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Hazleton area could be spared direct hit

The greater Hazleton area is in line for another helping of snow, but unlike recent storms, meteorologists aren't predicting high accumulations or dangerous travel. "I think your area should receive between 2 and 4 inches of snow," AccuWeather meteorologist Allyson Hoegg said. "I can see as high a

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2018-03-21 08:02:29

One Dead After Stabbing in Luzerne County

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - One person is dead after a stabbing in Luzerne County. It happened around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Marion Terrace Apartments on Mark Drive in Hanover Township, near Wilkes-Barre. Police said one man died after a stabbing. There is no word on a suspect or the name of the vict

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-21 14:48:08

West Hazleton man charged in pistol-whipping of teen

HAZLE TWP. - A West Hazleton man was arraigned Wednesday for his alleged role in the pistol-whipping a 16-year-old boy in September. Omar Alexis Vargas, 27, of West Green Street, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessl

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-03-21 23:26:52

Teen admitted to fatal shooting, officer says

MARK GILGER/Staff Photo Sabian D. Ebersole SHAMOKIN - A Coal Township police officer testified Tuesday that accused murderer Sabian D. Ebersole admitted shooting to death 21-year-old David Rivera Jr. during a botched drug deal in Coal Township on Jan. 24. Cpl. Joshua Wynn also stated that two witnes

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Hanover Twp. man charged in fatal stabbing

JIM HALPIN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Hanover Twp. police investigate a suspicious death at 702 Mark St. HANOVER TWP. - A Hanover Twp. man has been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing that took place Wednesday morning at the Marion Terrace Apartments. James Andrew Cater, 30, is charged with a s

CITIZEN'S VOICE - 2018-03-21 16:58:29

Here's how much snow fell so far throughout central Pa.

Persistent snow throughout central Pennsylvania has resulted in at least a few inches of snow in various areas across central Pennsylvania. Some areas even got a foot of snow. Here's how much snow fell in areas across the region, according to National Weather Service, as of 12:25 p.m. Wednesday: Ada

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 16:44:29

Greater Hazleton Job Fair set for Thu.

Greater Hazleton residents looking for new or improved employment opportunities can visit the Greater Hazleton Job Fair 2018, the annual free employment exposition, Thursday at Genetti Ballrooms, Route 309 in Hazle Twp., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Firms participating in Job Fair 2018 will be on hand t

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2018-03-21 08:07:14

Alleged drug house busted in Hanover Twp.

HANOVER TWP. - State and local narcotics officers busted an alleged drug house Monday morning and took three people into custody. During the raid at the Hazle Street residence, police arrested Corey Arnott, 25, of Hazle Street, Hanover Twp.; Zachery Thiede-Laiuvara, 23, of West Hartford Street, Ashl

CITIZEN'S VOICE - 2018-03-20 08:31:49

Alcohol suspected in Hazleton roll over crash

March 19th, 2018 8:34 am - updated: 8:37 am. HAZLETON - A 19-year-old man refused medical treatment after city police said he lost control of a vehicle that rolled over multiple times on North Church Street on Saturday. Police allege Romer Martinez Nunez was speeding when he lost control of his veh


Accused killer asks for death penalty

SHAMOKIN - Accused killer Jose Colon asked the Northumberland County District Attorney for the death penalty during his arraignment this morning. Colon, 41, was charged Saturday in the killing of 23-year-old Kasandra Ortiz on Feb. 26 and is being arraigned this morning in front of District Judge Joh


Thief steals rocking chair from porch

Hazleton, Luzerne County (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A home security camera captures a thief stealing a rocking chair from the front porch of a Hazleton home. Now, people in that neighborhood say they've had it with these types of crimes. The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick talked with the homeowner: "It's respect.


Teen girl home, 45-year-old man in custody after both located in Mexico

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission was returned home and the man was in custody after the two were found in Mexico, authorities said. Federal agents an


2 injured in DUI crash in Berks County

GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Two were injured in a DUI crash in Berks County Sunday, according to Hamburg State Police. The crash occurred in Greenwich Township. Ginny Hartman, 48, sustained significant injuries to her left leg not believed to be life-threatening. Hartman was transported by Medivac to


Standoff Ends Peacefully in Freeland

FREELAND, Pa. -- A standoff caused some tense moments at a neighborhood in Luzerne County. Some kind of disturbance brought police to an apartment building on Walnut Street in Freeland around 3 a.m. on Monday. Authorities say man inside was wanted for making threats and wouldn't give himself up. Two


Multiple crews battle large fire at former Trainers Inn in Carbon County

LEHIGHTON, Pa. - Multiple crews battled a large fire at the former Trainers Inn in Carbon County early Sunday morning. The incident was reported around midnight Sunday at 845 Interchange Road in Lehighton, according to Carbon County dispatchers. There were no reports of injuries. No word on what may


Update: Bullet found in Panther Valley cafeteria

A bullet was found on the floor of the Panther Valley Junior/Senior High School this morning, prompting a lockdown for several hours while police and dogs searched the school. No other threats were found and the lockdown was lifted at 1:50 p.m. Police from Summit Hill, Lansford, Nesquehoning and Coa


Police: Teen suspected of drinking rolls car on busy Hazleton stretch

Some of the debris field is shown after a rollover crash in Hazleton on Saturday morning. The teen driver refused medical attention, police say. A close-up of damage is shown to a sedan involved in a rollover crash on North Church Street in Hazleton on Saturday morning. The vehicle ended up back


Lehighton man killed in crash in West Penn Township

Schuylkill County coroner Dr. David J. Moylan has identified the man killed in a crash Friday evening on Route 443 in West Penn Township Ronald Bauer, 54, of Lehighton. Bauer was pronounced dead at 8:20 p.m. by deputy coroner Andrew Szczyglak. The initial conclusion is that Bauer died of blunt force


Two People Hospitalized Following Crash in Luzerne County

LARKSVILLE - A two-car crash in Luzerne County sent two people to the hospital late Friday night. The crash happened along Route 11 in Larksville around 10:30 p.m. Police say the crash was caused by speed and resulted in one of the cars splitting in half. Two people were taken to the hospital follow


Death in Luzerne County Under Investigation

BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - State police in Luzerne County are investigating a death at a home near Conyngham. Troopers tell Newswatch 16 they were called to a home on Market Street in Black Creek Township around 7 a.m. Friday. They found one person dead. Investigators have not yet released the name