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Fire at Salvage Yard in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE– The fire marshal is investigating how flames got started at a salvage yard in Wilkes-Barre. Five cares burned in the lot on Carbon Lane just before 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. No buildings were damaged and no one was hurt. Officials aren’t calling the fire suspicious, but the cause is still under investigation in Luzerne […]

Intruder in Wilkes-Barre Found Lounging on Family’s Couch

WILKES-BARRE — A family in Wilkes-Barre has a strange story to tell after they say a man kicked in their back door and walked into their living room. The intruder then made himself comfortable… on the family’s couch! It happened early Saturday morning on Sambourne Street in Wilkes-Barre. The family tried talking to the man, but […]

Aspen Dental Gives Free Exams to Veterans

WILKES-BARRE — Many people struggle to get oral healthcare. On Saturday, Aspen Dental provided free services to help give veterans a healthy smile. Aspen Dental launched the Healthy Mouth Movement giving the community free dental care and oral health education directly to those who need it most, with a focus on serving veterans in 2016. Aspen Dental offered […]

Tens of Thousands of Books Available at Annual Book Sale

WILKES-BARRE — Looking for a good book to read on your summer vacation? There are over 50,000 books to choose from at an annual book sale in Luzerne County. You know it’s time for the Friends of Osterhout Free Library Annual Book Sale when there’s a large tent right next to the library in Wilkes-Barre. […]

Police Called to Dispute at Sherman Hills in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Authorities are calling an assault in Wilkes-Barre a domestic dispute. It happened at around 10 a.m. Thursday at Sherman Hills complex. Newswatch 16 was not allowed into the apartment complex. A person who lives there tells us she saw a man covered in blood being attended to at the scene and a woman taken […]

Early Morning Robbery at Turkey Hill

WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating a robbery at a mini mart in Luzerne County. It happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday at the Turkey Hill in the 600 block of Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre. Police say a man walked in, demanded money, took the money, and took off. No weapon was seen and no one was […]

Meyers High School Celebrates Graduation 

WILKES-BARRE — Many college and high school seniors are starting new chapters of their lives this month. Seniors from Meyers High School graduated Friday morning. They are expected to be one of the last classes to walk out of those hallowed halls because in four years, a new school is expected to be built on […]

Pay To Park at the Federal Building in Wilkes-Barre Causes Problems For Neighbors

WILKES-BARRE —  There is plenty of parking at the old Stegmaier building along Wilkes-Barre Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre, but ever since the developer started charging $3 to park, folks are avoiding the lot and parking on the street. The entrance to the parking lot is on North Welles Street. The $3 it costs to park there at what is […]

Roller Derby Benefits Research for Rare, Genetic Disease

WILKES-BARRE — Some roller girls faced off in Wilkes-Barre to help young children suffering from a progressive neurological disorder. The Scranton Roller Radicals hosted a derby at the Skateaway on Blackman Street. The derby benefits research for the disease H-ABC in honor of a young boy Josh Haydt who suffers from the disorder. H-ABC affects […]

Man, Woman Facing Assault Charges

WILKES-BARRE — A man from Wilkes-Barre is behind bars accused of threatening to kill his own grandmother. Police say they witnessed Brian Watson, 31, yell at his grandmother. She’s recovering from a recent back surgery and grabbed a knife to defend herself. Officers also saw Christie Lord hit the woman. Watson and Lord are awaiting […]