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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 […]


    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 […]


    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.

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    Man on Bike Killed in Crash

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Officials are investigating a deadly crash in Luzerne County According to Hanover Township Police, a man on a bike was hit by a car on Hanover Street just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The coroner said Shawn Camm, 20, of Hanover Township died at the hospital after the crash. The death has been ruled an accident. Police are continuing to investigate.

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    Clarks Summit Festival Of Ice

    For more information abut the 2014 Ice Festival that runs Thursday through the 17th, click here!

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    Interstate 84 in New York Reopened

    UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: Interstate 84 in New York State is now open. According to PennDOT, Interstate 84 in New York is completely closed to all vehicles until further notice. Drivers traveling in the area are advised to use alternate routes.

  • Mini-Mart Robbed at Gunpoint in Luzerne County

    WILKES BARRE — The search for an armed robber is underway in Luzerne County. Police said a man with a black pistol walked into Hazle Mini Mart, on Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre, around 10:30 Friday night, demanding money. According to officials, the man then fled on foot with an unknown amount of cash. Police said the suspect was wearing a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled tightly around his face, blue jeans, and white gloves. Officials told Newswatch 16 no […]

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    Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE — A man was robbed at gunpoint in Luzerne County, according to Wilkes-Barre Police. Officials said it happened at McCarthy Jim Tavern On the Hill early Saturday morning,when a 43-year-old man was leaving the tavern. According to the police, the man entered his vehicle near by, where he was approached by two males, who put a gun to his head, and demanded money. Police said the suspects fled on foot east on E. Northampton Street in Wilkes Barre.

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    Woman Jumped Out of Car Window to Escape Cop Impersonator

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Police believe there is someone in Lackawanna County pretending to be a cop. According to South Abington Township Police, a kidnapping happened around 2:30 Saturday morning, on Northern Boulevard, near Clarks Summit. Officials told Newswatch 16 that a man flashed his lights at a car driven by a woman in her 40’s.¬†Believing¬†it to be a police car she stopped. The man got out, told her she was driving drunk, and put her in the back of […]


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