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    Man Facing Child Sex Crimes in Two Counties

    PITTSTON — Authorities in two counties accuse a man of separate child sex crimes. Officers in Wyoming County say Bruce Carey, 29, of Pittston, tried to have sex with a child under the age of 16. In the other case, police in Luzerne County say Carey exchanged inappropriate pictures and messages with underage girls using his cell phone in the fall of 2016. Carey faces numerous charges in both cases.

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    Taste Test: Girl Scouts Thin Mints Cereal

    Thin Mints are quite tasty in cookie form, but imagine that flavor in your breakfast bowl. The popular Girl Scout cookie is now available in cereal form thanks to General Mills. We asked some Girl Scouts in Lackawanna County try out the new cereal to see how it compares. And of course, if you prefer the real deal, you can find a Girl Scout cookie booth near you by clicking here.

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    Hands-on Prehistoric Lesson

    FREELAND — Students at an elementary school in Luzerne County put the books away for some hands-on learning. The youngsters at Freeland Elementary got to handle prehistoric bison bones on Tuesday. The bones belong to Steven Bodner, a long-time collector of prehistoric items. His granddaughter is a student at Freeland Elementary. In addition to showing off the bones, Bodner also gave the students a lesson about the prehistoric era.

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    Talkback 16: Motorcycles, Shamokin Mayor, PhotoLink Library

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include a deadly motorcycle crash, the mayor of Shamokin, sunsets in the PhotoLink Library, and messages for Kurt.

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    Charges Filed for Bomb Threat at Valley View High School

    ARCHBALD — Police in Lackawanna County say a 16-year-old boy made a bomb threat at a high school. Officers said the teenager made the threat at Valley View High School in Archbald on Valentine’s Day. He faces felony charges in Lackawanna County.

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    Garage Engulfed in Flames

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP — A garage went up in flames in Montour County. Crews were called to the fire on Yeagle Road near Muncy around 8 p.m. Monday. A trailer next to the garage also caught fire. Officials haven’t said if anyone was hurt or what sparked the fire.

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    Fire Damages Apartment Building in Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE — Two people are out of their homes after a fire in Nanticoke. The flames broke out in an apartment building on East Broad Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The fire chief said it is part of the part of the Birchwood Care Home. No one was hurt. Officials said the apartment where the fire started was unoccupied. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Video Vault: Presidents Day Snow Storm 2003

    With temperatures reaching into the 60s in many parts of our area, this year’s Presidents Day weekend was indeed a warm one. That was not the case 14 years ago. In this edition of the Video Vault, Newswatch 16’s Linda Skulsky shows us a very snowy Presidents Day in 2003.

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    Talkback 16: Vandalism, Sunsets, Groundhog

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include teens who admitted damaging baseball fields, pictures in the PhotoLink Library, and Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction a few weeks ago.

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    Two Killed in Motorcycle Crash near Mount Pocono

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Two people were killed in a motorcycle crash in the Poconos on Sunday. It happened around 5 p.m. on Carlton Road near Mount Pocono. According to the coroner’s office, a male and female riding on the motorcycle were both killed. State police said¬†Christopher Shanaberger, 39, of Mount Pocono, and Angela Mistkowski,¬†33, of Cresco, were killed. State police are investigating the cause of the deadly crash.

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    D.A. Asking State Attorney General to Investigate Charges Against Shamokin Mayor

    SHAMOKIN — The Northumberland County district attorney says he will ask the state attorney general to look into the charges against the mayor of Shamokin. District Attorney Tony Matulewicz said neither he nor any of his assistant district attorneys approved the original charges against Shamokin Mayor William Milbrand. Police accused Milbrand of covering graves in the Shamokin Cemetery, of which Milbrand is also the president, during the construction of a cell phone tower in the cemetery. Just before midnight on […]

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    Second Annual Indoor Triathlon

    DUNMORE — Sunday marked the second annual Greater Scranton YMCA Indoor Triathlon in Lackawanna County. The triathlon was held Sunday morning at the YMCA in Dunmore. Organizers said 74 people participated, which was a step up from the 29 who took part last year. People of all ages–5 to 83–joined in on the swimming, biking, and running. They could do all three activities themselves or split it up into teams. Lorrie Scarfo of Dalton said she lost more than 140 […]