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    Folks Honor World World II Veterans in Union County

    MIFFLINBURG — Saturday’s chilly weather didn’t keep people from coming out to honor our veterans in Union County. The annual Veterans Day program was held at Mifflinburg Community Park. The ceremony is held at the World War II Honor Roll every year on the Saturday before Veterans Day. The Honor Roll contains the names of more than 2,000 people from Union County who served in the Second World War. Former Congressman and Navy Reservist Chris Carney was the guest speaker […]

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    Flag Football Game Honors 9-Year-Old Killed Last Month

    SUNBURY — A flag football game in Central Pennsylvania honored the memory of a nine-year-old boy who died suddenly last month. According to officials, Korbin Rager’s death is now being treated as a homicide. Family and friends hit the field on Saturday in Sunbury to help raise money for “Kids for Korbin.” It offers scholarships to kids who want to play in sports but may not be able to afford it. Organizers want to make the flag football game an […]


    Crews Battle Fire in Schuylkill County

    BLYTHE TOWNSHIP — Emergency crews were on scene at a fire Saturday afternoon in Schuylkill County. Dispatchers said the flames broke out just before 3:00p.m. at a home in Blythe Township near New Philadelphia. According to officials, no one was hurt battling the fire and there is no word on what sparked the flames.

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    Man Assaulted, Shot during Home Invasion in Schuylkill County

    CASS TOWNSHIP — State police are investigating a violent home invasion in Schuylkill County. Troopers said the victim told them a man forced his way into his home in Cass Township near Pottsville Friday morning. According to police, the victim was assaulted and shot in the leg. The victim said a second man joined the first, and the two demanded money which he gave them. State police said the suspects tied up the victim and took off. Anyone with information […]

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    Wilkes-Barre Home Destroyed by Fire

    WILKES-BARRE — A fire¬†destroyed a home in the Miners’ Mill section of Wilkes-Barre. Crews said the call came in around 1 a.m. on Saturday at the home on Brazil Street. According to officials, the home was filled with flames when they got there and the second floor had collapsed. No one was inside at the time, and firefighters said the electricity was off but turned back on at 9:30p.m. on Friday.

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    Preliminary Hearing For Frein Pushed Back to December

    MILFORD — Eric Frein, the subject of the 48 day manhunt in the Poconos, is not scheduled to be back in court until next month. According to officials, Frein was supposed to be in court in Pike County next week but his defense was granted a postponement until December 9th. Frein is the man investigators believe shot and killed a state trooper and wounded another back in September. Authorities tracked him down at an abandoned airplane hanger in Monroe County […]

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    Talkback Feedback: What Has Changed Since The Manhunt

    About a week ago, Newswatch 16 was in the middle of a busy night. A lot has changed in that week, especially the phone calls we’re getting at Talkback 16. In this Talkback Feedback, we take a closer look at what has changed since the manhunt for Eric Frein ended.

  • Governor-Elect Plans to Skip Paycheck

    The governor-elect says he will skip the paycheck while running the commonwealth. According to Democrat Tom Wolf, he won’t take the more than $187,000 salary that comes with the job. Campaign officials say Wolf, the former CEO of a multimillion dollar cabinet company, isn’t sure if he will donate it to charity or simply give it back to the taxpayers.

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    Fire Damages Home in Lackawanna County

    CARBONDALE — Flames did some damage to a home in Lackawanna County. Crews said the home on Wyoming Street in Carbondale went up Thursday night. According to officials, most of the damage was done to the back of the home and to the roof. No one was home at the time of the fire. Crews have not said what caused the fire in Lackawanna County.

  • Man Locked Up on Child Sex Abuse Charges

    CRAWFORD TOWNSHIP — Child sex charges have been filed against a man from Clinton County. Police said Lynn Schively of Jersey Shore was arraigned on¬† Wednesday for various sexual assault charges for incidents that happened near Loganton over a five year span with a juvenile. The 63-year-old also faces charges for incidents with another juvenile that occurred in the same location last month.

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    Fire in Schuylkill County Appears Suspicious

    ASHLAND — Firefighters were called to a structure fire in Ashland. It broke out around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in the place on Spruce Street. Crews said the single family house has been vacant for years with no power inside. The cause of the fire in Schuylkill County is under investigation but officials said it appears suspicious. The fire marshal is expected to investigate the cause on Wednesday.

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    Man Assaults Girlfriend Over Halloween Costume

    NANTICOKE — A man from Luzerne County is charged with assaulting his girlfriend because he didn’t like her Halloween costume. According to The Citizens’ Voice, police said John Chapman, 48, attacked his girlfriend late Friday night at their apartment in Nanticoke. Investigators said he tied her up and later choked her because he was angry over her French maid costume. Chapman left the victim tied up for hours and later returned and continued to assault her. He is locked up […]


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