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    Chilly Weather Didn’t Stop Wilkes-Barre Parade

    WILKES-BARRE — It was a little bit chilly for a parade Sunday, but that didn’t stop the party in Wilkes-Barre. It was the Diamond City’s turn to celebrate Saint Patrick. The downtown was filled with Irish music as the bands and mummers strutted through the streets. There were activities for the whole family before the parade stepped off. There was face painting and story time for the kids, and an Irish folk band who played some tunes before things got […]

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    Four Teens Hurt in Columbia County Crash

    CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP — State police say four teens were hurt in a crash in Columbia County. Troopers say the wreck happened Saturday near the intersection of Mid Valley Road and Route 42 near Aristes just before 4 p.m. According to investigators, the driver didn’t stop at a stop sign, went down an embankment and hit a tree. The driver and three other passengers were all taken to the hospital. There is no word on their names or conditions after the […]

  • LACKA ASSAULT 3-15-15

    Man Locked Up, Accused of Hitting His Grandmother

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — A man is accused of hitting his 73-year-old grandmother in Lackawanna County. Police say John Pipcynski, 28, yelled at the woman and hit her with a telephone after she told him he was drinking too much on Friday. According to officers, Pipcynski is locked up in Lackawanna County.

  • wb relay 3-14-15

    Annual “Relay for Heat” in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A little rain didn’t stop some runners from hitting the road to help others in Wilkes-Barre. The Wilkes University Running Club held its annual “Relay for Heat” in Kirby Park on Saturday. Runners started at 6 a.m. and each person ran a four-mile leg on the levee until 100 miles total were clocked in. Money raised from the event goes toward the Martin Luther King Fuel Fund which helps local families pay their heating bills.

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    Free Pies for “Pi” Day in Moosic

    MOOSIC — Saturday’s date, 3/14, is celebrated all over the world as “Pi Day.” Pi is the mathematical number used to find a circle’s circumference. So, that meant free pie from the Gerrity’s in Moosic. The Greek letter pi has a mathematical value of about 3.14 and goes on into infinity. Gerrity’s gave away a free slice of pie to everyone that came in and knew why today is “Pi Day.” Saturday’s “Pi Day” is extra special because it only […]

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    Donut Shop Celebrates 50 Years in Schuylkill County

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Plain and Fancy Donut Shop in Schuylkill County celebrated 50 years in business by giving away a free doughnut or cupcake to customers, all weekend. Anyone with a sweet tooth can get their fix because it’s not just doughnuts at Plain and Fancy. There were cookies, turnovers and other treats. “I wanted to thank all my customers who kept me alive for 50 years,” said Jim McKeone, owner of Plain and Fancy. “When I started, I didn’t […]

  • luz assault 3-14-15

    Woman Assaulted at Gas Station in Luzerne County

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP — State police are on the lookout for a man accused of assaulting a woman in Luzerne County. According to troopers, the man touched a customer inappropriately at the Sunoco in Dorrance Township. State police say the victim confronted the man and he took off. If you recognize him, you’re asked to call State Police in Luzerne county.

  • Lehigh County

    Man Crushed by Garbage Truck in Lehigh County

    ALLENTOWN — A man is dead after a gruesome accident in Lehigh County. According to the Lehigh County Coroner, a man was crushed inside a garbage truck Friday morning in the Allentown area. The coroner says the man died from massive crushing injuries. Officials have not released the name of the victim. The death has been ruled an accident in Lehigh County.

  • scr friendly sons 3-14-15

    Friendly Sons of Lackawanna County Ready for Biden’s Visit

    SCRANTON — The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Lackawanna County marched in the parade Saturday in downtown Scranton. However, Tuesday is their big day. On St. Patrick’s Day, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to speak at their banquet. The toastmaster of that dinner told Newswatch 16 if the Scranton native wants to run for president, Biden is welcome to break the news at their event. “We said if you have any special announcements to make you would not […]

  • scr pats shirts 3-14-15

    Troopers Sell Shirts in Honor of Cpl. Dickson, Designed by Widow

    SCRANTON — There were plenty of souvenirs for sale all over Saturday, but one shirt stood out from the rest in Scranton. State police were selling t-shirts that honor Corporal Bryon Dickson, who was killed in September during the ambush at the State Police Barracks at Blooming Grove. Corporal Dickson’s widow designed the shirts that include the State Police logo, U.S. Marines and Dickson’s badge number inside a shamrock. The shirt sales will help the Dickson family. “How special was […]

  • scr kelly race 3-14-15

    Memorial Race in Honor of Former Parade President

    SCRANTON — Before marchers took on mother nature Saturday, runners hit the pavement for a midday run in Scranton. Newswatch 16 stopped by the Brian P. Kelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Parade Race. It’s a two mile course in memory of a former St. Patrick’s Parade Association President who died from cancer in 2004. The money raised from the event goes to a scholarship fund for his daughter Norah.

  • scr green flowers 3-14-15

    Volunteers Ready Over 4,000 Green Flowers for St. Patrick’s Day

    SCRANTON — There was a whole lot of green going on inside Goodwill Industries in Scranton on Saturday. Volunteers were helping make some of the more than 4,000 boutonnieres and corsages for the Shamrock Heart Foundation. The charity sends the flowers to hospitals and nursing homes in Lackawanna County along with a green greeting card. “My grandmother received one of these flowers. She was in a nursing home way back when and I thought it was marvelous and I wanted […]

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