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  • 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 […]

  • 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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    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 […]

  • 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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    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, […]

  • Police: Gun Shots Fired into SUV

    EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Police in Union County are investigating gunshots that were fired into an SUV late Monday night. Investigators said someone fired several shots into a maroon SUV in a parking lot behind Comfort Suites on Route 15 near Lewisburg around 9 p.m. Authorities said the shooter and the SUV took off.  Police later found the vehicle around six miles away on Filbert Street.  The people inside at the time of the shooting were not hurt. Officers are […]

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    Details On Kingston’s Food Pantry

    Al Beech West Side Food Pantry 190 South Sprague Ave Kingston, PA 18612 To volunteer or donate: email Clancy Harrison @ healthylivingrd@gmail.com To Reserve Food Contact: 570-288-0934 Area served: West Side communities from Edwardsville to Exeter Times of Operation: Tuesday & Friday, 10:00am – 11:00am (pick-up) Eligibility and requirements Clients must pre-register Monday or Thursday by phone between 1:00 & 2:30pm. Proof of residency required · medical card with address · driver’s license with current address · utility bill with […]

  • Wham Cam: Where did “October” Get its Name?

    Meteorologist Joe Snedeker asks folks why the name “October” was given to this month?

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    Police Cuff Man Accused in Pistol-Whipping

    WILKES-BARRE — Officers in Wilkes-Barre arrested a man they said assaulted and pistol-whipped a person early Friday morning. Investigators said the attack happened just after midnight on Madison Street.  According to police, Bernard Scott, 40, and a 23-year-old got into an argument sometime Thursday night.  Police said Scott went to the home of the victim, threatened him with a gun, then pistol-whipped the 23-year-old.  The suspect then fled. Later on Friday morning, officers got a call for a domestic dispute […]

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    Cop Suspended Without Pay Following Deadly Crash

    WILLIAMSPORT — Newswatch 16 has learned Williamsport Police Officer Jonathan Deprenda has been suspended without pay. Deprenda is charged with homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter for his role in a deadly crash on the job earlier this year. According to state police, Deprenda was driving more than 100 mph before his cruiser slammed into another vehicle killing the driver. Authorities claim he was rushing to help another officer.  Police in Williamsport tell Newswatch 16 said city officials are recommending […]

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    Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Girl

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Troopers in Bradford County filed charges against a man who investigators claim sexually assaulted a teenage girl. State police said Daniel Grubb, 32, raped the 15-year-old girl somewhere in Smithfield Township back in August.  Troopers did not mention where the assault took place. Grubb, who is from Ulster, faces charges of statutory sexual assault.

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    Police: Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Rest Stop Bathroom

    GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP — State police are looking for three men who robbed a person in a bathroom at a rest stop on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County. Troopers said it happened at the rest stop near Clarks Summit Tuesday night. According to authorities, three men in their twenties or thirties came into the bathroom while the victim was washing his hands.  One of the men pulled out a gun and told the person to empty his pockets.  Police said the […]

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