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    Dog, Snake Rescued from Fire

    WEST PITTSTON — A dog and a snake were rescued from a burning apartment house in Luzerne County Sunday night. The fire started around 8:30 p.m. at an apartment house on Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston. Fire officials say the family that lives on the second floor was not home. One person in the first floor apartment made it out OK. A dog and a snake were also taken out of that first floor apartment. A state police fire marshal […]

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    Sharla Gets Married!

    Sunday was a big day for Newswatch 16′s Sharla McBride. She got married! The outdoor ceremony took place at the Montdale Country Club in Lackawanna County. Sharla will be back on the air after her honeymoon.

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    Fire Destroys Home in Susquehanna County

    LATHROP TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a home in Susquehanna County Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to the place in Lathrop Township around 4 p.m. The home is along State Route 2002, about a mile outside Hop Bottom. Pictures and video sent to Newswatch 16 showed intense flames and smoke coming from the home. The Hope Bottom fire chief says heat from the fire caused propane tanks on the back porch to explode. Crews say the woman who lived in the […]

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    Deadly Crash on Route 54 Near Elysburg

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — A crash near Elysburg in Northumberland County Sunday afternoon left an elderly woman dead. Ralpho Township Police say Stella Adams, 80, of Danville, died at the hospital following the crash at the intersection of Route 54 and Airport Road. According to police, it was around 4:45 p.m. when Adams pulled out onto Route 54 and turned into the path of a vehicle driven by Donald Whalen, 63, of Kulpmont. Whalen was taken to Geisinger Medical Center near […]

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    Body of Missing Teen Found in Luzerne County

    GLEN LYON — The body of a teenager reported missing in Luzerne County was found Sunday. Newport Township Police confirm that the body of Zachary Patrician was found in Glen Lyon. His pickup truck was also found. Police would not comment further. On Saturday, Newport Township Police asked for help in finding Patrician. They said the 17 year old had been missing for about a week.


    Another Truck Stuck Under a Bridge

    SCRANTON — A truck got stuck under a railroad bridge in Scranton Sunday afternoon. Police say the truck from Hazzouri Brothers got stuck around 1 p.m. as it tried to pass under the railroad bridge that goes over Luzerne Street in the area of Meridian Avenue. The truck was empty and no one was hurt, but the top of the truck was peeled off. Officials from Canadian Pacific checked out the bridge. They did not believe the incident would affect […]

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    UPDATE: Interstate 80 Closed Near Mifflinville

    UPDATE: Westbound lanes on Interstate 80 near the Mifflinville exit re-opened Tuesday around 2:30 a.m. COLUMBIA COUNTY — A crash involving a tractor-trailer closed part of Interstate 80 in Columbia County Monday evening. According to state police, the westbound lanes are closed at Exit 242, the Mainville/Mifflinville exit. PennDOT expects the closure to last into early Tuesday morning. Troopers said the wreck happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday. They said at least one tractor-trailer was involved. There was no word on […]

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    1992 – Little League Bans the Dum Dum Man

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — For several years, a man from Pottstown went to the Little League World Series and passed out lollipops to the crowd. They called him the “Dum Dum Man.” Then, Little League told him to stop. Newswatch 16′s Craig Jahelka has this Video Vault story from 1992.

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    Reports: Luzerne County Controller to Resign

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Luzerne County Controller Walter Griffith is expected to resign Wednesday, according to published reports. News of Griffith’s plans to resign was reported by the Times Leader and the Citizen’s Voice newspapers. Griffith is expected to submit his resignation on Tuesday. It would take effect on Wednesday. According to published reports, Griffith is also expected to drop his bid for reelection. Griffith currently faces wiretapping charges filed by the state Attorney General’s Office. Prosecutors accuse Griffith of illegally […]

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    Marshals: Murder Suspect Arrested in Carbon County

    BEAVER MEADOWS — A murder suspect from Montgomery County was arrested Monday afternoon in Carbon County, according to U.S. Marshals. The Marshals say Andre Collier, 26, was arrested along Coxeville Road in Beaver Meadows. Collier is wanted on charges including First-Degree Murder for a shooting death that happened in May outside Pottstown. Earlier in the afternoon, authorities believed that Collier was inside an apartment on Alter Street in Hazleton. Officers blocked off the street for a time until they were […]


    Fire Damages Garage in Northumberland County

    ELYSBURG — Fire damaged a garage and closed part of Route 54 in the Elysburg area of Northumberland County Sunday afternoon. Route 54 is also North Market Street in Elysburg. Emergency dispatchers say a garage on that part of the road caught fire. A Newswatch 16 crew on the scene said the fire happened in a garage behind Vic’s Transmission. The owner of Vic’s says the garage used to be a glass company and is not associated with his business. […]


    Missing Carbon County Man Found Safe in Arizona

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A man from Carbon County who went missing one week ago has been found safe in Arizona. Mahoning Township Police confirm that Jesse Green, 52, was located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Green, known as “Sven” to his friends, disappeared on Sunday, July 21. He was last seen leaving a pub near Jim Thorpe that evening. Police were able to track Green’s cell phone to Ohio and then to Utah. Again, Jesse Green has now been found safe in […]