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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.

Check out Andy's Blog: http://andypalumbo.blogspot.com/

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    Public Input Meetings On COLTS Cuts

    SCRANTON — People who depend on buses in Lackawanna County are getting their chance to speak out on plans to cut routes, end Saturday service, and layoff drivers. The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) owes the state millions of dollars. People who ride the bus in Lackawanna County packed a room for the first public meeting about proposed changes for COLTS. COLTS has plans to cut routes and services to save money. At the first meeting Monday afternoon, about […]

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    Polls Open, Voters Selecting Governor, Congressional Candidates

    SCRANTON — The polls have been open since 7 a.m. and the race for governor is at the top of the ballot. It is that race for governor that is apparently bringing people out. Does Tom Corbett get another four years, or does Tom Wolf take over the governor’s office in January? There was a steady stream of voters at a polling place along Green Ridge Street in Scranton, when the polls opened at 7 a.m.   Two precincts use the […]

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    Body Found in Ruins of Home in Columbia County

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — A body has been found in a home ruined by fire in Columbia County. Authorities say they found a body in the home on Drinker Street near Bloomsburg. Max Bendel lives right across Drinker Street in Hemlock Township, where the fire started around 4 a.m. Sunday. He says the flames had a good start. “I heard a popping sound. Actually, it sounded like gunfire, heard a crackling sound,” Bendel recalled. Bendel went outside as smoke covered this […]

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    Sightings Investigated, Search Continues

    CANADENSIS –The manhunt for the man state police say killed a trooper and injured another goes on. Eric Frien remains on the run. For more than three weeks, many in Monroe County claimed to see Frein. As police fanned out Monday morning, people come to the food bank in Canadensis, sponsored by a group of churches. That’s where we met Marion Bush from Canadensis, and she has a story to tell. Marion says, two weeks ago, she saw a man […]

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    Taking Care Of Children While Search Goes On

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — It’s another day back in the woods at the Monroe Pike County line looking for the man cops say killed one trooper and hurt another. It’s day 18 in the pursuit of Eric Frein. The search Tuesday centered on Snow Hill Road in Price Township, near Canadensis. There are still police cars everywhere: on the road, alongside the road, in clearings. There are also other vehicles on the roads in this part of Monroe County:   school buses. […]

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    Two Schools Closed By Manhunt Reopen

    CRESCO — Eric Frein has not been caught as we enter the third week of the search for the suspected trooper killer. State police remain in Monroe County but some school districts that have been shut down since the beginning of the search returned to business as usual on Monday. Msgr. McHugh Elementary in Cresco closed when the search for accused cop killer Eric Frein moved into this area. This is the first day of class here in more than […]

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    Pocono Mountain Students Return To Class

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — As the search for the man suspected of killing a state trooper continues, students in a school district in the search area returned to classes. Students missed three days of classes last week, and one this week but after consulting with police, administrators in the Pocono Mountain School District decided schools should reopen on Tuesday. Pocono Mountain covers Barrett Township, the same area around Canadensis where police are searching for Eric Frein, the man who allegedly shot […]

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    Wallenpaupack Area Students Return to School

    PIKE COUNTY — For the first time in almost a week, students in the Wallenpaupack Area School District were in class Monday. Buses and students returned to Wallenpaupack Area High School in Pike County, not far from where one state trooper was shot to death on September 12 and another was seriously wounded. The district was closed for several days last week while police searched for accused killer Eric Frein. On Monday, the school district re-opened. Tyler Dodd came to […]

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    Two People Found Dead Inside Hazleton Home

    HAZLETON — Police and the Luzerne County coroner’s office are trying to learn what led to an apparent murder-suicide.  Two bodies were discovered Sunday night in a home on Penn Court. Police were called just after 8 p.m. Sunday, after a report of a couple found “unresponsive.” Officers found a man and a woman dead. Neighbors say this is where Wayne and Michelle Volciak lived, and the county coroner says this where they died. Jessica Smith was their neighbor for […]

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    Back To School At Pittston Area

    PITTSTON — It’s the day some students dreaded and their parents eagerly anticipated: some schools across our area opened Monday morning. It was a scene repeated over and over again as buses pulled up to Pittston Area Middle School. Inside, the main task was getting students where they needed to be, checking names, classroom assignments, and directions. Stephen Fath is entering sixth grade. “I like science and social studies and social, like what happened during the 1700s.” Stephen got where […]

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    Speed Limits Up On Some Area Highways

    You can now drive 70 miles per hour on parts of Interstates 80 and 380 and get away with it. The speed limit there went up Monday morning. The Pennsylvania Turnpike is also involved in this.  A 100-mile stretch in the western part of the state was converted to 70 miles per hour late last month. It really is a sign of the times: a contractor hired by PennDOT took down the 65 mile per hour speed limit signs along […]

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    Row Homes Ripped By Flames In East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG –Fire tore through row homes in East Stroudsburg early Tuesday, driving nearly two dozen residents out. Firefighters in Monroe County believe Tuesday morning’s flames were sparked by a man who fell asleep with a lit cigarette. Because of that, 22 people no longer have a home. The fire chief in East Stroudsburg believes a resident fell asleep while smoking in bad, and that’s what sent nearly two dozen people out into the night. Firefighters faced a double block […]


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