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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.


    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 […]

  • “Wine, Witches & Wardrobe” Raises Money

    SCRANTON — A bewitchingly good time is what brought ladies to the Radisson in Scranton on Thursday night. The event, called Wine, Witches, and Wardrobe, featured ladies modeling some of the finest fashions from several Scranton-area clothing stores. All the money raised benefits Lackawanna County’s Dress for Success program, which helps women get a leg-up in the workforce.

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    Wilkes-Barre Police Investigating Two Late Night Robberies

    WILKES-BARRE — A pair of late night robberies has authorities in Wilkes-Barre investigating the crimes. Officers tell Newswatch 16 a 45-year-old man said two people dressed in black stole his bag on the railroad tracks near East Northampton Street around 9:30 Thursday night. Investigators report a 50-year-old man said four men held him down and took off with his cash, license and welfare card on South River Street just after 10:00 p.m. Officers have not said if the two robberies […]

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    Halloween Themed Events at Misericordia University

    To learn more about the two Halloween activities including “Things That Go Boom In The Night,” and “Halloween in The Halls,” mentioned in Leckey Time, click here!


    Police Chase Ends With Car Slamming Into Home

    HAZLETON — A police chase through Hazleton Thursday morning ended when the vehicle slammed into a home. According to police, it began around midnight when officers tried to pull over Jonathan Alvarez from Hazleton.  Instead of stopping, police said Alvarez took off. The chase came to an end when authorities said the driver crashed the car into a home at East 22nd and Seybert Streets. Officers have not said if anyone was hurt. Alaverez faces a slew of charges and […]

  • Technology to Help Save Cash During Winter

    When it comes to getting our homes ready for the colder months ahead, home improvement pros say not waiting until temps hit freezing could save you cash in the long run.  Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey was at Lowe’s in Lackawanna County and spoke with some experts about new technology that could help save you money this winter. Click here to check out some videos on everything from changing your furnace filter to installing a thermostat. For tips to protect your […]

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    Cab Robbers Caught on Camera

    WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre police are asking the public’s help to find three people who robbed a cab driver. Authorities said the camera caught the two men and woman riding in the cab on Reno Lane just before midnight . Police said the man behind the driver held the victim down while the other man pulled a gun and demanded cash. The three then ran away.  Officers have not said how much they got. If you know these people in the […]

  • Accused Bank Robber Behind Bars

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Police think they have the man caught on camera robbing a bank last week in Luzerne County. Authorities said Lee Sokalsky from Scranton had a gun when he robbed M & T Bank in the Laurel Mall near Hazleton last Friday. Police believe the man who’s now locked up is also a suspect in several other armed robberies in the area.

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    UPDATE: Suspicious Fire Destroys Building, Closes Nearby Post Office

    FREELAND – Investigators said a fire that gutted one building, damaged another and closed a post office in Luzerne County is suspicious. The early morning fire on Main Street in Freeland started in a vacant building, which authorities said will be demolished because it could collapse. Theresa Bogansky said firefighters helped rescue her, her husband and her elderly mother-in-law when the fire spread next door. “I said we got to get Bobba out here because his mother lives with us, […]

  • Wham Cam: Origin of Pennsylvania

    Have you ever wondered where our state of Pennsylvania got its name?  Well you’re in luck because that’s the topic for Meteorologist Joe Snedeker’s latest Wham Cam.


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