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  • NEPA Has the Largest Indoor Water Park in the Nation

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — America’s largest indoor water park is right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania the newest addition at Kalahari Resort in Monroe County opened Wednesday. The addition doubles the size of the old water park near Mount Pocono to 220,000 square feet, making it the largest in the nation. The water park features several new slides and rides, as well as a play area for little kids and a swim up bar for adults.

  • The Globe Store Celebrates International Women’s Day

    SCRANTON — The space inside the former Globe Store in downtown Scranton is celebrating International Women’s Day. Several local artists participated in the project, creating works inspired by famous women. Artist Constance Denchy says, “I was just daydreaming, and just a couple of friends have joined in on the dream, and we’re building the field and hopefully people will come.” The art exhibit in downtown Scranton features bows, representing the history of women from Northeastern Pennsylvania who worked in the […]

  • Talkback 16: St. Patrick’s Day Festivities, New Roundabout, and Brewery Collapse

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include St. Patrick’s Day festivities, reaction to a new roundabout, and an old brewery that was in danger of collapsing.

  • 3,400 Bags Of Heroin Found After Traffic Stop

    A couple is locked up in Lackawanna County for allegedly dealing heroin and cocaine. Patrick Lherison from the Philadelphia area and his girlfriend, India Pranzoni were arrested Tuesday. Police tell us they found 3,400 bags or heroin, cocaine, and a few thousand dollars cash inside the suspect’s vehicle during a traffic stop.

  • Talkback 16: UGI Raising Prices, PA Lottery Numbers, DUI Driver’s Sentence

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include  UGIraising natural gas prices, how we show the Pennsylvania lottery numbers, and a caller outraged by the prison sentence for a DUI driver.

  • Lenten Fasting in Kingston

    WILKES-BARRE — Fasting is a part of Lent for many Christians. Students, faculty and staff at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre did just that Wednesday. Students, faculty, and staff at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre did just that Wednesday. Organizers tell us the food they would have eaten during lunch will be donated to the Al Beech food pantry in Kingston.

  • Pittston Home Demolished for Park Renovations

    PITTSTON — A vacant house came down Wednesday in Luzerne County to make room for renovations at an adjacent park. The $400,000 project on Hillpark Avenue in Pittston calls for a new playground, walking trail with lights, and a second basketball court. A security system, new fences, picnic tables and benches are also part of the plan at the Pittston little league field and Sullivan Park.

  • Scranton Nurses Rally

    SCRANTON — Even with Wednesday’s announcement to hire 2,000 workers, nurses and medical staff rallied outside Geisinger CMC in Scranton. They tell us there’s a shortage of nurses at the hospital. Some here at the rally in Scranton say nurses have quit because of the hours and workload.

  • Plans for Bridge Replacement Project Revealed in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — Plans for a major highway construction project in Lackawanna County were on display for the first time. Residents met with PennDOT representatives at Dunmore Elementary School Wednesday night to learn more about the anticipated five-year-long overhaul to replace the twin bridges on Interstate 84. PennDOT says once construction begins, traffic on the twin spans that run over Roaring Brook will continue in two lanes in both directions. A detour along Route 435 near Elmhurst is expected in the […]

  • Home in Carbon County Gets Hit Again

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — State police are investigating after they say a tractor trailer hit a home in Carbon County. Troopers say the truck hit the home at the intersection of Stagecoach Road West and Hazelwood Road in Towamensing Township. The owner of the home signaled the driver who pulled over a few miles down the road. There is no word yet if the driver will face charges. Troopers tell us this is not the first time this house in Carbon […]

  • Lackawanna County Proposes Cremation Fee Increase

    SCRANTON — Less than a week after Luzerne County announced an increase in cremation fees, neighboring Lackawanna County wants to do the same. An ordinance to increase the fee from $25 to $35 was read at Wednesdays commissioners meeting. The Lackawanna County coroner tells us the higher fee is the result of an increase in the number of cremations. Since all cremations must be investigated by the coroner’s office, more money is needed to offset the cost of making a […]

  • Charges Upgraded to Attempted Homicide in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — The charges against an alleged shooter in Luzerne County have been upgraded to attempted homicide. Police in Hazleton accuse George Salata of shooting a man in the face with a shotgun last month at the corner of North Locust and 20th Streets. Salata was originally charged with assault and endangerment here in Luzerne County.

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