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    Man Accused of Burglarizing Neighbors in Kingston

    KINGSTON — Police arrested a Friday night for allegedly burglarizing his neighbors in Kingston. Cops were called to Pulaski Street twice in the last two days for reports of break ins. Both homeowners suspected their new neighbor, Justin Brittain. When confronted by police, Brittain admitted to swiping several items from the two homes. An alleged accomplice, Dennis Green, is also facing charges in Luzerne County.

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    Vacant House Fire in Luzerne County

    NANTICOKE — Firefighters were battling flames in Nanticoke early Saturday morning. Officials say the call came in around 2:30 for the fire at the vacant house on Shia Alley off of West State Street. There was significant damage to the house, but firefighters had flames under control in a few hours. The cause of the fire in Luzerne County is under investigation.

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    Water Main Break in Scranton

    SCRANTON — People are dealing with a water main break on a record-breaking hot day in Lackawanna County. Crews are working to fix the 6 inch break on the 200 block of Franklin Avenue in Scranton. The break happened right around 5 p.m. on Monday. Officials say about 10 homes and businesses are without water. Crews hope to have the water main all fixed sometime Monday night.

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    Talkback 16: Ambulance Thief, PSU Football and Teacher Strike

    In this Talkback 16, callers are displeased with the effort of the Penn State football team and the threat of teachers’ strikes in school districts across our area. First, folks share very strong opinions about a woman stealing an ambulance in Luzerne County.

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    Vacant House Fire

    HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP — A vacant home caught fire Monday in Luzerne County. According to Hunlock Creek Fire Department, the fire on Hartman Road was most likely caused by extreme heat. It took about an hour for crews to put out the fire. Firefighters were concerned about how close it was to the surrounding area. No one was hurt during the fire.

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    Boaters Welcome in Lock Haven for Regatta

    LOCK HAVEN — Sunday was perfect to be out on the water. That’s what people were doing in Lock Haven at the 45th annual Jaycees Boat Regatta. It’s one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Jaycees in Clinton County. The regatta in Lock Haven runs until Monday.

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    Teachers Plan to Go on Strike in Northumberland County

    COAL TOWNSHIP — Students in the Shamokin Area School District would normally spend the weekend getting ready to go back to school, but not this year. Unionized teachers say they’re going on strike Tuesday morning. The strike notice is also on the school district’s web site. Issues keeping both sides apart include: money, benefits, and the maximum number of students per classroom. The union says a negotiating session is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 4.

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    Celebrating Annual Italian Mass in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Another La Festa tradition happened Sunday morning in Scranton. Bishop Bambera helped celebrate the annual Italian mass at Saint Peter’s Cathedral. Newswatch 16 spoke to man who says he’s been attending the Italian mass for years. “It’s a very worthwhile celebration of our Italian heritage,” said John Moffitt of Dunmore. Sunday’s mass drew a standing room only congregation in Scranton.

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    Annual End of Summer Event Hits the Tracks

    SCRANTON — Railfest was also happening this weekend in Scranton. The annual end of summer event at the Steamtown National Historic Site featured exhibits and of course train rides. For some, Railfest is a family tradition. “Coming down here seeing the trains, riding them and then going over to the Italian festival,” said Brian Walker of Eynon. While it isn’t officially part of Railfest, officials say there will be a special, all-day steam excursion that  will depart from Scranton to […]

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    La Festa Italiana in its 40th Year

    SCRANTON — Sunday was a perfect day to enjoy La Festa Italiana on Courthouse Square in Scranton. This is the 40th year for the Italian food festival. Food stands have been here since Friday serving up all the traditional Italian fare you would expect. One vendor says La Festa isn’t just a way to make a few bucks, it means a whole lot more. “When someone says ‘wow that was beautiful, I loved it. Thank you. Will you be here […]

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    Knife Pulled on Woman during Home Invasion

    HAZLETON — Two men broke into a home in Hazleton Sunday morning. According to authorities, the men forced their way into the home from the back door. Once inside the house on Hayes Street, one crook pulled a knife on the woman who lived inside. Police said both home invaders then took off. Officers have said the woman was left uninjured, but did not disclose if anything was taken from the home. People are urged to call the Hazleton Police Department at […]

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    Body Found in Luzerne County Creek

    DENNISON TOWNSHIP — Investigators are trying to figure out how a man died in Luzerne County. Police say the body of Richard Fullman, 36 of Delaware County, was found near a creek behind a gentleman’s club in Dennison Township. Authorities have not said if the death in Luzerne County is suspicious.


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