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  • lacka truck into house 2-18-15

    Runaway Truck Damaged Car, Home in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A runaway truck damaged a car and a home in Scranton late Tuesday night. Officials said a truck went off Main Avenue around 11:30 p.m. and slammed into a parked car, which then hit the home. The woman who lives there was shaken up by the crash. “I opened the door and I was like ‘oh, my God, there’s a truck in my yard!’ Then I looked over and see my daughter’s car and was just like ‘thank […]

  • luz fire 2-16-15

    Home Damaged by Fire in Luzerne County

    KINGSTON — A fire in Luzerne County chased people out into the cold Monday afternoon. Crews say it broke out at a home on Johns Street in Kingston around 2 p.m. According to neighbors, an elderly couple lives at the home. Everyone got out okay. Investigators are looking into what caused the fire in Luzerne County.

  • union restaurant 2-16-15

    Union County Restaurant Closed For Good

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A family run bar and restaurant in Union County is closed for good. Victoria House and Vic’s Pub near Lewisburg shut down over the weekend. The owners say they are retiring from the food business and plan to spend more time with family. Since it closed, the owners tell us they have received several offers for the property many with the intention of opening up another restaurant in Union County.

  • TALKBACK WNEP DOT COM

    Talkback 16: Snowy Sidewalks, Icy Roads, Death Penalty

    In Monday night’s Talkback 16,  residents comment on snow covered sidewalks, the icy road conditions and the governor’s moratorium on the death penalty.

  • Community Related Winter Weather Announcements

    Community-Related Weather Announcements

    Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans, and other changes due to the winter weather expected to come our way. Check back for the latest updates.

  • scr montage 2-14-15

    Presidents Day Weekend Celebration at Montage Mountain

    SCRANTON — The long Presidents Day weekend is usually a big one for ski resorts and Newswatch 16 found Montage Mountain was no exception. Folks filled the slopes for the torchlight parade as part of the resort’s Presidents Day celebration. After the torches lit up the mountain, fireworks brightened the sky as part of the festivities in Lackawanna County.

  • scr marleys mission 2-14-15

    Fifth Annual Blue Ribbon Gala Benefiting Marley’s Mission

    SCRANTON — There was a sold out crowd for the fifth annual “Blue Ribbon Gala” for Marley’s Mission. Newswatch 16’s Stacy Lange was the emcee for this year’s celebration that was held at the Hilton in Scranton. Awards were presented to those who have helped Marley’s Mission throughout the year. Organizers say how much it the community’s support means to them. “I’m so delighted that so many people come out to support Marley’s Mission,” said Donna Nasser, chair member. “It’s […]

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    Woman Dies Two Days after Getting Struck by Van

    TROY — A woman, hit by a van while she was crossing the street, has died in Bradford County. State police say Betty Jackson, 60 of Troy, passed away after being badly hurt Wednesday night. According to troopers, the van hit Jackson on Route 6 in Troy. Officials said she was taken to the hospital, but died Friday afternoon. The driver was not hurt in that crash in Bradford County.

  • wayne bday 2-14-15

    Market Surprises Loyal Shopper for His 103rd Birthday

    GREENE TOWNSHIP — There was a birthday celebration for one loyal shopper in Wayne County. The folks at Dutch’s Market in Greene Township surprised Roger Homeyer from Greentown for his 103rd birthday. There was cake and coffee in honor of Roger, a loyal shopper. Roger has his grocery shopping routine at Dutch’s so the staff decided to repay him. The birthday boy says that these days he takes it easy, enjoying the beauty of life each and every day. “I […]

  • lacka vday candy 2-14-15

    Last Minute Valentine’s Day Shoppers

    SCRANTON — Saturday was Valentine’s Day, the day of love, hearts and for some people candy. Newswatch 16 found some last minute lovers picking up some chocolates in Lackawanna County. We stopped by the Dunmore Candy Kitchen’s location on Davis Street in Scranton where they still had plenty of sweets for your sweetheart. “It smells great in here, we’re buying a whole bunch of last minute gifts for the family,” said Arden Canecchia, last minute shopper. The Dunmore Candy Kitchen […]

  • dc dogs 2-14-15

    Pet Adoption Day in Dickson City

    DICKSON CITY — Some folks took home a new furry family member in Lackawana County on Saturday. Laura’s Hope Rescue held an adoption day at the PetSmart in Dickson City. The puppies that got new homes took part in their very own “puppy bowl.” Newswatch 16 spoke with one of the new pet parents. “I think there’s a lot of dogs out there that need homes, so this guy’s coming home with me,” said Margi Lomeo Jeffrey, Dalton. The rescue […]

  • wb tax help 2-14-15

    Accounting Students Offered Free Tax Help

    WILKES-BARRE — Some students helped folks get a jump start on their taxes in Wilkes-Barre. Accounting students from the Wilkes University School of Business were offering free tax help Saturday morning. It was part of the volunteer income tax assistance program. It’s a program which offers free tax help to people that fall below a certain income guidelines. Organizers say programs like this are a big help to folks around tax time. “I think its really good, [for those who] […]

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