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  • Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

    WILKES-BARRE — The rain wrapped up just in time for the holiday festivities in Wilkes-Barre. The fireworks were kept safe and dry so they’d be ready for Saturday night’s “Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration” in Kirby Park. There were games and rides for the kids. Plus, there was food and craft vendors. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic played some patriotic tunes

  • LACKA THEATER 7-4-15

    Drive-In Theater Debuts New Screen

    DICKSON CITY — A drive-in theater that’s been a landmark in Lackawanna County for more than 50 years had a big night Saturday night. The Circle Drive-In in Dickson City debuts its new second screen this weekend. The current owner is 95-years-old and has had the Circle since the 1960’s. He told Newswatch 16 that he installed the second screen to allow the drive-in to grow and stay open for decades more. Folks were to watch the new Terminator movie […]

  • Keeping Kids Safe with Bike Helmet Giveaway

    WILKES-BARRE — It was all about keeping kids safe Saturday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre. “HKQ Kids,” which is affiliated with the law firm Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn hosted their annual bike helmet giveaway in Kirby Park. State law says any child under 12 has to wear a helmet when riding a bike. Any kid who didn’t have a helmet or needed a new one could come down and get one for free. “The community has done so much for us, we […]

  • New Memorial Dedicated in Lackawanna County

    DALTON — A new memorial to remember those who fought for our freedom was dedicated Saturday in Lackawanna County. People in Dalton have spent the last two years raising money for the memorial that sits on Main Street between the fire company and the post office. The money was used to restore the plaque from the old memorial and buy a new stone. The old memorial was buried with honors in the same spot in Lackawanna County.

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    Monroe County Woman Chows Down at Coney Island

    CONEY ISLAND, NY — One of the contestants in the July Fourth women’s hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island was from our area. Competitive eater Larell Marie Melel, of Monroe County, downed almost 17 hot dogs in just 10 minutes. However, it wasn’t quite enough for Mele to become top dog. She came in sixth place.

  • Rain Moves Yoga on the Roof Event Indoors

    SCRANTON — The wet weather changed some plans for people in Scranton Saturday morning. The “Yoga on the Roof” event that was supposed to take place on top of the parking garage on Adams Avenue had to be moved to a covered part of the garage. The annual event raises money for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Jeremy Lamb,  a cellist with the philharmonic, provides live music for the hour-long yoga practice. “It’s really amazing to be part of something that […]

  • Bicentennial Celebration in Luzerne County

    BUCK TOWNSHIP — There was a big birthday for one community in Luzerne County. Stoddartsville celebrated its bicentennial Saturday. Neighbors from the community near Blakeslee gathered near the 200  mills to mark the milestone with a pig roast. “It’s great to be here celebrating our little town of Stoddartsville, enjoying 200 years of history most people don’t know about,” said Adam Kerrick of Philadelphia. “We’re just trying to bring everyone the neat history that we have in this little town.” […]

  • Pool Set to Reopen after Taking on 400,000 Gallons of Mud

    TAMAQUA — A swimming pool in Tamaqua is set to reopen after it was turned into a pit of mud after this week’s severe weather. On Wednesday, it was estimated that there was 400,000 gallons of mud runoff from the mountain in the H.D. Buehler Memorial Bungalow Pool. Borough officials now say that the pool will re-open on Sunday.

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    More Panties Stolen from Luzerne County Victoria’s Secret

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP —  Somebody out there apparently thinks the Victoria’s Secret store at the Wyoming Valley Mall is a pretty easy mark. It’s hard to argue right now that they’d be wrong. Police report another $2,000 worth of pricey unmentionables stolen yesterday from the place. By our count, this makes roughly $12,000 in women’s undergarments ripped off from that same store in a series of thefts that goes back more than six months. Surveillance video shows bra bandits and panty […]

  • CARB FIRE 2 7-2-15

    Cause of Carbon County Fire Remains Undetermined

    PACKER TOWNSHIP — The state police fire marshal says he still doesn’t know what caused Thursday’s morning fire in Carbon County because it isn’t safe to go in the house. According to officials, the first floor of the home on Railroad Drive near Weatherly collapsed into the basement. That’s where they believe the fire started. Investigators say the collapsed floor made it unsafe for them to go inside. Officials plan to continue the investigation when it is safe to enter […]

  • luz drug bust 7-2-15

    Couple Faces Federal Charges after Drug Raid

    KINGSTON — A couple from Luzerne County faces federal charges after a drug bust. Kingston police and federal agents raided a home on South Gates Street in Kingston Wednesday night. Investigators say they found cash, heroin, crack cocaine and two guns inside. One of those guns was stolen. According to officials, they arrested Aaron Bangaroo, 32, and Michelle Sebolka, 29. Both are locked up in Luzerne County.

  • luz ped hit 7-1-15

    Pedal For Paula

    Head here to be linked to the UpState Velo Cycling Club’s Facebook Page for details and updates surrounding an upcoming event to honor Paula Jones, who lost her life at Harveys Lake in early June.

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