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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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    Job Fair For New Store Underway

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — A new clothing store opens in Wilkes-Barre next month and the company put out the “help wanted” sign Monday morning. People started showing up outside the Hilton Garden Inn in Wilkes-Barre Township more than an hour before the job fair started. These people are hoping to work at Gabe’s, a clothing store moving in to an empty building, in the East End Center, in Wilkes-Barre Township. Darlene York of Wilkes-Barre was one of the people hoping to […]

  • Two People Dead After Home Explosion

    DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP — Crews are recovering two bodies in the rubble after an explosion at a home in Wayne County. Two people were inside the house along the Delaware River when the explosion happened around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. It was a morning of searching for the cause of the explosion, and searching for two victims who have now been recovered. Two bodies have been removed from the scene. The Wayne County coroner has not confirmed the identification of the victims […]

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    Bridge Closing Postponed

    MOOSIC — PennDOT was planning to close a bridge in Moosic on Tuesday, leaving some people surrounded by closed bridges and detours. But now, those plans have changed. A sign for the bridge closure now has the date covered up. Bridge work scheduled to begin on Tuesday has now been postponed for at least two weeks. Some who live nearby say that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Concerns have been raised about emergency vehicles getting through when the bridge on […]

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    Trial Begins For Second Bonacci Murder Suspect

    SCRANTON — The trial of a second man is now underway for the murder of a man from Dunmore. His alleged conspirator is already convicted. Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Neil Pal for last summer’s shooting death of Frank Bonacci in Scranton. Late Monday afternoon the judge denied the defense’s request to move the trial to another county because of all the attention on the Bonacci case. Neil Pal of Scranton is charged with first and third […]

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    Troopers: Cop Who Shot Truck Driver Had No Choice

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — State police say than an officer who shot a truck driver Monday night in Columbia County had no choice. And in a news release Tuesday afternoon, Columbia County District Attorney Thomas Leipold said the shooting by Hemlock Township Officer Charles Dietterick was justified. The incident happened around 9 p.m. Monday on the eastbound Interstate 80 off-ramp at the Buckhorn exit. That’s near Bloomsburg. According to troopers, Officer Dietterick pulled the truck over for not having a front […]

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    UPDATE: Trucker Shot During Altercation With Police

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — A trucker was shot by a local police officer Monday night along Interstate 80, according to state police in Columbia County The incident happened around 9 p.m. at the I-80 east off-ramp at Buckhorn.  State police said a Hemlock Township officer shot a truck driver. According to state police, the Hemlock officer pulled over a tractor-trailer for equipment violations. During that stop, the officer told the driver his rig would be taken off the road and impounded. […]


    Veterans Memorial Park Gets New Addition

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Communities all over our area are using this Memorial Day holiday to honor those who lost their lives in service of our county. But an observance Monday morning in Luzerne County was a bit different from the normal Memorial Day parades. The ceremony in Plains Township included the firing of a salute and music from a bugle, but here’s what it made this Memorial Day different and special. It’s the first in the township’s new Veterans Memorial […]

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    Voters Face Decision To Change County Government

    SCRANTON — Voters in Lackawanna County have a choice between keeping the form of government the county has had for nearly a century and a half or making a change. There is one word going through Janet Jayson’s mind. We caught up with Jayson as she cast her ballot Tuesday morning, at the Kennedy School on Prospect Avenue in Scranton. Jayson’s word of the day is “change.” “To see changes, changes that are needed.” Jayson says that change is needed […]

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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 […]


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