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  • Crews Called to Crash in Luzerne County

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — At least one person was taken to the hospital after a wreck in Luzerne County. Emergency dispatchers say the crash happened on Route 118 near Dallas just before 9 p.m. on Saturday. According to police, a car slammed into a tree and at least one person was taken to the hospital after the crash in Luzerne County.

  • Despite Less-Than-Perfect Weather, RiverFest Still Happened

    WILKES-BARRE — Despite the less-than-perfect weather, RiverFest still happened in Wilkes-Barre. It was the 18th year for the event celebrating the Susquehanna River. The yearly dragon boat race that normally happens on Sunday during the event had to be moved to July 11 because recent rains raised the river levels. However, visitors still found ways to have fun and learn about the river.

  • Lemonade Stand Now Open in Old Forge

    OLD FORGE — Mia and the Lemon Drops lemonade stand is now open for business in Old Forge. This is the second year Mia Lameo has been selling lemonade. This year she’s serving at the Felittese Festival grounds with a little help from her friends. “It’s a good feeling. Definitely. Because it’s going to something with a cause,” said Elizabeth Majewski who is helping Mia with the lemonade stand. The stand in Lackawanna County supports the Alex’s Lemonade Stand foundation […]

  • Pool at Nay Aug Park Open for Season

    SCRANTON — The cloudy skies didn’t keep swimmers out of the pool in Scranton. The pool at Nay Aug Park officially opened at noon today. It’s the only city pool that has an entry fee, but kids that go there think it’s an asset to the community. “Without kids swimming, kids are going to be bored,” said Dwight Abram, swimmer. The city plans to open three other smaller pools this summer that are free to the public in Scranton.

  • Annual Rattlesnake Roundup Slithers into Wyoming County

    NOXEN — Hundreds slithered their way to Wyoming County this weekend to raise money for a volunteer fire department. The annual Noxen Rattlesnake Roundup brings snake hunters to the community with the contestants hoping to capture the largest rattler in the region. Organizers say the snakes are not harmed during the event. They’re collected, measured and marked. Then, the snakes are released into the area where they are found. You can check out the rattlers that were rounded up until […]

  • Folks Bolted for Lightning Safety Awareness Week

    MOSCOW — Chief Meteorologist Tom Clark helped out at a 5K at the Moscow Elementary Center in Lackawanna County on Saturday. The “Moscow Country Run”  is held ahead of “Lightning Safety Awareness Week” which kicks off on Sunday. The National Weather Service says the week is intended to educate people about the hazards of lightning to lower the number of deaths and injuries caused by lightning strikes. More than 200 walkers and runners took part in Saturday’s 5K in Lackawanna […]

  • Garage Damaged by Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A fire badly damaged a garage in Scranton’s west side Saturday morning. The assistant fire chief says a car caught fire inside of Lou’s Garage on Lafayette Street. According to investigators, the fire broke out just after 11 a.m. One man was burned and taken to the hospital. He’s expected to be okay. The assistant chief adds the fire was an accident. There’s no word if the business owner had insurance or if the business will rebuild in […]

  • Emergency Crews Host Mock Crash in Luzerne County

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Emergency crews in Luzerne County prepared to handle a disaster at a mock crash near Drums on Saturday. Officials say the goal of the drill was to help get them ready, in case they had to handle anything like the deadly crash on I-380 earlier this month. The township supervisor says volunteers, like the ones who trained there, are vital. “We need volunteers in the community to help. We can’t pay for everything. The volunteers help us […]

  • Up Close Look at Nature in Wayne County

    LAKE ARIEL — Folks in Wayne County were invited to fully immerse themselves in nature on Saturday. People hit the trails at the Lacawac Sanctuary in Lake Ariel. There were guided nature walks throughout the day and informational displays at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. Visitors even got an up close look at some of the sanctuary residents including a skunk and a porcupine.

  • Hummer Limo, SUV Collide in Lackawanna County

    MOOSIC — State police in Lackawanna County say a Hummer limousine and an SUV collided Saturday afternoon on Interstate 81 South. The wreck sent the SUV onto its side in Moosic. The driver of the SUV wasn’t badly hurt. No passengers were inside the Hummer at the time of the crash. Troopers in Lackawanna County are trying to figure out which driver is at fault.

  • Pierogi Festival Continues with Cook Off

    EDWARDSVILLE — There was a tasty challenge for a Newswatch 16 anchor in Luzerne County. Our own Tom Williams served on a crack panel of pierogi tasters judging a cook off at the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival. The event took place at Konefal’s Restaurant on Main Street. There were pierogies from vendors, home cooks and a church. Judges were looking for taste, appearance and overall impression. Williams told Newswatch 16 he is all about the butter! “How did I prepare? You […]

  • Folks Relaying for Life in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Hundreds of walkers, including around 100 cancer survivors, are expected to show for the Wyoming Valley Relay for Life. The event started at 10 a.m. on Saturday at King’s College Athletic Field, and goes around the clock until the closing ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Lots of volunteers were on hand too, including a 19-year-old leukemia survivor, Zack, who will be starting college in the fall. “The thing we are fighting for is to someday officially […]


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