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  • Folks Flock to Fundraiser in Luzerne County

    LAFLIN — A community in Luzerne County came together to help the family of a cancer victim. A fundraiser was held Sunday afternoon at the Laflin borough building to support the family of Michael Gogick. Gogick recently passed away from stage 4 metastatic head and neck cancer. The event was held to raise money to help the family cover the cost of Gogick’s funeral. There was games, basket raffles, a dunk tank, and prizes to be won. The fundraiser was […]

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    Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure in Mall

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP– A man is behind bars after he allegedly exposed himself in a department store in Luzerne County. State Police said Isaac Kieselowsky, 33, of Pittston was observed on video surveillance committing lewd acts in Boscov’s in the Laurel Mall near Hazleton today. Authorities have charged him with indecent exposure, open lewdness, and disorderly conduct.

  • Cars and Planes On Display in Luzerne County

    FORTY FORT–It was a beautiful day for a Sunday drive in Luzerne County. The 2014 NEPA Vintage Motor Revival took place at the Wilkes-Barre Wyoming Valley Airport in Forty Fort. The event was sponsored by the British Car club of NEPA. The show featured more than 135 classic cars, and plane rides were available. There was also a Chinese auction to benefit the Blue Chip Animal Rescue.

  • 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.