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    Deal Means Juvenile Inmates Likely Won’t be Bussed to Jim Thorpe Area High

    JIM THORPE — Officials with the Jim Thorpe Area School District today confirm they’ve reached a deal that allows a school inside a local juvenile detention center to stay open. Without a deal, parents and teachers schools feared the kids with criminal records would be bussed from the lock-up to Jim Thorpe Area High School […]

  • Talkback 16: Animal Cruelty, Mall Stores Closing

    This edition of Talkback 16 starts with comments about animal cruelty and is capped with reaction to stores closing at a mall.

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    Two More Stores Leaving The Schuylkill Mall

    It’s more bad news for another mall in our area. Two stores inside the Schuylkill Mall say they will be closing their doors for good. It`s another blow for the Schuylkill Mall near Frackville as two more stores say they will be pulling out. Gamestop and the Cigar Box will no longer operate there leaving […]

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    Lifestar Response Closing Ambulance Station

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A company that provides ambulance service to Pocono Medical Center is closing its satellite station in East Stroudsburg. On its website, Lifestar Response says it runs emergency and medical services along with wheelchair transportation. Pocono Medical Center says it will work with other ambulance companies to make sure patients are taken care […]

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    Colonial Candlecrafters Closing

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A longtime candle company near Lewisburg will close at the end of the month. The owner says it’s not because business is bad, but because after four decades, she is retiring. After 42 years in business, the flame is blowing out at Colonial Candlecrafters near Lewisburg. “I’m not going out of business. […]

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    Lawsuit Filed to Save School

    STROUDSBURG — Parents in Monroe County have gone to an extreme measure to save their school, suing the Stroudsburg Area School District. Both sides were in court Friday morning, only a few weeks before school is set to start. Kids walked hand-in-hand with their parents up to the Monroe County Courthouse to try to save […]

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    Restaurant Will Close if Owner Does Not Find Buyer

    MILL HALL — A family-run restaurant in Clinton County that’s been around for more than 20 years is set to close at the end of the month. The owner says she’s ready to retire and if somebody doesn’t buy the business, she’ll close for good. By lunch time, the Aungst Family Restaurant on Eagle Valley […]

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    Nursing Home Ownership Up In The Air

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — For the first time since 2005, Rest Haven nursing home in Schuylkill Haven is at full capacity. The problem is that the nursing home is still not making money and is actually costing the county instead. Now Schuylkill County commissioners are looking at their options. Rest Haven nursing home has been operating […]

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    Accused Teacher Found Not Guilty

    WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County jury has found a teacher in Luzerne County accused of sexually assaulting a student not guilty. TheĀ  jury deliberated for about two hours in the sex assault case against the Hanover Area High School teacher. It went to the jury after closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday morning. Edwards Evans has […]


    UPDATE: Deadly Crash on Route 209 in Monroe County

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Police in East Stroudsburg are still investigating what caused an early morning crash that left one person dead, another in the hospital, and several businesses without power. The deadly crash happened just after midnight, closing the road for more than eight hours. Passenger Darrell Tyree, 35, from East Stroudsburg, was thrown from […]

  • Arby’s Employees React to Sudden Store Closures

    Dozens of employees of one fast food chain are out of a job after at least six Arby’s restaurants in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania suddenly shut down. The move is a shock for many of those employees who were blindsided by the news. Locations in Scranton, Kingston, Pine Grove, and in the Lycoming, Wyoming Valley, […]

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    Harry’s Grill to Close in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — The oldest restaurant in Shamokin is closing next month after more than 70 years in business. Harry’s Grill is known for serving fine food at coal region prices. It is the lunchtime rush at Harry’s Grill in Shamokin. Customers ordered their favorite items off the menu. “Oh I like the cheese steak, everything […]