of the first recruiting stops was in the Wyoming valley conference.Coach Caitlin Hadzimichalis said I think it is very important especially if you...

 2018-01-12 03:56 

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Local professor on DACA: This decision tears families apart...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- She used to have a permit for work, she could drive, she had a license, and all her life was good, but now things look very different.Tony Camacho owns a business on Scranton's South Side.He has many friends and family who are consi...

 2018-01-12 03:36 

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Fallen marine comes home 75 years later...

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- One fallen marine is finally coming home.Scranton native PTC Harrold Hannon died in combat in the Central Pacific in November of 1943.Now, 75 years later, his remains are being returned to his family.They were found and delivered by the...

 2018-01-12 02:33 

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Unseasonably warm temperatures may lead to ice jams...

The Susquehanna River is covered in ice now.But not for long.As winter weather moves through the region this weekend, state officials say it's possible we could see ice jamming.But what exactly is it?You get that large volume of water, it lifts the ic...

 2018-01-12 00:12 

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Hurricane escapees arrive to apartment scam...

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WOLF) -- After two hurricanes hit, a family from Puerto Rico wanted to start a new life in Scranton.But when they got here, they found a problem. They say their new apartment wasn't ready. In fact, it wasn't even...

 2018-01-11 19:45 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Warm temperatures lead to freezing rain threat for NEPA...

It certainly doesn't feel much like Winter out there but that's not necessarily a good thing this time of year.As mild/wet air continues to filter into NEPA a powerful cold front arrives from the west into the evening hours and into Friday. This w...

 2018-01-11 17:08 

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Cosby references #MeToo movement after meal in Philadelphia...

Bill Cosby referenced the #MeToo movement after a dinner at an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia.The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 80-year-old comedian was dining with a friend and his publicist, and some members of the media were invited to document...

 2018-01-11 16:32 

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Another female inmate death under investigation at Luzerne County Prison...

According to our news gathering partner the Times Leader, 21-year-old inmate Hailey Povisil was found unresponsive in her prison cell around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.Officials say the death appeared to be a suicide.An autopsy to determine the official cause of d...

 2018-01-11 15:52 

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Man accused of robbing gas station at knifepoint behind bars...

Alec Jackson is facing charges, accused of robbing the Brown Bag Gas Station on Barnesville Drive last month.State police say Jackson entered the gas station with a large knife and stole $200 from the register.Jackson remains behind bars at the Schuylkill...

 2018-01-11 15:49 

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OUT IN THE COLD: Video of woman left at bus stop by Baltimore hospital staff draws outrage...

BALTIMORE (WJLA) - A viral video is drawing outrage from social media users, as it shows a woman in a hospital gown apparently left at a bus stop by staff at a Baltimore hospital. Imamu Baraka recorded the video on his phone Tuesday night when he witnesse...

 2018-01-11 13:22 

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Walmart raises starting wages, handing out $1K bonuses...

Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits.The retailer said Thursday that changes to its compensation and bene...

 2018-01-11 05:00 

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Man sentenced after hitting woman with car...

A Tunkhannock Township woman was run down and killed while taking out the trash in September..Today.. the drunk driver who hit her.. was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison.are you sorry about what happened? yes I am...court papers say 55-year-old j...

 2018-01-11 03:10 

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Baby Jesus statue stolen from Sunbury church...

SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WOLF) -- Police in Sunbury searching for the person who stole a baby Jesus statue from a manger outside of a local church.Over the weekend, the Pastor of St. Monica Catholic Church here on Market Street says he noticed the ...

 2018-01-11 02:57 

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Transitions raises awareness about human trafficking...

LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY (WOLF) -- A central Pennsylvania crime victims' services center is raising awareness about human trafficking.Transitions helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Northumberland, Snyder, and U...

 2018-01-11 02:53 

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Clarks Summit native becomes first openly gay man to qualify for Winter Olympics...

Clarks Summit native Adam Rippon is headed to the Winter Olympics.When he arrives in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month, the figure skater will also make history.I'm really excited to be the first openly gay male athlete to represent the United State...

 2018-01-10 21:58 

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Fire injures woman, kills pets in Bear Creek Township...

A woman is now injured and her pets are dead after a fire ripped through a home in Break Creek Township Wednesday morning.The blaze happened on Velma Lane.Dozens of firefighters were called to the scene.Officials say the woman was burned while trying to s...

 2018-01-10 20:57 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Flood Watch goes up for NEPA Thursday evening...

The warm-up for NEPA rolls on into the second half of the work week as temperatures surge into the upper 40s and mid 50s; that's more than 20 warmer than normal!The big issue with warmer temperatures will be the huge amount of melting from all of the ...

 2018-01-10 19:54 

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Accused Saint Clair shooter facing charges...

Daniel Lopez is now facing charges, accused of shooting several rounds into an occupied vehicle in December.The incident happened on Cherry Street. Two people were inside but nobody was hurt.Officials say Lopez fled, took the gun apart, and thew it into a...

 2018-01-10 19:08 

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Wolf turns to disaster emergency to deal with opioid crisis...

Pennsylvania's governor is hoping a declaration of disaster emergency will provide additional tools to help the state respond to its opioid addiction crisis.Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday was preparing to issue the order that's normally put...

 2018-01-10 19:08 

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Fire guts barn, kills cows in Wayne County...

Dozens of cows were killed after a fire broke at Jonas Cold Springs Farm Tuesday afternoon.Officials say the barn is a total loss.There were more than 100 cows, most of them died. The cows that did make it out were moved to another barn.According to a Hon...

 2018-01-10 16:21 

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Penn State student from North Carolina found dead...

Authorities are awaiting toxicology results to try to determine the cause of death for a Penn State University student from North Carolina.The university says 19-year-old William Denton was found dead in his dorm room on Monday night after his family in R...

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