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    Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash near Fairgrounds

    LAMAR TOWNSHIP — State Police spent  hours at the scene of a deadly crash in Clinton County. It happened late Friday afternoon in Lamar Township near Mill Hall on Auction Road. State troopers told Newswatch 16 a motorcycle and another vehicle collided as the other vehicle tried to cross the intersection of State Route 220 near the Clinton County Fairgrounds. The coroner said a 69-year-old man from Huntingdon on the motorcycle died. The victim’s name has not been released. The […]

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    Driver Barrels into Tree, Taken to Hospital

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — One man was sent to the hospital after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree in Luzerne County. Police said it happened in Plains Township on East Main Street just after 5 p.m. on Friday. East Main Street was shut down for several hours while crews cleared up the vehicle. Police have not released the name or condition of the driver after the crash in Luzerne County.

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    Shelter Looks into Malnourished Dog Found in Lackawanna County

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — A severely malnourished dog found in Lackawanna County now has authorities looking for it’s owner. The humane officer at Griffin Pond animal shelter said a pit-bull mix was dropped off early Friday morning after Carbondale police found it wandering on North Main Street in the city. The officer said the dog came in extremely hungry and is 10 to 15 pounds underweight. Now they want to know who allowed the animal to get this way. Anyone who […]

  • Boy Scout Helps the Homeless

    SCRANTON — A teen from Dickson City lent a very special hand to some homeless folks at the Scranton Rescue Mission Thursday night. Larry Menendez is working on his eagle scout project. He decided to load 50 backpacks with essential supplies for people with no place to live. Inside those backpacks are tarps, blankets and other items. “What I feel is God is calling me to this. I have always wanted to help people in the community and so this […]

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    Police Officer Involved in Deadly Wreck Put on Unpaid Leave

    NESQUEHONING – Newswatch 16 has learned a police officer involved in a deadly crash in Carbon County has been placed on unpaid administrative leave. Nesquehoning’s borough council voted Wednesday night to put officer Steven Homanko on unpaid leave, according to borough Council President David Hawk. State police are investigating a crash involving Homanko’s cruiser and a car on Route 209 between Nesquehoning and Jim Thorpe earlier this month. A passenger in the car, Carola Sauers, 69, died. Her husband, Michael […]

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    Amish Man Arrested for Allegedly Molesting 8 Children

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — An Amish man was arrested Wednesday afternoon  after State Police said he allegedly molested eight children. Troopers arrested John Beiler, 47, from Allenwood in Union County. Authorities said Beiler molested five girls and three boys in Washington over a 15-year period ending in 2012. The victims ranged in age from an infant to children in their teens. Beiler is locked up in Lycoming County prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.


    Vandals Destroy Home in Williamsport

    WILLAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport want to know who trashed the interior of a home. Pictures of the property along Penn Street were posted on the Williamsport Police Department’s Facebook page. The pictures show doors ripped off of hinges, graffiti and holes in walls. Officers in Williamsport told Newswatch 16 the place was unoccupied but was in the process of being rented.

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    Local Students Compete in National Spelling Bee

    Two children from our area are in the national spelling bee in Washington D.C. Tushan Dargan, 9,  is a 5th grader at Good Shepherd Academy in Edwardsville. He is one of the youngest competitors at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Devina Singh, 13, is an 8th grader at North Schuylkill Junior/Senior High School in Ashland. Both would love to end up where then 14-year old Sukanya Roy of Abington Heights student was back in 2011. She won the national spelling […]

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    Fallen Officers Remembered

    Two fallen officers from our area were remembered during a moving ceremony in Washington D.C. Tuesday evening. Many paid tribute to the lost heroes at the law enforcement memorial in the nation’s capital. Corrections officer Eric Williams was killed by an inmate while on duty at the federal prison near Waymart back in February of last year. In June of last year police officer Daniel “J-J” Lomax who worked in Forest City and Mayfield was electrocuted while helping a driver […]

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    Deadly Fire in the Poconos

    POLK TOWNSHIP – A man is dead after a fire in Polk Township, according to the coroner. Flames broke out at the home on Mountain Road in Polk Township around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. The coroner’s office identified the victim as William Berry, 69. Officials said he died from smoke inhalation. Two others lived there. One was taken to the hospital. There is no word on the cause.

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    Family of Six Displaced After Fire

    WILLIAMSPORT — A family of six is staying elsewhere after a fire broke out Monday evening in Williamsport. Firefighters were called to the home on Memorial Avenue just before 8 p.m. in the city. Investigators said they the fire started in the kitchen and spread to the second and third floors. Fire officials believe the fire started after food was left unattended on the stove but the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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    Police: Man Admits to Setting Two Fires, Upset City Pool not Open

    SCRANTON — Police in Scranton said a man has admitted to setting two brush fires. Officers arrested Michael Wademan, 24, of Scranton. Authorities believe Wademan started two fires Monday in the city’s south side. One near Connell Park and the other near Skyview Apartments. Police in Scranton said the man told them he started the fire at skyview because he was angry his mother was in the hospital. Wademen also told police he started the fire at Connell Park because […]


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