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  • Students Honor Veterans With Concert, Fundraiser

    ARCHBALD –Students honored veterans with a concert and a fundraiser in Lackawanna County. A choral group from Valley View High School sang for vets in an early Veterans Day celebration on Thursday. The history club presented the Gino Merli Veterans Center with a check for $1100 that they raised through a t-shirt sale. The special assembly also included a speech by the father of the late SGT Jan Argonish, a National Guard solider who was killed in 2007 in Afghanistan. […]

  • Serving Up Dinner to Thank Veterans

    SCRANTON –  The Victor Alfieri Society in West Scranton hosted about 150 veterans for a free dinner Thursday night. Newswatch 16 was there as the residents of the Gino Merli Veterans Center were among the first to arrive for the meal. The veterans enjoyed a pasta dinner, salad, cake and even some wine. The president of the Victor Alfieri Society, Joe DeAntona said the best here is the best in the area. “And we do great events here throughout the […]

  • One Dead in Schuylkill County Crash

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — A crash claimed the life of a woman in Schuylkill County on Thursday. The coroner said Jeane Fasnacht, 70, of Strausstown in Berks County was a passenger in a car when it collided with a pickup truck along Route 61 near Orwigsburg around 2:45 p.m. Authorities haven’t said what caused the deadly crash in Schuylkill County.

  • One Arrested, and One Hurt After Crash

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — One man was arrested and another was taken to a hospital after a car crashed into a tree in Wayne County. Police said the wreck happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday night along Route 390. Two people were inside the car when it slammed into the tree. There’s no word on the condition of the man that was hurt, or whether or not any charges will be filed in the crash near Hawley.  

  • One Dead After Crash in Schuylkill County

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — One man is dead after a crash Friday evening in Schuylkill County. Police said 76-year-old Raymond Poreca of Rush Township was killed when his car was hit by an SUV on Route 309 around 6 p.m. The driver of the SUV was flown to the hospital. According to police, a 4-week-old baby and a 16-year-old girl were also in the SUV. There is no word on their conditions or what may have caused that deadly crash.

  • Fire Tears Through Schuylkill County Motel

    ORWIGSBURG — Smoke and flames poured from the Fort Motel on Route 61 in Orwigsburg around 3:30 Friday afternoon. All of the people staying at the motel along with the employees had to leave. Authorities believe the fire may have started in a garage and spread to the roof of the motel. There’s no word on whether anyone was hurt, or what may have started the fire in that garage.

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    Sights and Sounds of Search for Eric Frein

    It has been seven weeks since the ambush at the Blooming Grove State Police barracks where Corporal Bryon Dickson was killed, and Trooper Alex Douglass was hurt. Eric Frein is the man accused of that ambush, and he is now behind bars facing capital murder charges. Take a look back at those seven weeks, and what led up to the accused cop killer’s capture.

  • 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 […]


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