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Jerry Springer to host The Price Is Right at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will host The Price is Right Live! on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

For the tour’s second visit to the Kirby Center, Jerry Springer will bring his expertise from hosting America’s Got Talent and The Jerry Springer Show.

Tickets are on sale now at the F.M. Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at (570) 826-1100, online at and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Ticket prices are $37.50, $47.50, $57.50, $81.50, plus fees

Toddler dies after being struck by vehicle in Courtdale

COURTDALE — State police at Wyoming are investigating a fatal accident that claimed the life of a toddler on Cooper Street in Courtdale on Monday morning.

The toddler was struck in front of his own home by a Chevrolet Blazer, which neighbors are claiming was driven by the child’s father. State Police have detained the father, and he was taken to the Wyoming Barracks.

The Luzerne County Corner’s Office has confirmed that the toddler has died. There was no immediate indication released about when an autopsy would be conducted.

A resident of Cooper Street, who declined to be identified, said his wife witnessed the accident and called 911. Troopers with the Forensic Services Unit are at the scene, along with Courtdale Volunteer Hose Company and Courtdale firefighters.

Pit bull killed in Foster Twp. burglary

FOSTER TOWNSHIP — State police are investigating a weekend burglary in which a pet dog was killed.

According to troopers, someone kicked in the front door of a mobile home on North Buck Mountain Road.

Once inside, the burglar or burglars ransacked the trailer, troopers said.

They also killed a three-year-old pit bull, and stuck a large candle in the dog’s mouth.

Troopers ask anyone with information to call PSP Hazleton at 570-459-3890.

Larksville police searching for adult store flasher

LARKSVILLE — Police are hoping to expose the truth regarding an incident which occurred at Adult World on East Main Street.

Officers said they were called to the shop at about 11:30 p.m. for a report of a customer who flashed his genitals at a female employee and then left the business.

According to police, the man entered the store with a female, who went to look at the Body Wand personal massager product line. The employee told officers she then saw the man walking around with his genitalia exposed.

When confronted, the pair left the business, and were seen getting into a small red station wagon, police said.

Officers believe the man may be a repeat offender, allegedly having exposed himself to another female employee last week.

Police said they are attempting to identify and contact the man, who is seen in the surveillance photo.

Three men charged with conspiring to rob Dunkin’ Donuts in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Three men were jailed on charges they played a role in an armed robbery at Dunkin’ Donuts on West Main Street last month.

Police charged Mark William Jones, 23, of West Wall Street, Plymouth, Matthew John Palchanis, 23, of Vine Street, Larksville and Jonathan Burdulis, 22, of Salsburg Street, Plymouth, with criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. Jones was further charged with unsworn falsification to authorities related to an alleged false statement to police about the robbery.

The three men allegedly identified another man, who has not been charged, as the prime suspect.

Police: Man strangled ex-girlfriend, threatened to kill her with PlayStation cable

NANTICOKE — A man faces numerous charges after he allegedly strangled his ex-girlfriend, wrapped a PlayStation cable around her neck, threatened to kill her and later fled from police.

City police officers were dispatched to a residence on Loomis Street at 12:27 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a woman who couldn’t breathe after being strangled.

When the officers arrived, they saw the victim was having a hard time catching her breath. The woman told them her ex, identified as Joseph Noss, 36, had “jumped on top of her for no reason and put both hands around her neck to the point where she could not get any oxygen,” police said.

Police said the woman told officers that Noss held her throat for about 10 seconds, then let go, grabbed a PlayStation controller wire from a game system, walked up to her and wrapped the wire around her neck, stating that he was going to kill her.

She added that her 4-year-old son was present for the altercation and that Noss grabbed the toddler by his hair and pulled him out of his way, police said.

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