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  • Scouts Give Honor To Flag

    SCRANTON — Dozens of American flags were retired Saturday during a special ceremony in Scranton. Boy Scout Troop 34 assisted Marines with disposing of the flags at the Marine Corps League on Alder Street. The scouts helped pile up the flags, which were then burned. Participants say taking part in a ceremony such as this is an honor. “It shows that we have respect for our country,” said Leo Sebastianelli of the troop. “It shows that we also come out […]

  • Golfers Tee Off For Little Sisters Of The Poor

    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Golfers hit the links Saturday to raise money for the Little Sisters of the Poor. More than 100 golfers turned out the Scranton Municipal Golf Course near Mount Cobb for the event. Newswatch 16’s Jim Coles and Kurt Aaron were among those golfing for the charity in Lackawanna County.

  • Party Time in the Poconos

    STROUDSBURG — The party is on for the first race of the season in the Poconos! Downtown Stroudsburg was the place to be Saturday, one day before the NASCAR race at the “tricky triangle”. This is the first year the race is called “The Party in the Poconos 400″ and what a better way to kick it off than an actual party. Main Street was shut down for the festival put on by the Sherman Theater. There was food, games, […]

  • Annual Auction Back After Absence

    MOOSIC — Baseball fans in Lackawanna County had a chance to get their hands on some sports memoribilia. The annual Allied Auction was held Saturday at PNC Field. The auction was cancelled last year due to construction at the field. For just five dollars, fans could also meet the RailRiders players and get autographs. All money raised goes to Allied Services in Lackawanna County.

  • Officials Ask Community To Help After Recent Drug Busts

    SHICKSHINNY — An emergency news conference was held Saturday by the mayor of Shickshinny after at least two meth lab busts in less than a week in the borough. Three people were arrested in just five days for allegedly running meth labs out of their homes. Cops say there are more suspected labs yet to be busted. Now, the mayor and part-time police cheif in small-town Shickshinny, are appealing to the state and members of that community for help. Shickshinny […]

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    Man on the Loose Considered Dangerous

    ARMENIA TOWNSHIP — A man wanted for burglary is on the run in Bradford County. State police are looking for Kevin McGettigan. Officers say McGettigan, 42, broke into a home on Mountain Avenue near Troy and stole money on Monday. Troopers believe McGettigan is dangerous. If you know where he is, call troopers in Bradford County at 570-265-2186.

  • NASCAR Drivers Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

    In their first television interviews since arriving to Pennsylvania for the Party in the Poconos 400, NASCAR drivers Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle talk with Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey about everything from what happens before the wave of the green flag to what goes on when they’re behind the wheel and need their own “pit stop.”

  • NASCAR Wives Weigh In

    They might just be the biggest fans of the drivers, but what do the wives of NASCAR drivers do when their loved one is out on the track?  Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey caught up with Kurt Busch’s wife, Patricia, for some answers.

  • Why NASCAR Loves the Poconos

    NASCAR President Mike Helton talked exclusively with Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey on what makes the Pocono race so special compared to others in the country.

  • New Events Surrounding Party in the Poconos 400

    While Sunday’s race at the tricky triangle is the huge highlight, there are loads of free activities for families that are happening in and around the Pocono Raceway.  Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey takes a look!

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    Drug Bust Leads to Man Behind Bars

    ASHLEY — A man from Luzerne County faces a slew of drug charges. Police arrested Jared Padden, 25, of Ashley Wednesday and searched his home on Cook Street, where they found over 500 bags of heroin and marijuana plants. Padden’s four-year-old child was present during the search. As officers searched his home, they found the child’s toys were in contact with the heroin. Padden faces many drug charges, including reckless endangerment of a child. He is locked up in Luzerne […]

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    Pocono Raceway Ready for the Big Party

    It’s race weekend! Folks at Pocono Raceway are all set. For a look at what the Tricky Triangle has to offer this weekend, click here: http://www.poconoraceway.com/


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