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  • Talkback 16: Shawn Christy, Hunting Season

    Controversy over the snowthrower contest continues in this edition of Talkback 16. Plus, callers discuss the federal trial for Shawn Christy and hunting season.

  • Talkback 16: Prisons and Property Taxes

    Talkback 16 callers discuss a way to come up with funding to keep a state prison open. First, a proposal to increase property taxes in Scranton.

  • Talkback 16: Impeachment Hearings, Sunday Hunting

    In Talkback 16, callers comment on the public impeachment hearings. First, some messages for people against Sunday deer hunting.

  • George Brown Wins Wilkes-Barre Mayor’s Race

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — No surprises in Wilkes-Barre. George Brown will be the city’s new mayor. The former city councilman had a warm welcome at his watch party at Crisnik’s on Barney Street. Brown told supporters the first thing he wants to start working on is cleaning up the streets and getting rid of unsafe potholes. “You’re going to see a new mayorship. You’re going to see a new administration that’s going to be vibrant, and we’re going to bring back […]

  • Talkback 16: Political Ad, Social Media Weather Pages

    Talkback 16 callers discuss political ads and social media weather pages. First, they soundoff on switching to a uniform voting system in Pennsylvania.

  • Pennsylvania Accepting Applications for LIHEAP

    Pennsylvanians can start applying for help to pay for home heating. The state will begin accepting LIHEAP applications on Friday. The program helps low-income homeowners and renters pay home heating bills. Last year, the program paid out nearly $91 million in benefits to more than 328,000 households. Paper applications are available at local county assistance offices, or you can apply online.

  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis Found in Luzerne County

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — State health officials announced Friday the potentially deadly virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis or EEE has now been found in Luzerne County. The State Health Department says a horse in Fairmount Township died from the mosquito-borne disease this week. Cases of EEE have already been reported in Carbon and Monroe counties. Those cases were in animals as well. EEE is carried by birds and when mosquitoes bite the birds, they can then transmit the disease. So far […]

  • Iconic Locomotive Getting Restored in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — One of Steamtown National Historic Site’s most iconic attractions is getting a fresh look. Steamtown’s Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive, known as Big Boy, is getting restored. The locomotive will get some improvements including fresh paint. While the train is being restored, Steamtown will set up a temporary exhibit showing the progress of the restoration. The train is the only one of its kind found east of the Mississippi River.

  • State Police Searching For Suspect Behind Mailbox Blasts

    CHESNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police want to know who has been blowing up mailboxes in Monroe County. The latest blasts happened near Effort. A woman who lives in Chestnuthill Township says vandals blew up her mailbox Thursday night around 9:30. “It was just a loud boom. You didn’t feel anything shake, it was just a loud bang and I was just, I ducked because I didn’t know if something was coming towards the house or something like that,” said […]

  • Talkback 16: Deer-related Crashes, Resentencing

    Talkback 16 callers discuss deer-related crashes, switching to LED Christmas lights and rushing the season. First, calls about the man resentenced to time served for a murder when he was a teenager.

  • Veteran’s Support Animals Blessed in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Support animals were blessed on Friday in Scranton. Father Walsh lead the blessing at Saint Francis Commons, a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans. Veterans living there are able to have support animals through the curative companions program. The pet blessing was in celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment.

  • Police and District Handle Threat Against GAR High School

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Wilkes-Barre’s Police Department and Wilkes-Barre Area School District handled a threat against GAR High School. Police say there was a complaint of a student making threats. District officials addressed the threat and police were no longer needed. GAR opened as normal on Friday in Wilkes-Barre.

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