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  • Flames Rip Through Home in Delaware Township

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — Family members are safe after helping each other escape flames at their home in Delaware Township. The home on Route 405 near Watsontown went up just before 10 p.m. Monday. The chief tells Newswatch 16 everyone inside, along with their dog, got out safely. Investigators will be back later on Tuesday to look for what sparked the flames in Northumberland County.

  • UPDATE: Interstate 80 West Back Open After Tractor-trailer Fire

    MONROE COUNTY — UPDATE: Interstate 80 west reopened in Stroud Township at mile marker 304 just after 8:30 a.m Tuesday. Previous Story: Interstate 80 west is shut down at mile marker 304 in Stroud Township Tuesday morning. Officials say a tractor-trailer is the cause of the closure and advise finding alternate routes. There are no injuries in that tractor trailer fire. Check back with Newswatch 16 for updated road closures and conditions.

  • Bon-Ton Bankruptcy Auction Begins

    It appears another department store could be going out of business. Bon-Ton’s bankruptcy auction got started Monday. Two mall owners teamed up to make a bid to keep the stores going.According to reports, that bid was not successful. Reuters reports, the only bidders competing at the Monday start of its court-supervised auction were liquidators. The Bon-Ton store in the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming is one of two in Luzerne County and both are like more than 200 others around […]

  • Susquehanna County Man Locked Up on Sex Charges

    SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY — Sex charges put a man behind bars in Susquehanna County. Police say Bruce Witbeck from Susquehanna had child pornography and video of a woman changing in a bathroom on his phone. Witbeck is also charged with threatening to put out intimate pictures of another woman who filed a protection of abuse order against him.

  • Wind Causes Power Outages, Trees Down

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Whipping winds caused problems all over the area Monday morning. A tree came down and blocked part of Dundaff Street near Simpson. At last check, more than 5,000 homes and businesses are in the dark. More than 1,000 outages have been reported in Lackawanna County alone, with hundreds more in Susquehanna, Monroe, and Carbon Counties. Officials have not said when the lights could come back for those without power Monday morning. Power Outage Maps: PPL Customers UGI […]

  • Fire Destroys Home in Luzerne County

    MOCANAQUA — Flames tore through a home in Luzerne County early Tuesday morning. The family that lived there lost its home to the fire. All five people and their two dogs escaped the flames on Jeanette Street in Mocanaqua just before 2 a.m. Tuesday. They’re staying with neighbors. Authorities haven’t said how that early morning fire got its start here in Luzerne County.

  • Crash in Monroe County Sends Three to Hospital

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A crash in Monroe County sent three people to the hospital late Sunday night. The driver was flown to the hospital after the wreck on Interstate 380 north near Gouldsboro. Two others in the car were also hurt when it went off the road and into the woods just before midnight. State police haven’t said who was involved or what led to the crash in Monroe County.

  • Two People Dead After Crash in Dallas Township

    DALLAS TWP. — Two people were killed when the car they were in slammed into a tree Saturday in Luzerne County The wreckage of the car was pulled from the tree on Kunkle Road near Dallas. Officials say a male and female died. Their names have not been released. Investigators tell Newswatch 16 the vehicle was headed from the Harveys Lake area toward Dallas around 5 p.m. Saturday. “When everyone first arrives on scene the road is still wet, so they […]

  • Woman Suffers Injuries After Wheelchair Tips Into Creek

    CLINTON COUNTY — A wheelchair tipped sending a woman into a creek in Clinton County. That’s according to fire officials who say the woman’s electric wheelchair got caught on a tree root, toppled and sent her into a creek near Lock Haven. She suffered leg injuries. It happened Friday afternoon on Hazard Road near Farrandsville in Clinton County.

  • Police File Charges in Scranton Rock-Throwing Case

    SCRANTON — Police have filed charges against two teens for throwing rocks from a bridge damaging cars in Scranton. Two drivers told investigators their cars were hit Wednesday night while driving under the Railroad Bridge on East Market Street. Surveillance cameras captured the two juveniles on video, which helped officers track them down in Scranton.

  • Luzerne County Faithful Honor Franciscan Friars

    SYBERTSVILLE– The faithful came out to honor friars who served for more than a half a century in Luzerne County. People packed the Holy Dormition Byzantine Franciscan Friary in Sybertsville. It was a celebration of life as Father Anthony and Brother Gus are moving on after years of service. “There’s a tremendous love I think that the people have for the friars that have been here for so longand they want to be able to celebrate everything that Friar Anthony and […]

  • Bradford County Man Dead After Crash

    TOWANDA TWP. — A man is dead following a crash in Bradford County Friday. State police say Thomas Cox of Monroeton was killed in a crash on Route 220 near Towanda. Troopers say his car was hit head on by a SUB driven by Marissa Watkins, who was turning into her driveway. Cox was not wearing a seatbelt. No word if charges will be filed in the deadly crash in Bradford County.