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Mumia Abu-Jamal

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Lawyer: Convicted cop killer hospitalized in Pottsville

Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal is hospitalized, but his lawyer said prison officials won't tell him why.

Monroe County couple charged with murder withdraw guilty

Monroe County couple charged with murder withdraw guilty pleas

John and Tina Tedesco are charged in the death of John's aunt, Barbara Rabins.

Dog tossed from car

Shelter officials on the hunt for a man who tossed a dog out of his car

Shelter officials in Monroe County are looking for a man who tossed a dog out of a car.

Fire destroys home in Jackson Township, Monroe County

Fire crews are still on the scene of a fire that destroyed a two-story home in Jackson Township, Monroe County.

Two homes heavily damaged in Schuylkill County fire

Officials say two homes were heavily damaged by a fire in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County.

Trooper Alex Douglass speaks out

Trooper Alex Douglass speaks out at ceremony for Corporal Bryon Dickson

The Pennsylvania State Trooper wounded in a deadly ambush outside his barracks last fall says he hopes to eventually return to the State Police force.

Baby foxes found in Wal-Mart parking lot are in good hands

Baby foxes found in Walmart parking lot are in good hands

Typically, almost anything can be found inside a Walmart, but a find made Tuesday in the parking lot was an unusual one.

Hugo Selenski walk

Mom to convicted killer: You're 'going straight to hell'

A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Aryzta

Aryzta bakery worker finds 'snow' in the dough

An employee at a corporate bakery found more than he bargained for on a production line in Luzerne County on Monday.

 Knoebels Amusement Resort Impulse coaster

Knoebels Amusement Resort

Worker struck by new roller coaster during testing at park

A worker was struck by a new roller coaster during testing at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

Pakosky

Smog leads police to mobile meth lab in Hometown

Smog coming from a car parked in Hometown led police to discover the 1997 Honda CRV was being used as a mobile meth lab.

Stabbing suspect

Police seek man who stabbed another inside diner

State police are requesting the public's help to find  a man who stabbed another in a Monroe County bar early Sunday.

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