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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    Mini Mart Robbed in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton are looking for a thief. Police tell us a man with a gun robbed Cee Bee’s Gas Mart along West Broad Street around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.  Police believe the bandit ran away from the scene. No one was hurt, and police aren’t saying how much money was taken. Hazleton Police are asking for your help.  If you know anything about Sunday night’s robbery, call 911 or Hazleton Police at 570-459-4940.

  • Police, FBI Raid Home in Carbondale

    CARBONDALE — According to the FBI, one thing led to another. Agents went to a home along Belmont Street in Carbondale and wound up as part of a much different investigation. A police officer carried out marijuana plants that were found in a home along Belmont Street in Carbondale. A few minutes later, a man came out in handcuffs. Becky Galaydick, a neighbor, isn’t surprised, “That’s why I won’t let my kids outside. This is why. Hopefully, justice will be served.” Galaydick […]

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    Water Main Break Causes Widespread Effects

    UPDATE at 10:10 a.m.:  According to Pennsylvania American Water, the 30-inch main that broke in Kingston dates back to 1889. So far, the water company has no estimate for when repairs will be completed. The water company says Kingston, Edwardsville, and parts of Luzerne are affected. Starting at noon, water tankers will be set up at the Gateway Shopping Center in Edwardsville and at the Kingston DPW building on Third Avenue. A tanker will also be located at the intersection […]

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    Family Pets Perish in Fire

    TRESCKOW — Two family pets were killed when flames broke out at a home in Carbon County. The fire started just after 6:30 a.m. on Monday at a home on West Cherry Street in Tresckow. One person who lives there was not home at the time. Fire officials believe the flames started in the bedroom.  Tresckow’s fire chief tells us the fire is not considered suspicious.  A state police investigator has been called in to help look for the cause. […]

  • Police-involved Shooting Investigation in Pittston

    PITTSTON — A man was shot by a police officer in front of Anthracite Apartments along North Main Street in Pittston. The question now being asked is if the shooting was justified. People who heard and saw what happened in Luzerne County think the answer is yes. Police were called to the apartment building around 9 p.m. on Sunday. According to authorities, a man was waving a gun around outside of the building where elderly, disabled, and low-income residents live. A […]

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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 […]


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