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  • 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.

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    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 […]

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    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.

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    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 […]

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    Man Accused of Stealing from Walmart

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A man is in trouble with the law after a theft from a store in Carbon County. Police arrested Anthony Jacobacci (as seen on the right), 55, Jim Thorpe yesterday. Authorities say he stole more than $800 worth of stuff from Walmart near Lehighton last month. Police are still on the lookout for Justin Jacobacci, 30 Jim Thorpe and Jessalyn Rider Lehighton.

  • Video Vault: The Infamous Chase

    In this week’s Video Vault, Newswatch 16’s Kim Supon gets local reaction to the O.J. Simpson chase, which happened 19 years ago.

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    Crash Claims Life in Lackawanna County

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Authorities in Lackawanna County say a woman is dead after a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon. According to police, Susan L. Duncan, 58, of Scranton died in a crash along Country Club Road in South Abington Township. According to South Abington Township police, the woman’s vehicle drifted off of the road and struck a guide rail around 2:30 p.m. Duncan was the only person in the vehicle. An autopsy is scheduled to determine what caused her death […]

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    One Dead In Wreck

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — One man was killed in and  Route 11 was shut down in an afternoon accident in Snyder County on Saturday. According to troopers, Michael Weatherill, 42, of Danville lost control of his vehicle while he was traveling South on Route 11 in Monroe Township. Another vehicle was involved in the accident, but nobody was hurt. Troopers believe speed was a factor in the wreck. Officials tell us Weatherill was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced […]