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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/

Recent Articles
  • CARB FATAL 12-19

    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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    Record Setting Shipping Day

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Chances are, you’ll see more mail and package delivery trucks on the road on Monday, traditionally the biggest day of the year for the shipping industry. It’s 10 days until Christmas, so if you’re mailing packages and cards, time is running out. That’s why post offices and shippers are feeling the holiday rush. It was a steady stream of customers hitting the UPS Store in South Abington Township Monday morning, different people with the same goal: […]

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    Ice, Sleet, Snow, Rain Hit Poconos

    MOUNT POCONO — Plow and salt trucks, side by side, made a pass on Route 940 at Mount Pocono, getting rid of the morning’s accumulation. At 2,000 feet above sea level, Mount Pocono saw it all Tuesday morning. The precipitation began early, well before sunrise, as a mist that froze when it touched the pavement and trees. That was followed by sleet and snow, and finally rain. It left a slushy inch on the ground. The snow and ice, coupled […]

  • MON FIRE 12.8.14

    Seven Lose Homes In Apartment Building Fire

    STROUDSBURG — Investigators are looking for the cause of an apartment building fire in Stroudsburg that forced seven people out in to the cold. Firefighters were called to the 100 block of Broad Street in Stroudsburg around 4 a.m. They found flames shooting out of the back of a four-unit apartment building. Ed Vanwhy lost his home of 11 years. Watching the fire from the warmth of a friend’s car, he’s thankful that he, his girlfriend, and his dog Buddy […]

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    A Million Hunters Hit The Woods

    It’s a Pennsylvania tradition: the state says one million hunters are in the woods hunting for deer. Pennsylvania’s two-week rifle deer season began early Monday morning. The weather conditions are almost ideal for hunters who are out in the woods. Not only are the temperatures on the mild side, for the first time in a long time, they have snow on the ground to help with the hunt. It didn’t take Eric Papiercavich of Avoca long to get what he […]

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    Venting Gas Causes Loud Commotion

    DICKSON CITY — It was a very noisy morning in part of Lackawanna County. A relief valve at a natural gas compressor station in Dickson City opened and the sound of gas venting was deafening. UGI says it’s still trying to figure out why it happened. The sound was deafening around 8 a.m. Monday, just off Main Street in Dickson City. It sounded like a jet engine a big one, a loud one. UGI tells us a relief valve in […]

  • Power Outage Causes Issues at Airport

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Homes, businesses, and an airport in Luzerne County lost power early Tuesday morning. The dominoes started to tumble just before 3 a.m. Thousands of homes and businesses were without power. One of them was the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. PPL Electric said a total of about 1,600 homes and businesses lost electricity early Tuesday in the Avoca, Dupont, and Duryea areas. PPL doesn’t know why. All but 320 had their lights back on in 11 minutes. At the […]

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    Early Morning Flames Gut Restaurant

    KINGSLEY — Fire wiped out a landmark restaurant in Susquehanna County.   Flames Tuesday morning destroyed Jenny Leigh’s Country Cookin’ in Kingsley. Firefighters say the fire at Routes 11 and 106 in Kingsley had a good start. They could not save Jennie Leigh’s Country Cookin’. The owner vows to rebuild what the fire took away. A mass of orange flame is what confronted firefighters just after 3 a.m. Tuesday. The fire chief says someone passing by saw the fire and called […]

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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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