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  • 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.

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    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. […]

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    Motorcycle Hits Utility Pole, Rider Killed

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — State police in Monroe County released information on Tuesday about a deadly motorcycle crash that happened last Friday. It happened Friday afternoon on Neola Road in Hamilton Township.  Troopers said Brian Dean, 23, was killed when he lost control of his bike and went off the road.  The motorcycle slammed into a utility pole. Dean, who is from Saylorsburg, was pronounced dead on scene.  State police said he was not wearing a helmet.

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    Man Accused of Stabbing 19-Year-Old Girl in the Neck

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Troopers arrested a man in Monroe County who investigators said stabbed the back of a 19-year-old girl’s neck Sunday night.   The attack happened at a home on Kingbird Trail in Middle Smithfield Township around 11 p.m. According to state police, Victor Soto, 21, of Tobyhanna approached the victim as she was getting ready to shower and asked for a cigarette.  When the girl refused and told him to leave, authorities said the man stabbed the back […]

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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 […]

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