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  • Students Get Glimpse at Real World Finances

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Students at schools throughout northeastern Pennsylvania are getting a better look at life in the real world. For years, the Junior Achievement Finance Park near Pittston in Luzerne County has held programs to teach students about budgeting, and the cost of living. Now, those programs have gone high tech with the addition of tablets for budgets and banking. NBT Bank also donated debit cards for the students to learn how to appropriately spend their pretend income on […]

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    Talkback 16: Proposed Natural Gas Power Plant

    Talkback 16 callers shared their thoughts on a proposed natural gas power plant in Lackawanna County. Some were not happy when they tuned in to watch their favorite segment of Newswatch 16 and it wasn’t there!

  • One Hurt When Bike and Car Collide

    PECKVILLE –One person was hurt when a car and bike collided in Lackawanna County. According to police, a car crashed into a bicyclist on Gino Merli Drive. The bicyclist was taken to the hospital but there’s no word on that person’s name or condition. Officers said they don’t expect to file charges. The road was shut down for about an hour after that crash.  

  • Man Shot in Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE —  Officers say the victim was found walking in an alley between Orchard and West Broad Streets around 1 p.m. According to police, the victim, an 18-year-old man from Philadelphia was taken to the hospital to be treated. Police say that victim has not been cooperating with the investigation, other than to say a Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled up alongside him on Locust Street and a passenger shot him in the arm. That vehicle took off after the shooting […]

  • Crash Ties Up Traffic on Expressway

    SCRANTON — A one-vehicle crash tied up the North Scranton Expressway heading into the city late Thursday afternoon. The vehicle flipped on its roof in the southbound lanes. Drivers had to find another way to get into Scranton for a time. There’s no word from police in Scranton on any injuries or what caused the crash.

  • Raising Autism Awareness in Monroe County

    BRODHEADSVILLE — Thursday is Autism Awareness Day in countries around the world. Newswatch 16 found folks gathered at the “Pennsylvania Autism Action Center” in Monroe County. Everyone there was celebrating the center’s second year of operation with a birthday party. The center in the Poconos was all decked out in blue which is the color signifying autism awareness.

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    Two Busted for Heroin in Schuylkill County

    SHENANDOAH — Police in Schuylkill County arrested two people who they believe were selling heroin. Officers arrested Paul Jadis and Jarrid Finneran from Shenandoah in late February. Authorities claim the men had about $71,000 worth of heroin.

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    Video Vault: The Trouble with “The Trouble With Cali”

    SCRANTON — In Thursday’s Video Vault, Newswatch 16 takes a look back at the premiere of Paul Sorvino’s “The Trouble With Cali.” The film made it’s debut in Arizona in 2012, years after filming began in Scranton. Many naysayers predicted the movie would never be made, and Lackawanna County would never get any kind of return on its half million dollar investment. But in 2010, Paul Sorvino promised the movie, “The Trouble With Cali,” would eventually be made. “If I […]

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    Talkback 16: Cats Abused While Waiting for Adoption

    In Thursday’s Talkback 16, callers spoke out about an attack on cats that were waiting to be adopted at a pet store, and some folks are giving cold weather the cold shoulder.

  • Guilty Verdict in Columbia County Stabbing Death

    BLOOMSBURG — It took a jury in Columbia County just three hours to find Brett Woodside, 26,  guilty of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, and tampering with evidence. State police say Woodside fatally stabbed 26-year-old Brandon Burns in July 2013. According to detectives, the stabbing happened after an argument at a home near Bloomsburg. There’s no word when Woodside will be sentenced in Columbia County.

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    Talkback 16: A Toddler Who Shot Himself, and Proposed Cable for Convicts

    Friday’s Talkback 16 has a lot of comments about a little boy who accidentally shot himself, and a proposition to get cable tv offered to inmates at the Lackawanna County Prison.

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    Talkback 16: Callers Take on Two Prominent Businessmen

    In Thursday’s Talkback 16, callers have strong opinions about a dog hit and killed by a car, and there is reaction to a new report about teen drivers distracted behind the wheel. Plus, those callers have some words for Al Boscov and Louis DeNaples.

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