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  • Several Families Displaced After Row Home Fire in Carbon County

    PALMERTON, Pa. –Several row homes were damaged after a fire broke out in Carbon County. 13 people were forced from their homes after the flames sparked along the 200 block of Lehigh Street in Palmerton on Friday night. No one was hurt and there is no word on how the fire started. The Red Cross is helping those people displaced by the fire in Carbon County.

  • Man Pinned Under Payloader in Northumberland County

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — A man was pinned under a payloader Friday night in Northumberland County. According to published reports, the 10-ton machine tipped while the 60-year-old man was riding it. It happened just after 7 p.m. along Dewart Street in Shamokin. The man was pinned for about a half hour. The Daily Item reports officials at the scene say the man was conscious and alert after he was freed.

  • Clay Shooting for a Cause

    SPRINGVILLE, Pa. — The aim behind a fundraiser Friday in Susquehanna County was clay shooting for a cause. The contest at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays near Meshoppen benefitted centers for child abuse in Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. About 50 people fired off in the third annual contest. Organizers tell Newswatch 16 the fundraiser is a key component for their community outreach. “It is serving kids in these two counties. It is difficult to get services like this in out area […]

  • Talkback 16: Weather Forecasts and Fun on the Job

    Talkback 16 callers discuss surviving a tornado in your car, weather forecasts and a little fun on the job. Plus calls about the driver who plowed through a gaggle of geese.

  • Feasting on Italian Specialties in Carbondale

    CARBONDALE, Pa. — An annual feast in part of Lackawanna County celebrated their kickoff Thursday night. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast in Carbondale celebrated their first year featuring beer and wine. Folks also enjoyed homemade food, Italian specialties and games at the feast. The feast runs through Saturday and concludes with a mass on Sunday with Bishop Bambera in Lackawanna County.

  • Annual Parish Festival Held in Swoyersville

    SWOYERSVILLE, Pa. — Community members turned out for some fun, games and food in part of Luzerne County on Thursday night. Thursday marks the start of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival in Swoyersville. People enjoyed the sound of polka music while dining on potato pancakes and pizza. The festival runs through Saturday in Luzerne County.

  • Fireworks Ban in Wilkes-Barre City

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Wilkes-Barre City Council voted unanimously on Thursday night to approve an ordinance that would effectively ban most consumer fireworks in the city. Fire Chief Jay Delaney proposed the ordinance after last week’s Fourth of July. It’s the first year Pennsylvanians were allowed to buy bigger fireworks for personal use. The ordinance in Wilkes-Barre would not affect the city’s annual fireworks show at Kirby Park.

  • Police Searching for Suspects After Rash of Break-ins in Orwigsburg

    ORWIGSBURG, Pa. — Police in the Schuylkill County community of Orwigsburg report a rash of break-ins. Video posted on the department’s Facebook page shows two men creeping around a pickup truck. In all, officers say nine vehicles were broken into early Thursday morning in the area of Elizabeth Drive and Margaret Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Orwigsburg.

  • Arrest Made in Lehigh Valley Mall Shooting

    WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Authorities in Allentown announced an arrest in last month’s shooting at the Lehigh Valley Mall. Two men were shot in the mall parking lot on June 1. The men both survived. Authorities announced the arrest of 19-year-old Miles Harper of Bethlehem on Thursday. Police believe the shooting in Lehigh County was gang-related.

  • Breaking Ground for New Hospital in Schuylkill County

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials broke ground on a new hospital in Schuylkill County. Geisinger and St. Luke’s University Health Network are teaming up to build the new facility near Orwigsburg. The facility is set to have three floors, 80 beds and an emergency room. The new hospital is slated to be finished by late next year in Schuylkill County.

  • Fire Hits Business in Carbondale

    CARBONDALE, Pa. — Late Thursday afternoon smoke from a fire filled a business in Lackawanna County. The flames broke out around 4 p.m. at Millenium Enterprises along Pike Street in Carbondale. The business deals with packaging and labeling. Authorities say the fire started in a machine on the first floor of the building. No one was hurt during the fire in Lackawanna County.

  • Banners in Lackawanna County to Honor Veterans

    DUNMORE, Pa. — Veterans are being honored in part of Lackawanna County. Dunmore’s DPW was out on Thursday hanging hometown heroes banners. Each banner either honors or memorializes a borough resident who served in the military. Families paid for the banners. A total of 155 banners will be put up in Lackawanna County.