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  • Water Main Break in Scranton Repaired

    SCRANTON– Some people are waking up to water troubles in Lackawanna County. A water main break turned the 500 block of Taylor Avenue in Scranton into a river around 1 a.m. Thursday. Pennsylvania American Water said about 30 homes and businesses were affected and repairs on the main were complete before 10 a.m.

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    Botched Robbery Leads to Charges

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP– A would-be robber was charged after a botched hold up in Pike County. Authorities said Wayne Pitner of Dingman Township used a gun to hold up Lords Valley Xtra Mart near Greeley after 11 p.m. Wednesday. He demanded money from the cash register, but fled the scene on foot empty handed. The clerk called the police and told them he knew the robber. Pitner was charged with robbery and making threats.  

  • Driver Destroys Hydrant in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A hit and run driver destroyed a fire hydrant in Lackawanna County. The hydrant was hit around 1 a.m Thursday. It was taken off of its base and sent about 15 feet down the road. Skid marks were left on the roadway, along with a trail of parts from the vehicle. Authorities said the vehicle was found, but have not said if they caught the driver.

  • Man Shot in Arm in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE– Police are investigating a shooting in Luzerne County. Officers said gunfire rang out on Meade Court just before 11:30 last night in Wilkes-Barre. Authorities said a 30-year-old man was found shot in the arm. The man was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. Police said the man would not give them his name, and would not say what led to the shooting.

  • UPDATE: Why are Promised Safety Upgrades at Sherman Hills Delayed?

    WILKES-BARRE– Two people were sent to the hospital after a late night shooting in Luzerne County. Shots rang out at Sherman Hills housing complex just before 11:30 last night after an attempted robbery. Police told Newswatch 16 that the two victims were both men in their early 20s. Officers have not released their names or conditions. There are still plenty of questions about the shooting, as well as the promised safety upgrades at Sherman Hills. A new fence was put […]

  • Fire Hits Columbia County Home

    BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP– Early morning flames wrecked a home in Columbia County. The fire broke out just before 1 a.m. Wednesday on Knob Mountain Road outside of Berwick. Firefighters told Newswatch 16 that one person lives there but was not home at the time. Crews have not said what started the fire.  

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    Sword Used in Robbery, Kidnapping in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE– Two men accused of kidnapping and robbing a man are locked up in Luzerne County. Authorities say Jhogan Guerra and Juan Hernandez went to a home on Hutson Street and used a sword to force the man to go with them. The suspects took the victim to another area and demanded his cash and bank cards. They claimed the victim owed them for a prior debt. Police said the two men returned the man to his house, where the […]

  • Shots Fired in Scranton

    SCRANTON– Two people were arrested after gunfire in Scranton Thursday. Police were called to the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Moosic Street just after 11 p.m. Thursday. Bullet casings were on the ground and officers were inside a home nearby. Witnesses told Newswatch 16 that five men were vandalizing a vehicle when someone tried to stop them and that’s when the shots rang out. Authorities have not confirmed what happened. Police say Rahiem Singleton of Scranton fired shots into a […]

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    Scranton Shakespeare Festival

    The Scranton Shakespeare Festival runs July 11-13 and July 18-20 in Nay Aug Park. Click here for more information on the festival.

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    IndyCar at Pocono Raceway

    For more information about IndyCar at the Tricky Triangle, head here. For details on the Mario Andretti Q&A session, click here.

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    Police Looking for Armed Robber in Hazleton

    HAZLETON– Police are looking for an armed robber in Luzerne County. Authorities say a man was robbed at gun point around 1 a.m. Thursday morning in the area of West Green Street and North Laurel Street. The robber is described as a 5’6″ male with short hair, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. Police have not said what the thief made off with. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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    Bicycle Helmet Giveaway and Fourth of July Festivities

    For more information about the HKQ Kids 7th Annual Bike Helmet Giveaway, click here! Get all the details on Wilkes-Barre’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration here!