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Scranton, PA, United States

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Past articles by Cassie:

Closed Tunkhannock Schools Sold at Auction

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- On the outside, Mill City and Evans Falls Elementary Schools look like any other schools closed for the weekend. Inside they are cleared out, with only a few reminders left behind that these were once rooms where students learned to read and write. → Read More

County Connecting Farmers During Hay Shortage

BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Many area farmers are dealing with a critical shortage of hay which they use to feed their livestock. Wayne County announced an initiative this week to connect dairy farmers who are struggling to find enough hay to feed their cows with farmers who have hay they are willing to sell. Farmers we spoke to said this initiative could be beneficial for everyone. → Read More

Authorities Continue to Investigate Baby’s Death

NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Investigators are still trying to figure out how a six-month-old baby girl died. It happened at a house on Arch Street in Glen Lyon Saturday. State police tell Newswatch 16 they are still questioning people. → Read More

Investigation Underway Into Baby’s Death

GLEN LYON, Pa. -- State police were called to the home where a six-month baby girl was found dead after paramedics were called. When first responders arrived, there was a woman and five children, including the six-month-old inside. The children are now being cared for by children and youth. → Read More

Call for Christmas Trees at Local Zoo

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. -- The call is out at one local zoo, and it may sound like a strange request. "Let's find a good tree," said Leah Kasheta under her breath as she searched a pile of discarded Christmas trees. That's right -- Christmas trees. "This is my workout for today," laughed Kasheta as she dragged the tree up the hill towards the Padas Monkey enclosure at Claws 'N' Paws near Hamlin. → Read More

Wright Center Spreading Warmth in the New Year

SCRANTON, Pa. -- An organization in Lackawanna County is making sure those in need have the resources to stay warm this winter. At the Wright Center for Community Health in Scranton, hats, scarves, and gloves are being bagged for people in need. → Read More

New Year’s Day Fire Damages Archbald Home

ARCHBALD, Pa. -- Fire damaged a home in Lackawanna County on New Year's Day. One person was still inside the home in Archbald when Wednesday morning's fire started. "Oh, the flames! And crackling, it was terrible. → Read More

Flu Season Strikes Northeastern Pennsylvania

DUNMORE, Pa. -- The flu season has arrived here in Pennsylvania with dozens being hospitalized and many more being treated at home. Local pharmacies have seen an influx of patients being treated in our area. → Read More

Hunters Head Out To Early Buck Season Start

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa.-- Hunters hit the woods for the first day of rifle season. It's the first time the state has allowed hunting on Saturday after Thanksgiving. In a break from tradition, up until last year hunters would have been forced to wait until Monday to hunt for that prize buck. Back in April the game commission decided this year's rifle season would begin on a Saturday. → Read More

Businesses Prepare For Winter Season

CARBON COUNTY, Pa. -- When cool temperatures set in across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, many may decide to stay in by the fire. But for Barbara Green, who runs Blue Mountain Ski Resort near Palmerton, it's time to start making snow. → Read More

Korean War Veterans Honored for Service

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- A group of veterans in Schuylkill County was honored today for serving our country 50 years ago. A table containing 30 medals honoring those who served in the Korean Conflict in the 1950s. Some of those veterans still with us today. "I couldn't be prouder," said William Madrigal, son of a veteran. → Read More

Shooting in Exeter Under Investigation

EXETER, Pa. -- Police are investigating a shooting in Luzerne County. State police say one person was shot along Aster Court in Exeter Saturday afternoon and was taken to the hospital. . → Read More

Couple Sprucing up Avoca Park

AVOCA, Pa. -- A borough in Luzerne County just got a little brighter thanks to a couple from Avoca. Plane Street Park in Avoca has long been a place for kids to gather in the community, but recently, it was in need of some TLC. That's when Stan and Jessica Spagnuolo came in. → Read More

Martz Responds to Stories of Terrifying Bus Ride

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. -- “It was terrorizing, everybody felt like we were held hostage. Nobody knew what was going to happen,” bus passenger Fred Lettiere said. → Read More

Passengers and Driver at Odds over Martz Bus Trip

SCRANTON, Pa. -- It was supposed to be a nice day in New York City for a bus load of passengers out of Scranton. Passenger Rose Marie Crotti says it was anything but. → Read More

Woman Accused of Leaving Child in Car in Frigid Conditions

JENKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A security guard has been charged months after allegedly leaving a small child in her car while she was at work. Temperatures were below freezing the night in May when police in Luzerne County say the woman left her toddler in the car alone. → Read More

Police Investigating Gunfire at Luzerne County Hotel

PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police are investigating a shooting at a hotel in Luzerne County. Plains Township police were called to the Red Roof Inn around 7:30 p.m. Saturday when a caller reported a shooting. → Read More

Luzerne County Man Attacked by Rabid Bat

LARKSVILLE, Pa. -- A man in Luzerne County is getting treatment at his home after a bat that bit him tested positive for rabies. Randy Haines said he heard his dog barking at night at his home in Larksville, so he went outside to see what was going one. He wasn't prepared for what happened next. → Read More

Wild Goat Chase in Mountain Top

MOUNTAIN TOP, Pa. -- If you have driven up or down Route 309 in Mountain Top, you may have spotted this little lady. A goat that members of the Luzerne County Animal Response Team say they had been trying to capture most of the day Friday. → Read More

LOCstock on the River

LEHIGHTON, Pa. -- A fundraising tradition in Carbon County got a new name and a new location this year. For the last two decades, hundreds would head to Zoostock on Labor Day to raise money for the American Cancer Society. → Read More