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    Cancer Survivors Celebrate in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Cancer survivors and their families gathered Saturday in Scranton to honor and remember those whose lives have been touched by cancer. The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute held its 23rd annual survivors celebration at McDade Park. Cancer survivors and their families shared their own experiences with the disease and leaned on each other for support. “It’s a great feeling,” said survivor Bob Kopacz. “It makes you want to live your life the way you want to live and live […]

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    Rock On Concert Remembers Cancer Victim

    SCRANTON — Some rock and roll in Lackawanna County Sunday night raised money in memory of a woman who lost her battle with cancer. The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute held its fifth annual “Judi H Rock On” concert at Saint Mary’s Center on Mifflin Avenue in Scranton. The event is held in memory of Judi Hartridge, a mother and wife from Dunmore, who died in 2007. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of cancer screenings. “We want […]

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    Church Hosts “Christmas in September” Festival

    JERMYN — Three months until Christmas and one church in Lackawanna County is already in the holiday spirit. Newswatch 16 stopped by Saint Michael’s in Jermyn on Sunday for the last day of its “Christmas in September” festival. Tasty treats usually reserved for December were served up. Nearly 30 vendors took part in the three-day festival that wrapped up Sunday afternoon in Lackawanna County.

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    Children’s Garden Takes Shape in Susquehanna County

    CLIFFORD TOWNSHIP — A children’s garden is taking shape in Susquehanna County. On Sunday afternoon, about a dozen children worked on the Clifford Children’s Garden. They painted, moved dirt, and more, all to help grow their imaginations. Donations and grant money are helping make the garden a reality. It even includes a mini-mine shaft to remember the area’s history.


    Church in Carbondale Dedicates New Pavilion

    CARBONDALE — A church in Lackawanna County is expanding. The Carbondale First United Methodist Church on North Church Street dedicated a new pavilion during Sunday morning services. The pavilion will be used to host picnics and other church events. The new addition to the place of worship in Carbondale comes as many churches across our area are consolidating or closing their doors.

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    Balloon Launch to Honor Pope

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — A church in Carbon County held a balloon launch Sunday in honor of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States. The congregation of St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Lake Harmony released 200 yellow and white balloons late Sunday morning. Church members say the pope’s visit to the US is one to be remembered. “He’s an inspiration to everyone, all Christians and even non-Christians. I think this will bring everyone together throughout the world,” said Carol […]

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    Sunbury Man Dies Following Crash

    ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP — A man from Sunbury died following a crash Sunday morning in Northumberland County. State police say the wreck happened around 10:15 a.m. on Captain Bloom Road in Rockefeller Township, near Sunbury. According to troopers, a vehicle driven by George Auman, 67, went off the road and hit a utility pole and then a tree. Auman was taken to the hospital, where he died.

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    Crash Kills Man from South Williamsport

    ARMSTRONG TOWNSHIP — A crash Sunday morning in Lycoming County left a man dead. The coroner identifies the victim as Christopher Piazza, 29, of South Williamsport. Troopers say the wreck happened just before 2:30 a.m. on Sylvan Dell Park Road in Armstrong Township. That’s just south of South Williamsport. According to authorities, Piazza was speeding when his vehicle went off the road and hit a tree. Piazza died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. The Lycoming […]

  • Crash in Bradford County Kills Two, Injures Three

    WYALUSING TOWNSHIP — A crash in Bradford County Saturday night left two teenagers dead. State police say the wreck happened around 9:15 p.m. on Route 706 near the intersection with Route 409 in Camptown, north of Wyalusing. Troopers say a pickup truck driven by Troy Stone, 19, of Wyalusing tried to pass another vehicle, crossed the center line, and hit an oncoming car. Stone’s pickup went off the road, crashed into several trees, and ended up down an embankment. Two […]

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    Turkey Hill Robbed in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — A man wearing a mask robbed a Turkey Hill in Hazleton early Sunday morning. Police say the robbery happened just after 3 a.m. at the store on Alter Street. The robber wore a red and blue striped mask and got away with what police describe as “property” from store employees. Police in Hazleton did not say if the robber had a weapon.

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    Man on Scooter Hit, Killed in Milton

    MILTON — A man died after the motorized scooter he was riding was hit Thursday night by a pickup truck in Milton. Police say David Felix, 48, of West Milton, was taken to hospital near Lewisburg, where he died. According to Milton Police, Felix and Ronald Paige, 47, of West Milton, were riding their motorized scooters along Locust Street just before 9 p.m. Thursday. Police say the men started to cross Arch Street and rode into the path of a […]

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    String of Robberies Leads to Arrest

    LYCOMING COUNTY — A recent string of holdups in Lycoming and Union counties has led to an arrest. On Friday, troopers said they had arrested Richard Bennett, 47, of New Columbia on charges connected to two robberies in Lycoming County. They said police in other jurisdictions plan to charge Bennett with three other robberies. All five robberies happened during the last two weeks of December. Bennett was arraigned Friday on charges related to a robbery on December 23 at the […]


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