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    Christmas Tree Fundraiser for Library in Northumberland County

    SHAMOKIN — A fundraiser for a library in Northumberland County involving a Christmas tree is getting underway. The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library on Independence Street kicked off its annual fundraiser. There is a pre-lit Christmas tree on the roof of the library. People can buy a bulb for $5 in honor or in memory of someone. The money goes toward running the library. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the library in Northumberland County. “The state cuts […]

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    Scranton Farmers Market Closes for Season

    SCRANTON — Another season has wrapped up for the co-op farmers market in Scranton. Unlike last year when it snowed on the last day of the farmers market, this year it was sunny and a bit warmer for folks picking up last minute items for their Thanksgiving dinners. Vendors said they were happy with the turnout given that the weather was better this year. The farmers market opens again in July and runs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

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    Talkback 16: Too Soon for Christmas?

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the state budget impasse, food basket giveaways, and how soon is too soon for Christmas?

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    Police: Squatter May Have Started Schuylkill County Fire

    MCADOO — Police believe a squatter may have caused a fire Wednesday morning in Schuylkill County. Flames broke out in the basement of a vacant row home along West Sherman Street in McAdoo around 8 a.m. Police say a squatter may have been trying to keep warm. There was another fire about a month ago in the same building in Schuylkill County.

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    Wood Stove Blamed for Carbon County Fire

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A wood-burning stove is to blame for a fire that damaged a home in Carbon County. Crews were called to the house on Hemlock Drive near Palmerton around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The living room has fire damage and there is smoke and water damage throughout the rest of the home. Firefighters said the fire got its start from the wood-burning stove. No one was hurt. The couple who live in the home were not home at […]

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    State Police: Laser Pointed at Army Helicopter in Columbia County

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — State police in Columbia County say someone on the ground shined a laser pointer at an Army helicopter Tuesday evening. It happened near Bloomsburg around 6:30 p.m. The crew of the CH47 helicopter says a green laser tracked the chopper in the area of Service Lane. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a laser is extremely dangerous and can temporarily blind a pilot. So far there are no arrests.

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    Hazleton Shaft Corp Hired to Put out Jeansville Mine Fire

    BANKS TOWNSHIP — The state has taken another step to extinguish the mine fire burning in Carbon County. DEP has awarded a $9.3 million contract to Hazleton Shaft Corporation to isolate and put out the fire. The underground fire inside the Jeansville mine near Tresckow has been burning for years. Hazleton Shaft currently has a permit with DEP to mine land adjacent to the site and has been working to put out the part of the fire that is burning […]

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    Food Drive Collection Loactions in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — Lackawanna County is stepping in to help food pantries this holiday season. Commissioners announced Tuesday morning that collection boxes will be placed at all county offices, on COLTS buses, and at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at any of those locations between next Monday and December 17.

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    Scranton Firefighters Collect Winter Coats for Kids

    SCRANTON — Keeping warm this winter was the goal behind a coat drive in Scranton. City firefighters handed out coats to children at Bancroft Elementary Tuesday morning. It’s all part of a program called “Operation Warm.” In all, more than 400 winter coats will be distributed. “We had such a positive response from the kids that we said we absolutely had to make it a point to do it this year. And the community support has been overwhelming. We far […]

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    Bartender Accused of Stealing from Elks Club

    JERSEY SHORE — A bartender is accused of stealing from an Elk’s club in Lycoming County where she worked. Brittney Worden, 31, of Jersey Shore was charged Friday with stealing thousands of small game of chance tickets from the Elk’s Club in Jersey Shore. Authorities say between January and August she took tickets and cashed in winners, costing the club more than $48,000 in unpaid ticket sales. Worden was caught on surveillance opening handfuls of tickets, according to police. She […]

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    Talkback 16: Stolen Grave Markers, Thanksgiving Eating, Backyard Fence

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the theft of bronze grave markers, pigging out on Thanksgiving, and our new fence in the backyard.

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    HTGAWM: The Women of WNEP Deliberate Episode 209 Mid-Season Finale

    Each week some of the women of Newswatch 16 live tweet during ABC’s hit show “How To Get Away With Murder.” After the show, they sit down and discuss the episode. This week was the mid-season finale and we have a supersized discussion. Jackie De Tore and Stacy Lange are joined by Carmella Mataloni and Amanda Kelley, along with special guests Matt Petrillo and web producer Raquel Ciampi. Watch the video above to see how they break down “How To […]


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