Dispatching confusion during a deadly fire in May sounded the alarm about understaffing at Luzerne County 9-1-1 and today county officials responded to those concerns.
An independent study determined that Luzerne County 9-1-1 needs more dispatchers and supervisors to avoid possible dispatching errors in the future. The report was commissioned by the county after a deadly fire in May.
The use of metal detectors in the Hazleton Area School District is viewed as a success by many in the district.
Three high school students have been suspended and face expulsion from school after a gun scare last week. They also face criminal charges in connection with the incident.
A Hazleton store owner says he feared for his life when two masked men swinging machetes tried to rob his store Monday night. He fired his handgun to fend off the robbers.
Two Kingston Borough Police Officers were injured in an ATV crash early Monday morning. State Police say one of the officers was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI.
John Yuknavich led the Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Department for some 20 years. He admitted Thursday to stealing $45,000 dollars from the department.
Sources tell the I-Team that a fatal stabbing in Hazleton may be connected to a violent robbery at a store in nearby Tresckow, Carbon County on Wednesday night.
United States Attorney Peter Smith says the answer to the so called "Culture of Corruption" in NEPA is citizen involvement.
The Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal empowered victims of sexual crimes so say the people who counsel those victims.
They're working several leads in trying to find the two men who carried out a violent home invasion on a 69 year old woman. The victim suffered severe injuries. It's the latest violent crime against an elderly person in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
69 year old Rosemarie Tomko was beaten by two men who stormed into her home early Friday. She told the I-Team's Andy Mehalshick she must now leaver her home of 35 years.
Four more bus drivers showed up at a District Court near Harrisburg Thursday to testify in the ghost rider case.
A District Judge ruled that two LCTA officials should stand trial on charges they ordered drivers to inflate Senior ridership numbers.
Customers of the Hazleton City Authority are being warned of a scam involving people posing as HCA employees.
Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich is expected to plead guilty to stealing some $45,000 from the fire department he led for 20 years. The Federal Plea Agreement ends a four year saga involving the embattled fire chief.
Officials say no working carbon monoxide detectors were found in a Lackawanna County hotel that was evacuated because of a gas leak Sunday morning.
The attack on 94 year old Josephine Smalley inside her home has prompted calls for citizens to play a larger role in making the streets safer.
Federal Investigators say five people including a current and a former Wilkes-Barre Police Officer were part of an elaborate scheme to obtain loans from the Wilkes-Barre Employees Federal Credit Union.
Josephine Smalley of Hazleton believes that God was with her when she was violently attacked inside her own home.
The hacking of the Community Health Systems Computer System has people asking how they can protect themselves and what happens now.
Dozens of people were displaced when fire ripped through their unregistered rental property.
People living in a Wilkes-Barre neighborhood say they have had it with a vacant home they say poses a threat to their safety and has become a haven for vermin namely raccoons.
The State Department of Public Welfare has revoked the child care center license of the Pittston YMCA after a 6 year old girl was left alone inside one of its vans. It's a story first reported by the I-Team.
Former Pittston Township Police Chief Robert Avvisato says he was fired because he would not "go along to get along" with Township officials.
A Schuylkill County Veteran credits the I-Team with his getting an apology from the V-A after a disrespectful phone call from a V-A employee.
A veteran from Schuylkill County called the I-Team for help after he said he was disrespected by an employee of the V.A. Medical Center near Wilkes-Barre. It all had to do with a phone voice message that was never meant to be heard.
97 year old Gertrude Price was murdered inside her Nanticoke home on Thanksgiving and her family says they can't rest until her killer is caught.
A delay in dispatching fire departments to a deadly fire in Mocanaqua was the result of understaffing at the Luzerne County 911 center, so says the Union representing 911 dispatchers.
Luzerne County officials say it was human error that led to a delay in 911 dispatching firefighters to wrong location during deadly fire.
What was supposed to be a therapy bathroom for a disabled woman, turned into an incomplete mess on the second floor of a Luzerne County home.
The parents of a little girl left unattended inside a Pittston YMCA van say they want answers.
The State Department of Public Welfare and Luzerne County Children and Youth Services are investigating the circumstances surrounding a 6 year old girl left alone inside a hot van after a field trip sponsored by the YMCA.
Eight people were injured including four children when a wooden deck collapsed in Carbon County. It happened during a birthday party for a little girl.
Wilkes-Barre Township Police are investigating a traffic stop by a police impersonator. It happened Sunday on Highland Park Boulevard when the fake officer pulled over a 19 year old woman.
A 19 year old woman says her instincts kicked in when she was pulled over by a police impersonator. She drove away fearing she would be abducted.
West Hazleton Councilman William Sharkey Junior was charged with one count of retail theft. He allegedly stole food from the Weis Supermarket on May 30.
Wilkes-Barre Township Mayor Karl Kuren testified before a Federal Grand Jury in Scranton for nearly two hours Tuesday. Sources close to the case say it was connected to the FBI probe into Fire Chief John Yuknavich.
The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick reports Luzerne County 911 dispatcher fired and another dispatcher suspended in connection with questionable dispatch during deadly fire in Mocanaqua.
An FBI investigation continues into the hacking of e-mail at Wilkes-Barre city hall. Officials say the hacker tried to sell the e-mails to embarrass city officials. The I-Team broke the story several weeks ago. Our lead I-Team Reporter Andy Mehalshick has the latest.
Suspect in violent three state crime spree was ordered by Luzerne County Judge to stay away from one of his alleged victims. Luis Figueroa is accused of assaulting and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and injuries 7 other people.
People are reacting to the indictments of two LCTA managers. Some Seniors are concerned it will impact bus service.
A Statewide Grand Jury Indicted LCTA Executive Director Stanley Strelish and Robb Henderson, LCTA's Director of Operation on dozens of counts for allegedly ordering drivers to pad Senior ridership numbers.
Several current and former Wilkes-Barre Township Firefighters appeared before a Federal Grand Jury in Scranton Tuesday. The I-Team confirmed it was connected to the FBI probe of Fire Chief John Yuknavich.
Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Yuknavich says he is looking forward to trial to clear his name. Yuknavich's comments to Andy Mehalshick come on the same day some of his firefighters were called to testify before a Federal Grand Jury
Residents of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania are being warned to stay on alert for people posing as salespersons who are actually thieves.
Dispatch logs from Luzerne County 911 show an apparent delay in getting firefighters to the scene of a deadly fire.
The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick reports the FBI is investigating computer hacking at Wilkes-Barre City Hall.
Two Luzerne County Dispatchers were suspended without pay as an investigation is underway during a questionable dispatch during a deadly fire in Mocanaqua.
Officials from communities across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania tackle problem properties in a variety of ways and their methods are becoming more aggressive.