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    Roadwork Could Affect Traffic in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Work along a busy street in Wilkes-Barre could tie up traffic on Wednesday and Friday. According to PennDOT, the northbound lane of River Street between Market and Union Streets is scheduled to be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday while crews install a new inlet and pipes. All traffic will have to use the southbound lane and will be directed by a flagger. Then on Friday, PennDOT plans to close the northbound lane in the same […]

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    Boy on Bike Hurt in Scranton Hit and Run

    SCRANTON — Police in Scranton are searching for the driver who hit a student on a bike and then took off. Officers tell us 14-year-old Matt Birdsall was crossing Orchard Street outside Whittier Elementary School around 3 p.m. Monday. The victim told police he signaled he planned to cross, but the car hit him and kept going. Birdsall was taken to the hospital. He is expected to be OK. Police in Scranton believe the suspect was driving a gray Honda […]

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    Taste Test: Goya’s Pickled Octopus

    We’re wrapping up “Yuck-tober” with a can full of tentacles. In this week’s Taste Test, we’re trying out pickled Octopus. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen takes the sea creature to some creatures at Horror Hall in Nanticoke.

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    Work to Paint Airplanes on the Roundabouts Postponed

    AVOCA — The wet weather on Tuesday postponed work to paint airplanes on the pavement at the roundabout in Luzerne County. The work at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport exit is now scheduled to be done Friday. The roundabout has been criticized for being too confusing for drivers, so the painted airplanes are supposed to help lead drivers from Interstate 81 to the airport. The idea for the painted airplanes came from a woman from Archbald.

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    Talkback 16: Kathleen Kane Sentenced to Prison, Absentee Ballots

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the sentence for former state attorney general Kathleen Kane, Luzerne County’s absentee ballots, an idea for preventing flash flooding, and an early morning TV appearance for some area kids.

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    Kids Enjoy Halloween Party at McDade Park

    SCRANTON — Halloween may be a week away, but lots trick or treaters were ready for some fun in Scranton. A free Halloween party was held at McDade Park on Sunday afternoon for children from preschool through fifth grade. Kids were pumped to dress up and get some goodies. Families also had the opportunity to learn about safety with tours of a firetruck and ambulance.

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    Families Reunite with NICU Doctors and Nurses Who Helped Save Their Children

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Families with children whose lives started in a neonatal intensive care unit were invited to a special reunion in Luzerne County. There were carnival games and treats for all ages to enjoy at the Holiday Inn Wilkes-Barre – East Mountain, but there was a deeper meaning behind all the fun. The event served as a reunion for families and the medical staff at the Tambur Family NICU at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. The families were able […]

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    Empty Bowls Project Helps Wipe Out Hunger

    WILKES-BARRE — An event at Wilkes University helped to feed the hungry. People came out to spin the pottery wheel at the Henry Student Center on Wilkes’s campus in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. It was all part of the Empty Bowls project. It was $15 for adults and $5 for kids. Local artists were involved in the event, as were students from King’s College, Wyoming Seminary, Luzerne County Community College, and Wilkes University. “It was fantastic. This morning has been great. […]

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    Firefighter Training Sessions in Throop

    THROOP — There were no flames, but some firefighters were still busy in one part of Lackawanna County. The fire department in Throop conducted firefighting training sessions at two homes Sunday afternoon. October is fire prevention month and officials from the fire department in Throop say firefighter training is very important.

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    Seven People Displaced by Fire in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Seven people are without a place to stay after a fire in Wilkes-Barre. It happened overnight on the 300 block of South Hancock Street. Video shared on Facebook by David Newton shows flames shooting out of the double block home after midnight on Sunday. The people who live there tell us that eight people were inside when the fire broke out on the third floor. Everyone got out safely. There is no word what caused the fire.

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    Armed Robbery at Gas Station in Susquehanna County

    LENOX TOWNSHIP — State police are looking for an armed robber in Susquehanna County. Authorities say a man demanded money and cigarettes at the Pump N Pantry near Kingsley. He pointed a gun at the cashier and threatened to kill him if he did not follow orders. Troopers said the robber drove off in a gold or tan four-door sedan and headed south on Route 92. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Susquehanna County at 570-465-3154.

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    Troopers: Woman Hit Pedestrian, Pole Before Abandoning Car

    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — State police in Lackawanna County are searching for the woman they say hit a pedestrian and a pole before ditching the car. Authorities believe Katie Labus, 25, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania hit a pole near a gas pump as well as a pedestrian at the Liberty Truck Stop near the Mount Cobb exit off Interstate 84 shortly after midnight Sunday. Before the crash, troopers say Labus was seen cutting her hair off in the middle of the store. […]