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Fire destroys cabin in Poconos

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Fire gutted a cabin Wednesday morning in Monroe County. A neighbor tells Newswatch 16 he was outside when he noticed flames coming from the nearly 100-year-old vacation cabin in Paradise Township near Henryville. No one was staying in the cabin at the time of the fire.
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Slatington, PAWOLF

Another PA restaurant to be hit by oil thefts this month

SLATINGTON, LEHIGH CO. (WOLF) — We told you about an oil theft from a Dickson City Restaurant last week. Today, we learned of another oil theft in Pennsylvania but this time- in Slatington, Lehigh County. "A huge number of the restaurants where the oil is being robbed work with us,...
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Driver who died in Lower Nazareth police pursuit had suspended license, records show

The man who died in a crash Tuesday in Northampton County was fleeing police who wanted to pull him over for a suspended license, according to authorities and court records. Instead of pulling over, Jimmy J. Nguyen, 23, of Moore Township fled after police learned there was an issue with his driver’s license, according to state police Troop M commander Capt. Joseph Sokolofski. Court records ...
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Fire destroys home in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, Pa. — Flames wrecked a home in one part of the Poconos Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out at the place along Spring Hill Road near Sterling around one o'clock. No one was injured in the fire. And so far no word yet on the cause of the...
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Carnival season begins in Lackawanna County

DUNMORE, Pa. — A big turnout Wednesday night for some summer fun in Dunmore. Families flocked to the Carnival at Sherwood Park for some games, rides, and food. Organizers say the carnival is one of the biggest fundraisers and the proceeds help with maintaining the park. After having to cancel...
Lackawanna County, PAScranton Times

Developer buying former Lackawanna County Visitors Center for $1.25 million

Real estate developer and convenience store chain owner Chris Gilchrist will purchase the former Lackawanna County Visitors Center at Montage Mountain for $1.25 million. Commissioners unanimously approved Wednesday an agreement between the county and 2020 Montage Development LLC, a firm of Gilchrist’s, for the sale of the partly vacant Moosic property. The vote came more than a month after officials pulled from a May commissioners agenda a sale agreement with Hemingway Development Limited Partnership, which transferred to the county a 2.23-acre parcel that now houses the center for $1 in April 1999.
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Lackawanna County Court Notes 6/16/21

Jolene Marie Crambo, Olyphant, and Scott Dominic Sklanka, Moosic. Susanna Roberta Haines, Madison Twp., and Adam Christian Benjamin, Clarks Summit. Rebekah Lynn Griffin and Guy Matthew Giannone, both of Taylor. Cecily Rachelle Vega and Dennis James Vaughan III, both of Clarks Green. Katlyn Marie Beaton and Patrick John Fiore, both...
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Two bridges set to be replaced in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — Skycam 16 gives us an overhead view of the West Lackawanna Avenue Bridge and the Elm Street Bridge. PennDOT said both of these bridges in Scranton are falling apart and need to be replaced. It's going to take more than a year to replace both bridges. Moletsky's...
Lackawanna County, PAScranton Times

Majority Lackawanna County commissioners vote to solicit proposals for countywide property reassessment

Lackawanna County’s majority commissioners voted Wednesday to solicit proposals for a countywide property reassessment — which would be the county’s first in more than a half-century. Commissioner Jerry Notarianni made the motion to issue a request for proposals seeking firms to potentially conduct the county’s first comprehensive reassessment since 1968....
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Drug take-back at Pocono Raceway

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Fans attending next weekend's NASCAR doubleheader at Pocono Raceway can bring along expired and unused medications. The State Attorney General's office is partnering with Pocono Raceway for the annual drug take-back program. People can bring leftover prescription drugs to the track where they can safely discard...
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Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Nearly a third of counties report no new cases, hospitalizations continue to decline

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 312 additional coronavirus cases Wednesday. The seven-day moving average of newly reported cases was 359, down 28% from 499 a week ago. To date, there have been 1.21 million infections statewide since the start of the pandemic. The number of new cases reported each day has continued to decline across Pennsylvania with 19 counties, primarily in the ...
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Best Philly Cheesesteak Comes From…Wait For It…Delco

The staff at Phil & Jim’s Steaks and Hoagies include (from left, front) Matt Sheppard of Brookhaven, co-owner Gia Miller of Jennersville, Ali Smith of Brookhaven; (back) co-owner Dan Miller of Jennersville, Rob Pinhak of Wallingford, Kerilys Rodriguez of Parkside and co-owner Costa Miller of Philadelphia. Phil & Jims Steaks...
Carbon County,

St. John's Lutheran Church Annual Clothing Drive

For anyone in need of new clothing, a Carbon County church has a three day giveaway starting tomorrow. Saint John's Lutheran Church in Jim Thorpe is starting their annual clothing drive tomorrow, Friday and Saturday at 9am. Everything is free. Volunteers have already sorted out by size all the men's, women's and older children's clothing. Other items available include outer wear, bedding, and household items. As volunteers expect to see over 250 people on the first day alone, they say the need is there. It's why they have been making this happen for over 20 years.