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  • Two Monroe County Men Involved in Tennessee Deadly Crash

    TENNESSEE — Newswatch 16 has learned two men from the Poconos were involved in a deadly crash in Tennessee. Briston Irby-Reynolds, of Effort, died in the three vehicle crash just outside of Nashville. The driver, Nathan Zarzycki of Brodheadsville, had minor injuries. Zarzycki told police he was tired and pulled over to rest Wednesday morning. Officials say that’s when Zarzycki’s car was hit by a van. A man from Brooklyn, New York was also killed in the crash in Tennessee.

  • Business Damaged by Car in Luzerne County

    FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP — No one was hurt when a car slammed into a building in Luzerne County. According to the fire chief, the driver put his car into the wrong gear and backed into Wychock’s Beverage near Mountain Top. Officials say there doesn’t appear to be any structural damage, but a contractor is expected to come out and make sure everything is safe. There is no word if any charges will be filed after the crash in Luzerne County.

  • Crews Getting Ready for Circus in Luzerne County

    KINGSTON — Newswatch 16 found crews getting ready to send in the clowns Saturday morning in Luzerne County. The 66th Annual Irem Shrine Circus doesn’t start until April 6. However, workers were setting up bleachers and stands to get ready for the crowds that will fill the Kingston Armory. The circus runs through April 11 in Luzerne County.

  • 5K Run, Walk Benefits Local Animal Shelter

    SCRANTON — Runners and walkers hit the Lackawanna Heritage Trail to help out some four-legged friends in Scranton. The third Annual Furry Friends 5K kicked off at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Money raised at the event benefits the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit. Some folks even brought their own furry friend along for the walk. “Events like this are so important for us. We really appreciate all the community support we get,” said Jess Farrell griffin pond public […]

  • Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl-a-Thon

    WILKES-BARRE — Folks took to the lanes to help kids in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. It didn’t matter if you were throwing strikes or gutter balls, it all helped at the 33rd annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake at Stanton Lanes. It’s the biggest annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge. Newswatch 16’s Tom and Noreen Clark even helped out at Saturday’s bowl-a-thon in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Grand Reopening for Kitchen Chemistry

    STROUDSBURG — Saturday was the grand reopening for a bakery that was destroyed by fire in Stroudsburg last summer. Kitchen Chemistry on Main Street welcomed customers for the first time since last July. Folks lined up to get some of the tasty treats from the popular bakery. The owner says everything is all new and re-vamped with an improved area for classes. She says the rebuilding process has given her a unique perspective. “It’s a new beginning but yet I […]

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    Street Named in Honor of Fallen Trooper

    DUNMORE — A ceremony in Lackawanna County honored the trooper killed in the ambush at the State Police Barracks at Blooming Grove. A street in Dunmore is now named “Corporal Bryon K. Dickson II Way.” Dickson was shot and killed outside the Blooming Grove State Police Barracks back in September. Borough leaders officially named the street near the Dunmore Community Center after Dickson who called the community home. Both folks in Dunmore and state troopers say Dickson is deserving of […]

  • SCHUYL FIRE 3-26-15

    Massive Flames Gut a House to its Foundation

    BLYTHE TOWNSHIP — Crews were on scene at a fire in Schuylkill County Thursday night. Only the foundation remains after massive flames engulfed a home around 10 p.m. on Tucker Hill Road near New Philadelphia. Firefighters did not say if anyone was home at the time, or what may have caused the blaze.  

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    The Circus is Back in Town

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — “The Greatest Show on Earth” is back in town. Newswatch 16 stopped by Mohegan Sun Arena for the opening night of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. All the staples are here from clowns to folks riding motorcycles in a sphere. You can catch the show at the arena in Luzerne County until Sunday.

  • col homicide 3-26-15

    Homicide Trial Underway for Man Accused of Killing Friend

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — The trial is underway for a man accused of killing his friend in Columbia County. Prosecutors accuse Brett Woodside of stabbing Brandon Burns, 24, in July of 2013. It happened at a home near Bloomsburg after police say they got into an argument. Woodside’s trial on homicide and aggravated assault could wrap up on Friday in Columbia County.

  • luz pocono downs 3-21-15

    Opening Night for the 50th Anniversary of Harness Racing

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A little snow couldn’t delay opening day at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Luzerne County. On Saturday, folks kicked off the 50th season of harness racing at the track near Wilkes-Barre. The doors opened at 5 p.m. and the racing season will continue through the end of November.

  • lacka hit run 3-21-15

    Driver Hits Hair Salon, Flees, Parks Car Nearby

    DUNMORE — Police are calling a crash in Lackawanna County a hit and run. According to officers, the car slammed into a hair salon on Chestnut Street in Dunmore around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Authorities say the driver took off after the crash and parked the damaged vehicle a short distance away. There’s minor damage to the hair salon and there’s no word if charges will be filed after the crash in Lackawanna County


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