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    Talkback 16: Cuts to COLTS, Former Fire Co. President Admits to Theft

    In Friday’s edition of Talkback 16, callers had something to say about potential cuts to the COLTS service. They also had some thoughts about a former fire company president who admitted to stealing from his department.


    Talkback 16: Rockefeller Center Tree, Layoffs at Schott Glass

    TALKBACK 16: In Thursday’s Talkback 16, callers sounded off about the layoffs at Schott Glass, and they had comments about the family who claims they were roughed up by Wilkes-Barre Police.

  • Borough Council Votes Unanimously to Reinstate Police Force

    SHICKSHINNY —  A borough council  voted to reactivate its police department Thursday night Luzerne County. Council members in Shickshinny met for their regularly scheduled meeting and the vote to reactivate the department was unanimous. The mayor plans to hire two part-time officers. The police department has been inactive since February. Thursday’s decision comes after investigators searched a borough building a week ago after evidence in an upcoming case went missing. The mayor believes a police presence is best for the […]

  • Two Barns Burn in Northumberland County

    LEWIS TOWNSHIP —  Fire destroyed two barns along Route 54 near Turbotville Thursday afternoon. Officials said the fire started at one barn and spread to a second. There’s no word on any injuries. According to fire officials, the fire was started accidentally, and the owner of the barn is insured. Firefighters have not said whether any animals were in that barn when the fire started in Northumberland County.

  • Students Honor Veterans With Concert, Fundraiser

    ARCHBALD –Students honored veterans with a concert and a fundraiser in Lackawanna County. A choral group from Valley View High School sang for vets in an early Veterans Day celebration on Thursday. The history club presented the Gino Merli Veterans Center with a check for $1100 that they raised through a t-shirt sale. The special assembly also included a speech by the father of the late SGT Jan Argonish, a National Guard solider who was killed in 2007 in Afghanistan. […]

  • Serving Up Dinner to Thank Veterans

    SCRANTON —  The Victor Alfieri Society in West Scranton hosted about 150 veterans for a free dinner Thursday night. Newswatch 16 was there as the residents of the Gino Merli Veterans Center were among the first to arrive for the meal. The veterans enjoyed a pasta dinner, salad, cake and even some wine. The president of the Victor Alfieri Society, Joe DeAntona said the best here is the best in the area. “And we do great events here throughout the […]

  • One Dead in Schuylkill County Crash

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — A crash claimed the life of a woman in Schuylkill County on Thursday. The coroner said Jeane Fasnacht, 70, of Strausstown in Berks County was a passenger in a car when it collided with a pickup truck along Route 61 near Orwigsburg around 2:45 p.m. Authorities haven’t said what caused the deadly crash in Schuylkill County.

  • One Arrested, and One Hurt After Crash

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — One man was arrested and another was taken to a hospital after a car crashed into a tree in Wayne County. Police said the wreck happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday night along Route 390. Two people were inside the car when it slammed into the tree. There’s no word on the condition of the man that was hurt, or whether or not any charges will be filed in the crash near Hawley.  

  • One Dead After Crash in Schuylkill County

    RUSH TOWNSHIP — One man is dead after a crash Friday evening in Schuylkill County. Police said 76-year-old Raymond Poreca of Rush Township was killed when his car was hit by an SUV on Route 309 around 6 p.m. The driver of the SUV was flown to the hospital. According to police, a 4-week-old baby and a 16-year-old girl were also in the SUV. There is no word on their conditions or what may have caused that deadly crash.

  • Fire Tears Through Schuylkill County Motel

    ORWIGSBURG — Smoke and flames poured from the Fort Motel on Route 61 in Orwigsburg around 3:30 Friday afternoon. All of the people staying at the motel along with the employees had to leave. Authorities believe the fire may have started in a garage and spread to the roof of the motel. There’s no word on whether anyone was hurt, or what may have started the fire in that garage.

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    Sights and Sounds of Search for Eric Frein

    It has been seven weeks since the ambush at the Blooming Grove State Police barracks where Corporal Bryon Dickson was killed, and Trooper Alex Douglass was hurt. Eric Frein is the man accused of that ambush, and he is now behind bars facing capital murder charges. Take a look back at those seven weeks, and what led up to the accused cop killer’s capture.

  • Ground Stabilization Project Complete

    PITTSTON — DEP announced on Wednesday that a project to stabilize the ground under homes in Luzerne County is complete. Fill material was injected into nearly 70 boreholes through a 58 acre site to stabilize the ground in a community prone to mine subsidence. The affected area is located in the Mill Street neighborhood in Pittston.


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