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  • lacka rollover 3-1-15

    Vehicle Rollover in Lackawanna County

    ELMHURST — Newswatch 16 found a car on its roof along Interstate 380 around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Officials said no one seriously hurt. However, PennDOT has dropped the speed limit on the interstates to 45 miles per hour.

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    Snow Tubing Fun in Monroe County

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — It was the first event of its kind at Alpine Mountain Resort in Monroe County. Snow tubing races! Teams of four raced down the mountain on their tubes and in their best outfits. It was all to raise money for the Pocono Alliance and Second Harvest Food Bank. Prizes went to the teams for the fastest times and most creative team spirit.

  • luz winterfest 3-1-15

    Winter Celebration in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Some people thought Sunday’s weather was just right to celebrate the winter in Wilkes-Barre. The Riverfront Parks Committee held its second annual “Winter along the River” in Nesbitt Park. The new snowfall helped out with a snowman building contest and cross country skiing. The event was supposed to be held last month, but the weather was just a little too harsh for the outdoor activities. “We have winter all around us. So it’s fantastic. As you can see, […]

  • haz shots fired sun 3-1-15

    Two Arrested for Shots Fired Outside Hookah Lounge

    HAZLETON — Police say they have the two men who opened fire at a hookah lounge early Saturday morning in Hazleton. According to officers, Raymond Williams, 30, and Herman Ayala Jr., 33, are responsible for the gunfire outside Xtacy Hookah Lounge on East Diamond Avenue. Police say one of the men was armed with an AK-47. No one was hurt. Both men are locked up in the Luzerne County prison.

  • COL FIRE 3-1-15

    One Rescued from House Fire in Columbia County

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — One person had to be rescued from a house fire in Columbia County. Officials say the flames broke out at the home on Crestwood Drive near Bloomsburg around 4:30 Sunday afternoon. Two people were hurt in that fire, but there’s no word on how badly or who they are. Officials haven’t said how the fire started in Columbia County.  

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    Family Displaced by Fire in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — A family is out of their home after an early morning fire in Pottsville. Firefighters were called to West Howard Avenue in the city shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday. Crews were able to keep the fire contained to a bedroom in the two story home. No one was hurt, but the family won’t be allowed back in the house for a while. “I just walked out and saw flames pouring out of my house. Such a scary […]

  • ly crash 3-1-15

    Police: Woman Drunk, Texting Crashes into Antique Shop

    MONTOURSVILLE —  Police in Lycoming County say a woman was drunk and texting when she slammed into an antique shop on Saturday. According to Montoursville Police, Brooke Sechrist smashed through the wall of Callahan’s Antiques in the borough Saturday morning. Investigators say a customer inside was pinned up against the wall but not badly hurt. Police also say Sechrist tried to escape and kicked an officer between the legs. Sechrist faces a slew of charges after the crash in Lycoming […]

  • wyo crash 3-1-15

    Woman Rescued from Creek after Crash

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — A woman had to be rescued after her car crashed into a creek in Wyoming County. Firefighters said that the woman’s car went off the road and went airborne after hitting a snowbank. According to officials, that car landed upside down in a creek near the intersection of Route 307 and German Hill Road near Tunkhannock. The woman was taken to the hospital but there’s no word on her name or condition after the crash in Wyoming […]


    Car Smashed into Home in Schuylkill County

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP — A home was damaged after a car smashed into it in Schuylkill County. Witnesses said slippery roads caused the car to swerve into a home on Long Run Road in Wayne Township. According to officials, it happened around 1 p.m. on Sunday. Three cars were damaged in the wreck, but no one was hurt when that car crashed in Schuylkill County.

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    New Home for Abandoned Dog

    LEWISBURG — An abandoned dog from Lewisburg now has a new home. Newswatch 16 first told you about the beagle mix a couple of weeks ago. Max was found tied up outside in bitterly cold temperatures in Lewisburg on Valentine’s Day. A new picture of Max with an update was posted on the “Haven to Home Canine Rescue” Facebook Page. Max’s new family said he’s right at home with their two-year-old golden retriever that was also adopted from the dog […]

  • mon job fair 2-28-15

    Camelback Lodge Hosts Job Fair for Indoor Waterpark

    POCONO TOWNSHIP —  Newswatch 16 found long lines of people looking for jobs at a water park in Monroe County. Saturday was day two of the job fair at Camelback Lodge. More than 1,000 applicants showed up to fill positions at the new Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark slated to open in April. Officials at Camelback said they were happy with the turnout. “We had a fantastic turn out its been incredible turnout. Some people looking for their first job  and others […]

  • carb ski for the cure 2-28-15

    Annual Ski for the Cure Event at Jack Frost Ski Resort

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — The bright, sunny skies made for a colorful day on the slopes in Carbon County. Skiers were decked out in their best pink snow gear for the 8th annual “Ski for the Cure” at Jack Frost Ski Area. There was a dedication run where skiers honored people who lost the fight to breast cancer, people in treatment for breast cancer and survivors. “Ski for the Cure” has raised more than $150,000 for Susan G. Komen, Northeastern Pennsylvania […]


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