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Co-op Farmer’s Market Opens For Season

SCRANTON — It’s been a summer of extremes for farmers who set up Wednesday for the first day of the Co-op Farmer’s Market of Scranton.

The growing season began with cold and rain and now, extreme heat as they start to sell.

The stands are off the main stretch through the providence section of Scranton, and after sitting stagnant since November they come back in mid-July bright, busy, and bursting with sensory overload.

“I love the smells and the sights, I love seeing everyone again, I love seeing the farmers again. I just really like it. I plan my July for ‘when’s the first day of the farmer’s market?”’ said Lisa Peterson of Peckville.

The Co-op Farmer’s Market began its 74th summer with the crowds and the hot weather many have come to expect. It runs each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 7 p. m. until Thanksgiving.

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Helping Senior Citizens Find the Right Ride

Making sure senior citizens and their cars are a safe fit is the goal behind a program that`ll soon hit Lackawanna County.

Newswatch 16`s Ryan Leckey was in Dunmore and has the details about the “Car-Fit” program.

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Car-Fit: Helping Senior Citizen Drivers

Transportation experts say the number of older drivers on the road continues to increase due to the baby boomers generation.

And because of that a free program that`s hitting Lackawanna County could come in handy to keep seniors safe.

Newswatch 16`s Ryan Leckey has the info!

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Men Busted with Fake Bills

ARCHBALD — Police in Lackawanna County arrested two men who they believe were circulating counterfeit money.

Officers arrested Bernard Banks and Terrance Johnson at a motel in Archbald on Sunday.

Archbald’s chief claim the pair had about $1,500 worth of counterfeit bills.  Police said Banks and Johnson have been using the fake cash for the past few months.

The men are being held at the state prison in Waymart in Wayne County because they were also wanted on state parole violations.

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Drug Bust In Lackawanna County

ARCHBALD — In Lackawanna County, police say they’ve arrested Dwight Anderson, 23, and a 16-year-old on multiple drug charges.

Officers say they found 118 bags of heroin, more than 100 grams of cocaine and $4,500 at an apartment in Olyphant.

Both Anderson and the juvenile are from New York City.

Anderson is locked up in the Lackawanna County Prison.

Air Conditioner Meltdowns in Heat Wave

LACKAWANNA COUNTY – Air conditioner melt downs are causing many people looking to beat the heat, calling up repair services for help.

There wasn’t too much to smile about this morning at this dentist’s office in Scranton, workers say as they opened their front doors, the heat hit them hard.

“I came in this morning and it felt like it was an oven and I was like oh my gosh what happened,” said Administrative Assistant Ellie Krul.

Their air conditioner wasn’t working. This air conditioner break down is one of many that Wayne Pisanchyn and his crews have been repairing during some of the hottest days of this summer.

“When you get three of anything in a row, three cold zero degree days or three very hot days in a row, at that point, it becomes that hectic or very unbearable amount of calls,” said Wayne Pisanchyn of Wayne Pisanchyn Plumbing and Heating.

Taste Test: Fruit Roll-Ups Flavor Mixers

This week’s Taste Test was a fruity and chewy one, since Fruit Roll-Ups came out with new flavor mixers.

So if you’re looking for a new snack to pack in your child’s lunch box, watch and decide for yourself if Fruit Roll-Ups might be the right snack for you.

They’re fruity, they’re chewy and they’re full of flavor. At least that’s what new Fruit Roll-Ups flavor mixers claim to be.

The three flavors: strawberry, lemonade, and tropical are made so you can create your own “flavor combo.”

All three flavors are on the same roll in each package. So to find out if they were true to their individual flavors and combinations, we took them to Blakely Community Park in Lackawanna County.

At our first stop around the park we found some kids playing on the playground.