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    Baltimore Cop Cleared in Freddie Gray Death

    BALTIMORE —  Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty of all charges for his part in the events leading to the death of Freddie Gray. Judge Barry Williams announced his decision Monday after a bench trial. Nero was charged with second-degree intentional assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. […]

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    Section of Route 315 in Luzerne County to Close for the Weekend

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP — PennDOT is closing part of Route 315 near Pittston for the weekend. This time, the closure stretches about a half-mile from Oak Street in Jenkins Township to 84 Lumber. “This is constant. It’s a constant battle between customers and us getting to and from work,” said Liss Moncak, who works at nearby […]

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    Monroe County Recycling Centers at Risk of Closing

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — The illegal dumping at two Monroe County recycling sites has become so bad officials are threatening to shut them down. We stopped by a center in Stroud Township to talk to people who have had enough. While we were there, one person had to be told by waste officials he was not […]

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    As More Churches Close, One Expands in Luzerne County

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP —  It’s difficult to quantify, but there seems to be a bit more cheer inside St. Jude’s Parish in Mountain Top. It might be because the church, built in the 1950s, is about to be replaced by a bigger $8 million church building right next door. “We never thought it would come to pass until […]

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    Cheese Plant Destroyed by Flames to Remain in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — A cheese plant destroyed by fire last year in Sunbury will be rebuilt, according to city officials. Flames tore through Sun-Re Cheese in October of last year, closing the plant and leaving 50 employees out of work. At Monday’s council meeting, the mayor announced that the company plans to remain in Sunbury. There […]

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    Trying To Save NuWeld Inc. in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — An effort is underway to try and save a plant that provided welding services to the natural gas industry in our area. NuWeld in Williamsport closed its doors Wednesday saying it was out of money and couldn’t pay its 100 employees. For officials in Lycoming County, this effort is about more than just helping a […]

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    Aeropostale Files for Bankruptcy, Will Close Stores

    MOOSIC — Aeropostale filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday after losing money for 13 consecutive quarters and plans to close dozens of stores, including one in Lackawanna County. The youth-oriented clothing chain said it would be closing 113 stores in the United States, in addition to its 41 stories in Canada, as it seeks to “achieve long-term financial […]

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    Soybean Oil Spill Closes Roads

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — Globs of vegetable shortening were smeared all over a road near Muncy Wednesday morning. PennDOT closed that road for hours while they tried to figure out where the shortening came from and how to clean it up. Portion of Lycoming Mall Drive covered in greasy substance. Road closed while DEP investigates. @WNEP […]

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    Stopping Wrong-Way Drivers

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Could a system that detects wrong-way drivers now being used in Rhode Island be put into use in our area? The New England state is one of the few across the country that has installed a wrong-way driving detection system. After all the recent crashes in our area involving wrong-way drivers, Newswatch […]

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    Williamsport to Demolish Closed Swimming Pools

    WILLIAMSPORT — This may not the best day to be at the pool. “Due to the weather, it’s kind of pushed our schedule back a little bit,” said Justin Simpson. Justin Simpson and other city employees know the pressure is on to make sure Splash Lagoon, the only public pool in Williamsport, is ready for […]

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    UPDATE: Work Postponed on Veterans Memorial Bridge

    UPDATE: PennDOT now says that work will not begin until next week, May 9, because of inclement weather. SUNBURY — Work is scheduled to begin Monday morning on a bridge over the Susquehanna River in Central Pennsylvania. The Route 61 Bridge, also known as the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be under construction for the next several […]

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    Several Hallmark Stores Prepare To Close

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Long lines of customers were at several Hallmark gift shops in our region Thursday. Hallmark Heritage Shops in Hazleton, Scranton, Shamokin, Bloomsburg, Lehighton, and Williamsport are expected to close soon as the greeting card business changes. The owner of the shops blames declining business, but stores expected to close were very busy Thursday. […]