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  • Benton Man Arrested on Rape Charges

    PITTSTON — U.S. Marshals arrested a man from Columbia County on rape charges. Alfonzo Glenn is accused of beating and raping a woman at a home in Pittston in February. That man from Benton was picked up Tuesday. He is locked up in Columbia County.

  • Car Crash in Scranton Forces Train to Stop

    SCRANTON — A car crashed Wednesday morning in Scranton and ended up on some train tracks. Cops were able to get the train to stop before running into the car around 7 a.m. The car somehow flew off Elm Street, went through a fence, and wound up on the tracks. The driver was not hurt.

  • Medical Problem Believed to Be Cause of Scranton Crash

    SCRANTON — A medical condition might have led to a crash in Scranton. It happened just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday along Pittston Avenue. Emergency responders believe the driver may have suffered a medical emergency Causing the vehicle to wreck here in Scranton.

  • Book Signing Benefits Autism Center at Misericordia University

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Autism brought two New York Times best-selling authors to Misericordia University in Luzerne County. John Donvan and Caren Zucker signed copies of their book “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism” at the school in Dallas Tuesday night. All of the money raised goes to the Autism Center at Misericordia University.

  • Power Outage Causes School Closure in Northumberland County

    MILTON — Thousands are without power in Northumberland County. PPL says about 3,800 lost electricity in the Milton area Monday morning. The utility hasn’t said what caused it or when the power will be back on. According to the Milton Area School District, Montandon Elementary School is closed Monday due to the power outage. Montandon staff is asked to report to White Deer Elementary. The high school, middle school, Baugher Elementary and White Deer Elementary are open for school on Monday. […]

  • Woman Dead After Monroe County Crash

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A woman is dead after a crash in Monroe County Thursday night. State police say Verna Russman, 48, from Blakeslee died when her car went into a ditch and hit a tree on Route 209 near Sciota around 10:30 p.m. Authorities say speed was a factor in the crash and Russman was not wearing a seatbelt in Monroe County.

  • Interstate 80 Reopened after Rig Wreck in Monroe County

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A big rig crash had an interstate closed for hours in Monroe County. The tractor trailer rolled over around 2:30 a.m. Friday on Interstate 80 west near Delaware Water Gap. The driver was flown to the hospital, and the road reopened just after 6 a.m. Friday in Monroe County.

  • The Arc of Luzerne County Holds Annual Awards Dinner

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — The Arc of Luzerne County held its annual awards dinner Thursday night at the Woodlands near Wilkes-Barre. This year, football great Rocky Bleier was invited to tell his own story of courage and strength, powering through injuries he suffered fighting in the Vietnam War to become a four time super bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “About overcoming the obstacles within our lives, and we all face them, no matter what we may do,” said Rocky Bleier. […]

  • Life Skills Class Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Dance

    NANTICOKE — Some student had a fun day out of the classroom in Luzerne County. The Greater Nanticoke Area High School’s life skills class hosted a St. Patrick’s Day dance. It was postponed last week because of the big snowstorm. Life skills students from all over the Wyoming Valley were invited to Thursday’s dance in Luzerne County.

  • Lock Haven University Cuts Men’s Indoor Track and Field Team

    LOCK HAVEN — This spring is the last season for the men’s indoor track and field team at Lock Haven University. School officials say cutting track saves the most money while impacting the fewest students. The men’s outdoor track and field team was saved. Newswatch 16 was on Lock Haven’s campus two days ago when students protested potential program cuts.

  • Armed Robbery at Fast Food Restaurant in Scranton

    SCRANTON — An armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Scranton is under investigation. Authorities say two men with weapons held up the KFC on North Keyser Avenue just before 11 p.m. on Sunday. Police did not say what kind of weapons the thieves had, or what they got away with in Scranton.

  • Cleanup Continues After Blizzard of 2017

    CLARKS SUMMIT — Many communities are still cleaning up from last week’s blizzard. Around 1 a.m. on Monday, crews were in Clarks Summit used big machines to scoop up the mess on State Street. That work is expected to wrap up around 6 a.m. Monday morning in Lackawanna County.