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Body Found in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Police are looking into a death in Wilkes-Barre.

According to officials, a body was found in a grassy area around 7 a.m. Thursday near the Interfaith Apartments on Coal Street.

This is part of the Interfaith Heights apartment complex is just down the street from the troubled housing complex Sherman Hills in Wilkes-Barre.

Neighbors say a maintenance person at Interfaith Heights found the body after 7 a.m. Thursday.

Neighbors also say they heard gunshots between midnight and 1 a.m..

Investigators say it is a young man who appears to have died from gunshots.

Investigators have not yet identified the man.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

People who live in Interfaith Heights say this apartment complex and section of Wilkes-Barre is just getting worse and worse.

“Useless, senseless, probably over a $20 bag, $10 bag. Useless, senseless.”

Stabbing Victim Found in SUV Crash in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Police said they found a stabbing victim in an SUV in Wilkes-Barre.

Officers tell Newswatch 16 that they received a phone call about a man heading toward Sheldon Street after being stabbed.

According to officials, they found an SUV crashed into the levee on Riverside Drive where the man inside turned out to be the victim.

The victim, whose name has not being released, was found unresponsive and was flown to the hospital.

Wilkes-Barre police do no not know where the stabbing happened or why it happened.

Patch Adams Shares Some Wisdom at Wilkes University

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WILKES-BARRE — The doctor known for his unorthodox outfits and red clown noses stopped by Wilkes University to visit with nursing and pharmacy students.

Dr. Patch Adams told students about the Gesundheit Institute that he founded in West Virginia, which focuses on holistic healthcare, as well as his mission of healing with humor.

Following a presentation in the Darte Center for the Performing Arts, Adams walked with students through campus.

“You just forget that he is a physician,” said Elham Takin. “You just come back like, ‘Oh my God! Whatever he’s saying, he means that.’”

Adams’ visit comes a few weeks after Robin Williams took his own life. Williams starred in the 1998 comedy based of Adams’ life.

Adams told students that he was not a big fan of the film, but that Williams was one of the kindest actors that he ever met.

“It’s such a tragedy. And at least we can find some peace in knowing that he’s no longer in pain,” said Catherine Jackson. “The Patch Adams story was one of the main reasons why I wanted to originally go into health care. So just being here right now is surreal for me.”

Traffic Stop Turned Drug Bust in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Thousands of dollars in heroin off the street after a traffic stop in Wilkes-Barre.

Authorities said Shahon Lambert, 31, was cuffed after leading troopers and Wilkes-Barre officers on a chase through the city on Thursday.

Police said Lambert had 650 packets of heroin in his car worth about $13,000.

According to officials, Lambert is locked up in Luzerne County.

Teen in the Hospital after Stabbing in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — A woman is in cuffs and a teen is in the hospital after a stabbing in Wilkes-Barre.

Officers said Ivy Hall, 41, stabbed a 16-year-old on Sambourne Street just before 9p.m. Thursday night.

According to officials, the boy is in stable condition and the woman from Wilkes-Barre faces assault charges.

Wilkes-Barre Chief To Take Over King’s College Security

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WILKES-BARRE — The police chief in Wilkes-Barre is retiring.

City officials said Chief of Police Gerald Dessoye is retiring from the Wilkes-Barre police department this month.

He has been appointed executive director of safety and security at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre

Dessoye has served on the Wilkes-Barre police force since 1981 and has been chief of police for more than 10 years.

Gunfire Hits a Home In Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Gunfire hit a home in Wilkes-Barre Tuesday morning, and police are looking for who pulled the trigger.

Investigators were called out to the city just after midnight, where they said a bullet shattered a window in the back of a home on Coal Street.

According to officials, no one inside the home was hurt.

Authorities said they found nine bullet casings in the area during their investigation.

Wilkes-Barre police have not made any arrests and did not say what led to the gunfire.

Festival Honors Veterans and Labor in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Folks all over the area were taking part in Labor Day festivities in Luzerne County.

The NEPA Labor Day Festival was held on Monday at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre to honor veterans and labor that contributed to the progress of our area over the years.

The event helps others learn about the generations of people who worked in the garment industry and the mines in our region.

Early Morning Shooting Sends One to the Hospital

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WILKES-BARRE — Police in Luzerne County are investigating an early morning shooting.

Gunfire and flashing lights woke up people along North Meade Street just before 4 a.m. Monday.

Police said at least one person is in the hospital after the shooting.

Authorities have not said who the victim is or what led to the violence in Wilkes-Barre.

Police characterize the victim’s injuries as not life-threatening.

Court Appearance For Bad Checks Leads To Child Sex Charges

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WILKES-BARRE — In Luzerne County court, a man who showed up for a hearing for bad checks ended up being charged with child rape.

William Wunner, 28, of Wilkes-Barre is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl several times earlier this year.

Wunner is now locked up in the Luzerne County jail.