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April 06, 2017 - 9:49 am
In honor of her uncle, PSP Trooper Joseph Welsch who was killed in the line of duty in September 1977, Taylor Mercereau donated $415.00 to the Troop R Camp Cadet program. Instead of birthday presents, the 9 year old from Pike County requested donations that will go to pay directly for camp expenses...
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April 06, 2017 - 7:24 am
Plenty of road projects are on the horizon. Gov Tom Wolf stopped in Ashley yesterday to bring the announcement of more than 150 road and bridge projects throughout NEPA with a price tag of near 639million dollars. Among the projects are in Lackawanna County, the section of road on US Route 6 by the...
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April 05, 2017 - 9:45 am
Investigators are still looking for the person they say caused a multi vehicle crash on I 81 North yesterday. A Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix Sedan was driving south in the northbound lane near the Montage exit when drivers attempted to avoid a crash. Instead it was a 3 vehicle pile up that tied...
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April 05, 2017 - 9:39 am
A meeting last night of the Hazleton Area School Board ended with board members agreeing to talk more about restoring full day kindergarten. The program went to a half day to save the district money. Numerous parents and teachers took the opportunity to speak before the board about their concerns...
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April 05, 2017 - 9:32 am
The amount of snow we received in mid March was not enough to get federal disaster aid for clean up costs. Nine counties including Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Wyoming, Pike and Susquehanna used 11.6million dollars which was short of the 18.2million needed to qualify. Local officials are turning to...
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Karel Zubris
April 04, 2017 - 5:19 am
Opening statements will begin this morning in the capital murder trial of Eric Frein. The judge ruled yesterday the jury in the Pike County Courtroom will be able to hear a video taped confession in the trial of the man accused of killing one Pennsylvania police trooper and seriously injuring a...
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April 03, 2017 - 11:53 am
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April 03, 2017 - 6:51 am
The search for a man officials say jumped into the Susquehanna River in Larksville Saturday night has been called off. Rescuers were called to the Carey Ave bridge and say the man was last seen near a pier in the river a short distance away then disappeared. Crews were out in boats and helicopters...
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April 03, 2017 - 6:48 am
Attorneys for Eric Frein, the man charged in the 2014 ambush slaying of one Pennsylvania state police trooper and severe wounding of another at the Blooming Grove barracks, are asking a judge to throw out his videotaped confession. Police say Frein was informed of his right to remain silent after...
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April 03, 2017 - 4:41 am
36 year old Lindsay Doherty was rushed to the hospital after she collapsed moments after crossing the finish line of the Scranton Half Marathon. Despite efforts the mother of 3 died a short time after her arrival. An autopsy is planned for later today. A special prayer service for the Scranton...
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