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    Crews Fighting Flames in Schuylkill County

    RYAN TOWNSHIP — Fire damaged a home in Schuylkill County. The fire broke out just after 10 p.m. Sunday at a garage on Chee Street near Barnesville. Authorities said a gazebo in the backyard caught fire and spread to the back of the house. Firefighters managed to save the home. Investigators have not said what caused the fire.  

  • Police Activity Picks Up in Search for Eric Frein

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP– The search for Eric Frein picked up in Monroe County Sunday afternoon. Multiple police vehicles swarmed the search area and helicopters were circling overhead. According to Tfc. Connie Devens with the Pennsylvania State Police, search teams are following up on a possible sighting of Frein in the area, as well as searching other areas in both Barrett and Price townships. She added that Frein has not been located at this time. Stay tuned to WNEP and wnep.com for […]

  • Second Annual Oktoberfest Celebration Held in Carbon County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP– Folks in Carbon County were celebrating the month of October today. The Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company near Lehighton held their second annual Carbon County Oktoberfest. There was music and dancing as well as rides for kids to enjoy. Traditional European food, wine, and German and American beers were offered at the event.

  • Open House Held to Kick off National Fire Prevention Week

    THROOP– A special event kicked off National Fire Prevention Week in Lackawanna County today. The Throop Fire Department held it’s open house Sunday afternoon at the Dunmore Street Fire Station. There was a smoke house that simulated what it’s like to be in a home during a fire, and other activities for kids. Free smoke detectors were also given out to people who stopped by the event.

  • Mobile Home Fire in Luzerne County

    EXETER– Firefighters were called to a mobile home fire in Luzerne County. Flames broke out just before 4 p.m. Sunday at Birchwood Village Estates. Officials said the blaze started in the bedroom. One woman lived in the home with her pets. Authorities have not said if anyone was hurt or what may have caused the fire.

  • Pumpkin Painting, Games at Family Fun Day in the Poconos

    EAST STROUDSBURG– The first Saturday of October is a fun day for families in part of Monroe County. Families participated in the annual Family Fun Day at Dansbury Park in East Stroudsburg today, after it was rained out yesterday. There were games, music, face and pumpkin painting, basket raffles, and plenty of food for everyone to enjoy. The event was sponsored by Monroe County Head Start and Pocono Services for Families and Children.

  • “Pink Out” Game to Raise Awareness in Lackawanna County

    TAYLOR– It wasn’t a white out or a black out but rather a “pink out” football game in Lackawanna County. Everyone was decked out in pink at the Riverside Junior Vikings football game in Taylor on Sunday to raise awareness for breast cancer. The organizer of the event said that the kids loved wearing pink to show their support. Other activities included a bake sale and basket raffle. All the money raised from donations will be donated to the Susan […]

  • Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE– It was an eye-catching way to raise money to fight cancer in Luzerne County today. Dozens of bras were donated for Bras Across the Bridge, an annual event to raise awareness for breast cancer. The event includes stringing the bras together across the Market Street Bridge in Wilkes-Barre. Some of the bras were decorated with messages honoring lives lost to the disease and others paid tribute to survivors. Each bra donated is a  five dollar donation to the American […]

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    School Open Monday; Heavy Security Planned

    The Wallenpaupack Area School District will be open Monday, September 22nd, according to the superintendent. Officials with the district say all daily safety and security measures will be in place, including the presence of school resource officers. Additional security measures will be also be taken, including additional security personnel. All local and state law enforcement will be notified that school will be in session, and that all students will remain indoors throughout the school day. “This is an extremely difficult […]

  • Event Held to Benefit Library in Luzerne County

    PITTSTON- Folks came out to help a library in Luzerne County. “A Taste of Greater Pittston” was held at the  Greater Pittston Memorial Library on Broad Street today. Newswatch 16’s Scott Schaffer was a guest host at the event. Visitors could sample food from local restaurants, craft beers, and homemade wines. All proceeds benefit the Greater Pittston Memorial Library.

  • Folks Run, Walk in Memory of Ross Township Shooting Victim

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP– A public servant gunned down at a township meeting was remembered in Monroe County. The first annual Dave Fleetwood Memorial Trail Run/Walk was held at the West End Regional Park near Brodheadsville this morning. More than 250 people joined in the race to remember the former Chestnuthill Township supervisor who was killed when police say Rockne Newell opened fire on the Ross Township building over a year ago. All the money raised at the event will go to […]

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    Hazleton Police Investigating Assault

    HAZLETON– Police in Luzerne County are investigating an assault. The incident happened at the Empire Hooka Lounge at Pine and Broad Streets in Hazleton just before 4 this morning. Officers say they were called to the area after reports of a fight involving people with guns and baseball bats. When police arrived, they found a 22-year-old man unconscious in the parking lot of Carmen’s Restaurant. According to officers, the man had a serious head injury and was transported to the […]

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