• Fireworks Schedule

    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 & […]

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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 — 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]