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DPW Worker Injured by Falling Tree Branch

WILKES-BARRE — A falling branch from a damaged tree sent a DPW worker to the hospital in Wilkes-Barre. It happened on Academy Street around 6 p.m. Monday. Witnesses say the tree was damaged when the storm blew through, but when workers came by later to remove the damaged tree, a branch fell and hit one […]

Barbecue Chicken Dinners Raise Money to Get K-9s for Wilkes-Barre Police

WILKES-BARRE — There was plenty of barbecue smoke and a hungry crowd on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. Folks lined up for a chicken barbecue Sunday. It was all to raise money to get K-9 officers for the Wilkes-Barre Police Department. Chicken dinners were only $5. Food and supplies were donated by individuals and local businesses. […]

Officer Who Helped Man Push Broken Down SUV Identified

WILKES-BARRE — We now know the name of the policeman who went out of his way to help a man push his SUV about a half mile after it broke down in Wilkes-Barre. Jon Smith of Wilkes-Barre says his jeep broke down Sunday at the Turkey Hill on Hazle Street. An officer pulled up behind him and […]

Inaugural Troop P Camp Cadet 5K Walk/Run in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Dozens came out to Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre Sunday for a little exercise and to help state police at the same time. 60 people participated in the Troop P Camp Cadet 5K walk/run. Runners participated alongside Camp Cadet councilors, alumni, and state troopers. It was the first year for the event. The event […]

Neighbors in Wilkes-Barre Want Ripped Up Roads Repaved

WILKES-BARRE  —  Utility companies are spending millions of dollars this year to install new water pipes and gas meters around Wilkes-Barre.  But in one section, unhappy neighbors have been dealing with torn up roads, lawns and more. A lot of people who live along Sheldon Street in Wilkes-Barre looked forward to this summer to do […]

Hot Spots to Cool Down in Luzerne County

LUZERNE COUNTY — On a hot summer day, when temperatures reach into the mid-80s, the pool in Kingston on Rutter Avenue is one of the places to be. The splash pad at the Coal Street park in Wilkes-Barre is another place folks go to cool off. “You want your children to cool off, you want them to […]

King’s College New Track and Field Under Construction

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Construction is underway for a new track and field complex at King’s College in Luzerne County. The Robert L. Betzler Athletic Complex already has a football field and baseball field.  Soon, it will also have a new track and field complex. A sketch shows how it will look, including a soccer field […]

King’s College New Track and Field Under Construction

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Construction is underway for a new track and field complex at King’s College in Luzerne County. The Robert L. Betzler Athletic Complex already has a football field and baseball field.  Soon, it will also have a new track and field complex. A sketch shows how it will look, including a soccer field […]

Getting Ready for a Festive Fourth at Kirby Park

KIRBY PARK — Vendors are gearing up in Wilkes-Barre for the Diamond city’s annual Fourth of July celebrations. Live music and fireworks are set for Monday night at Kirby Park and people have been packing the park since Monday morning. From crazy caricatures to fun rides and good food, Wilkes-Barre’s Fourth of July event in […]

Helmet Giveaway at Kirby Park Benefits Kids

KIRBY PARK — Keeping youngsters safe was the name of the game in Wilkes-Barre on this Fourth of July. Organizers are giving away 1,300 bicycle helmets. The giveaway runs until 6 p.m. in Kirby Park. One parent Newswatch 16 spoke with couldn’t be happier “He needs that helmet, we were going to go buy him […]