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Lackawanna County Comes to Agreement with Workers

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SCRANTON — Lackawanna County released the terms of an agreement that ended a strike by the county workers who handle child abuse cases. The unionized employees at the Office of Youth and Family hit the picket lines earlier this month. At a news conference Friday, the county commissioners say the new contract agreement calls for […]

Plea and Sentencing for Beating Death

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SCRANTON — A man accused of homicide also entered a plea Friday in Lackawanna County. Ryan McNamara of Scranton pleaded no contest in the beating death of his girlfriend early last year. McNamara’s no contest plea means he doesn’t dispute the facts but he doesn’t take responsibility for them. He is accused of beating his […]

Camping Contraptions

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DICKSON CITY –Camping season is starting up in our area. If you’re ready to try crashing in the woods for a night, then Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey has what you need to know about the great outdoors. Leckey is at Gander Mountain with the latest camping contraptions.  

Rig Wreck Slows Traffic on 81

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SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A tractor trailer crash tied up traffic in Lackawanna County Wednesday night. The big rig tipped on Interstate 81 south near the Dickson City exit. There is no word on any injuries or what caused the crash.

Youth and Family Services Workers to Head Back to Work

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SCRANTON — Workers at the Office of Youth and Family Services in Lackawanna County have agreed to go back on the job Thursday. They went on strike nearly two weeks ago. There’s no word if a contract agreement has been made, but union officials said a tentative contract is in place.

Gold Star Mother From Lackawanna County Reflects on Ramadi

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DICKSON CITY — Some families in our area are paying close attention to the unrest in Iraq. The city of Ramadi is where five soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard were killed in action in 2005. September 28th, 2005 in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, was the worst loss for the Pennsylvania National Guard since World […]

Tractor Trailer Loses Top Under Railroad Bridge

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SCRANTON — A tractor trailer was a bit too tall for a bridge in Scranton. The top of the trailer was completely ripped off when the truck went under the railroad bridge on South Washington Avenue Tuesday morning. The driver from Oklahoma was hauling paper towels. Scranton police say they expect to cite the driver […]

Man Accused of Attempted Carjacking Facing Even More Charges

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SCRANTON — A man locked up over the weekend accused of trying to carjack two vehicles is now facing even more charges. On Saturday, police say Amir Whitehurst of Allentown tried to carjack two people at a doctor’s office in Dickson City. Now police in Scranton say Whitehurst also tried to steal a car at […]

Remembering the Fallen in Scranton

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SCRANTON — Some folks in Scranton took on the solemn ritual of visiting grave sites of veterans on Memorial Day. Newswatch 16 found lots of people at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery along Davis Street Monday morning.

Parades Throughout the Area to Mark Memorial Day

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In Lackawanna County, bag pipers were among the marching units that took part in the annual Memorial Day parade in Taylor. Veterans, school bands, fire trucks, and other dignitaries enjoyed the beautiful morning with a march along Union Street. It all culminated with a 21-gun salute in front of the borough’s memorial. Elsewhere in Lackawanna […]