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  • City Council Approves Sale of Former Hotel Sterling Lot

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The lot which used to be home to the Hotel Sterling in downtown Wilkes-Barre will be sold. The city council voted on the decision to sell the lot at Thursday night’s meeting. The lot will be sold for $600,000. While the crowd at the meeting was split on the decision, the only council member to vote no on the sale agreement was Beth Gilbert. The proposal for the lot includes a hotel, upscale condos, office and retail […]

  • Kids in Scranton Prepare for March For Our Lives

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Newswatch 16 found kids at the NEPA Youth Shelter making signs on Thursday afternoon for a big weekend march. Saturday is March For Our Lives in which folks across the country will join together to demand an end to mass shootings and gun violence. Thousands are expected to demonstrate in Washington D.C. and across the country, including in Scranton.

  • Man Charged After Deadly Crash in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Police in Scranton filed charges, including with homicide by vehicle, against the driver of a deadly crash. Police say Daquan Johnson, 25 of Scranton, was driving a stolen car when he crashed on Route 307 in February. According to police, the passenger of Johnson’s car, Angelo Matlock, 23, died as a result of his injuries in that crash. Johnson is facing involuntary manslaughter and other related charges.

  • Weis Markets Donates $15,000 to Food Bank

    MOUNTAIN TOP, Pa. — Weis Markets in Luzerne County donated $15,000 to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank. The donation is part of Weis’ Fight Hunger campaign which provides food and donations to local food banks. The check was presented Thursday morning to the food bank in Luzerne County.

  • Drug Delivery Charges Against Lackawanna County Woman

    ARCHBALD, Pa. — A Lackawanna County woman is accused of supplying the drugs that resulted in a man’s fatal overdose last year. Noelle Orazi, 21, of Dunmore was charged with drug delivery resulting in death after an investigation by Archbald police and the state attorney general’s office. Investigators allege Orazi provided heroin and cocaine to A.J Veno, 22, of Archbald who died in December after overdosing at his home. Orazi is currently locked up in Lackawanna County on $200,000 bail […]

  • Woman Facing Fraud Charges After Allegedly Faking Bankruptcy Documents

    NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. — A Wayne County woman is facing fraud charges after allegedly falsifying bankruptcy documents. The United States Attorney’s office says Linda Ferris, 55, of Newfoundland reportedly filed for bankruptcy in 2013 but did not disclose all of her assets to the bankruptcy court. Ferris was indicted by a federal grand jury after allegedly hiding some assets in a mortgage in Florida which was set up two weeks prior to her filing for bankruptcy.

  • Wilkes-Barre Man Charged with Drug Delivery Resulting in Death

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A man from Luzerne County has been charged with drug distribution resulting in death. A grand jury indicted Brian Brew, 38 of Wilkes-Barre, after he allegedly provided a mixture of heroin and fentanyl which resulted in a person’s death. The death happened earlier this year.

  • Talkback 16: Criticism and Compliments

    In this edition of Talkback 16, we have critiques, criticism and compliments. We begin with the truck ban on interstates.

  • Two People Hospitalized Following Crash in Luzerne County

    LARKSVILLE — A two-car crash in Luzerne County sent two people to the hospital late Friday night. The crash happened along Route 11 in Larksville around 10:30 p.m. Police say the crash was caused by speed and resulted in one of the cars splitting in half. Two people were taken to the hospital following the crash to be checked out.

  • Annual St. Patrick’s Day Banquet Held in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The St. Patrick’s Day weekend festivities kicked off in Wilkes-Barre on Friday. The Greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick held their annual dinner banquet at Genetti’s Downtown. The dinner featured guest speaker Dick Vermeil, former NFL head coach of the Eagles.

  • Area Paralympian Takes Gold in Snowboarding Event

    PYEONGCHANG — Congratulations are in order for one Olympic athlete from our area. Waymart native Mike Minor took home the gold Friday in men’s banked slalom snowboarding event in the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. Video from Monday shows Minor winning a bronze medal in the snowboard-cross event.

  • Talkback 16: Florida Bridge

    Callers in the newest Talkback 16 question the wisdom of a stress test on a bridge just before it collapsed and killed at least six people in Florida. They also have some words of wisdom for members of the Newswatch 16 team. We start with a caller obviously perturbed about the potholes on area roads.