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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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  • Ashley Fire Chief Passes Away

    ASHLEY — A fire company in Luzerne County suffered a sudden loss this weekend. Ashley Fire Chief Joe McGlynn passed away Sunday. Members of the fire department hung black bunting over the station Sunday evening. McGlynn’s gear was placed in front of the fire department. “He was just a great guy. He was well respected around town. He put his heart and soul into the company,” said Don Sipple. McGlynn was more than the fire chief here. He was also […]

  • Piggy Preparation Underway for St. Mary’s Homecoming Picnic in Mocanaqua

    MOCANAQUA — You don’t see many assembly lines like this anymore. It’s in the basement of St. Mary’s along Main Street in Mocanaqua. This is where about a dozen volunteers are making pigs in a blanket for the annual church picnic. The cabbages were boiled, separated into leaves, and ready to go. “We put the cabbage leaves on towels in case they’re too wet and then the towel absorbs the wetness from it,” explained volunteer Carol Howell, because nobody likes […]

  • Flash Flooding in Northeastern Bradford County

    WINDHAM TOWNSHIP — People woke up to torrential rain and severe flooding in many parts of our area, especially Bradford County. The rain in Bradford County was measured in inches — more than five inches in some places. It turned quiet little streams into raging rivers. The streams came out of their banks. The force of the water damaged everything it touched. Dave Middaugh was in bed at his home in the Rome area. He was alerted to the danger […]

  • Movie Theater, Shopping Center Destroyed by Fire in the Poconos

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A fire wiped out a movie theater and shopping center near East Stroudsburg. Firefighters were called to the Poconos Movieplex around 7:30 Sunday night. A fast-moving fire destroyed the place. Flames were seen shooting from the complex that housed theaters, plus a book store, antique store, and a fireworks store. The place was open at the time. The building was evacuated, and no movie-goers were hurt. Firefighters were confronted with a huge building with movie theaters and […]

  • Annual Memorial Run, Walk Benefits Local YMCAs

    WILKES-BARRE — Runners took over the streets of downtown Wilkes-Barre Tuesday morning for the 34th Annual Bernie’s Memorial Walk/Run. The race began on South River Street in the city. People could walk or run three miles. They all raised money for wellness programs at the YMCA. The run took the name of a YMCA director, Bernie Hargadon, after he died. “It was originally the Firecracker run. His family thought he was nuts when he wanted to do it on the Fourth of […]

  • Back to Work on the Third?

    SCRANTON — With Independence Day falling on a Tuesday, a lot of people are considering Monday as a holiday, but not everyone. It’s the same old grind for men and women on Saint Ann’s Street on Scranton’s west side. The old pavement is getting chewed up, and new pavement will follow. And yes, they get the fourth off. Of course, fireworks are a big part of the week, and if you’re going to sell them, you might as well start […]

  • Scrantastic Spectacular Coming to Electric City

    SCRANTON — A party is set for Monday in downtown Scranton to mark America’s independence. This is the sixth year for the Scrantastic Spectacular, and in that time, it has grown into one of our area’s signature Independence Day parties. The band shell is in place, and the tents are up on Courthouse Square. The Scrantastic Spectacular is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 3. There will be music and other entertainment on the square, plus plenty of food […]

  • Well-Known Milton Business Gutted by Fire

    MILTON — Investigators are looking for the cause of the fire that wrecked a well-known business in Northumberland County. The first alarm on Broadway Street in Milton came in just after 6 p.m. on Monday. It was quickly followed by the second. Broadway News was gutted by flames with much of the interior was destroyed. A photo from the Daily Item newspaper shows smoke billowing out of the structure. A firefighter says it’s likely the building is a total loss. […]

  • Local Radio and TV Icon L.A. Tarone Passes Away

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Louis Alfred Tarone, WILK radio talk show host and former news director at WYLN-TV, passed away Sunday evening after a courageous battle with cancer. L.A. Tarone was also a well-known television personality on WYLN-TV hosting numerous segments. He was a writer for the Standard Speaker newspaper in Hazleton and was the author of the book, “We Were Here Once.” It is an unmistakable voice you will no longer hear, a voice silenced by lung cancer. L.A. Tarone […]

  • State Budget Deadline Approaching

    SCRANTON — The state loses the ability to spend money on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Since this has happened so many times before, safeguards are in place to make sure government and essential services remain up and running. Governor Wolf released his budget back in February. Wolf proposed $2 billion in savings and increased revenue by combining departments, eliminating waste, taxing frackers, but spending more on education. Both the house and senate are republican controlled, and disagreements shot up almost […]

  • Public Sounding off on Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline Project

    The public is sounding off on a controversial natural gas pipeline project, and there is still time to have your say. The federal government has already approved the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, but the state needs to sign off on a few things before construction starts. The Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline is designed to get natural gas from the fields to the people and industries that will use it. It would run 200 miles through 10 Pennsylvania counties, including several in our […]

  • Stunning Video, Testimony in Prison Murder Trial

    SCRANTON — Four years after the vicious and deadly attack on a federal correctional officer in Wayne County, the man accused of killing Eric Williams of Nanticoke is on trial. The convicted gang member’s attorneys fully admit he is guilty. The Williams family was on hand for opening statements and testimony from about a half dozen correctional officers from USP Canaan in Wayne County. But Eric Williams’ parents did not stay in court while jurors watched their son get stabbed […]