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    UPDATE: Rolling Roadblocks on Interstate 81 During Rush Hour

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP — PennDOT announced that crews plan to move a large crane that will affect traffic on Interstate 81 and Route 315 in Luzerne County Thursday evening. Officials said the crane is moving on the ramp from Route 315 to Interstate 81 north beginning at 4 p.m.  Crews believe there will be major backups on Route 315 until 7 p.m. PennDOT said rolling roadblocks on Interstate 81 will take place between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  as three flatbed […]

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    UPDATE: Amber Alert: Abducted Children Safe, Father Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

    UPDATE: State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is reporting the two boys are safe and sound.   Authorities located the boys at a CVS in Staten Island, New York around 7:00 Thursday morning. Authorities said the boy’s father, Keith Belajonas, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Troopers said he killed the children’s mother at a home near Philadelphia then took the children. UPPER DARBY — Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Alert early Thursday morning after troopers said a […]

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    Three People Locked Up in Meth Lab Bust

    MILTON — Police in Northumberland County took three people into custoday after officers dismantled a dangerous drug operation. Authorities said they went to a home on Broadway Street in Milton on Wednesday to serve a warrant.  Once inside officers said they found a methamphetamine lab. State police were called in to take it apart.  Angel Prokop, Ace Elmore and Clifton Elmore were all arrested in the raid.

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    Alleged Drug Dealers Sold Heroin, Pills with Grandson in Car

    KINGSTON — Two people are accused of dealing drugs while a one year old sat in the back of a car. Investigators cuffed Alfred Singleton, 46, and Shalette Jones, 43, late Wednesday night.  Authorities said Jones drove Singleton to a drug deal on Wyoming Avenue on Wednesday with her grandson in the backseat. Officers said the man sold heroin and prescription drugs while the woman changed the child’s diaper. When police arrested the pair, they said they found crack and […]

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    Internet Sensation Preps for GMA

    The 5-year-old showstopper known to the nation now as “The Apparently Kid” is scheduled to be interviewed today by ABC’s Good Morning America.  His big break came during a Newswatch 16 interview.  Newswatch 16 Ryan Leckey caught up with the internet sensation an hour before the interview.

  • Thousands Attend National Night Out

    LEWISBURG — People in Union County are getting to know the men and women who keep them safe. Thousands came out for the “National Night Out” celebration in Lewisburg on Tuesday night. Members of local and county law enforcement gathered at the Lewisburg Area Recreation Park to show folks how they do their jobs. “They’re out here seeing entertainment, activities, events but at the same time interacting with all these agencies where they’ll be able to learn about crime, drugs, […]

  • Missing 5 Year Old Found Three Blocks From Home in Neighbor’s Car

    OLYPHANT — Authorities in Lackawanna County are wondering why a little girl wandered away from home in the middle of the night. Police found her sitting in her neighbor’s car. After a frantic search early Friday morning, the 5-year-old girl was found in her pajamas, sitting in a car on Spruce Street in Olyphant around 3:00 a.m.  The location is about three blocks away from her home on East Pine Street. Authorities tell Newswatch 16 her mother noticed the girl […]

  • Comforts of College: Tips to Deck Out Your Dorm

    In the next few weeks, thousands of college students will beginning moving their lives to college campuses.  Now is the time many are shopping for the decor to make your dorm room feel a little more like home!  Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey has a look at hot items this year for your college apartment.

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    Luzerne County Council Chairman Hit With PFA

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — The chairman of the Luzerne County Council was slapped with a temporary restraining order. A judge signed the protection from abuse order against Rick Morelli Wednesday afternoon.  It was requested by a woman from Dallas. The order mandates that Council Chairman Morelli stop harassing and stalking the woman.  He was also ordered to turn in any weapons to the county sheriff. A hearing is set for August 7th.

  • Woman Recovering After Being Hit by Car

    SCRANTON — A woman is in the hospital following a pedestrian crash in Scranton. Police said a car hit the woman on Lackawanna Avenue just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.  Officers immediately shut down the road to investigate. Scranton police say Nicole Avvisato of West Pittston was taken to the hospital, where she’s in critical condition. Lackawanna Avenue was closed for about two hours following the crash.

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: MANH(A)TTAN in Santa Fe: Ryan Leckey’s Video Postcard

    Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey gives you an all access pass to his recent trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Check out this web only exclusive for unseen snippets of the “MANH(A)TTAN” set as well as a tour of the city of Santa Fe. Click here for more details. Although “MANH(A)TTAN” will air on our sister station WGN America, this Sunday only on July 27th, you can see the first episode without commercials right after Newswatch 16 at 11:00.


    UPDATE: Police Release Victim’s Name in Crash That Shut Down Road

    SCRANTON — Police have released the name of the woman who was badly hurt in a crash Tuesday night. Investigators said Teresa Osborne of Scranton crossed the center line and collided with a tractor-trailer. The wreck happened around 8:30 p.m. on the Davis Street Bridge near the border of Scranton and Taylor. Police have not said what caused Osborne’s car to cross into the other lane. Osborne was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer […]


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