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    Armed Robbery in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Police are investigating an armed robbery in Bloomsburg. Officers said two men entered a home on Penn Street just before 7 p.m. Sunday armed with handguns. The men walked in through an unlocked front door and robbed the people inside. Police are still searching for the robbers. Anyone with information is asked to call Bloomsburg police at 570-784-4155 or 570-784-6300.

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    Lehighton Marks Christmas Season by Decorating 72 Christmas Trees

    LEHIGHTON — Lighting the tree for the Christmas season can be magical, but they did it six dozen times in Carbon County. 72 trees in Lehighton Borough Park were lit Sunday night. The Lehighton 150th Celebration Committee put on the event. People and businesses adopted the trees for a fee and decorated each one in a way of their choosing. “When we decided to do this, we were so happy to see that so many people from the town came […]

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    Kids Enjoy Breakfast with Santa

    WEST WYOMING — Some children enjoyed a fun breakfast with a special visitor in Luzerne County. Kids in West Wyoming shared a short stack with Santa Sunday morning. The West Wyoming Hose Company Number 1 held its annual breakfast with Santa. After breakfast, Santa was happy to hear what all the little boys and girls wanted for Christmas.

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    Church Community Remembers Pearl Harbor Attack

    JERMYN — With the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor coming this Wednesday, people at one church in Lackawanna County remembered those who were killed. St Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church in Jermyn held a special ceremony on Sunday for the five men and women from the community who survived the attack on December 7, 1941. “When we commemorate Pearl Harbor, it unites our country. I want us to unite our Jermyn Borough, unite our state, and unite our […]

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    Man Doesn’t Let Cerebral Palsy Keep Him from Becoming Black Belt in Karate

    THROOP — A martial arts student who is confined to a wheelchair has reached the highest level of training. Paul Guzzi, 29, has cerebral palsy, but that didn’t stop him from attaining a first-degree black belt. Guzzi studies karate at Red Dragon Karate in Clifford and was awarded his black belt during a ceremony at Mid Valley High School in Throop on Sunday. In order to reach black belt status, his training was tailored to using hand motions and Guzzi’s […]

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    Shoppers Line Up Outside Stores Hoping to Snag This Year’s Hot Toys

    DICKSON CITY — When it comes to toys this Christmas season, some shoppers aren’t playing around. This year, two coveted items at the top of many Christmas lists are Hatchimals and a real throwback, a Nintendo NES Classic. Hatchimals, similar to a Furby from years ago, run on real human attention and hatch from their eggs. The NES Classic is a game console packed with 30 classic Nintendo games like Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, and Zelda. These hot toys […]

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    Trees for Troops Helps Military Families Get Christmas Trees

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Many people were out this weekend finding the perfect tree to trim for Christmas. One tree farm in our area is helping the troops get trees of their own. The Trees for Troops program at Yensers Tree Farm near Lehighton is an annual tradition. People donate $25 to send locally grown Christmas trees to troops and military families. For 11 years, the program provided nearly 200,000 trees across the U.S. and overseas. Even if you can’t make […]

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    Penn State Big Ten Champions, Defeat Wisconsin 38-31

    INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State defeated Wisconsin 38-31 in the Big Ten Championship Game Saturday. If you missed the game, check out our LiveBlog below for a recap of all the excitement. Newswatch 16’s Jim Coles reports from the sidelines at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Get live scores here: Latest updates will refresh automatically. Newest posts appear at the top.

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    Fourth Person Dies After Crash on Interstate 80

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — A fourth person has died following a crash last month on Interstate 80 in the Poconos. The Lehigh County coroner said Thomas Rutkowski, 53, of Tobyhanna died Saturday at the hospital. Rutkowski was driving on Interstate 80 near Tannersville two weeks ago when a box truck slammed into his vehicle, killing two of his children and the driver of the box truck. Rutkowski had been hospitalized since the wreck along with the children’s mother. The deadly crash […]

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    Santa Visits Kids at Ice Cream Shop in Luzerne County

    WEST PITTSTON — Some kids got a sweet surprise from Santa Claus in Luzerne County. Santa surprised the children at Ballyhoo Ice Cream in West Pittston. The shop teamed up with Fidelity Bank to bring Santa all the way from the North Pole. Kids and their families were treated to hot cocoa and candy as well as a free photo with Santa. Prior to the event, Fidelity Bank handed out vouchers for the free treats and pictures.

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    Adoption Match Event in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Children in need of a permanent home met with potential adoptive families at an event in Wilkes-Barre Saturday afternoon. Children’s Service Center invited families interested in foster care or adoption to an adoption match event. Employees from several different agencies were on hand to answer questions families might have and share their personal stories. The Children’s Service Center says there were about a dozen families already pre-registered to adopt at the event.

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    Furniture Store Adds Location inside Marketplace at Steamtown

    SCRANTON — Another local business has set up shop in the evolving Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton. D&N Furniture opened its newest location on the second floor of the marketplace and held a grand opening ceremony on Saturday at noon. The owners said they were encouraged by recent changes at the downtown mall and decided to become a tenant just in time for the holiday shopping season here in Scranton.