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  • 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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    Caught On Camera: Woman Allegedly Steals from Veterans on Memorial Day

    SCRANTON — Police in Scranton charged a woman who they said was caught on surveillance video stealing money from veterans at a VFW on Memorial Day. The president of Post 25 along Rockwell Avenue in north Scranton supplied Newswatch 16 with the video. Authorities said Maria Maslar, 61, of Scranton can be seen taking cash left on the bar. Those veterans were outside of the VFW for a memorial day ceremony. Police have charged Maslar with theft and receiving stolen […]


    Talkback 16: Same Sex Marriage, Guests in the Backyard

    In Tonight’s Talkback 16, the man wanted for exposing himself, same sex marriage and guests in the backyard.

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    Four People Flown for Injuries After Crash in Saint Clair

    SAINT CLAIR — Four people were flown to hospitals after a crash in Schuylkill County Tuesday evening. Witnesses said two cars collided at the intersection of West Hancock and Route 61 in Saint Clair. Several people were hurt including a young boy. Three helicopters carried four victims to hospitals but authorities don’t believe any of the injuries are life-threatening. Police are investigating what caused the crash in Schuylkill County.

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    Celebrating Play Day in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — Tuesday was a day of play for some youngsters in Lackawanna County. At the Greater Scranton YMCA, children were treated to free games and free food courtesy of Nathan`s famous hotdogs and the non-profit group called KaBOOM. A contest with Nascar gave four lucky kids tickets for them and their families to the Pocono 400 at Long Pond this Sunday. Nascar also gave out free tickets to its kid`s day at the raceway this Saturday to all the […]

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    COLTS Bus Driver Assaulted After Road-Rage Incident in Scranton

    SCRANTON —Police in Scranton said a woman driving a COLTS bus was assaulted by another woman in a road-rage incident Tuesday evening. Officers told Newswatch 16 it started when a car cut off the bus on going north on Washington Avenue in downtown Scranton. The bus driver,  Angela Bonafide, 48, told police she beeped at the driver who then followed her to the bus stop. Bonafide told police that’s when the driver managed to get inside the bus and began […]

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    Two Students Graduate, Prepare to Head to National Competition

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Two students from the Wilkes-Barre area are headed to a national competition after graduating Tuesday evening. Ayla Samano and Casey Ross from Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center in Plains Township are headed to Kansas City, Missouri. They will compete in the Skills USA national contest for television and video production. Ayla and Casey will have to produce a 60 second video with a theme. They’ll be judged on the quality of the video and the story […]

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    Fire Crews Keep Fire from Destroying Home

    HONESDALE —Fire crews in Wayne County were able to keep a kitchen fire from destroying a home. Smoke was coming from the place on East Street just after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Police said a man  left a pot on the stove unattended for a few minutes and when he came back, flames were everywhere. Neighbors tried to use a hose to put it out to no avail. It took fire crews 10 minutes or so to get the fire under […]


    Tractor-Trailer Crash on Interstate 81, Car Flips Over

    In Luzerne County, one person was sent to the hospital after a car and tractor-trailer collided on Interstate 81 northbound. It happened just after 6 p.m. Tuesday near the Pittston exit. Officials told Newswatch 16, the tractor-trailer went over the embankment after hitting the car and the car then flipped over sending it down the hill. The truck driver spoke to Newswatch 16 about the crash. “Thought I was going over to be honest with you, but I rode that […]

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    Soldier from Schuylkill County Killed in Afghanistan

    ORWIGSBURG — Newswatch 16 has confirmed a soldier from Schuylkill County was killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Capt. Jason  Jones, 29, of Orwigsburg, died Monday of wounds received from a small-arms fire fight in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. Officials said he was deployed in April in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, which was Jones’ second deployment. Jones’ awards and decorations included multiple medals and awards including the Bronze Star Medal. He is survived by his wife, […]


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