• Penn State and Boston College Bowl Match-up

    This is the 24th game between the two teams with Penn State holding a commanding (19-4) lead in the series. Both possess strong defenses. Penn State (2nd) in the nation in total defense with 17.7 ppg and Boston College not far behind (11th) in the nation in total defense at 20.5 ppg. “Their an interesting […]

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    Rehabbed Homes Waiting For Buyers

    SCRANTON — If you are looking for a home in the city of Scranton, two homes that were fixed up with federal dollars are on the market and one of them still hasn’t sold in more than a year. Realtors and developers are having a hard time finding a buyer. Realtor Wayne Evans walked us […]

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    After 70 Years, Shehadi Closing Its Doors

    THROOP — A mom-and-pop appliance store in Lackawanna County will close its doors by the end of the year. The owners of Shehadi Brothers’ Appliances say they just can’t keep up with the big box stores anymore. If you remember the old Shehadi Brothers radio ad, it would be hard to forget that the appliance […]

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    UPDATE: Pitter Patter to Close Two of Four Day Care Facilities

    WILLIAMSPORT — A central Pennsylvania chain of child care centers is closing two of its four facilities. The move comes three weeks after an Action 16 investigation into the operation of Pitter Patter day cares, and inspection reports that caused the state to question its licenses. At the time of our report last month on […]

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    Snow Could Disrupt Finals Week At Colleges

    SCRANTON — It’s bad timing for a possible snowstorm at many colleges and universities in our area. It’s finals week. Snow Tuesday and Wednesday could delay those exams and make Christmas break a little shorter. The schools tell us they have contingency plans for a snow day during finals, but we found students at Marywood […]

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    Tanis Found Guilty Of Animal Abuse Charges

    SCRANTON — A jury in Lackawanna County convicted a dog owner Tuesday afternoon of animal cruelty charges. John Tanis was found guilty of mistreating the animals at his home in Moosic. Tanis of Moosic was found guilty of five counts of animal cruelty. The jury deliberated for about an hour and a half. With the […]

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    Truck Crashes Slow Traffic Tuesday

    MONTOUR COUNTY — A number of rig wrecks shut down parts of Interstate 80 in Montour County for hours on Tuesday. State police say 11 different crashes involving tractor trailers happened, closing westbound lanes for about five hours on I-80 near the Limestoneville exit and the rest stop. The westbound rest area along that section […]

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    Community-Related Weather Announcements

    Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans, and other changes due to the winter weather expected to come our way. Check back for the latest updates.

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    Hotel Fauchere to Close for Winter

    MILFORD — The status of a historic hotel in Milford after the holidays has some wondering if it’s the beginning of the end for the famous Hotel Fauchere. The hotel is shutting down in January and not scheduled to open until the spring. Since it was restored to its 19th century glory and reopened eight […]

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    Classes to Resume, But Cleanup to Continue at Scranton School

    SCRANTON — An elementary school in Scranton that was flooded over the weekend by a broken pipe is expected to reopen Tuesday. Newswatch 16 learned Monday just how much damage was done to Prescott Elementary and what it’s taking to get things cleaned up. Scranton School District officials said air quality tests came back clean […]

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    Train Cars Derailed In Scranton

    SCRANTON — Four train cars rolled on their sides, closing a section of track in Scranton. It happened around 11 a.m. Friday along a stretch of track near Olive Street. Railroad officials said the cars were loaded with sand. The cause is under investigation. A railroad representative said the cause is “likely weather-related.” The tracks […]

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    Shoppers Skip Thanksgiving Meal For Early “Gray Thursday” Deals

    DICKSON CITY – While many families enjoyed their Thanksgiving feast inside their warm homes, hundreds of people spent the afternoon waiting outside in the cold for “Gray Thursday” specials in Lackawanna County. The National Retail Federation expects more than 26 million people to shop on Thanksgiving Day nationwide. At the Best Buy in Scranton, Anthony […]