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    Brush Fire Outside Mall in Lackawanna County

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — There was a little commotion at the Viewmont Mall in Lackawanna County. PhotoLink pictures show smoke coming from the brush outside of the food court entrance of the mall. At this point, the mall is open and no one was hurt. There is no word on what caused the small fire outside of the Viewmont Mall Saturday night.

  • Home Damaged by Fire in Columbia County

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — A fire hit the kitchen of a home in Columbia County. The residents say firefighters kept the flames from spreading to the rest of the place. According to officials, the fire started around 10 Saturday morning on Frosty Valley Road near Bloomsburg. When Newswatch 16 stopped by, the homeowners were getting ready to take their pets to the vet to see if they breathed in too much smoke. “To the best of my knowledge, something fell on […]

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    UPDATE: Deadly Fire Under Investigation in Pike County

    UPDATE: According to the Pike County Coroner, Virginia Straulina, 88, was killed in the fire Friday night near Dingmans Ferry. DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — A deadly fire is under investigation in Pike County. State police say the body of an 88-year-old woman was found after flames hit her home near Dingmans Ferry Friday night. The woman’s name will not be released until her family has been notified. Troopers were back on scene Saturday morning looking for a cause of the deadly […]

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    Deadly Crash in Sullivan County

    DAVIDSON TOWNSHIP — State police say a man was not wearing a seat belt when he was killed in a crash in Sullivan County. Troopers added Kenneth Mann, 60 of Eagles Mere, was trying to make a left turn on Route 220 near Muncy Valley when he collided with another car. According to police, Mann died at the scene. The other driver was not badly hurt after the wreck in Sullivan County.

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    Stabbing Investigation at an Apartment Complex in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A stabbing is under investigation in Luzerne County. Police say someone was stabbed in the parking lot of the Marion Terrace Apartments near Wilkes-Barre. It happened around 7 p.m. on Sunday. Officers say the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening. There is no word what led up to that stabbing in Luzerne County.

  • Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Hawley Fire Victims

    HAWLEY — A community came together in Wayne County to help a family who lost everything in a fire in early April. A spaghetti dinner benefit was held at the Hawley Diner on Sunday for the Worthington family. The family of five, including a two-week-old baby, was not home when the flames broke out. They also lost several pets in the fire in Wayne County.

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    Crash Investigation Involving State Senator

    ALLENTOWN — Troopers say a state senator may have been under the influence when he crashed this weekend in Lehigh County. According to state police, Senator Patrick Browne wrecked his motorcycle while exiting Interstate 78 in Allentown on Saturday. Browne was taken to the hospital for his injuries. Troopers say the cause of that crash is still under investigation in Lehigh County.

  • Jessup Preps for Saint Ubaldo Day

    JESSUP — We’re just a few weeks away from Saint Ubaldo Day in Lackawanna County. Organizers took advantage of Sunday’s weather to paint the symbols of Saint Anthony, Saint George, and of course, Saint Ubaldo on the streets of Jessup. Families decorated buildings around the borough to get ready for the celebration. This year’s carnival will kick off on May 20 and run through Memorial Day. The big event is when families race statues of the saints through the streets. […]

  • Motorcycle Show Helps Benefit Children’s Association

    KINGSTON — Motorcycle lovers rolled in to Luzerne County on Sunday. “The Wyoming Valley Motorcycle Club” and “Valley with a Heart Benefits” organized a motorcycle show at the Kingston Armory. The money raised benefits the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. That’s a  group that helps children with disabilities. “[The] WVCA offers programs and an opportunity to children who may have special needs to gain access to resources they need to move on and have a full life,” said Karen Martin with […]

  • Bringing Community Together in Luzerne County

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Police held an event to bring the community together in Luzerne County. The Dallas Township Police Department hosted its first “Special Needs Open House” Sunday. Folks could meet with members of the department and get an up-close look at emergency vehicles. Police say their goal was to ease potential fear and anxiety if anyone with special needs needs an officer’s help. “It afforded people that have special needs that if they needed to call emergency services there […]

  • Fallen Firefighter Honored in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Fallen firefighter James Robeson was honored in Scranton on Sunday. Part of North Everett Way was officially re-named as James Robeson Way. It’s the road leading up to Isaac Tripp School. The school district owns that part of the road, and administrators thought it would be a fitting tribute. The firefighters honor guard was there to pay tribute during the dedication. Captain Robeson was electrocuted in 2008 while fighting a fire in the hill section of Scranton.

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    Man about to Leave Prison Punches Two Corrections Officers

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Officials say a man was about to be released from prison when he punched two corrections officers in Monroe County. According to police, Sirbio Sanchez was leaving the county prison near Stroudsburg when he attacked the two officers. The officers suffered minor injuries. Sanchez is now back behind bars facing assault charges in Monroe County.


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