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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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