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    Man Wanted on Child Rape Charges has been Captured

    DUNMORE — A man wanted for child rape charges has been captured in Lackawanna County. Prosecutors said Joshia Bobb was arrested just before 11p.m. Saturday night at a shopping plaza in Dunmore. Officers believe Bobb is from Tennessee and was using the alias “Brent Morgan“.

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    Shooting Investigation in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Wilkes-Barre. Officers said several shots were fired on Prospect Street around 2:30a.m. on Sunday. According to officials, a person with gunshot wounds was found a short time later in neighboring Plains Township. Authorities said the injuries were not life threatening.

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    Restaurant Damaged by Late Night Fire

    BLAKELY — A restaurant was damaged by fire in Lackawanna County. It was a smokey scene as firefighters doused the flames inside Lil turtle’s restaurant on Main Street in Blakely. Officials said the business was not open when the fire broke out late Saturday night. It is unclear what sparked the flames or how much damage was done at the restaurant in Lackawanna County.

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    Steel Swiped at Sidney Street Bridge Project in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police believe thieves swiped huge pieces of steel from a construction site in Wilkes-Barre. Officials said I-beams and other steel materials are missing from the Sidney Street Bridge project. Contractors believe the metal was taken earlier this week in the north end of Wilkes-Barre. Work to replace the deficient bridge was delayed last year due to funding issues, but construction started back up in the spring. It is unclear how much the stolen steel was worth or if […]

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    Water Spray Fan, Does It Really Work?

    It’s hot outside and keeping cool is the priority! Here’s a gadget that might help. It’s called the water spray fan! The maker claims, you can say goodbye to summer heatwaves with this gadget because it “will” keep you cool. The question is, does it really work?

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    Two Pistol-Whipped in Home Invasion

    VILLAGE OF ESPY — A home invasion turned into a pistol-whipping in Columbia County. Police said five men forced their way into a home, in the Village of Espy, early Thursday morning and pistol-whipped two people inside near Bloomsburg. According to investigators, the intruders got into the home along Second Street by pushing in a window air conditioner. Officials said a fight broke out and the men attacked the two people inside, then ran off on foot but left the […]

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    Kids Try Out New Obstacle Course

    A new outdoor attraction has just opened up in the Poconos. The Howlers Peak Ropes Course at Great Wolf Lodge has zip lines, balancing ropes and more. The obstacle course is open daily from 11 a.m.  from 7 p.m in Monroe County.

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    An Adventure with Altitude

    Call it an adventure with an altitude, a new obstacle course in the Poconos could have you zipping and zooming from high in the sky! Howlers Peak Ropes Course at Great Wolf Lodge is now open daily in the Poconos. Ryan Leckey was live in Monroe County with a first look at the new outdoor adventure.

  • wyo crash 7-22

    Update: Tree Took Out Utility Poles on Route 6

    MESHOPPEN — Police said a fallen tree is to blame for a wreck that closed Route 6 Monday night. According to police, a large tree fell on some wires, causing a chain reaction that took out five utility poles. One of those poles then hit a truck. The accident happened near Canal Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday. Crews reopened the road around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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    Man Pleaded Guilty as Accomplice for Deadly Shooting in Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG — A man pleaded guilty to third degree murder as an accomplice for his involvement in a drive by shooting in Monroe County. Police believe Brandon Wilson was the one who pulled the trigger killing Darcey Kravchenko at his home near Stroudsburg back in January. According to police, four others connected with a local street gang were with Wilson when the shooting took place. Officers in the Poconos believe Kravchenko was not the intended target in the shooting in […]


    Troopers: Armed Robbery at Verizon Wireless in Luzerne County

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Two men showed a gun and then robbed a cell phone store in Luzerne County. Surveillance photos were sent in to Newswatch 16 from the Verizon Wireless store near Hazleton. State police said two men walked into the store on Airport Road just before 1:00p.m. on Sunday, showed a gun, then took phones and tablets from the store. According to troopers, both robbers covered their faces with masks during the robbery in Hazle Township. State police said […]

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    Man Dead after Motorcycle Crash in Luzerne County

    NEWPORT TOWNSHIP — A man was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle wreck in Newport Township. The coroner’s office confirmed Anthony Chopyak, 46 of Wapwallopen, died after crashing on Alden Mountain Road near Nanticoke shortly after 9:00p.m. According to authorities, Chopyak was wearing a helmet during the crash. Officials have not said what caused the deadly wreck in Luzerne County.