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NEPA News Roundup for Sept. 7 – Carbon County Girl Hit by Car at Campground

nepa news roundup september 7 2020

nepa news roundup september 7 2020

According to, a 6-year-old girl at a Carbon County campground was seriously injured after getting hit by a car on Sunday.

There’s been no update on her condition since the incident happened yesterday.

NEPA News – September 7, 2020

These are the other big news stories around NEPA on Labor Day, September 7, from some of the top sources in NEPA.

Luzerne County Will Decide on Review of Shaheen Mackey’s 2018 Death

The Luzerne County Council will decide this week if it will conduct a deeper review of the death of Shaheen Mackey at the county lockup back in June 2018. The Council there is weighing several options, according to an update from The Times Leader newspaper.

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Several weeks ago, video of Mackey’s death was circulated on social media and showed the inmate struggling with multiple prison staff trying to restrain him.

Jury Trials Resume in Northumberland County

The coronavirus pandemic put justice on hold for months but it’s beginning to return to some sense of normal in Northumberland County. The Daily Item reports that jury trials will start up once again in our neighboring county.

While most proceedings can happen via video conference, more complex trials, including an upcoming murder trial, will need to have the defendant present in front of a jury. Check out more details on the court orders here.

2 Elderly Women Shot Dead in Tioga County

Police say there’s no danger to the public after two women in their 70s were shot and killed in Tioga County Sunday.

For more, check out this report from WBRE-TV:

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Palmerton Woman Needs to Find Precious Memento

A mother in Palmerton, Carbon County, says she may have lost a precious memento that reminds her of the son she lost and is hoping someone out there knows where it is. Check out this report from WNEP-TV on the missing piece of jewelry.

Hoverboard Rider Hit in Scranton

Police are looking for a driver who hit a man riding a hoverboard on Monday.

Scranton PD says the driver got away but the rider of the hoverboard was not injured, according to the latest from

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Nervousness, Anticipation Surrounds Start of School in Some Areas

The day after Labor Day is traditionally the start of a new school year. Though most schools in Schuylkill County are already open, a new school year awaits students, parents, and teachers on Tuesday.

WNEP found many people are nervous but anticipating a new school year. Schools in Pennsylvania have been closed since mid-March. Check out their full report here.

Holy Redeemer High Schools Shifts to Online Learning After Positive COVID Test

After getting its first positive COVID test, staff at Holy Redeemer High School in Scranton decided to shift to a full online learning experience until later this month.

According to a report from, the school will return to a hybrid class schedule starting on Sept. 18.

Susquehanna University Testing Wastewater for COVID

Officials at Susquehanna University have implemented a $500,000 wastewater testing system to detect the presence of the China virus. The school is using this system as a means to detect the virus early and potentially save testing resources and prevent an outbreak on the campus.

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Positive COVID-19 tests at many schools in the area have prompted some schools to send students home or shift classes online. For more, check out the report from WOLF-TV.

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