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Head-On Crash On Route 6 In Lackawanna County

THROOP — Crews responded Monday morning to a head-on crash on the Casey Highway in Lackawanna County.

Authorities tell Newswatch 16 five people were hurt in the crash that happened around 11 a.m. near the Throop/Marshwood Road exit of Route 6.

Officials said one car approached a stopped pick-up truck that ran out of gas. According to police, the car tried to avoid the truck and ended up crossing into the other lane of traffic and collided head-on with a mini-van. 

Police said the driver of the car suffered severe injuries. He was identified by state police as Raymond Nearhood, 61, of Scranton.

Four people in the mini-van were also hurt. 

Traffic was backed up in the area of the crash. One lane of the highway was closed while crews clean up the crash.

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The exciting conclusion is nearing for “Dancing With The NEPA Stars.”  The season finale of sorts happens this Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center.  For more information, click here.

Two Facing Child Endangerment Charges

CARBONDALE — A couple from Lackawanna County are accused of keeping their children in what police call “deplorable conditions.”

Amanda Davis, 29, and Mark Wagner, 30, from Carbondale were arrested Saturday. 

Officers said they found two children, ages nine and two, in the home on Archbald Street.

According to police, the home is infested with insects, mold, and rotting food.

The children are staying with relatives and the home in Carbondale is condemned.

Davis and Wagner were locked up in the Lackawanna County Prison.

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Helping Those in Need

It was all about helping others in the parking lot of a ShopRite Grocery Store in Lackawanna County on Saturday.

ShopRite Partners in Caring is an organization that gathers money all year long primarily through events and fundraisers like the one held on Saturday.

The function was held in an effort to support local charities.

“We get no funding at all. So this is the way we get the money to supply the goods to the people every month,” said Helen Hilborn from North Pocono’s Dry Goods Pantry.

The North Pocono Dry Goods Pantry is one of the many organizations that ShopRite Partners In Caring supports.

Helen said the need in this area continues to increase.

Thousands Attend Peach Music Festival

SCRANTON — The first night of the Peach Music Festival brought thousands from near and far to Montage Mountain.

“Amazing! I love the Allman Brothers as well as all the other cool acts that are supporting this event, so I had to check it out,” said Rachel Travers from Blakeslee.

Matt Medura came all the way from Salt Lake City to take part in the weekend’s festivities.

“The camping scene is incredible. I think we need more of these, more festivals,” said Medura.

They came to see some world famous musicians, who will be performing at Montage through Sunday afternoon.

The headline act is the Allman Brothers. Warren Haynes is the long time guitarist for the band and he may be the busiest guy on the mountain this weekend.

Paul Epsom’s Essence of Summer

Paul checks out three plants in his garden during mid-summer.