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    Deadly Accident in Scranton During Car Repair

    SCRANTON — A man from Wayne County was killed Saturday morning while working on a car in Scranton. According to the coroner, John McCabe, 51, of Hamlin was killed when he was pinned under a car. Investigators said McCabe was doing some kind of repair beneath the car in a parking lot on Main Avenue in Scranton. Authorities said the┬ácar was on a jack but fell off while McCabe was still underneath, pinning him under the vehicle. The coroner ruled […]

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    Fire Damages Northumberland County Home

    MOUNT CARMEL — Crews battled a fire Friday night in Northumberland County. Smoke could be seen coming from a home along North Maple Street in Mount Carmel. The fire chief says the place sustained heavy damage. Two people were forced to leave their homes. There is no word on what caused the fire in Northumberland County.

  • Theater Festival Performs at Nay Aug Park

    SCRANTON — A special celebration was held at Nay Aug Park Friday evening. It was the Scranton Shakespeare Festival and it had a free line-up of the Bard’s best. Local and international actors performed some “Romeo and Juliet.” This was the fourth year for the event. It’s a five show festival so there will be performances this Saturday and Sunday and also on Friday, July 26th. If it rains, the shows will be moved indoors at the University of Scranton.

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    Crews Working to Fix Broken Pipe in Moosic

    MOOSIC — One road is back open after repairs were completed on a water pipe in Moosic. According to PennDOT, a contractor hit a water line Thursday night while working on the Birney Plaza project in Lackawanna County. Crews say the Turkey Hill on Birney Avenue was affected but remained open. Birney Avenue was down to one lane while crews made repairs to the pipe.

  • Summer Festival Kicks Off in Luzerne County

    ASHLEY — The Saint Leo’s Holy Rosary Summer Festival kicked off Thursday in Luzerne County. The festival features pierogies, some great potato pancakes and a priest shared his secret ingredient with us. The bizarre runs Friday and Saturday on Hartford Street in Ashley.

  • Supermarket Reopens after Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A supermarket in Scranton that was forced to close because of a fire is open again. Workers stocked shelves and baked bread in preparation of Thursday morning’s re-opening of Gerrity’s on Meadow Avenue. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of food had to be thrown out after Monday night’s fire. The store manager, Jack Archer, says he is happy to be back open. “Being closed for two days, a lot of hard work and dedication from our employees […]

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    Man Pleads Guilty to Murder in Schuylkill County

    BLYTHE TOWNSHIP — A man from Schuylkill County was handed up to 60 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing a man while he was on bath salts. Ethan Sullivan of Saint Clair pleaded guilty on Thursday to third degree murder charges. A judge immediately gave him a sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison. Sullivan was using bath salts around the time he killed Jason Hahn, whose body was found last year near New Philadelphia.

  • Sister of Alleged Execution-Style Shooter Charged with Witness Intimidation

    HAZLETON — Another arrest has been made in connection to what police call an “execution” in Hazleton. On Monday, a mother of four was arraigned and had a lot to say on her way into court. “I didn’t tell anyone not to talk about anything,” said Hilda Polanco, alleged killer’s sister. The 24-year-old cried once she got into the courtroom as she was charged with witness intimidation. It’s in connection with what Hazleton Police called an execution-style shooting on Alter […]

  • Swinging for Charity in Lackawanna County

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Folks were swinging for the United Way in Lackawanna County. The 20th annual “Mike Munchak Charity Tournament” teed off Monday afternoon. Munchak, of Scranton, is a Pro Football Hall of Famer and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line coach. Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron participated in the event. The money from the event benefits the United Way.

  • Crash Tied Up Traffic on I-81 in Schuylkill County

    PINE GROVE TOWNSHIP — A crash tied up traffic Monday on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County for several hours. The chain reaction crash occurred in a construction zone in the northbound lanes near the Ravine Exit. An RV and other vehicles were involved. Three people were taken to hospitals. Interstate 81 northbound was closed and southbound was all backed up as well in Schuylkill County.

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    Police Investigating Gunfire in Northumberland County

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating gunfire in Northumberland County. Investigators say someone fired shots Friday night and hit a truck on Susquehanna Trail near Watsontown. The owner of the truck was outside when the shooting happened. No one was hurt.

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    Third Suspect Captured for Attempted Homicide in Pittston

    PITTSTON — The third suspect wanted in a kidnapping and attempted homicide in Luzerne County has been caught in New York City. Nygee Taylor was one of three suspected of kidnapping a woman in Pittston back in October. Police say the woman was kept in a barrel for four hours and then taken to the woods where they slit her throat and left her for dead.


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