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  • Yankee Legends Dine with Fans

    CARBONDALE -A pair of former New York Yankees met their fans Saturday night in Lackawanna County. Darryl Strawberry and Roy White headlined a gathering at Pioneer Best Western hotel in Carbondale. Fans had dinner with the players and had a chance to get some autographs in Lackawanna County.

  • Helping a Man Move

    SCRANTON – It was a benefit dinner to help get a young man on the move. A fundraiser was held Saturday evening at the Asbury United Methodist Church on Delaware Street in Scranton. It was all to raise money for Paul Guzzi.The 28-year-old man suffers from cerebral palsy. Recently, Guzzi’s handicapped accessible van went out of service. Folks enjoyed a roast beef dinner. All proceeds from the dinner went to “Paul’s Mobility Fund” at the dinner in Lackawanna County.

  • Scooping for a Cause

    SCRANTON – A fundraiser for a toddler with a severe illness was held Saturday afternoon in Scranton. Newswatch 16 stopped by Rita’s Italian Ice in the city for the “Scoops for Kevin”  benefit.19-month-old Kevin Caskey suffers from a form of leukemia. There were local celebrity scoopers on hand, including Newswatch 16 meteorologist Kurt Aaron. Money raised from the event benefits Kevin’s medical costs.

  • Annual Fishing Derby Reels In Youngsters

    SCRANTON -Some young anglers tried to hook a big prize in a Memorial Day tradition in Scranton. Kids from all ages took part in the Paul Kelly Memorial Fishing Derby, presented by the Park Place River Association. Prizes were given out for the best catches here in Scranton.

  • Movie Night in Downtown Scranton

    SCRANTON — Plenty of people spent a nice cool Thursday evening taking in an outdoor movie on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. Kids and their families waited in line to watch Despicable Me 2 on the big screen. They got their popcorn and their seats just before the sun went down. WNEP-TV was the media sponsor for the free movie night in Scranton.

  • Turf Field Replacement Project Underway

    SCRANTON — Workers for the Scranton School District started a project just in time for the start of preseason sports. On Thursday, workers began installing a new turf field at Memorial Stadium in Scranton. School officials said the old turf just got old and it was time to replace it. The project is the reason the Dream Game, the annual all-star high school football game scheduled for the end of the month was moved to Valley View’s stadium.

  • Armed Robbery at Gas Station

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP —  State police are looking for a man who they believe robbed a gas station at gunpoint late Monday night. It happened just after 11:00 p.m. at the Sunoco station in Dorrance Township near Exit 155 of Interstate 81. State police tell Newswatch 16 that a man drew a gun at a cashier, got cash, and took off. No one was hurt.

  • Woman Hit With Projectile in Plains

    PLAINS — A woman was hit with a projectile Sunday night in Plains. According to police in Plains, Dorothy Sarnick, 73, was struck in the arm while parking her car at Solomon Plains Junior High School on Abbot Street in Plains a little after 7:00 p.m. Sarnick was rushed to Geisinger Wyoming Valley where X-rays revealed that Sarnick may have been struck by a bullet from a .22 caliber gun or a pellet from a high-powered pellet gun. Medical officials […]

  • UPDATE: Two Children Shot in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Two children are in critical condition after a shooting Saturday afternoon at Sherman Hills Apartments, according to Luzerne County officials. The shooting happened a little after 2:00 p.m. Nobody has been charged, and investigators are pursuing leads. The names of the victims have not been released. The victims, both females, are two and five years old. On Sunday, both children were in critical condition. Here’s a look at Newswatch 16’s Suzanne Goldklang’s Saturday report.

  • Vehicle Fire Spreads to Home

    SIMPSON — A vehicle caught fire and later spread to two homes Sunday afternoon in Lackawanna County. It happened on Jefferson Avenue in Simpson. Fire officials tell us that the fire started in the SUV and spread to a house, causing some structural damage. Another house on the other side of the vehicle had some damage as well. Nobody was hurt and the cause of the fire is undetermined in Lackawanna County.

  • Friends and Family Remember Fred Kleman

    PLYMOUTH — Friends and family gathered Saturday night at the spot where Fred Kleman was killed in Luzerne County. It was more than a week ago that Kleman, 42, of Plymouth was hit and killed, and people involved with the neighborhood watch called for more to be done about aggressive driving in the borough. People lit candles to remember Kleman who died after police say another man hit him intentionally after Kleman told him to slow down. Organizers want to […]

  • Miners Beat Watertown

    SCRANTON — The NEPA Miners continued their 2013 success Saturday night, defeating the Watertown Red and Black 30-12. Newswatch 16 Sports arrived at the game just before the first half ended, with Watertown scoring their first and only touchdown of the half. On the ensuing kickoff, Mannie Stewart ran 73 yards to the end zone to take a 30-6 lead. With three seconds left in the half, Watertown threw an interception to the Miners’ Matt Jones. The only score would […]

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