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    One Person Killed in Early Morning Fire

    CASS TOWNSHIP — One person was killed in an early morning fire in Schuylkill County, according to officials. Authorities said the fire started at a double block home on South Maple Avenue in Cass Township Sunday around 2:30 a.m. The name of the person killed in the fire has not been released, and investigators are looking for the cause of the fire near Minersville.

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    Two Arsons Same Town, Hours Apart

    WEST PITTSTON — Firefighters were called out to battle two different fires at a duplex in Luzerne County Ssturday night and call them both suspicious. State Police told Newswatch 16 the first fire started just after 11pm at the duplex on Foundry Street in West Pittston,  and the second fire was set just three hours later on the other side. Police said the home was for sale and no one was living there. The double arson is under investigation in […]

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    Body of Man Found In Lackawanna County Lake

    BENTON TOWNSHIP — Dive and rescue teams  found the man who drowned Saturday in Deer Lake in Lackawanna County. Police said the victim was Dwayne Ferguson of Baltimore, Maryland. According to officials, Ferguson was visiting friends at the lake in Benton Township for a cookout, when he and a woman went out in a small boat and decided to take a swim around 6 p.m. Police said a man who lives on the shore got in a boat and tried to rescue […]

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    UPDATE: Deadly Fire Set Intentionally

    WILKES-BARRE — New developments in the mail carrier’s death after a fire at her home in April. State police now say the fire at Laurie Merritt’s home last month was intentionally set. The fire on April 14th started in the attic of Merritt’s home on Wyoming Street in Wilkes-Barre. Merritt was found unconscious and taken to the hospital where she died. According to court papers, Merritt’s family members believe an ex-boyfriend may be responsible for the fire, but criminal charges […]

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    UPDATE: Cows Killed, Barn Leveled By Fire in Wayne County

    DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP — Firefighters said a dozen animals were killed and a barn was leveled by fire on Calkins Road near Damascus on Sunday morning. The barn is owned by Wayne County Commissioner Brian Smith, who shares the family business with his wife, daughter and son-in-law. “I’m happy nobody got hurt. We lost only young stock, only 11 young stock and a dog. Thank you to everyone here helping,” said Smith. “I’ve got fantastic neighbors. This whole county is just […]

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    New Ice Cream Cafe in Waymart Just in Time For Summer

    WAYMART– A new ice cream shop opened up in Wayne County Saturday. South Street Ice Cream Cafe held a grand opening in Waymart and people were there to enjoy a cool treat. The ice cream cafe even had free horse-drawn buggy rides during the grand opening in Wayne County.


    State Police: Man Shot Another in the Face During Argument

    WALKER TOWNSHIP — A man is locked up for attempted homicide after he shot another man in the face, according to state police in Schuylkill County. Officials said John Edwin Clause, 58, of Tamaqua, drove to Mark Scheitrum’s home in Walker Township, and shot him in the face after an argument. Troopers said Clause then fled the scene and was later located by a neighbor. Scheitrum was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital for treatment. State police said Clause is locked […]

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    Businesses Burned by Fire

    TEXAS TOWNSHIP — Businesses destroyed by a fire are getting ready for clean up in Wayne County. According to officials, the fire started around 9:30 p.m. Saturday along Route 6 near Honesdale. The owner of 2 Cousins Construction and Savannah’s Inspirational Woodworking said his businesses were wrecked by the fire. Officials said a state police fire marshal is expected to look into the fire on Sunday. No one was hurt in Saturday night’s fire near Honesdale in Wayne County.

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    Man Found Dead in Montoursville

    MONTOURSVILLE — A man was found dead in Lycoming County Sunday morning. The body of Edward White, 77, of Williamsport,  was found along Fairview Drive and Cemetery Road in Montoursville just after 12:30 a.m., according to state police. Officials said the man was shot and his body was dumped at that location. Police said they do not believe the public is in any danger and the homicide is under investigation. Newswatch 16 will keep you updated with the latest information from Lycoming County.


    Police on Scene of Suicide, Crash in Loyalsock Township

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Police are on scene of a deadly incident in Lycoming County. Crime scene tape and officers line East Third Street in Loyalsock Township where the incident happened Sunday morning. Multiple witnesses told Newswatch 16 there was a police pursuit before a car went off the road. The car crashed and authorities found the driver dead inside. No word yet on the driver’s identity or the cause of death. No word yet if this is related to another investigation […]

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    Interstate 81 Crash in Moosic Creates Morning Traffic

    MOOSIC — A multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 slowed the morning commute for drivers in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. State police said the crash happened just before 8 a.m. near the Davis Street and Montage Mountain Road Exit (182) northbound on the Interstate, and was backed up past the Avoca interchange. Troopers said four vehicles were involved in the wreck. One man was hurt and taken to a hospital. Investigators said charges against one of the drivers are pending.

  • 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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