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  • Toddler Dies After Fire in Harrisburg; Recharging Hoverboard Blamed

    HARRISBURG — A 2-year-old girl and a firefighter are both dead after flames broke out at a home in Harrisburg Friday night. An exploded hoverboard is being blamed for that fire, which broke out around 7:45 p.m. on Lexington Street, WPMT reports. “They heard some sizzling and crackling in the hoverboard, and shortly thereafter, it exploded in flames,” Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline said. Officials said 2-year-old Ashanti Hughes was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Friday night. The […]

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  • February Thunderstorm Photo Slideshow

    A strong line of storms blew through our area on Saturday afternoon that prompted a tornado warning for parts of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wayne Counties. Many viewers sent in pictures of hail, flash flooding, and other storm damage.

  • 2017 St. Patrick’s Parade Schedule

    Here’s the list of St. Patrick’s Parades set to step off in our area: Pittston  – Saturday, March 4, at noon Scranton  – Saturday, March 11 at 11:45 a.m. Pottsville  – Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. Williamsport  – Saturday, March 11 at 2 p.m. Carbon County  (in Jim Thorpe) – Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m. Wilkes-Barre  – Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. Stroudsburg  – Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. Allentown – Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 […]

  • ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture Oscar After Wrong Winner Announced

    Director Barry Jenkins said he was “speechless” after his movie “Moonlight” was announced as the winner of best picture on Sunday night, following an unprecedented moment in Oscars history. And he wasn’t the only one. “Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time?” Emma Stone asked backstage. “We made history tonight.” But what exactly happened that led to that now-infamous moment where “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as best picture at the Academy Awards? Here’s how it all […]

  • Video Shows Bystanders Helping Person in Wheelchair During Flash Flooding

    WILKES-BARRE — A video shared on Facebook shows a group of people helping someone in a motorized wheelchair stuck in a flooded street in Wilkes-Barre. The video was posted to Facebook by Shell Ulicny. It shows several people helping the person on Northampton Street in Wilkes-Barre during flash flooding on Saturday. “There are still good people in Wilkes-Barre,” Ulicny captioned the video. Strong storms blew through the area on Saturday, prompting tornado warnings, bringing down trees and power lines, and […]

  • Amber Alert Update: 6-year-old Girl Found Safe in Centre County, Suspect in Custody

    State College, PA — The Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for 6-year-old Aylin Sophia Hernandez around 11 a.m. Friday. Shortly after 11 a.m., PSP announced that Hernandez was found safe and the suspect, 39-year-old Oscar Hernandez, is in custody. UPDATE: The suspect is in custody and the child has been recovered. https://t.co/JV4m1AKsFu — PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) February 24, 2017 Original Alert: On February 23, 2017, Aylin Sophia Hernandez, a six year old Hispanic female, was abducted […]

  • WATCH LIVE: Penn State’s THON 2017

    Player not loading? Watch the THON Live Webcast HERE. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) will host more than16,500 student volunteers at the Bryce Jordan Center Feb. 17-19, 2017, during its annual 46-hour nositting no-sleeping dance marathon to fight childhood cancer. WPSU is providing the live stream of THON (player above): The webcast will begin on Friday, Feb. 17, at around 4:30pm. The webcast will end shortly after the reveal of the final fundraising totals on Sunday, Feb. 19. Over 400 Penn […]

  • George ‘the Animal’ Steele, WWE Hall of Famer, Dies at 79

    WWE Hall of Famer George “the Animal” Steele died Thursday night after a lengthy illness, KTLA and the LA Times report. He was 79. Steele, whose real name was Jim Myers, wrestled for many promotions but is best remembered for his time in WWE (then called WWF). With his stooped posture, bald head, green tongue (which he got from chewing green breath mints before his matches) and mat of hair on his back, Steele would act like a wildman in […]

  • Alvin Bush, Longtime State Lawmaker, Dead at 93

    Longtime state legislator Alvin C. Bush has died. Bush served as a state representative from the Williamsport area for 30 years until the 1990s. The Republican lawmaker is credited with being the father of what’s now Penn College of Technology. Bush was 93 years old.

  • Video Vault: Carbon Monoxide Leak in Dunmore

    Twenty years ago, high levels of carbon monoxide forced families in one part of Lackawanna County out of their homes. The colorless, odorless, poisonous gas entered the Dunmore neighborhood just days after a PennDOT blast for the construction of the nearby Casey Highway.

  • Coroner: Woman Died After Getting Arm Stuck in Clothing Donation Bin

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — A woman was found dead after getting her arm caught in a clothing drop-off bin, leaving her dangling for more than six hours. Judith Permar, 56, died from a combination of trauma and possible hypothermia, according to Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley. Permar used a step stool to reach the bin when her arm became stuck and the stool collapsed — her feet dangling just above the ground, PennLive reported. She broke her left arm and wrist, which prevented her from […]