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State Budget Stalemate Could Affect Social Services In Luzerne County

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WILKES-BARRE  — As lawmakers continue to butt heads about the state’s budget, dozens of organizations that receive state dollars are left wondering how they will be funded, and if they will be able to provide services to the people who depend them. Some kids playing kickball at the Children’s Service Center summer school off South […]

Wilkes-Barre Homicide Suspect Turns Himself In

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WILKES-BARRE  —  Wilkes-Barre Police charged 19-year-old Khalil Brathwaite with criminal homicide. Newswatch 16 was at his arraignment, where police accused him of shooting Jason Canty in the head late Saturday night near the intersection of Carey Avenue and New Alexander Street in Wilkes-Barre. “We’re just happy we made a fast arrest on this to get […]

Wilkes-Barre Moves to Create Sewer Authority

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WILKES-BARRE — If you live near Wilkes-Barre, you may soon have to pay a fee for the sewer authority it’s creating. Wilkes-Barre City Council voted on Monday to move ahead with a plan that would impose sewer fees on communities that utilize Wilkes-Barre’s sewer lines. The plan calls for Wilkes-Barre to set up its own sewer authority. […]

Police Assaulted During Investigation

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WILKES-BARRE — Four people face charges after Wilkes-Barre police were attacked during an investigation. Authorities were called to a home on Hazle Street Sunday for an alleged assault. When police arrived, they say the people inside the home told them to leave. According to the cops, James King, 18, and Rymeek Shaw, 21, then became violent. […]

Labor Board Confirms CHS Violations at W-B General

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WILKES-BARRE — Nurses at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital will be getting back pay owed to them over a period of several months last year while they were negotiating a new contract. The nurses were on strike last summer. The National Labor Relations Board last week upheld a ruling that Community Health Systems violated federal labor law […]

Fire Forced Residents out of Wilkes-Barre Home

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WILKES-BARRE — A fire forced residents out of a home in Wilkes-Barre. Crews responded to the place on Hazle Street around 2 Saturday afternoon. Firefighters tell Newswatch 16 they suspect the smoke came from a small fire, most likely on the first floor. Once the home for people with intellectual disabilities is aired out, firefighters […]

Building Where Two Men Died in Fire Torn Down

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WILKES-BARRE — Three years after two men died in a fire, the burned out apartment building is being torn down. Family members tell us they’re paying about $12,000 to demolish the eyesore on Pine Street. Investigators never determined how the deadly fire in Wilkes-Barre started.

Extended-Stay Hotel Coming To Luzerne County

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PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Developers have built hundreds of new hotel rooms in Luzerne County over the past couple years. And it’s a trend that may not be slowing down. Construction crews have been lifting, digging, and flattening a site off Kidder Street near Wilkes-Barre, building the new Wood Springs Hotel. The extended-stay hotel will be […]

Police Investigating Gunfire in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — A shooting victim is expected to be okay after gunfire in Wilkes-Barre. Police say someone opened fire inside Passion Lounge on Scott Street just before 2 Friday morning. Authorities add that the victim made it to a hospital. Cops questioned a group of people and an SUV was towed away. Wilkes-Barre police have […]

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

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WILKES-BARRE — The rain wrapped up just in time for the holiday festivities in Wilkes-Barre. The fireworks were kept safe and dry so they’d be ready for Saturday night’s “Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration” in Kirby Park. There were games and rides for the kids. Plus, there was food and craft vendors. The Northeastern Pennsylvania […]