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  • At least one person has died and many others are feared dead after an avalanche buried a four-story hotel in central Italy following a series of earthquakes.

    Many Feared Dead as Avalanche Buries Italian Hotel After Earthquakes

    ROME — At least one person has died and many others are feared dead after an avalanche buried a four-story hotel in central Italy following a series of earthquakes. An estimated 30 people are trapped inside the Hotel Rigopiano hit by the avalanche at the foot of the Gran Sasso mountain, Italy’s Civil Protection Department said. It based its estimate on guest registration and staff numbers but said it was possible that some of the people had escaped before the avalanche […]

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    Interstate Closed for 12 Hours After Fiery Wreck

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP  — From 1:30 a.m., Wednesday until almost 1:30 p.m., Interstate 80 east near the Lake Harmony exit was closed. All because of an extensive cleanup and reconstruction of a deadly crash that killed one tractor trailer driver. The detour that was in place was not a welcoming site to drivers. A driver from Mountain Top was stuck in the backup on his way to work. “It will make me a little bit late for work and I’ll get […]

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    Crews Search for Cause of Deadly Interstate Crash in Carbon County

    LAKE HARMONY — A fiery wreck left one man dead and another in the hospital in Carbon County. after two tractor-trailers collided Investigators tell Newswatch 16 the fiery wreck happened when two tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 80 east near the Lake Harmony exit on Interstate 80 east around 1:30 this morning. A portion of I-80 east is closed and a detour is in place while crews work to cleanup the wreck. “The reports are that it immediately burst into flames the first arriving […]

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    Police: Man Stole Two Cars, Lead Police On Chase To Avoid Arrest

    STROUDSBURG –  A man in the Poconos is accused of stealing not one, but two cars after he tried to avoid getting arrested Monday morning. The man allegedly ran from authorities at the Monroe County Courthouse then carjacked a utility worker’s vehicle that was parked outside. Anthony McGuire of Scranton is now facing charges of robbery and fleeing to avoid arrest after running from authorities Monday at the Monroe County Courthouse. The Stroud Area Regional Police say McGuire had been at […]

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    In Your Neighborhood

    63rd Annual Picnic in the Grove In Mountain Top St. Jude Parish has the Annual Picnic in the Grove.  The picnic is August 12, 13 &14 Friday & Saturday from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 9 p.m.  The picnic features great food & desserts, games & activities for children, a grand prize of $10, 000, and an open pit Chicken BBQ on Sunday.  Due to construction there is free parking & continuous shuttle service to & […]

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    Woman and Child Injured in Jet Ski Explosion

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — A woman and child were flown to a hospital after a jet ski explosion at Lake Wallenpaupack. It happened Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. at Wilsonville Campground on Lake Wallenpaupack, near Hawley. According to officials with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, 43-year-old Rebecca Ruddy and her 7-year-old son from Mountain Top were hurt in this explosion. They were flown to a hospital near Allentown to be treated for their injuries. Rebecca has a spinal injury and her […]

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    2016 Fireworks Schedule; Find a Display Near You

    Check back for the latest information as updates are made available. Bradford County: Sunday, July 3rd: Herrickville, Lent Farm, Dusk Sunday, July 3rd: Tioga, Ives Run Recreation Area, Dusk Saturday, July 16th : Canton, Canton Fireman’s Fairgrounds, Dusk Carbon County: Saturday, July 2nd: Jim Thorpe, Memorial Park, 10 p.m. Saturday, July 2nd: Palmerton, Sunny Rest Lodge, Dusk Sunday, July 3rd: Weatherly, Lehigh & Lausanne Vol. Fire Co., Dusk Sunday, July 3rd: Lake Harmony, Split Rock Resort, 9:00 Centre County: Monday, July 4th: University Park, Bryce Jordan Center, Dusk Clinton […]

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    Father and Son Chased from Home by Flames

    SLOCUM TOWNSHIP — Fire chased a father and son from their home in Luzerne County. Smoke filled the bedroom of the home on Nuangola Road in Mountain Top just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Everyone inside of the home made it out safely. Officials haven’t said how that fire in Luzerne County got its start.

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    Deadly Fall in Lehigh Gorge State Park

    Responders trying to get one man down from the trail into an ambulance, the coroner on scene for other man @wnep pic.twitter.com/NkhcsSeTZG — Alicia Nieves WNEP (@NievesReporting) May 25, 2016 LEHIGH GORGE STATE PARK — Emergency crews responded Wednesday to reports of a deadly fall at Lehigh Gorge State Park in Carbon County. Authorities confirm Rahman Hassan, 18, of Nazareth is dead and Fadi Abboud, 19, of Allentown was injured after an incident before noon, believed to be a fall […]

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    Fire Damages Apartments in Former Swiss Chalet Restaurant

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — Firefighters throughout Schuylkill County spent the morning putting out a fire in a home along Second Mountain Road near Orwigsburg. Michael Huebner and his wife live down the road and noticed smoke coming from the home early Monday morning. “I got a little closer and saw the flames through the windows of the doors and I said to my wife, ‘that place was on fire,'” Huebner said. Quick thinking led him inside the house to get […]

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    House Fire in Luzerne County

    FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP — Officials are trying to figure out what sparked a fire Saturday morning in Luzerne County. Flames wrecked the place along Spruce Street in Mountain Top shortly before 7 a.m. Firefighters tell Newswatch 16 the people who lived there weren’t home at the time. No one was hurt. There is no word on what caused the fire here in Luzerne County.

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    6 Takeaways From the Republican Presidential Debate

    SIMI VALLEY, CA — Donald Trump finally took some punches, Carly Fiorina grabbed control, Jeb Bush woke up and Marco Rubio and Chris Christie elbowed their way into the fray on a crowded stage. Everyone else just tried to crash the party. The CNN Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday crackled with confrontations between galloping insurgents and professional politicians desperate to channel the torrent of grass-roots fury that is consuming the campaign. Here are the top […]