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  • Leckey Time: Fun With Feed-A-Friend

    Ryan Leckey has some fun while dishing on the details of WNEP’s Feed-A-Friend campaign.

  • Council Says Police Department Could Shut Down

    LAFLIN — A community in Luzerne County might be getting rid of its police force. Laflin’s council voted Monday to have the borough’s lawyer draw up an ordinance to close the department.  The Laflin Police Department is made up of three full-time and five part-time officers. People can voice their concerns at the next Laflin Borough Council meeting December 8th.

  • Two Cuffed After Police Raid Home

    EXETER — Police arrested two men during a raid at a home in Luzerne County late Tuesday night. Newswatch 16 found Exeter Police and a state police hazmat team at a home in Birchwood Estates in Exeter.  Investigators said they served a search warrant at the home earlier in the evening, looking for a man wanted on felony charges. Officers said they filed drug charges against Ryan Martin and his son Andrew Martin. Police say they found marijuana, synthetic marijuana, and […]

  • Man Cuffed After Stabbing Outside Mini Mart

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A stabbing at a mini mart in Luzerne County has a man locked up Tuesday morning. According to authorities, the attack happened at Turkey Hill on Route 309 near Hazleton just after 11:00 Monday night. Officers said Chistopher Ringlaben, 21, of Hazleton stabbed William Flachsenhaar in the arm during a fight.  Witnesses stopped Ringlaben from leaving until officers arrived. The Hazleton man was charged with assault.

  • Operation Enduring Freedom

    To learn more about Staff Sergeant Earl Grandville’s non-profit he mentioned on Newswatch 16 This Morning, click here.

  • Preparing the Electric City for Winter

    SCRANTON — Volunteers got their hands dirty cleaning up parts of downtown Scranton on Sunday. The Penn State Master Gardeners and members of “Scranton Tomorrow” joined forces to tidy up the planters around the city and get them ready for winter.  The organizer of the event said it’s important for people to take ownership of their community. “We want to show that there are people committed to making Scranton a better place even if it’s just a little part at […]

  • Bandit Hits Mini Mart, Gas Station Within Minutes

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Police in Luzerne County are looking for the robber who held up two businesses in a matter of minutes Sunday night. Hanover Township Police said the man first tried to rob a Sunoco Gas Station on the Sans Souci Parkway.  The clerk refused to hand over money and the suspect took off. Police said the same man grabbed the register at Penn Corners Food Mart just down the road a little while later. Officers said the suspect […]

  • Pasta Dinner Raises Money for Woman Hurt in Crash

    SCRANTON — A restaurant in Scranton put on an Italian-style dinner to help a woman who was hurt in a car wreck. The “Miracles for Maria” pasta dinner was held Sunday for Maria Baldassari at the Villa Maria Restaurant.  Baldassari was injured in a car crash about seven months ago and is now confined to a wheelchair. The benefit dinner will help the woman from Dunmore pay her medical bills. “Everybody putting this organization together is beyond what I could […]

  • Bowling a Strike for Epilepsy Awareness

    WILKES-BARRE — People were knocking down pins at Chacko’s Bowling Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday all in the name of epilepsy awareness. The 7th annual Bowl-a-Thon was held to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. The foundation raises awareness through educational programs for teachers, law enforcement and any other groups that may come in contact with epilepsy patients. Sunday’s event in Wilkes-Barre coincides with National Epilepsy Awareness Month.

  • Breakfast, Parade Honors Area Veterans

    Across the country, Americans pause this week to remember the men and women who protect our freedoms. Military officials, students, and their families gathered at VFW Post 283 on Sunday to celebrate the veterans with a special breakfast before a parade in Kingston.  A dozen students were also honored as winners of an essay contest that was all about thanking veterans. “My dad was in the military and I felt that it was really close at heart, to write something […]

  • Firefighters Battle Flames at Double Block, Five People Forced Out

    WILLIAMSPORT — Five people are out of their homes after flames hit a double block home in Williamsport late Sunday night. Firefighters said flames sparked in the back of one of the homes on Dove Street around 11:00 p.m. A family of four lives on one side and a man lives on the other.  Everyone made it out safely.  The damage kept them from returning to their homes. Williamsport’s fire inspector is expected to investigate the cause Monday morning.

  • Woman Hospitalized After Being Beaten, Robbed

    HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton are looking for two men who attacked and robbed a woman early Wednesday morning. According to police, a woman told them she was beaten and robbed by two men around 4 a.m. The woman was taken to the hospital. Police have not released the woman’s name, condition or if anything was taken during the robbery. Leon Cussat from Hazle Township said he feels bad for the woman. “Right now, it’s terrible the way it is. […]