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    Benefit Dinner for Wounded Warrior Project

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — Folks in Schuylkill County braved the snow and cold to help those who were hurt defending our country. J. E. M. Hair Designs held a spaghetti dinner Saturday night at the Hometown Volunteer Fire Company near Tamaqua to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The non-profit organization provides help to injured service members and their families. The owner of J. E. M. Hair Designs has a brother who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    New Life for Wilkes-Barre Restaurant

    WILKES-BARRE — A restaurant that was closed for about four years now has a new life in Wilkes-Barre. The new owners of Hottle’s Restaurant on South Main Street held a soft opening on Saturday. Hottle’s was open for more than 70 years when it closed back in 2010. The restaurant was known for its seafood. The new owners refurbished the restaurant and preserved some of the artwork inside the bar area.

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    Hockey Game Honors Marine Killed in Crash

    WILKES-BARRE — A hockey team in Wilkes-Barre wanted to give back to a family who lost a marine in a car crash. The Wilkes-Barre Miners, the junior hockey team, wore camouflage jerseys at the game Saturday night at the Toyota Sportsplex. They had Staff Sergeant Andrew Stevens’ name on the jerseys. The marine was killed in a fiery crash in Susquehanna County earlier this month. At the end of the game, the team planned to auction off the jerseys and […]

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    Wayne County Home Destroyed by Fire

    MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP — Flames ripped through a home in Wayne County. Officials said two people lived at the home on Sherwood Drive, but they weren’t home at the time of the fire. According to the fire chief, the owners were in the process of renovating the house near Forest City. No one was hurt battling the blaze and crews were unable to save the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation in Wayne County.

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    Police Searched Office of Centre County District Attorney

    BELLEFONTE — Police searched the office of the Centre County district attorney at the courthouse in Bellefonte. According to reports, the Bellefonte Police Department searched the office of District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, as part of an investigation into forgery, tampering and theft. Several items were taken from the prosecutor’s office. Parks Miller did not have a comment for reporters in Centre County.

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    Firefighters Battle Flames, Distance in Schuylkill County

    EAST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — Firefighters had an additional challenge battling flames in Schuylkill County. Crews on scene said they had to use one of the longest hoses ever to get water to a fire at a home near New Ringgold. According to officials, the alarm came in just before noon on Saturday. Rescuers said everyone got out safely, but one person in the home did have a minor hand injury.

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    Three Families Displaced by Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Three families are out of their homes after a fire Friday night in Scranton. According to the residents, a grease fire in one of the units on Wood Street started the fire. Everyone made it out of the home in Lackawanna County okay. The building is condemned and residents said the past 24 hours have been tough, but it could have been a lot worse. “I’m up in a hotel. My landlord is giving me another apartment. We […]

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    Robbery at a Larksville Pizza Shop

    LARKSVILLE– Police said a man ripped off a pizza shop in Luzerne County. According to an emergency dispatcher, it happened just before midnight on Friday at Lower End Pizza in Larksville. The bar manager said the robber came in with a gun, got away with some cash, but they don’t know how much money. No one was hurt in that hold up in Luzerne County.

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    Troopers Investigating Drive-by Shooting in Monroe County

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — State police are looking for whoever opened fire on a home in Monroe County leaving bullet holes in the siding. Troopers said it happened in the Lake of the Pines Development near Bushkill. According to state police, a dark colored jeep drove by at around 1 a.m. on Friday, fired several shots into the home, and took off. No one was hurt and the victims didn’t notice the damage until later that day. If anyone has […]

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    Man Suspected of DUI after Crashing into House

    HUGHESTOWN — Police said a man might have been drunk when he crashed into a home in Luzerne County and took off. Officers said Michael Sokolowsky, 28, drove into a house on Searle Street in Hughestown around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. According to police, Sokolowsky was found a short time later and taken to the hospital for a blood test. As of right now, officials said he’s not charged with anything, pending the outcome of those tests. No one was […]

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    FedEx Truck Crashes in Luzerne County

    LUZERNE COUNTY — A FedEx truck tumbled down an embankment Saturday morning in Luzerne County. Newswatch 16 was there as crews put the tractor trailer back upright. Troopers said the truck crashed in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Hazleton around 6:30 a.m. According to state police, the interstate was down to one lane in the area of the wreck for most of the morning. There is no word on whether or not anyone was hurt or what caused […]

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    Pizza Hut Closed Indefinitely Due to Water Problems

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A restaurant in Luzerne County is closed and there’s no word when or if it will reopen. Newswatch 16 found a closed sign at the Pizza Hut on the Sans Souci Parkway near Wilkes-Barre. The sign reads, “We are closed indefinitely due to a water problem.” There is no word from corporate on the future of the Pizza Hut in Hanover Township.


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