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    Slow Start to Memorial Day Weekend for Some Travelers

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Some drivers hoping to get a jump on travel this Memorial Day weekend were caught in back-ups Friday on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County. Near the¬†Scott exit, the highway is down to one lane. There are no workers there, but its part of an ongoing project. “A little hot and sweaty and […]

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    Luzerne County Expects State to Refund Interest

    WILKES-BARRE — The announcement from the governor about a budget has local governments now breathing a sigh of relief. The past several months have been chaotic for Luzerne County agencies. At one point, there was the threat of the county partially shutting down until it decided to borrow $20 million. Now with a state budget […]

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    Pennsylvania 4-H Programs in Jeopardy of Being Eliminated

    TUNKHANNOCK — It has been more than eight months without a state budget and money is running thin for organizations throughout the state. According to Penn State University president Eric Barron, the university is facing financial struggles due to the ongoing budget battle in Harrisburg. The university president said that the budget stalement on the […]

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    Early Dismissal Before the Snow Arrives

    JIM THORPE — Classes were cut short on Tuesday at Jim Thorpe Area School District as a precaution due to snow moving into the area. When high school students were dismissed from school it wasn’t snowing yet. Students say it was a good decision from the district to dismiss early. “It happens because at the […]

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    Cleaning Up After the Winter Storm

    TAMAQUA — These plow truck drivers in South Tamaqua have had a busy weekend preparing for and cleaning up the foot and a half of snow the storm left behind in this part of Schuylkill County. “We are going on about 40 hours. It’s been fun, but one good storm is just enough though now […]

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    School Closings and Delays

    Click HERE for the latest list of school closings and delays. On the go?  Choose to get school closing push notifications in the My WNEP section of the free WNEP app.

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    Cyber Monday Draws People Online and In Store

    DICKSON CITY — What we now know as Cyber Monday got its start 10 years ago, and now it has become a regular part of the holiday shopping routine. In our area, there were plenty of people heading online, but the stores themselves were busy too, including some shoppers taking part in what’s becoming a […]

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    Work on Controversial School Construction Project Begins

    MONTOURSVILLE — After a few setbacks–including a lawsuit–a $36 million renovation and reconstruction project is officially underway at Montoursville Area High School. A construction crew began moving dirt behind Montoursville Area High School Monday. School officials are relieved to see the project in motion and neighbors we spoke with are ready for the controversy surrounding […]

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    Renovation Project Delays Start of School

    HONESDALE — Complications with a construction project at Honesdale High School mean students in the entire Wayne Highlands District will be starting class a week later than planned. Classes in the entire Wayne Highlands School District will now start the day after Labor Day. But sports teams won’t be waiting. They will start their seasons […]

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    Mass Grave Discovered by Construction Worker

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — There may be a delay in some construction on Route 61 near Schuylkill Haven, because while a worker was trying to dig up some dirt, he dug up some history instead. That history includes a mass grave containing old human bones. Joan Bachman and her husband own the land where the remains […]

  • Taxpayer Takes School District to Court

    WILLIAMSPORT — The controversy over building a $36 million high school in the Montoursville Area School District is headed to court. A taxpayer is suing the school district to try to stop the project and you are about to see how much support he had on Monday.. The Montoursville Area School Board is scheduled to […]

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    Postcards Wanted to Encourage a Social Studies Lesson

    UPDATE (March 25) — The students have received postcards from all 50 states. TAMAQUA — Mrs. Barron’s third grade class at Tamaqua Area Elementary is learning all about the land of the free. During social studies, the students are getting a glimpse into the different regions across the United States. “We learn about the landmarks […]