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  • wb child porn 12-19

    Wilkes-Barre Man Locked Up on Child Porn Charges

    WILKES-BARRE — Authorities believe a man from Wilkes-Barre shared child porn online. The attorney general’s office announced Thursday the arrest of John Owen, 46. Investigators said they found kiddie porn on several devices in his home on Courtright Avenue in Wilkes-Barre. According to officials, Owen is locked up Luzerne County.

  • BRAD FIRE PIX 12-18-14

    Home Destroyed by Fire in Bradford County

    SHESHEQUIN TOWNSHIP — A home was destroyed by a fire in Bradford County. Officials said the call came in before 5 a.m. on Thursday at a home on Sheshequin Road near Towanda. According to fire crews, the house was fully involved when they arrived. The woman who lives in the home said she was sleeping downstairs when she was awakened by smoke and flames. She was able to make it out of the house and call 911. Firefighters said the […]

  • sony hack 12-18

    Sony Pulls ‘The Interview’ after Cyber Attack

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week’s planned release of its controversial comedy “The Interview.” U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang regime could come as soon as Thursday. Because of the North Korean regime’s tight control of the Internet in the reclusive country, U.S. officials believe the hack was […]

  • haz cub 12-18

    Hazleton Residents React to Relations Change with Cuba

    HAZLETON — President Obama made a major announcement on live television Wednesday afternoon regarding relations with Cuba. He is lifting the 50-year embargo with the country and it began with a prisoner swap involving Alan Gross. Gross is a government worker who has been held in captivity in Cuba for five years. Some members of the Cuban community in our area are thrilled that this is happening. “I’m very excited. It’s wonderful news. We can go visit my family and […]

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    Police: 17-Year-Old Shot in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — A 17-year-old boy was shot on the street in Hazleton. Officials said the shooting happened just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday in the area East Second Street and Scott Court. According to police, the boy had to be flown to a hospital. There is no word on his condition. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Hazleton police.

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    I-84 East Down to Single Lane in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — A wreck has a highway down to a single lane in Lackawanna County. According to PennDOT, Interstate 84 East, right before Tigue Street in Dunmore is down to one lane due to a crash. Officials have not said when they expect the road to reopen. Get the latest traffic information on our Traffic Tracker page.

  • mon sally food 12-12

    Christmas Food Distribution Helps Hundreds in Monroe County

    EAST STROUDSBURG — The Salvation Army in Monroe County held its annual Christmas food distribution on Thursday. Newswatch 16 found cars lined up outside the agency in East Stroudsburg waiting to get baskets filled with Christmas turkeys and all the trimmings. The food baskets helped hundreds of families receive their future holiday dinner.

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    Charges Filed Against Woman for Starving a Dog

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A neglected dog is staying with a foster family while its owner faces animal cruelty charges in Lackawanna County. Officials said the animal was taken to a shelter near Clarks Summit earlier in the week. Authorities accuse Marissa Stravinsky from Jermyn of starving a dog. Animal cruelty charges were filed Thursday against Stravinsky in Lackawanna County.

  • scr gifts 12-12

    Volunteers Wrap Gifts for Children in Need

    SCRANTON — Volunteers in Scranton made sure needy kids can rip open a gift this holiday season. Volunteers wrapped gifts Thursday at the Jewish Community Center on Jefferson Avenue . The program is called “Project Joy.” Once the gifts are wrapped, they are delivered to several social service agencies in Lackawanna County to be given to families in time for the holiday.

  • lacka threat 12-12

    Police Look Into Reports of Someone Making Threats with a Gun

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Police in Lackawanna County are investigating reports of someone making threats with a gun that brought out a big police presence. Viewer video showed about eight cruisers on Green Ridge Street in Scranton just before midnight on Thursday. Investigators said they got a call about someone making threats with a gun at the Wal-Mart in Taylor. The Taylor police chief said someone threatened a store security guard, saying he had a gun. According to officers, a car […]

  • child luring

    Troopers Investigating Case of Possible Child Luring

    DINGMAN TOWNSHIP — State police in Pike County are investigating a case of possible child luring. According to troopers,  a 12 year-old said a man in a van pulled up while she walked to the bus stop in the Sunrise Lake Development near Milford on Thursday. Officials said the man then asked her to get in saying he knew her mom. The girl refused and told school officials what happened in Pike County.

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    Man Locked Up After Firing 17 Shots Inside Home

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Police arrested a man after he shot up his house Wednesday night in Luzerne County. Butler Township Police said Roan Feliz, 25, was upset when the woman he was living with threatened to leave with two children. According to officers, Feliz started shooting, firing a total of 17 shots inside his home near Drums. One shot hit a neighbor’s house where two people were inside. Police said no one was hurt in Wednesday night’s shooting in Luzerne […]

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