School Closings & 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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    Agents Raid Suspected Drug Factory

    HAZLETON — Police made another drug bust in the Hazleton area Tuesday, and like last week, investigators say the raid involves the production of the drug known as “ecstasy.” Agents and police officers in hazmat suits, could be seen at a warehouse along Spruce Alley in Hazleton. Authorities have uncovered what they call an ecstasy factory. They raided the place around 9 a.m. and have been going through the scene, inch by inch. Inside they found barrels of chemicals that […]

  • 18 Year Old Dead after Crash

    OLD FORGE — A late night crash killed a young woman in Lackawanna County. A state police crash reconstruction team was on scene Monday morning looking for the cause of the crash that killed an 18 year old woman, and seriously hurt two of her friends. The coroner identifies the victim as Mackenzie Evanusa, 18, of Scranton. Friends say she was just weeks away from starting her senior year in the Scranton school district. Police say Evanusa was wearing a […]

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    UPDATE: Katy Mahon Receives Kidney After Plan for Donation Takes Ironic Turn

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Things fell into place rather quickly to Katy Mahon. She went from being on the transplant list with others ahead of her, to getting that new kidney early Tuesday morning. According to Katy’s mom, they were out of options. It was either nine hours of dialysis a night or a new kidney. Katy has end-stage renal disease and her kidneys simply stopped working. “When they ran the blood work her kidney function, was showing just in the blood that […]

  • Fire Ruled Arson, Police Look for Person of Interest

    UPDATE– Investigators ruled the fire on 12th Avenue in Scranton as an arson. Now, police want to speak with the owner of a truck found at the scene. Police are calling Aureli Ceballos De Leon of Scranton a person of interest. Witnesses tell Newswatch 16 shortly after hearing a loud explosion, they saw a partially dressed man running down 12th Avenue. Some say they saw the man holding his arm, or said he appeared to have been burned. Ashley Conover […]

  • Two Die When Truck Hits Horse and Buggy

    LOGAN TOWNSHIP — A woman and a child were killed Friday evening when a UPS truck slammed into a horse and buggy in Clinton County. “The horse was killed too, that’s sad,” said Rick Rhinehart, who lives near the scene of the crash at Logan Twp. “People should always be in control of their vehicles!” said Jill Hanford, also of Logan Twp. According to State Police, the UPS truck was headed one way on West Winter Road in near Loganton. […]

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    Inspired by the Women’s World Cup Victory

    OLD FORGE — After The U.S. women’s soccer team big win in the World Cup on Sunday night, we talked with some young soccer players in Lackawanna County who see the American women as an inspiration. At Monday morning soccer condition drills at Old Forge High School, there are 20 on the team. Five are female, including Francesca Samony. The Old Forge junior has been playing for years, and is used to going toe to toe with the boys. “Some […]

  • 42,000 Pounds of Mess after Cabbage Crash

    LENOX TOWNSHIP — A tractor-trailer spilled thousands of pounds of cabbage and tomatoes on an interstate in Susquehanna County. 42,000 pounds of cabbage and tomatoes ended up along the pavement and medium on Interstate 81 southbound near the Lenox Township exit. 42000 lbs of cabbage and tomatoes spilled on 81 South at Lenox. — Andy Palumbo (@_AndyPalumbo) June 30, 2015 State police said Michael Clark , 54, of New York was driving the rig when he lost control and skidded […]

  • Budget Deadline Approaches

    HARRISBURG — The day before the deadline and there is still a massive disagreement in Harrisburg. The house republicans said they’ve come up with a budget, but the governor vows to veto it. The House passed its version of a spending plan over the weekend.  The budget means more money for education, social programs, farming, and veterans with no new taxes. Both democratic Governor Wolf, and the republicans want to spend about $30 billion. The disagreement? Where the money comes […]

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    Update: Two Dead After Crash in Luzerne County

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — Officials said two people are dead after a crash in Luzerne County. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday along North Lehigh Gorge Drive near White Haven.  A car, traveling at a high rate of speed spun off the road and slammed into a tree. Part of North Lehigh Gorge Drive in Foster Township was closed between White Haven and Weatherly. State police identified the driver as Gerald Sweitzer, 57, of Weatherly. Keith Frick, 38, of Pittston […]

  • Scranton Gerrity’s Closed after Overnight Fire, Thursday Reopening Planned

    SCRANTON — A supermarket in Scranton is closed after a smoky overnight fire. Gerrity’s on Meadow Avenue is normally closed overnight, but the place was filled with activity Tuesday morning.  It’s all a part of a recovery after a late night fire. An assistant fire chief told Newswatch 16 an automated alarm came from the building around 11:30 p.m. Monday night. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found the supermarket filled with smoke. The co-owner said he believes the flames started […]

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    Bidding Underway on Mall at Steamtown

    SCRANTON — The Mall at Steamtown could be yours; it’s mostly vacant and for sale through an internet auction. The online auction of the Mall at Steamtown is underway. It began an hour ago, and it could determine the fate of the 22-year-old shopping center in downtown Scranton. The mortgage holder that bought the mall at a sheriff’s sale last year wants to unload it. The three-day bidding is now underway. Opening bid for the Mall at Steamtown is $700,000. […]

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    J.M. Hill Students Deal with Death of Classmate

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Monday was the first day of school since a kindergarten student died in a crash over the weekend. A crisis response plan was in effect at a school in East Stroudsburg. Students and teachers at J.M. Hill Elementary School are trying to deal with the loss of a kindergarten student killed in a crash. Sophia Willis, 6, died Saturday afternoon when the vehicle she was riding in collided with another. Now, her friends and teachers are doing […]


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