Annual Religious Pilgrimage in Wayne County

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SOUTH CANNAN TOWNSHIP — A religious pilgrimage is wrapping up in Wayne County. Thousands of people of the Russian Orthodox faith visited St. Tikhon’s Monastery near Waymart over the weekend. St. Tikhon’s is America’s oldest orthodox monastery. This is the 111th year for the pilgrimage in Wayne County.

Remembering the Fallen in Scranton

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SCRANTON — Some folks in Scranton took on the solemn ritual of visiting grave sites of veterans on Memorial Day. Newswatch 16 found lots of people at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery along Davis Street Monday morning.

Parades Throughout the Area to Mark Memorial Day

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In Lackawanna County, bag pipers were among the marching units that took part in the annual Memorial Day parade in Taylor. Veterans, school bands, fire trucks, and other dignitaries enjoyed the beautiful morning with a march along Union Street. It all culminated with a 21-gun salute in front of the borough’s memorial. Elsewhere in Lackawanna […]

Memorial Day Museum Visit

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Mike Stevens travels back down the Pennsylvania Road to a display in Union County that paid tribute to those who fought for our country and gave visitors a first-hand look at life at the time of World War II.

Honoring a Soldier’s Greatest Sacrifice

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TUNKHANNOCK — For decades, people in Tunkhannock have been honoring fallen soldiers with an annual Memorial Day parade, but for the past three years there’s been a new tradition added: a balloon release for every fallen soldier in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of people lined West Tioga Street in Tunkhannock to watch the annual Memorial Day parade […]

Wyoming Valley West 4-1 win over Hazleton-District 2 AAAA Baseball Championship

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Billy Gregory went the distance for the Spartans as Wyoming Valley West beat Hazleton 4-1 on Monday at PNC Field in the District 2 AAAA baseball championship game.

Abington Heights 4-3 win over Valley View-District 2 AAA Baseball Championship

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Abington Heights won their 3rd straight District 2 AAA baseball championship on Monday with a 4-3 win over Valley View at PNC Field.

Shawnee Cemetery Memorial Day Service Offers Comfort To Families of the Fallen

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PLYMOUTH — About 75 people attended a Memorial Day service at the Shawnee Cemetery in Plymouth. Many of them, like VFW member Betty Kraszewski, had family or friends who died for our freedom. “Without their sacrifices, we wouldn’t be here today, able to do what we’re doing for the veterans,” said Kraszewski. She and her […]

Boating Season Kicks Off At Harveys Lake

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HARVEYS LAKE — The start of summer is still about a month away, but for some boaters in Luzerne County, the season starts early. “I’m so excited! It’s finally sunny out. The water looks great,” said Melissa Lindsey of Scranton, who went boating at Harveys Lake. “Just being together with people I love– friends and […]

Crews Rescue Fall Victim at Reservoir in Luzerne County

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PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Crews rescued a person who they said fell from a dam at a reservoir in Luzerne County. Responders say the male victim fell about 50 feet from the dam at the Mill Creek Reservoir in Plains Township and landed on rocks. It happened around 5 p.m. The victim was taken to Geisinger […]