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  • wayne shooting 3-20-15

    Man Sentenced for Shooting, Killing Wife

    NEWFOUNDLAND — A man has been sentenced for killing his wife and neglecting dozens of dogs in Wayne County. Officials say Bertrand Schroeder, of Newfoundland, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in jail. The man shot his wife back in 2012 at their home in Wayne County. During the investigation, authorities found more than fifty dogs living in deplorable conditions.

  • kings building 2 3-20

    Water Company Building to turn into College Classrooms

    WILKES-BARRE — King’s College in Wilkes-Barre is planning to expand after buying up an old water company building. The structure is the former Spring Brook Water Supply Company on North Franklin Street. According to court records, King’s College paid $125,000 for the property in Wilkes-Barre. The building will be turned into classrooms.

  • MON SHOOTING 3-20-15

    Man Locked Up after Shooting in Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG — A man is locked up in Monroe County after dragging his parole officer with his car. Officials say Mahmoud Abuhadba, 23, was under surveillance for allegedly selling drugs when his parole officer approached his car Tuesday in the area of Scott Street in Stroudsburg. The suspect took off dragging the officer. Authorities say the officer fired his gun. The suspect was taken into custody a short time later.

  • schuyl dinner 3-15-15

    Roast Beef Dinner Helps Raise Money for New Fire Truck

    MAHANOY CITY — Newswatch 16 found volunteers serving up dinner to help out a fire company in Schuylkill County. The folks at Good American Hose Company #3 in Mahanoy City held a roast beef dinner with all the fixings to raise money for a new fire truck. A pork and sauerkraut dinner is planned for next month here in Schuylkill County.

  • wb shooting 3-15-15

    Traffic Stop Leads Wilkes-Barre Police to Shooting Victim

    WILKES-BARRE — A traffic stop led police to a shooting victim in Wilkes-Barre. Officers say they stopped a car for speeding on North Pennsylvania Avenue just before 3 a.m. on Sunday. They found a man with a gunshot wound in the passenger seat. The victim told police it happened near a club on South Main Street. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. Investigators say they are still trying to find out who pulled the […]

  • wb parade 3-15-15

    Chilly Weather Didn’t Stop Wilkes-Barre Parade

    WILKES-BARRE — It was a little bit chilly for a parade Sunday, but that didn’t stop the party in Wilkes-Barre. It was the Diamond City’s turn to celebrate Saint Patrick. The downtown was filled with Irish music as the bands and mummers strutted through the streets. There were activities for the whole family before the parade stepped off. There was face painting and story time for the kids, and an Irish folk band who played some tunes before things got […]

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    Four Teens Hurt in Columbia County Crash

    CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP — State police say four teens were hurt in a crash in Columbia County. Troopers say the wreck happened Saturday near the intersection of Mid Valley Road and Route 42 near Aristes just before 4 p.m. According to investigators, the driver didn’t stop at a stop sign, went down an embankment and hit a tree. The driver and three other passengers were all taken to the hospital. There is no word on their names or conditions after the […]

  • LACKA ASSAULT 3-15-15

    Man Locked Up, Accused of Hitting His Grandmother

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — A man is accused of hitting his 73-year-old grandmother in Lackawanna County. Police say John Pipcynski, 28, yelled at the woman and hit her with a telephone after she told him he was drinking too much on Friday. According to officers, Pipcynski is locked up in Lackawanna County.

  • wb relay 3-14-15

    Annual “Relay for Heat” in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A little rain didn’t stop some runners from hitting the road to help others in Wilkes-Barre. The Wilkes University Running Club held its annual “Relay for Heat” in Kirby Park on Saturday. Runners started at 6 a.m. and each person ran a four-mile leg on the levee until 100 miles total were clocked in. Money raised from the event goes toward the Martin Luther King Fuel Fund which helps local families pay their heating bills.

  • lacka pi day 3-14-15

    Free Pies for “Pi” Day in Moosic

    MOOSIC — Saturday’s date, 3/14, is celebrated all over the world as “Pi Day.” Pi is the mathematical number used to find a circle’s circumference. So, that meant free pie from the Gerrity’s in Moosic. The Greek letter pi has a mathematical value of about 3.14 and goes on into infinity. Gerrity’s gave away a free slice of pie to everyone that came in and knew why today is “Pi Day.” Saturday’s “Pi Day” is extra special because it only […]

  • schyl donuts 3-14-15

    Donut Shop Celebrates 50 Years in Schuylkill County

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Plain and Fancy Donut Shop in Schuylkill County celebrated 50 years in business by giving away a free doughnut or cupcake to customers, all weekend. Anyone with a sweet tooth can get their fix because it’s not just doughnuts at Plain and Fancy. There were cookies, turnovers and other treats. “I wanted to thank all my customers who kept me alive for 50 years,” said Jim McKeone, owner of Plain and Fancy. “When I started, I didn’t […]

  • luz assault 3-14-15

    Woman Assaulted at Gas Station in Luzerne County

    DORRANCE TOWNSHIP — State police are on the lookout for a man accused of assaulting a woman in Luzerne County. According to troopers, the man touched a customer inappropriately at the Sunoco in Dorrance Township. State police say the victim confronted the man and he took off. If you recognize him, you’re asked to call State Police in Luzerne county.

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