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  • State AG Plans Appeal of Ruling that Dismissed Hazing Charges

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro plans to appeal a court ruling last month that dismissed certain charges in the 2017 hazing death of Penn State student Timothy Piazza. In March, a magisterial district judge dismissed all involuntary manslaughter charges, all hazing charges, and all recklessly endangering charges against 11 members of a fraternity. In February of 2017, Timothy Piazza,19, from New Jersey, took part in a hazing ritual at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house on […]

  • Carbon County Drowning Victim Identified

    PARRYVILLE, Pa. — Investigators have identified the body of a man found in a creek in Carbon County. State police say the remains are those of Kareem Walker, 32, from Jim Thorpe. The body was discovered in Pohopoco Creek in Parryville Sunday. Troopers say Walker had previously been reported missing to the Jim Thorpe Police Department. State police have not said how or when Walker died.

  • Man Hospitalized after Fall in Lackawanna County

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — A man was taken to the hospital in Lackawanna County after a fall at a construction business. It happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valvano Construction just off Main Street in Dickson City. Police have not released the man’s name and they’re not saying much about the fall. Officers in Lackawanna County tell us he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

  • Noreen Clark Educates Students

    CLARKS GREEN, Pa. — Newswatch 16 meteorologist Noreen Clark gave her last weather talk Wednesday morning to sixth graders at Our Lady of Peace in Clarks Green. Noreen talked about meteorology, the importance of college, and her experiences here at the news station over the years. Noreen is retiring this weekend after more than 35 years at WNEP.

  • Couple Accused of Stabbing Each Other

    HAZLETON, Pa. — A husband and wife are facing charges after police say they stabbed each other with kitchen knives during an argument. Jamel Chicon, 55, and Francis Chicon, 49, of Hazleton are charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and harassment. Hazleton police say they responded to the home along West Diamond Avenue around 5 p.m. Sunday. That’s where they say Jamel Chicon stabbed Francis Chicon, and in return, he threw a brick at her and stabbed her back. Both […]

  • Driver Wanted for Fleeing From Cops with Child in Car

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An arrest warrant is out in Wyoming County for a man accused of fleeing from police with a child in his car. State police say they tried to stop Joshua Crawford, 31, of Tunkhannock on Sunday but he took off. After a chase, Crawford got out of the vehicle and ran into the woods. Troopers say a 7-year-old girl in the car was not in a child safety seat. Crawford is wanted for fleeing, child endangerment. […]

  • Combating Opioid Crisis on the Front Lines

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The first “Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit” got underway Friday morning at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County. Wilkes University organized the event to bring members of the medical, legal, and law enforcement professions together to share methods in dealing opioid addiction and ideas on how to treat pain and substance abuse. “It’s important to polish our skills, keep up with the new evidence,” said pain management pharmacist Justin Troutman. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey served as […]

  • Man Wanted for Roomate Beating

    ASHLEY, Pa. — Police are looking for a man accused of beating a woman in Luzerne County. Al-Quadir Hubbard, 28, is charged with aggravated assault. Ashley police say he severely beat his 46-year-old roommate Wednesday morning. She is still in the hospital. Hubbard has a tattoo on his neck, the date “11-30-07.” If you see him, call Ashley police or 911.

  • Lycoming County Home Gutted by Fire

      PINE TOWNSHIP, Pa. —  Flames destroyed a home Thursday night in Lycoming County. Viewers sent pictures to Newswatch 16 of the blaze in Pine Township, west of Trout Run. There is no word if anyone was hurt, or how the fire started.  

  • Home Damaged by Fire in Nuangola

    NUANGOLA, Pa. — Fire damaged a home in Luzerne County Friday morning. It started before 9 a.m. in the house on Vandermark Avenue in Nuangola. Firefighters said one person was home at the time and was able to get out safely. The home has fire, smoke, and water damage inside. There is no word on the cause.

  • Rig Wrecks Block Interstate 84

    WAYNE COUNTY, Pa. — Ice is being blamed for this wreck on Interstate 84 involving five rigs. State police say three tractor-trailers collided and two others slid off the roadway around 3 a.m. in the westbound lanes between the Newfoundland exit (17) and Mount Cobb exit (8) near the Wayne/Pike County line. No one was hurt. The interstate was closed for several hours until that wreck could be cleared. The highway was reopened by about 8 a.m.

  • Icy Spots May Have Caused Crashes

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Some icy spots may have led to crashes Friday morning. Two crashes happened around 6:30 a.m. on the North Scranton Expressway. No one was hurt. Police called PennDOT to treat icy bridges in that area.