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    TALKBACK: Tornadoes are a Hot Topic

    Newswatch 16′s extended coverage of the tornado warnings prompted a lot of phone calls to Talkback. Other people were more interested in the condemned properties in Hazleton, and the police shooting in Northumberland County.

  • Fire Damages Three Homes

    SHENANDOAH — People were forced out after flames ripped through their homes in Schuylkill County. Smoke poured from the place in the 200 block of East Lloyd Street in Shenandoah. Firefighters believe the blaze sparked just before 5 p.m. in the kitchen of one of the homes, but they aren’t sure exactly how. Officials said the flames spread to two other houses, one of which was vacant. The home where fire officials believe the blaze started is heavily damaged. Authorities […]

  • Firefighters Mourning the Loss of One of Their Own

    Firefighters in Wayne County are again mourning the loss of one of their own; the son of a firefighter who died in the line of duty has also lost his life. Captain Gregory Barnas died fighting a fire back in February in his hometown of Wallington. Newswatch 16 has learned his son, John, passed away this weekend after battling leukemia. John Barnas volunteered with fire departments in Browndale and Waymart, just like his father. He’ll be laid to rest this […]

  • Snyder County Fire is Under Investigation

    SELINSGROVE — A fire that destroyed a home in Snyder County is under investigation. According to the fire chief, the flames broke out in the basement of the home around three o’clock Sunday afternoon. The family who lived in the home made it out safely and a state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze.

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    Expressway Reopened After Fatal Crash, Victim Identified

    SCRANTON –  The northbound lanes of the North Scranton Expressway were closed for about three hours Sunday night after a fatal crash. The roadway was closed between the Main Avenue and Keyser Avenue exits. The coroner said Jason Williams, 42, of Scranton was fatally hurt when his motorcycle ran into the back of a pickup truck. He was taken to the hospital where he died. Scranton Police are still investigating the cause of the crash in Lackawanna County.  The road […]

  • Car Show Raises Money for Fire Department

    PROMPTON — The first ever car, truck, and motorcyle show at Prompton State Park was held on Sunday to benefit Prompton Fire and Rescue. More than 140 vehicles were there and they helped raise about $1,000 for the fire department which relies on donations from the community. There were all sorts of different rides at the show and some were over 100 years old.

  • Vet Walks to Help Those With PTSD

    STROUDSBURG –  An Army veteran is walking across the country to raise awareness of a problem that affects many veterans. Newswatch 16 caught up with Eric Peters on day three of his journey. Peters is dressed in fatigues, carrying an American flag, and he’s on a mission to raise awareness for PTSD which stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. At 22 years old, the veteran is on his way to California with the hope that he can help others like him. […]

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    One Dead After Early Morning Crash

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — A man was killed in a crash in Pike County. According to state police, Christopher McLaughlin of Moscow slammed into a tree on Route 390 near Hawley just after 3 a.m. Sunday. Troopers said McLaughlin was wearing a seat belt. No one else was in the car with him.

  • Woman Injured in Crash Has Died

    MOUNT POCONO — A woman injured in a crash in Monroe County Friday night has died from her injuries. According to her obituary, Katrina Strausser, 42, of Reeders passed away Saturday at the hospital. The two vehicle crash happened where Route 611 meets Knob Road in Mount Pocono. Several other people, including two of Strausser’s children, were hurt in the crash but there is no update on their conditions.

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    Roots and Rhythm on Display in Wayne County

    HONESDALE — By the time bluegrass band “The Farm Hands” took the stage in Honesdale’s Central Park, people had staked claim to their spots to take in a full day of music. Some strumming, picking, and harmonizing were only the beginning of what was on tap for the ninth year of the free Roots and Rhythm Music and Arts Festival. Christine Newhard of Allentown said she was ready for a summer festival like this after a harsh winter. “All the […]

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    UPDATE: Route 611 Opens after Crash in Monroe County

    MOUNT POCONO – Officials said Route 611 opened early Saturday morning after the crash in Mount Pocono. Officers said two vehicles collided near Knob Road Friday night, and several people were flown to hospitals due to their injuries. There is no word on how badly those people were injured in Monroe County.

  • Talkback: A Deadly Motorcycle Crash, and A Suspended Officer

    TALKBACK  — Viewers voiced their opinions on the police officer suspended for allegedly selling  a weapon while on duty, and other people were talking about a deadly motorcycle crash.