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fire 90 percent contained

Officials: '16 mile fire' now 90 percent contained

The fire that has been burning for over a week on the border between Monroe and Pike countries is now 90 percent contained, according to fire officials.

'16 mile fire' 85 percent contained

'16 mile fire' 85 percent contained

Crews have a massive brush fire in the Poconos 85 percent contained.

Resident relived as historic wildfire beings to wane

Residents relieved as historic wildfire begins to wane

The fire dubbed "The Sixteen Mile fire" that began raging last week along the Monroe-Pike County border is now 90 percent contained.

Ringling Brothers elephants make final performance in Scran

Ringling Brothers' elephants make final performance in Scranton

A colorful smorgasbord of fruit outside Wilkes Barre's Mohegan Sun Arena represents the final weekend of work for these Ringling Brothers elephants.

Lehighton celebrates Arbor Day

Lehighton celebrates Arbor Day

Arbor Day festivities are in full bloom at Lehighton Middle School.

The Schuylkill Mall goes up for sheriff s sale

The Schuylkill Mall going up for sheriff's sale

The Schuylkill Mall is up for sheriff's sale.

Ronald Gainer installed as Harrisburg Diocese bishop

Harrisburg bishop hospitalized after not feeling well

The Roman Catholic bishop of Harrisburg is in a hospital after not feeling well.


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    On this day: April 30

    George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president, the Louisiana Purchase is completed, Adolf Hitler commits suicide, "The Cosby Show" airs its final episode, and Chrysler declares bankruptcy, all on this day.


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