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  • Thief Scared Off and Accidentally Leaves Cell Phone Behind

    MAHANOY CITY — You’ve probably seen how police departments often use social media to help track down suspected crooks. Friday, Mahanoy City police tried that technique with a twist. Friday afternoon the department used its Facebook page to post surveillance photo of a young woman. They believe she was stealing items from the Family Dollar Store in the borough. Police say she got scared off and left her phone behind. Officers in Mahanoy City used the phone to access the woman’s […]

  • Raccoon in Pike County Community Tested Positive for Rabies

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — A raccoon tested positive for rabies after it was found in the backyard of a development in Pike County. The raccoon was acting abnormally and therefore was killed by local security to be submitted for rabies testing in the Pocono Ranchlands in Lehman Township. State authorities warn people to not approach any animal they think may be rabid. Instead, contact local police or the closest game commission office.

  • Talkback 16: OJ Simpson

    In this edition of Talkback 16, callers are frustrated by ABC’s live coverage of the decision to parole OJ Simpson.  

  • Update: State Police in Monroe County Say Missing Man Found Safe

    UPDATE: State police said McGuire has been found and is safe. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Pennsylvania State Police at Stroudsburg are searching for Edward Victor McGuire. McGuire is an 80-year-old male, 6’1″, 160 pounds, with gray hair. McGuire was last seen leaving his grandson’s home in Hamilton Township around 1 p.m. Saturday. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans and a green polo shirt.  He was driving a 1996 green Ford Bronco with Kentucky registration 767-CCP. Police believe he may […]

  • Man Dead After Crashing Motorcycle into a Tree

    PENN TOWNSHIP — A man died after crashing his motorcycle into a tree in Lycoming County. According to the coroner, the crash happened on around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday along Myers Road near Hughesville. Joshua Dillon, 26, of Liberty later died at the hospital. According to state police, Dillion first hit a tree that was lying near Meyers Road and then continued on hit another tree. The Lycoming County coroner also said Dillon was not wearing a helmet. There is no word on […]

  • St. Ann’s Basilica in Scranton to Hold 93rd Novena

    SCRANTON — The stage is set for a Catholic tradition in Scranton. The tents are up, and chairs were being put in place as folks prepared for the upcoming solemn Novena to St. Ann. It’s the 93rd year for the Novena at St. Ann’s Basilica on the city’s west side. Masses and services will be held each day of the week starting Monday, July 17, and wrapping up July 26 with the feast of St. Ann, who was the mother […]

  • Cancer Wellness Center Holds Annual Fashion Show

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Sunday was a day to walk the catwalk and stand tall with confidence. Newswatch 16 stopped by the Woodlands in Plains Township near Wilkes-Barre for the 8th annual Candy’s Place Fashion Show. Candy’s Place is a nonprofit cancer wellness center that offers support groups, exercise facilities, and even a wig and accessories boutique. The event is a huge fundraiser for Candy’s Place. “Everybody’s story is different and, you know, you meet so many wonderful people with so many great […]

  • Annual Salute to Veterans Ride Held in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON —  It was 40 miles of proud salutes to our veterans and bringing attention to their needs. Sunday was the 18th annual “Salute to Veterans Ride” in Lackawanna County. The event kicked off at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton. The ride was held to raise awareness for veterans’ issues. The police-escorted ride made its way through Lackawanna County and then back to the center in Scranton where participants could enjoy a picnic. Those who attended the event, […]

  • Firearms Safety Class for Children Held in Luzerne County

    EXETER — One way to prevent your child from injuring themselves or someone else with a gun, is by explaining what to do if they come across one. The Firearms Institute of Specialized Training held a children’s firearms safety and familiarization class Sunday in Exeter. The event was started to take aim against a deadly but also preventable crisis. It was held at Galli’s Fighting Chance School of Self Defense. The goal of the class is to teach children what to […]

  • Two People Flown to Hospital After Motorcycle Crash in Schuylkill County

    KLINE TOWNSHIP — A blown tire resulted in two people being flown to the hospital. State police say Thomas Goodson, 60, of Dundalk, Maryland, was driving a motorcycle along Interstate 81 south near McAdoo just before 11 a.m. Sunday. One of his tires blew out and Goodson lost control of the bike. He crossed over into the median and the bike flipped. Goodson and his passenger, Patricia Belicastro, 59, of Baltimore, Maryland were thrown from the motorcycle. Belicastro suffered a minor […]

  • Motorcycle and Car Collide in Lackawanna County

    LA PLUME TOWNSHIP — A car and motorcycle collided Sunday morning in Lackawanna County. It happened just before 6 a.m. on Routes 6 and 11 in La Plume Township near the intersection with North Overbook Road near Factoryville. There is no word if anyone was hurt or what caused the crash.

  • Three-Car Crash in Luzerne County Sends Two Vehicles Through a Fence

    SWOYERSVILLE — A three-car crash sent two of the vehicles plowing through a fence in Luzerne County. Police say a woman driving an SUV pulled out of a parking spot and onto Poland Street in Swoyersville around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The SUV hit a truck and a sedan, and then the SUV and truck crashed into a fence. No one was hurt, but the driver of the SUV is pregnant and had to be checked out after the crash in Luzerne […]