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  • LUZ CHASE 1-1-15

    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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    Laceyville Borough Leaders Meet To Discuss Their Troubled Police Department

    In Wyoming County, borough leaders in one community met Friday night to talk about their troubled police department. Laceyville is a borough of about 400 people. Newswatch 16 told you earlier this week about police chief, Scott Perry, who is accused of driving under the influence while on duty. He is currently the only member of the borough police department. Despite that, borough leaders met Friday night and decided not to take any action. “The police department is still functional, […]

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    Fundraiser Held to Help Family of Man Killed in Fire

    FREELAND –A fundraiser was held in Luzerne County Friday to benefit the family of a man killed in a fire. People turned out in Freeland to support the Cherasaro family. Mark Cherasaro was killed in a fire Thursday on Vine Street in the borough. Before his death, he worked as the chef at Jeddo Stars where family and friends gathered Friday night. “All the proceeds will will go to help pay for the funeral and that, so, my son was […]

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    Truck Slams Into Cafe Rinaldi, Closed Until Further Notice

    OLD FORGE — A popular restaurant in Old Forge is closed until further notice after a truck slammed into the building. Cafe Rinaldi is one of the landmark Italian restaurants along South Main Street in the borough. Police said a truck driver plowed into two parked cars outside Cafe Rinaldi and then into the building itself. The truck came through the wall around 8 p.m. Tuesday. “I looked outside and I see this truck come flying down the street, hits […]

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    Father, Son Fight Ends in Wayne County

    CHERRY RIDGE TOWNSHIP — State police now tell us what was first reported as a standoff in Wayne County Monday night was actually a fight between a father and son. According to troopers, it began after 3:30 p.m. Monday at a home in Cherry Ridge Township, near Honesdale. Brian Wayne got involved in an argument with his son Ryan. Troopers said the father was upset because he thought his son was going to sell his guns to buy marijuana. The […]

  • SCR PED HIT 12-1-14

    Person Hit By Car in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A man was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car in Scranton. Police said the crash happened just before 5:30 Monday evening. Main Avenue was closed in the area of the wreck while investigators do crash reconstruction. Authorities have not released the name or condition of the victim. The investigation into the pedestrian crash in Scranton continues.


    UPDATE: State Police Release Photos of Bank Robbery Suspect

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — State police released surveillance pictures Saturday of the man they say robbed a bank in Northumberland County Friday night. Investigators said it happened just before 5 p.m. at the Muncy Bank and Trust in Dewart, Delaware Township. State troopers said a man showed a weapon to a bank teller and demanded cash. The suspect then got away in a gold sedan with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was hurt. Anyone with information is asked to […]


    Multiple Homes on Fire in Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE – A fast-moving fire has spread to several homes in Nanticoke. The fire started just before 10 p.m. on South Hanover Street. According to the Luzerne County 911 supervisor, the fire has spread to two homes and may have spread to a third building. Massive flames can be seen shooting through the roof. Firefighters continue to try and get the flames under control.   ¬†  

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    UPDATE: Two People Dead in Crash in Lackawanna County

    CLIFTON TOWNSHIP — Two people are dead after a crash in Lackawanna County and now authorities are investigating whether the slick road conditions played a role. State police said¬† Samantha Roman, 21, of Mount Pocono and Remming Fickens-Higgins, 25, of Pocono Summit died in the crash around 5 p.m. Friday along Route 435 in Clifton Township. Troopers said both victims were traveling in a car that lost control, crossed the double center lines, and hit a pickup truck. Paramedics took […]

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    Police Chase Ends in Crash in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE – A police chase through the city of Wilkes-Barre led to a three car crash late Friday afternoon. Luzerne County 911 dispatchers say police were chasing one vehicle. That led to a 3 car crash at the busy intersection of West Market and River Streets, right near the Market Street Bridge. At least two people were rushed to the hospital. It’s unclear what led to the crash. People who saw the wreck told Newswatch 16, one driver was taken […]

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    WATCH: Deer Dashes Through Hotel Lobby

    CENTRE COUNTY — The Days Inn Hotel in State College had an unexpected guest Friday morning. Surveillance video shows a male white-tail deer getting in through the automatic doors and slipping and sliding its way through the lobby around 3:40 Friday morning. Pennsylvania Game Commission officers were called in to try and tranquilize the buck, but the animal was put down. No people in the hotel were hurt in Centre County.


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