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    Man Killed After Car Hits Tree

    TERRY TOWNSHIP — According to state police, Eric Hercenberg, 57, of New Albany died when the car he was driving hit a tree in Bradford County. Troopers said Hercenberg lost control of his car on North Street Road around 4 p.m. Officials say that car  went off the road and hit two trees. State police said Hercenberg  was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene of that crash in Bradford County.

  • Runaway Rail Car Rolls Through Scranton

    SCRANTON —  Investigators are looking into what led to a runaway train car that finally stopped in Scranton late Thursday afternoon. Officials with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Company said the train car was in Archbald, loaded with lumber, when it rolled away, likely from a faulty handbrake. Train workers said they alerted the 911 center and police were immediately dispatched to all railroad crossings, to keep people from being injured. Officers in Scranton blocked more than half a dozen railroad crossings. […]

  • Does It Really Work? Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

    Kurt Aaron tested out the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker to find out, “Does It Really Work?” The maker claims it will cook everything at once in five minutes or less.  It works by putting everything in layers, closing the lid, and cooking everything at the same time.  The layers are removable for easy cleaning and it also comes with a cook book. It cooks other things besides egg sandwiches, you can make pancake sandwiches, bagel sandwiches and more. To […]

  • Video Vault: When the Internet Was New

    With all the talk about faster internet, it’s easy to forget what it was like back in the days of dial-up when it first came about. Freshen your memory with look in the video vault from 1995 and WNEP’s first web page.  

  • Talkback 16: Problems with Pipes and Pensions

    In Thursday’s Talkback 16, callers speak out about an investigation into Scranton pensions, a proposed landfill expansion, and problems with frozen pipes.

  • Wanted: One Groundhog

    DUNMORE — It’s a bad day to be Pennsylvania’s favorite groundhog. A billboard was spotted Friday night just off of Interstate 81 near Dunmore running a “Wanted” sign with Punxsutawney Phil’s mug shot. The cold weather has people in Northeastern Pennsylvania saying enough is enough, and the groundhog is getting the blame.

  • Teens Rescued After Crash

    RUSH TOWNSHIP —  Two teens had to be rescued after the car they were riding in rolled into a creek. Officials say the car went off Route 54, hit a pole, and rolled over into Pine Creek near Tamaqua. Two teenage girls were trapped in the backseat, and had to be pulled from the car. State Route 54 was shut down for more than an hour while crews cleaned up. The cause of that crash is under investigation in Schuylkill […]


    Talkback 16: Frigid Weather is a Hot Topic

    Friday’s Talkback 16 had plenty of commentary about the dangerously cold weather, as well as some thoughts on the dozens of chickens that fell off the back of a truck.

  • Talkback Feedback: The Hugo Selenski Edition

    There’s been a lot of coverage of Hugo Selenski the past few weeks with the trial and the sentencing. Newswatch 16 has even broken into regular programming with updates on the verdict, much to the dismay of prime time TV viewers.

  • Police Looking for Armed Robber in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are looking for the person they believe held up a Turkey Hill. Officers say the man robbed the convenience store along Hazle Street with a knife just before 8 p.m. Thursday. No one was hurt in that armed robbery in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Meet the New Owners of the Railriders

    MOOSIC —  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders season ticket holders mingled in the home clubhouse of PNC field in Moosic while Yankees star first baseman Mark Teixeira  signed autographs for kids. The new owners of the minor league ball club promise this is something fans will see more of in 2015. “The goal from an organizational standpoint is to send as many people our way as possible, so there are going to be great things from our parent club,” said Grant Cagle, owner. […]

  • Does It Really Work? Nest Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

    Kurt Aaron tests out the Nest Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector in “Does It Really Work?” The maker claims it will detect smoke and carbon monoxide should either one appear in your home.  It has an audible alarm that tells you what it’s detecting as well as the ability to text your smartphone to let you know what’s going on in your home. It  can be used for smoke and carbon monoxide detection. To test nest, Newswatch 16  went to […]


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