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    Gunfire Hits a Home In Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Gunfire hit a home in Wilkes-Barre Tuesday morning, and police are looking for who pulled the trigger. Investigators were called out to the city just after midnight, where they said a bullet shattered a window in the back of a home on Coal Street. According to officials, no one inside the home was hurt. Authorities said they found nine bullet casings in the area during their investigation. Wilkes-Barre police have not made any arrests and did not say […]

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    Deadly Crash in West Wyoming

    WEST WYOMING — Two men were killed in a Saturday morning crash in Luzerne County. The coroner said Francis Rutledge, 39, of West Pittston, and John Soska, 36, of Wyoming both died when the pickup truck they were in ran off Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming and hit a utility pole around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. There is no word on what caused the crash.

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    Thief Caught on Camera

    KINGSTON — A crime was caught on camera in Luzerne County. Kingston Police released a photo of a man holding up Pantry Quik on Wyoming Avenue on August 23, 2014. Authorities said the man with a gun emptied the register and took packs of cigarettes. If you know the man in the surveillance pictures call police in Luzerne County.


    Police Looking for Man Accused of Molestation

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — Police in Schuylkill County need help to find a wanted man. Investigators said Michael Eyer, 25, never showed up to court in July to face accusations that he molested someone under the age of 18. If you see this Eyer, call police in Schuylkill County.

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    Early Morning Shooting Sends One to the Hospital

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Luzerne County are investigating an early morning shooting. Gunfire and flashing lights woke up people along North Meade Street just before 4 a.m. Monday. Police said at least one person is in the hospital after the shooting. Authorities have not said who the victim is or what led to the violence in Wilkes-Barre. Police characterize the victim’s injuries as not life-threatening. Investigators said they are looking for Sherman Wilborne, Parkview Circle, Wilkes-Barre. Anyone with information regarding […]

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    Crash Victims Identified

    PAUPACK TOWNSHIP — We now know the three boys killed in a crash over the weekend in Wayne County were high school sophomores near Philadelphia. The teenagers killed have been identified as Ryan Lesher, Cullen Keffer, and Shamus Digney. Police said all three victims went to Council Rock High School South in Bucks County, and were all 15 years old. State police said the SUV they were in went off the road and rolled over on Goose Pond Road near […]

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    Names Released After Deadly Morning Crash

    WEST WYOMING — Two people were killed in an early morning crash in Luzerne County. State police said a pickup truck ran off the 500 block of Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming around 12:30 a.m. Saturday and slammed into a utility pole. Authorities said Francis Rutledge, 39, of West Pittston and John D. Soska, 36, of Wyoming both died at the scene. State police have not said what led to the crash.

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    Phone Service Down in Part of Lackawanna County

    CLARKS SUMMIT — According to Lackawanna County Emergency Services, nearly 150 homes in the Clarks Summit area do not have phone service Saturday. Authorities said if anyone in that area has an emergency and needs assistance, to go the Clarks Summit Fire Company located at 321 Bedford Street. There is no word on when the phone service will be restored.

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    Woman Pinned Under Car, Killed

    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after an early morning crash in Lackawanna County, according to officials. Authorities said that Melissa Davis, 37, of Moscow was pinned under her car after it hit a utility pole on Mount Cobb Road in Mount Cobb around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators said she was not wearing a seat belt. State police have not said what caused the deadly crash in Lackawanna County.

  • Update: Carbon Monoxide Emergency Sends Hotel Guests to Hospital

    DUNMORE — Officials say approximately 30 people were taken to the hospital after a carbon monoxide emergency at the Dunmore Best Western. Police said a furnace in the hotel malfunctioned and at least 200 people were evacuated. Hotel employees tell Newswatch 16 the hotel was almost at full capacity. A Dunmore police officer was called to the hotel after two guests fell ill, and he called the fire department. An alarm sounded and guests left the hotel. Guests lined up […]

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    Creative Way to Spice up a Dreary Day

    Whether you’re looking to brighten up a gloomy day or just add a splash of color to your summer, help is here! Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey also reveals his painting he worked on for Tom Williams.

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    Spice up Your Summer Through Art

    Newswatch 16′s Ryan Leckey shows us a new way to make a colorful splash this summer.


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