School Closings And Delays

Andy is a Lackawanna County native and Marywood College (now Marywood University) graduate who spent ten years in radio before making the move to television in 1990. He joined WNEP-TV in June of 1998 to produce Newswatch 16 Saturday and Sunday morning. He became anchor of the broadcasts one year later.

He is the recipient of several awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. During his career in broadcasting, Andy has served as reporter, producer, anchor and assignment editor. He even served as a side-line reporter for live broadcasts of football and basketball games.

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Recent Articles
  • Anti-addiction Foundation Brightens Christmas for School Kids

    SCRANTON — It was an early taste of Christmas for hundreds of youngsters in Scranton Monday morning. A man who lost a daughter to heroin addiction spent the morning brightening the holidays at an elementary school. A parade of youngsters filed into the library of Charles Sumner Elementary in Scranton. Inside were Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa’s elves, and tables filled with wrapped gifts. “I already have presents at my house and this is another present,” said preschooler Ryan Farinas. […]

  • Public Session Set for Scranton School District over Budget

    SCRANTON — The Scranton School District has a major hole in its budget, and it’s looking for ways to fill it. The board is taking public input Monday night. No matter what happens, it’s a guarantee there will be unhappy people in the Scranton School District. That’s what happens when you’re $19 million in the red. The school district can hike taxes to help fill the void. The most controversial plan being kicked around is laying off nearly 90 specialty […]

  • Pennies For Pediatrics: Students Brighten Holidays for Other Kids

    SCRANTON — Little kids with big hearts in Scranton — students at an elementary school are trying to help children stuck in the hospital at Christmas have a happy holiday. “We did a special holiday project called Pennies for Pediatrics.” And those pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters from students at Robert Morris Elementary bought decorations and comfort items for patients at Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. “I want them to feel better, so I brought in $15 in […]

  • Shooting Investigation in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A man was shot early Monday morning on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. Police aren’t saying much about what happened on campus around 1:30 a.m. Monday. A 58-year-old man was shot on Normal Street in East Stroudsburg. His name has not been released. State police spent hours at the scene looking for evidence. According to East Stroudsburg University, 427 Normal Street, the address being processed, is commonly known as the ROTC building and it is university […]

  • Nittany Lions Fans Plan Trips to Fiesta Bowl

    SCRANTON — Penn State fans can now make their plans, it’s now official. The Nittany Lions are headed to the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Arizona in a few weeks. The news is less than a day old and already Penn State fans are making plans to head west. Weeks before the Nittany Lions take the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium, it’s go-time for John Madden at Travelworld in Scranton. “It’s incredible,” Madden said. “When they announced the bowl […]

  • Penn State to Play Washington in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl

    UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Nittany Lions know where they will close out 2017. The Lions are headed to the desert. The bowl invitations went out on Sunday, and while the Nittany Lions didn’t land a bowl that’s part of the national championship playoff, they did get a pretty good one. That game is the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. It’s scheduled for 4 p.m. on December 30 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 9th-ranked Nittany Lions will play […]

  • Missing Hunter Found Safe in Luzerne County

    FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP — The search for a missing hunter is over in Luzerne County. Crews were looking for the 60-year-old man from Luzerne County in the area where Luzerne, Sullivan and Wyoming Counties come together. Representatives of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, state police, firefighters, and other volunteers planned their strategy at the Fairmount Volunteer Fire Department along Route 118 near Ricketts Glen State Park. They were ready to go out to search for a hunter who didn’t come home Monday evening, […]

  • Rifle Deer Season Underway in Lackawanna County

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — Monday, November 27, is the biggest day on the hunting calendar here in Pennsylvania. It’s the start of rifle deer season. The numbers from the Pennsylvania Game Commission are staggering. Nearly 600,000 hunters are expected in the woods on Monday, adding millions to the state’s economy. We found a lot of hunters but we didn’t find any lucky hunters. The opening attraction at the Covington Township Volunteer Fire Department wasn’t deer, it was pig and chicken in […]

  • Getting Ready to Feed Thousands for Thanksgiving in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Thousands will have a happier Thanksgiving this year because of donations and the hard work of volunteers. United Neighborhood Centers annual Thanksgiving basket food give-a-way begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21. This year, like other years, they will feed thousands. United Neighborhood Centers is handling all of this. It’s an organization designed to help low-income families, plus seniors, and young people. The food distribution is held at Saint Mary’s Center along Mifflin Avenue in Scranton. United […]

  • UPDATE: Arrest Made in Cocoa Hut Robbery in Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE — Police in Nanticoke have made an arrest in a robbery Sunday morning. Scott Defrain, 31, is accused of handing the clerk at Cocoa Hut on East Main Street, saying he had a gun, and asking for money. Defrain made off with about $40. Police charged Bobby Wicks, 40, with helping in that robbery. Police say Wicks is also a suspect in the armed robbery of a Burger King in Nanticoke one week ago and an attempted robbery of Curry Donuts in Nanticoke.

  • Pool Hall Gutted by Fire in Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — An early morning fire in Northumberland County is under investigation. The first alarm in Shamokin came in just before 4 a.m on Tuesday. A pool hall, with apartments attached, along North Market Street burned. One adult and two children had to be taken to a hospital. Shamokin say last night’s fire was not suspicious and was likely caused by an electrical fault. @WNEP — Nikki Krize (@NikkiKrize) November 14, 2017 Investigators believe an electrical problem sparked the […]

  • Homicide Investigation After Apparent Shooting near Williamsport

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after what appears to be a deadly shooting in Lycoming County. State police were called to Poco Farm Road near Williamsport around 7 p.m. Sunday. The deputy coroner tells Newswatch 16 a man in his 20s is dead. His name will not be released until his family is notified. According to state police, someone passing by on Poco Farm Road spotted a body on the side of the road. That person called 911. First […]