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Lara is a Jersey girl, born and bred! She’s originally from East Brunswick, near Rutgers University.

Lara joined the Newswatch 16 team in July 2012 as a multi-media journalist, shooting, writing, and editing her own stories.

She comes to WNEP from Your News Now, or YNN, a 24-hour cable news station in Syracuse, NY. She worked in the Corning/Elmira Bureau for two years, where much of her time was spent in Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier, covering gas drilling and the devastating 2011 flood. She was part of the YNN team that won a Syracuse Press Club Award for flood coverage throughout the Twin Tiers.

Lara started her career in news while studying at Syracuse University, where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and minors in Music Industry and Spanish. While at school, Lara spent four months studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, where she learned to speak Spanish almost fluently. She also interned with WPIX-11, the CW affiliate in New York City and the nationally-syndicated radio show Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.

She is thrilled to live in Northeast Pennsylvania and get to know the region.

A self-proclaimed pop culture junkie, Lara loves to see movies and watch TV. She’s also an avid reader and has a blog, where she reviews the books she reads. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends in New Jersey and New York City.

If you’ve got a story idea, send Lara an email, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter @LaraReports. She’d love to hear from you!

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    Pierce Street Bridge Ready to Reopen

    WILKES-BARRE — The ride for drivers in the Wyoming Valley should get easier. Construction on the Pierce Street Bridge connecting Wilkes-Barre and Kingston is coming to an end. If you’ve driven over the Pierce Street Bridge between Kingston and Wilkes-Barre in the past couple of years, you probably know it’s been a little hectic. “Felt longer than three years. Felt like about five years.” “You felt like you were kind of white-knuckling it because there was such a small corridor.” […]

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    Building a Future in Edwardsville

    EDWARDSVILLE — It takes tools to build a house, and volunteers to build a home. “You get to meet the partner family and their relatives, and really develop a sense of community as we’re building a home for them.” Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity has laid the foundation for a new family to move into this space on Green Street in Edwardsville. “There was a home here that had burned down in a fire. The borough took over the property […]

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    Farmer’s Market Opens in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Well it’s officially summertime in Luzerne County now that the Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market has opened for the season. On this first day of the 41st Annual Farmer’s Market in Wilkes-Barre, things are looking bright, fresh, and friendly. “I love the market. I love the people. I love everything down here in Wilkes-Barre.” It just doesn’t feel quite like summer in Wilkes-Barre until the entertainment, farmers, and food trucks fill Public Square downtown. “We come every year. We like […]

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    Mountain Top Named Tops In Housing Survey

    MOUNTAIN TOP — One community in our region has been named the top place for home ownership in Pennsylvania. The consumer group NerdWallet named Mountain Top in Luzerne County the best place in the state to buy a home. NerdWallet is a consumer group that analyzes financial information about credit cards, insurance, and mortgages. It named Mountain Top the top place in Pennsylvania to buy a home, based on home values, availability, affordability, and growth in the area. Take a […]

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    Drivers Frustrated While Stuck In Traffic

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — If you drove northbound on Interstate 81 between Wilkes-Barre and the Dupont area on Tuesday, it probably took you a while. Traffic backed up for miles due to work on a bridge project. Route 315 in Pittston Township was almost as congested as I-81 earlier in the day. The roadwork that PennDOT was doing caused big backups for drivers headed north out of Wilkes-Barre. Traffic stopped over and over again along a busy section of Interstate 81 […]

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    Gypsy Moths Invading NEPA

    NESCOPECK — It’s that time of year again. Gypsy moths are back and they’re infesting parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. If you thought the greenery of the mountains near Nescopeck is turning brown simply because the trees are old and dying, you thought wrong. Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Forestry believe gypsy moths are to blame for the loss of leaves on these trees. “Something’s invading.” Lori Lowery of Nescopeck is all too familiar with the problem. She […]

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    Cops Corral Horse In Old Forge

    OLD FORGE — A horse is a horse, of course, of course. “We were dispatched by the Lackawanna County Communications Center for a horse on the Reading and Northern Railroad tracks on South Main Street,” said Old Forge patrolman David Kimble. Really? A horse on railroad tracks? “We arrived on scene and found a brown stallion that was wandering in the middle of the tracks,” said Kimble. Neighbors spotted this brown beauty on the tracks in Old Forge just after […]

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    Sporting Purple For Alzheimer’s Awareness

    You may notice that quite a few of us at Newswatch 16 are wearing purple today. Purple is the color for Alzheimer’s disease, and June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. Newswatch 16’s Lara Greenberg organized a fundraiser Saturday for “The Longest Day.” That’s a national fundraising campaign that the Alzheimer’s association organizes every year on June 21, the longest day of the year.

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    Not Guilty Verdict In Hit And Run Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — A judge has issued a not guilty verdict in the trial of a woman accused in a hit-and-run death nearly six years ago. The deadly crash happened at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Pierce Street in Kingston in August 2008. Police say it was there that Megan Panowicz hit Sharon Shaughnessy with her car. She was the first of three drivers to hit the victim. A judge ruled that despite Panowicz’s confession, she’s not guilty Father and […]

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    Suspect in Hit and Run On Trial Six Years Later

    WILKES-BARRE — It’s been six years in the making but a woman from Forty Fort is now on trial for the hit and run death of another woman. It happened on Wyoming Avenue in Kingston in 2008. Police say Megan Panowicz, 29, was the first of three drivers to hit a woman in the street back in 2008. At her trial, investigators read the original statement that Panowicz gave police the day after the crash happened. Panowicz tried to hide […]

  • Authorities Investigating Gunfire Incident in Luzerne County

    KINGSTON — An arrest is expected to be made soon for an early morning shooting that hospitalized a man in Luzerne County. Police have had at least four people in custody for most of the day. Police surrounded this apartment building in Kingston for hours this morning, blocking part of Korn Street, waiting to search the home where they say one man was shot in the back. “I woke up to caution tape and not really knowing what was going […]

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    Pierogi Festival Heats Up In Edwardsville

    EDWARDSVILLE — If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, and if you’re hungry, the first ever Edwardsville Pierogi Festival is now underway in Luzerne County. Organizers hope that it’s successful enough this weekend to bring it back next year. Organizers and vendors say they want to give people a reason to visit downtown Edwardsville. As the tents went up, pierogis are dropping down into the pot, cooking up something delicious for Edwardsville’s first-ever pierogi festival. “I think it’s […]