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Glass Artwork on Display in Wayne County

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TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Some special art made from glass was on display in part of Wayne County where glass is a big part of history.
This new exhibit is open for the summer at the Dorflinger Glass Museum in White Mills.
Well-known glass artist Christopher Ries has 18 of his sculptures on display.
The Dorflinger Glass Company made expensive pieces in the late 1800s and early part of the 1900s in this part of Wayne County.

Homeowners Suing Municipalities over Crumbling Roads

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. -- Bad roads are behind a lawsuit in Luzerne County.
A Newswatch 16 investigation looked into the rough roads in the Quail Hill development near Pittston back in March.
The developer died in 2012 and did not have enough money in his estate to properly fix the crumbling roads.
About 25 homeowners are suing Avoca, Dupont and Pittston Township. The development spans all three locations.
Homeowners say they don't want money. They just want the roads fixed.

Coroner Called to Apparent Drowning at Keen Lake

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CANAAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The coroner was called to an apparent drowning at Keen Lake Campground Saturday evening.
Emergency crews were called to Keen Lake near Waymart around 6:30 p.m. including dive teams from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.
The Wayne County coroner identified the victim as Amit Gupta, 43, of Edison, New Jersey.
There is no word how Gupta ended up in the water.
The apparent drowning remains under investigation.

Clash for Cash Raises More Than $35,000

PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A lot of sweat--and a lot of fitness--made for another record-breaking year at a special event in Luzerne County.
Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey announced the big total Saturday afternoon at Clash for Cash. In all, $35,562 was raised. That’s up $5,000 from last year.
The charity fitness competition benefits this fall’s WNEP’s Ryan’s Run, which helps kids and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services.
140 competitors from three states took part in the fourth annual event inside Mohegan Sun Pocono’s convention center near Wilkes-Barre.

RiverFest in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- People in Wilkes-Barre made a splash on the Susquehanna River this weekend.
RiverFest was in full swing at Nesbitt Park in the city Saturday afternoon.
Music, food, and more were all part of the annual event that invites people to learn more about the river.
Environmental exhibits and a traveling Native American museum were set up. There was also plenty to do on the water.
"You have to get someone into your classroom before you teach them, so we do it in a fun way," said John Maday,  Riverfront Parks Committee.

Teaching Kids to Fish

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BENTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- It was a fine day to fish in Lackawanna County.
The Family Fishing Program at Lackawanna State Park gave families without fishing knowledge a free lesson on how to cast, tie knots, and fish safely.
About 30 kids participated in the event on Saturday. One lucky little girl even reeled in her first fish.
The free fishing event was put on by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

A ‘Specialty’ Good-bye

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OLYPHANT, Pa. -- By the end of the month, one of Lackawanna County's biggest employers for years will close its doors for good.
Former employees of Specialty Records and WEA Manufacturing want to make sure the company won't soon be forgotten.
People who used to work there got together for a reunion on Saturday to celebrate the impact the company had on the world and their lives.

Six County Firemen’s Convention

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Firefighters paraded in Luzerne County this weekend.
Newswatch 16 stopped by the 115th annual Six County Firemen's Convention in Hanover Township on Saturday.
People came out to see crews from across those six counties in our area, including Northumberland, Columbia, Montour, Schuylkill, Lackawanna, and Luzerne counties.
The parade started at Hanover Area Memorial Elementary School and ended with festivities for the firefighters' convention at the Breslau Hose Company grounds.

Free Bike Helmets, Safety Lessons for Kids

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SCRANTON, Pa. -- Some Kids learned about bike safety and even scored some free helmets in Scranton this weekend.
Hundreds of helmets were handed out at the sixth annual Bike Safety Fair at McDade Park on Saturday.
The free giveaway was sponsored by the Lackawanna County Commissioners.
City police officers even helped kids with their new helmets.
Parents say they're glad to see officers present at these kinds of events.

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