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Missing Nescopeck man, 89, found safe
An elderly Nescopeck man who was reported missing Saturday night has been located and is safe, according to state police. Carl Dietterick, 89, left his home and drove off to get pizza Saturday evening, but did not return home, police said. Authorities sea



Timlin appears to be at Catholic bishop conference
Banned from publicly representing the Diocese of Scranton, retired bishop James C. Timlin defied a request that he not attend the national meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a spokesman for the diocese said. A photograph shot by the Assoc



Comic book genius Stan Lee dies at 95
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95.



Grim search for more fire victims, 31 dead across California
PARADISE, Calif. — The death toll from the wildfire that incinerated Paradise and surrounding areas climbed to 29 — matching the mark for the deadliest single blaze in California history — as crews continued searching for bodies in the smoldering ruins, with nearly 230 people unaccounted for.


Some businesses closed in observance of Veterans Day
Some businesses closed in observance of Veterans Day The following is a list of local businesses open or closed today in observance of Veterans Day: n All county offices are closed. n All PennDot driver license and photo centers are closed. n All post off



Crowds at W-B parade pay respect to those who served
A crowd of hundreds waited patiently for the Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade to make its way across the Market Street Bridge and arrive in Public Square in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. Some said they would wait as long as it took. “I’m here to support the t


AHL: Providence overpowers Penguins
Finishing off their second straight three-in-three weekend, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins tried to rally in the third period of Sunday’s game.


HS FOOTBALL: Dallas players able to deliver when called upon
The first time Dallas played Berwick this year in Week 9 at Crispin Field, a 13-10 Dallas victory, Rich Mannello talked after the game about how it wasn’t until the Wednesday before that meeting when he felt the Mountaineers were at 100 percent health.



Remembering the veterans of an overshadowed war
As a young child, I remember slowly grasping what was meant by the term “veteran” through the stories of my grandfathers, both of whom served in uniform during the Second World War. While neither of them had seen combat, many of my extended family did, an


Penn State report card vs. Wisconsin
Quarterback: Trace McSorley is clearly banged up, and he left the game temporarily.


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Binghamton vs Misericorida Men’s basketball
Lackawanna County was well represented as Binghamton hosted Misericordia in Men’s College Basketball.  Bearcats Coach Tommy Dempsey is from Dunmore, and guards J.C. of Abington Heights and Tim Rose of Scranton Prep matriculated an hour North to Binghamton.  Former Scranton star, Willie Chandler is coaching at Misericordia with players Jason Kenny of Mid Valley, and Tony Harding of Lakeland, giving the Cougars a local Lackawanna County boost.


Comic Book Fans Honor Stan Lee, Marvel Comics Founder and Comic Book Genius
SCRANTON, Pa. — Comic book fans came out to Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton to buy up mementos to honor the late Stan Lee, who passed away Monday morning. The 95-year-old comic book writer, editor, and publisher became world famous after he founded Marvel Comics. In the early 1960s, Lee co-created well-known superheroes, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and many other characters. “It’s pretty sad to see a legend go like that, so we’re


Former Altar Boy Suing Current, Former Bishops of Allentown Diocese
A former altar boy at a church in Carbon County filed a lawsuit against the current bishop, a former bishop, and a former priest of the Allentown Diocese, saying he was sexually molested. The suit centers around former priest Bruno Tucci. The plaintiff alleges Tucci groped him when he was an altar server at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Nesquehoning between 1999 and 2001, according to The Morning Call. Tucci was among more than 300 priests named in a grand jury


Video Vault: Sitting Down with WWI Veteran
This weekend marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Back in 1993, on the 75th anniversary, Newswatch 16’s Tom Williams met a man from Lackawanna County who was there for what was called “The War to End All Wars.” We revisit the story of Willard Davis in this edition of the Video Vault.


Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis
The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on measures to hold bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, the president of the conference said in a surprise announcement Monday morning. In announcing the decision to his fellow bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said he was disappointed by the Vatican’s interference, which he said he learned of on Sunday afternoon. “At the insistence of the Holy See, we will not be voting on


Shenandoah Valley’s Student-run Newspaper Returns
SHENANDOAH, Pa. — A high school in Schuylkill County is rebooting its student-run newspaper that started covering the community of Shenandoah nearly a century ago. In the early 1900s, many stayed informed on current events by reading a newspaper. At Shenandoah Valley High School, newspapers have been a big part of the school’s history, and that’s still the case all these years later. “They wanted to put something out there. They wanted to publish something and get their work known,”


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Missing Scranton man found in New York
SCRANTON — An 82-year-old city man missing since last week was located today in Watkins Glen, New York.


Outside operators of Scranton parking garages may give group discount to Lackawanna County employees
SCRANTON — The outside operators of Scranton’s parking system may lower the price of monthly parking garage spaces for Lackawanna County employees centralized in the former Globe store downtown, officials said.



Timlin at Catholic bishop conference
Banned from publicly representing the Diocese of Scranton, retired bishop James C. Timlin defied a request that he not attend the national meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a spokesman for the diocese said. A photograph shot by the Assoc


Friends mourn, say goodbye to Conaboy
SCRANTON — In a packed church nine blocks from where he lived, friends and family heard Senior U.S. District Judge Richard P. Conaboy eulogized as a great storyteller who played piano, sang at daughters’ weddings and struggled sentencing criminals. Always


18-year-old hurt in crash with cement mixer
ROARING BROOK TWP. — An 18-year-old Jefferson Twp. woman went to the hospital this morning when a cement mixer struck her car in Roaring Brook Twp., state police at Dunmore said.



Fundraiser set for Loyalty barber and Bog co-owner Brian Craig
Friends of Brian Craig — who is perhaps best known as a co-owner of popular bar The Bog and a barber at Loyalty Barber Shop and Shave Parlor of Scranton, both on Adams Avenue downtown — have rallied together to throw a benefit for the Roaring Brook Twp. r


Fundraiser set for Loyalty barber and Bog co-owner Brian Craig
Friends of Brian Craig — who is perhaps best known as a co-owner of popular bar The Bog and a barber at Loyalty Barber Shop and Shave Parlor of Scranton, both on Adams Avenue downtown — have rallied together to throw a benefit for the Roaring Brook Twp. r


More than 20 organizations benefit from arts mini-grants
Hospice of the Sacred Heart and the Scranton Shakespeare Festival are among more than 20 area organizations to receive one-time grants with money leftover from the 2018 Governor’s Awards for the Arts ceremony held in Scranton in August. For local organize



Lackawanna River banks still bear unsightly evidence of summer floods
SCRANTON — Thousands of scraps of plastic debris snagged high up in trees along the banks of a half-mile stretch of the Lackawanna River in South Side are unsightly evidence of heavy rains that deluged the waterway in the summer.



75 Years Ago - Whiskey rationing to start on Nov 15
The rationing of whiskey was to begin Nov. 15 across Pennsylvania, continuing until Dec. 31.



'Taste' event fuels fledgling chamber youth leadership project
CARBONDALE — Local food and drink fueled a reboot project that the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is kicking up.


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Our View: Compensation fund for clergy-abuse victims is easy way out
We found it welcome news when it was recently revealed that most of the Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania — including Scranton — are now setting up victim compensation funds. Those who suffered heinous crimes [...]


Familiarity breeds success in girls soccer all-star game
KINGSTON — It did not matter if they were high school teammates or club players. The Wyoming Valley Conference’s seniors spent the better part of their soon-to-be adult lives playing soccer in some fashion with [...]


On Politics: What was Timlin thinking?
I’ve never spoken to Scranton Bishop Emeritus James Timlin. I’ve only encountered him personally once or twice at a distance. And yet I’ve spent a lot of time looking at his face. Timlin’s distinctive, jowly [...]


Dead in cars and homes
PARADISE, Calif. — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the [...]


Rock icon Johnny Rivers to play Kirby Center
WILKES-BARRE — Johnny Rivers has sold more than 30 million records, achieving 17 Gold records and 29 chart hits. Some of his greatest hits include “Memphis,” “Secret Agent Man,” “Poor Side of Town,” “Summer Rain,” [...]


Students offer ‘heartfelt’ essays on importance of Veterans Day
WILKES-BARRE — Area students from grades 4 through 12 competed in an essay contest sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade Committee, offering their thoughts on why Veterans Day is important. LCDR U.S. Navy [...]


Indian American Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania celebrates Diwali
PLAINS TOWNSHIP — As the grown-ups made their way past an array of appetizers, choosing battered vegetables and triangular pastries stuffed with spicy filling, preschooler Aria Choudhry swished the skirt of her bright pink anarkali [...]


From sniper to co-founder of a volunteer group: Jake Wood coming to Wilkes
It’s a big jump from dreaming of being a cowboy to launching an emergency relief group with about 95,000 volunteers, but that’s the story of Jake Wood — if you throw in earning a business [...]


Requests for repairs and maintenance rising in Luzerne County proposed budget
Requests for repairs and maintenance are adding up in Luzerne County’s proposed 2019 budget. Nearly half of the additional $424,341 sought by the operational services division next year falls in maintenance/repair budget lines, a review [...]


Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna wins NL honor
NEW YORK — Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was a singular sensation in voting for AL Rookie of the Year. A standout on the mound and at the plate for the Los Angeles Angels, Ohtani was [...]


Light Snow Fog/Mist and 36 F at Wilkes-Barre - Scranton, Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport, PA
Light Snow Fog/Mist
Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1025.6 mb and the humidity is 89%. Last Updated on Nov 12 2018, 10:54 pm EST.