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  • Senior Apartments Evacuated

    FREELAND– A senior citizen center was evacuated in Luzerne County. 23 residents of the Freeland Senior Apartments were¬†told to leave ¬†Sunday evening. The Freeland fire chief told Newswatch 16 a resident of the building noticed a crack in a wall. When fire crews came to investigate, they found a much bigger problem. The 23 residents have been told they are not allowed back into the building for the night. Some are staying with family, but others needed temporary housing. A […]

  • Garage Destroyed After Fire

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP– Flames destroyed a garage in Bradford County. The fire broke out around 3p.m. on Dunn Hill Road near Towanda. Firefighters said the garage was destroyed, but a race car that was stored inside was able to be saved. The fire chief said three firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion at the scene, but no one was injured. A state police fire marshal is expected to investigate the cause of the fire.

  • Volunteers “Paint the Town” in Scranton

    SCRANTON–Volunteers came together to “paint the town” in Lackawanna County today. “Paint the Town” is a program put together by the NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NWNEPA) organization and Habitat for Humanity of Lackawanna County. Volunteers spent Sunday painting the homes of the elderly and disabled in the Hill Section of Scranton today. All the work was done at no cost to the homeowners. The volunteers worked on painting both the inside and outside of the homes. Yards were also spruced up […]

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    Animal Shelter Benefits from Pet Walk

    SCRANTON– An event in Lackawanna County on Sunday was centered around dogs, cats, and pets all around. Owners brought their pets to McDade Park in Scranton to take part in a fundraiser for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Activities included an animal parade around the parks, pet-friendly vendors, and a pet look a like contest at the benefit in Lackawanna County.

  • Adaptive Water Skiing Event Held in Lackawanna County

    JERMYN– An event in Lackawanna County gave those with spinal cord injuries a chance to try water skiing. The non-profit group Individual Abilities in Motion offered adaptive skiing today at Chapman Lake near Jermyn. Adaptive skiing uses specially designed wakeboards to give people who use wheelchairs an opportunity to experience the summertime sport. The organizers of the event said activities like this are important because they help people with spinal cord injuries celebrate their abilities. Organizers said an opportunity like […]

  • Over 400 Athletes Take Part in Annual Triathlon

    HARVEYS LAKE– Folks lined up for an early morning race in Luzerne County. The 33rd annual Wilkes-Barre Triathlon kicked off today around 7 this morning. It began with swimming in Harveys Lake, then athletes took to their bikes and pedaled their way through the area to the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus in Lehman. After that, an 11-K run that wove through the campus. More than 400 athletes took part in the triathlon.

  • Annual Oktoberfest Celebration Held in Honesdale

    TEXAS TOWNSHIP– Some folks were enjoying authentic German cuisine in one part of Wayne County. The Alpine near Honesdale hosted its 37th annual Oktoberfest celebration. There was plenty of music, food, and German beer for folks to enjoy. Owners of The Alpine say the celebration started in a small tent back in the 1970s, and have grown every year. It cost 8 dollars per person to join in the early celebration of German heritage. Oktoberfest wraps up tomorrow.

  • ATV and Car Collide, One Dead

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP– One person is dead after an ATV and car collided in Lackawanna County. Officials said the crash happened just before 6 p.m. Sunday near Moscow. The Lackawanna County coroner said Paul Wonder, 48, the operator of the ATV was killed. According to authorities, two people in the car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Route 435 was shut down for two hours while troopers reconstructed the crash. Authorities are still investigating.

  • Benefit Held for Child Who Lost Parents in Motorcycle Crash

    NOXEN– Folks in Wyoming County came together to raise money for a little boy who lost his parents. A fundraiser was held at the Noxen Fire and Ambulance Grounds near Harvey’s Lake. The event benefits 16-month-old Levi Setzer, who lost his parents, Aaron Setzer and Chelsea Engle, in a motorcycle crash last month. There was a basket raffle, games, and plenty of music. A motorcycle and car run in Nanticoke this morning kicked off the benefit. Organizers haven’t said how […]

  • One Dead After Crash in Luzerne County

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP– One man is dead after a fatal crash in Luzerne County. Police said the wreck happened around 3p.m. Saturday. Investigators said Angelo Hardy, 42, of Glen Lyon lost control of his SUV while making a right turn onto West Butler Drive. According to officers, the vehicle rolled over and ended up in the parking lot of the Valley Regional Fire Department. A passenger in the SUV, Erica Mundo, was flown to a local hospital to be treated. Hardy […]

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    Police Uniforms Stolen in Schuylkill County

    UNION TOWNSHIP– State Police are searching for a burglar in Schuylkill County. Authorities said a thief broke into Jason and Mary Drumheller’s home in near Shenandoah between early June and August 1st. According to officers, police uniforms and rare baseball cards were stolen. The uniforms were from Ashland, Frackville, and Butler Township. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police in Frackville.  

  • Standoff Ends with Arrest in Pike County

    LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP– A man held police at bay for more than 7 hours after a standoff in Pike County. State Police said Eric Rogerson walked around his apartment in Lackawaxen Township with a shotgun, threatening to shoot and kill everyone in the building. Authorities said that everyone was successfully evacuated from the building after they arrived. Route 590 was shut down in both directions during the standoff. Rogerson stayed in his apartment for several hours until he surrendered around 11 […]

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