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Coyote Bites Man and Dog

GIBSON TOWNSHIP — Travis Rippy and his dog, Koda, were walking behind their home in South Gibson on Monday.

Rippy said Koda ran ahead, and that’s when their daily walk took an unusual turn.

“All of a sudden I heard this commotion in the woods. When I came over the hill, I saw him and the coyote kind of wrestling around on the ground. So I ran down as fast as I could to try to stop it. I grabbed him by his collar and kind of pulled him away, and at that time I guess the coyote grabbed a hold of me,” said Rippy.

Rippy then shot and killed the coyote. He believes the animal was defending her pups.

“Basically it was protecting its den and came running out of the den after the dog, I imagine,” said Rippy.

Rippy said he never encountered a coyote before, but the Pennsylvania Game Commission said the coyote population is on the rise.

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List Of PennDOT Projects

Here is a list of road and bridge repair projects slated by PennDOT under Act 89 Transportation Projects announced Thursday:


  • Route 6 from the Susquehanna River to Route 187 in Wysox Township
  • Route 14 from Canton Borough to Alba Borough



  • US 209/Interchange Road, Franklin & Towamensing Townships
  • Forest Inn Road in Towamensing Township
  • PA 93 in Banks Township and Beaver Meadows Borough
  • US 209 in Jim Thorpe and Nesquehoning boroughs
  • PA 309 in Banks Township



  • Route 42 in Locust Township



This week on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life

It’s the week before the opening day of the trout season and we’re going to get you ready for the big day.  First we’ll stock the Muncy creek in Lycoming and Sullivan counties with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.  Next, we’ll head to Dallas Sporting Goods in the back mountain of Luzerne county for a couple of tips on keeping your rod and reel in good working order.  We’ve got all that plus a product giveaway and more and it’s all Sunday night at 6:30.

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Spring Snow Storm Hits NEPA

Now that it’s spring and almost April it didn’t look like it or feel like it around here these past 24 hours.

Fortunately the snow isn’t sticking around, it’s already melting and should all be gone in a few days but some places got a lot of it.

Parts of Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties were hit pretty hard with another dose of wintry weather.

It leaves folks hoping this was the last time we see snow and ice until winter returns.

As Tom Prawdzik cleared the latest layer of winter’s wrath from out in front of Whites Crossing Sports Shop, his thoughts were on much warmer days ahead.

“We’re still waiting for the sun to come out and loosen some of this up but it’s hard even shoveling, it’s more ice than snow,” he said.

The whipping winds tore a tarp on the number 4 green at Elkview Country Club in Fell Township.

Photos of Wintry Weather All Over Our Area

Take a look at pictures of the wintry weather all over our area.

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  • Snow is covering the ground.

Community Related Weather Announcements

Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans and other changes due to the winter weather expected to come our way.

Check back for the latest updates.


Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre: Girls’ Swim Dinner is postponed until Monday at 5 P.M.


Route 125 from Gown City to Shamokin is also closed.

Route 405 between Housels Run Road and Route 45 is closed.



Route 42 between Mountain Road in Locust Twp. and Route 3006 in Conyngham Twp. is closed due to multiple tractor trailers stuck in the snow.