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Hazleton, PA police are asking the public for help as they track down a man who illegally dumped waste in November.

Billy Walkowiak, president and founder of Collison Safety Consultants, has announced the opening of his fourth associate location, which will be the company’s fifth location in total.


A police chase started in East Rutherford and ended in New York. (Credit: Suffern Police Department)


An ex-con arrested after damaging three police cars in a stolen tow truck during a chase up Route 17 on January 2 had been freed after Hackensack police said he stole a car on New Year's Eve and a tomahawk from a famed statue at the public library nine days earlier, Daily Voice has learned.

Monday, 09 January 2017 18:17

Carubba Collision Opens Two New Shops in NY

Carubba Ribbon Cutting Horseheads

(From L to R) Town Councilman Don Fischer, County Legislator Peggy Woodard, Town Supervisor Mike Edwards, Carubba Collision Corp. President Joe Carubba and Carubba Collision General Mgr. Yves Pierre–Louis


Joseph Carubba, president and CEO of Carubba Collision Corp., along with Town of Horseheads Supervisor Michael W. Edwards held the Official Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their new Chemung County, New York, Carubba Collision shop, located at 131 Philo W Rd. in Horseheads, NY.

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The remnants of Ridge Road Car Care on Ridge Road in Queensbury, as seen last year.
Photo credit: The Post Star


The Ridge Road property that includes the charred remnants of an auto body shop has been sold for the second time in two months, and the new owner has met with town officials in recent weeks to discuss a cleanup of the site.

PPG Speedway

Michael Patenaude, PPG regional sales manager, accepts the Sponsor of the Year award from SCC chapter director Cheryl LaPrade.


The New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) honored PPG by naming it the organization’s Sponsor of the Year for 2016.

H&V Collision Center, the largest independent and family-owned collision repair company in the Capital Region, was recently recognized by Rensselaer County and the City of Troy for donations to veteran causes.

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(Photo Credit: KDKA)


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A deserving mother was surprised with a newly refurbished car on December 24.

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L to R: Shop Owner Danny Prokopis and Arthur Travaglini


WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — When Arthur Travaglini contacted News 8 in Connecticut he said his Christmas was ruined but now it appears his faith is restored. And so may be his car which he says was damaged by a snow plow during the December 17 storm.

Many collision repair industry professionals have taken up arms in reaction to State Farm's decision to lower labor rates in parts of NJ and NY, but amidst the outrage, a very recognizable voice is strangely absent. Industry advocate Larry Montanez of P & L Consultants has taken a different stance on this situation as he appeals to the industry to consider a logical approach.