Businesses Damaged by Fire in Schuylkill County

    FRACKVILLE — One business was destroyed and several buildings were damaged by a fire in Schuylkill County. Fire crews in Frackville say a restaurant bar and at least three apartments were destroyed by fire. Officials believe the fire started at Amberdeen’s Fine Food and Beverages on North Lehigh Avenue, also known as Route 924. “When […]

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    Families Celebrate Adoptions In Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG – There was a big celebration Thursday in Monroe County, as more than a dozen foster children were adopted by nine different families. Lily is the newest addition to the Johnson family in Stroudsburg. This adorable 2-year-old girl was officially adopted during a ceremony at the Monroe County Courthouse. Her parents Craig and Elizabeth […]

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    Crowds Pack Closing Quilting Store In Wyoming County

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — The owner of a well-known quilt shop in the Tunkhannock area says she is closing her store. The closing of the business might also mean the end of an annual event in the Wyoming County community. Customers jammed into Endless Mountains Quiltworks just outside Tunkhannock. Quilters from nearby and even 100 miles […]

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    Peckville Pharmacy Closes Abruptly

    PECKVILLE — Those in Peckville looking to get their prescriptions filled will now have to find a new place to do business. Martin’s Pharmacy on Main Street closed abruptly last Thursday. Diane Konish worked for Martin’s Pharmacy for 14 years. Last week, she came into work and learned from the owner the store would be […]

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    Snyder County Business Hiring

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — While some companies are laying off employees or closing their doors, one business in Snyder County is thriving. In fact, the modular home business near Middleburg announced on Tuesday it is hiring more than 60 new employees. The owner of Apex Homes of Pennsylvania near Middleburg says his company has a lot […]

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    Hicks Found Guilty In Gruesome Murder Trial

    STROUDSBURG — A jury found Charles Hicks guilty on all counts in the murder and dismemberment of a woman in the Poconos. Prosecutors said Hicks of Tobyhanna killed Deanna Null in 2008 and dismembered her body, scattering the parts on two interstate highways. Charles Hicks was silent as he walked out from the courtroom inside […]

  • Defense Rests In Hicks Murder Trial

    STROUDSBURG — The trial for a man charged with a gruesome murder in Monroe County is expected to go to the jury on Friday. The defense rested its case Thursday against Charles Hicks. Prosecutors accuse the man from Tobyhanna of killing Deana Null in 2008, cutting up her body and scattering the parts along two […]

  • Residents Meet With Officials To Talk Nuisance Train Horns

    WILLIAMSPORT — Some loud train horns have residents in Williamsport looking for a way to put the brakes on all the noise. Wednesday night they met with city leaders, the owners of the rail line, and the owners of the trains to look for possible solutions. Residents say this has been a problem for many […]

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    Scranton Grinder Will Stay Open

    SCRANTON — Last week, we told you a longtime hardware store in Scranton could be grinding to a halt. But, now we’ve learned, after our story aired about Scranton Grinder and Hardware, someone has decided to buy it and keep it going. We talked to one of the new owners who says the place is […]

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    Five Ways To Honor Veterans Beyond Veterans Day

    (CNN) — Tuesday is Veterans Day, and there will be speeches and parades. “Thank you for your service,” the phrase that’s come to define how America expresses gratitude for its men and women in uniform, will be said, a lot. But what does a holiday — a single day — really mean to the 19.6 […]

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    Lehighton Middle School Plans Asbestos Removal

    LEHIGHTON — Lehighton Area Middle School plans to undergo a construction project during the school’s Thanksgiving break. School officials said that project will be done to remove asbestos inside the building in Carbon County. The middle school building supervisor, Kevin Long,  said the removal is not an emergency and students are not in danger. The […]

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    Scranton Grinder Going Out Of Business?

    SCRANTON — One of the last remaining independent hardware stores in Scranton may soon be closing. After starting out of a basement in south side in 1921, the owner of Scranton Grinder is preparing to retire. Joseph Ferrari’s learned a lot of lessons working at his family’s business in Scranton since high school: hard work […]