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  • Dogs Wed in Scranton

    SCRANTON — The groom had to be dragged down the aisle and the bride tried to make a run for it. But everyone else seemed to enjoy a dog wedding in Scranton. The ceremony in McDade Park was a fundraiser for Tracey’s Hope Animal Rescue and Hospice. Morgan, a Newfie, was the bride. Her groom was Larry, a Weimaraner. There were quite a few pups of honor too, including doggy bridesmaids in yellow, and grooms dogs. Reverend Gary Mensinger blessed […]

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    Floating for Lung Cancer Awareness

    SCRANTON — People floated around a lazy river and it was all for a good cause. Laps for Lung Cancer took place Saturday afternoon at Montage Mountain Water Park in Scranton. Statistically lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. Organizers of Saturday’s event say there simply has been little progress when it comes to treating the disease. “It’s about a 15 percent, 5 year survival rate, which is just atrocious,” said […]

  • Gun Safety Education in Lackawanna County

    ARCHBALD — Guns are a part of life form many Pennsylvanians and when it comes to gun safety you can never be too young to learn. State Representative Frank Farina hosted the third annual Junior Shooting Competition Saturday morning in Lackawanna County. A few dozen kids came out to the Archbald Shooting Range. The top shooters earned trophies. Everyone took home something more important, lessons on gun safety which could prevent a tragedy. “We have a million hunters in Pennsylvania, […]

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    Drunk Driving Arrest Turns into Assault

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A drunk driving arrest turned in to something more near Lewisburg. Police say they stopped Lisa Gerdus, 27 of Williamsport, on Route 15 in East Buffalo Township on Friday. While in custody, police say Gerdus kicked one officer in the chest, and spit in the face of another. Gerdus is locked up in the Union County Jail on $20,000 bail.

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    Dragonboat Races Finally Take Place in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — The Dragonboat Races finally took place Saturday on the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre. High river levels forced the races to be postponed twice. Then word came Friday that the truck carrying the boats broke down in Vermont. In the end, everyone involved says the Dragonboat Races are defiantly worth the wait. We spoke with a very enthusiastic rower who’s excited to have a spot in the championship final. “It is going to be amazing because we are going […]

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    Horse-Drawn Carriage Crashes in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — A horse-drawn carriage crashed Saturday morning in Williamsport. Police say the carriage driver lost control of the reins around 11 a.m. He could not stop the horses. The carriage wound up being wedged between parked cars on Pine Street. Officers say four people were inside the carriage. They are okay. One person on the street got stepped on by a horse and was taken to the hospital after the carriage crash in Williamsport.

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    Wally Lake Fest

    An event aimed at making summer fun last just a big longer gets started this weekend. The sixth annual Wally Lake Fest launches Friday afternoon. The weekend activities take place on the north shore of Lake Wallenpaupack and in downtown Hawley. Wally Lake Fest runs through Sunday and involves everything from a boat parade to bands on the lake. There are also free activities for kids and adults. To learn more about Wally Lake Fest happening this weekend, click here.

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    Drunken Argument Led to Gunfire in Wyoming County

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — A drunken argument led to gunfire in Wyoming County. Troopers say Ernest Smith, 55, was drinking with another man at a home near Noxen Thursday morning when the men started arguing. Smith fired a shotgun at the other man but missed. He’s locked up on assault and other charges in Wyoming County.

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    Man Accused of Setting Up Williamsport Assault

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police rounded up another man after a deadly shooting earlier this month in Williamsport. Cops charged Thomas Carstetter with assault for attacking a man at an apartment on Federal Avenue August 4. Carstetter is accused of setting up the assault. Two men were then shot and one of them died. Police arrested Dustan Paulhamus and charged him with carrying a concealed weapon in connection with the shooting.

  • Funeral Arrangements Finalized for Two Teen Girls Killed in Crash

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — Funeral arrangements are finalized for two teenage girls killed in a wreck on Thursday. Jasmine Fonseca and Taylor Shepherdson were killed when the mini-van they were riding in and another vehicle crashed on Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. A memorial service will be held for the girls on Monday at 10:30 in the morning at Saint Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Lake Harmony.

  • Remembering a Hit and Run Victim In Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — In Luzerne County, friends were remembering the victim of a hit and run. Joey Coleman, 21, died after being hit by a car Saturday. Coleman was walking near his home in Hanover Township when it happened. Sunday night, people remembered the 21-year-old with a vigil in Luzerne County. Police are still looking for the driver who hit Coleman.

  • IndyCar Driver in Critical Condition, Coma

    LONG POND — Sunday’s IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway was by most accounts thrilling. However, the final few laps will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. On lap 179 of 200, driver Sage Karam lost control of his car, spun out and hit the wall. Karam is expected to be okay. However, debris from his race car broke apart and hit fellow driver Justin Wilson in the head. Wilson was life-flighted from the track. He’s listed in critical condition. […]

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