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Police: Suspected shoplifter intentionally backs into woman getting license info of fleeing car

WILKES-BARRE — A woman getting the license plate information of a shoplifter was struck by the fleeing car Thursday on South Main Street, police said. The driver intentionally backed into the woman and knocked her to the pavement, police said. The name of the woman or the extent of her injuries was not listed in […]

Comments - 12:08 pm - updated: 11:24 am.

Wilkes-Barre Police: Suspect had needle after being picked up on warrant

WILKES-BARRE — City Police said Plymouth resident Nathan Powell had a hypodermic needle on him when he was brought to headquarters after being picked up Wednesday night on a bench warrant. Wilkes-Barre Police said they took Powell, 28, into custody because of the warrant. After the needle allegedly was found, police charged Powell with possession […]

Comments - 12:03 pm - updated: 11:24 am.

Wilkes-Barre police responding to domestic dispute find wanted suspect under bed

WILKES-BARRE — Police said one of the women involved in a domestic dispute was arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant. Iszhane Ford, 19, of Wilkes-Barre was attempting to hide under a bed when police said they found her in an apartment on North Empire Street at approximately 10 a.m. She was arraigned on outstanding charges […]

Comments - 2:47 pm - updated: 11:24 am.

Police: Woman cut defending herself from man with knife in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Police said a 56-year-old woman was cut in the hand defending herself from a man attempting to stab her. The unidentified woman told police she and the suspect in the simple assault, Robert Betts, 54, of Narrowsburg, Va., had a verbal argument in a residence on Carlisle Street at approximately 2 a.m. Monday. […]

Comments - 2:25 pm - updated: 11:24 am.

Woman allegedly assaults man, fights Luzerne Borough police officer

LUZERNE — A woman is facing charges after police say she assaulted a man and fought with and kicked an officer Friday. Luzerne Borough Police say Carol Daubert, 50, of Wyoming, was shocked with a stun gun after she assaulted William Fox near Heffron’s Mini Mart on Union Street, then physically fought with Officer Alexandra […]

Comments - 6:36 pm - updated: 11:24 am.

Beware, drivers: Forty Fort police unveil license plate scanners

FORTY FORT — If you’re driving through the borough with an expired registration or suspended license, expect to get pulled over. Forty Forty officials unveiled Friday two police cruisers that were recently equipped with automatic license plate readers. The systems were installed in May, and borough officers have been using the state-of-the-art technology since June. […]

Comments - 9:56 pm - updated: 11:24 am.

Police: Tunkhannock woman struck and killed by DUI suspect

TUNKHANNOCK — A 90-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car outside her home Tuesday night, and police say the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Maxine Lane Stroka, 231 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, was taking her garbage out around 8:30 p.m. when John Russel Hanyen struck Stroka while driving eastbound on West […]

Comments - 7:27 pm - updated: 11:24 am.

Police: Fire in Heights section of Wilkes-Barre was arson

WILKES-BARRE — A three-alarm fire that caused extensive damage to three homes in the city’s Heights section was set intentionally. The fire is still under investigation after the Wilkes-Barre fire inspector determined it was arson, according to a police report issued Sunday. According to the release: Emergency officials were originally dispatched to 39 S. Fulton […]

Comments - 9:43 pm - updated: 11:24 am.

Probe of priest sex charges dropped by police, continued by Scranton diocese

Police have closed their investigation into a priest accused of sex abuse, but church officials have not, according to a statement from the Diocese of Scranton issued Wednesday. “The Diocese of Scranton learned today that the investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police into Father Martin Boylan has been closed because of a refusal on the […]

Comments - 8:47 pm - updated: 11:24 am.

Police identify pedestrian victims, driver in Mountain Top crash

RICE TWP. — Many residents living on the block in which a car struck a family out for a walk Friday are calling one among them a hero. At the time of the accident, emergency room doctor Annette Mann was just waking up in her home in Polonia Estates, a Mountain Top housing development, after […]

Comments - 12:47 pm - updated: 11:24 am.

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