• AAA: Millions Expected to Travel for Fourth of July

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The big holiday rush is on with folks heading out on the highways for the Fourth of July weekend. AAA expects nearly 42 million people will travel this weekend with 85 percent of those, or 35 million, expected to drive. AAA says that’s the highest national volume since 2007. “My favorite holiday!” […]

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    ‘The Leonard’ Awarded State Gaming Money

    SCRANTON — A private business in Scranton is defending itself for being awarded a grant that comes from state gaming funds. The folks from The Leonard theater and event space told Newswatch 16 the public will benefit when the theater opens its doors officially later this year. Inside a long-shuttered hardware store on Adams Avenue in […]

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    Interstate 81North Reopens After Deadly Crash

    UPDATE 3:30 P.M. — Both lanes of Interstate 81 north have reopened after the crash, according to PennDOT. AVOCA — Part of Interstate 81 was shut down in Luzerne County due to a deadly crash. One lane of I-81 northbound was closed just past the Avoca exit after a tractor-trailer crashed. [Get the latest information on […]

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    Arrests Expected in Stroud Mall Assault

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Police in the Poconos now say they are close to making an arrest after a woman was assaulted leaving the movies at the Stroud Mall Easter Sunday. But just a few days ago, another violent crime happened outside the same mall. Investigators are close to charging several individuals in relation to the […]

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    Charges Filed for Deadly January Crash in Peckville

    SCRANTON — Police say the driver who caused a deadly crash in Lackawanna County was high on a pain medication he didn’t have a prescription for. He is now charged with the death of an elderly woman. That crash was on January 16. The victim, Helen Cordelli, 82, of Olyphant died from her injuries about […]

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    Scranton Business Owners Agree With Biden’s Vision Of Hope

    SCRANTON — Tuesday’s vice presidential visit from Scranton native Joe Biden left behind a message of hope and opportunity, both for our country and for the city he once called home. Biden made that impassioned speech to the crowd at the annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner Tuesday night. Biden acknowledged the hard financial […]

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    Snow Piles Bog Down Business

    SCRANTON — When you pay taxes or maintenance fees to have snow removed, you want it done. But Scranton taxpayers are dealing with piles of snow that many feel should have been gone soon after the last snowstorm. Downtown Scranton is home to some pretty big snow piles which are now a few days old. […]

  • Does It Really Work? Portable Auto Heater and Defroster

    Kurt Aaron tests out the Portable Auto Heater and Defroster to find out, “Does It Really Work?” The maker claims it will quickly defrost your windows and heat up your car.  It can defrost windows from the inside or out.  Just simply plug it into your vehicles 12v power port and turn it on.  You […]

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    Hazleton Police Investigating Armed Robbery at a Barber Shop

    HAZLETON — Police are looking for a man who they say was involved in an armed robbery in Hazleton. Officials said the man walked into a barber shop on the 500 block of Alter Street just before midnight. According to police, he showed a gun and took off with cash. Authorities said no one was […]

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    Susquehanna County Snow Day

    MONTROSE — Another part of the northern tier that saw some snow overnight was Susquehanna County. Even some students in the Montrose area are describing the nuisance storm as a mess that just won’t leave. Just like Santa hanging onto a house, this recent storm just won’t seem to let go in Susquehanna County. In […]

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    Fire Damages Five Buildings, Displaces Three Families

    NANTICOKE– Even experienced firefighters said it was one of the most intimidating fires they ever faced in Nanticoke. Friday night flames damaged five buildings at the corner of South Hanover and West Green Streets. Officials say one woman was taken to the hospital after breathing in too much smoke and her cats were reported missing. […]

  • District Court Moved and Updated

    RENOVO — A building that used to be a district magistrate’s office in Clinton County has been sold. The magistrate in Renovo moved into a different building in September. Newswatch 16 got a look at that place Thursday to find out why it’s such an improvement over the old office. The old third district court […]