Admission Fees Waived at Steamtown National Historic Site

SCRANTON — Visiting our region’s rail history just became more affordable. The National Park Service decided to waive entrance fees for the Steamtown National Historic site. Until this week, the entrance fee for visitors at Steamtown was $7 for ages 16 and up. The National Park Service says it’s getting rid of that fee in hopes of bringing more people to the attraction. Some of Steamtown National Historic Site’s first free patrons may have also traveled the farthest to be […]

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Handing Out Tickets for Messy Properties in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE— To clean up the city of Wilkes-Barre, health and code officials were handing out fines for unkempt properties near Coal Street. Video shot by Newswatch 16 shows Michael Torres wondering why a ticket was posted on his front door. “They cited you for what’s in your backyard,” Mayor Tony George explained. “Cited?” Torres asked. That was the kind of confusion some people woke up to in homes across the city. Code and health inspectors handed out these fines under […]

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Two Dead, Dozens Injured After Shooting on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS — Two people have died from gunshot wounds and at least another 24 are injured after an early morning shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, a city hospital confirmed. Police issued a warning on Twitter telling people to avoid the area around the Mandalay Bay Casino due to reports of an active shooter. They later tweeted that “one suspect is down.” The city’s University Medical Center said that 26 people had been hospitalized with gunshot wounds and at least […]

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Flames Force 7 People from Home in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Smoke could be seen for miles around Wilkes-Barre after flames ripped through this home Sunday night. Crews battled the fire at a double-home along East South Street in the city after it sparked shortly before 7 p.m. The chief believes the fire started in the attic. Officials say neighbors alerted all seven people inside who made it out OK. “And we made sure we got the family and the kids out and everybody out of the house as […]

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Flames Force 7 People from Home in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Smoke could be seen for miles around Wilkes-Barre after flames ripped through this home Sunday night. Crews battled the fire at a double-home along East South Street in the city after it sparked shortly before 7 p.m. The chief believes the fire started in the attic. Officials say neighbors alerted all seven people inside who made it out OK. “And we made sure we got the family and the kids out and everybody out of the house as […]

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Monty Hall, ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ host, dead at 96

Monty Hall, best known as the cheerful and friendly host of the game show ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ died Saturday morning in Los Angeles, his daughter Sharon Hall said. He was 96 and had been ill since suffering a heart attack shortly after his wife of almost 70 years died in June. “He was the greatest father on the planet … he was the dad who called every single night to see how your day was and never tired of […]

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In Your Neighborhood

Bark for Life of Wyoming Valley “Bark for Life” of Wyoming Valley benefits the American Cancer Society to honor doggie caregivers helping with cures. Bring your canine best friend to Kirby Park on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. “Bark for Life” features a dog walk, costume contest, basket raffle, food and more! Dress your dog to impress for the costume contest. The cost for the walk before the day of the event is $10 for the […]

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Wayne County Residents Work to Help Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

BETHANY — People with family in Puerto Rico are rallying their neighbors in Wayne County to help following the destruction from Hurrican Maria. At the Bethany Public Library near Honesdale, Teresa Zarcone-Perez and her husband Rafael loaded all sorts of items into the back of a pickup truck. This is just a small part of all the everyday items people in Wayne County have donated to the Hurricane Maria relief efforts spearheaded by this couple. They have family still on […]

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Parents Stage Protest in Dallas School District

DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Some parents of students in the Dallas School District took to the picket lines Friday morning to stage their own protest about the ongoing strike by teachers. The parents say the protest is to show their frustration with the strike and contract talks. HAPPENING NOW: Frustrated parents striking against weeklong teacher’s strike at the Dallas School District @WNEP #WNEP pic.twitter.com/ESVQo0nG3C — Carolyn Blackburne (@cblackburne) September 29, 2017 Some we spoke with say their children are missing out […]

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Nasty Note Calls Little Girls Four Letter Words, Admits to Theft of Their Bikes

BLAIR, Neb. — A nasty letter left in a Nebraska mother’s mailbox targeted her four-year-old and five-year-old daughters. The letter addresses children’s bikes left out in the yard. The language was so horrible that much of it is blurred out in the version posted online. “Dear piece of ‘S’ parents,” read mother Nichole Frye. Right after reading the first words she was stunned at what had been left for them. “Just appalling that somebody would say those things about children.” […]

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Mets, Phils to Play in Williamsport for Little League World Series

WILLIAMSPORT — Major League Baseball will be back in Billtown next summer. Little League and Major League Baseball announced Friday that the Phillies will play the Mets next August in the second annual MLB Little League Classic at Bowman Field in Williamsport. Last month, the Pirates and Cardinals played in the first game. The game is played players and families of Little League teams at the Little League World Series.

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Teen Accused of Impersonating Deputy, Calling for Backup to Impress Girl

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida teen is accused of impersonating a deputy to impress a girl, according to WESH. Isael Lima, 18, lives with his uncle who is a deputy in Marion County. When Lima’s uncle left town for the weekend, Lima broke into his room and took his uniform and gun, investigators said. “He was trying to impress his girlfriend, and he dressed up in the uniform initially and drove over to his girlfriend’s house to show her, […]

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Dead Body in Bag Washes Up on Nags Head Beach Amid Rough Surf From Maria

NAGS HEAD, N.C. – A bag containing a human body washed up onto a Nags Head beach on Tuesday as Hurricane/Tropical Storm Maria passed off the Outer Banks coast. According to Nags Head Police, the bag washed up around noon and was spotted and reported by someone staying nearby. The body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s office to be examined and identified. WTKR spoke to Gallop Funeral Services in Nags Head, who say this seems like an unusual […]

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