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  • Local Musicians Record Metal Cover of WNEP Theme Music

    NANTICOKE — Calling all headbangers. Turn your speakers up loud. A band from Luzerne County recorded a cover of the WNEP theme music–with a slight twist. The group Send Request, based out of Nanticoke, recorded a metal version of the song “Move Closer to Your World,” which has served as the theme music for WNEP-TV for decades. The video was posted on the group’s Facebook page. In addition to the song, the minute-long video includes some synchronized dancing while clips from Newswatch 16 […]

  • Wind Knocks out Power in Wayne County

    SOUTH CANAAN TOWNSHIP — Strong winds blew through the area on Sunday. In one part of Wayne County, the winds brought down power lines and left some people without power for part of the day. Some who live in the community near Waymart used generators for part of the day. The winds have calmed down slightly as crews worked to restore power to the area.

  • Social Media Threats at Bloomsburg High School Cause Concern

    BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Area High School officials and the town’s police department are investigating a threat on social media that has parents concerned about sending their kids to school on Monday. According to officials, a police investigation found the threats to be unfounded and school will be in session as normal on Monday. Police officers will be at the school for extra precaution. The school district would not discuss the specifics of the threat, but officials released the following statement […]

  • Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Feast With This Hot Cheetos Turkey Recipe

    Tired of that same old Thanksgiving turkey recipe?  Well, the folks at Reynolds Kitchens have some flavor-blasted recipes that are sure to spice things up! One of these recipes seems to be catching the eye of many on social media – the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos breaded turkey. The good thing is, you don’t have to ‘wing’ it, Reynold’s website has step-by-step instructions. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos not your jam?  Reynolds also has recipes for onion-flavored and ranch-flavored birds. As you might […]

  • Luzerne County Man Gets Dying Wish, Is Buried ‘Wit’ Pat’s Cheesesteaks

    PLAINS — A man from Luzerne County, with a sense of humor and fondness for cheesesteaks, got his dying wish. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Richard Lussi,  from Plains Township, was a fan of Philadelphia sports teams and Pat’s King of Steaks cheesesteaks.  So much so, he wanted to be buried with two of them just in case he got hungry in the afterlife. Richard’s son Dominic Lussi told the Inquirer that when asked what he wanted to take with […]

  • At Least 20 Injured in Nursing Home Fire in Chester County

    WEST CHESTER — At least 20 people were hurt in a five-alarm fire at a nursing home in West Chester late Thursday night Firefighters were called to the Barclay Friends Nursing Home just before 11 p.m. outside Philadelphia. The blaze lit up the night sky as flames shot through the roof and windows. Crews got the fire under control early Friday morning. About 150 people were forced out by the flames. They could be seen lined up on the street outside, wrapped […]

  • Home & Backyard ‘Picture Perfect’ Photo Gallery 2017

    Have a photo of nature’s beauty? Submit it to our Home & Backyard ‘Picture Perfect’ Photo Gallery.

  • Plane Lands Safely After Crew Reports Landing Gear Malfunction

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — There were some tense moments as a plane from Chicago came in for a landing in Luzerne County. The United Airlines flight from Chicago reported issues with its landing gear just before 5 p.m. Wednesday as it approached Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Emergency crews were placed on standby, and the plane landed safely. Newswatch 16 spoke with some relieved passengers after they got off the plane including a priest from California who is visiting West Pittston. “Everybody remained […]

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  • Black Friday 2017: When Will the Stores Open?

    Stores are unveiling their plans for the most critical days of the holiday shopping season. Here’s a look at what major retailers have said about their hours for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. This list may change. Check back for updates. Best Buy Best Buy will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open until 1 a.m. Friday. Doors reopen that day at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. A first round of deals will be available November […]

  • Don’t Fall For the Latest Netflix Phishing Scam

    Cyber security experts are warning about a new phishing scam targeting users of the popular streaming service Netflix. Netflix subscribers are receiving emails purporting to be from the company, urging users to update their billing information. The email includes a link to a fake Netflix website that security experts say looks very similar to actual Netflix sites. Subscribers are then asked to enter personal information, including credit card numbers, on that site. New Email Scam Using Fake Netflix Website […]

  • Fall Foliage Slideshow

    Check out some beautiful fall foliage photos submitted by viewers, and share your own!