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  • Police Searching for Man After Blood Spatters Found

    LACEYVILLE – State police in Tunkhannock and rescue crews are investigating a bloody crime scene that spreads throughout a borough in Wyoming County. State police said they’re looking for a man that went missing Sunday around 2:30 a.m., and think he might be in the Susquehanna River. Police are searching for Thomas Yates, 46, from Long Island, New York. Yates was in town attending a funeral. After the funeral, several family members reportedly went back to a home in Laceyville, […]

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    RailRiders Just Got More Curious

    MOOSIC — Families visited with a famous monkey and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Saturday afternoon. Curious George was is town and entertained families at the Family Fest event hosted by the RailRiders at the PNC Field’s Mohegan Sun Club. Kyle Jones of Duryea said, “This is a really great thing, it’s terrific. Families are out here. We have our daughter out here. We get to meet Curious George from WVIA. It’s really a great thing.” Curious George was there to entertain the […]

  • LUZ TURNPIKE CRASH 2

    Big Rig Rollover Creates Traffic Problems on Turnpike

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Crews cleaned up a wreck that created traffic problems on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Luzerne County. According to officials, a tractor-trailer rolled over in the northbound lanes near the Wyoming Valley exit around 5 a.m. Tuesday. Troopers said the truck was carrying a load of bottled water. The driver was taken to the hospital. Troopers detoured drivers off the turnpike at the Pocono Interchange. Authorities said the road was reopened around 1 p.m. after guide rail repairs […]

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    Indoor Rock Climbing

    To learn more about the Wilkes-Barre Rock Climbing  Gym as seen on Newswatch 16 This Morning, click here. In Central PA., there’s a location in Milton, click here.

  • CARB SHOOT

    Lansford Shooting Victims in Critical Condition

    LANSFORD — Police said two people are in critical condition after a shooting late Saturday night in Carbon County. Authorities said shots were fired inside a home in the 400 block of West Patterson Street in Lansford. Police said that Melissa Price and Levi Zagata were involved in a domestic dispute that lead to the shooting. Detectives said they have not determined who pulled the trigger. Price is the children’s mother. Zagata is the children’s uncle. Authorities said four children, between the […]

  • SUSQ ROAD 2

    Road Deteriorating in Susquehanna County

    SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY — A stretch of road between Gibson and New Milford is in bad shape. Drivers said they had to drive on the wrong side of Route 547 to get by the damage on the curvy road. The road is heavily traveled by fracking and fresh water truck traffic from nearby gas drilling sites. There is no word when the road will be repaired in Susquehanna County.

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    Stabbing in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police responded to a stabbing in Luzerne County Saturday afternoon. According to police, at least one person was stabbed on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre around noon, and they are being treated for minor injuries. Newswatch 16 will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.

  • POLICE: One Arrested and Pregnant Woman to be Charged in Meth Bust

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — A man was arrested and charged for operating a methamphetamine lab in Coaldale. Coaldale Police arrested Jason Shiffert, 33, E. Ruddle Street, Friday, after they recovered items in his home consistent with producing meth. Authorities also said Jenny Heydt, 21, resides there, and will be charged with reckless endangering a 18-month-old child, and is 6 months pregnant with another baby. Shiffert is charged with operating a methamphetamine laboratory and related charges, and is in Schuylkill County Prison […]

  • LUZ SEWAGE

    Sewage Backup Floods Basements in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Residents are cleaning sewage water out of their homes after a sewage backup flooded their basements in Luzerne County. A few homes on Stucker Street in Wilkes-Barre were flooded Friday night after neighbors said they saw contractors working on the sewer. Residents also said this isn’t the first time sewage water flooded their homes. City workers said a cleanup crew is expected to clean up the mess. No word on exactly what caused the backup in Luzerne County. […]

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    Wilkes-Barre Bar Raided for Allegedly Selling Alcohol Illegally

    WILKES-BARRE — State police liquor enforcement raided a bar this morning in Wilkes Barre. Police say they were investigating the outsiders bar on south main street for more than a month. Authorities say the bar may have been serving alcohol without a license. A judge ruled in January that the bar in Wilkes-Barre can no longer serve alcohol. “.” The bar was the scene of a deadly shooting last year. A sign on the door states the building was closed […]

  • DC COLLAPSE

    Crews Knocking Down Landmark Building After Roof Collapse

    DICKSON CITY — The home of Mei Mei restaurant on Storrs and Main Street in Dickson City is now just rubble. “The roof is collapsed and the walls are bulging out,” said Jim Damski, a building inspector for Dickson City. The owner of the Chinese restaurant received a phone call on Sunday morning stating that her building was collapsing and would have be demolished for safety reasons. “How do I feel? I feel nothing. I feel pain. It’s just amazing, […]

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    Hit and Run Sent Three To Hospital in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Police are looking for the driver of a silver pick-up truck after it t-boned an SUV Saturday morning. Officials said the truck was driving down Cherry Street in Scranton around 7 a.m., when it hit an SUV driving on Pittston Avenue. Upon impact, the SUV went through a fence at the House of China, and the pick-up truck sped off. Police said three people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries in the crash in Lackawanna County.