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  • scr shiver run 2-14-15

    Runners ‘Shivered by the River’ in Scranton

    SCRANTON — If a polar plunge wasn’t enough winter fun, there was a chilly run in Scranton on Saturday. More than 100 runners braved the cold for “Shiver by the River.” This was the final race of the three part series along the Scranton Heritage Trail. Runners could choose among a 10k, 5k, or a two mile walk. Folks there said the weather could have been a lot worse. “It’s not as bad as it could be, the wind stayed […]

  • SCHUYL AX 2-14-15

    Icy Roads Caused Crash in Schuylkill County

    MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — Troopers say icy roads led to a tractor-trailer* crash in Schuylkill County early Saturday morning. According to state police, the driver was going north on Interstate 81 near Mahanoy City when the rig hit a patch of ice and flipped over just before 1 a.m. State police say that the driver from Miami, Florida was wearing a seat belt and wasn’t hurt. But, troopers plan to fine the driver for a lane violation The northbound lanes of […]

  • scr rob 2-14-15

    Armed Robbery in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Police are looking for the man they say held up a gas station in Scranton Friday night. According to officers, a masked man went into the E-Fuel on Pittston Avenue just before 8 p.m. and showed a gun. Police say the robber got away with some cash and took off on foot. Anyone with information on the armed robbery is asked to call Scranton Police.

  • Community Related Winter Weather Announcements

    Community-Related Weather Announcements

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

  • luz overnight wx 2-13

    Bitter Cold Temperatures in Luzerne County

    PITTSTON — It was another bitterly cold morning in Luzerne County. There was a blustery scene everywhere including Main Street in Pittston. Newswatch 16 found chimneys pumping out smoke and steam while frigid gusts whipped flags around. It was only four degrees along Main Street early Friday morning. The steep dip in temperature is delaying school for many and it’s going to get even colder during the weekend.

  • mon cameras 2-9

    Man Charged Again for Hidden Cameras

    LAKE HARMONY — State police in the Poconos said a man convicted of secretly videotaping victims did it again while awaiting sentencing. According to troopers, Kenneth Schiff from New Jersey recorded people, including juveniles, at a rental cabin along Lake Harmony early last year. Schiff has since begun serving a two-year sentence in Monroe County for placing cameras in shower stalls at Otter Lake Campground near East Stroudsburg in 2012.

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    Video Vault: RadioShack Introduces Tandy Computer

    With RadioShack filing for bankruptcy and several stores in our area closing, it may be tough to remember the times when the business was booming. In our Video Vault, Jane Adonizio reports when the Tandy Computer from RadioShack was introduced into homes everywhere in 1990.

  • lacka tax sale again 2-3-15

    Lackawanna County Judge Overturns Tax Sale

    SCRANTON — A judge ruled on Tuesday for a Scranton man who sued the city to get his home back. Newswatch 16 first told you about Bill McAndrew last year. McAndrew said city officials never told him his rental home along Delaware Street in Green Ridge was up for sheriff sale. The judge said the City of Scranton didn’t properly notify McAndrew.

  • MON FIRE 2-2-15

    Crews Battle Blaze in Monroe County

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — Fire crews are battling a house fire in Monroe County. Flames burned through a home along Overbrook Lane in Pocono Pines, near Tobyhanna. According to crews, no one was home when the fire broke out. Firefighters said strong, whipping winds are making it tough to fight the fire in Monroe County.


    Talkback 16: Super Bowl, Punxsutawney Phil, Malnourished Puppy

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include Super Bowl XLIX, Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction, and the malnourished puppy abandoned on the side of the road.


    Benefit Dinner for Wounded Warrior Project

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — Folks in Schuylkill County braved the snow and cold to help those who were hurt defending our country. J. E. M. Hair Designs held a spaghetti dinner Saturday night at the Hometown Volunteer Fire Company near Tamaqua to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The non-profit organization provides help to injured service members and their families. The owner of J. E. M. Hair Designs has a brother who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • wb hottles 1-24-15

    New Life for Wilkes-Barre Restaurant

    WILKES-BARRE — A restaurant that was closed for about four years now has a new life in Wilkes-Barre. The new owners of Hottle’s Restaurant on South Main Street held a soft opening on Saturday. Hottle’s was open for more than 70 years when it closed back in 2010. The restaurant was known for its seafood. The new owners refurbished the restaurant and preserved some of the artwork inside the bar area.


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