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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

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

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

Guilty Plea in Fatal Crash

LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A Lackawanna County man plead guilty in connection with a deadly crash. Thomas Gill pleaded guilty to several charges in connection with a fatal crash in Scranton in August of 2016. Michael Harmer died in the wreck on Main Avenue. Gill is facing a mandatory minimu

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-21 20:00:55

Friendly's in East Stroudsburg Closed after Car Crashes into Building

EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Eyewitness News Reporter Brianna Strunk is reporting that the Friendly's in East Stroudsburg is closed after a driver crashes a vehicle into the building. We are told no injuries. The restaurant is closed, no word on when it will reopen. Follow Brianna

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-21 18:10:28

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

More storms could affect Pa. into next week

While a winter storm is expected to batter Pennsylvania on Wednesday, an Alberta Clipper is expected to bring heavy snow across parts of the northern Plains and Midwest at the end of the week. Then, the storm system will track east, and it could affect Pennsylvania. Another storm could then impact t

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 12:35:06

Wyoming Area defends handling of threat, lockdown; juvenile suspect charged

EXETER - Wyoming Area's superintendent said Tuesday she believes the district handled last week's reported threat and lockdown the way it was supposed to, even though the District Attorney's office announced it was investigating. The Wyoming Area Secondary Center was locked down for over five hours

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-03-21 02:40:08

More cars outside casino vandalized with spray paint

PLAINS TWP. - More vehicles were vandalized with spray paint outside the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino this week, adding to the number of cars being tagged in Plains Township and Wilkes-Barre. Township police reported a Dodge Ram pickup and a Ford Explorer were spray-painted with red paint while parked

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-03-21 22:44:51

Police investigating deadly stabbing in Luzerne County

HANOVER TWP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)--One person is dead and another is in custody after a reported stabbing in Hanover Twp., Luzerne County, Wednesday morning. The coroner was called to the Marion Terrace Apartments and Police tell eyeweitness News one person was stabbed around 5am this morning.

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-21 15:45:51

Former Lackawanna County Prison guard headed to trial

SCRANTON - Former Lackawanna County Prison guard Jeffrey T. Staff will face a sexual abuse charge in county court after a magisterial district judge determined there was enough evidence against him at a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Staff, 42, 459 Wyoming Ave., Apt. 4, Wyoming, is one of seven forme

SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 17:23:02

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

Family of dead man accuses WB General of employing mentally unfit doctor

WILKES-BARRE - An amended complaint filed this week suggests that a former Wilkes-Barre General Hospital doctor was not only negligent when he accidentally killed a patient, but was also improperly credentialed and even mentally unfit. Bernard Ford, 62, died in April 2016, eight days after Dr. Noel


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


Grandma Overdoses On Heroin While Watching Child: Week In Review

Check out the top news that made headlines this week across the Patch network in Eastern Pennsylvania:1000s Of PA Students Walk Out In Call For Gun Reforms Thousands of Philadelphia-area students participated in a National School Walkout event Wednesday morning. Most schools reported peaceful events


Teen stabbed, killed 66-year-old woman in northeast Pa., police say

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with homicide after allegedly stabbing a 66-year-old woman to death Friday in her northeastern Pennsylvania home, authorities announced. The teen, whose name was not released, will be tried as an adult, Pennsylvania State Police at Hazleton said in a news release.


Stakeout leads police to 10 wanted persons

COURTESY OF SHAMOKIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Blake Boyer is seen in custody. SHAMOKIN - Shamokin police discovered 10 people with active warrants at a North Shamokin Street home while conducting a stakeout for a wanted Mount Carmel man Wednesday night. Police received information that Blake William Boyer,


La Plume community reacts after missing woman is found dead

LA PLUME, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A Lackawanna County community is morning the loss of a mother after a frantic search to find the woman ends with a tragic discovery. Kathleen Kondash, from Jessup, was reported missing Thursday night. Police said her body was discovered in La Plume Township i


Busy Day at the Car Wash

MOOSIC, Pa. -- The official start to spring is a few days away and many people were enjoying this weekend's sunshine. Newswatch 16 found people taking advantage of the break from freezing temperatures and snow to do a little pre-spring cleaning. Plenty of drivers were cleaning off the dirt and rock


Report: Luzerne among state's least healthy counties

We are frequently in physical distress, have generally poor social and economic conditions and don't sleep well - all factors that help put Luzerne County at 60th out of 67 Pennsylvania counties when it comes to "health outcomes," and 56th regarding "health factors." In short, findings from the Robe