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    Police: Suspected Robber Hits Pedestrian in Luzerne County

    HAZLETON —  Police say a man stole from a self-storage unit, fled the scene, and hit a pedestrian in Luzerne County. Police say an older man was stealing from Broad Street Self Storage around 2:45 p.m. Monday. According to officers, the man tried to flee the scene in a white van and then the van hit a man. Hazleton police say the victim was badly hurt and crews flew him to the hospital. No arrests have been made.

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    Fire Puts Work on Hold at a Factory in Lackawanna County

    MOOSIC — Flames chased workers off the line at a factory in Lackawanna County. According to officials, a fire broke out at CPG International on East Corey Street in Moosic on Monday. Crews say everyone got out safely and that they managed to douse flames quickly at the place that makes building materials. Authorities have not said what started the fire.

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    Man Robbed, Firearm Taken in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Police say two thieves made off with a gun after an armed robbery in Hazleton. According to officials,  the man was held up near the intersection of Ninth and James Streets just after 10 p.m. on Monday. Police say the two crooks used a gun of their own during the robbery in Luzerne County.

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    Free Halloween Party Thrown in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A free Halloween party was thrown on Sunday in Lackawanna County. Kids from preschool through fifth grade were invited to McDade Park in Scranton. The children enjoyed games, music and food at the 14th Annual Free Halloween Party in Lackawanna County.

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    Pumpkins Fling into Tricky Triangle

    LONG POND — Pumpkins went flying on Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Monroe County. Kids and adults worked for months to fine tune catapults to try and launch those orange veggies as far as they could. Money raised at the Last Fling Pumpkin Sling benefits area charities like the Salvation Army of Monroe County and some veterans organizations.

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    New Lottery Game Coming to Pennsylvania

    There’s a brand new lottery game coming to Pennsylvania. It’s called Monopoly Millionaires Club and it will cost $5. There will be multiple $1 million prizes along with a jackpot of $15 million to $20 million. Tickets went on sale Sunday in the Keystone State and 22 other places. Lottery officials said the drawings will be held every Friday at 11:15 p.m.

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    Pets, Owners Paraded in their Halloween Costumes

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Halloween is around the corner and the holiday isn’t just for those who walk on two feet. Pets can also take part in the Halloween fun. Griffin Pond Animal Shelter held the “Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival” Sunday afternoon in Lackawanna County. Have a photo of your pet decked out for Halloween? Submit it to our October Pet Slideshow. Pets and their human friends wore a variety of getup including wonder-dog, spider dog, a ballerina, […]

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    Annual Chocoholic Frolic Benefits Learning Center

    SCRANTON — Chocolate lovers enjoyed a tasty night  in the Electric City. The Scranton Cultural Center hosted the 10th annual Chocoholic Frolic Sunday night. Decadent deserts awaited the hundreds of folks who attended the event in Lackawanna County. All of the proceeds from Sunday’s event benefits the SCOLA Learning Center and its adult literacy/English as  a second language programs. WNEP- TV is a proud media sponsor of the annual Chocoholic Frolic.

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    Hundreds Turn Out for “Ladies in Pink Party” in Lackawanna County

    BLAKELY — October is breast cancer awareness month and  a group in Scranton is doing its part to support people battling the disease and remembering those who have passed. Hundreds turned out at Fiorelli’s in Peckville for the 8th annual “Michele’s Ladies in Pink Party” on Sunday. The fundraiser is named for Michele Zini who passed away from breast cancer back in 2005. The money raised from the event helps women currently battling breast cancer and a scholarship fund in […]

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    Church in Scranton Celebrated 100 Years of Serving the Faithful

    SCRANTON — Green Ridge Assembly of God held a service on Sunday to mark 100 years of serving the faithful in Scranton. Speakers at the event included the son of a former pastor who told the crowd about the early days of the church. After the services, a celebration dinner was held at Genetti’s in Dickson City.

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    Honoring Life of a Priest from Schuylkill County

    SHENANDOAH — Folks gathered to honor the life of a priest born in Schuylkill County as the Vatican considers him for sainthood. St. Casimir’s Roman Catholic Church in Shenandoah celebrated the 30th annual Father Walter Ciszek Day Mass. The priest attended the church in Schuylkill County as a child. He was a Jesuit missionary to the Soviet Union, accused of being a spy for the Vatican and held prisoner until he was returned to the United States in 1963. Father […]

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    Scranton’s Not So Ugly Accent

    SCRANTON — It turns out Scranton does not have the ugliest accent in the country. Gawker.com held a tournament style competition recently called America’s Ugliest Accent. With places like Boston and Chicago in the running, Scranton was the smallest city in the bracket by far. Still the electric city was the number two seed in the field and that’s where Scranton wound up. So who has America’s ugliest accent? That title stays in the Keystone State as Pittsburgh took home […]

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