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    Veterans Day Observances

    Veterans Day is Tuesday but people in our area are already doing their part to honor men and women who served our country. In Lackawanna County, Carbondale Area High School held its annual Veterans Day program Monday morning. This year’s theme was local military history. Col. Michael Konzman who commands the Army National Guard’s 55th Brigade in Lackawanna County gave the keynote address. He spoke about the sacrifices area National Guardsmen have made since 9/11. Also in Lackawanna County, veterans […]

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    Getting Ready for Skiing

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — One ski resort in the Poconos is finishing up construction as the upcoming ski season approaches. At Blue Mountain ski area near Palmerton, crews were getting the mountain ready for the season. Workers tell us there will be an expanded learning center for kids and also a year-round restaurant Officials at Blue Mountain hope to open for the season on Black Friday if the weather cooperates.

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    Millions of Happy Meal Toys Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

    McDonald’s is recalling millions of Happy Meal toys because the may pose a choking hazard for children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with McDonald’s announced the recall Monday. About 2.3 million Hello Kitty figurines holding a pink, heart-shaped whistle are being recalled because they could cause children to choke or inhale the whistle. The toys were featured in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals from October through the first week of November. Consumers should take the whistle away from […]

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    Woman Facing Child Sex Charge In Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Luzerne County are trying to track down a woman they believe molested a boy. Wilkes-Barre police filed a complaint and a warrant on Friday against Sharon Bentler, 41, of Edwardsville for child rape charges. The criminal complaint accused Bentler of having sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy starting in 2010. Bentler is charged with aggravated indecent assault with a child. She was interviewed by police in August and now they’re trying to track her down to […]

  • Fighting Cancer With Spirit of Hope

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Folks gathered for a fundraiser in Luzerne County Friday night to help the battle against cancer. WNEP was a proud sponsor of the third annual “Spirit of Hope” celebration. Ryan Leckey was the auctioneer during a live auction for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. He was joined by Mindi Ramsey, Jackie Lewandoski, and WNEP-TV general manager Chuck Morgan at the event at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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    Charges Filed In Fatal ATV Wreck

    AUBURN TOWNSHIP — Charges were filed Thursday in a deadly ATV crash in Susquehanna County. Troopers arrested Cody Mosher of Laceyville. State police say he was driving under the influence in August when his ATV hit a rock wall along Place Road near Meshoppen. A passenger, Jeremy Mowry, 38, of Meshoppen, was killed.

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    Thanksgiving Basket Program Underway

    SCRANTON — Thanksgiving is just three weeks away and an annual program that provides a holiday meal to thousands of families kicked off Thursday in Scranton. Organizers of the Family to Family basket giveaway met at the Scranton Cultural Center. This is the 28th year for the program. Last year, more than 3,100 families received a turkey and all the trimmings. “Thanksgiving is the sharing of the food, of the joy of family, friendship and conversation. We may be true […]

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    Students Honor Vets, Raise Cash For Center

    ARCHBALD — A choral group was part of an early Veterans Day program Thursday at Valley View High School in Archbald. A special assembly also included a speech by the father of the late Sgt. Jan Argonish, a soldier from the National Guard who was killed in 2007 in Afghanistan. The History Club presented the Gino Merli Veterans Center with an $1,100 check from money raised through a t-shirt sale. Several veterans were in attendance at the assembly.

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    Testimony In Hicks Trial Focuses On Victim’s Injuries

    STROUDSBURG — There was more gruesome testimony on Thursday in Monroe County at the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and scattering her body parts along two interstate highways. A forensic pathologist testified that he believes Deanna Null of Scranton was still alive when Charles Hicks hit her head 17 times and strangled her. Hicks’ attorney argues that an overdose of alcohol and drugs is what killed Null. Testimony in the trial began on Wednesday. If convicted […]

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    Woman Found Dead At Brush Fire Scene

    EAST UNION TOWNSHIP — A woman was found dead near the scene of a brush fire in Schuylkill County. Firefighters were called to a wooded area behind Centre Street near Sheppton around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. When emergency crews arrived, they found Dorothy Fellin, 74 of Sheppton dead. Fire officials say it appeared the woman was raking leaves when she died but weren’t sure if that was the cause. The Bureau of Forestry is investigating the cause of the brush fire […]

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    Rep. Barletta Has Emergency Surgery

    U.S. Representative Lou Barletta is recovering at Hershey Medical Center after emergency surgery. Following a scheduled test on Monday, doctors told Barletta he had developed a plaque buildup in his right carotid artery. He was admitted immediately and underwent a procedure last night to clear the blockage. Hershey plans to release Barletta on Wednesday. The congressman did not participate in any Election Day activities.

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    PPL Announces Job Cuts

    About 450 workers are expected to lose their jobs when a new company takes over PPL’s power generating plants. PPL has two plants in our area, including the nuclear reactor near Berwick and the coal-fired power plant near Danville. According to PPL, 100 union workers at power plants across the state took voluntary severance packages this summer. The other positions will come from the company’s office in Allentown. In June, PPL announced plans to team up with another energy firm […]


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