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Lab monkeys in Pa. accident were headed to Labelle Florida via quarantine in Missouri

The 100 lab monkeys involved in the Jan. 21 accident near Danville were headed to Labelle Florida by way of a quarantine facility in Missouri. Crates holding live monkeys are scattered across the westbound lanes of state Route 54 at the junction with Interstate 80 near Danville, Pa., Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, after a pickup pulling a trailer carrying the monkeys was hit by a dump truck.
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Man left personal belongings including house keys behind after alleged theft of pistol

Northumberland, Pa. — A Wilkes Barre man was charged for the theft of a .380 pistol that surveillance video showed he stole from a former co-worker before leaving a shift early, according to police. Derrick Scott Paul was charged on June 11 after an investigation into the incident by State Police from Stonington. A co-worker provided investigators with surveillance video of the alleged incident. According to the affidavit filed by Trooper Austin Bennett, Paul left several personal belongings behind as he left the scene in a hurry. That included keys to his residence, police said. Paul was charged with second-degree felony theft. No bail was listed for Paul, but a preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 2 with Judge John Gembic. Docket sheet
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Pennsylvania Man Indicted On Firearms Offense

SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Antonio Menzell Clark, age 36, of Ashley, Pennsylvania, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on a firearm charge. According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that...

Dozens march to protest overturn of Roe v. Wade

WILKES-BARRE, LUZURNE CO. (WOLF) — As the overturning of Roe v. Wade spurred protests across the county, dozens took to the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre to object to the decision. "People are furious with the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe V. Wade. When I was young, I marched...

Talkback 16: The Danville monkeys

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — In this Talkback 16; calls about the monkeys in Danville, our special coverage of the Hurricane Agnes anniversary, and of course, Ranger. But first, we begin with a call about the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. If you like Talkback, you'll love Talkback Feedback....

Sewer line repairs underway in Wilkes-Barre

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. WILKES-BARRE — Repairs to a collapsed sewer line on Coon Street near the West Sidney Street bridge will continue into next week. Residents have complained about the stench from raw sewage flowing into Mill Creek. Wilkes-Barre Director of Operations Butch Frati Friday said the location of water main above the sewer pipe has complicated the repair project. “The water main has to be cut out of the way,” Frati said. That’s expected to be done on Monday, he said. In the meantime, pumps have been put in place to bypass the broken section and prevent sewage from going into the creek, he said. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the problem and has been monitoring the project.

Cong. Meuser Joins GOP Colleagues, Applauding US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC— Representative Dan Meuser (R-9th, Dallas, Pa.) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson:. “It’s understood that this is a very sensitive and personal issue. The court, by overturning Roe v. Wade, has returned to its constitutional position of maintaining neutrality on the issue of abortion. States now need to craft legislation with respect to all human rights of the mother, father and the unborn.”

Police seeking identity of hit-and-run suspect

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— The Kingston Police Department said they are attempting to identify a female suspect they say was involved in a hit and run in Luzerne County. Officials said the woman was involved in a motor vehicle hit and run that took place on Warren Avenue in Kingston on June 1 around 3:10 […]

District 4 all star football returns

It was the North vs the South in the return of the district 4 football all star game tonight in Danville. This marks the first time the game has been played since 2019. Everyone is excited to see it come back and you can tell by the big crowd. Justin...

A real stretch to get to reach the top

WILKES-BARRE — Painting of the eight-story tower in the Sherman Hills apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre continued Thursday. Indelible Housing Inc. and its partners that bought the federally subsidized, low-income housing complex for $27 million earlier this year said they would invest $16 million to renovate all 344 units and make mechanical and security improvements to the buildings and grounds.

Danville School Boards Puts Off Decision On New A.D.

Danville Area School Board has tabled a decision, regarding a new Athletic Director. Brian Albertson was poised to become the district’s new AD, but directors this week chose to put off a vote, due to the process that brought Albertson before them. That was overseen by Superintendent Ricki Boyle, whose resignation was accepted later in the same meeting. A point of concern was no one on the board was involved in Albertson’s interview process. Albertson is the current Athletic Director for Millville.

Police seek to identify hit and run suspect

KINGSTON, LUZERNE CO, (WOLF) — Police in Kingston are attempting to identify a woman they say is a suspect in a hit and run incident. Officials say the hit and run took place on Warren Avenue on June 1st around 3:15 PM. The fleeing vehicle is a Honda hatchback.

Hazleton man charged with child sex offenses

State police at Hazleton arrested a man from Hazleton on allegations he provided marijuana and alcohol to two teenage girls and engaged in sexual encounters with one of the girls. Laquan A. Copeland, 36, of East Ninth Street, engaged in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl at several motels...