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  • Road Work Overnight on 81 in Susquehanna County

    LENOXVILLE — Drivers in Susquehanna County are dealing with detours Thursday night during bridge work on Interstate 81. Interstate 81 northbound is closed near Lenoxville as crews work on the Lenoxville Road Bridge. There is a detour in place. The closure of the northbound lanes will last until 6 a.m. on Friday.

  • Carbon County Home Destroyed by Fire

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a home Thursday afternoon in Carbon County. Flames sparked around 1 p.m. at the residence on Towamensing Trail near Albrightsville. Two adults and four kids got out okay, but two cats died in the fire. Firefighters say the fire started in a dryer and appears to be accidental.

  • Abington Teacher Strike Ends Although No Agreement is Reached

    CLARKS SUMMIT — Teachers are headed back to class in a school district in Lackawanna County. The strike in the Abington Heights School District ends Friday. Teachers walked picket lines for eight days. The teachers union and the district have not yet reached a contract agreement. Abington Heights Teachers plan to go back on strike on Tuesday, January 2nd if they still haven’t received a new contract.

  • Man Facing Attempted Homicide Charges in Monroe County

    MOUNT POCONO — A man is facing attempted homicide charges in the Poconos after officers say he stabbed an EMT. EMTs were called to the Salisbury house in Mount Pocono on Wednesday after Anthony Agathangelon would not take his medication. Agathangelon ended up stabbing one of the EMTs in the chest. According to police, the EMT was wearing a bullet-proof vest and was not injured in Monroe County.

  • Residential Fire Sends Firefighter to the Hospital in Lycoming County

    PIATT TOWNSHIP — A firefighter was sent to the hospital after flames engulfed a residence in Lycoming County. The double townhome on Diesel Road near Jersey Shore caught fire just before 4 p.m. on Thursday. Not long after, the roof collapsed. According to the fire chief at the scene, only half of the residence was occupied. One firefighter was sent to the hospital and another was treated on scene for what crews believe were heat-related issues after that fire in […]

  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport to Add New Parking Lot

    AVOCA — The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport will be adding a new convenience for those traveling to our area. Officials announced plans to add a cell phone lot for people picking up passengers. Major airports already have these lots where people can wait until passengers are ready to leave. The new parking lot should alleviate traffic congestion outside the baggage claim area. There is no word on when the cell phone lot will be ready in Luzerne County.  

  • Talkback 16: Planning for a Park in Downtown Scranton

    In the latest edition of Talkback 16, callers talk about plans for a park in downtown Scranton and one viewer wants us to get rid of the beloved Talkback 16 segment altogether.

  • Abington Heights Teachers Strike to Continue

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A teachers strike will stretch into a second week in Lackawanna County. Union officials from the Abington Heights School District tell Newswatch 16 teachers will be back on the picket lines Monday morning. Teachers rejected a new contract proposal from the school board Friday night. The union and the board plan to meet again Monday to negotiate. Teachers could strike until October 2. The two sides have been at odds over raises and health care costs.

  • Jerry Sandusky’s Son Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse Charges

    HARRIS TOWNSHIP — Jerry Sandusky’s son, Jeffrey Sandusky, is headed to prison after pleading guilty to child sex abuse charges. A judge immediately sentenced the 41-year-old to at least three years in state prison after he pleaded to the 14 counts against him including criminal solicitation and corruption of minors. As part of his plea¬†agreement, he must register as the highest tier sex offender in the commonwealth. His adoptive father, former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, is serving time […]

  • New Bridge in Scranton Completed

    SCRANTON — The span leading to St. Mary’s Cemetery along Stafford Avenue opened to traffic Friday afternoon. The street was closed last September because of safety issues. A new bridge was built this summer in Lackawanna County.  

  • School Administrator Hit by a Bus in Wyoming County

    TUNKHANNOCK — A Wyoming County school bus struck a school administrator Friday afternoon. Police say the crash happened just after 3 p.m. Jason Azarovich was struck by a bus outside of the Tunkhannock Area high school. Azarovich was taken to the hospital and according to police has non-life threatening injuries. Police say the bus company is privately owned and no children were on the bus at the time of the crash. The bus driver stayed with police and the bus […]

  • Talkback 16: Kids for Cash Scandal Revisited and Of Course, the Backyard Train

    Talkback 16 callers have some strong opinions about the former judge seeking a new trial in the kids for cash scandal. Plus callers sound off about a father and grandfather who were charged with a fight on a football field. And of course, some more calls about the backyard train.