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  • luz auction 7-12-15

    Another Auction in the Books

    DALLAS — Sold! The annual auction for a library in Luzerne County is once again in the books. Newswatch 16’s Jon Meyer and Renie Workman were part of the Back Mountain Library Auction in Dallas again this year. All sorts of vintage items, as well as odds and ends, were on the auction block for the last four days. There is no word how much money the auction raised. It was the 69th year for the fundraiser for the library […]

  • Courtesy: Newswatcher Paul Garrett

    UPDATE: Deadly Crash in Lycoming County

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — One man is dead after his car smashed into a tree in Lycoming County. State police say Steven Shutts, 34 of Jersey Shore, died when his car went off the road and hit a tree on Shadle Road near Jersey Shore. According to troopers, Shutts was thrown from the car and died at the scene. TheĀ  deadly wreck happened around 7 p.m. on Sunday in Lycoming County. Newswatcher Paul Garrett provided the photos for this story.

  • Bike Safety in Susquehanna County

    NEW MILFORD — Southwestern Energy and PennDOT teamed up to give out free bike helmets in New Milford. About 300 helmets were handed out along with bike safety information. The bike helmet giveaway was part of the midsummer fair in Susquehanna County.

  • Dozens Ride for Fallen Soldiers

    HALLSTEAD — Dozens of bikers came out to support fallen soldiers in Susquehanna County. The 8th Annual Fallen Soldiers Ride started at the American Legion Post in Hallstead. The ride honors six soldiers killed in action in Iraq back in 2005. It covers more than 80 miles. Organizers say the community comes together when it comes to remembering those who died fighting for our country. “Especially when you’re honoring soldiers, it’s not hard to get people to come together,” said […]

  • Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Wraps Up in Columbia County

    BLOOMSBURG — Folks spent the weekend getting down and dirty in Columbia County. Four wheel drives, Jeeps and monster trucks were just some of the vehicles that packed the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds for the Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals. More than 3,000 cars and trucks were expected for the jamboree. It was the 28th year for the event in Columbia County.

  • mon crash 7-12-15

    SUV Crashes into Stroudsburg Bar

    STROUDSBURG — Newswatch 16 found folks cleaning up after a vehicle crashed into a building in Stroudsburg. The SUV slammed into Gallo’s Bar on Main Street around 1 Sunday afternoon. Gallo’s wasn’t open when the wreck happened in Monroe County. According to officers, the two vehicles collided and that’s when the SUV jumped the curb and hit the building. The driver of the SUVĀ  was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after the crash in Stroudsburg.

  • mon assault 7-12-15

    Man Facing Kidnapping, Assault Charges in Monroe County

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — A man held police at bay for a few hours early Sunday morning in Monroe County. Officers say they were called to a home in the Laurel Lake Development near Bartonsville for a domestic disturbance. A woman told officers she was assaulted by John Daley, 39. When police tried to get Daley to come out, he refused. Officers arrested Daley around 6:30 in the morning. He’s facing kidnapping, assault and other charges in Monroe County.

  • brad rape 7-11-15

    Man Locked Up for Sexually Abusing Girl for Years

    A man is locked up accused of sexually abusing a girl from the time she was eight until 15-years-old in Bradford County. Officials say Ricky Carter, of Hughesville, is charged with rape and corruption of minors. Carter is about 20 years older than the victim and according to court papers, he denies assaulting the girl. He is behind bars in Bradford County.

  • Hockey Fights Cancer Benefit in Luzerne County

    NANTICOKE — It’s only July, but that didn’t stop hockey players Saturday afternoon in Luzerne County. Sticks were swinging at the Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Benefit at Quality Hill Park in Nanticoke. There were hockey games of course, but there were also basket raffles, a dunk tank and a bounce house. It was all to raise money for cancer patients at the Medical Oncology Associates in Kingston. The organizer started it in honor of his mother who died from the […]

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    Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Babysitter

    BERWICK — A school staff member is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student in Columbia County. According to police in Berwick, Alan Price was a counselor and coach at Columbia County Christian School where the victim was a student. Police say Price would sexually assault the 16-year-old when she would babysit his children. Price is scheduled to be in court again later this month in Columbia County.

  • Memorial Run Raises Funds to Support Track, Cross Country Programs

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP — Runners and walkers took off at the Wayne County Fairgrounds Saturday morning for the 30th Annual Dr. William Perkins Memorial Run. Folks could run the 5K or a 10K along Dyberry Creek and back to the finish line at the fairgrounds. Dr. Perkins was a well known family doctor in the area and his family was on hand for the race. “He always wanted to do things. Didn’t matter if you lived in the country or the […]

  • Challenger Baseball Team Hits the Diamond

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — It was a great day for baseball Saturday as a challenger baseball team hit the diamond in Luzerne County. Sharla McBride helped the players swing and run the bases in the Wyoming Valley Challenger Little League game near Pittston Saturday afternoon. The challenger league gives kids with disabilities, who may never play little league, a chance to play ball. “It boosts their morale, gives them understanding of teamwork and friendship,” said David Howell of the Wyoming Valley […]

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