• CNN Republican Debate, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015.

    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 […]

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    Fire Company Picnic Kicks Off in Mountain Top

    FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP — A fire company fundraiser drew crowds in Luzerne County Friday night. The Mountain Top Hose Company No. 1 picnic started Friday. Newswatch 16’s Tom Williams was even there making funnel cakes. The picnic runs Saturday and Sunday at the carnival grounds behind the fire station at the junction of Routes 309 and […]

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    ‘Light the Fire’ Event Has NEPA Catholics Anticipating Pope’s Arrival

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — The Diocese of Scranton’s annual youth rally at Misericordia University Wednesday had a different feel than in past years. “Every year, we hope and pray students come and get energized to understand their faith a little bit more,” said Stephen Wallo, an event organizer of the annual Light the Fire youth rally, […]

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    2015 Fireworks Schedule; Find a Display Near You

    Find the latest schedule of fireworks displays near you and check back as updates are made available.

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    Several Sculptures Stolen From Damenti’s

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — There’s been another setback for the owner of a restaurant destroyed by a fire in Luzerne County.  The owner of Damenti’s is trying to rebuild from last year’s fire. But now someone has stolen several sculptures worth thousands of dollars. When Damenti’s owner Kevin McDonald isn’t busy rebuilding his restaurant near Mountain […]

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    Damenti’s Restaurant Owners are Ready to Rebuild

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — As a restaurant owner, seeing flames fly around all your hard work is devastating. Just ask Kevin and Helen McDonald. On St. Patrick’s Day of last year, their restaurant, Damenti’s, burned down. They had worked and lived there for 40 years. It took a while, but now the couple is rebuilding. Kevin McDonald […]

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    Community Support Pours in During Large Brush Fire

    EAST PENN TOWNSHIP — Hundreds of acres are left charred on Blue Mountain after a large brush fire over the weekend. Burnt bark on the trees outside of Bowmanstown is just a reminder of the many hours crews spent on the mountain. “When the fire started there was no stopping it. We weren’t going to […]

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    Scranton’s East Mountain Fire House Reopens

    SCRANTON — The Scranton Fire Department’s Engine 10 gunned up East Mountain Road Tuesday afternoon and into its rightful spot in the garage of the fire station at the top of the hill. The firefighters who also call the station home unloaded the engine with a little extra enthusiasm. The fire chief told Newswatch 16 […]

  • Business Damaged by Car in Luzerne County

    FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP — No one was hurt when a car slammed into a building in Luzerne County. According to the fire chief, the driver put his car into the wrong gear and backed into Wychock’s Beverage near Mountain Top. Officials say there doesn’t appear to be any structural damage, but a contractor is expected to […]

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    Tortilla Oven Sparks Factory Fire

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP — An early morning fire chased factory workers out into the cold. Authorities said the fire started just after 3:30 Thursday morning at Mission Foods factory in Mountain Top. According to officials, the fire started in one of the ovens used to make tortillas, and more than 100 people had to evacuate. No […]

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    Man Charged with Setting Personal Care Home on Fire

    A resident of a personal care home in Luzerne County is locked up, accused of setting fire to the place. More than 60 people have been unable to stay at the facility near Pittston since the fire last month. Alan Irvin, 66, was living at Riverview Personal Care in Jenkins Township, and police said he […]

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    Fire Crews Fight To Save Christmas

    RICE TOWNSHIP — When firefighters were called out to a home in Luzerne County Wednesday morning, they ended up carrying the family’s Christmas presents out of the place. The home in Mountain Top caught fire around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters tell us a mother and child live there but neither was home at the time […]