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    Tortilla Oven Sparks Factory Fire

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP — An early morning fire chased factory workers out into the cold. Authorities said the fire started just after 3:30 Thursday morning at Mission Foods factory in Mountain Top. According to officials, the fire started in one of the ovens used to make tortillas, and more than 100 people had to evacuate. No word if the business will be open Thursday.

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    Electric Fire Spreads, Displaces Five

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Five people were displaced by a fire in Hazle Township. Firefighters said that electrical issues sparked the fire at a double block home on Route 940 near Hazleton just after 2:00 a.m. Wednesday. The people that lived there are staying with friends.  

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    Woman Charged for Alleged Fraud Scheme

    TOBYHANNA — An alleged scheme to swindle money from the federal government has a woman from Monroe County in trouble. Darlene Loveless, 50, of Tobyhanna, has been indicted on fraud charges. The feds said Loveless collected social security benefits on behalf of her daughter for three years even though she had received a hefty inheritance in 2007.

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    Fire Forces 12 Into the Cold

    HAZLETON — Early morning flames hit a home in Luzerne County. Authorities said the fire started in the attic of a double block home on E. Broad Street in Hazleton around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday. The American Red Cross said 12 people are displaced, and the agency is helping six victims, while family and friends are helping the other six. The fire inspector is looking for what sparked the fire in the attic.

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    Fire Forces People Into the Cold

    FELL TOWNSHIP — Two people woke up to flames and the freezing cold on Tuesday morning. Fire started at a home on Cameron Street in Simpson around 2:00 a.m., forcing two people out. Authorities said the fire victims are okay and  are staying with friends. Firefighters said the fire appears to have started in the chimney.

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    Fire Sends Two to Hospital

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Flames sent two people to the hospital and ruined a home in Luzerne County. Fire hit a double block home on E. Main Street in Hanover Township near Wilkes-Barre around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Authorities said five people were in one side of the home, and the other side was vacant. Two people had to be treated for breathing in too much smoke, according to officials. Firefighters believe the flames started in the kitchen, but the exact cause […]

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    Morning Snow Storm Coverage

    WILKES-BARRE — Snow was falling early Monday morning, but turned to ice and freezing rain in parts of our area. Newswatch 16 found PennDOT trucks plowing but because the snow was so steady, it was tough keeping the roadways clear. Temperatures were expected to rise slightly in southern counties, causing the snow to turn into freezing rain. TOWANDA — While southern cities might have to contend with some ice, the northern tier is expecting the snow to pile up. Give yourself extra time […]

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    Liveblog: Hugo Selenski Murder Trial, Day 8

    WILKES-BARRE —  Get the latest updates from Newswatch 16 during day 8 of the Hugo Selenski murder trial.

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    Waking up to Snow

    DUNMORE — A lot of people in the area are waking up to a coating of white stuff Friday morning. The snow fell in most areas overnight. The O’Neill Highway in Dunmore was covered in slush around 1:00 a.m. PennDOT crews have been busy plowing and treating the roads. Many schools that were delayed are now closing. For the latest school closings and delays, click here.  

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    Super Bowl Super Fans

    Despite the fact that there really aren’t any “home” teams playing in this Super Bowl, there are still some super fans in the area who are counting the hours until the big game. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey found some of those fans who are gearing up for Sunday.

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    Puppy Found Dumped on Side of the Road

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Police in Lycoming County are looking for whoever dumped a puppy on the side of the road. Some people might find these images disturbing. Police said they found a nine-month-old pit bull terrier mix wrapped in a flannel shirt on Sulphur Springs Road near Elimsport on Thursday. The dog is now being cared for at an animal shelter. Anyone with information is asked to call police in Lycoming County.

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    Basketball Fans Getting Their Pink On

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP — Fans heading to a high school basketball game in Luzerne County made sure to get their “pink” on. There was a “pink out” game at the Crestwood Hazleton girls game in Mountain Top Thursday night. Before the game, the varsity girls honored  cancer survivors, those who are currently fighting cancer, and those who have lost their battles. Money raised from selling crafts and snacks also helped Relay for Life teams in Luzerne County.

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