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Bomb scare for Wyoming County community

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU ... Some residents were urged to stay away from their homes for a short time after what was ultimately determined to be a fake bomb. The Scranton bomb squad responded to the home on Jeanne Drive in Washington ...

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