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    One Dead after Pickup Sideswiped Big Rig

    JORDAN TOWNSHIP — One person was killed in a crash Thursday night in Lycoming County. State police said a pickup truck sideswiped a tractor trailer and hit a guard rail on Route 118 before 8 p.m. Thursday near Millville. According to troopers, the pickup then went down a 50-foot embankment. The coroner said the pickup driver, Danny Allen, 44 of Benton, died at the scene. Route 118 was closed for four hours after the crash in Lycoming County.

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    Students Serve Seniors Thanksgiving Dinner

    BERWICK — Students served an early Thanksgiving for about 500 senior citizens in the Berwick area. Elementary and high school students in the Berwick Area School District sponsored a free dinner Thursday night. There was a traditional Thanksgiving meal including turkey, mashed potatoes and plenty of dessert. One senior told Newswatch 16 what the best part of the night was. “Free food! Lots of people. I see people I haven’t seen for years and years,” said Doyle Ridall of Berwick. […]

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    Firefighter Injured Battling Blaze in Susquehanna County

    CLIFFORD TOWNSHIP — A firefighter was hurt battling a barn fire in Susquehanna County. Officials said the blaze started as a brush fire then spread to a barn on Route 247 near Forest City around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The two vehicles inside the barn were destroyed. Authorities have not said how the firefighter is doing.

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    Former Rockette Celebrates 100th Birthday

    WILKES-BARRE —  There was quite the birthday celebration in Wilkes-Barre Thursday night. Ceil Modrick, a  former Radio City Rockette, turned 100 years old! Newswatch 16 stopped by North Penn Manor along Sherman Street in Wilkes-Barre for her birthday celebration, a century in the making.

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    Two Arrested after Traffic Stop in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Police in Luzerne County arrested a man and woman after a traffic stop. Officers said they pulled over Tyrone Greene, 40, and Jennifer Manley, 26, on Knox Street near Wilkes-Barre just before 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to authorities, they found a stolen gun, marijuana and about $4,000 in the car. Police said the man was already out on probation in New York for conspiracy to commit murder.

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    Judge Grants Man Stay of Execution for Stabbing Four in Northampton

    NORTHAMPTON — According to published reports, a Northampton County judge has granted Michael Ballard a stay of execution. Ballard pleaded guilty to the 2010 stabbings of Denise Merhi, her father, her grandfather, and her neighbor in the borough of Northampton. Ballard is joining a lawsuit challenging the legality of lethal injection as a method of execution. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections website, there are 184 people on death row in the commonwealth. The last person put to death […]

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    Police Investigating Bank Robbery in Carbon County

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — State police in Carbon County say a man robbed a bank near Jim Thorpe Tuesday afternoon. Troopers said the man smashed a glass security door and demanded cash from tellers at the Jim Thorpe National Bank along Route 903. Officials said no one was hurt and the robber is still on the loose.

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    UPDATE: Water Boil Advisory Lifted in Luzerne County

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — A water boil advisory in Luzerne County is now lifted. According to Pennsylvania America Water, homes and businesses in parts of Luzerne, Swoyersville, Pringle, and West Wyoming were under the advisory due to a broken water main along Route 309 in the Back Mountain last week. Officials said about 1,900 customers were affected and a water main break in Hanover Township was also affecting homes and businesses there. Pennsylvania American Water lists the following no longer need […]

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    Statue Honoring WWI Doughboys in Storage during Construction

    SCRANTON — The “Doughboy” statue honoring World War I doughboy soldiers has been packed up in Scranton. It was taken off its base along Harrison Avenue on Thursday and will be placed in storage for about three years while PennDOT works on the new Harrison Avenue Bridge. The project requires PennDOT to eventually move Colonel Duffy Park to the other side of Harrison Avenue in Scranton.

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    Business in Hazleton Shutting Down, Announcing Layoffs

    HAZLETON — Newswatch 16 has learned a business in Luzerne County is laying off 90 employees. Weir Minerals in Hazleton is shutting down its plant and service center by the end of March. The company is moving its products and services to plants in Wisconsin and Georgia instead.

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    Gambling Machine Business to Pay Over a $1 Million in Fines

    SCRANTON — A gambling machine business in Scranton has agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million in fines and restitution. Pennsylvania Coin admitted to conspiracy to commit money laundering. The video shown is from two years ago when authorities raided and confiscated gambling machines in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.

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    One Man’s Crime Spree Under Investigation

    BOWMANSTOWN — A man’s crime spree is under investigation in Carbon County. Authorities said Avery Ziegenfus broke into a woman’s home near Lehighton on Thursday and stole her purse, gun and car. The 20-year-old from Jim Thorpe is also accused of stealing a PennDOT vehicle and later ditching it. Anyone with information is asked to call the police in Carbon County.


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