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Route 415 To Be Repaved Near Harveys Lake

HARVEYS LAKE — Repair bills have topped thousands of dollars for drivers who say their cars were damaged by potholes on Route 415 near Harveys Lake.

Now a paving project is set to resurface the road.

With a spare tire on her tiny car, Brittany Cocherell of Dallas says this is her second time at the repair shop near Harveys Lake.  She says the rim on her tire was mangled by potholes peppered along Route 415.

“It’s really bad. It was flat this time so I had to bring it in and get another tire. A couple weeks ago I hit one too, and he was able to kind of bang out the rim for me, but it’s not going to work this time,” Cocherell said.

PennDOT says the rough stretch of road starts at the intersection with Route 118 in Dallas Township and ends at Lakeside Drive at Harveys Lake.

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Power To Save: Volunteers To Target Mess Along The River

WILKES-BARRE — Now that the weather is getting nicer, a popular outdoor recreation area is getting busier but those heading to the levee system trails and the parks along the Susquehanna River in the Wilkes-Barre area are finding they are a mess.

In this week’s Power to Save report, we take a look at an effort to clean it up.

Shelby Hess of Wilkes-Barre was out taking her dog for a walk in a popular spot for a stroll but piles of trash are all over the place near the Susquehanna River levee trails and in Nesbitt Park in Wilkes-Barre.

“Oh, my gosh, yeah, even down there, there’s a ton of trash everywhere, clothes, just debris,” said Hess.

“A lot of people come here with their families and friends and a lot of people play at the parks and I think it’s a shame there’s so much garbage all around,” said Natalie Soloman of Mountain Top.

Officer In Dispute With Borough Over Discipline Agreement

WILKES-BARRE — An Exeter police officer is suing the borough, claiming officials illegally backed out of a disciplinary agreement.

Sgt. Leonard Galli was in court Thursday, a day after filing the lawsuit.

Court records in Luzerne County show Galli was placed on administrative leave in February for allegedly watching pornography and soliciting sexual relationships using his work computer while on the clock.

Bank Robbery Reported In Luzerne County

KINGSTON — Police are investigating a reported bank robbery in Kingston.

The holdup was reported just after 4 p.m. at the Honesdale National Bank along Wyoming Avenue in Kingston.

Investigators said the man handed the bank teller a note on a napkin and took off on foot.

There is no word on what the robber got away with.

Investigators released a security camera photo of the suspected robber.

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Helping URS Clients After Closing Announced

TUNKHANNOCK — Companies in Wyoming County have reached out to help clients affected by the closing a United Rehabilitation Services.

The facility with locations in Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, and Tunkhannock announced Wednesday that it’s closing in June because of cuts in government funding.

URS provides work and activities to people with disabilities.

The manager of URS in Tunkhannock tells us she’s had companies willing to provide work to some of the 45 people affected there.

A county commissioner is also working with county agencies to help those who are losing their job.

“They had a place to go, a place to work and they felt like they were members of this community. I want to make that happen again for them,” said Wyoming County Commissioner Ron Williams.

URS is scheduled to close on June 18.

Ringling Rolls into Town: Superhuman Strength Acts

From superhuman strength to power and pageantry, springtime tradition billed as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ is back in our area Wednesday!

Newswatch 16`s Ryan Leckey was in Luzerne County with a look.

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Greatest Show on Earth Aims to Amaze With High-flying Acts

Acrobats, aerialists and a lot of astonishing feats will be in the spotlight this holiday weekend!

One of the most well known traveling circuses opens Wednesday in Luzerne County. Newswatch 16`s Ryan Leckey has a preview.

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