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 2021-04-18 02:00 

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Patriot League Football Championship game goes to local native...

Bucknell looking for their first Patriot League title since 1996 while Holy Cross led by Kulpmont native Bob Chesney seeking their second in a row. The Crusaders came out with 17 first quarter points while holding Bucknell to no first downs, zero total ya...

 2021-04-18 00:44 

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Scranton protest brings awareness to sexual assault...

A handful of Scrantonians gathered at courthouse square this afternoon, protesting against sexual violence and assault. The effort was started by a Scranton Prep student; coming after global outrage over a murder case in the U. K, the tragic death of Sara...

 2021-04-18 00:41 

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Eight year old boy starts community wide cleanup ahead of Earth Day...

With Earth Week just a few days away, an eight year old boy from central Pennsylvania is on a mission to clean up his town hoping that many follow in his footsteps. FOX56's Melanie Zayas spoke with Noah Kriger's about the importance of taking care...

 2021-04-18 00:34 

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NEPA Film Festival at The Ritz...

The North East Pennsylvania Film Festival is a project of The Waverly Community House, an organization aimed at offering educational, cultural and recreational opportunities to people in the region. This is the fourth year for the festival, highlighting i...

 2021-04-18 00:01 

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Williamsport man in Jail after holding a five-year-old hostage during a standoff...

The Williamsport Bureau of Police ended a standoff with an arrest after a gunman held a five-year-old hostage in an apartment at 2500 Federal Ave. The standoff began Friday, April 16th, 2021 around 5 o'clock after a pregnant woman called police saying...

 2021-04-17 03:05 

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Wyoming Seminary 'happy to be back' for Spring Sports Season...

As parts of the U. S. continue to see an uptick in coronavirus cases, the CDC has mentioned concerns about the rise in cases among teens and children. This all comes with youth and high school sports well underway. Wyoming Seminary's director of athle...

 2021-04-17 02:23 

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Bradford County experiencing 'significant' & 'concerning' coronavirus case spike...

Bradford County is in the middle of an alarming, "significant and concerning" coronavirus outbreak. Officials say there've been more than 700 new cases in the last month. "The numbers have gone up fairly significantly in the last 30 days,&...

 2021-04-17 01:50 

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Consolidation talks between LCTA and COLTS stall...

After months of exploring a potential merger between the LCTA and COLTS- it's now off the table. We're told the Lackawanna County commissioners aren't interested in consolidating transit agencies with Luzerne County anymore. There had been tal...

 2021-04-16 23:38 

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Luzerne County District Attorney Swears in new office administration...

Today, Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce swore in his newly appointed Administration office. Among the newly appointed are Assistant District Attorney Anthony G. Ross to the position of First Assistant District Attorney, Deputy District Att...

 2021-04-16 23:25 

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Job opportunities in NEPA...

The coronavirus pandemic has left the world in a tough economic time. In North East Pennsylvania we are begging to see career options for people opening up. The Pennsylvania unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point making it 7. 3 percent...

 2021-04-16 20:01 

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FOX56 Forecast | What to Know for your Weekend...

Our current weather maker will continue to swing rain/snow showers into our counties through Friday evening, but precipitation should taper by the start of the weekend. Our Current Weather Maker. We will still have clouds to deal with through Saturday, bu...

 2021-04-16 18:50 

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Cove Haven Resort to host job fair...

Cove Haven Resort in Lakeville is holding a job fair on April 20th from 2:00 PM to 6PM and has a number of great opportunities to join their team! We have a number of great opportunities for people of all experience levels and would love to make you a par...

 2021-04-16 18:28 

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PA Dept. of Health: Over 6.8 million vaccinations to date...

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a. m. , April 16, there were 5,650 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,098,502. There are 2,577 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 572 pa...

 2021-04-16 18:16 

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DOH survey shows over 40% of nursing home staff statewide declined vaccines...

A Pennsylvania Department of Health survey showed just under half of nursing home staff who responded declined getting a COVID-19 vaccine, even as the state expanded eligibility to all adults earlier this week. The survey data was released Thursday, and i...

 2021-04-16 17:00 

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Wilkes-Barre City Police search for suspect involved in fencing theft...

The Wilkes-Barre City Police are looking for a suspect possibly involved in the theft of fencing. Police have provided two pictures from video cameras and a sample picture of the suspect video. Police share that the car is a 2000's Ford Ranger Flaresi...

 2021-04-16 15:32 

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State System of Higher Education votes to freeze in-state tuition for 3rd consecutive year...
 2021-04-16 15:28 

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State Police search for homicide suspect out of West Hazleton...

Pennsylvania State Police are searching for Giovanni Morales Jr. who is wanted for crimes connected to the June 26, 2020 death of Jonathan Hernandez in West Hazleton. Police say Morales is at large and considered armed and dangerous. He is known to wear e...

 2021-04-16 15:08 

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Winning lottery ticket sold at Lycoming County Turkey Hill...

A top prize-winning ticket worth $605,366. 50 for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Fast Cash Fever game was sold at a Lottery retailer in Lycoming County on Thursday, April 15. Turkey Hill, on 18 E. Water St. , Muncy, receives a $5,000 bonus for selling the...

 2021-04-16 14:35 

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K-Mart in Luzerne County will soon close its doors forever...

The area's last remaining Kmart department store will be closing. The store in the Mark Plaza has been serving the Edwardsville community for 47 years-- but it'll be going out of business four days from today. The Kmart in Edwardsville is still ha...

 2021-04-16 14:33 

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Pittston City residents 'Skate for K-9's'...

Many locals put their skating skills to the test tonight to support local police departments -- and two K-9 officers were the stars of the show. Families were invited to skate and meet Pittston City's new police dog, Fritz, and Pittston Townnship'...

 2021-04-16 14:30 

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Dunmore Pharmacy hosting Moderna vaccine clinic...
 2021-04-16 14:27 

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Pittston man arrested for allegedly abusing toddler...

A Pittston man was arrested after police say he abused a toddler, leaving the boy with whiplash-like injuries. According to our news gathering partners at the Times Leader- back in February, a Pittston officer was informed that a two-and-a-half year old b...

 2021-04-16 14:25 

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Columbia County couple charged in money laundering scheme...

A couple from Bloomsburg was charged following a money laundering scheme that included nearly $300- thousand dollars in relief payments from the Paycheck Protection Program. Darryl Corradini , and Vicki Hackenberg, created a false corporation titled CGM R...

 2021-04-16 13:55 

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Knoebels Amusement Resort earns the 'Certified Autism Center' designation...
 2021-04-16 03:23 

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State Rep. Marty Flynn to appear on Volpe Report...

A Commonwealth Court Judge is expected to determine whether or not a local state representative will be able to be on the ballot for a special election next month. State Representative Marty Flynn is being accused of violating election laws in his run for...

 2021-04-16 03:11 

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DHS: Rental and Utility Assistance still available...

As many Pennsylvanians continue to struggle with the risk of eviction or loss of utility service, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is encouraging anyone affected to reach out for assistance. "Let me be very clear, this program is a big de...

 2021-04-16 02:00 

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Tigers softball ready to win...

Three years ago a team of Tunkhannock area softball players competed in the Little League world series. Those 12 year olds at the time are now sophomores in high school and after missing all of their freshman season many of them are on the field for the T...

 2021-04-15 22:26 

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Hazleton city council changes ordinance to help food truck owners...

It's lunchtime at Manuel's Empanada food truck, and as usual, there's a line down Wyoming Street in Hazleton. "This is near and dear to my heart. It really is," Jerline Rodriguez said Thursday. Rodriguez and her family own the food tru...

 2021-04-15 22:14 

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After visiting southern border, Keller calls on Biden to combat 'humanitarian crisis'...

Congressman Fred Keller is commending our border patrol agents and calling on President Biden to combat "the humanitarian crisis. " It comes after Keller spent three days at the southern border in El Paso, Texas and New Mexico. Keller says agents ...

 2021-04-15 22:12 

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Non-profit moving into 150 year old church aiming for restoration...

A Non-profit in Susquehanna County has found a new home in a 150 year old church. Now they are looking to restore the Montrose landmark. The Susquehanna County Interfaith located at526 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. 18801, is more than just your average Thr...

 2021-04-15 21:58 

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Red clay tennis court turned parking lot...

The Montrose Club has been a golf and tennis club since 1898. The Club is known for having historic red clay tennis courts, unfortunately they can be very expensive to take care of and not many people use them. The Montrose Club's Board of Directors h...

 2021-04-15 20:23 

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FOX56 Forecast | Wrap Around Showers Friday...

Low Pressure will linger off the coast of New England through Friday and will keep things cloudy and cool with wrap around showers. Mixing may be possible at times where temperatures are cool enough. Precipitation should fall primarily as rain though. Fri...

 2021-04-15 19:18 

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Wayne County store sells winning lottery ticket...
 2021-04-15 18:13 

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St. Luke's provides treatment for COVID "Long Haulers"...
 2021-04-15 18:00 

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City of Scranton to hold vaccine clinic with Scranton Primary Health...

The City of Scranton has announced that they are pairing up with Scranton Primary Health to hold a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic this Friday, April 16. The clinic will take place at 1801 Pine Street- also known as the former Reserve Center at the corner of Colf...

 2021-04-15 16:57 

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Department of Health Discusses Assistance Provided to PA Long-Term Care Facilities During...

WATCH | Department of Health Executive Deputy Secretary Keara Klinepeter will discuss the various work the Wolf Administration has conducted to assist long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will include an announcement about the Fede...

 2021-04-15 16:43 

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DOH extends pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccination following FDA/CDC recommendation...

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today notified all COVID-19 vaccine providers that the pause in administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine will be extended until April 24 or until updated guidance is provided from the Centers for...

 2021-04-15 16:37 

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PA Dept. of Health: Over 6.7 million vaccinations to date...

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a. m. , April 14, there were 5,730 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,087,792. Please note, a new lab began submitting data to the department yesterday. A to...

 2021-04-15 16:36 

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Winning lottery ticket sold at Bradford County market...

You're reading this because you want to hear about someone else living out your dream, right? Us too. Someone won $100,000 yesterday after buying their ticket at TOPS Friendly Markets on Ennis Lane. The retail store earns a $500 bonus for selling the ...

 2021-04-15 16:19 

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Fire breaks out inside empty Luzerne County home...

Crews were on-scene early this morning at a home in Salem Township. The home at 925 E. Front Street broke out in flames at around 3am. The home was currently up for sale and we're told nobody was living inside at the time. How the fire started has not...

 2021-04-15 14:25 

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Mobile unit vaccination stop cancelled in Hazleton...

Mobile unit vaccination stops in Hazleton have been postponed after news regarding the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was released. The Cate Mobile Unit website posted that the HIP Center location in Hazleton has been cancelled. That center was hosting a cli...

 2021-04-15 14:10 

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Scranton Mayor releases statement on tax liens...
 2021-04-15 14:08 

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Antique stores thrive during coronavirus pandemic...

Many businesses have been struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic, but antique stores seem to be thriving. Furniture sales have also gone up tremendously-- among other home accessories like dressers and bedsets since so many people are home...

 2021-04-15 14:07 

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New businesses hit downtown Scranton...

The addition of some new stores in downtown Scranton may indicate that the economic climate in the city is really starting to turn around. Within the past year businesses like Commonwealth Coffeehouse, The Mane Room, and Salad shop have opened and have sh...

 2021-04-15 13:45 

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Dept. of Aging encourages older adults to seek help when making COVID vaccine appointment...
 2021-04-15 13:11 

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Death of gas drilling worker injured in Pennsylvania probed...

State and federal authorities are investigating the death of a gas drilling company worker after an injury in northeastern Pennsylvania. Cabot Oil & Gas said an ambulance was called shortly after midnight Monday to Rush Township in Susquehanna County for ...

 2021-04-15 02:44 

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Friends of the Poor hosts drive-thru food giveaway...

Area non profits continue to help families facing food insecurity during the pandemic. Friends of the Poor held an emergency drive-thru food giveaway this evening. More than 700 people throughout Lackawanna County were given food bags at the Parker Hill C...

 2021-04-15 02:41 

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Local resort facing financial hardships coming after utility moratorium deadline...

The hospitality industry continues to feel and endure financial struggles amid the ongoing pandemic. One relatively new local resort in Luzerne County now deals with a new problem from not being able to meet monthly utility payments. The owner of Mountain...

 2021-04-15 02:00 

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WBS Penguins set for late season run...

The Wilkes Barre Sctanton Penguins have a new opponent for their home game Friday as they take on the Binghamton Devils for a 6pm puck drop. This will be the 2nd time in a week the two teams will meet with the Pens winning last Saturday 4-3. The team has ...

 2021-04-14 22:57 

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Scrantonians gather at Justice for Black Lives event...

Heather Rhodes holds her sign up high, reading "We are Done Dying. " "We are just done dying. We are done seeing people die over nonsense," Rhodes said Wednesday. Chants of "No justice, no peace" could be heard throughout courthous...

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