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    UPDATE: Wilkes-Barre Houses Damaged by Fire

    UPDATE TUESDAY — The fire was intentionally set, according to Wilkes-Barre fire officials. WILKES-BARRE — Fire damaged three houses in Luzerne County Monday morning. It broke out before 11 a.m. in the 300 block of Blackman Street in Wilkes-Barre. The fire chief said two houses were on fire when they arrived. One was vacant and investigators are checking to see if anyone lived in the other house. Siding on a third home was also damaged. No one was hurt. Investigators […]

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    Old Forge Teachers On Strike

    OLD FORGE — Teachers are on strike in a school district in Lackawanna County. The teachers in the Old Forge School District hit the picket line Monday morning. They have been working without a contract for six years. The teachers union says it’s the longest unsettled contract in the state. The main sticking points are money, benefits, and class sizes. Teachers were on the picket line for three weeks in 2013. The superintendent tells Newswatch 16 the current walk-out could […]

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    Children Create ‘Peace Rocks’

    KINGSTON — It was a show of unity and friendship at a school in Luzerne County. Students at Wyoming Valley Montessori School in Kingston recently painted rocks with symbols of what peace means to them. They showed them off on Thursday. The students — toddlers through sixth grade — stood on the playground with their rocks and sang a song about peace. “I think it’s wrong to, like, hurt someone or say something bad about someone,” said sixth grader Abigail […]

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    Super Bowl Champ Teaches Students to ‘Fuel Up’

    SCRANTON — A Super Bowl champion delivered breakfast to students Thursday morning at West Scranton Intermediate School. Former New York Giants punter Sean Landeta was there for the “Fuel Up to Play 60” campaign, sponsored by the Dairy Association, Dairy Council, and NFL. The Scranton School District is expanding its breakfast program to make sure all students have a healthy meal to achieve academic success. Before leaving, Landeta spoke to children about the importance of making proper food choices and […]

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    Power Plant Plan Approved

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has approved an emissions plan for a proposed natural gas power plant in Luzerne County. Moxie Energy of Virginia wants to build the plant in Salem Township, near Berwick. It’s expected to produce up to 900 megawatts of electricity. Some residents oppose the plan noting that they already live in the shadows of the nuclear power plant in Luzerne County.

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    Robbers Hit Hazleton Business

    HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton want to know who targeted a business in a late night robbery. Authorities say two people, one with a gun and the other with a knife, held up the place in the 300 block of South Poplar Street just before midnight Tuesday. Investigators did not give the name of the business targeted or how much cash the thieves got away with.

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    Line Mountain Teachers Plan Strike

    HERNDON — Another teachers strike was announced Tuesday in Northumberland County. Teachers in the Line Mountain School District plan to walk off the job Wednesday. The union says teachers have been working without a contract since 2012. Last week, Shamokin Area teachers went on strike in Northumberland County.

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    McDonald’s in Muncy Closed for Renovations

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — A McDonald’s restaurant in Lycoming County will be closed for 10 days for renovations. The NASCAR theme at the fast food place near the Lycoming Mall is going away and being replaced with a contemporary look. The owner says the McDonalds should reopen by the beginning of October.

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    Schedule of Events for Papal Visit

    Here is the schedule for Pope Francis’ September 2015 apostolic journey to the United States of America as released by the Vatican on June 30, 2015 from the USCCB website.  All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. Tuesday, September 22 (Washington, DC) 4:00 p.m. – arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews Wednesday, September 23 (Washington, DC) 9:15 a.m. – welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the White House 11:00 a.m. – papal parade along the ellipse and […]

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    Students Learn About Hot Air Balloons

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — Some kids in Luzerne County started off their day with a whole lot of hot air. Students at Ross Elementary headed outside and got to see how a hot air balloon works up close. Some kids even got to help by holding the ropes and helping with set up. The goal is to introduce youngsters to physics and aviation. Plans had to be scraped to send a teacher up into the sky because conditions were too windy, […]

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    Three Charged for Scranton Stabbing

    SCRANTON — Three people have been charged in connection with a stabbing in Scranton and a fourth person is still on the loose. Kailon Adams, 17, of Scranton, Tristen Dejesus, 21, of New York, and Fausto Ildefonso, 21, of Scranton are facing assault charges. The men are accused of attacking and stabbing a man outside a bar on Jefferson Avenue early Sunday morning. Police are still looking for a fourth man Kwayshawn Adams, 21, in connection with stabbing incident.

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    Man Admits Attempt to Kill Boss

    BLOOMSBURG — A man admitted Monday to trying to kill his boss in Columbia County. Jason Foust pleaded guilty to several charges including attempted homicide. Police say he broke into his former boss’s home near Nescopeck last November and shot him in the head. Foust is scheduled to be sentenced at a later date.


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