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Dallas man pleads guilty in woman’s fatal overdose | Times Leader

David Haines, 31, entered the plea on counts of drug delivery resulting in death and tampering with evidence.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-06-20 02:09:00

Tornado recovery: Barnes & Noble rebounds, county sets business meeting | Times Leader

“Oh yes, absolutely we will reopen at that location,” Mary Ellen Keating said in an interview with the Times Leader. “That is an important store for us and for the community.”

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-06-20 02:05:00

Softball coach waives hearing on sexual assault charges | Times Leader

State police at Wyoming charged Charles Steven Kearney, 53, of Capouse Avenue, Scranton, after investigating claims by a teen girl. She alleged that she had a sexual relationship with the suspect for nearly a year.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-06-19 22:35:00

Thief Swipes Tools from Kmart

EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. -- Police in Luzerne County are looking for a thief who's been stealing craftsman tools from Kmart.According to investigators, the man has stolen tools from the store in Edwardsville at least seven different times in just the past month.Police released a surveillance photo of the s

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-06-19 22:19:40

Winning Lottery Tickets Sold in Scranton and Williamsport

The first was sold at Convenient Food Mart along Pittston Avenue in Scranton. The jackpot-winning Treasure Hunt ticket matched all five balls drawn Friday, making it worth $106,000, the Pennsylvania Lottery said.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-06-19 01:46:13

Minivan Driver Charged for Hitting Children in Stroller

CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — Police have charged the driver of a minivan that hit a stroller in Lackawanna County earlier this month.Brittney Costello of Clarks Summit was charged with two counts of recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-06-19 17:41:18

Dallas School District teachers strike | Times Leader

On June 13, the Dallas Education Association emailed the “olive branch” offer to Dallas School District Superintendent Thomas Duffy with a stipulation that it is accepted “as is” or the teachers would strike, Mark McDade, the union’s chief negotiator said.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-06-19 18:54:00

Teen shot during botched drug deal in Freeland dies | Times Leader

Brandon Joseph Gambardella, 18, right, is seen being led to arraignment Monday. He stands accused of shooting Anthony Bonney, 17, earlier Monday in Freeland over an alleged drug deal gone wrong. -Courtesy WNEP

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-06-19 15:53:00

Scranton Police Seek Suspect in Credit Card Fraud

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Scranton police are asking for help tracking down a fraud suspect.Police say the man recently used a stolen credit card at several stores in the city. They released a security camera image of the man.If you know who this man is, call Scranton police at 570-348-4139

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-06-20 16:15:02

Hanover Twp. man charged with fatally stabbing romantic rival | Times Leader

James Andrew Carter, 30, formerly of 702 Mark Drive, Hanover Township, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Joseph Halesey last Thursday, sending the criminal homicide charge to county court.


Stolen Gun, Drugs, and Cash Recovered During Raid in Luzerne County

PRINGLE, Pa. — A stolen gun, drugs, and cash turned up in a raid in Luzerne County.Police arrested Chyvonne Traver and Kayla Clark, both from Swoyersville, on Friday.An informant told investigators the women had drugs in their home in Pringle.Officers say they spotted Traver selling the powerful pai


Luzerne County restaurant inspections: June 7 – June 15 | Times Leader

The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.According to the agency: “any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, lon


Crash shuts down portion of I-81 northbound in Lebanon County

A portion of Interstate 81 northbound is closed in East Hanover Township, Lebanon County, after a crash.


Lives lost in 1900s twisters that hit Wilkes-Barre City, Twp. | Times Leader

This image from the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader of Aug. 22, 1914, shows damage on Blackman Street in Wilkes-Barre Township. -


2 injured in crash involving motorcycle on I-81

State police at Jonestown said the crash occurred at 3:23 p.m., 380 feet west of Swopes Valley Road. According to police, Richard Sevigny, 50, of Hudson, New Hampshire, was northbound at mile marker 96.8 in the left lane of travel when the rear tire of his 2003 Harley-Davidson Road King blew out. Po


Garden center offers a bit of Father’s Day crafting | Times Leader

Leeah Popovich, left, and Ashlynn Dunleavy got to meet and Spike. -Fred Adams | For Times Leader


Wilkes-Barre woman picked up on warrant in Rush Twp.

Jason Cieniawa, 35, of West Hazleton, and Melissa Waldron, 35, of Wilkes-Barre, were arrested when police responded to the intersection at 8:44 p.m. Saturday, police said.


Overdose victim struggled with pain before his death

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Late-Night Crash Closes Part of I-81

MOOSIC, Pa. -- Part of Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County was closed for hours after a late-night crash in Moosic.Officials say a truck hauling garbage hit at least one other vehicle around 11 p.m. Friday. The truck driver lost control, and the truck rolled down an embankment and caught fire.Two peo


Kingston police arrest pair after drug sting

Police said residents reported a possible drug dealing occurring at 190 Cooper St. in Pringle. A confidential informant confirmed to police they saw MDMA, commonly known as Molly, and fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate, inside the residence, including two females who were allegedly involved with