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  • Crews Battling Fire in Ashland

    ASHLAND — Crews are battling a fire in Schuylkill County. The flames broke out at the home on Arch Street in Ashland around 7 a.m. on Friday. There is no word if anyone was inside at the time of the fire or what caused the fire in Schuylkill County. These pictures are from the Schuylkill County Firewire Facebook page.

  • Man Locked Up Accused of Robbery in Milton

    MILTON — A man is locked up for a robbery earlier this month in Northumberland County. Police say Austin Anderson was picked up Tuesday night on Academy Avenue in Milton. He was wanted in connection with a robbery at the Fuel On on North Street November 15. He is locked up in Columbia County prison.

  • Squirrel Caught on Camera Eating Bagel at Dunkin Donuts

    SCRANTON — We, humans, weren’t the only ones giving thanks for good food on Thanksgiving. Newswatch 16 found a squirrel munching away on a bagel Thursday afternoon in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Davis Street in Scranton. He declined to talk with us on camera.

  • Commissioners Take First Steps to Renovate Former Globe Store

    SCRANTON — A former department store is on its way to a new use in Lackawanna County. Lackawanna County Commissioners took the first step towards turning the former Globe Store on Wyoming Avenue to new county offices. The goal is to move all of the county offices under one roof. Commissioners selected bids for renovations on Wednesday worth about $13 million. It’s expected to cost about $16 million to turn that building that was also home to a company called […]

  • Bradford County Man Facing Child Porn Charges

    NEW ALBANY — A man from Bradford County is charged with uploading images of child porn to the internet. State police say Elijah Canfield of the New Albany area is accused of having and distributing the images using file sharing websites. He is locked up in Bradford County on $150,000 bail.

  • Thief with Knife Hits Turkey Hill in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A thief is on the run after a heist at a mini-mart in Wilkes-Barre. Officials confirm a man with a knife hit the Turkey Hill on East Main Street just before 1 a.m. on Thursday. Police say he got some cash and ran away from the mini-mart in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Attempted Robber Caught on Camera in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — An attempted hold up was caught on camera in Wilkes-Barre. Police say the thief demanded money by threatening two workers at a business on Blackman Street around 8:30 Wednesday night. Both workers refused to give the robber anything. He took off. If you know who he is, police in Wilkes-Barre want to hear from you.

  • Man Stabbed on Sidewalk in Wilkes-Barre; Suspect on the Run

    WILKES-BARRE — A stabbing in Wilkes-Barre has one man in the hospital and a suspect on the run. Surveillance video from Ali Baba’s Lounge on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre showed a vicious fight on the sidewalk early Thanksgiving morning. According to police, a 23-year-old man, who had just come out of a nearby pub, tried to stop the fight and got stabbed. “Once the police detail arrived on scene everyone involved in the altercation ran off and they noticed […]

  • Fire Damages Home in Avoca

    AVOCA — Investigators are still looking for what caused flames to scorch a home in Luzerne County. The fire on William Street in Avoca started around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. The heat was so intense it melted the siding on a home next door.

  • More Than a Dozen Displaced After Thanksgiving Fire in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — More than a dozen people need new places to stay after a Thanksgiving fire in Hazleton. The apartment building on North Wyoming Street started burning just after 12 a.m. on Thursday. Crews think flames sparked in a wall on the second floor and spread upward. Investigators are still looking for exactly what happened. Everyone is okay. Some businesses on the first floor were also damaged in Thursday morning’s fire in Hazleton.

  • Suspected Serial Robber Facing Additional Charges in Schuylkill County

    KLINE TOWNSHIP — A suspected serial robber faces more charges now in Schuylkill County Luzerne County. Raymond Bolling was charged with an attempted robbery at a Dollar General in Kline Township, Schuylkill County, on November 6. He also faces terroristic threats and other related charges. Bolling was hit with additional charges last Wednesday for hold-ups in Luzerne County.  

  • Man Charged with Raping 12-Year-Old Girl in Lycoming County

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police say a man raped a twelve-year-old girl in Lycoming County. Charles Jenkins, 46, admitted that he had sex with the child several times over the last few months. Investigators say he told the girl he would pay her to keep her quiet. Jenkins is locked up in Lycoming County.