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    Different Reasons Draw Lackawanna County Voters

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Republicans and Democrats in our area have their chance Tuesday to pick the person they would like to see as the nominee for President of the United States. Pennsylvania is among five states in the Northeast picking presidential nominees. We stopped at several polling places throughout Lackawanna County and for the most […]

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    Election Results

    Get the latest election results from Newswatch 16.

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    Trump Addresses Thousands of Supporters in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — The polls open for Pennsylvania’s primary election in eight hours and Donald Trump made the Wilkes-Barre area his last campaign stop in the state. Trump addressed a crowd of supporters at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township, and the place was packed. There were quite a few people left outside who were disappointed […]

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    Topsy-Turvy Spring

    This spring has been a topsy-turvy kind of season for sure. As Mike Stevens thought would happen, folks have been recording it all and sending the results to the PhotoLink Library.

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    Spring Cleaning in Mahanoy City

    MAHANOY CITY — Mahanoy City is doing some spring cleaning and making an effort to make the borough look better. The borough is starting an initiative to strictly enforce nine quality of life ordinances. The so-called “Nifty-Nine” focus on creating a cleaner and neater appearance to properties in the borough. For example, making sure trash […]

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    Children and Youth Agency Works to Attract Caseworkers

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Children and Youth still has about two dozen positions to fill six months after the state downgraded its license. County leaders held a job fair Thursday to try turn that around. The Human Resources Job Fair at the Luzerne County Courthouse attracted dozens of people trying to land the perfect gig. […]

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    How a Child Predator Was Caught by a Tiny Clue in the Photo He Posted Online

    In a bathroom, the predator has placed a child on the counter to photograph his evil acts. In the background of the photo, which was posted online, are products including prescription medication. But zooming in on that pill bottle makes the details unreadable. In a small, dark lab Jim Cole, special agent and supervisor of […]

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    Wilkes-Barre Expects 2016 To Be A Busy Repaving Year

    WILKES-BARRE — The Diamond City expects 2016 to be its busiest repaving year ever. Three road projects underway right now mean delays for drivers in Wilkes-Barre, but eventually, it’ll mean smoother driving. The repaving includes South Washington Street, where one lane is closed while crews mill the road so it can be repaved. As a […]

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    Facebook Poll Guiding Delegate Candidate’s Vote

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A Pennsylvania Republican delegate candidate is asking Facebook which presidential candidate he should vote for.  It’s an unprecedented approach in a very unpredictable election. Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort owner Charlie Kirkwood hopes to represent the 17th Congressional District at the Republican National Convention this summer – taking on the role of […]

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    Common Allergy Drugs Can Damage Brain, Increase Dementia Risk, Study Finds

    From allergies to insomnia, there’s a pill for just about every problem. The problem is, those pills often come with a lengthy list of potential side effects. And in the quest to cure what ails us as quickly as possible, those warnings are too often overlooked. A new study, published Monday, offers the most definite […]

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    Poll: Clinton Leads Sanders in Pennsylvania

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has a 13-point lead over Bernie Sanders in Pennsylvania, a new Monmouth University poll shows. Among likely Democratic primary voters in the Keystone State, Clinton has 52% support to Sanders’ 39%. Fueling Clinton’s lead is a major gender gap. The former secretary of state holds a 61% to 32% edge among […]

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    Teens to be Tried as Adults in Scranton Police Officer’s Death

    SCRANTON — A judge in Lackawanna County ruled that three teenagers will be tried as adults in the homicide of a Scranton police officer. Nasiir Jones, Tanner Curtis, and Isiah Edwards are charged with second degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and conspiracy. Officer John Wilding was badly hurt while chasing the teens back in July after […]