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  • 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.

  • Barks and Bubbles in Wayne County

    SALEM TWP. — When Mother Nature washes your car— it’s the perfect time to wash your dog. This combination dog and car wash near Hamlin held a Wag and Wash fundraiser Saturday to benefit the Dessin Animal Shelter. Pets who are up for adoption were there, and one of them even got a wash in the dog wash. The fundraiser is held the first Saturday of every month in Wayne County.

  • Hanover Township K-9 Calls it a Career

    HANOVER TWP. — This K-9 is calling it a career. Ado is the K-9 unit for the Hanover Township Police Department in Luzerne County. He “clocked out” for the last time Saturday morning. Ado has been with the force since 2009 and even helped in the manhunt for Eric Frein in 2014.

  • NCAA Says Paterno Family has Dropped Lawsuit

    CENTRE COUNTY — The family of former Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno has dropped their lawsuit against the NCAA. The Paternos wanted to reverse NCAA sanctions against Penn State made after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. That included millions of dollars in fines, lost scholarships, and forfeiting some of the wins on Paterno’s record. The NCAA says there was no settlement and the Paternos dropped the suit voluntarily.  

  • Schuylkill County Man Charged with Murdering His Father

    BARNESVILLE — The son of a prominent attorney in Schuylkill County was arraigned Friday on charges of murdering his father. Court papers show Michael Marchalk beat his father Gary Marchalk to death with a baseball bat earlier this month at their home in Barnesville. Authorities picked up Michael in New Jersey last week. He is locked up Friday night in Schuylkill County.  

  • Developing Story: Three People Taken to Hospital After Fire in Schuylkill County

    MOUNT CARBON — Three people were rushed to the hospital after a fire at a business in Schuylkill County. Heavy smoke poured out of Julian’s Tavern near Pottsville. It went up around 8:30 p.m. Friday. The fire chief tells Newswatch 16 the three victims had to be rescued from a second story window, where they lived in apartments above the tavern. Investigators are looking into what caused Friday’s fire in Schuylkill County. Check back with Newswatch 16 for updates.