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  • garlic 8-30-15

    Garlic Festival Returns to Luzerne County

    DRUMS — The annual garlic festival returned to Luzerne County this weekend. Just about everything had garlic in it, including the brownies. The Hot and Stinky Garlic and Herb Festival in Luzerne County wrapped up around 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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    Benefit for Fire Victim

    SCRANTON — A benefit Sunday night in Scranton was all to help out a fire victim. Ron Figliomeni lost everything when flames wrecked his place on Capouse Avenue earlier this month. The V Spot Bar on Providence Road hosted Sunday night’s event in Scranton.

  • lacka hit and run 8-30-15

    Couple Hit Crossing the Street in Old Forge

    OLD FORGE — An older couple was hurt when they were hit crossing the street Sunday night in Lackawanna County. Police say the vehicle that hit them didn’t stop around 8:30 p.m. in Old Forge. It happened as the victims were leaving a restaurant at the corner of South Main Street and Moosic Road. “They hit them both head on, the wife got hit first, then the husband,” said Jim Potelunas of Old Forge. “The car didn’t even try stopping, […]

  • scr clock 8-30-15

    Clock Ticks Again in Scranton

    SCRANTON — The old North Scranton High School building is coming back to life. On Sunday, the clock on the front of building was turned back on. It had been off for about 25 years. The clock project is just part of the renovations happening here. Goodwill is turning the building into a senior living complex in Scranton. In addition to the apartments, officials say the school’s former auditorium will be renovated for community use.

  • wayne gds fair 8-30-15

    Fair in Wayne County Extended this Year

    NEWFOUNDLAND — Newswatch 16 stopped by the Greene Dreher Sterling Fair in Wayne County Sunday afternoon. It started back in 1917 and has grown from a farm based event to one of the biggest gatherings of the year in Wayne County. The G.D. S. Fair was extended this year to include two weekends, so it wraps up next Monday.

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    Teen Leads Police on Chase in Northumberland County

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — State police say a teen led them on a car chase exceeding 100 miles per hour in Northumberland County. Troopers say Ryan Little, 18 from Elysburg assaulted a Mount Carmel police officer early Saturday morning. Little then took off on Route 61 in Coal Township where several departments joined the chase. It ended with an arrest near Elysburg in Northumberland County.

  • Car Hits Pole, Driver Killed

    SCRANTON — One man is dead is after an early morning crash in Scranton. Police say Kenneth Blake of Scranton hit a utility pole around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Wyoming Avenue. That’s right near the site of the big tire fire. The coroner says an autopsy is planned after the deadly crash in Scranton.

  • WHAZ DRUGS 8-30-15

    Man Facing Drug Charges after Traffic Stop

    WEST HAZLETON — A man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Luzerne County. Officers pulled over Franklin Anziani and say they found narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside his car. West Hazleton Police say Anziani, who is from Hazleton, was driving without a license.  

  • wayne missing 8-30-15

    Police Searching for Missing Teen in Wayne County

    MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP — Authorities are still looking for a teenager missing since Saturday night in Wayne County. State police say Aldric Baker, 15, went for a walk and never returned. The search is centered along the Great Bend Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township, northwest of Honesdale and near the Susquehanna County line.

  • Brain Aneurysm Survivor Hopes to Raise Money for Special Ambulance

    SCRANTON — A man threw a fundraiser in Scranton with the hopes of saving lives. Tim Langan survived a brain aneurysm. He organized a fundraiser Saturday night at Saint Mary’s Center on Mifflin Avenue. A few hundred people came out making the event was a big success. Tim says now the real work begins. “We’re trying to push awareness out there let everyone know it’s a terrible scenario in this community and worldwide and we’re trying to make a difference,” […]

  • Celebrating Lake Wallenpaupack

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — Newswatch 16 stopped by Lake Wallenpaupack Saturday afternoon for Wally Lake Fest. Saturday was day two of the three day festival. The party here includes live music, sailboat rides and a boat parade. There was a tie for first in the boat parade, a train and a haunted house. This was the sixth year for Wally Lake Fest at Lake Wallenpaupack.

  • Armed Robbery in Schuylkill County

    TREMONT TOWNSHIP — State police want to know who robbed a truck stop in Schuylkill County. According to state police, a man came into the Raceway Truck Stop near Pine Grove early Saturday morning with a shotgun. The thief fired a round into the store and threatened a worker while demanding money. The crook got off with some cash and took off towards Interstate 81. If you know anything about the armed robbery, you are asked to give state police […]

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