Northeastern & Central, PA -- The week started with a bizarre murder-suicide in Lycoming County that is believed to have stemmed from a romance the went south. 77-year old Edward White was found shot to death and dumped on a road Sunday morning in Montoursville after getting into a fight with 28-year old Jacqueline DelGuercio. She ended up taking her own life Sunday afternoon after leading police on a pursuit.
Monday led to an I-Team investigation into scammers posing as officials with the IRS. Dozens of people in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania have been contacted by the scammers who claim that they will be forced to arrest them unless they pay a nonexistent outstanding debt. The IRS stresses that they never call people looking for payment.
On Tuesday, Kevin Ryce of Wyoming County learned that the body of his final family member that was missing was pulled from the rubble of the Washington state mudslide. Ryce who traveled to Washington to search for his family says, "They're in heaven, we know they're in heaven, and we just have to deal with it." Kevin's cousin, Billy, along with three of his children were found dead in the debris. His fourth child, Jacob, is being called a miracle baby after he was pulled from the mud by a helicopter team.
Wednesday takes us across the commonwealth, a tenth grader is accused of stabbing more than twenty people, mainly his fellow students inside a Westmoreland County High School. Ian Griffith, one of the students who helped to tackle the suspect says, "Mr. King took off to take the kid down and I was right behind him and we both jumped on him and immobilized him." Sixteen year old Alex Hribal now faces attempted homicide charges.
It was time to play ball at the home field on Thursday as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders held their home opener against Syracuse. Local Olympians, Jayson Terdiman and Stephanie Jallen got to throw out the first pitches. Terdiman who competed in the doubles luge in Sochi adds, "I got an email from one of the RailRiders a couple of weeks ago and they asked me to come down here and throw out the first pitch and I was like absolutely, it's always been a dream of mine. It was great, I had fun, and it's a beautiful field." The RailRiders came away with the victory at their first home game of the season at PNC Field in Moosic with a 7 -2 win.
A man accused of exposing himself to several women in Lackawanna County was arrested on Friday night. Bobby Dean Willard is also accused of stalking a woman who was jogging in Old Forge on Thursday. We have to leave the week on a good note. Dani Moz, the contestant on NBC's hit show The Voice, who has local ties made stops all over Northeastern PA on Friday. Moz shared some behind the scenes secrets including the fact that Blake Shelton loves to pull practical jokes. She also adds, "It's a ton of pressure but the end-goal is what I want to be doing so you know, I'm rising to every occasion as much as I can because I want to be The Voice." The "Team Shakira" standout is from Albany, NY but most of her family lives in Old Forge and her dad lives in Pittston.
And coming up in the week ahead, Senator Bob Casey along with other lawmakers are expected to be in Wyoming County on Wednesday for the demolition of home that was damaged by the flood of 2011. Eric Hoffman, the man accused of raping a woman at gunpoint earlier this week in Monroe County will be in court. And the RailRiders come back home for a four-game homestand against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on Friday.
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