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  • Standoff Ends Peacefully in Freeland

    FREELAND, Pa. — A standoff caused some tense moments at a neighborhood in Luzerne County. Some kind of disturbance brought police to an apartment building on Walnut Street in Freeland around 3 a.m. on Monday. Authorities say man inside was wanted for making threats and wouldn’t give himself up. Two children got out safely and weren’t there during the standoff. That man gave himself up peacefully. Authorities have not released his name here in Luzerne County.

  • Thousands of Dollars Worth of Electronics Stolen from Walmart in Schuylkill County

    SAINT CLAIR, Pa. — Police in Schuylkill County are looking for the person accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics from a store. Cops say a crook wearing a mask a robbed Walmart in Saint Clair around 3: 30 a.m. on Thursday. An employee tried to stop the crook who waved a gun at them as they were leaving the store. The thief took off in a white minivan with a ladder rack on the roof. According to police, […]

  • Woman Dies After Snowboarding Accident at Blue Mountain

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A young woman from New Jersey has died after a snowboarding accident. The coroner says Euna Shin, 20, was snowboarding at Blue Mountain Resort near Palmerton on Wednesday afternoon when she fell. Shin was taken to the hospital where she later died on Thursday.

  • Substitute Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a student in Bradford County. State police say Whitney Roberts, 25, was working as a substitute teacher in Towanda Area School District. Roberts is charged with assaulting a 17-year-old student last November near Towanda. She is free on bail.

  • Man Arrested in Northumberland County after Alleged Threats

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. —  A man is locked up for allegedly threatening his family in Northumberland County. Police were called to a home on Hill Street outside Shamokin just before 5 a.m. Wednesday after a woman called 911 reporting shots fired in the home. Officers were able to get the woman and two children out safely. They found Robert Pancher, 48, inside with a gun next to him. A neighbor tells Newswatch 16 she heard the shots and saw what […]

  • Father Accused of Throwing Acid on Son

    CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A father is accused of throwing acid on his son in Luzerne County. Troopers say Ricky Polgar from Wapwallopen attacked the 23-year-old at a home in Wapwallopen on Tuesday. The victim was rushed to a burn center with severe injuries on his head, face, arms, chest, and legs. The father is locked up on assault charges in Luzerne County.

  • Slippery Roads to Blame for Head-on Crash in Luzerne County

    NESCOPECK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Slippery roads are to blame for a head-on crash in Luzerne County. A van slammed into a truck on Route 93 near Nescopeck around 10 p.m. on Monday. Authorities say the woman driving the van was badly hurt and rushed to the hospital. The big rig driver wasn’t injured. Route 93 was closed for about an hour in Luzerne County.

  • Pedestrian Flown to Hospital After Being Struck by Pickup Truck

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A pedestrian was flown to the hospital after getting hit by a pickup truck in Monroe County. It happened just after 11 p.m. on Sunday on Milford Road near Stroudsburg. The victim had to be rushed to the hospital in a helicopter. State police have not said if the driver stopped. There is no word on the names of anyone involved in the crash in Monroe County.

  • Snow Day Fun in Scranton

    SCRANTON — While many adults spent the day Wednesday digging out, kids were having fun! Newswatch 16 found kids sledding down this hill at McDade Park in Scranton enjoying a day off from school. Even some grown-ups took part in the fun. One narrowly missing our photographer Jeff Felkowski here. He’s okay and insists all came away injury free here at the park in Lackawanna County.

  • Digging Out in Forest City After Latest Round of Winter Weather

    FOREST CITY — This latest round of winter weather dumped half a foot of in Susquehanna County. People in Forest City spent another day digging out Wednesday while plow crews tried to clean up the aftermath of the snow in Susquehanna County. Newswatch 16 caught plows trying to clear the snowy roads during Wednesday’s storm.

  • Couple Facing Child Sex Abuse Charges in Columbia County

    BERWICK — A couple is locked up in Columbia County charged with child sex abuse. Katie Boylan and Joshua Fry, both from Berwick, admitted to looking at child pornography while using meth all while their children were asleep. Both are locked up in the Columbia County prison.

  • Two Dogs, Pot-Bellied Pig Rescued From Fire in Luzerne County

    BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — Two dogs and a pet pot-bellied pig survived flames at a home in Luzerne County. Someone who lives there came home to find the place on Bear Creek Boulevard near Wilkes-Barre filled with smoke around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. He rushed in and saved his pets. Two other people lived there but they weren’t home at the time. There is no cause yet of the fire here in Luzerne County.