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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    Several Water Main Breaks Keep Crews Busy

    SCRANTON — It’s been a busy day for the Pennsylvania American Water company.  There were seven water main breaks Sunday and overnight all in the city of Scranton. Dozens of homes and businesses are without service. Four broken water mains are fixed. Three, including one on Glen Street, near the old Scranton Lace Factory, are not. The force of the water from the broken main buckled the pavement and forced the city to close the street. Force of water from […]

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    Scranton School District Hitting the Picket Line

    SCRANTON — Classes in Scranton are cancelled because teachers are hitting the picket lines. The Scranton School district is one of the larger districts in our area with approximately nine hundred teachers and ten thousand students. Scranton High School will be empty Monday, the same goes for the other 15 schools in the district. Teachers went on strike at the end of classes Friday. They said they will be on the picket line today, instead of in classes. Teachers were […]

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    Fire at Wal-Mart Store in Monroe County

    MOUNT POCONO — Authorities in Monroe County say a small fire forced a Wal-Mart in Monroe County to close Monday morning. The Wal-Mart in Mount Pocono is open again, but the store along Route 940 was closed for a few hours Monday morning. The fire department was called just after 6 a.m. The fire chief says the flames were on the roof in a heating unit. “I imagine probably with the cold weather, they kicked it on, the heat, and something […]

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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 […]

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