• Yankee Legend at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Some Little Leaguers got a big league treat on Tuesday, legendary Yankees pitcher and former Little Leaguer Mariano Rivera was in South Williamsport being inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence. Rivera has won several World Series with the Yankees, but his Little League team from La Chorrea, Panama never made […]

  • Talkback 16: Deadly Crash Sentencing, State Budget, Old Water Lines

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the father heading to prison for a deadly crash his underage daughter caused, still no state budget, a factory closing, and old water lines.

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    BAE Systems Closure Hits Home for Gentex Workers

    SIMPSON — A plant in Jessup that makes military helmets and armor has announced it will close and lay off its remaining workers. There’s another plant in Lackawanna County that does the same kind of work, but employees at Gentex in Simpson say there, it’s a different story. BAE Systems in Jessup has had several […]

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    Have Treasure Hunters Found Missing Nazi Train Stuffed With Gold?

    Could two treasure hunters have found a legendary Nazi train packed with gold that vanished 70 years ago? It’s a question authorities in Poland’s mountainous southwestern Walbrzych district are taking seriously. It seems on its face unlikely. But not impossible. The train reputedly went missing in 1945, at the end of World War II, when […]

  • BAE Layoffs to Start Next Month

    JESSUP —  A plant in Lackawanna County that has produced military equipment for 45 years will be closed by Christmas. BAE Systems said its plant in Jessup will close by December 18, leaving the final 111 employees without a job. BAE produced lightweight helmets and protective vests for the U.S. military. The company says the reduction of troops […]

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    Five Years of Traffic Trouble Coming to an End

    MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP — After a 15-mile backup on Interstate 80 Monday, similar work continued Tuesday on the same bridge project in Columbia County. But this time the construction crew found a way to do it without closing any lanes. And there’s other good news for drivers from PennDOT: this is the final step in that […]

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    Life Without Water in the Wyoming Valley

    EDWARDSVILLE — People have been coming to water tanker sites in Luzerne County for hours, some filling up water for several households as thousands try to deal with a widespread water outage. The 30-inch water main break in Kingston is affecting people in a large area of the Wyoming Valley as thousands of homes and business […]

  • Route 315 In Pittston Township Now Closed To Traffic

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Part of Route 315 is now completely closed in Luzerne County as road blocks were put around  an overpass on Interstate 81. PennDOT workers were on Route 315 Friday evening, directing drivers confused as to where to go. For many, getting to the Walmart in Pittston Township was frustrating. “It’s just a hassle […]

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    UPDATE: Guilty Verdict in Neglect Case

    STROUDSBURG — A jury deliberated for more than seven hours in Monroe County after more than a week of testimony in an elder abuse death trial. John and Tina Tedesco of Saylorsburg were found guilty of third degree murder, theft, criminal conspiracy, and tampering with evidnce. Prosecutors said the Tedescos neglected Barbara Rabins so severely that […]

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    Businesses, Workers Concerned Over Road Closures

    PITTSTON — An interchange and busy road that leads to dozens of businesses in the Wyoming Valley is scheduled to stay closed until Monday morning. The closure will allow PennDOT to do construction on Interstate 81 bridges that are being replaced. So while that’s being done this weekend, Route 315 is closed and so is […]

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    PennDOT Bridge Work to Tangle Traffic This Weekend

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — It’s an interchange that leads to dozens of businesses, including a casino and race track, and that interchange and the road below it are scheduled to be closed all weekend long. Two bridges that carry Interstate 81 over Route 315 and the Pittston exit are scheduled to be closed Friday evening as […]

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    70 Years Later, the ‘Kissing Sailor’ Tells All

    MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island — In a wood-paneled man cave in his basement, George Mendonsa sorts through dog-eared photos and other mementos from his service in World War II. Above the fireplace is a painting of the USS Bunker Hill, the mighty aircraft carrier crippled by kamikaze pilots in the closing months of the war. Below, […]