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Carrying On a Loved One’s Memory by Donating Presents

WILKES-BARRE — Inside a room at the Jewish Community Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, people were hard at work. Scissors clipping, tape being precisely put down, as presents were wrapped with the utmost care, but there’s special meaning behind all of these gifts. They will be given to children who are in need in memory of Heidi Mitchneck Seeherman. “My daughter was 40 years old and she passed away suddenly and we wanted to do something to keep her memory […]

People Finding Ways to Stay Warm in Cold Temperatures

WILKES-BARRE — Regardless of the weather, work still needs to be done and people still have places to get to. How were people dealing with the cold weather today, though? Temperatures in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday were in the 20s. Even though it can be hard to stay warm, one worker from Flagger Force seemed to have it down with his outfit. He has a system on how to stay warm, too. “I layer up, but in the process of me […]

14 People Still Displaced After Wilkes-Barre High Rise Fire

WILKES-BARRE — All but 14 people are back in their apartments after last week’s fire at Lincoln Plaza high rise in Wilkes-Barre. The housing authority tells Newswatch 16 they are in the process of moving 14 people from the fifth floor to other locations. That’s where the fire that took the lives of two women started. Officials say the fifth floor is too damaged for residents on that floor to move back in. A state police fire marshal said there […]

Hazleton Native Competes on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’

HAZLETON — Hazleton native Janene Marcus took a trip to Las Vegas to compete on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Her parents, Lorraine and Paul Marcus, came along on the trip. “It was nice to see the sets and how they film the show and everything,” Paul Marcus said. “How they coordinated everything on stage and the makeup and the outfits and the changes that they made. It was very, very interesting. It was a once and a lifetime experience.” […]

Police Release Photos of Suspected iPhone Thieves

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — More than $7,000 worth of iPhones were stolen Tuesday morning from a Walmart in Luzerne County. Police released security camera pictures of the men they believe were involved in the theft near Wilkes-Barre. Officers say one man used a hammer to smash a case and steal nine iPhones. Investigators said he left the store with another man and drove away in a black car, possibly a Chevy Cruz. Wilkes-Barre Township police believe the same people may be […]

Plymouth Council Votes to Close Fire Department

PLYMOUTH — At a heated meeting in a Luzerne County community, council members faced a decision whether to raise taxes and close a fire company all to increase police protection. Folks filled Plymouth borough building during a council meeting Sunday afternoon. After a closed-door discussion, council members decided to balance the budget by raising taxes about $93 for the average homeowner. The plan also closes Good Will Hose Company No. 2 and covers a 25 percent increase in police presence. […]

Coats for Kids

WILKES-BARRE — Kids not only got a chance to visit with Santa and eat some pizza in Wilkes-Barre, but they also went home a little warmer than when they came. The Back Mountain Police Association, along with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Luzerne County provided the Christmas party at St. Andrews Church as well as warm coats for the children. In total, 300 coats were collected, along with snow pants, scarves, and gloves. The kids even got to take home […]

Presents for a Penny

WILKES-BARRE — A holiday event had kids breaking open their piggy banks Sunday afternoon. Endless Possibilities Consignment and Beyond held its fourth annual Kids Buy Presents for a Penny event. Children were able to use some change to buy a gift for those they love this holiday season here in Luzerne County.

Winter Festivities in Duryea

DURYEA — It was a perfect night for a stroll in Luzerne County. The wintry mix made the holiday-themed walk down Main Street in Duryea feel just a little more authentic Carolers belted out Christmas classics, while some kids found their own ways to keep entertained. Santa and Mrs. Claus even dropped by. Parents tell Newswatch 16 the evening had a little bit of everything. “I’ve seen carolers. I’ve seen Frosty. I’ve seen Santa, reindeer. We’ve seen Elsa, donkeys, a […]

Santa Stops In Sparkles Gift Shop for Fundraiser

FREELAND — Despite the snow, Santa came into Luzerne County Saturday morning on a truck. He stopped by Sparkles Gift Shop in Freeland to take requests from kids, and of course take pictures. The kids did some shopping too. It was all put together by the shop’s owner and money raised will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. “I used to do pediatric home health nursing. I love kids. I love babies, so especially this time of year, for the […]