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  • Faulty Furnace Blamed for Pittston Fire

    PITTSTON — A faulty furnace is getting the blame for a fire at a home in Luzerne County. Nine people live in the double block on East Columbus Avenue in Pittston. However, only five were inside when the flames sparked just before 1 a.m. on Friday. They all got out okay. One woman who lives there with her four children tells Newswatch 16 there was some kind of problem with an oil delivery Thursday morning. Investigators are still looking into exactly […]

  • One Lane of I-80 East Closed Due to Crash in Union County

    UPDATE: All lanes were reopened by Thursday evening, according to PennDOT. WEST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — One lane of Interstate 80 east in Union County is closed due to a crash. Officials say two tractor-trailers jackknifed around 7:45 a.m. on Thursday near the Mile Run exit, 199. The left lane of I-80 east is closed. Click here for latest traffic conditions.

  • Snow Hits Luzerne County Overnight

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Snow hit the North Cross Valley Expressway near Wilkes-Barre from just a few hours ago. Like many main roads around the area, it’s now covered and could be slippery. The sub-freezing temperatures coupled with the snow are causing plenty of problems on the roads. Police are handling numerous crashes in northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

  • Apartment Building Damaged by Fire in Berwick

    BERWICK — A fire chased four people out into the cold and snow in Columbia County. The place on Pine Street in Berwick started burning just after 12 a.m. on Thursday. Four people lived there. They all got out okay and are getting help from the Red Cross. Investigators are still looking for what sparked those flames in Columbia County.

  • Car Jumps Curb, Crashes in Taylor

    TAYLOR — A crash in Lackawanna County is under investigation. It happened on Main Street in Taylor around 1:30 Wednesday morning. The car jumped the curb, clipped a pole, and ended up in a ditch. Someone in a nearby bar rushed over to keep that man warm while firefighters cut him out of the car. The driver wasn’t badly hurt. Investigators haven’t said what led to that crash in Lackawanna County.

  • House Fire in Clinton County

    ALLISON TOWNSHIP — A fire at a home in Clinton County is under investigation. Flames could be seen shooting from the roof on Lusk Run Road near Lock Haven around 10 p.m. on Monday. Authorities haven’t said who lives there or what caused the fire here in Clinton County.

  • Fire Damages Home in Monroe County

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — A fire is under investigation in Monroe County. Crews say one person was home when the place on Goldfinch Road near Swiftwater went up before 6 a.m. on Friday. Firefighters woke up the man and got him out. No one was hurt. That man is getting help from the Red Cross in Monroe County.

  • Holiday Tradition: Free Movie Event in Wilkes-Barre

    Family fun, free movie, and free popcorn make up a holiday tradition in Wilkes-Barre. The curtain goes up on the ninth annual “Holiday Movie Giveaway” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre this Saturday, December 9, at 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the law firm “Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn.” This year’s film is Disney’s “Moana.” QUICK FACTS: WHAT: Holiday Movie Giveaway WHEN: Saturday, December 9 TIME: Doors Open at 12:00 p.m. Movie Starts at 2 p.m. WHERE: F.M. Kirby Center, downtown Wilkes-Barre. WHO: For children […]

  • Deadly Crash on Turnpike in Carbon County

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP —  UPDATE: Both lanes of the turnpike are back open after Thursday morning’s deadly crash. Previous Story: At least one person is dead after an early morning crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Carbon County. It happened just before 3 a.m. on Thursday in the north lanes near the Mahoning Valley Exit. Troopers say a tractor trailer slammed into the back of a car that was broken down in the left lane after it crashed. The north lanes of […]

  • Armed Robbery at Mini Mart in Lackawanna County

    CARBONDALE TOWNSHIP — A robber is on the run after a hold-up in Lackawanna County. Police say a thief pointed a gun at the clerk at U.S. Mini Mart near Carbondale around 8:30 Wednesday night. The bandit got some cash and took off after the robbery in Lackawanna County.

  • UPDATE: Route 903 in Carbon County Reopened after Crash

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — A road was closed Tuesday morning by a crash in Carbon County. A pickup and truck collided on Route 903 near Albrightsville just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The pickup driver was hurt. Route 903 was closed in both directions for clean up. It reopened after 11 a.m. The cause of the crash is under investigation here in Carbon County.

  • Two Pedestrians Waiting for Bus Hit During Crash in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Two pedestrians were hit while waiting for the bus in Scranton. Officials say two cars crashed around 8:40 a.m. on Monday near the intersection of Pittston Avenue and Sanders Street in the city. Two pedestrians were hit during the crash. They were taken to the hospital to get check out for minor injuries. There is no word what caused the crash in Scranton.