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  • Helping Teens Make Good Decisions in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — It was all about making good decisions for some teens in Lycoming County on Tuesday. Pennsylvania Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD, and the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition held its 28th annual spring SADD conference in Williamsport at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Over 250 students, advisors, and volunteers took part in a full day of presentations and activities about mental health issues, and even the opioid epidemic. The hope of the program is to create youth leaders who can help tackle […]

  • Fire Officials Believe Generator Sparked Flames at Honesdale Home

    HONESDALE — Power problems led to a fire in Wayne County. Crews think a generator sparked flames at the place on Sunrise Avenue in Honesdale just after midnight Monday. Four people live there. They all got out safely with their pets after the fire in Wayne County.

  • Fight Leads to Stabbing in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A fight led to a stabbing in Wilkes-Barre. Police say a 22-year-old from Brooklyn, New York argued with a man from Luzerne on East Jackson Street around 5 p.m. on Monday. Officers say the New Yorker stabbed the victim, and a third person pushed the 22-year-old to the ground. The man from Brooklyn is locked up. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

  • Fire Damages House in Ashland

    ASHLAND — A fire scorched a house in Schuylkill County early Monday morning. Crews responded to the place along Walnut Street in Ashland around 1:30 a.m. Officials say the building was unoccupied at the time of the blaze and no one was hurt. A fire marshal will look for a cause of that fire in Schuylkill County.

  • Getting Gas During Power Outage in Pike County

    MILFORD — Newswatch 16 found plenty of people getting their gas cans filled in Pike County. The entire county was hammered by the storm, knocking out power to thousands. At the Turkey Hill in Milford we found one woman getting gas to power her generator. “I think the hardest part is transportation and getting around. The typical is driving under trees and power lines which is not smart, but that’s the only way to get around,” said Denise Dutton. Some of […]

  • Infant Dies Following Crash on Turnpike in Carbon County

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — An infant died following a crash in Carbon County. Investigators said a car hit a concrete barrier and was then hit by a tractor trailer in the southbound lanes of the turnpike near Albrightsville around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. All four people in that car were taken to the hospital including a child. The coroner said 2-month-old John Simko, Jr. died Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. The south lanes of the turnpike were closed for about […]

  • D.A.: U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill Killed by Friendly Fire

    HARRISBURG — We now know more about the deadly shooting of a U.S. Marshal in Harrisburg. Investigators found Christopher Hill was hit by friendly fire from another officer while serving a warrant in January. Agents cuffed a woman, and then a man started shooting at them. Police returned fire and hit and killed Sturgis. A bullet from one of their guns passed through a wall and killed Hill. “Sturgis caused his own death and the death of Deputy Marshal Hill, […]

  • Man in Hospital After Getting Shot in the Face in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — One person is in the hospital, and another is in cuffs after a shooting in Northumberland County. Officials say Robert Crews was shot in the face in an apartment on South 11th Street in Sunbury just after 10 p.m. on Thursday. Investigators say Brandyn Browne pointed a gun at Crews and pulled the trigger but he didn’t think it was loaded. Browne is charged with assault. There is no word how the victim is doing in Northumberland County.

  • Home Damaged by Fire in Luzerne Borough

    LUZERNE BOROUGH — A home in Luzerne County was damaged by a fire Wednesday morning. The place on Miller Street flared up around 7 a.m. in Luzerne. The video shows the blackened back porch of the home. Two adults escaped along with their dog and cat here in Luzerne County.

  • Chimney Fire Damages Carbon County Home

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — Flames scorched a home in Carbon County. Officials say the fire sparked in a chimney at the place at Towamensing Trails near Albrightsville just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Three people were inside at the time. They all got out safely. A state police fire marshal is looking into how that fire got its start in Carbon County.

  • One Dead After Crash in Lackawanna County

    OLYPHANT — One person is dead after a crash in Lackawanna County. A car ended up off Route 247 and in the woods near Marshwood Road in the Olyphant area sometime overnight. A person was found dead at the scene. Jessup police identified the victim as Thomas Helman,  29, of Gouldsboro. There is no word of what caused the crash.

  • Sugarloaf Man Facing Charges for Stealing Meatballs

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A case of missing meatballs lead to charges in Luzerne County. Police say the victim discovered a pot of meatballs he left in a garage was empty on the street near Hazleton on Monday. The homeowner found Leahman Potter, 48, outside covered in red sauce. The man from Sugarloaf is now locked up on burglary charges in Luzerne County.