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  • Neighbor Helps Save Family From Burning Home in Dunmore

    DUNMORE — A neighbor got a family out of their burning home in Lackawanna County. Investigators are looking into how the place on Somers Street in Dunmore caught fire late Sunday night. That neighbor spotted flames coming from the home and helped get the two adults and two children out safely. The chief thinks the flames started in the basement of that home in Lackawanna County.

  • UPDATE: I-81 South Near Waverly Back Open After Crash

    UPDATE: Around 8 a.m., all lanes of Interstate 81 south are back open after Monday morning’s crash. SCOTT TOWNSHIP — All lanes of Interstate 81 south are closed near Waverly due to a crash. It happened near the Scott Exit (199) around 7 a.m. Monday morning. Newswatch 16 has a crew on the way and will provide more details as it becomes available. For the latest traffic conditions, click here.

  • Crash Turns Deadly in Bradford County

    SOUTH CREEK TOWNSHIP — One has died after a crash Saturday morning in Bradford. It happened on Route 14 south of Kilgore Road near Gillett just before 5 a.m. on Saturday. Troopers say Derek Pierce went off the road, down an embankment, and hit a tree. The 21 year old from Gillett later died at a hospital in Bradford County.

  • Lehighton High School Back in Session, Bird Mites Cleared From Building

    LEHIGHTON — No more bird mites means classes are back in session for one high school of Carbon County. Lehighton High School tweeted Sunday night that pest control experts were able to take care of a bird mite infestation over the weekend. Pest control experts took care of the situation with the birds so we will have school on Monday! — LehightonHighSchool (@LehightonHighSc) May 21, 2017 Bird mites are usually found near nesting birds and often can get on humans or […]

  • Two Crashes on Interstate 84 Under Investigation in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — Several cars were banged up after two crashes in Lackawanna County. One car ended up on top of the guide rail after it was clipped by another vehicle on Interstate 84 west near Dunmore Sunday night. Minutes later, a three-car pileup happened in the same area. No one was hurt. Troopers haven’t said if the first crash had anything to do with the second here in Lackawanna County.

  • Turkey Hill Robbed in Luzerne County

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — A thief took money during a hold-up at a mini mart in Luzerne County. The Turkey Hill Minit Mart on Airport Road near Hazleton was robbed around 12:15 a.m. on Monday. Police say the bandit took some money and ran off. Investigators haven’t said if the thief had a weapon, or how much he got away with in that robbery in Luzerne County.

  • Pittsburgh Man Seeking GOP Governor Nomination Visits Lackawanna College

    SCRANTON — Another candidate is throwing his hat into the ring for governor in Pennsylvania. Paul Mango from the Pittsburgh area spoke with supporters at Lackawanna College on Thursday. He announced Tuesday he’ll seek the Republican nomination. Mango is a graduate of West Point and Harvard.He has worked in the He has worked in the healthcare industry and is retired from the army. This is the first time he’s run for office. “This isn’t about any type of experience in politics, […]

  • Aspen Dental Offers Free Checkups for Veterans

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Veterans had the opportunity to get a dental checkup for free on Thursday in Luzerne County. Aspen Dental’s “Mouth Mobile” was at Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre. It’s a 42-foot dental office on wheels. It’s equipped with two treatment rooms, x-ray machine, and denture repair lab. Those involved felt this was the least they could do for the vets. “It means a lot because you know, we enjoy our freedom that is unparallel in the world and it’s because […]

  • Three Charged With Dealing Heroin in Monroe County

    EAST STROUDSBURG — Three people are in custody in Monroe County charged with dealing heroin. Police raided a home Wednesday morning on North Green Street in East Stroudsburg. There they found one suspect, Karen Kemmerer, with 87 bags of heroin stuffed inside her bra. Her boyfriend, Joshua LaBar, allegedly had five bags of the drug in his jeans. Deanna Everett is also facing drug charges here in Monroe County.  

  • House Damaged by Fire in Susquehanna County

    CLIFFORD TOWNSHIP — Investigators are looking into a house fire in Susquehanna County. The building on Route 247 near Clifford, that was unoccupied, went up around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Officials have not said what caused the fire. A fire marshal is expected to investigate.

  • Mourners Honor Airman Killed in Accidental Fall in Japan

    FORTY FORT — A line of mourners honored an airman from Luzerne County who lost her life overseas. People lined the streets with candles as Forty Fort and Kingston police, along with state troopers, escorted Airman Shannon Purcell’s body to a funeral home in Forty Fort early Tuesday morning. The 2016 Wyoming Valley West graduate died in an accidental fall in Japan while serving on active duty with the Air Force. Her funeral is scheduled for Friday in here in […]

  • Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash on Interstate 380

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A wrong-way driver is getting the blame for a crash in Monroe County. Troopers say Sam Pontillo was going south in the north lanes on Interstate 380 north near Tobyhanna just before 1 a.m. on Monday. The driver from Tobyhanna was rushed to the hospital after slamming into another car. The other driver wasn’t badly hurt. State police suspect alcohol may have played a part in that wrong way crash in Monroe County.