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    Several Hallmark Stores Prepare To Close

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Long lines of customers were at several Hallmark gift shops in our region Thursday. Hallmark Heritage Shops in Hazleton, Scranton, Shamokin, Bloomsburg, Lehighton, and Williamsport are expected to close soon as the greeting card business changes. The owner of the shops blames declining business, but stores expected to close were very busy Thursday. […]

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    Wyoming Area to Close Sarah J. Dymond Elementary

    EXETER TOWNSHIP — A school board in Luzerne County is calling the closing of an elementary school the most difficult decision it has made in years. The Wyoming Area School District cites financial reasons for closing Sarah J. Dymond Elementary School. Some are calling it a major loss for the Exeter Township community because it means […]

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    Trump Sweeps 5 Primaries; Clinton Wins 4, CNN Projects

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored huge victories Tuesday that bring them closer to a monumental duel for the White House in the fall. Trump’s political strength was on display with a clean sweep of races in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Clinton delivered big wins in Maryland and Pennsylvania […]

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    Carbon County Catholic School Closing

    LANSFORD — A Catholic school in Carbon County is closing, the last remaining Catholic school in Panther Valley. The Diocese of Allentown announced the upcoming school closure, along with the closure of two churches. Our Lady of Angels Academy in Lansford at one point had about 800 students, but over the years, that has dwindled […]

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    Liquidation Sale Begins at Sears in Viewmont Mall

    SCRANTON — A liquidation sale started Friday at Sears in Lackawanna County. The chain announced earlier this month that its store at the Viewmont Mall in Scranton is closing in July. Newswatch 16 found long lines inside Sears Friday as people took advantage of markdowns. Managers at the Viewmont Mall say Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field […]


    Delays Expected in Wilkes-Barre for Road Work

    WILKES-BARRE — Drivers traveling through one part of Wilkes-Barre can expect delays for the next two weeks. PennDOT is closing the north and southbound passing lanes of River Street. That’s because crews are building two concrete islands in the center of the roadway to control traffic. West Market Street in Wilkes-Barre was also closed Friday […]

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    Kingston Pool Getting Million Dollar Upgrade

    KINGSTON — You hear stories all the time about public pools closing, but that’s not the case in part of Luzerne County. A million dollar upgrade is underway at the Kingston Pool. Crews poured concrete for part of the pool on Thursday, but  they still have a long way to go before it opens. When […]

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    School Board Votes to Close Watsontown Elementary

    WATSONTOWN — An elementary school in Northumberland County will be closing by the end of the school year. However it may not be closed for good. The Warrior Run School District will close Watsontown Elementary as it decides whether to renovate the school or just build a new one. It’s a busy afternoon at both […]

  • Community Related Winter Weather Announcements

    Community 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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    Do Wyoming Valley Mall Shoppers Want More ?

    WILKES-BARRE — With new improvements coming to the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton, do people in other areas think their malls could use some upgrades? The parking lot of the Wyoming Valley Mall in Luzerne County is plenty full for a weekday afternoon. Across the way at the Arena Hub Plaza, there is also a […]

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    What Will It Take to Catch Serial Bank Robber?

    SCRANTON — Scranton police, state police, and the FBI have been actively investigating the so-called serial bank robber since the robberies began late last year, and the Scranton Police Chief says all of those agencies have expended a lot of resources so far. That’s why the chief says he wants banks from all over our […]

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    Residents in Coal Township React to Prison Decision

    COAL TOWNSHIP — After the Northumberland County Prison caught fire last year, commissioners needed to figure out how to replace it. Northwestern Academy, a privately run juvenile detention facility near Shamokin, was not available at the time. But now, the place is closing in June, so commissioners decided to buy it for $6.5 million and […]