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  • T-Shirt Sales at Picnic Benefit Officer Wilding’s Family

    SCRANTON — Patrolman John Wilding, who died in the line of duty last weekend, was remembered in Scranton on Saturday. Neighborhood groups from around the city gathered at the first annual “Picnic in the Park” at Nay Aug Park. The joint picnic was a first time collaboration with Scranton’s numerous neighborhood groups. The groups also invited the Scranton Police Department Wives to sell t-shirts and signs honoring the fallen Scranton officer. Money from that sale will go to Wilding’s family.  […]

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    Two Accused of Racking Up Nearly $14,000 on Stolen Gas Cards

    TROY TOWNSHIP — Two people are accused of racking up nearly $14,000 on stolen gas cards in Bradford County. Troopers say Jessica Gowin, 26, and Brett Tillotson, 25, took the cards from an excavating company near Troy. Both are charged with theft and receiving stolen property in Bradford County.

  • Demolition Set to Begin at Former Energy Plant

    SCRANTON — Demolition is scheduled to start at a former plant in Scranton on Sunday. Community Central Energy Plant’s smoke stack is supposed to come down around 7 in the morning. The plant closed in the late 1990s. An oil tank on the property leaked into the Lackawanna River about a year ago. Demolition is expected to last about month in Scranton.

  • Fire Forced Residents out of Wilkes-Barre Home

    WILKES-BARRE — A fire forced residents out of a home in Wilkes-Barre. Crews responded to the place on Hazle Street around 2 Saturday afternoon. Firefighters tell Newswatch 16 they suspect the smoke came from a small fire, most likely on the first floor. Once the home for people with intellectual disabilities is aired out, firefighters are hopeful that everyone will be able to return to the place in Wilkes-Barre.

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    Another Auction in the Books

    DALLAS — Sold! The annual auction for a library in Luzerne County is once again in the books. Newswatch 16’s Jon Meyer and Renie Workman were part of the Back Mountain Library Auction in Dallas again this year. All sorts of vintage items, as well as odds and ends, were on the auction block for the last four days. There is no word how much money the auction raised. It was the 69th year for the fundraiser for the library […]

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    UPDATE: Deadly Crash in Lycoming County

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — One man is dead after his car smashed into a tree in Lycoming County. State police say Steven Shutts, 34 of Jersey Shore, died when his car went off the road and hit a tree on Shadle Road near Jersey Shore. According to troopers, Shutts was thrown from the car and died at the scene. The  deadly wreck happened around 7 p.m. on Sunday in Lycoming County. Newswatcher Paul Garrett provided the photos for this story.

  • Bike Safety in Susquehanna County

    NEW MILFORD — Southwestern Energy and PennDOT teamed up to give out free bike helmets in New Milford. About 300 helmets were handed out along with bike safety information. The bike helmet giveaway was part of the midsummer fair in Susquehanna County.

  • Dozens Ride for Fallen Soldiers

    HALLSTEAD — Dozens of bikers came out to support fallen soldiers in Susquehanna County. The 8th Annual Fallen Soldiers Ride started at the American Legion Post in Hallstead. The ride honors six soldiers killed in action in Iraq back in 2005. It covers more than 80 miles. Organizers say the community comes together when it comes to remembering those who died fighting for our country. “Especially when you’re honoring soldiers, it’s not hard to get people to come together,” said […]

  • Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Wraps Up in Columbia County

    BLOOMSBURG — Folks spent the weekend getting down and dirty in Columbia County. Four wheel drives, Jeeps and monster trucks were just some of the vehicles that packed the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds for the Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals. More than 3,000 cars and trucks were expected for the jamboree. It was the 28th year for the event in Columbia County.

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    SUV Crashes into Stroudsburg Bar

    STROUDSBURG — Newswatch 16 found folks cleaning up after a vehicle crashed into a building in Stroudsburg. The SUV slammed into Gallo’s Bar on Main Street around 1 Sunday afternoon. Gallo’s wasn’t open when the wreck happened in Monroe County. According to officers, the two vehicles collided and that’s when the SUV jumped the curb and hit the building. The driver of the SUV  was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after the crash in Stroudsburg.

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    Man Facing Kidnapping, Assault Charges in Monroe County

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — A man held police at bay for a few hours early Sunday morning in Monroe County. Officers say they were called to a home in the Laurel Lake Development near Bartonsville for a domestic disturbance. A woman told officers she was assaulted by John Daley, 39. When police tried to get Daley to come out, he refused. Officers arrested Daley around 6:30 in the morning. He’s facing kidnapping, assault and other charges in Monroe County.

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    Man Locked Up for Sexually Abusing Girl for Years

    A man is locked up accused of sexually abusing a girl from the time she was eight until 15-years-old in Bradford County. Officials say Ricky Carter, of Hughesville, is charged with rape and corruption of minors. Carter is about 20 years older than the victim and according to court papers, he denies assaulting the girl. He is behind bars in Bradford County.

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