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  • Celebrating a Community’s 150th Anniversary

    FOREST CITY — Folks in one part of Susquehanna County held a ceremony to mark a community’s 150th anniversary Monday night. People of Forest City buried a time capsule and planted a tree at the historical center along Main Street. One couple was very honest about what Monday’s celebration meant to the residents of Forest City. “Well, we hope it means something they won’t forget,” said Peggy Newak, of Forest City. “What it means is, 60 years from now, somebody’s […]

  • Woman Hurt after Being Hit by Car

    NANTICOKE — Police said a woman was hit by a vehicle at the Rite Aid on East Main Street around 7 p.m. Thursday. According to officers, the vehicle hit the woman and slammed her into the side of the building. The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries. There was a small amount of damage to the building, and the Rite Aid was closed after the accident. Police said the crash is still under investigation […]

  • Court Fight Over Controversial Carnival Continues

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A carnival in Monroe County went on as expected despite a dispute over permits. Officials hoped a judge would shut down the carnival along Route 209 near Marshalls Creek. Township authorities said the property owner doesn’t have the proper paperwork to operate a carnival. The judge ordered a hearing for Friday. The carnival is still scheduled to run through Sunday in Monroe County.

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    Woman Lost Her Life After Being Hit by Car

    WEST CHILLISQUAQUEE TOWNSHIP — A woman died after she was hit by a car while trying to cross a street. State police said Sharlyn Moist, 62, of Montandon was trying to cross State Route 45 near 4th Street near Montadon in Northumberland  while walking her dog around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon. She was hit by a pickup truck as she tried to cross the westbound lane. Moist was flown to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville where she later passed away. […]

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    Does it Really Work? The Kitchen CanDo!

    Who wouldn’t like some help in the kitchen? Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron tested a product that’s supposed to make kitchen work a little easier. It’s the Kitchen CanDo! It’s a six-in-one tool that the maker claims can help open cans, jars, glass bottles, and more.  

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    Talkback 16: State Police Requirements, Carnivals, and Weather Warnings

    Talkback 16:  There is reaction to physical fitness requirements for state police cadets, severe weather alerts, and one community’s efforts to shut down a carnival.

  • 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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