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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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    Snow On Public Square

    WILKES-BARRE — There was so much snow in downtown Wilkes-Barre, they used a pickup truck and a plow to clean the sidewalk and, on another part of the square, a street sweeper did the trick. Consider Mike Klima’s morning. He drove in the snow from Hawley to pick up a delivery truck in the Wyoming Valley, to take supplies to a donut shop. Driving the truck was hard enough, and maneuvering the hand truck was no picnic. “It’s not easy […]

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    Morning Snow Storm Coverage

    WILKES-BARRE — Snow was falling early Monday morning, but turned to ice and freezing rain in parts of our area. Newswatch 16 found PennDOT trucks plowing but because the snow was so steady, it was tough keeping the roadways clear. Temperatures were expected to rise slightly in southern counties, causing the snow to turn into freezing rain. TOWANDA — While southern cities might have to contend with some ice, the northern tier is expecting the snow to pile up. Give yourself extra time […]

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    Riding The Storm Out in NJ Truck Stops

    COLUMBIA, NEW JERSEY — When the snow storm rolled in, the trucks stopped rolling. The governors of New York and New Jersey issues travel bans Monday, bans that have now been lifted. Now that the blizzard has moved out of New York and New Jersey, traffic is slowly getting back to normal. For truck drivers waiting out the storm, it tried their patience and their wallets. A truck stop in Columbia, New Jersey, just five miles east of the Pennsylvania […]

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    Snow Slows Morning Drive

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — Snow overnight delayed some schools and made for a slow drive to work. On Interstate 81 just outside Hazleton, road crews have gotten rid of the snow. Cars and trucks aren’t having any problems getting by Monday morning, even though just a few inches of snow fell overnight. It did make for a difficult morning of travel. The trip for one driver didn’t go as planned. An SUV slid off Interstate 81 north near Hazleton. Traffic crawled […]

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    Wolf To Take Reins, State Billions in Debt

    HARRISBURG — Tuesday is a big day in the Keystone State — Pennsylvania will have a new leader by the afternoon. Governor-elect Tom Wolf is getting sworn in at the capitol. –Watch the live swearing-in ceremony of Governor-elect Tom Wolf here.– Wolf is set to take the oath of office at noon Tuesday to become Pennsylvania’s 47th governor, and he’s already been warning Pennsylvanians that the state faces some very serious challenges in the year to come. Wolf went on […]

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    Workers Baking for Governor’s Inaugural Celebration

    MOOSIC — Some bakers in Lackawanna County were hard at work overnight to fulfill their role in the next governor’s inauguration celebration. Gerrity’s Supermarket in Moosic received a request to bake 3,000 hot dog rolls for the party after Governor Tom Wolf’s inauguration Tuesday. The people at Gerrity’s bakery said this is their biggest single item order in history. Starting work long before sunrise, big orders are nothing new for the staff at Gerrity’s Supermarket bakery in Moosic, but Monday […]

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    Pocono Schools Closed By Icy Weather

    STROUDSBURG — It was the question of the morning: how are the roads? The Stroudsburg area got hit with it all early Monday, a short burst of snow, followed by sleet, rain, and freezing rain. The roads in downtown Stroudsburg received generally decent reviews. Traffic moved and public transportation was up and running. Pocono schools closed. Slushy and icy roads. pic.twitter.com/7TSMjxqSri — Andy Palumbo (@AndyPalumbo1228) January 12, 2015 What you won’t see on the roads are school buses. The school […]

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    UPDATE: Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein In Court

    MILFORD — Accused cop killer Eric Frein was in court Monday for a hearing and the widow of the officer he allegedly murdered was also in the courtroom. A district judge forwarded all charges against Frein to trial. The ruling came after hours of testimony, and the victim’s families, friends, and fellow troopers listened to it all. It’s the first time we’ve seen Eric Frein since he was brought into court with a banged up face on Halloween. On Monday, […]

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    UPDATE: Father in Court After Crash Kills Three

    HONESDALE — The family of a teenager killed in a crash was in Wayne County court Tuesday morning, saying they were looking for justice. The man charged with giving the keys to his 15-year-old daughter, who then crashed his SUV near Honesdale, killing three friends made a court appearance Tuesday morning. Michael Ware, 53, of Scarsdale, New York was in Honesdale asking for a preliminary hearing, and he was not alone. Ware and his attorney requested a preliminary hearing on […]

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    Two More Stores Closing At Mall At Steamtown

    SCRANTON — The news gets worse for the Mall at Steamtown in downtown Scranton. In what should be the busiest time of year for the mall comes word that two more stores will be gone by the end of the week. Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch close at the end of business on Saturday giving shoppers fewer options, and fewer reasons to come to an already struggling mall. Photos from the Mall at Steamtown’s website show the soon to be […]

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    Counselors Set to Help Students Grieve Loss of Classmates

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — Officials in Carbon County expect to release more information Monday about Friday night’s crash that killed four teenagers. The coroner said autopsies are scheduled for Monday, and positive ID’s should follow. According to police, a car with four young people inside crossed the center of Dairy Road, near Palmerton and slammed into another car, head-on. All four young people died at the scene. Officials said the people in the other car, had non-life threatening injuries. Police […]

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    UPDATE: Police Investigating School Threat

    SCRANTON — Students and teachers were not the only ones in school. Police were also there, as part of the safety precautions after an alleged threat of violence at a school in Lackawanna County. Students at a vocational school in Scranton had to pass through a metal detector before entering their classrooms. This all started with an alleged threat, involving a gun, overheard in a restroom at the Career Technology Center. The administrator says the information was shared with Scranton […]

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