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PITTSTON TWP. -- For the second time in three months a suspicious fire damaged a vacant house on Oak Street.

Township Fire Chief Anthony Angelella Sr. said firefighters responded to the alarm at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for the blaze a short distance from the fire hall.

"It was fully involved," Angelella said. There were no utilities and no one living in the house at the time. Firefighters knocked down the flames quickly, but the fire added to the damage done from the previous fire, he said.

A state police fire marshal and township authorities are investigating the fire.

Angelella said township officials will discuss demolishing the house.

Fire departments from surrounding municipalities assisted.

HAZLE TWP. – A Pennsylvania license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked in the lot of Independence Toyota on Airport Road, state police at Hazleton reported.

The license plate was stolen sometime between April 1 and Friday, state police said. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact to state police Hazleton at 570 459-3890.

HUGHESTOWN – The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement cited Sirty Inc. doing business as Hill Inn on Center Street with violating the state liquor code related to gambling on April 4, June 9 and July 5. The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose fines and suspend or revoke a liquor license.

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