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    Elderly Couple Killed After Crash in Schuylkill County

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP – An elderly couple from Pottsville is dead after a crash in Schuylkill County Friday night. State Police said the husband and wife’s car wrecked when it hit a guiderail around 5 p.m.  along Route 183 and Blue Mountain Road in Wayne Township. Officials identity the victims as a Edwardine Hahn, 77,  who died at the scene and George Hahn, 81,  who passed away shortly after the crash at a hospital in Reading.

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    Happy 80th Birthday, Jack Ruland!

    We want to take a moment to wish a former member of Newswatch 16 a very happy 80th birthday. Jack Ruland was the station’s pilot back in 1979 and operated Skycam 16 until 1999 when he retired. During that time, Jack estimates that he flew over 8,500 hours for WNEP.  Prior to his career at Newswatch 16, he had a successful aviation career with the Navy. Newswatch 16 wishes him all the best today and hopes he enjoys many, many […]

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    Patches, the School Crossing Guard Dog, Gets New Job after being ‘Fired’

    JERSEY SHORE — Patches, a school crossing guard dog, that got  fired from his old job has a new gig in Lycoming County. The five-year-old Maltese poodle mix has been hired as a security guard dog and Good Will Ambassador at Country Beary Shack in Jersey Shore. The new job includes a new uniform. Patches will greet customers outside the store from 2 until 4 p.m. Last month, the Jersey Shore school district said patches could no longer “work” with […]

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    Police Search For Robber in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE – Police  are searching for the person who robbed a gas station in Wilkes-Barre. It happened just before 4:30 p.m. Monday at the PSC Gas Station on South Main Street. The suspect allegedly showed a knife during the robbery. Wilkes-Barre police have not released how much money the suspect got away with. There were no reports of any injuries. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Duffy at 570-208-4118.


    Talkback 16: Teacher Strike

    Some folks in Central Pennsylvania are feeling left out but we start tonight’s Talkback 16 with calls about the Scranton teacher’s strike.

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    Two State Troopers Injured After Crash

    EATON TOWNSHIP –Two state troopers were injured after a crash Friday evening in Wyoming County. It happened on Route 29 in Eaton Township just south of Tunkhannock around 5:15 p.m. State police said one pickup truck was involved in the crash that injured the troopers and another pickup crashed a short time later. People in those vehicles were also taken to the hospital for injuries. State police have not released any other information. The investigation into the crash continues in […]

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    Deadly Fire Under Investigation in Susquehanna County

    APOLACON TOWNSHIP — A man is dead after a fire in Susquehanna County. Fire crews were called to the scene just before 5 a.m. Thursday. Flames broke out at a home on Lake Of Meadows Road in Apolacon Township. A man’s body was found inside. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning. The man’s identity is not being released until DNA tests are completed. The cause of the deadly fire in Susquehanna County remains under investigation.  

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    Penn State Fraternity Suspended After Hazing Investigation

    A Penn State University fraternity has been closed for at least the next two years. Pi Kappa Phi was under investigation for violating rules about hazing and alcohol use among other things. National fraternity leaders announced the decision to close the fraternity Thursday. This is not the same Penn State fraternity being investigated because members allegedly posted pictures of unconscious, semi-nude young women online. A task force to examine Greek life at Penn State was supposed to be in place […]


    Puppy Stolen From Pet Shop in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE – Wilkes-Barre police need your help finding the woman who stole a puppy from a pet shop Thursday afternoon. It happened just after 3:30 at Tropic Pet Center in the South Main Plaza. Police said a woman wearing a brown jacket, between 30 and 40 years old with a birth mark on her right cheek, came into the shop and stole a brown female poodle puppy worth $1,000 and took off. Anyone with any information is asked to contact […]

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    Firefighters Battle Inferno in Wayne County

    DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP – Firefighters battled massive flames at a home in Wayne County on New Year’s Day. The inferno broke out at the house on Chicopee Road in Damascus Township just after 9 p.m. Crews on the scene said no one was hurt but two dogs died in the fire. Authorities said the people who lived there were not home at the time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Alleged Kidnapping Ends with Crash on Turnpike

    A man is in custody after a high-speed chase through Luzerne County. State police on the scene said the man kidnapped a woman and two young children by knife-point in Edwardsville and then got in a vehicle. The high-speed chase ended after the vehicle crashed in Carbon County right before the Mahoning Valley exit in Penn Forest Township. A state police cruiser has front end damage after police tried to stop the driver on the Turnpike. Officials say the woman […]

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    State Police Investigate Bank Robbery in the Poconos

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — State Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened in the Poconos Friday afternoon. It happened just before 5 p.m. at ESSA Bank and Trust on Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township, near Broadheadsville. Investigators said a man ordered everyone inside the bank to get on the ground at gunpoint, and then demanded cash from a teller. State Police said no one was hurt in the holdup. Anyone with information is asked to call Fern Ridge State Police […]


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