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  • Volunteers Get Honored at Banquet in Lackawanna County

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — The stars of the volunteer world came out in numbers Sunday night in one part of Lackawanna County. The Steamtown National Historic Site held their annual volunteer banquet at the Ramada Inn in South Abington Township near Clarks Summit. Over 200 volunteers were celebrated along with the 27,000 hours of volunteer work they accomplished. Those acknowledged dedicated their time to the National Park Service. Aiden Schafer, one of those volunteers, was nominated for the George and […]

  • Original “Miss Nancy” of Hatchy Milatchy Fame Dies at 85

    LANCASTER — For many children growing up in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, their weekly escape to the magical Land of Hatchy Milatchy was a much welcomed adventure into imagination and whimsy. It is with extremely heavy hearts that Newswatch 16 announces the passing of one of our own WNEP alums — “Miss Nancy” Berg, the original hostess of The Land of Hatchy Milatchy in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Berg passed away at her home in Lancaster County Tuesday evening […]

  • One Dead After Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Snyder County

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Authorities have released the name of a man who died after a fatal motorcycle crash in Snyder County this weekend. According to a release from State Police, a 49-year-old William Adams of Mason, West Virginia was killed sometime between Saturday and Sunday on Route 204, north of Fetter Road, near Selinsgrove. Authorities believe he was riding his Harley Davidson northbound when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, traveling over an embankment. He proceeded to strike a […]

  • Early Morning Fire Destroys Double Block Home in Luzerne County

    ASHLEY — A double block home was destroyed after a devastating fire tore through it early Sunday morning. Six different fire departments in Luzerne County were called to the home along South Main Street in Ashley borough around 1 a.m. Sunday. By daylight, there wasn’t a whole lot left to see as cars drove by slowly, soaking in the sights of what’s gone. All six people who lived inside made it out safely, along with three dogs and two cats. One of […]

  • 3rd Annual Jog for Jude Raises Awareness for SIDS in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — Runners, walkers, and joggers alike laced up their kicks Sunday morning with the hope of raising awareness for a deadly, mysterious illness: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Sunday marked the third annual Jog for Jude at the Dunmore Community Center in Lackawanna County, held in memory of Jude Zayac who suddenly passed away in 2014 from SIDS. The jog is the only 5K race that solely focuses on the disease. “The family must feel overwhelmed because I feel overwhelmed […]

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Host 11th Annual Car Show in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE — Sunshine and muscle cars were in abundance at Wilkes University, all thanks to an annual tradition hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Society hosted its 11th annual car show at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Sunday afternoon. The event honors those who restore antique, classic, and American muscle cars, paying reverence to the machines that once cruised small towns and cities a generation or two prior. The Engineers’ Society handed out awards in thirty categories, as […]

  • Volunteers Celebrate “Great American Cleanup” in Susquehanna County

    THOMPSON — Volunteers all over the country celebrated Earth Day by participating in the annual “Great American Cleanup,” going around to public places in their communities to beautify the area and clean up litter. In Susquehanna County, volunteers targeted a path that was once a railroad. The group ‘Friends of Starrucca Creek’ spent the better part of the weekend removing trash along the Delaware and Hudson Rail to Trail Path near the borough of Thompson. “It’s really amazing the amount […]

  • Three Charged After Wellness Check for Toddler Reveals Drug Activity

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Three people are facing multiple charges after a wellness check for a toddler revealed child endangerment and drug activity. Ariel Burke, 20, and David Button, 23, of West Abington Township, and Kayla Thurston, 20, of Factoryville were taken into custody late Saturday night after police responded to a wellness check call made for a 3-year-old boy. According to police, the hotel manager noticed the 3-year-old roaming the hallway of the Nichols Village unsupervised for a number of hours, […]

  • Crash Leaves One Dead, Three Injured in Montour County

    VALLEY TOWNSHIP — One person has died — and three more are battling serious injuries — after an early morning rollover crash in Montour County. According to police reports, the incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 80 near Danville. Allegedly, the driver was traveling westbound when they lost control of the vehicle while switching lanes. The car proceeded to roll several times before coming to a rest. That crash is still under investigation.

  • High Carbon Monoxide Levels Cancel Healthy Kids Day Event

    CARBONDALE — A healthy children’s day event at a YMCA was cancelled after officials found dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the building. The Carbondale YMCA was scheduled to hold a “Healthy Kids Day” event this weekend, however the YMCA had multiple carbon monoxide detectors in the building which sounded just prior to the event. Fire officials say the high levels of monoxide may have been caused by equipment used by construction crews during a renovation projected on the YMCA’s indoor […]

  • Former County Commissioner Could Be Released from Prison Before End of Year

    SCRANTON — A former Lackawanna County Commissioner could be released from federal prison before the end of 2017. A.J. Munchak — along with fellow commissioner Bob Cordaro — was convicted in federal court on a series of public corruption charges in 2011. According to Munchak’s attorney Christopher Powell, Munchak could be released to a halfway house in Florida as early as November. He is scheduled to finish serving his sentence in May of 2018. Cordaro remains in prison, and has four […]

  • Woman Charged After Failing to Get Toddler Medical Attention in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — A woman in Dunmore is currently behind bars after failing to get her two-year-old child medical attention. Sherrise Zangardi of Dunmore was arrested Wednesday after police say she refused to get her daughter medical attention for a four-inch cut on her back from which she was bleeding. Zangardi allegedly could not provide medical professionals with an explanation as to how the injury occurred. The daughter also allegedly had bruises all over her cheeks, forehead, and chin, according to […]