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    Update: Child Dies in Crash on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Two women were injured and a child killed in a crash along Interstate 81 northbound in Luzerne County. Troopers said Melanie Burleson of Jessup and Brittany Gallagher of Scranton were not wearing seatbelts and were thrown from the vehicle.  Amailey Gonzalez, 8, was trapped in the car and had to be freed by crews. All three victims were flown to the hospital. Gonzalez died from her injuries. According to state police, the driver lost control of the […]

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    Department Of Environmental Protection Secretary Resigns

    The Department Of Environmental Protection secretary has resigned. John Quigley stepped down Friday. He had been the DEP secretary since January of last year. He formerly served as Mayor of Hazleton in the late 80s and into the 90s.

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    Man Charged with Raping 15 Year Old

    WEST HAZLETON — Police charged a man who they believe raped a 15-year-old girl in Luzerne County. The girl went to a friend’s house earlier this week for some sort of gathering in West Hazleton. The suspect was also there. Police say Jose Mejia-Rosario lured the girl to an upstairs bedroom and raped her.

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    Work Behind for New Natural Gas Line

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Work is taking longer than expected on a road project in one part of Luzerne County. UGI says the crew putting in new natural gas lines on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard near Coal Street is running behind. The project was supposed to wrap up Friday, May 20. UGI hopes to have work done by next Friday, May 27 near Wilkes-Barre.


    Folks Using Nice Weather to Catch Up on Yard Work

    WILKES-BARRE — With all the rain we’ve had this month, many people are taking advantage of the nice days to get yard work done. Joe Baranoski of Wilkes-Barre is one of them. We found him mowing his lawn on Carey Avenue Friday afternoon. “I hear a lot of people saying the months are reversed! This is the ‘May showers bringing April flowers,’ but I’ll let that up to the weather folks to figure out!” said Baranoski.

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    Man Sentenced for Crash that Killed Woman

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — A man was sentenced up to 11 years in state prison for causing a crash in Susquehanna County that left a woman dead. Michael Argust of Montrose pleaded guilty in April to homicide by vehicle and DUI charges. Troopers say he was under the influence when he slammed head-on into another vehicle on North Road near Montrose last July. Anne Gober, 45, of Wyoming was killed.

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    Marywood Faculty Not Allowed To Unionize

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The National Labor Relations Board decided this month to not allow faculty members at Marywood University to form a union. They had filed a petition with the NLRB asking to form one and those members recently testified in Philadelphia. Marywood released a statement Friday saying the decision provides positive guidance going forward.

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    Talkback 16: New Wrong-Way Signs

    Callers comment on a man from Scranton who stole a pizza claiming he was God, screening our Talkback 16 calls, and a teen who took a girl with Down syndrome to prom. However, most calls to Talkback 16 were about PennDOT putting up new wrong-way signs.

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    Guided Bike Tours Begin on Lackawanna Heritage Valley Trail

    SCRANTON — Friday was National Bike to Work Day and it was the perfect time for the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Association to kick off guided bike tours on the Heritage Valley Trail. Bikers can take a leisurely ride and learn about the trail’s history from a tour guide. “Even though you may run or walk along it every day, you may not know exactly what you’re going past or what used to be here before the trail was here,” explained […]

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    Senior Housing Facility Blessed, Dedicated

    JESSUP — The Bishop of the Diocese Of Scranton blessed a housing facility for seniors. Newswatch 16 was at the blessing of Saint Michael’s on the Hill in Jessup. It’s a thirty-one unit building developed by Catholic Social Services in the Scranton Diocese. It’s on the site of the former Saint Michael’s School here in Lackawanna County.

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    Six-Year-Old Girl Killed in Pike County Crash

    WESTFALL TOWNSHIP — A six-year-old girl is dead after a crash in Pike County. State police say the girl died when two vehicles collided on Interstate 84 near Milford Monday afternoon. Three other people were hurt. The little girl who died was from Lackawaxen. State police are investigating the crash in Pike County.

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    Man Sentenced for Robbery in Snyder County

    SHAMOKIN DAM — A man was sentenced up to 30 years in prison for robbery in Snyder County. Last October, Johnathan Hackenberg of Mifflin County pleaded guilty to robbing a Dollar General in Shamokin dam at gunpoint, as well as conspiring to rob the Short Stop Store in Kreamer. The 33-year-old also plead guilty to burglarizing several businesses in Snyder County. He told police he committed the crimes because he needed money for a bone marrow transplant. Hackenberg will be […]


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