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    Teen Accused of Throwing Knives at Grandmother

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Police in Lycoming County accused a teenager of throwing knives at her grandmother. Police tell Newswatch 16 the 17-year-old attacked the woman in a home near Loyalsock last week.  Throwing several large knives, one of which cut the 50-year-old. Officers said the teen then went after her 6-year-old cousin knocking a tooth out. The 17-year-old girl is charged with assault.

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    “Psych-O-Lantern” Stop Motion Animation

    To watch the short film “Psych-O-Lantern” carved by Yuliya Tsukerman, click here!

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    UPDATE: Teenager Accused of Stabbing His Former Nurse

    WILKES-BARRE — Court records have identified the 15-year-old boy who is accused of stabbing a woman inside her home late Tuesday night. Documents said Ryan Vincent of Edwardsville broke into a home on Stanley Street, grabbed a knife, then stabbed a woman at least six times before running off. Court records identified the victim as his former nurse. Police said the woman was treated and has been released from the hospital. Court records said Vincent is charged with felony aggravated […]

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    Rachel’s Challenge

    To learn more about “Rachel’s Challenge” which is encouraging people in Wayne County to wear orange today, head here.

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    Life Sentence Handed to Convicted Killer

    WILKES-BARRE — Life in prison without parole was the sentence handed down to a convicted murderer in Luzerne County. Kenneth Evans was given that sentence Friday morning.  He was found guilty in August of first degree murder. Evans shot and killed Shantique Goodson last November after an argument outside the troubled Sherman Hills apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Talkback Feedback: Your Suggestions for Newswatch 16

    We get a lot of Talkback 16 calls with suggestions about how we should do things differently here at WNEP.  You probably think we don’t pay attention, but we do!  Newswatch 16’s Scott Schaffer takes your ideas and tests them out in this week’s Talkback Feedback.

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    Man Faces Charges Over Fake Frein Story

    CANADENSIS — A fake story about suspected cop killer Eric Frien has a man from Canadensis in trouble with the law. State police said Michael Abuiso lied last month when he gave a statement about Frein to Barrett Township Police. Court papers say Abuiso claimed that Frein approached him in late July or early August about obtaining a fake ID. Abuiso told police that Frein offered to pay him $2,000-$3,000. Troopers later interviewed the man, who admitted making up the […]

  • “Wine, Witches & Wardrobe” Raises Money

    SCRANTON — A bewitchingly good time is what brought ladies to the Radisson in Scranton on Thursday night. The event, called Wine, Witches, and Wardrobe, featured ladies modeling some of the finest fashions from several Scranton-area clothing stores. All the money raised benefits Lackawanna County’s Dress for Success program, which helps women get a leg-up in the workforce.

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    Wilkes-Barre Police Investigating Two Late Night Robberies

    WILKES-BARRE — A pair of late night robberies has authorities in Wilkes-Barre investigating the crimes. Officers tell Newswatch 16 a 45-year-old man said two people dressed in black stole his bag on the railroad tracks near East Northampton Street around 9:30 Thursday night. Investigators report a 50-year-old man said four men held him down and took off with his cash, license and welfare card on South River Street just after 10:00 p.m. Officers have not said if the two robberies […]

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    Halloween Themed Events at Misericordia University

    To learn more about the two Halloween activities including “Things That Go Boom In The Night,” and “Halloween in The Halls,” mentioned in Leckey Time, click here!

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    Police Chase Ends With Car Slamming Into Home

    HAZLETON — A police chase through Hazleton Thursday morning ended when the vehicle slammed into a home. According to police, it began around midnight when officers tried to pull over Jonathan Alvarez from Hazleton.  Instead of stopping, police said Alvarez took off. The chase came to an end when authorities said the driver crashed the car into a home at East 22nd and Seybert Streets. Officers have not said if anyone was hurt. Alaverez faces a slew of charges and […]

  • Technology to Help Save Cash During Winter

    When it comes to getting our homes ready for the colder months ahead, home improvement pros say not waiting until temps hit freezing could save you cash in the long run.  Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey was at Lowe’s in Lackawanna County and spoke with some experts about new technology that could help save you money this winter. Click here to check out some videos on everything from changing your furnace filter to installing a thermostat. For tips to protect your […]

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