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Police Looking for Woman Who Robbed Convenience Store

THROOP — Police are looking for the woman who robbed a convenience store in Lackawanna County. According to Throop police, a woman walked into Dunmore Convenience on Dunmore Street in Throop around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and threatened the clerk with a knife. The woman got away with some cash. The clerk wasn’t hurt. Police released surveillance video of the robber. Anyone with information is asked to call Throop police at 570-489-0211.

Man Wanted for Robbery in Olyphant

OLYPHANT — An accused robber is on the run in Lackawanna County. Officers believe Michael Brown is involved in a home invasion in Olyphant on Sunday. That man from Archbald faces robbery, assault, and other charges. If you know where he is, you are asked to call police in Lackawanna County.

Marching to Mark the Holiday in Scranton

SCRANTON — Remembrances were held all across our area and the country in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. People marched through downtown Scranton Monday evening. The march started at the United Neighborhood Centers along Olive Street and ended at Courthouse Square. The marchers spoke King’s words and talked about his push for racial equality. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Robbery Investigation in Olyphant

OLYPHANT — Police are looking into a robbery at a home in Lackawanna County. Officers showed up at a home on South Valley Avenue in Olyphant Sunday afternoon. Investigators haven’t said what was taken or if there are any arrests.

Awards Ceremony Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

SCRANTON — Police and their relationship with the community was the focus of a dinner honoring the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Scranton. The Greater Scranton MLK Commission hosted its annual awards dinner at the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton on Sunday. This year’s keynote speaker was Baltimore’s police chief, who has dealt first hand with difficult race relations in the city. “It’s inspirational to be able to hear from someone. We’re talking police and community relation, […]

Rallying to Save Obamacare

SUNBURY — Rallies were held all across the country on Sunday to try to save Obamacare. Dozens of people showed up at a congressman’s office in Northumberland County, protesting the proposed repeal of Obamacare and cuts to Planned Parenthood. People stood outside for hours in Sunbury to make sure their voices are heard. They are demanding Congress makes sure Americans continue to have access to affordable healthcare. “Healthcare should be a right. It’s not a privilege to be alive!” That […]

Students in Scranton Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy

SCRANTON — Some sang, while others danced. Students and parents in the Scranton School District braved wintry conditions to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Scranton High School. President-elect Trump’s recent comments about civil rights activist, Congressman John Lewis, have caused a stir around the country. At Scranton High, one word was stressed, peace. “We chose peaceful tomorrow as our theme moving forward, how can we unify and become one and celebrate diversity instead of […]

Third Annual ShiverFest Showcases Lackawanna River

SCRANTON — Cold weather didn’t keep people away from the river in Lackawanna County. Despite the frigid temperatures, people jumped in kayaks and canoes in the Lackawanna River in Scranton. The third annual ShiverFest kicked off at noon on Saturday. It’s sponsored by the Lackawanna River Conservation Association. The brave souls conquered the chill and paddled nearly three miles up the river. “We want to show that this river is a great recreational asset, a great aesthetic asset, right through […]

‘Trump Truck’ Denied at Presidential Inauguration

THROOP — At just about every major campaign event in our area during this last election, there stood one of Scranton businessman Bob Bolus’ “Trump trucks.” The truck was a popular spot at rallies for people to take photos, and even made wave when it was vandalized twice, and also hit a bridge.  Bolus had three trucks made, with different slogans on each one geared toward Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and even Hillary Clinton. But now, Bolus tells Newswatch 16 the […]

Police Investigating Stabbing in Olyphant

OLYPHANT — Police are investigating a stabbing in Lackawanna County. Officers responded to the 400 block of Delaware Avenue in Olyphant around 1:30 a.m. Saturday where a man was reportedly stabbed. Officers found one man who had been stabbed and another man who had been attacked. There’s no word on the conditions of the victims. Police are looking for two women and two men who were involved in the incident. Investigators said they were in two different vehicles: a mid […]