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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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    Intermodal Transportation Center Opens in Scranton

    SCRANTON — After years of planning and construction, the new Intermodal Transportation Center opened Monday morning. The $12.4 million building sits along Lackawanna Avenue, where state employees used to park their cars. Lackawanna County officials said COLTS buses, long distance buses from Martz, taxis, and a train station all sit under one roof. The building features indoor seating, out of the cold, plus vending machines and public restrooms. Bus drivers will also have a break room inside of the building. […]

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    Winter Arrives in Monroe County

    MOUNT POCONO — The first blast of winter is slicking up roads all over the area. Sleet and freezing rain early Tuesday morning coated roads and made them slippery throughout the region. Penndot crews were out early in the day treating roads. Newswatch 16’s Andy Palumbo was in Monroe County with the latest weather updates. So far, there were no major problems reported from trees down to major crashes. There might still be slippery spots out as you travel Tuesday […]

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    Victim Identified in State Police Deadly Shooting in Wayne County

    CANAAN TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after a shooting involving state police in Wayne County. Investigators told Newswatch 16 one man was shot by state police along Volunteer Way in Canaan Township, near Waymart around 11:30 p.m. Monday after an incident at a home. Troopers responded to 911 reports of a man with gun threatening to kill himself and threatening to kill police if they came to the home, according to a release from Wayne County District Attorney Janine […]

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    Reese Trial Begins, Kane Hearing Set for January

    Kathleen Kane’s law license was suspended in September. The senate has been looking in to whether the Scranton native can still function as attorney general. The senate committee, that found there is sufficient basis for the full senate to remove Kane from office, scheduled a hearing for the afternoon of January 12. Once again, that hearing will focus on whether someone without a law license can still serve as the state’s top law enforcement officer. Two weeks after that hearing, a […]

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    Thousands of Hunters Head Into the Woods

    MOUNT COBB — Hundreds of thousands of hunters headed in the woods Monday, hoping to get a deer. Hunters went in to the woods at sunrise, and some already have what they were looking for. Once they get a deer, the next logical step is a butcher shop, like Smokin’ Joe’s in Jefferson Township, in Mount Cobb. The first of the rifle deer season have already arrived at Smokin’ Joe’s where they will be butchered, and sent back to the […]

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    Helping Hundreds of Families at Thanksgiving

    SCRANTON — A holiday tradition is underway to make this a happier Thanksgiving for hundreds of families. The line outside Covenant Presbyterian Church along Madison Avenue in Scranton says it all: families and individuals in a long line to get Thanksgiving food from United Neighborhood Centers. It’s an organization that received some of its donations through WNEP’s Feed A Friend program. Fred Clark was in the line, temporarily unemployed and from a low-income family. “Thanksgiving is about appreciating what you […]


    Donut Shop Robbed

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — Troopers are searching for a man who robbed Dunkin Donuts along Route 115 in Monroe County Saturday evening. State Police tell Newswatch 16 the man walked into the store near Brodheadsville, and flashed a black and silver handgun.  He then jumped over the counter, opened the register and stole about $ 300.  Police aren’t sure how the bandit made his getaway. The thief has a small build.  In addition to the grey and black camo hoodie, he […]

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    Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for Kane

    HARRISBURG — Plenty of activity involving embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane, in both Harrisburg and Montgomery County Tuesday. The Scranton native is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on perjury charges in Montgomery County. It’s alleged Kane lied when she said she never agreed to secrecy regarding a grand jury investigation. On Monday in Harrisburg, a bi-partisan senate panel started its work, looking at whether Kane can still function as attorney general, without her law license. The state supreme court suspended […]

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    Senate Panel Looks at Kane

    HARRISBURG — A hearing is scheduled for Monday in Harrisburg that could be a step toward removing Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office. A seven-member state Senate panel goes to work Monday an important question: can Kathleen Kane do her job without a law license? The Scranton native is accused of perjury and other crimes. Kane allegedly leaked secret grand jury information and then lied about it, though she denied all allegations. The state supreme court suspended Kane’s law license in […]

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    Voting Opens on Election Day

    WILKES-BARRE — The weather won’t keep people from the polls Wednesday, plenty of races, big and small on general election day 2015. The polling place on Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre, like polling places across the state, opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. On this election day, Wilkes-Barre will elect a new mayor. On the Democratic side, it`s Tony George. The councilman and former police chief defeated three other candidates, in the primary back in May. George is running on his […]

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    Working Without Pay at Fell Charter School

    FELL TOWNSHIP — It wasn’t your average Monday morning at Fell Charter School near Carbondale. Teachers there are working without pay because the state has been without a budget for more than four months. The day started with clapping from the 200 students at Fell Charter School,  a show of appreciation because the teachers are working without pay. “I’m happy the teachers are working for free because I get an education and I get to learn,” said Adam Ocasio. Fell […]

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    Jury Selected for Luzerne County Double Homicide

    WILKES-BARRE — A jury has been selected in a homicide trial in Luzerne County. James Roche is accused of gunning down two men in April of last year. This isn’t the first time we’re learning about what happened in a home near Hunlock Creek. Roche faces two counts of criminal homicide. Roche allegedly gunned down a father and son, Ronald and Jeffrey Evans at their home. Prosecutors believe Roche didn’t like Ronald Evans, because Evans had a relationship with Roche’s […]


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