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Rain possible this weekend; sunshine to return on Sunday

The first half of the weekend could bring rain to the Wyoming Valley, but skies should clear by Saturday night.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 67 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. Overcast skies lingered overhead, and roadways still showed signs of last night’s rain.Patchy fog is possible before 10 a.m. this morning — after 9 a.m., there will be a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Up to a quarter of an inch of rain could fall, but more ...

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Woman: Items taken from padlocked house

DURYEA — Chief Nick Lohman and Duryea police are investigating a theft of jewelry, a TV and clothes from a house in the 600 block of Foote Avenue.The owner reported the landlord padlocked the doors and told her to come back another day for the remaining items. She said she returned and found items missing.The incident happen over the last couple days and was reported Tuesday at about 1:15 pm. Anyone with information or who may have seen something is asked to contac...

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Stolen identity used to open cable account

WILKES-BARRE — A 25-year-old woman from Pittston reported that she placed an order with Comcast Cable Co. for service at her Pittston residence on Tuesday and she was informed by Comcast that she has an outstanding balance owed to the cable company.The outstanding bill owed is for cable service billed to a North 53rd Street address in Philadelphia. The woman was advised by the cable company that the service was opened in her name and confirmed her date of birth and social sec...

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Man allegedly ‘flips out’ over wife’s soccer request

WILKES-BARRE — Police said Daryl Kuna, of Corlear Street, Wilkes-Barre, would be cited with harassment after his wife reported that he became enraged when she asked him to take their son to soccer practice Tuesday afternoon and began to “flip out.”The woman told police Kuna began to throw objects throughout the residence before he shoved her into a wall and then fled the residence prior to police arriving, police said.

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Two from Larksville sought on warrants

LARKSVILLE — Arrest warrants have been issued for Robert Deininger and Sarah Graham, formerly of 10 Second St., Larksville.Deininger has been charged with one count of theft and one count of passing a bad check in the amount of $600. Graham has been charged with one count of theft.Anyone with information on the location of either Graham or Deininger is asked to contact Larksville police at 570-714-9847.

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Police seek missing girl

WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:• Police said Shayna Martes, 14, of North River Street, was reported missing by her mother on Wednesday.Martes was last heard from on Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m. when she called her mother saying she was on her way home.Martes is described as a Hispanic female, 5 feet tall, 120 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt with white lettering and blue jeans.Anyo...

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Police investigate rash of catalytic converter thefts

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police reported this week that catalytic converters have been stolen from several trucks parked at businesses along Mundy Street.A catalytic converter is part of a vehicle’s exhaust system.• Tuesday: Nationwide Car Sales, Mundy Street, reported two catalytic converters were stolen from a Nissan NV2500 and a Nissan NV3500 vans.• Tuesday: Uhaul, Mundy Street, reported catalytic converters were stolen from two ...

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Gunfire reported in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — City police investigated gunfire at South Grant and Reese streets finding several shell casings at about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday.No injuries were reported.A resident of South Grant Street discovered after sunrise that his vehicle, which was parked on South Grant Street, was struck by several rounds, police said.

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Glodzik, current and former cops charged in credit union loan scheme

WILKES-BARRE — Dogged by controversy, mounting tax debt and a theft conviction, suspended city towing contractor Leo A. Glodzik III now faces federal charges over allegations that he and four others improperly secured loans from the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union.Indicted along with Glodzik were city police officer Jason Anthony and former city police officer Tino Ninotti, as well as a credit union official and another man who was indicted in a separate but ...

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Wilkes-Barre Mayor Thomas Leighton: Arrests ‘nothing to do with city business’

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor Tom Leighton said it was business as usual Thursday afternoon following news that five people had been arrested as part of investigation of the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union.“I’m sure this is upsetting to a lot of people, but again, this has nothing to do with city business,” Leighton said.“They rent space at City Hall,” Leighton said.Among those arrested by FBI and state police Thursd...

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