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  • luz fatal crash 8-20

    UPDATE: Victim of Deadly Crash Identified

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — State police say a man died Wednesday morning when his car crashed into a tractor-trailer in Luzerne County. Troopers identified the victim as Jamin Zimmerman, 34, of Lehighton. The wreck on Route 940 in Foster Township, near Freeland, happened around 4:30 a.m. State police said Zimmerman’s car crossed the center line and hit the rig head-on. Zimmerman died at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt. Part of Route 940 in the Freeland area was closed […]

  • back to school apps 8-20

    Back to School Apps

    When it comes to getting kids back on track for school, there are some apps out there that could help them bring back the focus after summer break. For some high tech apps to help stop the brain drain after summer break, check out PBS Kids and the Brainzy Math and Reading Program. For support for teachers, parents and students, check out the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website here.

  • luz theft 8-20

    Police Looking for Convenience Store Thief in Plains Township

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Police said a thief was caught on camera and they need your help to find him in Luzerne County. Authorities said a man stole a Citgo gas sign from Donna’s Convenience Store on South River Street in Plains Township on Monday. Officers near Wilkes-Barre said the sign is worth about $1,000. Anyone with information is asked to call the Plains Township Police at (570) 829-3432.

  • numb fire 8-20

    Fire Ripped Through Home in Northumberland County

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — Flames ripped through a home in Northumberland County. According to officials, there was massive wall of fire shooting out of the home on Springtown Road near Watsontown Tuesday night. Authorities have not said if anyone was inside the home or what might have sparked the huge fire in Northumberland County.

  • SCR BODY 8-20

    UPDATE: Body Found along Expressway in Scranton

    UPDATE — Police believe the man died in apparent suicide. SCRANTON — Police are investigating a man’s death in Scranton. Officials said the man’s body was found around 4:00a.m. Wednesday morning along the Central Scranton Expressway just off of Cedar Avenue. Police said the man is between 35 and 40 years old. Scranton police have not said who he is or what killed the man in Lackawanna County.

  • luz fire 8-20

    Firefighters Battle Flames in Wyoming

    WYOMING — Crews from all over the Wyoming Valley were called out to battle flames in Luzerne County. Authorities said the fire broke out on Englewood Terrace in Wyoming Wednesday morning. Crews said the fire started in a garage and spread to the pool house around 3:00a.m. and doused the flames just after 4:00a.m. Firefighters said they managed to keep the fire from spreading to the main home and the two people inside made it out safely. Authorities have not […]

  • RR5 Free Concert 8-19

    Ryan’s Run Five Kicks Off with Free Concert

    Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey kicked off Ryan’s Run Five on Tuesday. Click here to learn more about the concert and becoming a part of the campaign.

  • RR5 Meet Kylie 8-19

    Ryan’s Run Five Kicks Off: Meet Kylie

    WNEP-TV’s Ryan’s Run Five campaign kicked off today. The fundraiser helps kids and adults with disabilities at Allied Services. Click here to learn more about the fundraiser and how you can get involved.

  • don pardo 8-19

    Don Pardo, Voice of Saturday Night Live Dies at 96

    (CNN) — Don Pardo, the announcer whose velvety baritone voice introduced “Saturday Night Live” hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced. Pardo was the announcer for “SNL” for all but one season over the program’s 39-year run. Prior to announcing for the comedy show, he was a familiar voice on NBC, handling the announcing duties on such programs as the old “Price Is Right” and the Art Fleming-hosted version of “Jeopardy!” In a tweet, […]

  • penn state worthington scranton

    PSU Worthington Scranton Closed due to Water Main Issue

    DUNMORE — A university is closed after a water main issue in Lackawanna County. Officials with Penn State Worthington Scranton said the campus  is closed Tuesday, August 19th. Authorities said the closure was planned so that crews can replace a water valve. Campus officials said the university will reopen on Wednesday, August 20th in Lackawanna County.

  • scr rob 8-19

    Update: Police Continue to Investigate Robbery in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Two men were questioned by police after a hold up at a home late Monday night. Officers took two men into custody around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Kurtz Street and Mark Avenue in Dunmore. Police have not given their names, but told Newswatch 16 the men were questioned and released. Investigators said they are still investigating the robbery at a home on Short Avenue in Scranton just after 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police have not said what […]

  • healthy meals idea 8-18

    Healthy Meal Ideas for Back to School

    With many students starting back to school, now is the time many health experts say is good to get your kids back into a regular school routine and that includes healthy eating habits. Ryan Leckey has some savvy ideas for students when it comes to healthy school meals.


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