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  • Students Ditch Cars for Tractors in Honor of May Day

    HUGHESVILLE — In Lycoming County, students ditched their cars and drove tractors to school. Thursday was the annual “May Day” celebration at Hughesville High School. Newswatch 16 found about 15 tractors and lawnmowers parked outside the school. Other events were held Thursday to celebrate the end of the school year in Lycoming County.

  • Students with Special Needs Participate in Annual Field Day

    KINGSTON — Mini-golf and a fish toss were some of the events hundreds of students with special needs participated in on Thursday in Luzerne County. About 900 kids and chaperones gathered at Wyoming Valley West Stadium in Kingston for the 9th Annual Field Day. Aside from the field competitions, some kids were brave enough to pick up the microphone and sing karaoke.

  • Bridge “Yarn Bombed” in Scranton

    SCRANTON — You may have noticed something a little different over the weekend if you went over the Harrison Avenue Bridge in Scranton. The rusty fence was yarn bombed! The folks that did it thought it would be a way to brighten up the area. The project was funded by the Greater Scranton Board of Realtors. A group of friends got together over the winter and created the decorations. Scranton Councilman and Realtor Wayne Evans hopes to do more things […]

  • Honoring the Life of a City Native in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Folks in Scranton honored the life of a city native with a 5K in Nay Aug Park. The 2015 Ryan O’Malley Annual Race kicked off around 9 Sunday morning. The proceeds go toward the Ryan O’Malley Memorial Scholarship at the University of Scranton. It provides financial aid to a student attending the university for a computer science degree who also serves the community.

  • Run for the Red Marathon in Monroe County

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A group known for helping others got some help of its own on Sunday in Monroe County. Runners in the tenth annual “Run for the Red” marathon took off from Pocono Mountain West High School around 8 a.m. More than 1,600 people took part in the race. The money raised benefits the American Red Cross of the Poconos. There was also a 5K at Sunday’s event in Monroe County.

  • Annual Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Folks filled Public Square for the final day of the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre. This was the 60th year for the annual event that features works of art, music, crafts and all kinds of food. The weather is usually not the best, but this year it was a good one. “I think its something that brings people here and they see that it is a safe environment and it is a good place to bring children and […]

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    Police: Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police say a man was robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning in Wilkes-Barre. The victim told police he was on North Washington Street when a man with a gun came up behind him, demanding his belongings. It happened around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. The alleged robber got away with some cash, jewelry and a cell phone. Anyone with information is asked to call Wilkes-Barre Police.

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    UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Crash in Lackawanna County

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP — We now know who was killed in a wreck in Lackawanna County. According to the coroner’s office, Judith Magnavita, 67, died in the crash near Clarks Summit. Police say two vehicles collided at the intersection of Country Club Road and Hillside Drive near Clarks Summit around 3:30 Sunday afternoon. Numerous emergency crews were on scene of the crash. Country Club Road was closed in both directions while officers investigated. There is no word what caused the deadly […]

  • Bridge Work in Scranton

    SCRANTON — It appears there are more problems for the West Lackawanna Avenue Bridge in Scranton. One lane of the bridge was closed on Monday because of a large hole that opened up in the pavement. Workers will fill the hole with concrete and then pave over where they make the repairs.

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    UPDATE: Emergency Work in Scranton

    UPDATE:  Traffic was slowed Monday morning while crews made repairs along Mulberry Street in Scranton. Workers says a pipe collapsed near a manhole owned by Verizon. Traffic was down to one lane east bound until work wrapped up. SCRANTON —   According to PPL,  crews need to work on a manhole on Mulberry Street in Scranton. Traffic will be down to one-lane in both directions between Wyoming Avenue and North Washington Avenue until the work is complete. PPL informed Newswatch […]

  • Home Damaged by Fire in Luzerne County

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — Flames ripped through a home in Luzerne County. Crews said the ire broke out at the place near Dallas just before 8p.m. on Sunday. Fire officials added that one woman lived there. The woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. It’s not clear how the fire started, but firefighters believe it started in the back of the home.

  • Dangers of Illegal Swimming

    Warmer temperatures means more people out swimming and sometimes in places they shouldn’t. Newswatch 16 found people in Hanover Township jumping into Pine Run Reservoir. As well as those taking a dip, or a leap of faith, at Nay Aug Park. Fire officials say swimming in illegal public places presents quite a few dangers. Lieutenant Joseph Hoban, from the Scranton Fire Department, says illegal swimming, and everything that comes with it, presents big problems for them when it comes to […]

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