August 21, 2019 at 17:47 EDTWNEP
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- Carts full of blankets, microwaves, and TVs were unloaded from cars and taken into dorms at Lock Haven University on Wednesday.
Upperclassmen directed cars and helped lead the way for freshmen as they moved in.
"They had these people called movers and shakers, and they really helped me. I had a lot of stuff. I really liked move in," said Adrianna Newman. "I had four of the bins. It was a lot of stuff, and they even took it to the fourth floor and everything."
August 21, 2019 at 17:34 EDTWNEP
WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Parents of students who attend St. Jude's Elementary in Luzerne County are concerned for their children's wellbeing. They tell us a change to bus transportation to and from school puts their safety at risk.
The Crestwood School District is using a new bus company this year, and the acting superintendent tells us it was that change that caused the district to look at ways of making busing more efficient.
August 21, 2019 at 17:33 EDTWNEP
BEAVERTOWN, Pa. -- Two men and a juvenile are now charged in a burglary spree in Snyder County last year.
Wayne Conroy Jr., 21, of Montandon, and Tyler Bickhart, 19, of Winfield, are accused of stealing cash, credit cards, guns, and bicycles from garages and vehicles.
The break-ins and thefts happened in Beavertown on December 26, 2018.
Conroy and Bickhart are free on bail. The boy's case will be handled by the Snyder County Juvenile Court.
August 21, 2019 at 17:23 EDTWNEP
GILBERT, Pa. -- There were plenty of people walking around at the West End Fair in Gilbert on Wednesday.
Gwen Kaiser from Saylorsburg came to check on her award-winning relish.
"Enjoying the day. I always enjoy the livestock, and I come to check on my entries and see what other entries there are," said Kaiser.
The fruit and vegetable competition is one of the highlights of the fair. First, second, and third prize ribbons hang from almost every shelf.
But with all the rain we've had this year, did the judges think this was a good year?
August 21, 2019 at 17:06 EDTWNEP
MOOSIC, Pa. -- The calendar says it's summer, the weather says it's summer, but stores say it's pumpkin season.
Are people ready for fall, or are they still clinging to the final taste of summer?
Pumpkin spice is back at Dunkin'. Halloween candy is on supermarket shelves. Costume stores are open for business.
Some say this push for pumpkin is premature.
"It's too early!" said Joe Zaccone. "They do that with everything -- Halloween, Christmas, Easter, everything."
August 21, 2019 at 16:55 EDTWNEP
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- A grounds crew of about 20 people takes care of the fields for the two weeks during the Little League World Series, and it's not just Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums they are responsible for. There are seven fields they must keep in tip-top shape.
What you see on television during the Little League World Series in South Williamsport is lots of great baseball, but what you don't see is, in between the games, in the mornings and evenings, the grounds crew is hard at work.
August 21, 2019 at 16:54 EDTWNEP
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- There is a lot of girl power at this year's Little League World Series.
Even though the team from the Midwest Region has been eliminated from the Little League World Series, the team is on the tip of people's tongues. One of their pitchers, Maddy Freking, is only the 19th girl to ever play in the Little League Baseball World Series.
"My team doesn't really treat me like I'm a girl," Maddy said. "They treat me just like I'm another guy on the team."
August 21, 2019 at 16:48 EDTWNEP
HAZLETON, Pa. -- The city of Hazleton is cracking down on property owners it says has allowed for illegal dumping near a busy shopping area.
Old tires, construction materials, and household garbage are all being dumped in a few areas behind a busy retail area on West Broad Street in Hazleton, and it's cause for concern for local business owners.
"It looks not too good for us. People won't feel comfortable coming to shop here," said Joel Fuentes.
August 21, 2019 at 16:47 EDTWNEP
SCRANTON, Pa. -- We now know the names that will be representing the two major political parties on the ballot in a special election for Scranton mayor in November.
The city Democratic and Republican committees picked their candidates this week. The two men will run in November to serve the last two years of former mayor Bill Courtright's term.
August 21, 2019 at 16:39 EDTWNEP
SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa -- A stuck truck caused a bit of a backup on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County.
Police say the truck got stuck in the lane split of a construction site on Interstate 81 north just past the Dickson City exit around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The on ramps were closed in that area while the truck was backed out.