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  • Attempted Break-In Caught on Camera

    SCRANTON —  A Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Deputy is accused of trying to break into a medicine drop-box outside the courthouse. Christopher Rinaldi turned himself in Thursday to face misdemeanor charges. Court papers say Rinaldi was caught on surveillance camera trying to get into the drop box that is there for the public to drop off expired medications. Rinaldi is also accused of breaking into two deputies’ desks for keys to open the drop box.  

  • Manhunt Closes Shooting Range

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP —  A public shooting range in Pike County has been shut down because of the search for Eric Frein. The Pennsylvania Game Commission said the range on state game lands off Route 6 will be closed until further notice. Follow our complete coverage here.

  • Man Wanted for Stealing From Church

    WILKES-BARRE —  A warrant is out for a man accused of stealing from a church on River Street. Police say surveillance video shows Shawn Manning of Wilkes-Barre forcing his way into the First Baptist Church and stealing a camera and $150.

  • Guilty Verdict in Murder Trial

    TEXAS TOWNSHIP — Jurors handed down a guilty verdict in Wayne County on Thursday for a man who shot his brother to death in a home near Honesdale. Prosecutors in the Poconos proved Benjamin Kiefer of White Mills killed his brother, Kenneth, during a fight last year. Kiefer is expected to be sentenced in December.


    Talkback 16: Pilfered President, Road Repairs, Five Facing the Feds

    Talkback 16: Callers were sounding off on Friday about a stolen statue, the timing of a road repair project, but many callers were focused on the arrest of five people arrested on Thursday by the feds.

  • Flash Floods Inundate Area Resort

    LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP — Flash flood waters rushed into Woodloch Pines Resort near Hawley.  Several parts of the resort were flooded after Thursday’s heavy rains. No word on how much damage was done, or if anyone was hurt in the flash flooding in Pike County. Here's a look at the flooding at @Woodloch last night. Water damaged 28 rooms and an indoor pool. @WNEP — Jackie De Tore (@jackiedetore) August 22, 2014 Residents in those rooms were moved to another location & […]

  • Flash Flooding Hits Susquehanna County

    MONTROSE — Powerful storms moved through Susquehanna County Thursday night, dumping buckets of rain on the area. County officials said it was a dangerous and difficult situation. Trees and power lines were down, and water covered the roads. Road throughout the area were closed because of damage. Crews from several counties and New York State were brought in to help with water rescues. Susquehanna County 911 was unable to take incoming calls for a time due to the strong storms. […]

  • Guilty Verdict in Homicide Case

    HAZLETON — A jury found Adamis Arias guilty of third degree murder Friday evening. Authorities said he shot and killed 19-year-old Angel Villalobos in Hazleton last year. Arias is scheduled to be sentenced in October.


    Talkback 16: Accidents on the Interstate and the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Talkback 16 callers weren’t surprised to hear about more accidents on Interstate 81, and some people had thoughts on the Ice Bucket Challenge craze.

  • “Apparently” One Kid Couldn’t Get Enough of the Fair

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP — Are you getting sick of the word “apparently” yet? Funny. We are too. Just a little bit. You know who isn’t? Peggy Wright of Honesdale. “He was just so outgoing and I feel sorry for his kindergarten teacher. He’s just so precocious,” said Wright. The Wayne County fair is now the place to be thanks to little Noah Ritter and the interview that Newswatch 16’s Sofia Ojeda did with him last Friday. “It was great, and apparently […]


    Talkback 16: Road Rage and Rock Throwers

    Talkback 16 callers had a variety of topics on their minds Friday. Many people called about road rage, and about more charges being filed against some teens accused of throwing a rock off a bridge and badly injuring a woman.  

  • Talkback Feedback: Bringing People Together

    It seems the Talkback callers this week weren’t in a good mood. There were a lot of accusations and finger-pointing! What can be done to bring us all together? Scott Schaffer has an idea in this week’s Talkback Feedback.


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