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Ready, Set, Spend: Inside Look at Black Friday

It’s considered one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Black Friday is upon us. It’s the time retailers get out of the red a.k.a. debt, and into the black, also known as their profit margins. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey hit stores early in the Wilkes-Barre to check out the Black Friday landscape. Although Black Friday is a busy shopping day, many in our area believe the whole event has been diluted over the years since most retailers roll […]

Pennsylvania to Receive Nearly Half a Million Dollar Settlement Following Target Data Breach

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania has joined 46 states in an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corporation following a major data breach in 2013. According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the commonwealth will receive $469,000 as a result of the settlement. The company is also required to improve its security measures to better protect its customers’ financial data from cyber hacks. More than a million Pennsylvanians had their credit card or personal information stolen as a result of the 2013 security […]

Thieves Break Into Luzerne County Target Through Roof

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police say two thieves broke into a Target store in Wilkes-Barre Township through the roof early Thursday morning. Police say the two thieves cut through the roof of the Target store sometime between when the store closed last night and three in the morning. Newswatch 16 was there this morning when a State Police van was parked in front of the store. Police say they were inside investigating the burglary. Employees discovered the break-in around three o’clock […]

What is Green Monday?

MUNCY TOWNSHIP — First comes Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday, then Cyber Monday. And now? It’s Green Monday. But what is Green Monday? It was started by eBay and has to do with online shopping. The snowstorm covered roadways, delayed schools, and made for a good day to stay inside. But not for everyone. Liz Reiff of Milton spent part of her day at Target in Muncy Township. “Trying to get some Christmas shopping done,” Reiff said. Reiff was not […]

Did you snag a Hatchimal today?

The elusive $59.99 toy was set to be in stock at local Target stores on Sunday morning. Campers waited to try and buy the hatching toy.

Lines of people braved the cold Sunday in …

Target Pulls Scary Clown Masks, Locals Agree With Move

LACKAWANNA COUNTY—Halloween is just around the corner and the spooky stuff is out in stores. At Spirit Halloween in Dickson City, there are plenty of scary masks and more, including of course scary clowns. “I know people will mention, ‘Oh I can’t believe you guys sell clown costumes’ and some people will say ‘I didn’t know anything was even going on,’ said Jonathan Doty of Spirit Halloween manager. In our area and across the country, there have been thousands of […]

Convicted Voyeur Harasses the Wrong Woman, Gets Chased Out of Target

YULEE, Fla. — Dozens of women have come forward after a woman posted a video of stranger approaching her in a store and asking inappropriate questions. Candice Spivey said the man, later identified as Jeffrey Polizzi, approached her and started asking questions. But something seemed familiar about Polizzi; Spivey then recalled meeting him before at a […]

Target Expands Price Match Policy, Includes Online Purchases

NEW YORK — Target is expanding its price match guarantee to items bought online. The retailer had excluded Target.com purchases from its policy that lets customers get a better deal if they show that someone else is selling the same item for less. Price matching was only available at stores. But starting Thursday, Target says […]

Target Scraps Distribution Center in Union County

GREGG TOWNSHIP — Target has scrapped plans to build a distribution center in Union County. The facility would have been built in Great Stream Commons near Allenwood. A county commissioner tells us plans to open more Target stores up north fell through, so there was no longer a need for the distribution center in Gregg […]

Will Target Shoppers Change Their Habits?

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP—Shoppers at Target in Wilkes-Barre Township know all about the recent security breach. Investigators said from November 27 through…