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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 […]

  • Bark in the Park held in Scranton

    SCRANTON– Folks brought their pups out in Lackawanna County today. The annual Bark in the Park was held in Nay Aug Park in Scranton. The event is held to raise awareness of animal rescue and adoption. There were also pets available for adoption. Money raised at the event goes toward animal rescue and the spaying and neutering of strays.

  • Annual “Out of the Darkness” Walk held in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE– People came out to walk for suicide prevention in Luzerne County. The eighth annual “Out of the Darkness” Walk was held at Kirby Park this afternoon in Wilkes-Barre by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The three to five mile walk is held every fall across the name to prevent suicide and raise awareness. Organizers say that half of all the money raised at the walk stays in Northeast PA for suicide prevention and support.  The remaining money goes […]

  • “Piloxing” to Raise Money for Cancer Survivors

    WILKES-BARRE– Ladies were sweating it out in Luzerne County to help cancer survivors. The 3rd Annual Pink Piloxing fundraiser was held at the YMCA on West Northampton Street in Wilkes-Barre this morning. “Piloxing” is a combination of Pilates and boxing. The fundraiser benefited the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA. Dozens of people took part in the non-stop movement for two hours. All the money raised goes to the 12 week program that helps cancer survivors and their families.

  • Folks Gather to Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer

    SCRANTON– Kids who battle cancer were at the heart of an Lackawanna county event. Aimee’s Army took over part of Nay Aug Park in Scranton today to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Aimee Dickey passed away of a brain tumor when she was 12 years old, and her mother wanted to do something to help others understand the toll cancer takes on kids. Activities included a 5K, live music, games and raffles, and lots of food.

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    Fire at Vacant Home in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Crews were called to a fire at a vacant home in Luzerne County. Officials said the flames broke out just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the house on Alter Street in Hazleton. No word on what may have caused the fire.

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    Man Shot at Troubled Apartment Complex

    WILKES-BARRE– Police are investigating a shooting in Luzerne County. Investigators said Kody Gamble, 19, was shot in the neck at the Sherman Hills Apartment Complex just before 5 p.m. Gamble was found on a retaining wall in front of one of the buildings. Police said Gamble refused to cooperate with them and then was taken to the hospital. There is no word on his condition. Officers said the shooting happened in a stairwell inside one of the buildings at the […]

  • Turkey Day Tradition Played Earlier in Season

    EAST STROUDSBURG– The “Little Brown Jug Game” in Monroe county was held earlier than usual this year. The football game between Stroudsburg High School and East Stroudsburg High School is traditionally played on Thanksgiving Day. This year, both schools decided to move the game to earlier in the season. Stroudsburg took home the Little Brown Jug this year, with a 21-0 win over East Stroudsburg South.  

  • Folks Walk to Raise Money for Expecting Mothers

    SCRANTON– Dozens of people came together in Lackawanna County to help expectant mothers. The fourth annual “Walk for Life” was held by Care-Net of Scranton this morning on Courthouse Square. The group provides support, medical care referrals, and other services for expecting mothers. There was also music, games, and all kinds of activities for the kids at today’s walk.


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