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    Fire Destroys Jewish Summer Camp Cabins

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Flames wrecked four cabins at a Jewish summer camp Sunday afternoon in Monroe County. The fire broke out at Camp Ohr Menachem on Glenmere Road near Canadensis. Officials tell us the four small cabins will all have to be torn down. No one was hurt in the fire. Officials at the camp believe it started from someone burning garbage.

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    Police Investigating an Armed Robbery

    DUPONT — Police were called to the scene of an armed robbery Sunday night in Dupont. It happened at the Petro Travel Center near the Avoca Line around 6:30 p.m. According to state police, the robber jumped the counter and got away with some cash. Witnesses tell us the person had a gun. No one was hurt. Police are investigating the armed robbery in Luzerne County.

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    Stolen Lottery Tickets in Luzerne County

    KINGSTON — Police are investigating a robbery at a gas station Saturday night in Kingston. Officers say the man in the surveillance photos stole lottery tickets from the Sunoco on Wyoming Avenue shortly before 7:30 p.m. There is no word if he had a weapon. If you recognize the man, contact police in Luzerne county.

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    Car Crash Shuts Down Interstate 81 North

    INTERSTATE 81 — Traffic along Interstate 81 was backed up for miles Saturday night after a car wrecked in Luzerne County. It happened on I-81 north near the Pittston exit around 10:30 p.m. At least one person was hurt. There is no word on that person’s condition. Interstate 81 north was closed for about an hour while crews cleaned up the wreck.

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    Fire Destroys Susquehanna County Home

    LATHROP TOWNSHIP — Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that left three people without a home. Flames broke out at a home on Glenwood Switch Road near Old Route 11. The three people inside made it out safely. There is no word on what caused the fire.

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    Cupcakery Offers Up Super Bowl Themed Cupcakes

    DUNMORE — If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth for the Super Bowl, a bakery in Dunmore might have just what you are looking for. Sweet Lush Cupcakery is offering up Super Bowl-themed cupcakes. The bakery on Chestnut Street made Carolina chocolate and Denver confetti cupcakes. The bakers expect to sell a couple dozen of the team-themed cupcakes as well as their new brew cakes during the super bowl rush.

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    Last Minute Rush Before Kick-Off

    CARBONDALE — The workers at Weis supermarket in Carbondale were very busy for Super Bowl Sunday. Folks were stocking up on all the major food groups needed for the big game. They were taking advantage of the store’s specials on wings, dips and platters. They also took advantage of the new addition to the store, its beer section. Some shoppers say us it’s nice to have a place where you can get all your supplies in one stop. “Yeah, they are ready,” […]

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    Town Tavern Dishing Out Thousands of Wings

    DURYEA — It was a busy day for Town Tavern in Luzerne County. The tavern in Duryea has been cranking out wing and pizza orders since early Sunday morning. The owners tell us they’ve been serving up orders on Super Bowl Sunday for the past 26 years. They expect to send out more than 12,000 chicken wings to customers for the big game. “Usually up until kick off we have orders being picked up until the 3rd quarter of the game and then it starts […]

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    Help Continues for Fire Victims

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP — Help continues to pour in for a family in Lackawanna County. The Ransom Lions Club organized the pasta benefit for the Surplus family after fire destroyed their home last month. Their three dogs were also killed. The community has been accepting donations for the family since the fire. A family member tells Newswatch 16 the Surplus family are doing well thanks to all the support they’ve received. Neighbors Helping Neighbors and the Ransom Lions Club have been […]

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    Mountain Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

    POCONO TOWNSHIP – One mountain is going pink to grow support in Monroe County. Camelback Mountain turned its mountain pink Saturday for the non-profit Boarding for Breast Cancer. Folks took to the slopes to enjoy the nice weather while raising funds and awareness. Boarding for Breast Cancer promotes early detection and a healthy, active lifestyle among women as the best ways to prevent breast cancer.

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    Hitting the Slopes for Friends of the Poor

    SCRANTON — College students from throughout central and northeastern Pennsylvania hit the slopes Saturday in the name of charity. Montage Mountain in Scranton hosted its College Snowjam event to benefit Friends of the Poor. For $20, students could enjoy a full-day lift ticket, live music and entertainment and food and drink specials. A portion of the money raised through ticket sales goes to the local charity to help the less fortunate. “It really helps them give the kids a chance […]

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    Mathletes Make ‘Math Count’ in Kingston

    KINGSTON — More than a hundred middle school mathletes showed off their skills in a regional competition in Luzerne County. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from throughout central and northeastern Pennsylvania turned out to Wyoming Valley West Middle School Saturday to participate in this year’s MATHCOUNTS competition. Each year, the MATHCOUNTS program recognizes students for their math achievements and motivates them to work hard to reach contests at the state and national levels. “It recognizes them for their accomplishments. […]


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