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  • Community Weather Announcements

    Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans, and other changes due to the weather. Check back for the latest updates.  

  • Home Damaged by Fire in Lackawanna County

    SPRING BROOK TOWNSHIP — A home was damaged by a fire in Lackawanna County early Monday morning. It happened on Laurel Road near Daleville around 4 a.m. Authorities believe four people lived there, and they all got out safely. The Red Cross is helping the people affected by that fire. A fire marshal has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire here in Lackawanna County.

  • Police Investigating Burglary at Fast Food Restaurant

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating an early morning burglary at a fast food restaurant in Luzerne County. Police say a man with a gun broke into the Burger King on North River Street near Wilkes-Barre around 2:30 a.m. on Monday. Burger King was not open at the time of the burglary. The man took off with an undetermined amount of money. If you recognized the man in the photo, you are asked to call Plains Township police.

  • One Dead After Crash in Wayne County

    PAUPACK TOWNSHIP — One man is dead after a crash in Wayne County. State police say Louis Raimo lost control on Route 590 near Lakeville just after 10 p.m. on Sunday. According to troopers, the road was icy at the time. The 33-year-old from Lake Ariel was thrown from the car when it flipped and hit a tree. Raimo died at the hospital in Wayne County.

  • Shooting Investigation in Swoyersville

    SWOYERSVILLE — Police say a man shot his own brother Friday morning in Luzerne County. It happened just after midnight at a home in the 100 block of Dennison Street in Swoyersville. Police say Jeffery Santee shot his brother Christopher but they didn’t say why. Christopher Santee is now in intensive care.  Jeffrey Santee is out on bail in Luzerne County.

  • Part of Interstate 80 West Reopened in Clinton County After Crash

    UPDATE: This section of Interstate 80 was reopened by about 10 a.m. CLEARED: Multi vehicle accident on I-80 westbound at Mile Post: 180.0. — 511PA StateCollege (@511PAStateColl) March 10, 2017 CLINTON COUNTY — Interstate 80 west is closed between Loganton and Bellefonte due to a crash. According to officials, there is a multi-vehicle crash between exit 185 (PA 477/Loganton) and exit 161 (Route 220/Bellefonte). All lanes are closed. There is no word when that part of Interstate 80 west will […]

  • UPDATE: Interstate 81 near Hazleton Back Open after Tractor Trailer Crash

    UPDATE: Interstate 81 north in Hazleton is back open after Friday morning’s crash. HAZLETON — Interstate 81 north is closed in Hazelton after a tractor trailer crash. The highway is closed between exit 141 (Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Beltway/Hazleton) and exit 143 (Hazleton/SR 924). Officials say there is a tractor trailer across the road. PennDOT urges drivers to use caution during the winter weather. Click here for the WNEP Traffic Tracker.

  • Community Weather Announcements

    Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans, and other changes due to the weather. Check back for the latest updates.  

  • Read Across America Continues in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Newswatch 16’s Tom Williams read to the preschoolers in Miss Lauren’s class at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA on Thursday. The kids are celebrating Read Across America all month. The boy and girls enjoyed the Dr. Seuss classic, “Green Eggs and Ham.” They each received a Newswatch 16 pencil for being good listeners.

  • Businesses Offering Reward in Stolen Trailer Case

    TAYLOR — There’s a hefty reward to help catch some trailer thieves in Lackawanna County. Trailer Corner, The Car Lot Online, and Brian Konopinski Inc. are offering $3,000 for information leading to the stolen trailers and the people who took them. The business in Taylor posted on Facebook that someone used two stolen trucks to steal two trailers early Wednesday morning. One truck was stolen from The Car Lot Online in Taylor and the other from Brian Konopinski Inc. in Trucksville. […]

  • Hoops Event Raises Money for American Cancer Society

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP — A big event on the hardwood was held in Luzerne County to raise funds to help fight cancer. There was a basketball competition Thursday evening at Crestwood High School in Mountain Top. Crestwood students, teachers and coaches hit the court along with local law enforcement officials. All od the money raised at Thursday’s event in Luzerne County will go towards the American Cancer Society.

  • Newswatch 16 Goes Behind the Scenes of ‘Designated Survivor’

    TORONTO — Newswatch16’s Sharla McBride and Clay LePard had a chance to go behind the scenes on the set of “Designated Survivor” in Toronto, Ontario and meet the cast. The show “Designated Survivor” is about a lower-level cabinet member who becomes President of the United States after an attack on the Capitol Building during the State of the Union Address. Season One returned March 8 and airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on WNEP.