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  • Roads Closed by Flooding

    COLUMBIA COUNTY — SR 4041 (Rohrsburg Road) is closed between Route 487 and Sportsman Club road In Orange Township due to flooding.   LUZERNE COUNTY — Coxton Road is closed in both directions between Main Street, Duryea and the Lackawanna County line due to flooding.   York Avenue in Duryea was closed due to flooding. It has since reopened.   WYOMING COUNTY — Route 92 in Nicholson is closed due to flooding. Route 92 is closed in both directions between SR […]

  • Ice Jams Cleared at Knoebels

    KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT -- An ice jam caused a backup in a creek at Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg.

  • Parts of Schuylkill Haven Under Boil Advisory

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — A section of Schuylkill Haven is under a boil advisory. The advisory for customers of Schuylkill Haven Water was issued Monday night. All customers affected received an automated phone call. The affected areas are: The avenues from Avenue A to Avenue E from Main Street to the dead ends. Also, the areas South of Market Street east of St. John Street towards the Adamsdale Roads to Memorial Drive. All affected customers will be notified by an automatic […]

  • Wreck Slows Traffic on I-81 in Luzerne County

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A crash involving several vehicles had traffic slowed on a stretch of Interstate 81 in Luzerne County. The wreck happened after 10 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 81 south near the Wilkes-Barre exit (175). Several vehicles were involved. Images from PennDOT’s traffic camera indicated that the crash scene was cleared after 11 a.m. and traffic was back to normal. There is no word on injuries or what led to the wreck. Check real-time traffic with WNEP Traffic Tracker.

  • State Congressional District Map Ruled Unconstitutional by PA Supreme Court

    HARRISBURG  — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the current Congressional redistricting map is unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the state primary election in May. The 4-3 ruling was issued Monday in response to a lawsuit. The court ruling says the state General Assembly must submit a new plan for congressional districts that satisfies the requirements of the state constitution to the governor before February 9, and if the governor accepts the plan, it must go to the […]

  • Guilty Plea in the Death of Susquehanna County Baby

    MONTROSE — A man charged in the death of a baby in Susquehanna County has pleaded guilty. Andrew Lesser of Montrose pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and child endangerment last week. Lesser had been charged with homicide for the death of a 7-month-old boy. According to court papers, Lesser put his hand over the mouth of Mavrick Starke when the baby would not stop crying back in 2013. Initially, investigators didn’t know what caused the death, but Lesser was charged three […]

  • Memorial Service Set for Fallen U.S. Marshal

    HERSHEY — Memorial arrangements have been made for a U.S. Marshal from Northumberland County killed in the line of duty in Harrisburg while serving an arrest warrant in the city last week. Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill is survived by his wife and two children. A public memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey. Instead of flowers, donations can be made in Christopher Hill’s name to: The Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors, […]

  • Heading to March for Life in Washington

    SCRANTON — Dozens of people from our area are in the nation’s capital taking part in the March for Life rally. About 40 people boarded a bus before dawn in Scranton to head to Washington D.C. The march starts on the National Mall and ends at the Supreme court. The activists say they hope to increase awareness about the issue of abortion and meet with lawmakers. “If we meet people that oppose us, we would, hopefully, talk with them about […]

  • Weather Delays Flights into WB/Scranton International Airport

    WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — Some nasty winter weather has grounded several flights to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Three flights from Charlotte, North Carolina were canceled thanks to a winter storm that blanketed much of the state. Airport officials tell Newswatch 16 there is a flight coming in late Thursday which should have many people from our area glad to be back home. You can check the WNEP Flight Tracker for the latest information on your flight.

  • Man Charged with Child Rape in Lackawanna County

    TAYLOR — Police arrested a man Thursday wanted on child sex charges in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties Gary Cooper of Olyphant was led out of the Taylor Police Department Thursday afternoon. Cooper is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls over several years. He was charged with child rape and indecent assault and is locked up in the Lackawanna County Prison.

  • Icy Conditions Send Van Over Embankment after Crash

    JESSUP — A van went on a wild ride after a crash in Lackawanna County. State police said icy conditions may have contributed to crashes on the Casey Highway (Route 6) in Jessup before 9 a.m. Thursday. Troopers said a van and SUV were involved in two separate wrecks in the westbound lanes near the Jessup exit (exit 3) and the van ended up going down a 200-foot embankment. No one was hurt. The highway was closed as crews cleared […]

  • Police Track Robbery Suspects in Snow after Violent Assault

    WILLIAMSPORT — Two suspects in an assault and robbery are in custody after police in Williamsport tracked them through the snow. Authorities said Rashawn Logan and Marcquel Olsen assaulted a man in his home on Wyoming Street in Williamsport around 1 a.m. Wednesday after asking to use his phone. When the victim yelled for his roommate, Logan and Olsen took off. Officers followed their footprints in the snow to Logan’s residence where both men were taken into custody. They both […]