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  • 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.

  • 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 and Fidelity Bank. Donations are […]

  • Supermarket to Donate to Fallen Officer’s Family

    One supermarket chain has plans to help out a fallen officer’s family. Gerrity’s Supermarkets expects to start accepting donations for Officer John Wilding’s family beginning Thursday. Wilding died Sunday from injuries he received after a fall while chasing three robbery suspects in Scranton. Place cards can be bought for a dollar, but larger donations are also being accepted. Gerrity’s says they will match the first $1,000 raised and all of the money will go to Officer Wilding’s family. Donations are […]

  • Child Death Case Headed to Trial

    JERSEY SHORE — Charges against a man being held responsible for the death of a child were forwarded to trial in Lycoming County. Brandon Hoffman of Jersey Shore was in court Thursday. He is facing involuntary manslaughter charges for the death of an 18-month-old boy. Hoffman is accused of doing a wrestling move on the child in May. The boy hit his head on the floor and died. Newswatch 16 asked Hoffman if  the boy’s death was an accident and […]

  • Talkback 16: Construction Site Statues, Vandalism and Break-ins

    On Thursday’s Talkback 16, callers shared their opinions and observations about commercials and religious statues that are on display at a construction site.  

  • Two Motorcyclists Killed in Separate Crashes

    Two separate crashes on Friday left two motorcycle drivers dead. One crash happened in Wayne County shortly after 1 p.m. Friday. Troopers say a 56-year-old man from Florida lost control of his motorcycle on Braman Road in Manchester Township, near Equinunk. The bike crashed into a guide rail. Troopers say the man from Florida was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene. The second crash happened around 4:30 Friday afternoon in Clinton County. State police report that Richard […]

  • Getting the Band Back Together

    MONTROSE —  Former members of the Montrose High School marching band practiced Friday for a reunion performance. The band is made up of members who participated between 1976 and 1996. The marching band is scheduled to perform during the Montrose Fourth of July Parade that steps off on Saturday at 11 a.m.