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  • Vending Machines That Help the Visually Impaired Hit By Vandals

    LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — A non-profit group that helps the visually impaired said more of their vending machines have been vandalized at rest stops along Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania. The CEO of North Central Sight Services said someone tried to break into the vending machine with a crow bar. The group has been dealing with thefts and damage to their vending machines for eight weeks. A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of […]

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    Luzerne County Proposes Tax Hike

    LUZERNE COUNTY — County officials have proposed a four percent tax hike for next year’s budget in Luzerne County. For someone with property assessed at $100,000, the tax increase would amount to about $23 more for the year.

  • Lackawanna County Releases New Budget

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The new fiscal plan proposed by the Lackawanna County commissioners does not call for any new taxes, or a tax hike. The new budget is approximately $176 million, and was released Wednesday morning.


    Talkback 16: Mixed Views on 10-Year-Old Boy Accused of Murder

    In Wednesday’s edition of Talkback 16, people have mixed views about whether or not a 10-year-old boy accused of murder should be locked up with adults.

  • Suspicious Fire at Pharmacy

    CVS Pharmacy on Moosic St. has reopened after a garbage can caught on fire at 2am. Crews are investigating. @WNEP — Jackie De Tore (@jackiedetore) October 9, 2014 SCRANTON —  Firefighters were called out to the CVS Pharmacy on Moosic Street just after 2 a.m. Thursday morning. Crews said flames in an outdoor garbage can spread to the building and badly damaged the facade. A mailbox in front of the store was also damaged. This CVS is a 24-hour […]

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    Leckey Live: NEPA Blogcon Gives Back to Kids

    DALLAS — A big computer blogging event set for this weekend in Luzerne County aims to help people up their social media savvy. Plus, Ryan explains how the event gets young girls involved in technology.

  • Leckey Live: NEPA Blogcon

    DALLAS — Ryan Leckey has a preview of a weekend event at Misericordia University. NEPA Blogcon is ready to help anyone who wants to become a social media maven, give their business an online boost, or just get a little more tech savvy. To learn more about Saturday’s NEPA Blogcon, click here.

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    Shots Fired at Bar

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP —  State police were called to The Outpost Inn Bar on Route 29 near Hunlock Creek in Luzerne County just after midnight Thursday. Troopers said they responded to a report that someone fired a gun inside in the bar, but when they got there the suspect had already left. According to state police, Christopher Pelton is the man accused of firing the shots, and he was later arrested at his home in Lehman Township. Pelton is locked up […]

  • Trucker Finds Victim of Deadly Crash Along Interstate

    NESCOPECK TOWNSHIP — State police say a trucker found a man’s body around 11 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 80 westbound. Troopers identified the man as Ronald Laberta, 62, of Bloomsburg. Investigators believe Laberta lost control of his truck, and was thrown from the vehicle when it hit the guide rail.  The truck was found down an embankment and partially in the woods. One lane of the interstate was shut down while police investigated the crash.

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    NEPA Blogcon

    To learn more about Saturday’s NEPA Blogcon, click here. NEPA BlogCon  THE SKINNY: ·  NEPA BlogCon ·  Saturday, October 11 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; registration opens at 9:00 a.m. ·  Misericordia University – Dallas, PA ·  Tickets are $15. ·  Tickets can be purchased online at ·  Tickets include lunch refreshments, a SWAG bag, a t-shirt, and admission to all sessions. ·  All proceeds benefit a regional code camp for girls in grades 4-6, launching summer 2015 […]

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    Upcoming Events at Misericordia University

    To learn more about upcoming events at Misericordia, click here.

  • Corbett and Wolf Face Off in Final Debate

    Republican Governor Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf met in Pittsburgh for their last debate before Election Day. One of the main topics of discussion was education spending. Wolf attacked the incumbent’s record while Corbett defended his decisions. “Clearly my opponent along with the public sector unions have been saying and lying, that we cut. The cuts took place during the Rendell administration. Everybody knows that. Even the Inquirer and other newspapers across the state of Pennsylvania have agreed […]


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