Watch Live: ‘We Are Getting There’ as April the Giraffe Nears Giving Birth

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  • Old Elementary School Comes Down

    EDWARDSVILLE — An old elementary school in Luzerne County that’s been empty for years has been demolished. Crews took down the vacant building on Jackson Street in Edwardsville Monday. The property is owned by Tri-Town Inc., which plans to clean up the property for the time being. While the company has no concrete future plans for the lot, a spokesperson for Tri-Town Inc. believes it will remain a parking lot for the foreseeable future.

  • Aquarium, Reptile Den Coming to Marketplace at Steamtown

    SCRANTON — A new wet and wild attraction is slated to open at the Marketplace at Steamtown this fall. Fish and reptiles from around the world will soon occupy space in the Marketplace at Steamtown that once housed clothing retailers. Almost 17,000 square feet will be renovated to accommodate the tanks and enclosures required for aquatic and land displays. It will hold a collection of over 1,000 specimens of fish and reptiles, and will be open for visitors daily during […]

  • Little Girl Sees Police Officer Eating Alone, Joins Him for “Best Dinner Date Ever”

    HINGHAM, Mass. — “When a new 4 year old friend we just met wants to sit with us on a dinner break. A very adorable and very outgoing Lillian with Sgt. Steven Dearth having the best dinner date ever,” the Hingham Police Department wrote in Facebook post with video of the utterly adorable encounter provided by Panera Bread. In a later post, featuring a photo of the duo, Hingham Police Department in Massachusetts wrote, “It means a lot to Police Officers when people […]

  • Watch Live: ‘We Are Getting There’ as April the Giraffe Nears Giving Birth

    Harpursville, NY — There has been a significant mammary change in April the giraffe as she prepares to give birth, zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park said Monday morning, reports KDVR. “She is very relaxed, tail has been raising on and off for periods of time,” officials said. “We are getting there.”   There was increased calf activity on Sunday night. The giraffe’s appetite remains strong and her demeanor is good.   This will be April’s fourth calf and the first […]

  • Murder Investigation in Florida; Victim and Suspect from Bradford County

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A murder investigation in Florida has ties to our area. A young woman who grew up in Bradford County was found dead Saturday in a home in West Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives said Randy Allen Herman Jr., 24, called 911 Saturday morning and said, “Someone’s been murdered.” When questioned further, he told the dispatcher, “Just send the police. It was me. I’m sorry.” Investigators said responding deputies were […]

  • Watch Live: April the Giraffe Slowing Down, Belly Growth ‘Mind Blowing’

    HARPURSVILLE, NY — April is moving slower than normal and her recent belly growth is ‘mind blowing,’ according to a post Thursday morning on the Animal Adventure Park Facebook page. Her vet reported a happy girl earlier Wednesday afternoon. As you can see from the live feed, her back end is huge and her tail is up. While April’s calf has yet to make an appearance, there are other Animal Adventure Park ‘newbies,’ including some new goats. Animal Adventure Park […]

  • Corbett out at WILK?

    WILKES-BARRE — One of northeastern Pennsylvania’s most well-known radio personalities is reportedly out of a job. Steve Corbett is leaving WILK after about a decade as the station’s afternoon drive-time host, the Citizens Voice reports. The paper quotes an internal email that says the station has parted ways with Corbett. Prior to his radio career, Steve Corbett was an award-winning newspaper columnist in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Home & Backyard ‘Picture Perfect’ Photo Gallery 2017

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  • Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade Postponed Indefinitely

    GIRARDVILLE — The annual Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, March 25 has been postponed, according to organizers. Organizers said they hope to reschedule the parade, but it depends on whether they can get new permit approvals. This would have been the 14th year for the parade in Girardville. The parade committee said it will provide updated information when it becomes available.

  • Watch live: April the Giraffe’s Calf Has ‘Calmed Down’

    If the live stream does not play, visit aprilthegiraffe.com HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — Zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park say that April the giraffe’s unborn calf has “calmed down,” after noting it had been doing “cartwheels” the day before. In a Sunday morning update, officials posted to Facebook saying, “Keepers have noted a calming down of the calf and April carrying everything a bit towards the rear. This is exactly what we want!” They said her appetite remains strong. Animal Adventure Park began livestreaming […]

  • Watch Live: Zookeepers Seeing ‘Significant Baby Kicks’ in April the Giraffe

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — UPDATE 3/17: Zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park say that the giraffe’s pregnancy is moving along. They say that she is “posturing” a bit which is keeping them on their toes. “Keeper report is increased swelling in the backend and significant baby kicks from within. Vet reports all is well and no reason for concern. April is posturing quite a bit which is keeping us on our toes! We will see what the weekend brings. Today was spent digging […]

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