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  • Ground Stabilization Project Complete

    PITTSTON — DEP announced on Wednesday that a project to stabilize the ground under homes in Luzerne County is complete. Fill material was injected into nearly 70 boreholes through a 58 acre site to stabilize the ground in a community prone to mine subsidence. The affected area is located in the Mill Street neighborhood in Pittston.

  • Underground Fire Investigated in Lackawanna County

    EYNON — Heavy equipment started drilling bore holes on Wednesday near Staback Park in Lackawanna County to see the extent of an underground fire. Residents noticed a smell in the air several weeks ago, and recently noticed smoke coming up from out of the ground near Archbald. There is a lot of coal waste in this part of Lackawanna County, but it isn’t known yet if the underground fire is actually a mine fire.

  • Students Walk to Help Classmates

    SCRANTON — Students at West Scranton High School took a walk indoors to raise money for their fellow classmates on Wednesday. Rainy weather forced the “Walk for Disabilities Awareness” inside. The walk was held in conjunction with National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Yellow ribbons were sold for a dollar, and organizers said about $600 was raised for the Life Skills class at West Scranton High School.

  • School Students Welcome Special Visitor

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A special guest visited with children from the Scranton School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Wednesday in Lackawanna County. Major League Baseball player and Clarks Summit native Cory Spangenberg stopped by the campus near Clarks Summit and answered questions from the kids. School officials said the visit from the San Diego Padres player coincides with Red Ribbon Week which is a campaign to raise awareness of alcohol, tobacco, drug, and violence prevention.

  • 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 […]

  • Luzerne County

    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

    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 pic.twitter.com/rzOteeXiPj — 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 […]

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