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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.

Police: Man tried to solicit oral sex from teen boy in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Police are searching for a man who allegedly tried to solicit oral sex from a 17-year-old boy Wednesday near Public Square. The teen said he was walking in the area of Public Square and South Main Street when he was approached by a man who asked his age, according to police. When the […]

Comments - 8:44 am - updated: 11:24 am.

Police: 2 brothers stabbed, another hit with baseball bat in brawl

FOSTER TWP. — Two brothers were stabbed and a third struck in the head with a baseball bat during a fight around midnight Friday, according to state police. Charles E. Jackson, 28, was hit in the head with a bat while Julian David Jackson, 23, and Cory Bezdziecki, 31, were stabbed during a domestic dispute […]

Comments - 9:00 am - updated: 10:03 am.

Police: Robber held gun to man’s head during Wilkes-Barre home invasion

WILKES-BARRE — A robber burst into the home of a man who was holding his infant child and put a gun to his head Wednesday, according to police. The suspect stole two cell phones and a flat-screen television from the home on Thompson Street just after midnight, police said. The 32-year-old victim told police he […]

Comments - 8:52 am - updated: 8:58 am.

Shots fired, pursuit leads to charges in Hazleton

HAZLETON — A city man was found hiding in weeds after he fled from police who were investigating reports of gunshots near Columbus Court on Tuesday, authorities report. Adam Maratese, 27, was one of two men who allegedly ignored officers’ orders to get on the ground after police encountered them walking out of the woods […]

Comments - 8:41 am - updated: 9:47 pm.

Police: Man tried to pull officer’s gun during arrest at Sherman Hills

WILKES-BARRE — A man taken into custody after a fight at Sherman Hills early Tuesday morning grabbed onto an officer’s gun and attempted to unholster it, police said. Kirshawn Bowe, 26, of Chambersburg, was arrested after he allegedly punched a 22-year-old woman in the face, causing a cut and some swelling, police said. While cuffed, […]

Comments - 8:47 am - updated: 8:55 am.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Wilkes-Barre; watch, keys among stolen items

WILKES-BARRE — A man was robbed at gunpoint just before midnight Monday on Sullivan Street, police said Tuesday. The thief threatened the victim, 28, with a pistol and made off with an Apple Watch, $60 and keys to the victim’s vehicle, according to police. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a white […]

Comments - 8:39 am - updated: 8:54 am.

Woman arrested in stabbing allegedly yelled: ‘I want you to die’

WILKES-BARRE — A woman is in custody after she allegedly stabbed a man multiple times Sunday night while yelling that she wanted him to die. Marissa Toloczko, 32, of Wilkes-Barre, faces charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment, according to city police. Officers were dispatched just before 5 p.m. to […]

Comments - 12:07 am

Police in Hazleton searching for assault suspect

HAZLETON — Police are searching for a man who is accused of assaulting and injuring another man. Police said officers were dispatched to the rear parking lot in the area of 554 W. Broad St. for a report a male bleeding from the head. Police identified Burt Peltz, no age given, of West Hazleton, as […]

Comments - 11:35 am - updated: 9:10 pm.

Police: Rooming house raid turns up laced heroin, cash, weapons

WILKES-BARRE — The raid of a rooming house on North Main Street on Saturday was the result of area law enforcement agencies working together to address a recent influx of fentanyl- and carfentanil-laced heroin that has recently made its way into the area. The raid, which was preceded by an arrest, was the next step […]

Comments - 10:42 pm - updated: 10:50 pm.

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