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‘Pokemon Go’ Players Welcome at PNC Field

MOOSIC — It wasn’t a baseball game that attracted people to PNC Field in Moosic Sunday morning. The hunt was on for Pokemon. “Pokemon Go” players were granted early access to the field, which serves as a Pokestop within the game. Players tried to catch them all before the first pitch was thrown at Sunday’s […]

Officers Honored at Memorial Ceremony in Scranton

SCRANTON — July has been a month filled with loss for law enforcement officers and their families. On Courthouse Square in Scranton, people gathered Sunday, paying tribute to the officers killed on the job this month across the country, including the corrections officer who died in our area last week. 10 names and faces. 10 […]

Man from Lackawanna County Shot by Deputy in West Virginia

UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va. — A man from Lackawanna County is dead after an incident with law enforcement in West Virginia. West Virginia State Police say Paul Yacabitis, 50, of Covington Township was driving drunk on someone’s private property along York Road in Upshur County, West Virginia late Thursday night. An Upshur County sheriff’s deputy tried […]

Flames Force Five Out of Home in Carbondale

CARBONDALE — Investigators in Lackawanna County are searching for the cause of an early morning fire that chased five people from their home. The fire got its start just before 2 a.m. Sunday at the home along Washington Street in Carbondale. A resident told Newswatch 16 he thought an electric problem sparked the flames. Eight […]

One Hurt in Early Morning Motorcycle Crash

SCRANTON — One person was hurt in an early morning motorcycle crash in Scranton. It happened on North Main Avenue near the intersection with Oak Street. The operator of the motorcycle is in the hospital. There is no word on that person’s name and condition. Part of North Main Avenue was closed during the investigation […]

Police Investigate Reports of Person Hit by Vehicle in Scranton

SCRANTON — Part of North Main Avenue in Scranton’s west side is closed. Police were called to the 200 block of North Main Avenue for reports of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle just after 9 p.m. Saturday. Officers have not released any information at this time. The road is closed in that part of […]

Convention Time For PA Delegates

SCRANTON — Dozens gathered inside Hillary Clinton’s campaign office in Scranton to help send-off delegates to the convention in Philadelphia. This is Grace McGregor Kramer’s first time as a delegate. “I think a lot of unification has already happened at the high level, but now it’s getting some of the loudest, biggest supporters together and talk […]

Police Looking for Thieves Who Stole Hamburger-Shaped Chair

DICKSON CITY — It appears the Hamburglar has struck at a restaurant in Lackawanna County. Dickson City police are looking for the people they say stole a stool shaped like a cheeseburger from Red Robin on Commerce Boulevard Wednesday night. Police shared photos on Facebook of the suspected thieves and the chair. Officers said the cheeseburger […]

Chicken Barbecue Benefits Local Food Pantry

COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — A business in Lackawanna County hosted a fundraiser to benefit a local food pantry. Bill’s ShopRite near Daleville held a chicken barbecue and car show Saturday. The event featuring good food and games is all part of ShopRite’s Partners in Caring program. Since its founding in 1999, the program has donated nearly […]

Crews Repair Broken Water Main in Dunmore

DUNMORE – Crews have completed repairs to a water main that broke early Saturday morning in Lackawanna County. It happened around 1 a.m. near the intersection of Delaware Street and Adams Avenue in Dunmore. According to PA American Water officials, only two homes were affected. Officials said those homes could experience low pressure, but everything […]