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  • Superheroes Assemble to Help Little Boy

    TOWANDA–Some folks in Bradford County took part in a run to help a boy with a rare disorder. Mason’s Hope Super Hero 5K Run/Walk was held in Towanda on Sunday. Mason Bardo suffers from congenial disorder of glycosylation, known as CDG. After the 5K, a zumbathon, homerun derby, and a raffle were held. The event was held to raise money for the 13 year old and his family.

  • Scranton Celebrates Latin Culture

    SCRANTON–One event in Lackawanna County today offered lots of dancing, food, and Latin flavor. The second day of the Scranton Latin Festival took place Sunday in Courthouse Square in Scranton. Latinos came out to share their culture with each other and to celebrate with others who came to join the fun. Organizers say as many as 20 countries make up the entire scope of Latin heritage. This was the 8th year for the festival in Scranton.

  • Back to School Bonanza in Scranton

    SCRANTON– Some families were getting ready for back to school with an event in Lackawanna County. The Back-to-School Bonanza was held Sunday at Courthouse Square in Scranton. Free school supplies were also given out to the kids and families could get information education funding and health insurance. The event was presented by State Representative Marty Flynn and the University of Scranton.

  • Church Holds Tractor Event in Susquehanna County

    FOREST LAKE TOWNSHIP– Some folks in Susquehanna County had an interesting way of getting around today. The Forest Lake Baptist Church held a “drive your tractor to church day” event Sunday near Friendsville. After the church service there was a parade to a local fire hall for a cookout. About 20 tractors participated in the event.

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    Police Investgating Attempted Robbery in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE– Police in Luzerne County are investigating an attempted robbery. Officers said the incident happened just after 1a.m. on Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre. According to police, the victim was confronted by two men, and one of the suspects pulled out a gun. The victim grabbed the gun and pulled out his own firearm. Authorities said the two would-be robbers ran off down Hazle Street. The victim suffered minor injuries. Police in Wilkes-Barre are still investigating.

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    Man Stabbed at Welcome Center in Pike County

    MATAMORAS– A man attacked an employee at a welcome center in Pike County. According to authorities, the stabbing occurred at a welcome center along Interstate 84 in Matamoras just before 10:30p.m. State Police said Caryl Cordaro stabbed a maintenance worker in the head and hand. Investigators said the victim went to a nearby business for help. He was treated for minor injuries. Cordaro was arrested and charged. Police are still investigating.

  • Getting Inked at a Festival in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE– Folks came out to an annual festival in Luzerne County. The second annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Tattoo Arts Festival is taking place this weekend in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Nationally known tattoo artists are on hand all weekend for those who want to get some new ink. Other activities include live music, competitions, and seminars on painting and tattooing. The festival runs through Sunday.

  • Scranton University Welcomes New Freshmen

    SCRANTON– It was a big day for some students in Lackawanna County. Today was freshmen move-in day at the University of Scranton. Hundreds of volunteer movers were there to help get all the new incoming students moved in and settled into their new homes. The university is welcoming it’s largest incoming class in it’s history- more than 1,000 students. Classes for the fall semester start Monday at the University of Scranton.

  • 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.


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