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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 […]

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    UPDATE: Water Main Fixed, Boil Advisory in Effect

    MAHANOY CITY — A water main break caused plenty of concern in a Schuylkill County community considering water was shut off to all of Mahanoy City affecting about 1,500 homes and businesses. School officials have placed Mahanoy Area School District on a two hour delay and the Child Development Mahanoy City Center is closed Thursday […]

  • Talkback 16: Potholes, Snow Removal, School Closings

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include Scranton DPW’s experiment to fill potholes, clearing the snow for a parade, and school delays and closings.


    Talkback 16: Luzerne County Housing Loopholes

    Friday’s Talkback 16 callers aren’t too happy about people taking advantage of loopholes in the Luzerne County Housing Authority system, nor do they think school delays are necessary.

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    Week After Week Of Delays, Dismissals, And Cancellations

    MOUNTAIN TOP — Snow Thursday morning meant more cancellations and delays for schools across northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Every day this week there have been disruptions in many districts. It has been a winter full of parents scrambling to adjust their schedules because the schools change theirs. It was yet another day that school-age kids […]

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    Fresh Snow Causing Speed Restrictions

    That's a car flipped over off 380 near Tobyhanna. #drivesafe #winterwx @wnep — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) March 5, 2015 MOUNT POCONO — In parts of our area, folks woke up to a dose of fresh snow. Route 940 in Mount Pocono was covered in white with wind whipping hard early Thursday morning. The dipping […]

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    UPDATE: Water Woes for Columbia County Schools

    UPDATE —┬áThe superintendent said water service was restored at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and all schools will be open Thursday. COLUMBIA COUNTY — The cold weather water woes continue in many parts of our area, and that includes the Southern Columbia School District. The district closed all the schools for the day when they found out […]

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    Water Woes Close Carbondale Schools

    CARBONDALE — Water problems at a school in Lackawanna County cancelled classes for a second day. All Carbondale Area schools closed Wednesday morning after a water line broke Tuesday night, flooding some of the high school. Carbondale Junior-Senior High School had a water main break Monday that cancelled classes at all Carbondale schools on Tuesday. […]

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    Snow Days Extending College Semester

    TANNERSVILLE — School snow days aren’t all fun and games, and now colleges are adjusting schedules because of all the snow days this season. Northampton Community College is talking about extending the semester. Northampton Community College officials in Monroe County had a plan in place before the winter hit on how they would make up […]

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    UPDATE: Burst Pipe Closes East Stroudsburg South High School

    UPDATE: Repairs have been completed at East Stroudsburg South. The high school will be open on Tuesday. EAST STROUDSBURG — A pipe failure sent water gushing into a school’s basement and left workers with a lot to clean up. A broken pipe at East Stroudsburg South High School cancelled classes for the day. Workers in […]

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    A Sub-Zero Morning

    Just being outside for a few minutes is painful in this kind of weather. A cold morning was even colder for some workers fixing a broken water main along Arnold Avenue in Scranton’s east mountain section. The workers were too busy to talk. Their boss showed his admiration. “It’s days like this you’d like to […]

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    Waking up to Snow

    DUNMORE — A lot of people in the area are waking up to a coating of white stuff Friday morning. The snow fell in most areas overnight. The O’Neill Highway in Dunmore was covered in slush around 1:00 a.m. PennDOT crews have been busy plowing and treating the roads. Many schools that were delayed are […]