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  • 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 […]

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    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.  

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    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.  

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    Talkback 16: Praise for the Game Commission, Harsh Words for the Governor

    In Friday’s Talkback 16, callers have some positive reviews about the way a black bear was handled in Nanticoke. Others have some not-so-kind things to say about Governor Wolf.  Some folks wanted to praise youngsters volunteering in Scranton. Plus, there were calls about ongoing violence in Hazleton and the mayor’s desire to hire more bilingual police officers.

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    Police Investigating Bank Robbery in Duryea

    DURYEA — Police in Luzerne County  say a man who appeared to be armed with a gun held up the Peoples Security Bank on Main Street in Duryea. According to the police chief, the man walked into the bank around 9:45 Friday morning and demanded money from a teller. There’s no word on how much money was taken. The robber drove off in a dark-colored Dodge or Plymouth Neon with paint wearing off the roof. If you can identify the […]

  • Teacher Remembered in Schuylkill County

    TAMAQUA — Hundreds of people showed up for a special tribute Wednesday night for a teacher from Schuylkill County who died earlier in the week. A candlelight vigil was held at the Tamaqua Area High School sports complex for Thelma Urban. It was held to honor the ways the language arts teacher touched many lives during her career at the school. She was considered a “champion for the underdogs.” Urban had a heart attack earlier this month. She leaves behind […]

  • Mother Facing Charges After Infant Gets Hurt

    SCRANTON — Police accused Karra Ellis, 38, of endangering her own three-week-old daughter last month. Investigators say Ellis admitted she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when the baby got hurt. According to officers, Ellis blacked out the night her baby fell off a bed and fractured her skull. She is charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.

  • Woman Dies After Fire

    WILLIAMSPORT — A 22-year-old woman died Wednesday after being trapped in a burning building on Third Street Tuesday. The coroner said Felicia Colley died from breathing in too much smoke. Colley was stuck on the top floor of the apartment house on Third Street. An off-duty state trooper rescued two people from the first floor of the building but was unable to get to Colley. She was rescued by firefighters and taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital where she died Wednesday. […]

  • Attorney General’s Office Investigation in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Agents from the state attorney general’s office were seen going in and out of a building on Main Street Wednesday. A sign on the building says “Inner Vision Treatment Services.” Agents told Newswatch 16 that they were not able to comment on what they were doing at that building in Stroudsburg on Wednesday.

  • Blackmail Case Heads to Court

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A case against three people accused of trying to blackmail a doctor went to court today. All three are accused of trying to extort $100,00 from Marvell Scott  of Monroe County. Two of the suspects gave up their right to a preliminary hearing. The other suspect’s hearing was continued. Marvell Scott used to be a television sportscaster in New York City.  

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    Talkback 16: Rock-Throwing Teens, Idea for Bike Lanes

    The debate over the Confederate flag raged on in Wednesday’s Talkback 16. Callers had comments about the teenagers who were in court for a rock-throwing incident, and an idea for a project to install bike lanes was proposed.

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