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  • Business Route 6 Down to One Lane Until Further Notice

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — It’s taking longer than expected to fix a massive hole on a highway in Lackawanna County. PennDOT says Business Route 6 west in Dickson City will be down to one lane until further notice. The most recent round of wet weather caused a huge hole to open Tuesday near the Viewmont Mall. Crews tried to fix it Thursday, but they had to call it quits after about an hour because of water runoff. Officials say the […]

  • Heavy Downpours Flood Road in Luzerne County

    CONYNGHAM, Pa. — You’ll want to keep an eye on the roads as you head out Wednesday morning. Heavy downpours overnight flooded many streets like Route 239 in Luzerne County. Crews closed Route 239 near Wapwallopen after runoff from nearby Council Cup Mountain washed out the road. Officials haven’t said when they expect the road to reopen in Luzerne County.

  • Lightning Strike Sparks Shed Fire in Luzerne County

    NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The stormy weather is causing more problems like a fire in Luzerne County. A shed was hit by lightning on Third Street in Newport Township as storms passed just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday. The flames scorched the structure and melted siding on a nearby home. An elderly man and his dog were home at the time. They’re okay after the lightning strike in Luzerne County.

  • Monkey Escapes Cage, Runs Loose at Texas Airport

    SAN ANTONIO, Tx. — A monkey that was being transported escaped its cage Monday afternoon and briefly ran loose at San Antonio International Airport, officials said. The monkey had just arrived on an American Airlines flight from Chicago when it made a break, according to CNN affiliate KSAT. The airport initially identified the monkey as a baboon, but Brown University in Rhode Island said the primate was a rhesus macaque. Brown said the animal had retired from research protocols at the […]

  • Troopers Searching for Man Accused of Using Woman’s Bank Info at ATM

    PLAINS, Pa. — State police are trying to identify the man seen in the surveillance pictures. He’s accused of using a woman’s bank information at an ATM at a Family Dollar store in Plains earlier this month. The suspect took money out of the victim’s account on several occasions. If you know this person, you’re asked to contact state police in Dunmore.

  • Students Rally Against School Shootings in Union County

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — Students in Union County want to put an end to school shootings. Middle and high school students in Lewisburg want lawmakers to enact safer gun laws. They rallied on Sunday so that deadly shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, Sandy Hook, or most recently, Santa Fe, Texas never happen again. “We shouldn’t have to continuously live under the threat of these shootings. We’re here because we say ‘this is not normal.’ Our legislators need to act now […]

  • Farm Animal Frolic Takes Step Back in Time

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Visiting a farm in Monroe County is like taking a step back in time. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm near Stroudsburg hosted its annual Farm Animal Frolic on Sunday. Everyone wears bonnets and period clothing. Children can get up and close personal with the animals and experience life on the farm. “You get to jump in the hay. [Why do you like that?] Because it’s fun,” said Aaron. “So many of us have a farming heritage […]

  • Food and Beverage Tour of Stroudsburg Benefits Blood Cancer Research

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — People took a food and beverage tour around downtown Stroudsburg on Sunday, and it’s all to raise money for cancer research and treatment. The tour wined and dined everyone who took part by stopping in different breweries and restaurants. All of the money raised goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is one of many events organized by Dr. Kim Yarnall, a candidate for the organization’s woman of the year. She said, “All the money that […]

  • New Haircuts Help Benefit Damaged Fire Hall

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A new look could help fix up a fire company damaged by storms in Monroe County. The bad weather in early March took the roof off Jackson Township Fire Hall and damaged a fire truck. The owner of Frank’s Family Haircuts in Tannersville plays bingo there every week, so she organized Sunday’s fundraiser to help give back. The money raised through haircuts will go to repairing the fire company in Monroe County.

  • More Than 1,000 Step Off for the 13th Annual Run for the Red Marathon

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — More than 1,000 runners hit the streets for the 13th annual Run for the Red in Monroe County. There was something for every skill level with a marathon, half marathon, and 5K on Sunday. The event that raises money for the American Red Cross kicked off at Pocono Mountain West High School in Pocono Summit. This year’s 5K was dedicated in the memory of Doctor Lorraine Hamel who was hit by a car and killed while […]

  • Driver Crashes Pickup into Scranton House

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A crash in Scranton is under investigation. It happened around 11:30 Saturday night on South Sherman Street. A pickup truck ran off the road, whacked a stop sign, and slammed into a house. The driver took off. There’s damage to the house, but no one inside was hurt in Saturday night’s crash in Scranton.

  • Spotty Rain Not Keeping Folks Away From Fine Arts Fiesta

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The spotty rain showers didn’t keep folks away from the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre. Sunday was day two of the four-day celebration of all things art in Public Square. People made their way through the art-walk and checked out what the local artists have to offer. The festival started back in the 50s as just a gathering of the arts but has grown into much more. “We have the artist market which are all of these tents […]