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Dunmore Police Searching for Two Accused of Stealing from Cars

DUNMORE, Pa. — Police in Lackawanna County are looking for the thieves who allegedly broke into at least six cars overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.Police say the thieves stole purses and wallets from unlocked cars all across the borough.According to police, the two suspects were then caught on camer


Mother sentenced to prison for endangering toddler found hanging out window | Times Leader

Tatiana Lesha Moore, 21, and her mother, Trisella Denise Hubbard, 42, were charged by Nanticoke police in May on allegations they failed to supervise Moore’s 2-year-old boy. He was found wandering the streets April 17 and May 16, court records show. Police said the boy was also spotted hanging out a


Scranton Man Killed in Turnpike Crash in Carbon County

PARRYVILLE, Pa. — A driver from Scranton was killed in a crash on the turnpike in Carbon County.Police say Joseph Persico of Shavertown crossed into oncoming traffic near Parryville late Tuesday night and hit a car head-on.Persico was hurt and the other driver, a 50-year-old man from Scranton, died.


Police: Woman Lied, Estranged Husband Did Not Try to Shoot Her

"We get cases where people lie here and there, but of this magnitude, I've never been involved in something like this," said Taylor Police Chief Stephen Derenick.


Carvana expands its delivery service in Scranton - Pennsylvania Business Report

“As we’ve continued to grow our presence in Pennsylvania, we’re looking forward to now providing as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery to Scranton,” Ernie Garcia, Carvana founder and CEO, said. “We’re confident area customers will embrace the new way to buy a car.”


Old Forge PD warn residents to lock their vehicles

The police say whether or not your car is parked in front of your residence, driveway, carport, etc to be sure that it is locked.


Drivers Are Sick of the Dark, Damp, Dreary Weather

FREELAND, Pa. — It was a slick ride for anyone making their way around Freeland on this dark, damp Friday night.


Teen Charged with Murder in Wilkes-Barre Stabbing Death

The Luzerne County District Attorney announced Friday that Reynaldo “Rey” Mercado, 31, and Louisa “Alex” Reyes, 14, have both been charged with criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit arson, criminal conspiracy to commit theft, cri


5 Apartments Up For Rent In The Wilkes-Barre Area

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Looking for some fresh digs, but not quite ready to buy? The Wilkes-Barre area has some cool new rental homes that could be just the thing.


Police: Estranged wife staged attempted murder scene

TAYLOR, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) --It sounds like something you might watch on a TV crime show, but police said this really happened in Lackawanna County.


Scranton native paves unique path to become Alaska's new governor

Article ToolsFont size–+Share This  BECKY BOHRER / ASSOCIATED PRESS Alaska Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy, center, speaks to supporters at his campaign headquarters Monday in Anchorage, Alaska. Shown, from left: Dunleavy campaign manager Brett Huber, Dunleavy, Claire McDonald, the


Arrest made after person shot at Waverly home, killed cat

An arrest was made on Wednesday. Dylan Wright, 21, faces felony animal cruelty and criminal mischief charges.


Police, Students Involved in Fight after School

SCRANTON, Pa. — Dozens of students and police were caught up in a fight in Scranton Wednesday afternoon.Police say it started out as a fight involving a handful of Scranton High School students on Olive Street, but it grew into something much bigger.Cell phone video shows the fight spilled onto the


Bomb Threats at Two Buildings in Scranton

Lackawanna County officials say the building, now theLackawanna County Government Center,which is still under construction, had to be evacuated.


Doughboy statue returns to Scranton for Veterans Day

Several years after being removed from Duffy Park, near the old Harrison Avenue bridge, a replica of the World War I doughboy statue officially returned home Wednesday.


VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton rapper Lucas Hex releases debut single 'Omen,' announces album release show | NEPA Scene

Following up therelease of his hard-hitting “Sermons” EP in March, Scranton hip-hop artistLucas Hexis premiering a bloody new music video for “Omen,” the debut single off his upcoming album “Blue Carolina,” exclusively on NEPA Scene.


Police Looking into Reports of Hit and Run in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Police are looking into reports of a hit and run in Scranton late Monday night.Officers and an ambulance were called to Fillmore Avenue just before midnight.Someone reported that a car hit a person and took off.Scranton police haven't said how badly that person might have been hurt


Shavertown man injured, Scranton man killed in wrong-way crash on turnpike | Times Leader

State police at Pocono reported Joseph Persico, 68, of Shavertown, operating a 2015 Audi, was traveling south in the northbound lane of the turnpike when he struck a 2003 Honda, operated by Paul Gerrity, 50, of Scranton, at about 11:54 p.m.


Rearranging the Furniture May Have Saved Woman’s Life

Police in Taylor say Charles Simonson, 63, fired a round exactly where his wife would've been sleeping if she had not moved the furniture in the bedroom.


VoteCast: Women, young voters propel Pennsylvania Democrats

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Democratic incumbents in Pennsylvania's governor and U.S. Senate races each won another term by getting strong backing from women and younger voters, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.