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  • Talkback 16: NFL Suspension, New Owner for the Mall at Steamtown

    Talkback 16 callers had plenty to say about the new owner of the Mall at Steamtown. Plus, sports fans weigh in on the NFL’s decision to uphold the suspension of Tom Brady.

  • Teen Injured by Fireworks

    SCRANTON — Police say a 17-year-old was burned when a firework exploded inside his apartment Friday afternoon. It happened along Coar Place near the city’s downtown. The teen has second-degree burns on his chest and stomach. Officers say his injuries are not life-threatening. Police are still investigating what happened.

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    Post Office Set to Shut Its Doors

    ORWIGSBURG — A post office in Schuylkill County is getting ready to shut down temporarily. The Orwigsburg post office is expected to close starting Saturday due to “environmental issues.” According to the postal service, delivery customers should not notice a change in their service but anyone with a P.O. Box will have to get their mail at the post office on North Centre Street in Pottsville. There’s no word on when that post office may reopen.

  • Talkback 16: Abandoned Kittens and an Overcrowded Prison

    Thursday’s Talkback 16 has abandoned cats, and some differing opinions on a big winning lottery ticket that came from our area. Also, one caller might have the solution to an overcrowded prison in Schuylkill County.

  • A shooting at the Lafayette, Louisiana, Grand 16 movie theater left three people dead, including the gunman, and nine others injured, law enforcement said Thursday night, July 23, 2015. This map depicts where the shooting incident took place.

    Gunman Opens Fire in Louisiana Movie Theater

    LAFAYETTE, LA — As moviegoers settled in for the comedy “Trainwreck,” John Russell Houser stood up and unloaded at least 13 shots. Then, as people rushed from the theater, the 59-year-old man joined them and headed outside, apparently toward his blue 1995 Lincoln Continental. Then Houser noticed the sirens from police converging on the Lafayette, Louisiana, theater. So he went back inside and took his own life. By that point Thursday night, 21-year-old Mayci Breaux of Franklin, Louisiana, was dead. […]

  • Car Smashes Into Church Rectory

    PITTSTON — A car hit a church rectory Wednesday night in Luzerne County. Police believe the driver had a medical issue before the car backed into the rectory at Saint John the Evangelist Church along William Street. There is minor damage to the building. Police do not expect to file charges against that driver in Luzerne County.

  • Truck Snaps Pole and Smashes Porch

    LIMESTONEVILLE TOWNSHIP —  Emergency crews were called to a crash in Northumberland County Wednesday. According to fire officials, a pickup truck went off the road, snapped a utility pole, and slammed into the front porch of a house. The family that lives there was home at the time. Fire officials say no one was hurt. There’s no word on what caused the wreck.

  • Summer Tradition Continues with Go Little Joe

    ELMHURST TOWNSHIP — Saint Mary’s Villa kept up a summer tradition in Lackawanna County. The residence has its own way to support Saint Joseph’s Center, Go Joe, and WNEP TV. Tom Possinger rode his bike through the hallways of Saint Mary’s in Go Little Joe. The residents had an opportunity to support the cause as well. Saint Mary’s Villa has raised thousands of dollars for Go Joe over the years.

  • Talkback 16: Carjacking Investigation, and Newscast Kudos

    Thursday’s Talkback 16 has callers wondering what’s going on with a carjacking investigation. Some callers love Newswatch 16 and others think we could use some improvement. Plus, there’s a complaint about people who complain.

  • Counterfeit Bills in Columbia County

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — Police in Columbia County are looking for two people in connection with counterfeit money. Officers believe they used fake $100 bills at various stores on Columbia Boulevard near Bloomsburg. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Scott Township Police at 570-784-9114.

  • Talkback 16: Compliments, Complaints, and Contamination

    Thursday’s Talkback 16 had a wide variety of topics. Callers offered compliments, and complaints about our newscasts. There was commentary on contamination on land where a new prison is supposed to be built. A new trucking terminal and the need for volunteers to build a new playground had others talking.

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    Scranton Police Issue Scam Warning

    SCRANTON — Police want to warn people about a phone scam. Someone is calling homes pretending to be from the Fraternal Order of Police and soliciting money for the family of Officer Wilding, who died in the line of duty. Officers say the calls come from the 570 area code. The caller said he would only accept donations by credit card. There is a legitimate donation fund set up for Officer John Wilding at gofundme.com and Fidelity Bank. Donations are […]

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