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    Driver in Deadly Crash Charged

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Nearly a year after a deadly crash in Monroe County, the driver now faces charges. Ronald Possinger, 22, of East Stroudsburg was arraigned Wednesday morning on homicide by vehicles charges Investigators say Possinger was drunk behind the wheel in July, 2014 when he slammed his car into a building on Route 209 in East Stroudsburg. Darrell Tyree, 35, of East Stroudsburg was thrown from the car and died. Authorities say speed and alcohol played a role in […]

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    Quaker Steak and Lube Closing in Dickson City

    DICKSON CITY — A restaurant in Lackawanna County is closing its kitchen for good. Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant in Dickson City closed Monday. It appears the franchise could not come to terms on a new lease agreement. In a statement, officials for the restaurant said that since 2008 Quaker Steak enjoyed serving the Scranton area and appreciate all the support from local guests throughout the years.

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    Theater Getting Ready to Reopen

    BERWICK — A theater that has been closed because of a leaky roof is getting ready to reopen. The Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts was shut down because of a leaky roof and concrete falling from the ceiling. The theater’s voice mail says the building will reopen this Friday at 7p.m. with the showing of Jurassic World. The roof was fixed and inspectors gave the building on East Front Street clearance to reopen.

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    Police Looking for Suspects in Two Robberies

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport are looking for two men in connection with two separate robberies. A robber hit the Unimart along High Street overnight. The robber wore bright green sneakers and police say he carried what appeared to be a rifle. He got away with some cash. And police are investigating another robbery that occurred outside the Turkey Hill on Washington Boulevard in Williamsport overnight. Police said a man grabbed a purse from woman. Authorities posted security camera photos […]

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    Kmart Closes Schuylkill Mall Location

    NEW CASTLE TOWNSHIP — Kmart shoppers in in Schuylkill County will now have to travel a little farther. Kmart officials at the Schuylkill Mall near Frackville told Newswatch 16 the store closed Sunday. The announcement that the store would close came back in February. Sears closed up shop at the Schuylkill Mall earlier this year. Sears and Kmart are owned by the same company.

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    Scranton Restaurant Reopening

    SCRANTON — A restaurant in Scranton that was closed down by city officials has reopened. Villa Maria II on Washburn Street passed inspection on Thursday, according to the owners. The owners said the violations were related to exit signs and electrical problems.

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    Memorial Fund Set for Crash Victim

    Friends and family of a teen who died in a crash in Lackawanna County have set up a memorial fund to help with expenses. Contributions can be made to the Austin M. Bumbarger Memorial Fund at Fidelity Bank. The Valley View student was killed in a crash last week in Lackawanna County.

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    Power To Save: Dump the Pump

    SCRANTON — Public transit systems all over our area offered free bus rides Thursday for Dump the Pump day. That included COLTS buses in Lackawanna County. Every year on this date, folks are encouraged to park their cars and take the bus to save on fuel. Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association.

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    Power Outage Leaves Businesses Dark

    DICKSON CITY — About 350 homes and businesses in and around a busy shopping area had to deal with no power Thursday morning in Lackawanna County. The electricity went out around 9:30 a.m. along Business Route 6 in Dickson City and in nearby neighborhoods. Most homes got power back in less than 20 minutes. Nearly 30 business lost electricity for more than an hour. Some of the businesses had not opened their doors. Others, like Edible Arrangements, were preparing for […]

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    Student’s Artwork Honored by State Police

    SCRANTON — A child’s artwork to memorialize a fallen state trooper was recognized Wednesday in Scranton. When given an assignment for pop art in art class Tyler Michel chose to honor Cpl. Bryon Dixon who was killed in the ambush outside the state police barracks in Pike County. Tyler is a fifth grade student at Frances Willard Elementary. A lieutenant from the state police was on hand to receive the piece of artwork from Tyler. “It’s important for us as […]

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    Three Arrested for Theft of Guns

    ASHLEY — Three people have been arrested for a burglary and theft of guns from a home in Luzerne County. Police say Zachery Theide-Laiuvara, 20, and Ashlynn Helle, 19, both of Ashley, along with Christopher Kenny, 22, of West Wyoming broke into a home last month in Ashley. Kenny is locked up on $100,000 bail because of other outstanding warrants. Theide-Laiuvara and Helle were released. Ashley police are still looking for a fourth suspect. They tell us none of the […]

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    Man Sentenced for Stabbing Another in the Neck

    WILKES-BARRE — A man will remain behind bars for a stabbing in Luzerne County. Donald Wileman pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Monday and was immediately sentenced to 15 to 30 months in prison. Authorities say Wileman stabbed Paul Lazzaro in the neck last June at an apartment on West Market Street in Kingston. It happened after the men got into an argument about their military service while drinking.


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