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    Santa Water Skis in Wayne County

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Even Santa Claus tried to enjoy the hot and humid weather on Sunday in Wayne County. Saint Nick managed to water ski the perimeter of Elk Lake in Clinton Township. If you’re over all this the heat, remember, Christmas is now only five months away.

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    Go Joe 19 Preview

    On Monday morning Newswatch 16 meteorologist Joe Snedeker won’t be in the backyard. He’ll be embarking on Go Joe 19 from Charlottesville, Virginia. He’ll make his way from Monticello to the St. Joseph’s Festival in Lackawanna County on Friday. Newswatch 16’s Clay LePard is along for the ride and has more on the starting point.

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    Barbecue Chicken Dinners Raise Money to Get K-9s for Wilkes-Barre Police

    WILKES-BARRE — There was plenty of barbecue smoke and a hungry crowd on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. Folks lined up for a chicken barbecue Sunday. It was all to raise money to get K-9 officers for the Wilkes-Barre Police Department. Chicken dinners were only $5. Food and supplies were donated by individuals and local businesses. The event was organized by Charlotte Raup, the president of Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch. “I am looking at a lot of people who came down to […]

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    ‘Pokemon Go’ Players Welcome at PNC Field

    MOOSIC — It wasn’t a baseball game that attracted people to PNC Field in Moosic Sunday morning. The hunt was on for Pokemon. “Pokemon Go” players were granted early access to the field, which serves as a Pokestop within the game. Players tried to catch them all before the first pitch was thrown at Sunday’s game. Some RailRiders players even joined fans in the stands to hunt for Pokemon before their 1 p.m. game with the Durham Bulls. “It’s a […]

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    Man from Lackawanna County Shot by Deputy in West Virginia

    UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va. — A man from Lackawanna County is dead after an incident with law enforcement in West Virginia. West Virginia State Police say Paul Yacabitis, 50, of Covington Township was driving drunk on someone’s private property along York Road in Upshur County, West Virginia late Thursday night. An Upshur County sheriff’s deputy tried to arrest him and said Yacabitis pulled out a gun from the saddlebag of his motorcycle. The deputy fired, hitting him in the chest and […]

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    Truck Crashes into Porch in Luzerne County

    BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP — Investigators say a truck crashed into the porch of a house in Luzerne County. It happened around 4 a.m. Sunday along Tomhicken Road near Conyngham. The Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company posted photos of the crash on its Facebook page. There’s no word if anyone was hurt.

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    Police Looking for Armed Robber in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Police are investigating an armed robbery in Northumberland County. It happened Sunday just before 5 a.m. in Sunbury. Officers say a man showed a gun to the clerk at the Turkey Hill along North Fourth Street and demanded money. The robber hit the clerk in the head and got away with cash. The clerk was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Anyone with information is asked to call Sunbury police.

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    UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in Scranton

    UPDATE: The 200 Block of North Main Avenue in Scranton reopened late Saturday night. The road was closed for a few hours after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle just after 9 p.m. Saturday. The victim has non-life threatening injuries. Police have not said if the driver will be charged here in Scranton. The road was closed in that part of Scranton while police investigated.

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    Police Looking for Thieves Who Stole Hamburger-Shaped Chair

    DICKSON CITY — It appears the Hamburglar has struck at a restaurant in Lackawanna County. Dickson City police are looking for the people they say stole a stool shaped like a cheeseburger from Red Robin on Commerce Boulevard Wednesday night. Police shared photos on Facebook of the suspected thieves and the chair. Officers said the cheeseburger stool is worth $450. If you have any information or if you recognize the people in the surveillance photo, you are asked to call Dickson […]

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    Man Dies After Crash in Snyder County

    CHAPMAN TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after a crash between a car and a Peterbilt truck in Snyder County. The crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday on South Susquehanna Trail (Routes 11 and 15) at the intersection with Winding Road near Port Trevorton. State police said the car pulled out in front of the truck. The truck swerved into the other lane, but hit the front of the car on the driver’s side. The Montour County coroner said […]

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    Fire Crews Battle 3 Brush Fires, Hot Weather

    EXETER — Fire crews in Luzerne County have been fighting the flames and the hot weather. Three brush fires have been burning in the Exeter area Saturday and firefighters needed to use ATVs to reach the hot spots. Roughly 100 firefighters were involved. Forestry officials say it will take some time to put out the brush fires that are being fueled by the intense heat. “Summer fires go down into the ground. It takes a lot more water, a lot […]

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    Working Out to Help Kids

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — It was hot enough Saturday that just by stepping outside you could break a sweat. Imagine working out in it. That’s exactly what 120 athletes did near Wilkes-Barre. It all tied into NEPA CrossFit’s second annual Fit for the Kids competition. Athletes ranging from 16 to 65 years old competed in five different workouts. A portion of the proceeds help the Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center. “It’s a lot of fun to come out here, train with […]


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