Stroke patients paint their way through rehabilitation

A special program in Berks County uses a paint brush to help stroke patients rehabilitate.

The Strokes for Stroke painting class was held Saturday afternoon at HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital.

Organizers say the class helps those recovering from a stroke by stimulating brain function and improving hand-eye coordination.

“Painting uses both sides of the brain so it helps with different functions as a stroke patient is in rehabilitation,” said Sara Dickey from the American Heart Association.

The program is sponsored by the American Heart Association, HealthSouth and the American Stroke Association. 

Creepy clown scares residents in Northampton County

Officials say in Northampton Borough someone dressed up as a clown was seen running after a few people Saturday.

It happened around 6:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Dewey Avenue.

Officials say the clown quickly ran away into the woods, and no one was…

Teen battling rare brain disorder crowned homecoming king

A Freedom High School student battling a rare brain disorder was voted into the school’s royalty by his peers on Saturday night.

Adam Recke was crowned homecoming king.

Recke is fighting a disorder known as Niemann Pick which targets his nerves, or…

Sun-filled Sunday with seasonable temperatures

Today: Nice with plenty of sunshine. High: 72

Tonight: Mainly clear and chilly (patchy frost possible in northern Monroe county). Low: 42

Monday: Sunshine followed by afternoon clouds (rain starting in the evening). High: 74 Low: 57

Hope you’re enjoying this first official weekend of fall! After a much cooler and more fall-like day on Saturday, today will be very similar and even just a bit cooler.

A chilly start this morning with plenty of sunshine. Sun-filled skies right through this afternoon as high temperatures only hit the lower 70s. Making  it another beautiful day for any outdoor fall activities! Temperatures will fall back to the lower 40s under mainly clear skies. Patchy areas of frost will be possible for some, especially in the northern counties.

Monday will start off mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s. The cloud cover will begin to thicken up during the afternoon as rain approaches the area by the evening. The rain will continue overnight and could linger into Tuesday morning, especially south and east. There may be a lingering shower around through the rest of the week, but otherwise expect a mix of sun and clouds with seasonable temperatures.

Crash on Drinker Street in Lackawanna County

DUNMORE — A two-car accident in Lackawanna County left one of those vehicles on its roof, smoking Saturday night. Police say the accident happened around 9:30 p.m when a driver smashed into a parked car near the 700 block of Drinker Street. Police say the car flipped after hitting the parked vehicle. The driver of the flipped vehicle was taken to the hospital. Traffic was temporarily deferred from Drinker Street, but officials tell Newswatch 16 Drinker Street is open.  

Mixed Opinions of “Cops” in Hazleton

HAZLETON — The 4th Street pub in Hazleton was buzzing on a Saturday night. Usually, patrons in the pub are watching college football games, but on Saturday night, all eyes were locked on TV screens airing the television show “Cops”. In its 29th season, the new episode of “Cops” highlighted crime in Hazleton. John Skuntz watches the show that follows officers as they respond to emergencies. After living in Hazleton for thirty years, John says seeing the show feature his […]

Bloomsburg Fair Kickoff and the Impact on Nearby Businesses

BLOOMSBURG — There is big business on the 1st day of the Bloomsburg Fair. There is all the  food and the vendors that compete with all the businesses in town near the fairgrounds. Under clear blue skies, a feast for the eyes, at the first day of the Bloomsburg Fair. There is so much to see, so much to eat, and for one rookie horsewoman, so many ribbons. “This is only my first year showing so I am pretty proud of […]

Police investigate suspicious package in historic Bethlehem

A report of a suspicious package has part of Main Street shut down in historic Bethlehem.

Police say the suspicious package was seen near the Hotel Bethlehem.

Police did confirm that part of Main Street was sealed off.

A 69 News crew reported seei…

Valley View Wins 22-17 On The Road Against Abington Heights

Valley View wins 22-17.

Greenwich gathers for community day 2016 (PHOTOS)

The one-day event was held at Greenwich Municipal Park.

Saturday was a day for the community to come out in Greenwich Township.
The township’s 2016 Community Day was held noon to…