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  • Class of 2015 Welcomed to Rock and Roll Hall Fame

    CLEVELAND, OH — It was a night of Rock and Roll royalty in Cleveland Saturday night. The Class of 2015 was officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ringo Starr of the Beatles, Green Day and Lou Reed were just some of the musicians entered into the hall. Pop star Miley Cyrus was on hand to induct Joan Jett and the Blackhearts into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “I love Rock and Roll” was a […]

  • Music Lovers Picked Up Special Edition Vinyls

    SCRANTON — Music lovers were hoping to pick up some vinyl from possible future hall-of-famers Saturday in Scranton. Folks packed music stores like Embassy Vinyl on Adams Avenue for Record Store Day. Record Store Day is a worldwide event to celebrate independent music stores. It started in 2008. Lots of artists put out special edition records just for Saturday. Record stores owners say vinyl is making a come back. “I just think it’s something more tangible to have. A lot […]

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    UPDATE: Man Accused of Smashing Through Police Cruiser Window Back in Custody

    MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel police said a man accused of smashing his way out of a police cruiser in Northumberland County is back in custody. Michael Fickinger of Ashland was taken into custody for a second time Sunday morning. Fickinger was originally arrested Saturday after authorities say he stole guns from a home in Mount Carmel Saturday morning. Officers said while he was in custody, the man kicked out the window of the police cruiser and took off in […]

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    Update: Missing Boy Found Unharmed in Monroe County

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Authorities in Monroe County say a 7-year-old boy who went missing Saturday afternoon has been found. The chief of Northeast Search and Rescue, a special emergency response team in Monroe County, told Newswatch 16 Justice Soto was found about a quarter-mile from his home around¬†9:30 a.m. Sunday. The child, who has autism and does not talk, according to State Police, walked away from his home in Chestnuthill Township near Brodheadsville just after 6 p.m.¬† Saturday. Rescue crews […]

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    Dozens of Kids Showed up for Touch a Truck Event

    KINGSTON — Kids love trucks and on Saturday they got a chance to get an up close look at some of them in Luzerne County. Dozens of kids were at the “Touch a Truck” event at Good Shepherd Academy in Kingston. There were fire trucks, construction equipment and even one of WNEP’s news trucks. Saturday’s event aimed to teach kids about different careers in Luzerne County.

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    Teen Gets Disney Princess to Help with ‘Promposal’

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A teen from Luzerne County found a very special way to ask his girlfriend to prom, he enlisted the help of her favorite Disney princess! The students from Dallas High School were on a band and chorus trip to Walt Disney World last week. When Allie sat down to have her picture taken with Ariel from The Little Mermaid, the princess unrolled a sign with a special message from David. The two will be dancing the night […]

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    Getting Ready to Celebrate Earth Day in the Electric City

    SCRANTON — Folks were getting ready to celebrate Earth Day at the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton. The Penn State Master Gardener’s event had information on composting, gardening and reducing pesticides in your garden. Kids could even bring nature home with them, with a free tree seedling. Earth Day is celebrated later this week on April 22.

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    Celebrating National Park Week in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Saturday kicked off National Park Week and folks were celebrating with free admission at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton. It is free all this weekend for visitors to get into Steamtown. All of the indoor and outdoor exhibits and guided tours are included in the fee free weekend. “The fee free days are always good for us because it gives them the introduction to the park and makes them want to come back,” said Mary Kline, Chief […]

  • Opening Day of Trout Season for Most of PA

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — Anglers cast lines Saturday during the opening day of trout season for most of the commonwealth. Newswatch 16 found people fishing today in Lackawanna County at Covington Park near Moscow. Trout season did open in some parts of Pennsylvania about two weeks ago.

  • Crews Battle Brush Fire in Wyoming County

    NORTHMORELAND TOWNSHIP — The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for several counties in our area. This means the weather conditions could make brush fires spread more quickly. Authorities say Saturday’s fire near Tunkhannock in Wyoming County was sparked by someone burning trash. According to officials, a man was burning garbage in the woods when the wind spread the flames. Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to any buildings. Fire officials warn people to […]

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    Troopers Investigating Break-ins in Luzerne County

    LUZERNE COUNTY — People who live in one part of Luzerne County are on alert. State police say someone forced their way into a home on Dodson Cemetery Road near Shickshinny on Friday. Once inside, the crook stole some money and instant lottery tickets. Troopers say someone tried to get into another home just down the road during the same time period. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at Shickshinny.

  • luz stabbing 4-18-15

    Fight Leads to Stabbing in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — One man is locked up after a stabbing in Luzerne County. Police say Matthew David, 27 of Hanover Township, stabbed another person several times with a pocket knife during a fight. There is no word on the victim’s name or how badly they were hurt. David is behind bars at the Luzerne County prison.

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