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Action 16: Is Invenergy a Good Neighbor?

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JESSUP — A natural gas power plant being proposed for Jessup will be the focus of a Lackawanna County Regional Planning Commission meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. Invenergy announced Sunday a proposed host community agreement with Jessup which it says will amount to donations of more than $100,000 per year to civic groups. But what […]

Cemetery Safety after Tragic Accident

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SCRANTON — Cemetery caretakers in our area are urging caution after Monday’s tragedy when a headstone toppled onto a man, killing him. The man was placing Easter decorations at the grave of a relative at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Throop when he died. Caretakers believe the weather made the ground underneath the headstone unstable. Those […]

Olyphant Bar Catches Fire at Closing

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OLYPHANT — Flames hit a bar in Lackawanna County right at closing time. Ken’s Bar on Delaware Avenue in Olyphant started burning just before 2 a.m. Tuesday. People who live in the apartments above the bar said they were chased out into the cold. Kenneth Zack, a resident of one of the apartments, told Newswatch 16 […]

Spring Clean to Support Sally

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SCRANTON —  The Salvation Army is known for helping people in our area by doing everything from clothing them to  helping them kick a bad habit. Tuesday morning, Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey gave us a look at why this organization is saying the donations in our area are the worst they’ve been in years. Workers and volunteers at the non-profit […]

Troopers: Woman Caught with Stolen Vehicle After Running out of Gas

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SCRANTON — State police say a trooper stopped to help a driver whose vehicle ran out of gas, only to find out the vehicle had been stolen. The trooper found the Jeep Grand Cherokee along Interstate 81 near the Central Scranton Expressway around 4:30 p.m. Monday. A records check on the vehicle showed it was […]

Controversial Power Plant Offers Money Incentives

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JESSUP — A controversial power plant proposed for a community in Lackawanna County could mean even more money for residents living there. The company wanting to build the power plant, Invenergy, says if the deal goes through in Jessup, it will commit hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to the borough. Signs all over […]

Competition Judges Student Creations Using K’NEX

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SCRANTON — K’NEX isn’t just for play anymore. 43 teams of fourth through eighth grade students from school districts throughout the area participated in a competition to build things out of K’NEX pieces. The projects were judged based on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics design principles. NEIU 19 hosted the event Monday at Johnson College […]

Tire Business Complies With DEP Order

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SCRANTON — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Monday that a tire business in Scranton has met a deadline to comply with an order regarding contamination at a bridge construction site. Crews stopped construction on the Rockwell Avenue Bridge last week when a petroleum-based substance was found in the ground water. Kelleher Tire on […]

Several Crashes on Icy Road in Scranton

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SCRANTON — Ice is being blamed for a series of crashes on the same stretch of road. According to police,  there were three crashes on Route 307 in Scranton Sunday night, two within minutes of each other. One car rolled on its side and another went into the woods. Officers said no one was seriously […]

Chicken Problem in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE — City leaders in Carbondale say over the past few weeks they’ve been busy dealing with chickens. The mayor tells Newswatch 16 he’s received more than just a few calls about the fowl roaming neighborhoods. Remember that time in January when Carbondale leaders had their hands full dealing with one home that had more […]