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    Police Investigating Bank Robbery in Carbon County

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — State police in Carbon County say a man robbed a bank near Jim Thorpe Tuesday afternoon. Troopers said the man smashed a glass security door and demanded cash from tellers at the Jim Thorpe National Bank along Route 903. Officials said no one was hurt and the robber is still on the loose.

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    UPDATE: Water Boil Advisory Lifted in Luzerne County

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — A water boil advisory in Luzerne County is now lifted. According to Pennsylvania America Water, homes and businesses in parts of Luzerne, Swoyersville, Pringle, and West Wyoming were under the advisory due to a broken water main along Route 309 in the Back Mountain last week. Officials said about 1,900 customers were affected and a water main break in Hanover Township was also affecting homes and businesses there. Pennsylvania American Water lists the following no longer need […]

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    Statue Honoring WWI Doughboys in Storage during Construction

    SCRANTON — The “Doughboy” statue honoring World War I doughboy soldiers has been packed up in Scranton. It was taken off its base along Harrison Avenue on Thursday and will be placed in storage for about three years while PennDOT works on the new Harrison Avenue Bridge. The project requires PennDOT to eventually move Colonel Duffy Park to the other side of Harrison Avenue in Scranton.

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    Business in Hazleton Shutting Down, Announcing Layoffs

    HAZLETON — Newswatch 16 has learned a business in Luzerne County is laying off 90 employees. Weir Minerals in Hazleton is shutting down its plant and service center by the end of March. The company is moving its products and services to plants in Wisconsin and Georgia instead.

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    Gambling Machine Business to Pay Over a $1 Million in Fines

    SCRANTON — A gambling machine business in Scranton has agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million in fines and restitution. Pennsylvania Coin admitted to conspiracy to commit money laundering. The video shown is from two years ago when authorities raided and confiscated gambling machines in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.

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    One Man’s Crime Spree Under Investigation

    BOWMANSTOWN — A man’s crime spree is under investigation in Carbon County. Authorities said Avery Ziegenfus broke into a woman’s home near Lehighton on Thursday and stole her purse, gun and car. The 20-year-old from Jim Thorpe is also accused of stealing a PennDOT vehicle and later ditching it. Anyone with information is asked to call the police in Carbon County.

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    Shot Fired into Ceiling During Hold Up in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — A shot was fired during a robbery in Williamsport. Police said the thief shot into the ceiling during the hold up at Hoby’s Hoagies on West Fourth Street Thursday night. Officers did not say how much the bandit got away with during the heist in Williamsport.


    New Restaurant Opens in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A place once filled with the sounds of Irish music might soon be bustling with tunes from a mariachi band and more. A new restaurant called “Tequila Mexican Bar & Grill” is now open in downtown Scranton. Newswatch 16 got a first look Thursday night at the new business along the 300 block of Penn Avenue. The Mexican restaurant takes the place of the old Irish pub known as the “Banshee” which closed in 2012. Developers said they […]

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    Firefighters Believe Cooking Accident Damaged Home in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Firefighters were called to a home Thursday morning in Scranton. Crews said the fire broke out around 10 a.m. at a home on Ash Street. According to firefighters, a man was cooking on an electric stove when something got on the burner and caught fire. The blaze caused plenty of damage inside the home in Lackawanna County. Firefighters said three people were inside the home and one of them suffered minor burns.

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    Fallen Marine Honored in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — A fallen marine from Lackawanna County was honored on Saturday in Scranton. Lance Corporal Jimmy Reddington died in Vietnam in 1967. His friends gathered at his grave in Cathedral Cemetery several times each year to remember him. Joe Silvestri said for decades he didn’t know where his buddy was buried, but after finding the grave, he started visiting and the group with him kept growing. After Silvestri was injured in combat, Reddington was told his friend was dead. […]

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    Craft Show Helps Seniors Buy Christmas Gifts

    SCRANTON — Some seniors were getting into the holiday spirit on Saturday in Scranton. There was a craft and bake sale at the Golden Living Center on Adams Avenue. All of the vendors donate the money from their sales to the residents of the facility. That money goes toward helping residents buy Christmas gifts for their family members.


    Folks Honor World World II Veterans in Union County

    MIFFLINBURG — Saturday’s chilly weather didn’t keep people from coming out to honor our veterans in Union County. The annual Veterans Day program was held at Mifflinburg Community Park. The ceremony is held at the World War II Honor Roll every year on the Saturday before Veterans Day. The Honor Roll contains the names of more than 2,000 people from Union County who served in the Second World War. Former Congressman and Navy Reservist Chris Carney was the guest speaker […]


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