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    Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in Luzerne County

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist is dead after a crash in Luzerne County. State police said a car heading south on Route 11 near Shickshinny crossed the roadway and hit the motorcycle around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Troopers said the motorcycle rider, Barry Wittig, 28, of Catawissa, died and the driver of the car was taken to the hospital. Route 11 was down to one lane while investigators reconstructed the crash.  

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    Deadly Crash in Wyoming County

    NICHOLSON TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after a crash in Wyoming County. Troopers said Bruce Oakley, 28, of Nicholson lost control of his car and hit a guide rail just before 3 a.m. on Sunday. According to officials, Oakley lost control on a curve on Route 11 near the Susquehanna County line and the car rolled several times. State police said Oakley was thrown from the car.

  • Camelbeach Open for the Season

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Camelbeach in Monroe County is open for the season. Those serving in the military, along with their families, can get free admission to the park on Sunday and on Monday. You will need a valid military ID and dependent cards to get in on the offer. Camelbeach also offers a military discount all summer long.

  • Grand Opening for Candy Shop Museum

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — There’s something new to check out at a candy shop in the Poconos. Newswatch 16 stopped by Callie’s Candy Kitchen for the grand opening of its new museum. Owners of the business in Mountainhome say the museum is a way to honor their parents. They tell us showing off the old antique chocolate and candy making equipment is something they are looking forward to. Admission to the museum is free in Monroe County.

  • “Apparently” Noah Ritter is Excited for Summer

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The Montage Mountain Waterpark opened up on Saturday and Newswatch 16 found Noah Ritter there, a.k.a. The Apparently Kid. He was picking up his season pass to the park in Lackawanna County. Noah has become as a national sensation on The Ellen Show after being interviewed by Newswatch 16. On Saturday, he planned out what rides to hit up this summer. “Well I’m gonna come back here with my bathing suit on. I’m gonna get on one […]

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    One Dead after Crash in Monroe County

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — One man is dead after an early morning crash in Monroe County. State police say it happened around 6 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 80 West near East Stroudsburg. According to troopers,¬† Brian Dos Santos, 38, of Tobyhanna lost ¬†control of his truck, went up an embankment and crashed into some trees. He died at the scene in Smithfield Township. Troopers say a passenger in the truck was hurt in the deadly wreck in Monroe County.

  • Man taken to Hospital after Hazleton Fire

    HAZLETON — One man was taken to the hospital for breathing in too much smoke after a late night fire in Hazleton. Officials say the fire happened on the 900 block of Alter Street at a two unit apartment building. According to authorities, the alarm came in just before 11 p.m. on Friday. The fire chief says the fire apparently got its start in the basement, possibly caused by an electrical problem.

  • Memorial Day Weekend Road Congestion

    DUNMORE —¬† AAA says more than 37 million people will be on the roads during the long holiday weekend. That’s the largest number in 10 years. The auto club says there are two big factors: people looking to get away after a long cold winter and gas prices are down more than a dollar from last Memorial Day. For more details on the 2015 Memorial Day Travel Forecast from AAA, click here.

  • Scranton Home Damaged by Fire

    SCRANTON — A home in Scranton was damaged by a fire late Friday night. Crews say the flames started around 11 p.m. on the 1400 block of Jackson Street. According to firefighters, four people were inside the home and they all got out okay. An assistant chief says the fire started in one of the kitchens of the double block home, and it was out in about a half hour. No one hurt in Friday night’s fire in West Scranton.

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    Flames Leveled a Home in Columbia County

    MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP — Flames leveled a home in Columbia County Thursday night. Video from “Bloom U Today” shows the fire near Bloomsburg. No one was hurt. The homeowners say the fire started near the garage in Columbia County.

  • Airport Hangar Condemned in Luzerne County

    FORTY FORT — An airplane hangar in Luzerne County has been condemned and the owner has been ordered to clean it up. Emergency Management Officials, police and the Department of Environmental Protection all showed up at the Wyoming Valley Airport in Forty Fort. They say the hangar on the airfield is privately owned. Authorities got a tip and found lots of problems inside. Those problems included opened containers of oil and an old bread truck fitted with two drums, used […]

  • Man in Custody for 2014 Carbon County Shooting

    Authorities in Virginia believe they finally have the man wanted for a shooting in Carbon County more than a year ago. Levi Zagata was arrested Wednesday in Virginia. He is accused of shooting a woman three times in February of last year and she survived. Police say he fired the gun after an argument at a home on West Patterson Street in Lansford. Zagata also shot himself. He is waiting to be transferred back to Carbon County.

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