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  • Deadly Crash in Luzerne County

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Luzerne County. State police say Noel Lyttle, 31 from Freeland, clipped an SUV with his bike Tuesday evening. He lost control and died at the scene on Route 940 near White Haven. The driver of the SUV was not hurt in Luzerne County.

  • Hess Station Closed in Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG — According to internet chatter, the Hess Gas Station along Route 611 in Stroudsburg has closed. A person who answered the phone Tuesday said a business called Weiss Gas and Go has taken over the business. It is not known when the station closed, but it was the only Hess Station in Monroe County.

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    Wilkes-Barre and Mount Pocono Walmart Stores Cut Hours

    Two Walmart stores in northeastern Pennsylvania will no longer be open 24 hours. Starting this week, the Walmart stores in Wilkes-Barre Township and Mount Pocono will close from midnight until 6 a.m. A company spokesperson says it is doing this at 40 stores nationwide. The decision is based on customer traffic and shopping patterns. This will give workers a chance to stock shelves and other tasks without customers in the store.

  • State Budget Almost Month Past Deadline

    Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate has now stretched to almost a month past the June 30th deadline. Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the budget republicans passed in the state legislature. On Tuesday, Newswatch 16 asked him in a satellite interview what’s holding up a deal. He said, “I’m not sure. I’m sure everyone has a different idea of what the sticking point is. The only thing to me is that we have to honest about this budget. We have to invest in education. […]

  • Talkback 16: Severe Weather, Sewer Fees and Officer Accused of Lying Under Oath

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the Pottsville police officer accused of lying under oath, a lack of severe weather coverage and a proposal for new sewer fees.

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    Man Dead after Motorcycle Crash in Monroe County

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Authorities say a man died after a motorcycle crash Monday night. According to officials, the wreck happened at the intersection of Route 191 and Buck Hill Road near Cresco in Monroe County. The 58 year-old man from Canadensis died at a hospital in Scranton.

  • Talkback 16: NY Minimum Wage, Space Exploration and Go Joe

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the proposed minimum wage hike for fast food workers in NY, the money spent on space exploration and the successful end of Go Joe XVII.

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    Woman Facing Drug Charges in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A woman is locked up on drug charges in Luzerne County. Officials say Willa Ellingsen, 31 of Nanticoke, was stopped by police on July 7 on Lee Park Avenue in Hanover Township where cops say they found 125 packets of heroin. Ellingsen is facing possession of heroin charges and intent to deliver heroin charges. She is locked up in Luzerne County.

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    Man Drowns Trying to Swim Across Delaware River

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A man has died after swimming in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Saturday afternoon. According to park officials, the man from Lebanon County drowned around 2:30 p.m. while trying to swim across the Delaware River. It happened in a popular swimming area known as “Shad Rocks” in Monroe County. Officials say the current is strong and wearing a life jacket is a must for swimmers in the Delaware River.

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    Tournament Raises Money to Cover Travel Costs for Cancer Patients’ Families

    WEST PITTSTON — Bats were swinging to raise money in Luzerne County. The Miles for Michael Softball Tournament was an all day event held at the West Pittston Little League Complex. It’s named for Michael Joyce, a businessman from Pittston who died from cancer. Organizers say they’re thankful for everyone who’s been there over the years. “It’s unbelievable for us to see that nine years later so many people come out and support all that we do,” said Mary Rossi, […]

  • Group Dedicated to Helping Kids Gets Helping Hand

    FORTY FORT — A organization dedicated to helping kids got a big helping hand in Luzerne County. Managers at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store pitched in to help the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association in Forty Fort on Saturday. They provided materials and volunteers for a fence and an awning. When we stopped by, we could already see the new fence for the playground area, and a pirate ship was under construction. “It means the world to us, as a non […]

  • Reenactment Focuses on President Lincoln’s Funeral Train

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Some folks took a trip back in history in Luzerne County on Saturday. 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passed through Pennsylvania to his final resting place in Illinois. Civil War reenactors led a horse-drawn hearse carrying a replica of Lincoln’s coffin from Saint Paul’s Methodist Church in Drums. There were photographs and news accounts from the era as well. Guests say events like this are a great way to learn about national and local […]


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