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  • Summerfest Street Fair Celebrates Early Start to the Season

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — We’re a few days from the official start of summer but folks in Schuylkill County were celebrating anyway. Sunday was Summerfest in Tamaqua. The street fair features music, food, crafts and a car show. Historic tours and reenactments that feature important parts of the borough’s history were also available for the public. The Tamaqua Historical Society hosted the event here in Schuylkill County.

  • Theater Cleanup in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A group of volunteers spent their Sunday cleaning up the theater they call home in Scranton. Volunteers got rid of old props and costumes at the Diva Theatre along West Market Street. The backstage and dressing room also got a sprucing up. Volunteers say its the least they could do for their favorite spot. “Ninety-five percent of it will get reused, stored somewhere. Some stuff that’s not used will get tossed out or donated,” said Celine Carlier, […]

  • Fatal Motorcycle Crash Caused by Deer

    NORTHMORELAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person was killed and another was hurt after a weekend motorcycle crash in Wyoming County. Police say a deer crossed in front of the motorcycle on State Route 292 near Falls after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Both the driver and passenger were thrown from the bike when the driver swerved and hit the guide rail. They were both taken to the hospital where the driver was pronounced dead. Police have not released the names of […]

  • Senior Citizen Charged with Sexually Assaulting Two Minors

    SHREWSBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Dozens of child sex charges after police say two girls were assaulted by a senior citizen in Lycoming County. 69 year old John Irwin of Muncy Valley is accused of sexually assaulting two girls starting in 2017. Both girls were under the age of eight at the time. Court papers say at one point Irwin inappropriately touched one of the little girls during church. Irwin is free on bail tonight.  

  • Accidental Fire Forces Families Out of Their Homes

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — More than 50 people were forced from their homes after a fire in Wilkes-Barre. Flames broke out around 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Sherman Hills Apartments on North Empire Court in the city. Officials say 10 apartments were heavily damaged by the fire and as many as 57 people were affected. The American Red Cross is helping those forced from their homes. Fire officials in Wilkes-Barre have ruled the fire accidental.

  • State Offers Incentive for College Savings Account

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The state is offering a new incentive to get parents to save for their child’s higher education. State treasurer Joe Torsella was at the outreach center for community resources in Scranton today to announce the expansion of the PA-529 Program. Any child born after January 1, 2019 will receive $100 from the state to start their PA-529 savings account. The hope is that more families will enroll, regardless of their financial status.. “I want to knock the […]

  • Pinwheels for a Purpose

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Hundreds of pinwheels are now on display along Courthouse Square in Scranton in an effort to send a powerful message. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. On Monday, the Child Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania placed 782 pinwheels on the lawn to represent the number of children it came in contact with through cases of physical or sexual abuse. The pinwheels will remain up throughout the month here in Scranton.

  • Scranton Woman Celebrates 102nd Birthday

    SCRANTON, Pa. — This young lady in Scranton turned 102 today. Catherine Delguercio celebrated the milestone with a party this evening at the Jewish home in Scranton. Some of her 73 grandchildren were in attendance. Catherine was born on this date in 1917.  

  • Talkback 16: Backyard Decorations and Banning a Yearbook Page for Lost Student

    As expected John Hickey’s choice of flags in the backyard is getting attention. But we begin Talkback 16 with the school district banning a yearbook page in memory of a victim of suicide.

  • Service Dogs in Training Give Students a Surprise Visit

    UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON — Students at the University of Scranton got a break from classes to cuddle with service dogs in training. The puppies are from “America’s Vet Dogs” a charity in New York state that trains and provides service dogs to injured veterans. The occupational therapy department organized the event. Which not only provides stress relief for students but also helps the puppies socialize with people. “Oh it’s a win win. For us and for the students of the […]

  • Flames Force Family out During Snow Storm

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A family is staying with relatives after a fire broke out in their home in Scranton. Officials say the fire started just after 4 p.m. Sunday along South Main Avenue in the city. Two rooms and the attic along the rear of the home were heavily damaged. Everyone who was home at the time made it out safely. Fire officials tell us the home is not a total loss. A Scranton Fire Department inspector ruled the fire […]

  • Wrong-way Driver Causes Multiple Crashes on I-81

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was a frightening scene along interstate 81 in Schuylkill County. Pictures sent to Newswatch 16  by a viewer show crashes in the northbound lanes of the interstate near the Minersville exit. A firefighter tells us a driver was heading south in the northbound lanes and caused at least two wrecks. There is no word on injuries as a result of the wrecks Friday on 81 in Schuylkill County.

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