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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.

  • Man Uses Box Cutter in Turkey Hill Hold Up

    WILKES-BARRE — A man is on the run after a late Monday night hold up in Wilkes-Barre. Authorities said Turkey Hill Minit Mart on Blackman Street was targeted just after 11 p.m. Officer said the used a box-cutter to hold up the store then ran away. Police have not said what was taken.

  • News at Your Desk – Thursday 5/22

    Thursday morning’s local news and weather.

  • 3rd Annual International Fest Set to Kick Off

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP — Dozens of elementary school students helped jump-start the 3rd annual International Festival. Kids from St. Jude’s School held a food drive Wednesday afternoon at the church along South Mountain Boulevard in Mountain Top. Folks who attend this weekend’s International Festival are also asked to bring canned goods to help those in need. The festival begins next Saturday at 4:00.

  • Meth Bust Leads to Arrest

    NANTICOKE — Police in Luzerne County said officers shut down a drug lab on Wednesday. Nanticoke Police believe a man was cooking methamphetamine in the garage of a home on West Main Street. The bust was made on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said they found out about the dangerous operation from an informant.  Police said they found meth and heroin on the suspected drug maker at the time of his arrest. Authorities were still on scene at midnight on Thursday cleaning […]

  • Four Charged, Accused of Armed Home Break-in

    BERWICK — Four men face robbery charges for an armed home invasion in Columbia County. Berwick Police arrested James Hopper, Jack Defranco, Shawn Davis and Martin Addison on Wednesday. Officers said the men used a sawed-off shotgun during a break-in in March at a home on North Chestnut Street.  Police said the men were after cash and drugs. All four face a slew of charges and were arraigned later on Wednesday.

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    Memorial Day Grilling Tips and Tricks

    Click here for some great ideas for your Memorial Weekend Cookout! For some delectable recipes for your taste buds this grilling season, click here! Tips and recipes courtesy of Chef John Koza at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

  • Wham Cam: Do Humans Only Use 10% of Our Brain?

    Meteorologist Joe Snedeker talks about brain power in this week’s Wham Cam.  Most of us have heard the myth that we only use 10% of our brain.  Is this true? And if it is not, what percentage do humans use?