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Four arrested after police find drugs, firearms in Smithfield Township home

Forty-eight-year-old Denise Miluszewski, 28-year-old William Miluszewski, 29-year-old Donna Wynings and 45-year-old Richard Leepin have been arrested following a Monroe County…

Runaway truck destroys car, damages home in Carbon County

The home, located on Fireline Road in Lower Towamensing, was struck by a dump truck that was getting its front brakes installed in a garage at the top of a hill behind the home

Packer Township house fire draws crews from three counties

House fire in Packer Township draws crews from 3 counties

Crews from three counties were called in to battle a house fire in Carbon County on Thursday.

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Runaway drump truck slams into garage in Carbon County

A runaway dump truck slammed into a garage and a car Friday morning in Carbon County, according to Pennsylvania State Police at the scene.

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Eight lives to go? Cat survives ride in car engine

You've heard of firemen rescuing kittens trapped in trees, but how about police saving a cat trapped under the hood of a pick-up?

Tamaqua Community Pool closed through holiday weekend

Tamaqua Community Pool closed through holiday weekend

Schuylkill County residents who were planning to enjoy the holiday weekend at the Tamaqua Community Pool should make other arrangements

DEP: No imminent gas threat from mine fire

Gases coming from a mine fire in Carbon County pose no imminent threat to nearby residents, according to testing done by the state Department of Environmental Protection.


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