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    142-year-old Church in Freeland Closing Its Doors

    FREELAND — This weekend marks the end of the road for a congregation in Luzerne County. The 142-year-old Park Methodist Church in Freeland will hold its final service Sunday morning. Dwindling membership and an aging congregation are cited as the reasons the old church will have to close. Members tell us the church has been […]

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    Food Pantry Gets New Space in the Poconos

    MOUNT POCONO — Feeding Families Ministry has been helping thousands of people in the Poconos for the last five years. Last week, the group’s landlords sent an eviction notice from the Oak View Terrace Condo Complex in Mount Pocono. “We never were really told and were never given anything official and they are refusing to […]

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    Once-popular Veterans’ Post in Schuylkill County to Close

    POTTSVILLE — A veterans’ post in Schuylkill County was once one of the most popular posts in the country, but things have changed, and that post in Pottsville is closing. Veterans’ posts used to be valued gathering spots for camaraderie and comfort to those who served their country, but now, younger veterans are finding other […]

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    Mom of Girl with Down Syndrome Sends Letter to Doctor Who Suggested Abortion

    Florida mom Courtney Baker expected no bumps on the road when she learned a third child was on her way. “My first two pregnancies were so easy. I was expecting this one to be easy too,” she told CNN. But a couple weeks later, her baby was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. The doctor suggested […]

  • Hillary Clinton embraced her place in history Tuesday as the first woman to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.

    Obama congratulates Clinton

    (CNN) — President Barack Obama “congratulated” Hillary Clinton Tuesday for winning the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination. “Her historic campaign inspired millions and is an extension of her lifelong fight for middle-class families and children,” the White House said in a statement following Clinton’s speech celebrating her status as the presumptive Democratic […]

  • Hillary Clinton embraced her place in history Tuesday as the first woman to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.

    Big night for Clinton, Trump and Sanders

    (CNN) — Hillary Clinton embraced her place in history Tuesday as the first woman to become the presidential nominee of a major political party while showing an eagerness to take on Donald Trump in the fall. “Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone,” Clinton said during a speech in Brooklyn celebrating her status as the […]

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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 […]