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  • Arson Leaves Mother Displaced, in Need

    BEAVER MEADOWS, Pa. — A woman in Carbon County lost everything in the fire early Sunday morning, and she tells Newswatch 16 her own son is responsible for setting the fire. The homeowner says her son, Corey Cicuyla, 47, was arrested in connection with the fire in Beaver Meadows that destroyed her home and all of her belongings. She says this isn’t the first time he’s damaged her home and that’s why her insurance policy dropped her in October. Shirley […]

  • St. Stephen’s to Merge with St. Clare of Assisi Parish

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. — This Christmas season will be the last for a church in Schuylkill County. Parishioners of a church in Schuylkill County will need to find a new place to worship. The Diocese of Allentown has announced St. Stephen’s in Port Carbon is closing for good. St. Stephen’s in Port Carbon will close its doors on January 12, according to the Diocese of Allentown. The parish will merge with St. Clare of Assisi in St. Clair. People who […]

  • Old Mill Transforms Into Entertainment Center

    WEISSPORT, Pa. — The grand opening of a new entertainment complex at a former mill in Carbon County welcomed hundreds on Sunday. Axe throwing, beer, wine, coffee and snacks, and live music brought a big group of people to the former Hofford Mill in Weissport. The historic building used to be a soap and textile mill, and the former workplace of a seamstress. “It was an old, old building sometimes we wondered if it was safe to be in it […]

  • “Sensitive Santa” Offers Christmas for Everyone

    PITTSTON, Pa. — Many children wait all year to see Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. We’ve all seen the long lines of people at shopping malls waiting to take a picture with Santa and ask for that perfect Christmas gift, but for children with autism and other sensory disabilities, it’s not a lot of fun. “They’re overstimulated by too much light, too much noise. You go to a mall and it’s crowded and you get a little anxious? Amplify that by […]

  • Some in Bradford County Enjoying the Snow

    BRADFORD COUNTY, Pa. — As the flakes began to fall in Bradford County Sunday night, one hunter was making the trek all the way from Boston to enjoy the storm. “Oh, yeah, that’s more encouragement to get down here!” said Ryan Lane. “Hunting in the snow in Pennsylvania, it reminds me of my childhood.” Hunters say this weather puts a damper on their chances of coming out with a kill, but it didn’t matter to some. “The scenery is beautiful, […]

  • Stocking Up for the Storm

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Many people opted to do their driving around Sunday so that they could stay home Monday when the majority of the snow is expected to hit. Emmett Carroll says he tagged along grocery shopping to make sure mom got all his breakfast favorites to gear up for a snowball fight tomorrow. For most other shoppers we found the rush was on for the staples — milk, bread, and eggs. With the wintry mix expected to last […]

  • Teen Killed in Williamsport Shooting

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.– A shooting  Friday night took the life of 16-year-old Riley McDowell. His death has left his family devastated, especially his 14-year-old cousin, Aslynn Guthrie. “Because I’m moody, I get mad easily. He was just, like, so funny and able to take everything as a joke,” Guthrie explained. “So, I wanted to be more like that than, like, so serious about everything.” “He was a big-time baseball player,” McDowell’s father, Raymond Richards, added. “Good kid, humble kid, loving kid; […]

  • Shopping Small on Saturday

    JIM THORPE, Pa. — The holiday sign that will decorate the walls of Susan Hale’s home this holiday season didn’t come from a big box store. Instead, she got it at a small shop on along Broadway Street in Jim Thorpe, and that’s exactly what she likes about it. “Yeah no, I love the small shop owners they have like the antiquey, great stuff and obviously I bought this right here and you can’t really find stuff like this around […]

  • Big Black Bear Bagged in the Poconos

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Hunting season for bear is underway and one hunter’s quest for a black bear in the Poconos turned up a monster. Game wardens in the Poconos say the opening day of bear season on Saturday turned up a pretty standard harvest with about 40 bears checked in here at the station in Tobyhanna. One number on the bear chart is quite impressive — a bear weighed in at 689 pounds after gutting. Game wardens estimate its […]

  • Notre Dame Elementary Students Hold Thanksgiving Food Drive

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Children in Monroe County are making sure everyone has a Thanksgiving meal this holiday. For the sixth year, Notre Dame Elementary students in East Stroudsburg collected nonperishable food items for families being helped by the county’s Children and Youth program. The boxes didn’t just include dinner items, but breakfast supplies as well. “This is very close to our hearts,” said parent Anna Loncki. “We know there’s a lot of needy families in our local community. Everyone […]

  • Remembering Arabella

    GIRARDVILLE, Pa. — Candles were lit in Girardville Sunday night for  3-year-old Arabella Parker. The little girl died Friday after police say she was brutally beaten last month by her mother’s boyfriend, Jahrid Burgess, 19, of Trevorton.  Her injuries were so severe doctors were forced to remove part of her brain. Arabella spent more than a month on life support.  She was taken off her ventilator Wednesday and was breathing on her own for two days until she died. “I […]

  • 27th Annual Santa Parade in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It wouldn’t be the holiday season in Scranton unless jolly old Saint Nick visited downtown and like the night before Christmas the parade began almost as quiet as a mouse. Two blocks into the parade route performers dialed down the noise. As while they passed the Scranton Times Building the area was a designated sensory-friendly area so those sensitive to loud noise could enjoy the event. Once floats passed this sign, they could once again crank up […]

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