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  • Car Show Benefits State Police Program

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Folks revved their engines in Luzerne County to help children. A car show was held Sunday afternoon at the Polish American Club near Wilkes-Barre.  The money raised benefits the State Police Camp Cadet Program. The program is a summer camp for boys and girls that teaches them about the criminal justice system. It focuses on discipline, teamwork, drug and alcohol prevention and many other issues. Folks who came out to see the fancy rides also tried their […]

  • News at Your Desk – Thursday 5/29

    Thursday morning’s local news and weather.

  • High School Senior Honored for Community Service

    DUNMORE — A teenager from Lackawanna County picked up his brand new car on Wednesday, in recognition of his hard work as an outstanding member of the class of 2014. Kyle Dougherty, a senior at Dunmore High School, received the honor for his work with Coaches vs. Cancer. Kyle’s big prize is a 2014 Toyota Corolla courtesy of Toyota Scion of Scranton. Kyle was chosen because of his community service as well as his participation as a basketball player, cross-country […]

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    Paddleboarding in Poconos

    For more information on the Hawaiian tradition “paddleboarding,” click here!

  • Police Believe Break-ins are Related

    WEST HAZLETON — Police in Luzerne County believe two burglaries and an attempted break-in Monday night and Tuesday morning are related. Officers in West Hazleton said someone broke into Hell’s Kitchen restaurant along North Broad Street and the Pour House Bar and Grille along Winters Avenue. Police in West Hazleton said the crooks tried but failed to break into Smart Geek Systems along North Broad Street. Police do not have any suspects.  If you know anything about the break-ins you […]

  • News at Your Desk – Wednesday 5/28

    Wednesday morning’s local news and weather.

  • Wham Cam: The Misunderstood Dandelion

    Meteorologist Joe Snedeker takes this week’s Wham Cam topic into the world of plants.  Dandelions are a very common plant, but possibly misunderstood.  Joe heads to the back mountain of Luzerne County to get ask folks if dandelions are flowers or weeds and why so many could appear in a yard.

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    Ice Cream Shop Burglarized

    PORT TREVERTON — State police in Snyder County are looking for the person who stole from an ice cream shop over Memorial Day weekend. Authorities said it happened between Sunday and Monday at Schaffer’s Soft Serve in Port Treverton. Officials said the thief got away with nearly $400.  If you have any information on the burglary, you are asked to call State Police Selinsgrove 570-374-8145.

  • Man Sent to Hospital After Flames Hit Double Block Home

    LANSFORD — Flames sent a man to the hospital Tuesday night in Carbon County. Authorities said fire started at a double block home on East Abbott Street in Lansford just before midnight.  Crews think the flames started in the back of one side of the home. A family of five lives inside. The husband was taken to the hospital to be checked out for breathing in smoke.  Firefighters said the other four family members are safe. A woman lives on […]

  • News at Your Desk – Tuesday 5/27

    Tuesday morning’s local news and weather.

  • Parades, Cookouts, and More on Memorial Day

    For a lot of people, Memorial Day means barbeques with family and friends.  Newswatch 16 stopped by a family party in Muncy, Lycoming County. The Crawley family were grilling up all the goods in their backyard while the kids did their part holding a little kickball game. “Now, we’re having a cook out with all the kids. We have grand-kids here we have family here we have friends here. We’re just having a good time and enjoying the weather,” said […]

  • Firefighters From Two Counties Fight Flames

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Fire crews from two counties battled flames at a house in Luzerne County Monday night. Responders said flames tore through the home along Getz Drive near Hazleton. It sparked around 8 p.m. Crews from both Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties were called in to fight the fire. Firefighters tell Newswatch 16 that one man lives in the house but wasn’t home.  No one was hurt. A state police fire marshal will investigate what started the fire.