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  • Bird Mite Infestation at School Forces Events to Move in Carbon County

    LEHIGHTON — A high school in Carbon County alerted parents and students Friday afternoon that all weekend events will be moved or postponed due to the discovery of bird mites in the building. Lehighton Area High School tweeted out about the discovery, citing that they “have a confirmation of bird mite(s) in the high school,” and assuring families they have contacted a pest control firm and are working to assess and evaluate the situation. We have a confirmation of Bird […]

  • People Get Up Close and Personal with Animals in the Poconos

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — People were able to get up close and personal with life on the farm in one part of the Poconos. Newswatch 16 stopped by Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm near Stroudsburg for its annual Farm Animal Frolic Sunday afternoon. There were plenty of young animals to meet including chicks, sheep, bunnies, lambs…just to name a few. The Frolic also featured games and a sheep shearing demonstration, and continues into next weekend in Monroe County.

  • 12th Annual Run for the Red Marathon Steps off in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — People in the Poconos laced up their running shoes and prepped for the long haul — all 26.2 miles of it! The 12th Annual Run for Red Pocono Marathon kicked off Sunday in Stroudsburg, taking participants across a nearly 30 mile trek through the Poconos. Stepping off at Pocono Mountain West High School, the event was held to raise money for the American Red Cross. “I feel great. I actually ran a smart race this time so I’m […]

  • Annual Knights of Columbus Race Held in Archbald

    ARCHBALD — People laced up their running shoes to kick off an annual tradition in Lackawanna County. The Knights of Columbus St. Anne’s Council Walk and Run was held at Aylesworth Park in Archbald Sunday afternoon. Both runners and walkers alike hit the ground running, making their way through park and helping raise money for the Janet Weis’ Children’s Hospital near Danville. “We wanted to make sure that we could not only give back to the community, but to the […]

  • Police Searching for Man Wanted in Violent Attack in Lackawanna County

    DICKSON CITY — Police are asking for help to track down a man wanted in connection with a violent act in Lackawanna County. Nicholas Peterson, 42, of Gouldsboro allegedly attacked a man in the parking lot of a sporting goods store in Dickson City Thursday. According to court papers, Eric De Warren was punched repeatedly and kicked in the head. De Warren was treated at a local hospital for his injuries. Police have since charged Peterson with assault and other […]

  • Former Golf Course Celebrates Reinvention as Wildlife Refuge in the Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — What was once a golf course is now a wildlife refuge in one part of the Poconos. Sunday afternoon marked the annual spring fling for the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge near Stroudsburg. People from all around flocked to see the completed transformation of the former Cherry Valley Golf Course into a new segment of the wildlife refuge. Sunday was the official opening for the new section of that refuge in Monroe County.

  • Community Celebrates Launch of “Young People in Recovery” Chapter in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE — Dozens joined in celebration in one part of Luzerne County to welcome the latest chapter of an organization dedicated to living clean and sober, and celebrating recovery. The Young People in Recovery (YPR) Wilkes-Barre chapter celebrated their chapter kick-off event Sunday afternoon on North Franklin Street in the Diamond City. According to their mission statement, the nationally-based organization has over 100 chapters nationwide and prides itself on public advocacy with the aim to influence public policy, “making it […]

  • One Family Displaced After Early Morning Fire in Schuykill County

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — One family is out of their home after an early morning fire broke out in Schuylkill County. According to authorities, the first alarm was called around 1 a.m. Sunday along Center Avenue in Schuykill Haven. Everyone was able to get out safely without injury, however the home did sustain damage. The home located next door was also damaged in the flames, and investigators are still searching for the cause of the fire.

  • 17th Annual Walk for Recovery Brings Attention to Mental Illness in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE — Dozens took to the streets in one part of Luzerne County, all in an effort to raise awareness for mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness held their 17th annual Walk for Recovery in downtown Wilkes-Barre Sunday afternoon. The walk kicked off at the corner of South River and West Market Streets in the city, with over 300 people making their way across the Market Street Bridge into Kingston. Organizers told Newswatch 16 that their event’s aim […]

  • State Representative Kevin Haggerty Served With PFA Order

    DUNMORE — State Police in Lackawanna County served State Representative Kevin Haggerty with a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order Friday afternoon. The order was sought by his wife early Friday, and the details of which have not yet been released. The footage shown is of Haggerty this past November, when voters in the region elected him as the State Representative of the 112th district. Haggerty is a Democrat who represents Dunmore and several communities throughout the Lackawanna Valley.

  • Talkback 16: Cage Outrage and Temperature Talk

    In today’s edition of Talkback 16, callers sounded off about a plethora of topics…ranging from reactions to a man being accused by police of leaving three young children home alone — with one in a makeshift cage — as well as a caller questioning our Chief himself, Kurt Aaron, about these record-breaking temperatures.

  • Bomb Scare Chases People from School in Luzerne County

    PRINGLE — A bomb scare chased students, teachers and other from a school in Luzerne County Thursday afternoon. Someone found a bomb threat in a girls’ restroom at West Side Career and Technology Center in Pringle. Officials cleared the school and found no bomb. There will be regularly scheduled classes Friday. During the scare, some state lawmakers were in the school for a hearing on welfare abuse. They reportedly moved the hearing to another building.