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  • UPDATE: Route 903 in Carbon County Reopened after Crash

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — A road was closed Tuesday morning by a crash in Carbon County. A pickup and truck collided on Route 903 near Albrightsville just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The pickup driver was hurt. Route 903 was closed in both directions for clean up. It reopened after 11 a.m. The cause of the crash is under investigation here in Carbon County.

  • Two Pedestrians Waiting for Bus Hit During Crash in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Two pedestrians were hit while waiting for the bus in Scranton. Officials say two cars crashed around 8:40 a.m. on Monday near the intersection of Pittston Avenue and Sanders Street in the city. Two pedestrians were hit during the crash. They were taken to the hospital to get check out for minor injuries. There is no word what caused the crash in Scranton.

  • Fire Chases Woman Out of Bed in Schuylkill County

    PORTER TOWNSHIP — Flames chased a woman from her bed Monday morning in Schuylkill County. A fire gutted a house on Wiconiso Street near Tower City after midnight on Monday. The assistant fire chief tells us fire alarms inside the place woke the owner. She made it out safely. Crews believe the fire started in the back of the house and spread. There is no word on what caused the fire here in Schuylkill County.

  • Man Accused of Shooting Father in the Chest in Wayne County

    LAKE TOWNSHIP — A man is in jail after allegedly shooting his father in the chest late Saturday night in Wayne County. It happened in Lake Township, not far from Hawley. Police say Jacob Silfies, 22, is charged with assault. His father, Edward Silfies, 44, is in a hospital in Scranton with a gunshot wound to the chest. Police have not said why son allegedly shot his father in Wayne County.

  • Bradford County Commissioner to Challenge Congressman Marino in 2018

    A Republican from Bradford County is ready to take on veteran Congressman Tom Marino from Lycoming County. Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko says he will run in the 2018 GOP Primary in Marino’s 10th district. McLinko says he wants to make the region’s opioid crisis a priority. Marino was on deck to become President Trump’s drug czar. He withdrew from the running after a 60 Minutes piece criticized his efforts to combat opioids. Marino has said he will run for […]

  • Check Given to Help Women’s Resource Center in Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG — Victims of sexual assault are getting some extra help in Monroe County. The District Attorney’s office presented a check to workers with the “Women’s Resources of Monroe County” in downtown Stroudsburg on Wednesday. The organization provides shelter, counseling, and other assistance to victims of sexual assault. “In the shelter alone we had over 5,000 nights of shelter which the most we’ve ever in a year,” explained Lauren Peterson from the Women’s Resources of Monroe County. “People are staying in the […]

  • Reported Chase in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — Officers are looking into how this car ended up facing the wrong way on a road in Lackawanna County. There were a number of cruisers on Birney Avenue in Scranton around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday after Dunmore police apparently chased the speeding car. Officials have not yet said if anyone was hurt or if any arrests were made here in Scranton.

  • Two Cars, Tractor Trailer Crash on Interstate 80 in Luzerne County

    NESCOPECK TOWNSHIP — Police are looking into a crash in Luzerne County. Two cars and a tractor trailer wrecked around 1 a.m. on Interstate 80 east near Nescopeck. No one seriously hurt. Traffic was slow going for a time after this smash-up in Luzerne County.

  • Deadly Crash in Sullivan County

    CHERRY TOWNSHIP — A driver died in a crash in Sullivan County. Police say a vehicle driven by Douglas Houck hit trees and a pole on Route 220 near Dushore on Monday. The 67-year-old man from Dushore was killed.

  • Bear Season Numbers Down in Pennsylvania

    The numbers were way down this year for Pennsylvania’s four day bear season. The state-wide harvest for the season that ended last Wednesday was 1796. That’s about a 30% decrease over 2016. One hunter in western Pennsylvania bagged a male bear estimated to weigh about 700 pounds.

  • Fire Damages Home in Northumberland County

    HERNDON — A fire destroyed a home in Northumberland County Monday morning. A home on Upper Road in Herndon went up around 2:30 a.m. Pictures of the fire were sent to Newswatch 16 by a viewer. The assistant fire chief said no one was home at the time of the fire. No one was hurt. A fire marshal will investigate the cause.

  • Barn Destroyed by Fire in Wayne County

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP — A fire destroyed a barn in Wayne County. The barn on Watts Hill Road near Honesdale started burning around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday. There’s not much left of the place. Authorities say there were no animals or people inside. Officials are still looking into what sparked the flames in Wayne County.