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    One Person Dead After Crash in the Poconos

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after a crash in Monroe County Wednesday night. Police told Newswatch 16, one person died when an SUV crashed on Route 196 around 9 p.m. Wednesday near A Pocono Country Place, a residential community. Police said Deandre Ewin, 36, of Tobyhanna lost control while rounding a curve and hit several trees. Ewin died at scene. Police believe speed and wet conditions contributed to crash. Route 196, just off of Interstate 380, was shut […]


    Plane Crash in Monroe County

    GILBERT — A small plane crashed into a field in Monroe County Thursday evening.. Officials told Newswatch 16 the pilot managed to walk away. Officials say the single engine plane was traveling from Beltzville Airport and was heading to Pegasus Airport in Brodheadsville when the aircraft lost power. The pilot was able to get the plane down into a soybean field near Brodheadsville, but it flipped over when it hit the ground. Witnesses say they could tell the pilot was […]


    Man Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Child

    CARBONDALE — Police in Carbondale arrested a man who they say sexually abused a young girl. Officers tell us it came to light when the girl’s mother came across incredibly disturbing online messages between Thomas Diehl, 29, of Carbondale and the eleven-year-old girl. Diehl faces multiple charges, including sexual abuse of children, corruption of minors, indecent assault and various other charges related to filming sex acts with a computer. According to court papers, Diehl engaged the girl in highly explicit […]

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    Stabbing Investigation In Lackawanna County

    TAYLOR — Authorities spent Thursday evening searching for a man who they believe stabbed his girlfriend in the chest. It happened around 9 p.m. in a parking lot along South Main Street in Taylor, just at the bottom of the hill from Davis Street. Officers say they are looking for a man named Barry Lewis, 34, of Taylor. He is still on the loose. The victim was taken to a hospital after the stabbing in Lackawanna County.

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    Storm Damage in Central PA

    JERSEY SHORE — In Lycoming County, the winds ripped a tree from its roots and onto a house along Burke Street in Jersey Shore. The storm also peeled shingles from roofs. Newswatch 16 also found damage in residents’ yards. A tree toppled onto a pool and knocked over several fences. There were no reports of any injuries from the storm here in Lycoming County.


    Six People including Children Taken to Hospital after Deck Collapse

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — Authorities said six people which included young children, were taken to the hospital after a deck collapsed during a party outside of a home in Carbon County. It happened in Penn Forest Township on Towamensing Trail just before 6 p.m. Tuesday. When the deck collapsed, it flipped over and trapped several people underneath it. Four people were transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital by helicopter and two more people were taken by ambulance.      

  • Woman Killed in Crash in Bradford County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A woman is dead after a crash in Bradford County Thursday afternoon. It happened around 12:30pm on SR 414 in Franklin Township, just west of Towanda. State Police said Hila Strope, 46, of Towanda died at the scene. Authorities believe Strope lost control of her vehicle and collided into a truck. The driver of that truck, William Schaen, 64, of Grantsville, received minor injuries. The circumstances of what led up to the deadly crash in Bradford County […]


    Police Arrest Two Men in Connection to Sherman Hills Shooting Injuring Two Children

    WILKES-BARRE — Police made two arrests in connection with the shootings of two young girls. Wilkes-Barre police said Monday afternoon they made two arrests in a shooting that wounded two young girls in Wilkes-Barre last August. They arrested Trevor Whitaker and Jamal Alford. Officers accuse both in connection with a shooting at the troubled Sherman Hills apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre last August. Officers believe two girls, ages two and five were caught in the crossfire and wounded after an argument […]

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    Scranton School Board Accepts Resignation of Superintendent Bill King

    SCRANTON — The Scranton school board has accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill King. The board accepted King’s resignation Monday evening by a vote of 8 to 1. King will officially step down on October 1st a few weeks after the new school year begins. King has been the Superintendent¬† in Scranton since 2009.

  • Talkback 16: Hugo, the Taliban, & Singing

    Hugo Selenski and the Taliban, some actual positive calls, even some singing in tonight’s Talkback 16 but first calls about Luzerne County paying to bring down a privately owned bridge.

  • Woman Gets Diploma Decades After Crash Makes Her Miss Graduation

    Woman Gets Diploma Decades After Crash Makes Her Miss Graduation

    LEWISBURG — A graduation decades in the making took place Wednesday evening in Union County. Marian Royer Roush earned her diploma from Lewisburg Area High School after nearly 55 years. Roush was hit by a car and critically injured just days before she was set to graduate back in 1960. She said Wednesday night’s ceremony was a dream come true. Roush said she has no real plans post-graduation aside from spending time with her family in Union County.

  • 100 Gallons of Chemical Spill into Susquehanna River

    100 Gallons of Chemical Spill into Susquehanna River

    TOWANDA — About 100 gallons of a solvent similar to kerosene spilled into the Susquehanna River in Bradford County Wednesday afternoon, according to officials with Global Tungsten and Powders Corporation. Boat crews and EMTs gathered at the company in Towanda. They have been out on the river using absorbent materials to clean up the spill. Boating and river travel is restricted between Hornbrook Park river access and the Wysox Bridge river access until at least Thursday night. Officials with Global […]


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