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Pocket Park Planned for Downtown Scranton Lot
SCRANTON — Scranton’s mayor has plans for a piece of undeveloped land in the city’s downtown, but first, the city has to buy it and resolve one of its plaguing issues. The mayor plans to put up some green in order to turn a barren spot into green space. The empty lot on Wyoming Avenue and Linden Street sits between two of the city’s grandest churches: St. Peter’s...
Concern in Milton after Kidnap Attempts
MILTON — Twice in the last few months, police say people posed as Northumberland County Children and Youth employees and tried to take children. Parents and grandparents in Milton tell Newswatch 16 the unsettling part of this is not knowing. Milton police have not yet said if they believe the attempted abductions are random or targeted. Either way, parents are being extra cautious. Joanne...
Three dogs and parrot rescued in Lasalle Street fire
BERWICK — A 79-year-old woman had to be coaxed from her Lasalle Street home after a dryer started burning Wednesday afternoon, neighbors said. But eventually, Waunita Young gave...
Watch the Moment Children Found Alive in Collapsed School After Earthquake
MEXICO CITY — Rescuers searched for survivors through the night after Tuesday’s powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states, killing scores and leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings. At least 217 people died in Mexico City — the country’s capital — and in the states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos, officials said. Previously, authorities had...
Water Problem in Scranton Building Forces Evacuation
SCRANTON – A burst water pipe caused problems for office workers and drivers in downtown Scranton Wednesday morning. It happened on the fourth floor of the Bank Towers building at Spruce Street and Wyoming Avenue, according to the fire chief. Power had to be cut and part of the building was evacuated. Spruce Street was shut down while crews work to fix that water problem.
Water Main Break in Old Forge
OLD FORGE – A water main break left some folks without water Wednesday morning in Lackawanna County. An eight-inch water main broke near the 400 block of Main Street in Old Forge, leaving about 50 homes and businesses dry, according to Pennsylvania American Water. The street is closed in the area of the break. Pennsylvania American Water hopes to have the water back on by Wednesday evening.
Small Fire at Wyoming Valley West H.S. Sends Students Home
PLYMOUTH -- Students are being dismissed early from Wyoming Valley West High School in Luzerne County after a fire in the gym.
Police Respond to Standoff in Carbon County
SUMMIT HILL -- Police have responded to a reported standoff in Carbon County Wednesday morning.
Central Mexico Earthquake Kills More Than 200, Topples Buildings
UPDATE: At least 226 people have died following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico Tuesday, according to a tweet from Luis Felipe Puente, National Coordinator of Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior. Of those killed, more than half were in the country’s capital, according to Puente. Original Story MEXICO CITY — Rescuers searched for survivors through the night...
Activist to burn protest flag
BLOOMSBURG — An activist plans to burn a combination Nazi-Confederate flag outside the courthouse Friday in protest of...
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Police: Dad and son assaulted girl, 14
WASHINGTONVILLE — A father and son befriended a 14-year-old girl here on the Internet, and both engaged in sex...
Sat, Sep 16
Mother Remembers Man Found Dead in Northumberland County
MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — The Northumberland County coroner has released the name of the man found dead near...
Thu, Sep 14
Road coating riles residents
WONDERVIEW — Contractors covered a housing development’s blacktop roadways with tar and chip last week, leaving...
Sun, Sep 17
PSU fan’s ambulance banned
BERWICK — As a lifelong Penn State football fan, Mike Heon of Berwick has seen his share of upsets. But few have...
Sat, Sep 16
Safety Light tab to hit $30M
BLOOMSBURG — Work to remove contaminated soil from the former Safety Light manufacturing plant is still being done...
Fri, Sep 15
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