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 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...

 2018-06-15 15:24 

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WATCH | Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Scranton to talk immigration and law enforcement...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in Scranton Friday at Lackawanna College in Angeli Hall. The attorney general is scheduled to speak about immigration and law enforcement actions.Stay with FOX56 News for updates on this event....

 2018-06-15 05:06 

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EF2 tornado rips through several miles of Bradford County...

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, BRADFORD COUNTY (WOLF) -- Piles of debris scatter miles of Bradford County. They're what remain after an EF2 tornado tore through Wednesday night, with wind speeds up to 120 miles per hour.Five houses in Franklin Township, two house...

 2018-06-15 04:49 

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Luzerne County Manager: any looters will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law...

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP (WOLF) -- 23 businesses were damaged or destroyed in the EF-2 tornado. The stability of those structures is being checked out and while some may eventually remain standing, it's pretty clear others will have to be demolished. So ...

 2018-06-15 03:31 

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Business owners, employees get a first look at tornado devastation...

Owners and workers at the gutted stores in Wilkes-Barre Township were able to get a close-up look at the devastation this afternoon.In all 23 stores were damaged or destroyed and some will even have to be torn now.Now, several hundred employees are findin...

 2018-06-14 22:37 

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Unoccupied bulldozer runs over operator, smashes into house...

A bulldozer in reverse took down its operator and ended up crashing into a Dunmore house Thursday. Dunmore Police tells us Alan Baker, 43, of Kingston, was driving a bulldozer on Tiffany Drive around 11:45 a.m. Baker was then reportedly ejected out of the...

 2018-06-14 21:52 

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What now? How to file storm damage through insurance, avoid scams...

After Wednesday's tornadoes in Wilkes-Barre and Bradford County, many home and business owners are trying to figure out what to do next.When it comes to insurance, it can be a lengthy process, but Governor Wolf's office says it's determined to...

 2018-06-14 21:27 

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Luzerne Co. high school shooting threat reported, student identified...

A Wyoming Area High School student was identified after sending out a school shooting threat Wednesday night. District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis says around 9 p.m. some students received a picture on social media of an unknown individual holding two pi...

 2018-06-14 18:28 

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National Weather Service confirms an EF-2 tornado touched down in WB Twp....

The National Weather Service (NWS) Binghamton announced that it was an EF-2 tornado that tore across Wilkes-Barre Township Wednesday night. NWS officials say that the EF-2 tornado was estimated to have 130 mph winds and 200 yards wide. It was reported to ...

 2018-06-14 17:56 

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Mike Linden's Forecast | Summer-like feel arrives for the weekend...

Ok...deep breath...it's all over now. What a night, huh?!According to the NWS Binghamton survey team an EF-2 tornado with estimated wind speeds of 130 mph touched down in Wilkes-Barre Township just after 10:00 Wednesday night.Now behind the cold front...

 2018-06-14 16:04 

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LIVE | NWS confirms tornado touchdown in Wilkes-Barre Township...

NWS confirms tornado touchdown in Wilkes-Barre Township. Six people were injured after storms tore through Wilkes-Barre last night.Officials update us with the latest.Stay with FOX56 News for updates....

 2018-06-14 15:53 

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Gov. Wolf, PEMA joins National Weather Service at storm damage in WB Twp....

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is joining the National Weather Service (NWS) in Wilkes-Barre Township Thursday afternoon. The governor will be touring the damage caused by a possible tornado that hit shopping pla...

 2018-06-14 14:35 

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Child dies after becoming trapped in burning home...

A child has died after becoming trapped in a home that caught fire in Pennsylvania.The fire broke out around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday at a home in Mount Oliver.Allegheny County Fire Chief Matt Brown tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first responders tried to r...

 2018-06-14 14:34 

WOLF

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Man gives prosecutors letter containing feces...

A man who gave prosecutors an envelope containing feces is heading to prison for an armed robbery in Pennsylvania.The Dauphin County District Attorney's Office says 34-year-old Rasheem Drummond was sentenced to 7 to 15 years in prison Wednesday after ...

 2018-06-14 13:49 

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Workers recover body of man trapped after gas station blast...

Rescue workers have recovered the body of a man trapped underground by a gas station explosion in Pennsylvania.Bensalem Public Safety Director Fred Harran says workers pulled the body of 63-year-old Joe Vigilante from underneath several feet of concrete a...

 2018-06-14 12:15 

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WATCH | Updates on storm damage in Wilkes-Barre...

FOX56's Tennyson Coleman is at the scene in Wilkes-Barre where heavy rain and strong winds swept across the area causing severe damage Wednesday night. UGI officials comment about the reported smell of gasoline in the area of the storm: This is a deve...

 2018-06-14 09:32 

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Local Korean War veteran reacts to historic summit...

(WOLF) -- Tuesday's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is bringing hope to families of Korean War soldiers still missing in action.The two signed a document committing to recovering those remains and bringing them home....

 2018-06-14 09:28 

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Intense storm damages several businesses, vehicles in Wilkes-Barre Twp. shopping hub...

WILKES-BARRE TWP. (WOLF) -- Strong storms ripped through Wilkes-Barre Township in Luzerne County Wednesday night.Damaging several businesses, tossing cars, and prompting a huge response from local emergency crews, including more than 14 local fire compani...

 2018-06-14 03:14 

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Heavy damage to area businesses in Wilkes-Barre Township...

Wilkes-Barre Township Police are asking the public to please avoid the area of Mundy Street and the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre.Many businesses in the area of The Arena Hub are reporting heavy storm damage.There have been reports of a building col...

 2018-06-13 23:39 

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YMCA and other Wilkes-Barre sites to host summer meals...

WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) -- For the summer meals, they're all prepared on these counter tops, said Kyle Kunard, Program Coordinator for the Food For Kids Program at CEO. Starting Monday morning, the CEO/Weinberg Food Bank kitchen will be fired up, turning ...

 2018-06-13 21:19 

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Tractor trailer rollover stops I-80 traffic in Columbia County...

A tractor trailer rolled across I-80 eastbound has stopped traffic in Columbia County Wednesday. Firewire Columbia County says the roadway is closed from Danville to Buckhorn, according to its Facebook page. There is no word on injuries or what caused the...

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