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  • scr chocolate 10-20

    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.

  • lacka cancer 10-20

    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 […]

  • scr 100 church 10-20

    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.

  • shen mass 10-20

    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 […]

  • Burglary

    Burglary at a Diner in Wyoming County

    MESHOPPEN — Police were called to a diner in Wyoming County for a burglary. Troopers said someone entered The Meshoppen Diner and stole $300 from a cash drawer and bank money bag. Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at Tunkhannock at 570-836-2141.

  • psp strong shirt

    Two Benefits for Victims of Barracks Ambush

    While the search for Frein is in its sixth week, people all over our area continue to help out the victims of the ambush at the barracks in Pike County. In Old Forge, all the money made at the pasta dinner at Augustine’s Club 17 will benefit the families of Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass. There were gift baskets, a photo booth and lots of “PSP Strong” shirts at the pasta dinner fundraiser. Organizers of the dinner say […]

  • scr fire 10-20

    Crews Called to Early Morning Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Crews were on scene at an early morning fire at a bar in Scranton. Firefighters rushed to the place on the corner of Beech Street and South Webster Avenue just before 4:30 a.m. on Monday. Officials say the fire started in the bar, Casanova Club, in Scranton. According to firefighters, the people in the two upstairs apartments got out okay. Those homes have some smoke damage. Scranton’s fire inspector will be investigating what sparked the flames in Lackawanna […]

  • wayne fire 10-20

    Body Pulled from Burning Home in Wayne County

    DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP — A body pulled from a burning home in Wayne County is set to be examined on Monday. Firefighters rushed to a home on Atco Road near Beach Lake Sunday night around 8 p.m. Officials said crews found a man’s body inside after the flames were doused. The coroner identified the victim as Gary Tyler, 54, of Milanville. The coroner’s office said Tyler died from carbon monoxide poisoning from smoke inhalation.

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    Man Recovering after Stabbing in Union County

    LEWISBURG — A man is recovering after someone stabbed him in the head early Sunday morning in Union County. Police say Elliot Fisher of Lewisburg stabbed Corey Lauver outside of Brasserie Louis on Market Lane in Lewisburg. According to officials, Lauver has been released from the hospital and Fisher is locked up in Union County.

  • luz ax 10-19

    Two Flown to Hospital after Late Night Crash into Porch

    WHITE HAVEN — Two people were hurt Sunday morning after a crash in Luzerne County. Police in White Haven say a pickup truck ran off Towanda Street just before 3 a.m. According to officials, the truck hit the front porch of a home, and then the driver ran away. He was later caught. Officers say two others in the pickup were hurt and flown to a hospital. Authorities say no one was in the home when the pickup truck hit […]

  • LUZ APPLE FEST 10-18

    Families Celebrated Annual Apple Festival in Luzerne County

    WAPWALLOPEN — Families came out for a festival celebrating fruit in Luzerne County. Heller Orchards in Wapwallopen held their annual Apple Festival on Saturday. There were all kinds of exhibits like butter churning and clog dancing. Kids could paint pumpkins, get their own faces painted, and go for a ride in a horse drawn wagon. Everything wrapped up at the annual festival around 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Luzerne County.

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