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Man Charged with Burglary in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — A man from Philadelphia is charged with burglary in Wilkes-Barre. According to police, Robert Hood forced his way into a home along Stanton Street and beat up a man Sunday morning. Officers said the victim been hospitalized and Hood is locked up in Luzerne County.

Former Medical Facility Coming Down For Loading Dock

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WILKES-BARRE — Newswatch 16 is learning more about the demolition underway at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Officials said the structure, built in 1908, is coming down. It currently wasn’t used by the hospital and is being demolished to make way for a loading dock. Geisinger said it is part of the $12 million in renovations underway […]

Wilkes-Barre Man Locked Up on Child Porn Charges

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WILKES-BARRE — Authorities believe a man from Wilkes-Barre shared child porn online. The attorney general’s office announced Thursday the arrest of John Owen, 46. Investigators said they found kiddie porn on several devices in his home on Courtright Avenue in Wilkes-Barre. According to officials, Owen is locked up Luzerne County.

“Frozen Fun”: Free Holiday Event Hits Wilkes-Barre

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The Luzerne County based law firm Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is offering its annual free holiday movie event at The F. M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. The event is bringing back a popular Disney movie to a big screen in our area! Click here for more information on how you can join Elsa and her […]

Changes Coming to Wilkes-Barre Schools

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WILKES-BARRE — School officials in Wilkes-Barre say major changes are coming to the city’s high schools. The superintendent said two of the district’s three high schools are too expensive to repair. Wilkes-Barre Area school board members gathered Wednesday night to present a report addressing what the future may look like for the city’s high schools. […]

Celebrating the First Night of Hanukkah

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WILKES-BARRE — A group of runners reached the Jewish Community Center shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday carrying the torch that would light the menorah, starting the celebration of Hanukkah. This was the 46th year for the torch run at the Jewish Community Center in Wilkes-Barre, kicking off the eight-day festival of lights. People of the […]

Shooting Investigation in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Police say a woman was shot in the head in Wilkes-Barre Friday afternoon. Officers were called to Geisinger Wyoming Valley for a report of a gunshot victim. According to police, the victim had gunshot wounds above her right eye and in her hand and underwent surgery at the hospital. Police said the victim […]

Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating what they are calling a “serious crash involving a pedestrian.” Police were called to the intersection of Wilkes-Barre Boulevard and Conyngham Avenue in the city around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. There is no word on the condition of the victim. Traffic was detoured for about two hours while crews reconstructed the […]

Intoxicated Toddler Investigation in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are investigating how a 2-year-old girl could end up intoxicated. Police tell us they’ve questioned the toddler’s parents extensively as they try to find out why the girl had alcohol on her breath and in her blood. Just three doors down from the home where the toddler lived in Wilkes-Barre, […]

SUV Plows Into Elementary School

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WILKES-BARRE — An SUV plowed right through an elementary school in Luzerne County. Officials said the crash happened at Heights Murray Elementary School along South Sherman Street around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. JUST IN: SUV slammed into the gym at Heights Murray Elementary in Wilkes-Barre. Female driver rushed to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/MEBdf17olf — Bill Wadell (@BillWadell) December 10, […]