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  • Warmer Temps Mean Better Sap Flow for Farmers

    RICE TOWNSHIP — It has been a long, cold winter for some farmers in Luzerne County, but it is finally warming up. Normally every year, the maple syrup farmers start their process in February, but the long winter has delayed the season at Urbanski Farms near Nuangola. Because of the harsh winter, the sap they need to make maple syrup could not flow. Now that temperatures have started to warm up, the sap is flowing nicely and farmers are optimistic […]

  • Police: Man in Angry Birds Costume Attempts Child Abduction

    SCRANTON — Police are checking into a bizarre case of an attempted abduction in Lackawanna County. The alleged incident happened Friday evening outside Gerrity’s Grocery store at the Keyser Oak Shopping Center around 6:30 p.m. Police report that a man dressed as a character from the video game “Angry Birds” asked four children to get into his vehicle. The group ran off and told authorities. Anyone with information is asked to call Scranton police.

  • News at Your Desk – Friday 4/4

    Friday morning’s local news and weather.

  • Wounded Veteran Gets Key To New Home

    ELYSBURG — A wounded Marine from Northumberland County is now the proud owner of a new home that was given to his family free of charge. Now Corporal David Noblit, with his wife and his son, moved into the place they’ve needed for some time. This wasn’t the typical way a new homeowner gets the key to his or her new home but then again, Marine Corporal David Noblit is not your typical guy. His injuries speak volumes about how […]

  • PA Outdoor Life Wins Conservationist of the Year Award

    WILKES-BARRE —  Our Pennsylvania Outdoor Life team here at Channel 16 received the “Conservationist of the Year Award.” They were given the prize at the Luzerne Conservation District’s 50th anniversary banquet at Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre Saturday night. The award was established in memory of Stan Sowa who was once a co-host of Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. The event included dinner, auctions, and the awards presentation.

  • Police Move Forward With Arson Charges

    BERWICK — A third suspect is in custody for allegedly trying to burn down a home in Columbia County. David Heckman turned himself in to police in Berwick on Saturday in connection with an arson at a house on Arch Street in Berwick back in October. Officers also plan to arraign Kevin Danser for the arson. He is locked up in Luzerne County right now on unrelated charges. Tyler Arias was arrested earlier this week after admitting he played a […]

  • Wilkes University on Alert After Incident

    WILKES-BARRE — Students at a university in Wilkes-Barre are on alert after officials said someone was assaulted while walking on campus Saturday morning. According to a text message from Wilkes University, the female student was walking to Waller Hall just before 2 a.m. when someone grabbed her arm and dragged her into a building. The student was able to escape unhurt and university officials are asking anyone with information to call public safety at Wilkes.

  • Guilty Plea: Man Admits to Murder

    WILLIAMSPORT — According to Pennlive, 21-year-old Mirad Shabazz pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in connection with a shooting in Williamsport in January 2013. He told the judge he and Jason Gardner planned to meet Terell Littles on an alley off of Susquehanna Street to buy drugs and rob him. Shabazz says Gardner shot and killed Littles. Gardner is scheduled to go to trial later this year. In exchange for Shabazz’s plea, prosecutors in Lycoming County agreed to recommend a sentence […]

  • Bowling for Big Brothers Big Sisters

    WILKES-BARRE — Strikes, spares, and yes, even gutter balls are going to help kids in need of some big brothers and big sisters. For the 32nd year, Bowl for Kids’ Sake was held at Stanton Lanes in Wilkes-Barre. The annual bowl-a-thon helps raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Bowl for Kids’s Sake is the biggest fundraiser all year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge. Tanya Olaviany from Big Brothers Big Sisters said, “There are 270 […]

  • Scouts Collect For Food Drive

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Scouts were going door-to-door picking up food in Luzerne County on Saturday. The boy scouts and girl scouts went to their scout hall in Plains Township to sort through the food before delivering it to a food bank at Saint Peter and Paul church to help those in need. It’s all part of “Scouting for food,” which is taking place all over the country throughout the spring. The scouts expected to collect about 5,000 items.

  • Trout Season Underway in Schuylkill County

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — Saturday marked the first day of trout season in Schuylkill County. Newswatch 16 spoke to some anglers out on Whipperdam near Frackville. Some weren’t having the best of luck but say they have plenty of time to grab a catch. The trout season for the rest of our state begins on April 12th.

  • Copper Theft Under Investigation

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Police report 200 feet of copper wire is missing from a construction site in Luzerne County. Troopers say the wire was taken from the American Eagle site sometime between Thursday and Friday of this week. The total value of the stolen copper is about $1600. Anyone with info on the theft is asked to call state police.