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  • Turnpike Closure: Stretch of Northeast Extension to Close for Construction This Weekend

    A twenty-mile stretch of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed this weekend, beginning Friday night. Crews need to replace a bridge over Route 309 near Allentown. Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Monday, the Turnpike will be shut down between the Lehigh Valley and Mahoning Valley exits. That closure means a roughly seventy-mile detour for drivers who will need to use Route 22, Route 33, and Interstate 80 to get around the bridgework on […]

  • Discount for Labor Day Fishing Fun

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — If you’re looking for something fun and inexpensive for your family to do this holiday weekend, you might consider fishing. Pennsylvania is offering a big discount on a one-day fishing license for Labor Day. They will cost just $1 each. Families were thrilled to hear the news. Madalyn Kohler, age 7 smiled, “Once you get the fish, it’s so exciting ‘cause you never know what kind of fish you get.” Her grandfather Ernie Kohler took her […]

  • Food Pantries Seek Summer Support

    TOBYHANNA, Pa. — Food pantry operators hope you’ll consider some Christmas-in-July generosity this season because at many pantries, supplies run low during the summer. Chastidy Garcia counts on the Feeding Families Ministry in Tobyhanna to help her family. She said, “I am very, very happy that this program is here and it’s close by.” Even though her husband works, the family sometimes has a tough time making ends meet. She told Newswatch 16 the pantry helps her in any way […]

  • Thrift Store Run by Students with Disabilities

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — It seems like school just let out for the summer, but back-to-school shopping is in full swing. One thrift shop in the Poconos helps customers find great deals while helping people with disabilities at the same time. It may not seem unusual for a teenager to have a summer job, but for Emily Baker, a 16 year old who has a disability, this is an incredible opportunity. “I like working here. I like to work here,” Emily […]

  • Deadly Shooting in the Poconos

    One dead and another hurt in a late night shooting near Mount Pocono.

  • Business Boom in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – Downtown East Stroudsburg is experiencing a season of revitalization. A new smoothie shop called Fruit a Bowl opened this week. A new gastropub called Derailed Tap House is expected to open by the end of the month. “(It’s) somewhere where you can come with your family and have a nice cocktail in a great atmosphere,” said co-owner Marc Jackett. People who live in the area say they love seeing Crystal Street come to life. Amaya Caraballo […]

  • A Wild Ride to Work to Celebrate a Career in Education

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A principal in the Poconos had quite an unusual ride to work Friday. It was part of a celebration to mark Regina Schank’s retirement after more than 30 years working with students.

  • Arrest Made in Poconos Homicide

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police now say a woman found dead along a stream over the weekend is a victim of a homicide. Investigators say the killer led them on a chase before they could catch him in New York. Officers charged Gerald Neal, 43, of Bushkill with murdering his girlfriend. Officers caught Neal in Flushing, New York on Thursday. Investigators say Neal shot Jeanette Sancho in the head and dumped her body along Lower Lakeview Road in Middle Smithfield […]

  • Fitting Tribute in Carbon County to Those Who Lost Their Lives

    SUMMIT HILL, Pa. — Thousands gathered for a ceremony in Summit Hill, not to celebrate, but to commemorate. “The land of the free is because of the brave, and to give the ultimate sacrifice is overwhelming to me. It’s so inspiring,” said Kevin McCullian. Kevin McCullian’s father, Tom, fought in World War II. They come from outside Philadelphia to attend the Summit Hill Memorial Day service every year. “There’s no place in the world I’d rather be than here,” said Tom […]

  • Clock Tower Chiming Away Again in Weatherly

    WEATHERLY, Pa. —  It was more than 25 years since the bell inside Weatherly’s Charles Schwab School clock tower rang. With just 25 minutes to go until it rang again, you could feel the anticipation among this crowd. “I am so excited. I just want to hear it again. It’s gonna bring back a lot of memories,” said Paula Thomas, restoration board member. Skycam 16 gives us a bird’s eye view of the building that has meant so much to […]

  • Getting Ready for Trout Fishing Fun in Carbon County

    HICKORY RUN STATE PARK — Statewide trout fishing season opens Saturday and anglers are already busy preparing. Dozens of volunteers gathered to help stock Hickory Run State Park in Carbon County with trout Thursday. “We couldn’t do it without them,” said Tim Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Ron Gouger has been helping stock fish every year for the past 64 years since he was 1years old. He smiled, “Everybody enjoys it. You get the exercise.” […]

  • Community Center in Middle Smithfield Closer to Reality

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A township in the Poconos could soon get a new community center thanks to a large grant that came from Pennsylvania gambling revenue. A field at Echo Lake Park in Middle Smithfield Township could soon be home to a community center. If all goes as planned, the new building there will be a community gathering place. It will have a museum, a library, and a Red Cross shelter. “A sense of place is very important. […]

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