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Man Rescued After Falling Down Embankment in Scranton

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SCRANTON — Officials said a man fell down an embankment off Green Ridge Street around 4:30 p.m. Monday. Crews pulled the man up on a stretcher and then took him to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There’s no word on his condition or how he ended up down the embankment.

Rally in Scranton for Cannabis Legalization

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SCRANTON — One day before a planned rally in Harrisburg for medical marijuana, some people gathered in Scranton in support of cannabis legalization. Newswatch 16 stopped by Nay Aug Park Sunday afternoon, where the cannabis rally was held. Activists spoke and shared information. There was also music and dancing. Currently, marijuana is illegal in Pennsylvania […]

Wayne County 4-H Club Tours WNEP

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MOOSIC — A 4-H club stopped by Newswatch 16 for a tour of the studios in Moosic Sunday. The Tri-Gal 4-H club from northern Wayne County got a look at the behind the scenes at The News Station, touring the backyard and the set. Newswatch 16 extends a big thanks to all the kids and parents […]

Fire Damages Home in Scranton

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SCRANTON — One woman is out of her home after a fire in Scranton Sunday morning. Crews said no one was inside when flames broke out at the double home on Short Avenue just before 9:30 a.m. The fire chief said it appears the fire started on the second floor. According to officials, that woman […]

Music Lovers Picked Up Special Edition Vinyls

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SCRANTON — Music lovers were hoping to pick up some vinyl from possible future hall-of-famers Saturday in Scranton. Folks packed music stores like Embassy Vinyl on Adams Avenue for Record Store Day. Record Store Day is a worldwide event to celebrate independent music stores. It started in 2008. Lots of artists put out special edition […]

Getting Ready to Celebrate Earth Day in the Electric City

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SCRANTON — Folks were getting ready to celebrate Earth Day at the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton. The Penn State Master Gardener’s event had information on composting, gardening and reducing pesticides in your garden. Kids could even bring nature home with them, with a free tree seedling. Earth Day is celebrated later this week on […]

Celebrating National Park Week in Scranton

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SCRANTON — Saturday kicked off National Park Week and folks were celebrating with free admission at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton. It is free all this weekend for visitors to get into Steamtown. All of the indoor and outdoor exhibits and guided tours are included in the fee free weekend. “The fee free days […]

Opening Day of Trout Season for Most of PA

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COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — Anglers cast lines Saturday during the opening day of trout season for most of the commonwealth. Newswatch 16 found people fishing today in Lackawanna County at Covington Park near Moscow. Trout season did open in some parts of Pennsylvania about two weeks ago.

Group Asks Public For Park Plans

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SCRANTON — A community effort is underway in part of Scranton, meant to revitalize some of the smaller neighborhood parks. In the center of the park that bears his name, there’s a memorial to Joseph Fellows. A lot of memories, too, from older folks in this west Scranton neighborhood about what a great community meeting […]

Bike Share Program Encourages Cycling in Scranton

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SCRANTON — A tourism group from Lackawanna County wants people to explore Scranton on two wheels instead of four. The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority is getting ready to launch a new bike share program. The LHVA is the group responsible for putting in trails along the Lackawanna River that run throughout the city. If you […]