UPDATE: Wilkes-Barre Police Investigate Reported Stabbing At Sherman Hills

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — Police are investigating a reported stabbing Friday night at the crime-plagued Sherman Hills apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre that left the victim in critical condition.

A 911 supervisor said the stabbing was reported at 7:30 this evening at Building 320 on North Empire Court. One male was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, the supervisor said.

According to a release from Wilkes-Barre police, the victim had a severe laceration to his neck and was transported to a local medical facility.

A representative from Sherman Hills ordered members of the news media off the private property shortly after their arrival.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50070675/UPDATE:-Wilkes-Barre-police-investigate-reported-stabbing-at-Sherman-Hills#.U9z_GfRDsxI

Police: Wilkes-Barre Shooting Occurred After Victim Asked Motorist To Slow Down

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — After his wife had a dispute about her driving, police said, Tony Ransome settled the argument with a shotgun.

Ransome, 37, of 86 Hutson St. is charged with aggravated assault and other charges after shooting Josue Vargas of 62 Hutson St., according to a criminal complaint.

Ransome and a woman identified in arrest papers as his wife, Treasa M. Ransome, 38, fled the scene after the shooting around 10:45 a.m. Thursday, police said. Both were still at large Friday, and city police said Tony Ransome should be considered armed and dangerous.

Treasa Ransome is charged with helping her husband evade authorities. Her cellphone data put her around Philadelphia and Montgomery counties as of Thursday afternoon. When police called to tell her that her husband was a suspect in a shooting, she said she was near Hershey, but did not say exactly where and hung up.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/police-w-b-shooting-occurred-after-victim-asked-motorist-to-slow-down-1.1687251

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Man Hospitalized After Wilkes-Barre Shooting

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — A man was hospitalized after being shot on Hutson Street on Thursday morning, setting off a search for a gunman.

The suspect was still at large late Thursday. Police described the suspect as a 6-foot tall male, possibly wearing glasses, with tattoos on his neck. Police warned he was armed and dangerous.

The victim went to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, and his injuries weren’t life-threatening, according to the city police Facebook page.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/man-hospitalized-after-w-b-shooting-1.1686693

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Region’s Health Checkup Results Less Than Stellar

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Locator map of the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Metropolitan Statistical Area in the northeastern part of the of . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Northeastern Pennsylvania should be concerned about its health.

Luzerne and Lackawanna counties possess a “hard-living” population that is predominantly overweight, smokes and drinks too much, has easy access to illegal drugs, has a rising increase in mental-health issues and is living in poverty, according to data released Tuesday at the Community Health Needs Assessment forum sponsored by Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Teri Ooms, executive director at the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development in Wilkes-Barre, gave a presentation to about 6o people representing various agencies and health care facilities that showed the area’s needs and offered recommendations to improve health care, increase services and retain patients who seek care outside the area.

Read more: http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/1358272/Regions-health-checkup-results-less-than-stellar

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Man Charged In Fatal Stabbing In Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — Luzerne County Coroner’s Office Tuesday morning identified Charles Edmonds, 27, who died from apparent stab wounds he suffered during a fight inside an apartment building on South Hancock Street Monday night.

An autopsy is scheduled later today at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Edmonds died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township.

Police said Tuesday morning they charged Al-Tariq Peterkin, 31, with an open count of criminal homicide. He was jailed at the county correctional facility without bail.

Read more: http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/1311090/Man-charged-in-fatal-stabbing-in-Wilkes-Barre

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Arrest Made In Sherman Hills Shooting

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — Police early this morning made an arrest in the deadly shooting of a woman at Sherman Hills on Monday and are calling the death a homicide.

Police said Shantique Goodson, of 328 Parkview Circle, Sherman Hills, is the woman who suffered multiple gunshot wounds at the apartment complex at about 4:15 p.m. Monday.

Kenneth Malik Evans III, 21, of 19 S. Empire St., Wilkes-Barre, was taken into custody at approximately 1:30 this morning at police headquarters. He was arraigned by District Judge Ronald Swank in Wright Township on an open count of criminal homicide and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility without bail.

Read more: http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/979548/Arrest-made-in-Sherman-Hills-shooting

Michael Onley, Known As ‘DJ Mo,’ Killed In Wilkes-Barre Shooting

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Michael Onley, the popular Wilkes-Barre disc jockey who rallied for justice after unrelated instances of gun violence claimed the lives of his younger brother and the teenager Trayvon Martin within weeks in 2012, was shot and killed early Sunday in a lot behind a Wilkes-Barre bar, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 12:15 a.m., police said, near the Outsiders Bar at 650 S. Main St. where Onley regularly worked under his professional name, “DJ Mo.” Paramedics transported Onley to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis confirmed Onley’s death. It was the ninth fatal shooting in the city this year and the third in the last month.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/michael-onley-known-as-dj-mo-killed-in-wilkes-barre-shooting-1.1568090

DA: No Bail For Aiello In Wilkes-Barre Homicide Case

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WILKES-BARRE — The city man accused of shooting his wife to death last week is not eligible for bail, Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie J. Salavantis said this morning.

Vito J. Aiello, 48, who is recovering from what police say is a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face, was arraigned in his hospital bed Monday afternoon at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in PlainsTownship.  He was arraigned via teleconference on an open count of criminal homicide in the Thursday night slaying of Jane Aiello, 47.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news//874428/DA:-No-bail-for-Aiello-in-homicide-case

Prosecutors Will Charge Wilkes-Barre Man With Homicide

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Prosecutors plan to charge Vito Aiello on Monday afternoon with an open count of criminal homicide in the shooting death of his wife last week.

Aiello, 48, of 389 Andover St., Wilkes-Barre, is accused of fatally shooting his wife, 47-year-old Jane Aiello, before turning the gun on himself late Thursday.

Vito Aiello remains hospitalized at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, with gunshot wound to the face. Prosecutors say he is severely injured, but expected to survive.

His arraignment is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the hospital.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/prosecutors-will-charge-wilkes-barre-man-with-homicide-1.1560780

Wilkes-Barre Wife Killed In Domestic Dispute, Police Say

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — Residents living on Andover Street said they knew Vito Joseph Aiello was capable of harming his wife, Jane.

Their concerns became real late Thursday night when he allegedly killed her in a shooting before turning the gun on himself. He survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his face, police said. The couple would have celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary today.

Authorities are treating the case as a murder/attempted suicide.

An autopsy is scheduled today at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/866270/Wife-killed-in-domestic-dispute-police-say

Wilkes-Barre Police Investigating Deadly Shooting

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — City police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 47-year-old woman and critically injuring a 48-year-old man on Andover Street late Thursday night.

Police said the shooting at 389 Andover St. occurred just after 11 p.m.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/866051/W-B-police-investigating-deadly-shooting

Victim In Wilkes-Barre Shooting Dies

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — An autopsy is scheduled today for a man who suffered a gunshot wound to his head as investigators continue to search for a person of interest in the case.

Luzerne County Acting Coroner William Lisman said Christopher Narainasama, age unknown, died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township on Saturday.  He was pronounced dead at 2:09 p.m.

The autopsy is scheduled to take place at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Another man whose name was not released suffered a gunshot wound to his hip.  He was treated and released from Geisinger Wyoming Valley on Friday.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/835819/Victim-in-Wilkes-Barre-shooting-dies

Shooting Leaves Two Injured In Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE, PA —Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis and county Acting Coroner Bill Lisman said a man shot on South Welles Street has not died despite a report from city police stating the man has passed.

Lisman said the man is in “grave” condition but could not provide details since his office only becomes involved in a death.

“No one has died as of yet,” Salavantis said.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/829745/Shooting-leaves-two-injured-in-Wilkes-Barre

One Man Shot, Another Assaulted In West Hazleton

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WEST HAZLETON, PA — One man was shot and another assaulted early Monday morning at a home on East Broad Street.

Borough police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Broad Street for multiple reports of shots fired just before 12:30 a.m. and found Joshua L. Crutch, 20, of West Hazleton, on the second floor of 227 E. Broad St. with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Police also found Leshawn Williams, 21, of West Hazleton, in the residence.  Williams had suffered lacerations and contusions to his face, police said.

Crutch was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Williams was taken to Hazleton General Hospital for evaluation and was treated and released, according to police Chief Brian Buglio.

Read more: http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/818653/One-man-shot-another-assaulted-in-West-Hazleton

Driver Kills Man Who Told Him To Slow Down

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One of the last things Fred John Kleman Jr. ever did was tell a speeding driver to slow down.

Minutes later, he was dead in what witnesses characterized as an extreme case of road rage – the furious driver sped back to the scene and ran Kleman down, then tried to beat him with a metal bar, according to state police.

“He was saying to slow down because we were worried about how they race up the street,” said Kleman’s girlfriend, Cathy Huk, 54, who said she knew the Plymouth man for about 13 years.  “He was just telling him to slow down and that guy wanted to kill him.”

State police arrested Lorenzo Burgos, 21, of 469 Third St., Plymouth, on charges of homicide by motor vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of careless driving and reckless driving.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/driver-kills-man-who-told-him-to-slow-down-1.1536993

Arrest Warrant Issued In Wilkes-Barre Homicide

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WILKES-BARRE – An arrest warrant was issued for Joshua Carlos Ovalles, 19, of Kent Lane, Wilkes-Barre, charging him with the deadly shooting of Vaughn Kemp early Sunday morning.

Kemp, 24, of Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, was shot multiple times at 174 S. Grant St. at about 1:20 a.m.  He died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township.

The criminal complaint filed today charges Ovalles with criminal homicide, alleging he was involved in an argument with Kemp prior to the shooting.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/666430/Arrest-warrant-issued-in-Wilkes-Barre-homicide

Wilkes-Barre Police Deal With Wild Weekend

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WILKES-BARRE — City police remained busy Monday after a violent weekend that involved a deadly shooting, a crash involving an officer, an arrest of a man who allegedly carjacked a cab at gunpoint and a burglary in which a suspect put a knife to the victim’s throat.

• Police released no new details Monday of a fatal shooting behind 174 S. Grant St. early Sunday morning.

An autopsy performed by forensic pathologist Dr. Gary Ross determined Vaughn Kemp, 24, of Park Avenue, suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  Kemp’s death was ruled a homicide.  Kemp was attending a party when he was gunned down at about 1:20 a.m.  No arrest has been made.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/660031/W-B-police-deal-with-wild-weekend

Man Killed In Wilkes-Barre Shooting

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A party at 174 S. Grant St. in Wilkes-Barre came to an abrupt halt around 1:20 a.m. Sunday when shooting resulted in the death of a 24-year-old in the backyard.

Police were called to the house on a report of a “large fight with shots fired” and found Vaughn Kemp lying motionless in the backyard.

Kemp, a black man who lived a few blocks away on Park Avenue, was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy concluded Kemp died from multiple gunshot wounds, said Luzerne County Deputy Coroner Dan Hughes.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/658426/Man-killed-in-W-B-shooting

Man Shot To Death In Wilkes-Barre; 2 Detained

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WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred late Tuesday afternoon at 32 N. Sherman St., across from the Heights-Murray Elementary School.

One man with an apparent gunshot wound to the head was removed from the house by city paramedics just before 4 p.m. He appeared unresponsive and was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, where he was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m.  Police did not release the victim’s identity.

Two men were handcuffed and detained in the driveway.  They sat on the ground before they were placed in two cruisers and taken to police headquarters for questioning.  Their names also were not released.

Police Chief Gerard Dessoye said he believed the community was not in danger.  “We feel we have all the participants involved,” he said.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/628705/Man-shot-to-death-in-Wilkes-Barre;-2-detained

Three Shell Casings Found At Scene of Harveys Lake Shooting

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KINGSTON TWP. — Three 9 mm shell casings were recovered from inside a Harveys Lake house where Paul Brace was shot — a find that seemingly contradicts claims in a search warrant affidavit that multiple rounds were fired from multiple guns by four men who forced their way inside.

An inventory receipt of items seized from 367 Second St. was filed Tuesday with District Judge James Tupper.

State police at Wyoming said they found three 9 mm shell casings, two .38-caliber live rounds, a laptop computer, an iPad computer, an iPhone, four cigarette butts, a swatch from a chair with blood, a swatch from a couch with blood, tissue paper with blood, pajama pants with blood, pieces of drywall with blood, socks, a safe and four CDs from a trash can, according to the inventory receipt.

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