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  • luz pet expo 10-18

    Pets, Owners Taking Over Kingston Armory for the Weekend

    WILKES-BARRE — There was a special event for pet owners and their furry friends in Luzerne County on Saturday. The Pet Expo took over the 109th Armory for the weekend. Half of the $3 admission fee was donated to the Luzerne County SPCA. Pets were welcome to stop by with their people to try some of the services offered, which included vaccines and microchipping. If you’re looking to add a pet to your family, there were some dogs there looking […]

  • lacka oktoberfest 10-18

    Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Park Restoration in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — Folks came out to have good time and raise money for a park in Lackawanna County. Saturday’s Oktoberfest was held to raise money to restore the basketball court at Saint Anthony’s Memorial Park in Dunmore. The fundraiser was dedicated to the memory of Donald Rinaldi who spent years taking care of the park in his spare time. Organizers said the town has really come together for the park. “He donated his time here for over 40 years. This […]

  • maty flynn guns 10-18

    State Representative Hosted Gun Safety Seminar in Scranton

    SCRANTON — State Representative Marty Flynn hosted a seminar on gun safety and the stand-your-ground law on Saturday at the Lackawanna College Police Academy in Scranton. The event taught people about the rights and responsibilities that go along with a permit to carry a concealed weapon. On Wednesday, Representative Flynn used his own weapon to defend himself and another representative when a teenager pulled a gun on them during an attempted robbery earlier this week in Harrisburg. Flynn said Saturday’s […]

  • lacka 380 crash 10-18

    Two Sent to Hospital after Crash in Lackawanna County

    ROARING BROOK TOWNSHIP — State police said the driver of the car lost control on Interstate 380 near Moscow just after 3 p.m. on Saturday. Troopers said no other vehicles were involved in the wreck in Roaring Brook Township. According to troopers, two people in the car were taken to the hospital, one person may have had broken leg. Police believe the wet roads contributed to Saturday afternoon’s wreck in Lackawanna County.


    Man Locked Up for Shooting in Schuylkill County

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a shooting in Schuylkill County. Police said Marc Galan, 26 is accused of shooting Jeremiah Ney, 19, in West Mahanoy Township near Shenandoah late Thursday night. Officials said Ney was found shot in the back along Route 54 after he crawled out the woods. There is no word on Ney’s condition after he was rushed to the hospital for the gun shot wound. According to court […]

  • HAZ CRASH 10-18

    Minivan Crashed into Home in Hazleton

    HAZLETON —  A minivan crashed into a home early Saturday morning in Hazleton. Police said a mini van smashed into a house on Church Street around 6 a.m. taking out the home’s awning and gas meter along the way. According to officials, UGI was called but no gas leaks were found. Officers said the van also hit a fire hydrant on 20th street. There’s no word on whether or not anyone was hurt in the crash in Luzerne County. Police […]

  • schuyl shooting 10-17

    Man Shot, Crawled out of Woods in Schuylkill County

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A man crawled out of the woods with gun shot wound to his lower back in Schuylkill County. Authorities said the man was found shot in the back along Route 54 near Shenandoah just before 11p.m. Thursday in Mahanoy Township. Police said Jeremiah Ney, 18, of the William Penn section of West Mahanoy Township crawled out of the woods and was rushed to the hospital for surgery. Police said the suspect, Marc Galan, 26, also of […]

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    Dollar Store Broken into Overnight in Schuylkill County

    HEGINS TOWNSHIP — Authorities are looking for whoever broke into a dollar store in Schuylkill County and caused a mess. Police said someone smashed the front door of Family Dollar near Hegins around 11:30 p.m. on Monday. Officers say they don’t think anything was stolen but a monitor behind a counter was smashed during the break in in Schuylkill County.

  • luz child endangerment 10-14

    Two Women Charged with Endangering 2-Year-Old Girl

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Police say two women were caught in a traffic stop with drugs and a 2-year-old girl in the car in Luzerne County. Officers say Rebecca Kammerer, 27, of Pittston and Samantha Rodriguez, 19, from Georgia, were pulled over around 7 p.m. Monday on Route 315 in Pittston Township. According to authorities, they found marijuana, pills, and heroin in the car near the child. Police charged Kammerer with endangering the welfare of a child in Luzerne County.

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    Traffic Slowed During Crash Cleanup in Columbia County

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — A driver crashed and lost control of his or her SUV along Route 11 in Columbia County. Police say the SUV was heading south on Route 11 around 7:20 a.m. Monday when the driver lost control, crossed both lanes of traffic, hit three vehicles in used car parking lot, and flipped. According to officials, the driver was taken to the hospital for a serious injury, but the driver was talking to paramedics. Police believe a medical […]

  • luz challenger game 10-13

    Children Played Special Game of Baseball in Pittston

    PITTSTON — It was a great day to play ball in Pittston on Sunday. The Wyoming Valley Challenger Baseball Team took over the Pittston Township Little League Field with the help from some of our own. WNEP-TV’s Sharla McBride, Jim Coles and Jackie De Tore came out to take a few swings and run the bases with the kids. The Wyoming Valley Challenger Baseball Team is made up of about 20 special needs children ranging in ages from 5 to […]

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    Traffic Moving Smoothly after Late Night Crash on I-81

    SCRANTON — Traffic is moving smoothly again after a late night crash on Interstate 81 in Scranton. Authorities say a car and a tractor trailer collided just after 11p.m. Sunday night on I-81 south just north of the Main Avenue Exit. According to officials, one person was taken to the hospital, but Newswatch 16 has not heard how the victim is doing. Traffic was tied up for about two hours while crews cleaned up the wreck in Lackawanna County.


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