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Police: $60,000 Worth of Drugs Found in Luzerne County Bust

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Three people are facing drug charges after a drug bust in Luzerne County. Police in Hanover Township say they found over $60,000 worth of crystal meth, marijuana and fentanyl while serving a search warrant at the Stoney Ridge Apartment Complex on Thursday morning.

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Eyewitness News Webcast: 2.22.19

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Police are trying to determine what caused a row how fire in Schuylkill county that destroyed more than a half dozen homes. Plus, a cab driver and passenger are robbed at gunpoint in Luzerne County.

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More Sex Crime Accusations Against Ex-Cop in Luzerne County

SUGAR NOTCH, Pa. — More charges have been filed in Luzerne County against a former police officer accused of using his position to force women into sex acts. Authorities say another victim has come forward, accusing Mark Icker of pulling her over and trying to get her to perform sex acts in exchange

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Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect in Luzerne County

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police in Luzerne County are searching for a man they believe is responsible for two armed robberies. Authorities say the man showed a gun and demanded cash from a worker at United Check Cashing in Wilkes-Barre Township.

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New Plan to Deal with Flooding in Luzerne County

AVOCA, Pa. — Officials with the governor’s office were in Luzerne County on Friday to propose a fix for a flood-prone area. Ice jams this year and last caused Mill Creek in Avoca to overflow its banks.

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Wilkes-Barre Police conducting saturation patrols

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Wilkes-Barre Police were on the move Thursday conducting saturation patrols across the city. The patrols comes in response to a rash of drive-by shootings in the city over the past week.

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Deplorable Conditions for Cats and Dog Inside Home in Luzerne County

JEDDO, Pa. — More than 40 cats and a dog were pulled from a home in Luzerne County and now township officials are working to condemn the place as animal rescuers are wondering how they will care for all the cats.

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Former Police Officer Facing More Charges

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- A former police officer accused of forcing women into sex acts after traffic stops is facing more charges today after a fourth woman has come forward with accusations against him.

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Pennsylvania to auction over 360 used, seized vehicles

GRANTVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - More than 360 vehicles, either seized by police or formerly used by state agencies, will go on sale by auction next week. The state's first vehicle auction of the year will be held Tuesday at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, at 488 Firehouse Road in Grantville, beginning at 10

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Gov. Tom Wolf creates Pennsylvania census team

The next decennial census count of the nation’s population is right around the corner. To prepare for the April 1, 2020, start of the count, Gov. Tom Wolf has selected more than three dozen organizations to help Pennsylvania poll its people.

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Kingston Spa Co-owner Facing Federal Charges

KINGTON, Pa. -- A co-owner of a salon in Luzerne County who was charged last year for allegedly spending company money on herself is now facing federal charges. Officials say Judith Cefaly, 55, of Mountain Top, withheld payroll taxes from employees at Shakti Salon but instead of filing those taxes,

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5 men shot, one of them dead near Pennsylvania Ave and Bloom Street

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Police are investigating reports of five men shot near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street. According to police, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and responded to the scene.

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State addressing flooding concerns in Luzerne County

AVOCA, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - It was a day to look for answers and provide solutions to the ongoing flooding and ice jam problems in a Luzerne County community. Parts of Avoca have been hard hit by flooding in the Mill Creek Canal area.

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Police looking for two people wanted for questioning in shooting case

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - There has been a rash of shootings in Wilkes-Barre and now police are trying to find two people in connection with one of them. Investigators say they want to talk to Sabrina Hoban, 17, from Dupont. Wilkes-Barre Police say she a runaway. They believe she is

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Driver loses control, crashes in Luzerne County

KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A lot of roads were icy and slippery on Thursday morning. Investigators believe that may have played a role in a crash in Luzerne County on Thursday.

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Taylor Police Suspect Alcohol Played Role in Crash

TAYLOR, Pa. -- Police suspect alcohol played a part in a crash in Lackawanna County. A car, SUV, and a porch were all tangled up after the smash-up on North Main Avenue in Taylor.

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County officials took gifts from voting machine vendors, audit found

HARRISBURG — Officials in 18 Pennsylvania counties have acknowledged accepting gifts, including travel, lodging and meals, from vendors interested in supplying new voting machines amid the race to replace equipment in time for the 2020 election, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Friday.

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Family Safe After Escaping Burning Home in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- A family is safe after escaping their burning home in Wilkes-Barre. The fire inspector is due Thursday to find out what sparked flames on Madison Street around 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Police release details of ‘persons of interest’ sought in W-B shooting

WILKES-BARRE — The stepdaughter of cold-case slaying victim Donald Bachman Jr. was charged Wednesday with orchestrating a hit-for-hire because she was concerned about him reporting criminal activity in the neighborhood. (read more)

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Pennsylvania prisons to stop copying inmates' legal mail

To settle two federal lawsuits, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will stop intercepting and copying inmates’ legal mail as part of its drug surveillance and security plans.

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