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    UPDATE: Crash in Carbon County Kills Four

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP —  State police confirm that four people died Friday night in a crash in Carbon County. The wreck happened around 8:30 p.m. on Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township, near Palmerton. Troopers say four people died. Two others were taken to the hospital. State police are not releasing the names of any of the victims until relatives are notified.

  • Fire Crews Battle Flames at Apartment Building in Lackawanna County

    CLARKS SUMMIT — At least two people are out of their home after a fire at an apartment in Lackawanna County Thursday. Fire broke out just after 4 p.m. at the building on Maple Avenue. Crews said no one was home at the time. The fire chief said it is not suspicious and believes an electrical problem is to blame for the fire in Lackawanna County.

  • Two Men Walk Away From Jail in Clinton County

    MCELHATTAN — Authorities in Clinton County said two 19-year-old inmates used the snowstorm to escape. Officials said Curtis Bertin and Quinton Neff walked away from their job shoveling snow outside the Clinton County Correctional Facility Thursday morning. They were free for about six hours before authorities tracked them down. Neither man is considered dangerous. Both will be charged with escape in Clinton County.

  • Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Pulls in to Steamtown

    SCRANTON — A special train chugged into the Steamtown National Historic Site Thursday afternoon. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train was in town to raise awareness of local food pantries. Anyone who stopped by to see the holiday train was able to donate food or money to food pantries in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The holiday train’s next stop will be in Binghamton, NY.


    Talkback 16: Iron Furnaces, Immigration Debate

    On Friday’s Talkback 16, viewers commented on the proposal for Scranton’s historic Iron Furnaces, and a police shooting near Wilkes-Barre.  There was also reaction to the immigration debate.

  • Church Opens Closet to Those in Need

    WILLIAMSPORT — Members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Williamsport dug through bags of donated clothes at the church here. “We’ve been really lucky for seven years that people have brought us clean seasonal clothing.” The church is opening up its closet to the community. Members hope to help folks bundle up for the colder months. They are giving away the donated clothes for free! “There is no fee for anything they give everything away for free no questions asked.” It’s […]

  • President Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform

    President Obama says it’s something he has to do. Using executive order, he says he will protect millions of undocumented immigrants from being deported. If they have been in America for more than five years and have children who are U. S. or legal residents, he says they can register for protection. It’s a move some are applauding. “I just think its brilliant and i think president obama is truthfully trying to fix the immigration system but i think at […]


    Talkback 16: A Drug Sweep and a Police Shooting

    Talkback 16:  Newswatch 16 viewers share their thoughts on a big drug sweep,  and a police-involved shooting.

  • More Traffic Troubles After Truck Takes Down Signal

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP — Drive on Route 315 north, and signs warn drivers to slow down for construction. Another sign warns a stop sign is ahead. That stop sign sits 100 yards ahead where Route 315 meets the off-ramp of I-81 north, and several cars never stop. “It`s like people don`t know what to do, they just stop in the middle of the road,” said Kisha Johnson of Wilkes-Barre. The reactions of frequent commuters range from confusion to anger. “Absolutely horrible.” […]


    Talkback 16: Bomb Threats in Schools, Theft of a Crucifix

    TALKBACK 16 — Folks deliver their commentary on a stolen crucifix, recent bomb threats in schools, and the reopening of the state police barracks at Blooming Grove.

  • Woman Living in Monroe County Remembers Escape From East Germany

    MOUNT POCONO — After all these years, Simone Colón still keeps a piece of the Berlin Wall in her home in Mount Pocono. Simone and her boyfriend had the courage to get out of East Germany before the wall came down even after so many died trying. “By the time I left my hometown, I left with the understanding I will never be able to return, never to see my family again,” she explains. While vacationing in Hungary in 1988, […]

  • Gas Prices Drop, SUV and Truck Sales Rise

    KINGSTON —  Newswatch 16 found gas for $2.99 a gallon at a Sunoco station in Kingston, and drivers were filling up their pickup trucks. A few blocks down Market Street Patrick Del Balso says customers who downsized in the past are considering an SUV or a truck  at Del Balso Ford. “We definitely see a spike in business when gas prices are on the decline. Once we see the gas prices going down, sales definitely do take an uptick,” said […]


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