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  • Annual Play Gray Day in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — It was “Play Gray Day” for King’s College in Luzerne County. The athletes are dedicating all of Saturday’s games to Coach Brian Donoghue who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. The women’s lacrosse team pulled on gray socks as they took on the team from FDU-Florham. Those socks were decorated a ribbon and the initials of Coach Donoghue. Organizers say they raised almost $1,100 at Saturday’s lacrosse game in Luzerne County.

  • Man Pops the Question after Lager Jogger 5K

    POTTSVILLE — There was a very special prize for one couple at the end of the Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5K in Pottsville on Saturday. Tony Petrozino proposed to his girlfriend Amber Simonitus after they finished the race. Dick Yuengling himself congratulated the happy couple after the race in Pottsville.

  • Third Annual Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5K

    POTTSVILLE — Thousands of runners swarmed the streets of downtown Pottsville Saturday for a slightly shorter race. The Third Annual Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5K started at America’s Oldest Brewery. After the race, runners could take a free tour of the brewery. Everyone who took part in Saturday’s race took home some Yuengling swag. Runners 21 and over got two Yuengling Light Lagers after their run. “This is fabulous. I’m so glad to have some beer,” said Janet McKinnon, from […]

  • Runners Prep at Half Marathon Expo in Scranton

    SCRANTON — More than 3,000 runners are expected to hit the pavement in the Second Annual Scranton Half Marathon. Newswatch 16 stopped by the half marathon expo in the Electric City where runners picked up their bibs for Sunday’s race. Vendors were on hand giving out some freebies and the Scranton Running Company was there to fill any last minute needs For some runners this is the first time they will run such a long distance. We talked to a […]

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    Deadly Crash in Wayne County

    STERLING TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after an early morning crash in Wayne County. State police say Erik Salvatore, 24 of Covington Township, died in the wreck outside of Newfoundland just before 2 a.m. on Saturday. According to troopers, Salvatore lost control going around a curve, hit an embankment and rolled over. Salvatore died at the scene of that crash in Wayne County.

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    Convenience Store Robbery in Monroe County

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — State police are looking for the man who held up a convenience store in Monroe County. Troopers say a man pulled out a knife and demanded money from the clerk at the Turkey Hill on Route 209 near Effort Saturday morning. According to officials, the robber got away with about $60. No one was hurt in that hold up in Monroe County.

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    Vigil Held in Wilkes-Barre in Honor of Teen Shooting Victim

    WILKES-BARRE — A vigil was held Saturday night for a shooting victim in Wilkes-Barre. Folks gathered on Public Square to remember Tyler Winstead, 14, who died after a shooting in the city in 2012. People wrote names on balloons as part of Saturday’s remembrance. His grandmother organized the vigil to mark the three year anniversary of his death. “Just trying to get the community to come together, and you know there’s a change that really needs to be made here […]

  • Sign of Spring at Flower Tent in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — While most of our gardens are still partly covered in snow, there was plenty of color at a flower tent in Luzerne County. The tent we visited on Mundy Street near Wilkes-Barre was doing big business. There were Easter lilies, hyacinths, and even mums. Folks say they are happy to see a sign of spring and looking forward to Easter. “I am buying some beautiful tulips for the hostess that is serving me dinner tomorrow,” said Rita […]

  • Hundreds of Kids Showed Up for Annual Bunny Hunt

    DUNMORE — Hundreds of kids showed up to a park in Dunmore for an Easter weekend tradition. The annual “Bunny Hunt” at Saint Anthony’s Memorial Park gives kids a chance to run the fields and grab candy to put in their Easter baskets. The hunt has a been tradition at the park for more than 30 years and is hosted by the Elite Social Club in Lackawanna County.

  • Easter Dinner Basket Blessing in Lackawanna County

    OLYPHANT — Christians throughout our area are making last minute preps to get ready for Easter Sunday. Newswatch 16 found folks at a church in Lackawanna County. They were waiting to get their baskets blessed at Holy Cross Church in Olyphant. Parishioners filled baskets with their Easter dinner to be blessed by the priest.

  • Last Day for Day’s Bakery in Honesdale

    HONESDALE — After more than 60 years in business, Saturday was the last day the doors were open at Day’s Bakery in Honesdale. The owners have decided to retire. Folks were lined up out the door to pick up a few last sweet treats and even get baked goods for the Easter holiday. One customer didn’t mind waiting outside to say goodbye to Day’s. “It was hailing, snowing, it’s just starting to clear up a little bit but it was […]

  • Crews Battle Fire in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — Crews were called to battle flames at a home in Pottsville Saturday afternoon. Firefighters say the fire blaze broke out at the place on Market Street just before 2 p.m. According to the chief, at least four buildings were affected by the fire in Schuylkill County. Officials say they’re not sure how many people are out of their homes just yet because some of those homes were vacant. “It took about 45 minutes to locate the fire and […]


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