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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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    Route 309 Safety Project

    MOUNTAIN TOP — Police in two Luzerne County departments are out to make a construction zone safer. Police and PennDOT said there are problems with truck traffic and aggressive drivers along Route 309 and they intend to do something about it. Work to widen the rock cuts and improve drainage on Route 309, between the Wilkes-Barre and Mountain Top areas began last month.  PennDOT said it will improve safety here, especially in the winter. Any big construction project raises traffic […]

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    UPDATE: Woman Killed in Wreck Involving Police Officer

    NESQUEHONING — A woman died following a crash Monday night involving a police officer in Carbon County. Authorities said the wreck happened on Route 209 in Nesquehoning around 6:30 p.m. According to police, Officer Steven Homanko, 25, lost control of the cruiser and hit a vehicle coming in the opposite direction. Carola Sauers, 69, and Michael Sauers, 64, were taken to the hospital along with the officer. Carola Sauers died at the hospital. Police said Michael Sauers had severe injuries, […]

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    Two Homes Ruined By Fire, Eight People Forced Out

    WHITE HAVEN — Investigators in Luzerne County are looking for the cause of a fire that left eight people looking for new places to live. Two homes were wrecked by flames Monday morning in White Haven. Flames started in a home in the 200 block of Towanda Street in White Haven and then, jumped to the home next door. Eddie Pierre-Louis could do nothing but watch as flames destroyed his home of 10 years. Pierre-Louis was there when the flames […]

  • Flames Rip Through Flower Shop

    MONTOURSVILLE — A business owner in Lycoming County is faced with the task of rebuilding after flames tore through a building Sunday night. The fire at Nevill’s Flowers along Peters Alley in Montoursville broke out around p.m. Investigators aren’t sure where or how the fire started.  The owner tells Newswatch 16 a building containing a greenhouse, storage, and crafts center was lost. Other greenhouses, plus the sales portion were not affected, so Nevill’s is still in business. Firefighters in Montoursville […]

  • Seniors Forced Out by Flames

    NANTICOKE — Flames forced about 50 seniors to flee from their living facility Tuesday morning in Luzerne County. It was a scene repeated over and over again, about 50 times: the elderly, many frail, roused from their quiet beds in the middle of the night, and forced to leave their personal care home. The fire at Nanticoke Villa on North Walnut Street, broke out a little after 2 a.m. Tuesday. The fire chief tells us the fire was contained to […]

  • Apartment Evacuated Following Morning Flames

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Investigators are looking for the cause of the Tuesday morning fire that cleared out an apartment building near Wilkes-Barre. The flames were out quickly.  The anxiety hung around for a while. The first alarm at the apartment building along Diamond Avenue in Hanover Township came in around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mickey Roberts was sleeping in his apartment at the time. “All I know is the cops came banging on my door to wake up me up and […]

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    UPDATE: Jason Dominick On Trial For Murder

    SCRANTON — A jury has been picked in a murder trial in Lackawanna County. Prosecutors claim it was a fight over a girl that led to murder. The accused on trial is Jason Dominick of Scranton.  He’s one of two men charged in last summer’s shooting of Frank Bonacci of Dunmore. The process of picking a jury for Dominick’s trial got underway Monday morning. Frank Bonacci’s murder caught a lot of attention last July, when Bonacci first went missing, and […]

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    Paving Projects Underway

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Warmer weather is here, and that means construction season is kicking in to high gear. Route 407 in Lackawanna County is used by thousands of vehicles every day, and it intersects with one that gets even more traffic.   When you reduce the flow of traffic for paving, it creates all sorts of problems. Smoke and dust filled the air and there was plenty of noise as well.  Before new pavement on Route 407 can go down, […]

  • Landmark Danville Restaurant Burns

    DANVILLE — Crews battled a blaze for hours as a landmark restaurant burned in Montour County Sunday night. Downtown Danville filled with smoke after BJ’s Steak and Ribs went up in flames. The street was shut down as firefighters from surrounding communities were called in to help battle the flames. Emergency dispatchers said the fire started just before 9 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the building. A neighbor said the 2nd floor consisted of offices and storage space. The […]

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    Children Hurt In School Van Crash

    EXETER TOWNSHIP — Three students were hurt Tuesday morning when their van skidded out of control on an ice-covered road in Luzerne County. It happened around 7:45 a.m. on Route 92 in Exeter Township. The van carried five students headed to Montgomery Avenue Elementary School, in the Wyoming Area school district. The superintendent says the van skidded on some ice.  The driver lost control.  The van ran off the road between West Pittston and Falls, and hit two vehicles in a parking […]

  • Dealing With Spring Snow

    The cleanup continues after our latest blast of wintry weather in spring. And all the snow and ice is being blamed for a number of crashes in our area. The calendar may say spring, but you wouldn’t know that by looking outside in many parts of our area. People are left digging out from up to 10 inches of snow. There was nearly a foot deep in Susquehanna county, near Montrose. It was a reminder that even though the calendar […]

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    Flames Rip Through Home in Lackawanna County

    CARBONDALE TOWNSHIP — Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire in Lackawanna County early Monday morning. A family lost its home here, just outside of Carbondale Monday morning. It’s a case where, officials say, a couple of factors made this fire even worse. the fire here broke out around 6:30 a.m. Monday along Honesdale Road, in Carbondale Township. A man who lives across the road said the home owner told him a child in distress signaled something was […]


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