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Fun And Food To Raise Funds In Carbondale

CARBONDALE — A community event was held Tuesday to help a student battling cancer.

What The Fork food truck and Pieroguys Pierogies are teamed up for a benefit in Lackawanna County.

Lunch was served at Carbondale Area High School, and from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. , they’re dishing out dinner.

The businesses tell us a portion of the profits will be given to Kayla Nakonechni and her family. The Penn State senior from Carbondale is battling cancer.

In addition to food, there are activities for kids and live music.

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JFK’S Historic Visit to Northeastern PA: Send Us Your Home Movies

Do you have old home movies from back in 1960 when John F. Kennedy, the then Senator from Massachusetts went through parts of Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties while campaigning for president of the United States?

If so, would you be willing to share those images with Newswatch 16 for a possible story about John F. Kennedy’s historic visit?

We’re looking for HOME MOVIES and STILL IMAGES from his 1960 visit.

If you are interested in participating, e-mail us using the form below and someone from Newswatch 16 may contact you.

This week on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life

We’re heading to the elk range in Central Pennsylvania to take a look at the brand new Elk Country Visitors Center.  Plus check out the newest sports outfitter in the Poconos and see the photo’s that made this weeks edition of Pennsylvania People and Places.  It’s all this Sunday night at 6:30.

An Interactive Look at the New $100 Bill

The new $100 bill made its debut today, several years later than originally planned.

The bill was originally due to reach banks in 2011. But three years ago the Federal Reserve announced that a problem with the currency’s new security measures was causing the bills to crease during printing, which left blank spaces on the bills.

The bill’s belated debut has nothing to do with the government shutdown, since the Fed’s budget is not included in the current congressional appropriations stalemate.

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Police Release Video of Would-Be Burglars in Carbondale

CARBONDALE — Police in Carbondale want your help finding two would-be burglars.

Officers said the duo tried to break into Jetz Three car wash on Brooklyn Street around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities think the men tried to use a hammer to break in through the roof of the business, which set off an alarm.

Police in Carbondale say the would-be burglars tried to get away by breaking into a neighboring business.

Anyone with information should contact police in Carbondale at 570-282-6211.

Baseball Tournament Held Honoring Former Coach

The first annual Robert Kemp Memorial Baseball Tournament was held over the weekend at PNC Field in Lackawanna County in memory of former local baseball coach, Robert Kemp.

Valley View v. Abington Heights

Sean Rock skyrocketed the Comets to a win over Valley View