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  • Restaurants Suddenly Shut Down

    At least four Arby’s restaurants in our area closed down without warning Friday night. The fast food chain’s locations in Scranton, Kingston, the Lycoming Mall and the Wyoming Valley Mall were all shut down without an explanation. The owner of the franchise did file for bankruptcy previously. According to court papers, the franchise owner, Dijan Inc., had until Friday to either find financing or stop operating.

  • Arrest in Wal-Mart Thefts

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Authorities in Luzerne County arrested a man accused of stealing more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from a Wal-Mart. Thirty-year-old Randy Greenfield of Scranton was picked up Friday on theft and drug charges. Authorities said he loaded up a shopping cart with electronics at the Wal-Mart in Pittston Township and left the store without paying for the items earlier in the week. Officers also discovered a small amount of marijuana on Greenfield during his arrest, and that […]

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    Talkback Feedback: The Raven

    Welcome to Talkback Feedback. Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore. “I’m glad you guys report the weather. But must we hear it from 5 o’clock in the morning until 7 o’clock at night. The same stories over and over and over. Man it’s a good thing you had weather to report because obviously there’s no other news out there. “ While I nodded nearly napping suddenly. […]

  • Does It Really Work? Juggle Bubbles

    This is the Juggle Bubble! The maker claims, it make bubbles that bounce, float and fly while your child plays with them.  Your child can hold the bubble in their hand wearing the magic juggle bubble glove.  It will give your child hours and hours of fun! The kit includes, bubble tray, bubble blower, bubble solution and one pair of magic gloves.  The magic gloves are the key to playing with bubbles.  If the bubbles touch your skin, they pop.  […]

  • Man Shoplifts Air Conditioners

    EDWARDSVILLE — A man was caught on surveillance video allegedly taking air conditioners from Kmart in Edwardsville. Police said the man has stolen at least three floor models valued at about $300 each. Officers believe the suspect may be shoplifting from other stores as well.      

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    Talkback: Taxes and Shootings

    Viewers wanted to talk about a proposed commuter tax in Scranton, and the future of the Mall at Steamtown.  Plus, other people had some views they wanted to express about the recent violence in Wilkes-Barre

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    Talkback Feedback: Tornado Warnings

    It’s been a crazy week for weather…strong storms, high winds, and even some tornadoes. The meteorologists have been working overtime and so have the Talkback callers.        

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    Talkback: Severe Storms Have People Talking

    The recent severe storms and tornadoes in our area were the focus of Thursday’s Talkback. Some people had ideas about who should be helping with the cleanup, and how.

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    Stars Going for Gold: Emmy Nominations are Out

    The nominations for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday. The winners will be announced on August 25th at the ceremony hosted by Seth Meyers.  The full listing of the nominees can be found by clicking here.

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    Pharmacist in Trouble for Illegal Drugs

    TOBYHANNA – A pharmacist from Monroe County has been sentenced for illegally filling prescriptions for painkillers. Frank Mordente of Tobyhanna was received a sentence of one to two years in prison. Mordente was arrested last year after police found several bags of prescription drugs inside his vehicle during a traffic stop. He worked for a CVS in Mountainhome.

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    Business Owner Facing Theft Charges

    SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY –The owner of a modular home business faces theft charges in a second county. David Valenti owns Wyoming Homes near Wilkes-Barre. Prosecutors in Luzerne County filed charges against Valenti in June for allegedly taking deposits from people but never delivering homes for them. On Tuesday, the same charges were filed in Susquehanna County.      

  • No Power Expected for Several Days

    KINGSLEY — Folks in one part of Susquehanna County said it happened in an instant. The storm brought whipping winds and torrential rains as it ripped through Kingsley and left this mess in its tracks. Pam Titus and her husband were eating dinner in their gazebo when this hundred foot pine tree came crashing down right next to them. “The next thing we know is the tree is laying down next to us not more than six feet away, ” […]