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    UPDATE: Suspect Nabbed In Scranton Stabbing

    SCRANTON — Scranton police now say they have a man in custody accused of stabbing a teenager in Scranton. Police say, Garfield Alexander was taken into custody after 11 a.m. Wednesday in Forty Fort. A fight between a couple led to a Wednesday morning stabbing across the street from a Scranton school. Authorities said a 17-year-old boy was stabbed when he stepped in to protect his mother from a man near South Scranton Intermediate on Slocum Avenue just before 3:30 […]

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    Summer Job Opportunities

    Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey teams up with some employment pros to find out what jobs are available now for recent graduates and others looking for new opportunities.  For a list of resources in our area to help job hunters, head here.

  • Police: Parents Accused of Dealing Drugs, Mistreating Children

    PITTSTON — Two people are locked up in Luzerne County for allegedly putting their children in danger. Authorities said Linda Ortiz and Jose Rosado had heroin and marijuana in their home in Pittston in April. Police said the pair had no food in the home for a 9-month-old and a 1-year-old. Ortiz and Rosado face drug and child endangerment charges.

  • Meat-Stealing Thieves Caught on Camera

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A pair of hungry thieves were caught on camera in Luzerne County. Authorities said the two people stole several hundred dollars worth of meat from Walmart near Pittston on Tuesday. If you recognize the two or know anything about the theft, please call Pittston Township Police.

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    Two Plead Guilty for Their Roles in Deadly Drive-By Shooting

    STROUDSBURG — Two people pleaded guilty Tuesday morning for their involvement in a deadly drive-by shooting in Monroe County. Bruce Murray and Jacqueline Harrigan admit they played roles in the killing near Stroudsburg back in January. Authorities arrested five people in connection with the shooting death of Darcey Kravchenko. Three of the five have pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the killing.

  • Soldier Who Fought in Afghanistan Returns Home

    AVOCA — A young man from Lackawanna County who has served our country in the war on terror is back home. Marine Corporal John Lubeck got off his plane at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Monday night. The solider from Blakely is back in the area for the first time since his second tour in Afghanistan ended in May. He was greeted by members of the Lackawanna County chapter of the enforcers motorcycle club.  They escorted the soldier back home […]

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    Troopers: Man Attacks Three Correctional Officers

    WEST BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — State police in Bradford County are investigating an assault of three correctional officers. Troopers said Wayne Blow, 58, from Monroeton attacked the officers at the Bradford County Prison on Thursday. Blow is being held on aggravated assault charges.

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    Brother Stabs Brother, Mother Bites Police Officer

    EXETER TOWNSHIP — Authorities tell us one man is in the hospital, his brother and mother in custody following a Monday night stabbing in Luzerne County. Responders said the stabbing happened on Perch Lane in the Riverview Village Trailer Park in Harding just after 10 p.m. Authorities say a fight led Daniel Belcher, 30, to stab his brother.  Belcher is charged with aggravated assault. His mother, Carolyn Shannon, 57,  is also charged with assault for allegedly biting an officer’s arm […]

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    Deck Out Your Graduation Hairdo

    For tips to deck your hair for graduation, check out some of these ideas featured on Newswatch 16 This Morning.

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    Dump Trucks, Front Loader Among Machines Stolen in Heist

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — State police are reporting about the theft of some heavy machinery in Lycoming County. Troopers said someone stole two dump trucks, a front loader and a pair of engines from a property on Elimsport Road near Muncy in April. Authorities believe it happened sometime between April 15 and the 21. Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call state police in Montoursville.

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    Two Mothers Behind Bars Accused of Neglecting Their Children

    WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre police put two mothers behind bars for separate incidents on Monday.  Officers said both women put their children in danger. The first, Shakana Leonard, 24, was cuffed after her 20-month-old toddler was found alone on the street Monday evening. Investigators said the child is now in the godmother’s care. The second, Margareta Felton, 22, was nabbed after cops said she left her five-year-old daughter home alone inside her Sherman Hills apartment on Monday afternoon. Wilkes-Barre Police said […]

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    School Van Involved in Multi-Vehicle Wreck

    WILKES-BARRE — Authorities in Wilkes-Barre were on the scene of a wreck between two vehicles and a school van. The crash happened around 7:10 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Hazle Street and South Pennsylvania Avenue. Officers said there was one student on the van and the child was not hurt.  One person was treated on scene with minor injuries. Police have not said what caused the crash.