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    Fire Forces Couple from Home in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Fire forced a couple from their home in Scranton Sunday night. Flames broke out in the basement of a home on Cherry Street in Scranton around 6 p.m. Fire crews said the fire was contained to the basement, but there was heavy smoke throughout the home. No one was hurt, but the couple will have to stay somewhere else until the damage is fixed.

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    Big Crowd Turns Out for Release of Limited Edition Brew

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP — Eager beer enthusiasts lined up in Luzerne County Sunday morning. More than 400 people waited outside of Susquehanna Brewing Company near Pittston to get a taste of Sole Artisan Ales’ latest release Buicejox, a mandarin orange double IPA. “If you’re first, you get some free beer, so the juice is worth a squeeze or an 18-hour wait. I’d like to tell my wife I’m sorry I waited in line for so long, but it was worth it. […]

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    Cycling to Benefit Valley With A Heart

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — Some people in Luzerne County put a spin on fundraising. People worked up a sweat at Back Mountain Revolution near Shavertown to support Valley With A Heart. The nonprofit specializes in helping families with sick children. “We need to get the word out and help these families. They’re our neighbors. We have to do whatever we can to help each other,” said Lynda Christopher of Trucksville. The cycling classes ran from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. […]

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    Tesla Owners on Hand for Supercharger Station Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    MOOSIC — A new Tesla supercharger station for electric cars is officially up and running in Lackawanna County. A group of Tesla owners gathered at the Shoppes at Montage in Moosic for a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday afternoon. The eight car charging stations are being dubbed “fuel pumps of the future.” The supercharger stations take about an hour to fully charge the car, and Tesla strategically places them near restaurants and shopping centers. Car charging stations are not as easy […]

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    No School Monday in Blue Ridge School District

    NEW MILFORD — Classes are canceled for students and teachers in part of Susquehanna County. According to district officials, the Blue Ridge School District will be closed on Monday due to a water issue. The district in Susquehanna County serves the areas around New Milford, Great Bend, and Hallstead. There is no word on the extent of the water issue or when classes will resume.

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    Community Shows Support for Woman Diagnosed with Cancer

    EATON TOWNSHIP — A “Royal Affair” at the Comfort Inn and Suites near Tunkhannock benefitted a woman diagnosed with cancer. People were encouraged to come dressed as their favorite characters. It was all to benefit Mary Yuhas, who was diagnosed with stage four bone cancer. The event on Sunday featured fun for all ages with a royal parade, a magic show, and face painting. “Absolutely touching, just by the people we know and the people we never met before, just […]

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    Home Destroyed by Flames in Lansford

    LANSFORD — A woman in one part of Carbon County is homeless after a fire destroyed her home. According to the fire chief, flames broke out on the 300 block of West Patterson Street in Lansford sometime around 4 a.m. Sunday. The chief believes the fire started in the basement but does not know what caused it. He said the home is a total loss. One woman lived there, but she was not home at the time. A firefighter was […]

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    Sewer Break Ties Up Traffic in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A sewer main break is affecting traffic in Wilkes-Barre. The break along River Street in the city has several streets closed. According to city officials, River Street from Courtwright Avenue to West Maple Street is closed to all traffic. River Street from Chestnut south to Maple is open for hospital traffic only. There are detours in place and the streets are closed until further notice.

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    Police Find Suspected Meth Lab in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — Two people were taken into custody when police discovered a suspected meth lab in Northumberland County. Officers were called to a home on Coal Street in Shamokin around 8:30 a.m. Saturday for reports of someone trespassing. When they got there, they said one of the men inside had an active warrant. Police said inside the house, they found drug paraphernalia and evidence of meth manufacturing. Officers also took a female into custody at the home. Police have not […]

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    Fighting the Heroin Epidemic in Wayne County

    BERLIN TOWNSHIP — There was a big turnout for a spaghetti dinner to benefit a group fighting the heroin epidemic in Wayne County. Hundreds turned out to the Beach Lake Fire Hall for the dinner and raffle Saturday night. All the money raised goes to the Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force which helps train people how to use a drug called Narcan to save someone from an overdose. It also educates people on what to look for to spot […]

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    Turnpike Bridge Connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey Closed

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge near Philadelphia connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey is closed for the time being. The PA Turnpike Commission said a fractured truss piece was discovered on the bridge on Friday during a routine check of a painting project. The PA Turnpike Commission and New Jersey Turnpike Authority jointly own the bridge on Interstate 276 spanning the Delaware River. Crews are working to stabilize the bridge. “This was a unique and complete fracture which may have happened quickly […]

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    Spin Class Raises Money to Get Kids Playing Outdoors

    KINGSTON — People in Kingston hopped on indoor bikes to help give kids the chance to bike outside when the weather warms up. Vive Fitness in Kingston welcomed cyclists to come and take a spin class. A $25 donation got you a 45-minute class and a t-shirt. Money was being raised for the Children’s Service Centers of Wilkes-Barre. Members of Leadership Wilkes-Barre are planning to purchase new bikes and playground equipment for the children served by the social service agency.