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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.

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    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 […]

  • Freedom Ride Supports Veterans

    SCRANTON — Veterans and wounded veterans who want to raise awareness for our men and women who serve rolled into Nay Aug Park in Scranton on Thursday. The “Freedom Ride” Began at the Carbondale Armory and stretched about 20 miles.  The ride stopped in Blakely Park, then the Military Readiness Center in Scranton, and finally finished in Nay Aug Park. There is another ride through central Pennsylvania set for Friday.

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    VFW Post Gutted By Flames

    LOCK HAVEN — Thursday night flames destroyed a VFW post in Clinton County. Fire and smoke poured from the roof of the VFW Post 1630 on East Church Street in Lock Haven. Authorities received the call around 11:30 p.m. when someone passing by noticed the smoke.  Firefighters believe no one was inside at the time of the fire. Firefighters have not said what started this huge blaze.

  • Fun Games and Gadgets For Your Beach Trip

    From the backyard to the beach, there`s a lot of new summertime gear to help you spice up the fun in the warmer months. Newswatch 16`s Ryan Leckey was in Lackawanna County with a look at what`s really making waves at the beach this summer.

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    Woman Accused of Stealing Thousands From Post Office

    CASTANEA — A former postmaster in Clinton County is accused of stealing thousands from the post office she managed. Authorities believe Macey Geyer, 41, from Castanea took more than $9,000 from the Castanea Post Office since she began working there in 2007 The United States Attorney’s Office tells Newswatch 16 a plea agreement is in place and it is awaiting approval by a judge.

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