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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 […]

Walmart pulls plans for Bethlehem supercenter

The company had planned a store in LVIP VII off of Route 412.

Walmart has withdrawn its plans for a supercenter on Route 412 in Bethlehem.
The retail giant confirmed on Frid…

Standoff in Parking Lot of Shopping Place in Lackawanna County

TAYLOR — No one can get in or out of a shopping center due to an ongoing standoff in Lackawanna County. A SWAT team is keeping a close eye on Walmart’s parking lot in Taylor. Officials say it all started when a truck driver would not stop for officers. It’s unclear why. It appears they shot the tires out. Now, police aren’t letting anyone leave the store, and all of the entrances and exits are blocked off at that shopping center. […]

Abandoned Dickson City Walmart Coming Down

DICKSON CITY — It’s a tear-down 20 years in the making. A popular plaza in Dickson City has been haunted by an old ghost of a former big box store. Walmart is finally coming down. “It was a real eyesore,” said Lucy Burke of Hawley. “I’m very glad to see that they’re finally doing something with the property.” “Yes, and such a waste of all the beautiful flowers that are planted in front of it,” added Charlotte Stone of Ararat Township. […]

Man admits he fondled himself in Wal-Mart parking lot

Brian Inman, 56, of Easton, was seen by a 14-year-old girl in the parking lot of the Lower Nazareth Township store.

An Easton man admitted he was pleasuring himself in …

Police Looking at Surveillance Video from Parking Lot Shootout

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — A police shootout at a Walmart parking lot near Wilkes-Barre over the weekend has left a lot of questions to be answered. Mainly, what led up to the all the trouble? Why did the suspected gunman start firing shots at police? And how close were innocent bystanders? Police aren’t answering those questions […]

Shoppers React To Shots Fired Outside of Walmart Near Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Many people came to the Marketplace Plaza near Wilkes-Barre to do some Saturday shopping when they were instead startled to hear gunfire erupt outside. All doors into Walmart were shut down. Shoppers inside panicked, like John Rokitko of  Wilkes-Barre. “I heard gunshots and then employees told us we couldn’t leave.” People outside ran […]

Wilkes-Barre Township Wal-Mart Locked Down After Shooting

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP —  After more than hour, Wal-Mart in Wilkes-Barre Township lifted its lockdown after a shooting ensued just outside in their parking lot. It took seven different agencies to take down a man that was firing shots from his rifle at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. “Shots were fired in the direction of law enforcement and […]

Walmart distribution centers to employ 1,000 in Bethlehem, company says

Walmart held a grand opening Wednesday for its second mega distribution center in Bethlehem, which will together will employ 1,000 full-time employees within a few years.


Small Businesses Withstand Internet Giants’ Sales

HONESDALE — Online retailers Amazon and Walmart are offering deals in the middle of summer in hopes of attracting more of shoppers’ dollars. Every summer, Honesdale holds Sidewalk Sales. It’s scheduled for Friday and Saturday. As big business tries to lure shoppers to the web, business owners in the downtown said they offer something the Internet […]