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  • Fire Destroys Beltway Diner in Hazleton

    HAZLETON, Pa. — The cause of a late-night diner fire is under investigation in Luzerne County. The Beltway Diner on South Church Street in Hazleton was destroyed. Firefighters got the call around 10:30 Thursday night. They say the Beltway Diner had just closed and no one was inside. When they arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames. They tried to battle the blaze inside but were then pulled outside for safety. The roof collapsed. A state police fire marshal has […]

  • Man Drives Van Into Susquehanna River

    WEST PITTSTON, Pa. — Police received the call around 6:15 p.m. of a vehicle in the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County. West Pittston Police say a man intentionally drove his van into the river. The driver then swam to the bank and was assisted out of the water. The driver was not hurt but was taken to Wilkes-Barre general hospital for an evaluation. The situation is still under investigation in Luzerne County.

  • ‘Giant’ Turkey Donation to Those in Need

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A big boost for an organization that provides meals for the needy during the holiday season. Giant Food Stores donated 100 turkeys to the United Neighborhood Center in Scranton The organization works in conjunction with WNEP’s Feed a Friend Program to provide Thanksgiving meals including turkey and all the fixings for those in need.

  • Talkback 16: School Mold, Rushing Holidays, Anchor Vacation Days

    On Friday’s edition of Talkback 16, callers discuss school mold, rushing the holidays, and anchors taking vacation days.

  • Roundabout Construction Completed Ahead of Schedule

    DALLAS, Pa. — A roundabout in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain has opened a year ahead of schedule. Skycam 16 flew over the new roundabout in Dallas Friday. Penndot tells us the project is finished except for some minor details the contractor is finishing up in Luzerne County.  

  • Student Buddy Walk Promotes Down Syndrome Acceptance

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It was a beautiful day to spend time outdoors Friday. Students at Frances Willard Elementary in Scranton did just that. They participated in a buddy walk around the school. The nationwide program is meant to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with down syndrome. For one dollar students were able to ditch their uniform and dress down Friday. Teachers who participated paid two bucks. The money raised is going to a group called PODS which stands for […]

  • Race for Education Fund Raises for School Events

    ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — In Luzerne County kids got out and jogged around their school Friday. A race for education was held today at Ross Elementary near Sweet Valley. Each student will raise funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax deductible donation to the PTO. Students and classes will also have an opportunity to receive a number of prizes based on their participation in the “Race for Education.” Students either walked or jogged for one hour to raise money […]

  • Friendly Football Wager Between Two Local Mayors

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — Two mayors from our area made a friendly football wager. The stakes? The losing team has to buy the winning team its hometown iced teas. Tamaqua Mayor Nathan Gerace bet Jim Thorpe Mayor Mike Sofranko that Tamaqua’s team would win Friday’s game between the schools. If Jim Thorpe topples Tamaqua, Gerace has to supply the team Guer’s Iced Tea. If Tamaqua wins, Sofranko owes the Olympians Bear Creek Iced Tea. Both mayors say their confidence heading into the […]

  • Students Decorate Bloomsburg for Halloween

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. –Bloomsburg is undergoing a temporary transformation. More than 100 students from eight schools are painting fall and Halloween-themed murals around town. This is the 40th year for the tradition in Columbia County.

  • Car Crashes Into House, Power Lines Catch Fire

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Police are looking for the driver who they say took off after hitting a house in Scranton. Investigators say the car hit the place on Genet Street around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say the car was on a dirt road behind two homes then turned between them. It hit one of the homes and the electrical box, bringing down wires and sparking a fire. The driver took off, leaving the car behind. Police still looking for the […]

  • Kickin’ it for Krissy

    DUPONT, Pa. — Folks in part of Luzerne County were kickin’ it for Krissy on Saturday. The Little League fields in Dupont played host to a kickball tournament for Krissy Schaetzel. She’s battling stage four cancer. “This is absolutely amazing. I can’t thank everyone enough, the people, the outpouring support, and all of my wonderful, wonderful friends that have come out to help me. It’s just amazing,” said Schaetzel. After the tournament, folks moved inside to bid on baskets. In […]

  • Wilkes-Barre Attempts World Chalk Record

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Wilkes-Barre went for a world record in chalk on Saturday. The city invited folks to scribble on the sidewalks along the River Common hoping to shatter the Guinness World Record for “Longest Chalk Pavement Art.” “Oh, this is definitely bringing all different kinds of people from the community together, all different clubs groups and organizations. There’s children out here. There’s adults out here. Everybody’s getting together and enjoying it and just enjoying the downtown,” said Lisa Zaverack of […]