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    Man Charged with Attempted Homicide after Shooting in Clinton County

    BEECH CREEK — Troopers have charged a man with attempted homicide after a shooting in Clinton County. State police say Harry Hernandez, 26,  shot a 43-year-old man from Loganton. It happened just after 1 Saturday morning at a bar called the Linger In Tavern in Beech Creek near Lock Haven. According to officers, the victim was flown to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. Troopers say Hernandez fired at the man and left the scene. He faces attempted homicide charges in […]

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    93-Year-Old Woman Embroiders Winning Quilt

    HARFORD TOWNSHIP — Newswatch 16 stopped at the Harford Fair in Susquehanna County Wednesday night and found an amazing woman and her amazing first-place quilt. Anna Salmon, from Moosic, turns 93 in September. It took her six months to make the ribbon-winning quilt. Meg Swantek, also of Moosic, helped her do it. “It was sheer determination. We couldn’t just leave it unfinished, so together I would make many trips back and forth to her house and she would use a magnifying glass […]


    Shooting in Pike County Now a Homicide

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — A man shot in a bar early Tuesday morning in Pike County has died. Authorities say Kristopher Hanscom, 23, died in a hospital Wednesday morning. His death is now a homicide. State police believe a man from Milford, Jared Masker, shot Hanscom. He faces attempted murder and other charges in the Poconos.

  • Body of New York Swimmer Found in Delaware River

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — The body of a swimmer was found in the Delaware River Wednesday afternoon. The 26-year-old from New York went under Tuesday while in the water with a friend. That friend also got caught in the current, but he was rescued by nearby boaters. Dive teams called off the search at dusk Tuesday night, and resumed again Wednesday morning. Authorities in Monroe County say neither man was wearing a life jacket.

  • Stolen Credit Card used in Lackawanna County

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Police say a man, who broke into a business last month in Delaware, stole a credit card and used it in Scranton and Taylor. Surveillance pictures show the man using that card in Rehoboth Beach. Officers believe he also made purchases on that credit card at Dollar General in Scranton and Walmart in Taylor.

  • Allegations of Abuse at Nursing Home Unfounded

    WATSONTOWN — According to police and the district attorney’s office, an alleged assault at a nursing home in Northumberland County is unfounded. Earlier this week, Newswatch 16 told you about accusations of abuse between a worker at Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation and a 76-year-old resident. Authorities now say the allegations, made by a family member of the patient, were not accurate and therefore, no charges will be filed.

  • Talkback 16: Mall at Steamtown, LLWS, Water Main Break, and a Missing Reporter?

    Topics in this Talkback 16 include a new business moving into the Mall at Steamtown, a water main break, the Little League World Series, and one caller is missing one of our reporters.

  • Guns Stolen from Northumberland County Home

    MILTON — Several guns were stolen from a home in Northumberland County. Officials say it happened late last month along Reid Alley in Milton. The guy who lives at the home tells Newswatch 16 that six guns were in a safe along with at least $4,000. He thinks more than one person was involved in the burglary because the safe is very heavy and would have taken more than one person to steal it.

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    Man Flees from Police, Hits Trooper’s Cruiser

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — A man wanted by state police is behind bars after he ended up striking a trooper’s cruiser while trying to run from police in Lycoming County. Troopers say Cody Dyer, 32 of Allenwood, struck the cruiser Tuesday night near Elimsport. He was taken into custody shortly after. Dyer is locked up on previous charges and police say he will face more charges for this incident.

  • Annual Kielbasa Festival in Luzerne County

    PLYMOUTH — Luzerne County is the place to be this weekend if you love kielbasa. The 12th Annual Kielbasa Fest kicked off Friday in Plymouth. Vendors offered their own unique style of the sausage. There was even contest to find out who’s the best, judged by Newswatch 16’s very own Jon Meyer. There is no word who came out on top, at the festival that wraps up today in luzerne county.

  • Photo Session Benefits Marley’s Mission

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — There were some special guests at a race track Saturday night in Luzerne County. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Downs at Mohegan Sun at Pocono near Wilkes-Barre, and the famous Budweiser Clydesdales stopped by to help celebrate. The full 10 horse team posed for pictures with fans for a donation. The money raised benefits Marley’s Mission, a group that provides horse therapy for children that experienced trauma. “Marley’s Mission does equine assistance psycho therapy for children […]

  • Celebration of Pride in Pittston

    PITTSTON — A new location for a celebration of pride in Luzerne County, but with the same strong message about acceptance and love. Newswatch 16 stopped by Pridefest in Pittston. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance holds the event every year, but they recently moved from Wilkes-Barre to Pittston. It’s all because Pittston has a law on the books protecting lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders from discrimination. PrideFest featured lots of music and folks say they like being part of an […]


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