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  • Vacant Home Catches Fire

    MOUNT CARBON — Fire officials in Schuylkill County don’t know what sparked an early morning fire at a vacant home. Crews arrived just after 3:00 a.m Tuesday at a home on Center Street in Mount Carbon near Pottsville. The fire chief tells us the house was vacant, and that the cause of the fire was undetermined. A fire marshal is expected at the scene later Tuesday in Schuylkill County.

  • Chopper Removed A Week After Crash

    NOXEN — The wreckage of a deadly helicopter crash in Wyoming County has been recovered. This is a picture of what is left of the chopper that went down near Noxen last Saturday night. It took crews hours to move the wreckage by aircraft and load it onto a trailer yesterday. The helicopter crashed near a wind farm, killing all five people on board. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the crash in Wyoming County.

  • Man Locked Up On Child Porn Charges

    ORWIGSBURG — A man from Schuylkill County is behind bars facing child porn charges. Tyler Kennedy of Orwigsburg was arrested last week by the Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit. He is charged with having and sharing pictures of child pornography on the internet. Kennedy remains locked up in Schuylkill County.

  • Turn Back Time in Lycoming County

    PLUNKETTS CREEK TOWNSHIP — They turned back time in Lycoming County today and fired up some antique machines. This is the 26th year for the Loyalsock Valley Antique Machinery Association show. It’s a big draw every year to the event north of Montoursville that features tractor pulls and a lumberjack competition. Folks say the reunion show is a way to appreciate the area’s heritage. “It’s where we all started from,” Said Greg Moyer of Proctor. “It’s how things developed around […]

  • Visiting A Local Landmark

    HONESDALE — People in Wayne County were invited to feel what it was like behind bars more than 150 years ago. Today the County historical society opened up the old stone jail in Honesdale. The jail, which was built in 1858, has no running water, and was the site of several executions. “There were 5 hangings here,” said Kelly Alogna. “The last one being roughly 126 years ago.¬† It was the James McCabe trial¬† he was accused of murdering somebody […]

  • Muddy Mess Raises Money

    LLEWELLYN — Some muddy fun was enjoyed on Sunday in Schuylkill County. Hundreds of ATV and dirt bike riders gathered outside Pottsville for the third annual ATV run to benefit the Llewellyn Good Intent Hose Company Number One. Riders from as far away as Missouri and Florida came to take part in the trail ride, which began at eight this morning. The recent rain added to the fun, as drivers slipped and sloshed through mud pits. Riders who took part […]

  • Festival Supports the Arts

    SCRANTON — Artists showed off their work Saturday in Scranton. It was part of the city’s Downtown Arts Festival. The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and Scranton M.A.D.E. organized the Arts on the Square festival. It allows local artists to display their work. Folks are very happy with how the event turned out. “It’s been a great crowd today and it’s been really well organized,” said artist Aubrey McClintock. “It’s really great to have so many people out here, […]

  • Welcoming Our Troops Home

    SCRANTON — It was a happy homecoming in Scranton Saturday as some of our troops returned home. Members of the Army National Guard flew into the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport around 12:30 p.m. before making their way to the Army Reserve Center on Olyphant Avenue in Scranton. A motorcade led the troops into the Electric City. These brave men and women have been serving in Kuwait for about a year. People we spoke with say it’s great to be return home. […]

  • Summer Blockbusters

    Summer blockbuster season is in full swing and Newswatch 16 discussed what movies are hot and which ones are not with film enthusiast Kyle Cicilioni.

  • Driver Killed in Early Morning Wreck

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — A crash early Saturday morning in Wayne County left a teenager dead. According to state police, the wreck happened shortly after 3 a.m. near the intersection of Long Ridge Road and Ridge Avenue in Palmyra Township, just north of Hawley. The Wayne County Coroner identifies the victim as Jacob Daniels, 17, of Hawley. Troopers say Daniels lost control of his car. It went up an embankment and rolled several times. Daniels died at the scene. The Forest […]

  • Person Hospitalized After Stabbing

    WILKES-BARRE — A stabbing in Wilkes-Barre Thursday night sent one person to the hospital. The stabbing happened around 9 p.m. on North Washington Street. The victim managed to walk several blocks toward a hospital. He made it as far as a nearby restaurant, and the owner says people there called for help. Police have not released the name of the victim or said what led to that stabbing in Wilkes-Barre.

  • RiverFest 2013 is Ready to “Row” Again

    WILKES-BARRE –Wyoming Valley RiverFest 2013 hits Luzerne County once again and Newswatch 16’s Amanda Kelley was there Friday to preview the annual event along the Susquehanna River. This year, RiverFest is set for June 21-23, 2013. Friday, June 21, 2013 – Wilkes-Barre River Common (6pm- 9pm) Join the opening ceremonies and live music on the River Common! Free Family Fishing on the Pier, Paint a Community Mural, Food Vendors and More! Live Musical Performances from Classic Rock Express and Don […]