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    VA Hospital Nurse Facing Federal Charges

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A nurse accused of showing up drunk to work was federally charged Friday in Luzerne County. The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Richard Pieri of Drums with reckless endangerment. Pieri told authorities he forgot he was on call one night in February and drank alcohol before he was called for emergency surgery at the VA Medical Center near Wilkes-Barre. Pieri was originally charged at the county level, but those charges were withdrawn in March when the feds took over the […]

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    Man Caught on Camera Taking Package from Porch

    NANTICOKE — Police are trying to identify a  man accused of stealing a package in Luzerne County. Surveillance video shows the man on the front porch of a house on West Church Street in Nanticoke. He looks around, sorts through the mail and swipes the package from the porch. It happened on April 7, around 3:45 p.m. If you have any information, contact the police in Nanticoke at 570-735-2200.

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    Local Teacher Leaving for Polar Expedition April 20

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A teacher in Northumberland County will soon embark on her expedition to study in the arctic. Kelly McCarthy teaches math and science at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School near Shamokin. She was selected by NASA and a group called PolarTREC to study ice sheets in Greenland. McCarthy tells Newswatch 16 she and 14 other teachers are expected to deploy on April 20. Over the course of the trip, McCarthy will spend almost an entire month […]

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    One Taken to Hospital after Crash in Lackawanna County

    WAVERLY TOWNSHIP — Police are trying to figure out what caused a crash Sunday in Lackawanna County. Police tell us a man wrecked at an intersection of Clinton Street and Waverly Road near Dalton shortly before 9:30 p.m. He was taken to the hospital. There is no word on his condition after the crash in Lackawanna County.

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    Cut-A-Thon Benefits United Way

    PITTSTON — Folks were cutting hair for a cause in Luzerne County. Sapphire Salon and Spa in Pittston hosted a children’s hair cut-a-thon Sunday afternoon. Senior cosmetology student Jordan Daley partnered with the salon on South Main Street to organize the event for a service project. The money raised will benefit the United Way of the Wyoming Valley and go towards “Cutting Childhood Poverty.” Daley says the United Way helped her afford to go to camp when she was young, […]

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    UPDATE: Wilkes-Barre Crash Turns Deadly, Victim Identified

    WILKES-BARRE — A man has died after he plowed into a building with his vehicle late Saturday night. It happened on Kidder Street shortly after 10 p.m. The driver, Jaime Avalos, 34, from Central Falls, Rhode Island was thrown from the vehicle and was taken to the hospital where he passed away. The fire chief tells us Avalos clipped a utility pole, bringing down power lines and plowed into the front of the Lamp Factory. The stretch of Kidder Street […]

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    Coughlin High School Contents Up for Auction

    WILKES-BARRE — All sorts of items inside Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre are going on the auction block in a couple of weeks. According to the auction website, six floors including machines used in shop class, auditorium seats, tables and more will be up for bid. Coughlin closed last year and the auction is set for April 23 in Wilkes-Barre.

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    PennDOT Hosts Motorcycle Training Course in Dunmore

    DUNMORE — The wet weather gave some motorcyclists a bit of a challenge Saturday in Lackawanna County. PennDOT held its motorcycle training course in Dunmore and for some folks in attendance, it was their first time on a motorcycle. The instructor says it’s best to learn in tough weather conditions so you’re prepared when you head out on your own. “Being self-taught or somebody putting them on a motorcycle and say do this is not a good idea,” said Marty […]

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    Burglar Caused Thousands in Damage to Abandoned Resort

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — State police are searching for the person who burglarized an abandoned resort in Monroe County. Troopers say someone broke into the building on Fairway Drive in Middle Smithfield Township and spray painted racial slurs inside. The burglar caused thousands of dollars in damage to the place in Monroe County.

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    UPDATE: Three Year Old from Carbon County Dies in Lehigh County Crash

    UPDATE: Officials say a crash in Lehigh County that killed a three-year-old girl from Carbon County appears to be weather-related. Police say Neveaha Rivera of Weatherly died when the car she was in collided with another near Bethlehem. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday in Lehigh County. HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A three-year-old girl from Carbon County died after a crash Saturday in Lehigh County. The coroner tells us Nevaeha Rivera of Weatherly was thrown from the vehicle in the crash […]

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    Carnival for New Playground for Children with Autism

    SCRANTON – Kids played for a new playground in Scranton. The Scranton School District hosted its annual Autism Awareness Carnival Saturday afternoon at the high school. The event is held each year to raise money for equipment and technology for the district’s autistic support classrooms. This year, the money will go to help build a sensory playground designed for children with autism. “A lot of people, not all people, will have sensory sensitivity which means they’re going to be more […]

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    Brandon’s Forever Home Unveils New Kitchen

    HAZLETON – Brandon’s Forever Home in Hazleton held a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil its newly renovated kitchen. The work was done for free by Leadership Wilkes-Barre. Along with all the other services the non-profit provides, it can offer a free meal. “To know that I can feed, we can feed them, that they can be fed together as a family, which they want to do, sit with the family, sit together, as they should, now we can do that,” […]

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