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Keeping Players, Fans Cool at the Dream Game

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PECKVILLE — A summertime tradition in Lackawanna County has to deal with some real summertime heat this evening. City and county all-star football players will be taking the field all padded up for the 81st annual Scranton Lions Club Dream Game at John Henzes Veteran Memorial Stadium in Peckville. Because of the high temperatures, some […]

Hillary Clinton Visits Scranton

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SCRANTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returned to her father’s birthplace raising money in her run for president. Clinton has made numerous stops in Scranton. This is her first in her latest campaign for president. After a stop at her father’s grave, she went to a private fundraiser at the home of Virginia McGregor, […]

Man Hit with Luring, Sex Charges

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SCRANTON — Scranton police have accused a man of luring a young boy into his home on Railroad Avenue to try to sexually assault him. Jose Luna, 22, is charged with attempted kidnapping and sex-related charges. Police say the 13-year-old boy was able to get away before he was assaulted.

Signs Up for Clinton Fundraising Visit

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SCRANTON — The signs are going up and the anticipation is growing as Scranton gets ready to welcome Hillary Clinton back to her father’s hometown. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will stop in Scranton Wednesday afternoon. The fundraising event is expected to be the first of several trips to the city where her father is […]

County Residents “Thrilled” Local Man Bought Mall at Steamtown

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SCRANTON — The long awaited reveal of who now owns the Mall at Steamtown is now over. We learned Monday evening the man who bought it is a businessman from Lackawanna County. John Basalyga, from Roaring Brook Township, was able to snag the downtown Scranton property at an auction on June 24 for $5.512 million. […]

Two Men Charged with Arson

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CLIFTON TOWNSHIP — State Police say two men burned a shed and a cabin in Lackawanna County Sunday. Troopers said the two men had been “drinking all day” and then went for a ride into a wooded area behind Pocono Mobile Manor. Behind the mobile home park they found a cabin and a shed and started […]

Co-Ed Volleyball Club

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There are no volleyball nets at the south Scranton sports complex. So Eric Bartels is making some. “Everybody has fun,” Bartels said. “It’s just a great way to stay fit, stay active and meet new people.” 18 teams are playing with the Scranton Social Sports Club. But winning isn’t the goal. “It’s about having fun,” […]

Local Owner of Mall at Steamtown

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SCRANTON — We now know who bought the Mall at Steamtown. The new owner is a businessman from our area who also owns a roofing company and a popular restaurant. The Mall at Steamtown will stay in local hands. Lackawanna County real estate developer John Basalyga closed on the sale of the mall late Monday […]

Wanted: DIY Gurus

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SCRANTON — Our area is packed with talented people, especially those “Do It Yourself” gurus. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey was in Scranton with the details on where these people can rally to show off their skills.   From a nine year old kid who can create books from computer codes to homeowners building robots, the […]

Wanted: DIY Gurus

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SCRANTON — Our area is packed with talented people, especially those “Do It Yourself” gurus. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey was in Scranton with the details on where these people can rally to show off their skills.   From a nine year old kid who can create books from computer codes to homeowners building robots, the […]