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Flames damaged a high school near Shickshinny. Fire crews were called to Northwest Area High School around 3 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters smashed windows and cut holes into the roof to vent out all the smoke. The fire was knocked down quickly. [Read More]
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The girls from Tunkhannock are Little League Softball World Series runners-up. The all-star team from Tunkhannock took on a team from Wheelersburg, Ohio Wednesday night in Portland in the championship game. The community gathered at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock for a viewing party. In the end, the girls from Tunkhannock came up short, losing to Ohio 3-0. Congrats, Tigers, on an amazing season! [Read More]
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Lackawanna County will soon close its juvenile detention center. Commissioners voted last week to turn the 24-hour detention center into a processing center. [Read More]
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Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the attorney general's report on sex abuse in the Catholic Church, flash flooding, and money for the Scranton School District. [Read More]
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The Tunkhannock Little League Softball team is headed to the championship game of the World Series. Representing the East, the team from Pennsylvania took on the home team from Oregon Tuesday night in the Little League Softball World Series semifinals. In the top of the second inning, Tunkhannock trailed Oregon 3-0. Hannah James singles on a ground ball to right field, bringing home Sydney Huff. Tunkhannock cuts the lead to 3-1. The next batter, Ella McNeff, doubled on... [Read More]
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Neighbors in part of Schuylkill County devastated by flooding aired their concerns Tuesday night. About 150 people packed a borough meeting in Tremont. The borough was hit by flooding for the third time in as many weeks. Neighbors say they'd like to see an early warning system put into place. Officials in Tremont say missionary groups will be coming to help rebuild homes lost in the flooding. [Read More]
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People living in the northern tier who are already reeling from record rainfall are getting pummeled again. The rain flooded streets in Montrose in Susquehanna County Tuesday night including the area of Route 29 and Ridge Road On Church Street, storm drains overflowed spilling water into the streets. The rain has been coming down hard in these communities for most of the evening. [Read More]
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A crane came crashing down in Union County Tuesday night. Officials say the crane collapsed in Union Township near Winfield along the Union and Snyder county line. There were no injuries reported, but county officials said a metal beam is blocking both lanes of Route 15. [Read More]
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The American Red Cross is opening shelters in the northern tier for people forced from their homes by flooding. The Red Cross is opening an overnight shelter at Tunkhannock High School because of rising water levels on the Susquehanna River in Wyoming County. [Read More]
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PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A man's body was found in part of the Poconos. According to the Carbon County coroner, the body of a male was found in Penn Forest Township on Tuesday. The coroner would not say if death is considered suspicious and did not have the identity of the person. [Read More]
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Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include rafters rescued on the Lehigh River, flooding, midnight high school football practice, and reporters' bobbing heads. [Read More]
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The Scranton School District will receive an additional $6 million in state funding for 2019. That announcement was made Tuesday at Senator John Blake's office in downtown Scranton. The extra money is a result of meetings with Governor Tom Wolf and because the Scranton School District is under "financial watch" with the Department of Education. The money comes from a fund that is to be spent on classroom instruction, so there are some restrictions on how the... [Read More]
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A high-rise fire sent three people to the hospital in Williamsport. It happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Hepburn Highrise on West Edwin Street. Several residents had to be helped out of the building. Three were taken to the hospital for breathing in smoke. "Luckily we all know the ones that can't get out of their apartments. We tell them to stay. The firemen themselves carry them down. Anyone left in the stairwell, they come in... [Read More]
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As the heavy rains moved east across our area, the flooding issues have moved east as well. The city of Scranton was affected Monday evening. [Read More]
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Rescue crews were sent to the Lehigh River after reports that several rafters may be missing. An empty raft was found in Bowmanstown just after 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Morning Call reports. The company that rented the rafts then said nearly 150 rafters were unaccounted for. [Read More]
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Several communities across our area remain under flash flooding warnings including some in Lackawanna County. Rain fell for most of the day in Old Forge, leaving roads looking more like rivers and filling several basements with water. [Read More]
Several communities across our area remain under flash flooding warnings including some in Lackawanna County. Rain fell for most of the day in Old Forge, leaving roads looking more like rivers and filling several basements with water. Officials in Old Forge have declared a state of emergency. Police said several roads in the borough are underwater, including Lonesome Road, Moosic Road, Sibley Avenue, and Oak Street. The Lackawanna River is expected to crest at 15 feet... [Read More]
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Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the release of dash-cam video of a highway shootout in Northampton County, political ads, and disbelief over a call that aired last week. [Read More]
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Two greenhouses were built outside Dunmore Elementary Center thanks to a grant the district received a few years ago. "I think it's great because we need to understand that we grow local and that we can go global and understand that if we sustain this type of a greenhouse, we ... [Read More]
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A summer camp this week in Lackawanna County is helping children heal through the use of art. Camp Healing Hearts is underway in Moosic. Hospice of the Sacred Heart Center for Education is offering the five-day camp for children who have lost a loved one. We spoke with a counselor this year who was a camper last year. "It only helps so much to talk to your friends because they love you and they can help you,... [Read More]
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