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  • Cooking up Meatballs to Help Pets in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Volunteers are cooking up a way to help some furry friends in Scranton. They made meatballs at Vintage Kitchen on Linden Street on Thursday. The treats are on the menu at this weekend’s NEPA Pet Fund and Rescue fundraiser. There will be basket raffles, a 50/50 drawing, and of course, pasta to go along with the meatballs. The fundraiser kicks off at noon Sunday at Saint Stanislaus Church in Scranton.  

  • Turnpike Back Open After Weekend Bridge Replacement Project

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A busy stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is back open in time for the morning commute. The Northeast Extension was shut down between the Lehigh Valley and Mahoning Valley exits, but it reopened early Monday morning. That section was closed over the weekend while crews replaced a bridge over Route 309 near Allentown. Get the latest traffic updates HERE.

  • School Closed Due to Water Main Break in Hazleton

    HAZLETON, Pa. — There will be no school Wednesday, August 28, for students at Holy Family Academy in Hazleton. Officials said the closure is due to a water main break on North Laurel Street. There is no word when school will be back open.

  • Man Crashes Vehicle Injuring Teen Girl He Picked up for Sex

    NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A crash badly hurt a 16-year-old girl and put a man behind bars in Luzerne County. According to court papers, Christian Burgos, 24, admits to picking up the teenager to have sex with her before crashing his car on Alden Mountain Road near Nanticoke on Tuesday. The girl was flown to the hospital with a partially severed arm. Burgos is locked up in Luzerne County on reckless endangerment and related charges. The photo of Christian Burgos […]

  • Rollover in Lackawanna County Sends One Person to Hospital

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person was taken to the hospital after a crash in Lackawanna County. A car rolled over on Interstate 81 near Fleetville around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. officials say that the SUV lost control in the northbound lanes and ended up in the median. A man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. One southbound lane of I-81 was shut down while crews cleaned up. Both lanes are now open here in Lackawanna County.

  • Utility Worker Hurt in Fall from Pole in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A utility worker fell from a pole and had to be taken to a hospital in Lackawanna County. He fell from a utility pole along the Morgan Highway in Scranton Wednesday afternoon. There’s no word yet on the worker’s condition after his fall.

  • Another Nominee Picked in Special Election for Scranton Mayor

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Another nominee has been picked in a special election for mayor of Scranton. Lackawanna County Republicans chose Charlie Spano as their nominee Tuesday night. It comes after county Democrats already picked Christopher Cullen as their nominee. The special election for Scranton mayor is on November 5, 2019.

  • Back to School Event Offering Free Dental Care

    SCRANTON, Pa. — An upcoming back to school event could really have your kid grinning from ear to ear. It’s all about free dental care. The Fortis Institute’s Dental Hygiene Clinic in Scranton is taking appointments for its free event on Thursday, August 22, 2019. It runs from 4 to 8 p.m. The clinic along Ash Street is offering free cleanings, exams, and fluoride treatments for those 18 and under. To make an appointment, call (570) 955-4015. For more info […]

  • Police: Woman Hit by Vehicle After Crash in Carbondale

    CARBONDALE, Pa. — Investigators are still trying to sort out what happened after a crash in Lackawanna County. Two cars collided on Main Street in Carbondale just before 3 a.m. on Tuesday. Police say a woman got out of her car when the other driver hit her then sped off. The woman was taken to the hospital. She’s expected to be okay. So far, there’s no description of the vehicle cops are looking for in Lackawanna County  

  • Family Forced from Home by Fire in Ashland

    ASHLAND, Pa. — A family was forced from their home after an early morning fire in Schuylkill County. Crews were called to the home on North 11th Street in Ashland around 1:30 a.m. on Monday. Officials say three people were inside when the fire broke out in the basement. Everyone made it out safely. Crews were able to knock down the fire quickly. There’s no word on a cause. The Red Cross is helping out that family after the fire […]

  • Talkback 16: Church Sex Abuse, Weather, Sports, and Look-Alikes

    In this Talkback 16, callers sound off on the weather, sports, and look-alikes. First, they comment on dealing with sex abuse in the Catholic church.

  • Concert Event Helps Launch WNEP’s Ryan’s Run 10

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There was a rockin’ kickoff to Ryan’s Run 10 in Luzerne County. Hundreds turned out Thursday night near Wilkes-Barre to hear the songs of the Bruce Springsteen tribute band Tramps Like Us at Party on the Patio. The free concert event at Mohegan Sun Pocono served as the big launch for the 10th year of WNEP’s Ryan’s Run. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey leads the campaign which helps kids and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services. […]

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