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Free Coffee at Sheetz Grand Opening in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — You can get free coffee all day on Thursday at a new gas station and store in Scranton. Sheetz is serving up free java, as well as giveaways and raffles, to celebrate the grand opening of their new gas station at North Seventh Avenue and Linden Street.

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Dunmore Girls Improve to 13-0 Following Win at Riverside

Dunmore beat Riverside Thursday night, in a Super 16 Showdown between the last two undefeated girls teams in District II. The Lady Bucks ran out to a 15-2 lead, and cruised to an 18-point victory, on the road. They're now 13-0 (5-0). So much talk about the Lady Bucks underclassmen, and rightfully so

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Police: Man urinated in bookstore basement

BY JAMES HALPIN, STAFF WRITER / Published: January 19, 2019 — WILKES-BARRE — City police are seeking a man who urinated in the basement of the Barnes & Noble on South Main Street on Wednesday evening.

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‘Shark Tank’ investor to speak at dinner

SCRANTON — Matt Higgins, from NBC’s “Shark Tank,” will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner. Higgins, the co-founder of RSE Ventures, is also the vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins. He appeared as a guest investor on the 10th season of “Shark Tank.”

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Cusumano’s Authentic Italian Cuisine

We head to Cusumano's in Old Forge to see how the owner incorporates traditional recipes passed down from generations. We made an Italian Roasted Chicken, and homemade fettuccine & meatballs.

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Convenience Store Robber Locked Up in Luzerne County

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A man is in custody after allegedly robbing a convenience store in Wilkes-Barre. Police say Daniel Martinez robbed the Paris Mart along Hazle Street in the city in the early morning Friday.

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Grocery Stores Busy Ahead of Winter Storm

LUZERNE, Pa. -- The winter storm made for yet another busy day at grocery stores in our area. Plenty of people stocking up on all the essentials at Gerrity's in Luzerne Borough.

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Despite slow start on Saturday, snow, wind, bitter cold on tap for Sunday

Maybe you thought we dodged a bullet as Saturday afternoon came and went and very little snow had fallen. Even the moderate snow that began falling in and around Wilkes-Barre Saturday night seemed to pale in comparison with totals of up to a foot previously predicted to hit the area starting earlier

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Annual ShiverFest raises awareness for Lackawanna River

BY SARAH HOFIUS HALL, STAFF WRITER / Published: January 20, 2019. SCRANTON — Expert boaters, novice kayakers and even a skeleton riding a pink flamingo raft traveled down the Lackawanna River on Saturday.

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Homeless Shelters Short on Supplies

SCRANTON, Pa. -- This weekend will be a busy one for homeless shelters throughout our area. One organization with shelters in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre is low on supplies and volunteers are worried they could run out before the snow stops.

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TL, Weis team up for ‘Year of Giving’

WILKES-BARRE — The Times Leader and Weis Markets announce a new program — “Times Leader & Weis Markets Year of Giving – Strengthening our Communities” — a partnership that will bring awareness to local charities.

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Scranton woman wins big on Wheel of Fortune

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A Scranton woman spun the wheel, guessed letters and bought vowels. Kristen Andrews climbed to the top in Wednesday night's episode of Wheel of Fortune. Family and friends gathered in Scranton to cheer her on. Andrews made it all the way to the bonus round for

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Firefighters battle 3-alarm fire in Moosic

MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Firefighters were called in from several surrounding communities early Friday morning to battle a three-alarm blaze in Moosic. The call to Nana's Pasta House on Springbrook Avenue in Moosic came just after eight o'clock this morning.

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Family Service Association first recipient of TL/Weiss Markets program

WILKES-BARRE — Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania is the first recipient of a $500 donation from the newly-formed program “Times Leader & Weis Markets Year of Giving – Strengthening our Communities” — a partnership that will bring awareness to local charities.

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Nicole Gerek and Troy J. Morgan

Announcement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Nicole Gerek, Peckville, to Troy J. Morgan, Gouldsboro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry Matichak and Michael Gerek, both of Peckville. She is a graduate of Valley View High School and works in inventory/data entry at DeNaples Au

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PENNDOT's plow, salt trucks prepare for snow

PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY — PENNDOT's salt shed in Pittston was busy on Saturday. Plow trucks were in and out, loading up on salt to spread on the roads. James May, the Regional Press Director for PENNDOT, said trucks hit the roads around noon and will be out through Monday.

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Wright Center to distribute bags of winter clothing beginning Monday

The Wright Center for Community Health Auxiliary will begin distributing bags of warm winter clothing throughout Lackawanna County on Monday. Known as the “Bag of Warmth” project, the bags will include clothing like hats, scarves and gloves, and they will be available at the Wright Center for Commun

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PA House Democrats want to make sure ‘Your Vote Counts’

WILKES-BARRE — More than a dozen House Democrats this week began seeking support for bills to increase voter turnout, make it easier for citizens to register to vote and to cast a ballot, and restore peoples’ faith in their elections.

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Flames burst out of Nana's Pasta House

MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WOLF) — Flames burst out of a restaurant in Moosic Friday. Police say it started around 8 am at Nana's Pasta House on Springbrook Avenue. Bob McHugh, the owner of the restaurant, says his family was inside when his nephew smelled smoke and got everyone out.

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As Biden mulls 2020 run, his Scranton hometown asks: ‘Can his family go through all this?’

SCRANTON — There may be no bigger supporter of Joe Biden than Evie Rafalko McNulty, a local officeholder and longtime family friend who remembers getting a consolation call from the vice president of the United States when her husband died from cancer in 2016.

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