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    Movie Night in Downtown Scranton

    SCRANTON — Plenty of people spent a nice cool Thursday evening taking in an outdoor movie on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. Kids and their families waited in line to watch Despicable Me 2 on the big screen. They got their popcorn and their seats just before the sun went down. WNEP-TV was the media sponsor for the free movie night in Scranton.

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    Turf Field Replacement Project Underway

    SCRANTON — Workers for the Scranton School District started a project just in time for the start of preseason sports. On Thursday, workers began installing a new turf field at Memorial Stadium in Scranton. School officials said the old turf just got old and it was time to replace it. The project is the reason the Dream Game, the annual all-star high school football game scheduled for the end of the month was moved to Valley View’s stadium.

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    Armed Robbery at Gas Station

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP —  State police are looking for a man who they believe robbed a gas station at gunpoint late Monday night. It happened just after 11:00 p.m. at the Sunoco station in Dorrance Township near Exit 155 of Interstate 81. State police tell Newswatch 16 that a man drew a gun at a cashier, got cash, and took off. No one was hurt.

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    Woman Hit With Projectile in Plains

    PLAINS — A woman was hit with a projectile Sunday night in Plains. According to police in Plains, Dorothy Sarnick, 73, was struck in the arm while parking her car at Solomon Plains Junior High School on Abbot Street in Plains a little after 7:00 p.m. Sarnick was rushed to Geisinger Wyoming Valley where X-rays revealed that Sarnick may have been struck by a bullet from a .22 caliber gun or a pellet from a high-powered pellet gun. Medical officials […]

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    UPDATE: Two Children Shot in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Two children are in critical condition after a shooting Saturday afternoon at Sherman Hills Apartments, according to Luzerne County officials. The shooting happened a little after 2:00 p.m. Nobody has been charged, and investigators are pursuing leads. The names of the victims have not been released. The victims, both females, are two and five years old. On Sunday, both children were in critical condition. Here’s a look at Newswatch 16’s Suzanne Goldklang’s Saturday report.

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    Vehicle Fire Spreads to Home

    SIMPSON — A vehicle caught fire and later spread to two homes Sunday afternoon in Lackawanna County. It happened on Jefferson Avenue in Simpson. Fire officials tell us that the fire started in the SUV and spread to a house, causing some structural damage. Another house on the other side of the vehicle had some damage as well. Nobody was hurt and the cause of the fire is undetermined in Lackawanna County.

  • Friends and Family Remember Fred Kleman

    PLYMOUTH — Friends and family gathered Saturday night at the spot where Fred Kleman was killed in Luzerne County. It was more than a week ago that Kleman, 42, of Plymouth was hit and killed, and people involved with the neighborhood watch called for more to be done about aggressive driving in the borough. People lit candles to remember Kleman who died after police say another man hit him intentionally after Kleman told him to slow down. Organizers want to […]

  • Miners Beat Watertown

    SCRANTON — The NEPA Miners continued their 2013 success Saturday night, defeating the Watertown Red and Black 30-12. Newswatch 16 Sports arrived at the game just before the first half ended, with Watertown scoring their first and only touchdown of the half. On the ensuing kickoff, Mannie Stewart ran 73 yards to the end zone to take a 30-6 lead. With three seconds left in the half, Watertown threw an interception to the Miners’ Matt Jones. The only score would […]

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    Funeral Held for Shooting Victim

    BRODHEADSVILLE — The third and final victim of the Ross Township tragedy was laid to rest Saturday in Monroe County. Gerard Kozic was one of three men killed when police say a man opened fire at a township meeting earlier this month. Family and friends turned out to say final goodbyes to a musician and loving husband known to many as “Jerry”. There were mourners lined up out the door at the Kresge Funeral Home in Brodheadsville.  Each of them […]

  • Man Dies After Colliding with Truck

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after his bicycle collided with a pickup truck in Luzerne County. Police say David Denlinger, 25, of Harveys Lake was riding his bike on Route 309 in Dallas Township when he crossed into oncoming traffic and hit the truck head-on. Denlinger was taken to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the pickup truck was not hurt after the crash in Luzerne County.

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    UPDATE: Names Released in Deadly Schuylkill County Scuffle

    EAST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — Authorities in Schuylkill County are investigating a homicide. It happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in East Brunswick Township, near New Ringgold. According to troopers, a Curt Stein, 49, walked into his home on Steep Mountain Road, where he found Zachary Foster, 18, inside. The two got into a scuffle and Stein shot and killed Foster. The investigation is ongoing after the homicide in Schuylkill County.

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    Body Found in Delaware River

    BUSHKILL — A man’s body was found in the Delaware River Friday just a day after he was reported missing. Officials say the body of Amjed Hasan, 20, of Clifton New Jersey was recovered just after 5 p.m. He was reported missing on Thursday. Two fishermen spotted Hasan’s body just North of the Interstate 80 toll bridge in Bushkill. Hasan was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a life jacket.

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