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  • Video Vault: Former Congressman Dan Flood and the Agnes Flood of ’72

    The Agnes flood of ’72 — and the waterlogged days that followed it — were filled with dark moments for many. But for one man, that time in our area’s history marked some of his brighteswt moments. Congressman Dan Flood was a tremendous help in rebuilding the Wyoming Valley. On February 14th, 1993, a plaque was unveiled on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre in Flood’s honor. We take a look into our Video Vault with Newswatch 16’s Stacy Sager.

  • Talkback 16: Medical Marijuana, Virtual Video Gambling, and Animal Cruelty Laws

    In today’s edition of Talkback 16, viewers called in to sound off on a variety of topics including the new pending medical marijuana facilities preparing to set up shop in our area, the legalization of video gaming machines in bars and airports, and reaction to tougher animal cruelty laws.

  • Valedictorian’s Speech Cut Off by Administrators, Grabbing National Headlines

    EXETER — One local graduate’s valedictorian speech is grabbing some national attention. Peter Butera donned his green and gold for one final time last Friday, preparing to address his class and leave them with his final thoughts. As their Valedictorian, Butera prepared a speech he hoped would garner himself attention, but he couldn’t have dreamt exactly how much it would get him, exactly. “However, at our school, the title of class president could more accurately be class party planner, and […]

  • Old Market Street Station Complex Gets a New Life in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Part of the old Market Street Station Complex was given a new look and new tenants after a long-awaited facelift. The Market Street Business Center opened Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre. Some of the new tenants include a digital print shop, a shipping business, and an office equipment supplier. They will be joined by a new hair salon and a Domino’s Pizza, which are both set to open soon.

  • Annual Book Sale Turns the Page in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — The 41st annual book sale at the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library continues this week. The sale began on Friday at the library along South Franklin Street in the Diamond City. There are thousands of books, DVDs, vinyl records, and more for sale with new items added every day. Last year, more than $26,000 was raised for the library. That book sale continues through Saturday, June 24 in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Talkback 16: Tax Amnesty, Toasty Temps, and Furry Friends

    In this edition of Talkback 16, viewers called in to sound off on a variety of topics ranging from tax amnesty, the hot weather, and our newest furry friend in the backyard.

  • Carbondale Area Grad Class is Seeing Double

    CARBONDALE — Seeing double? Try five times that! The Carbondale Area High School Class of 2017 celebrated graduation day on Friday evening, and among them — 5 sets of twins! Ten of the newly minted graduates were able to share a special bond on their big day — alongside someone who has been with them since birth. “We’re very close,” said Genna and Zachary McDonough. “We do a lot together. We’re each other’s best friends. We’re buddies.” While many, like […]

  • Mom Faces Child Endangerment Charges After Allegedly Leaving Kids in Car While She Drank

    KINGSTON — A mother in one part of Luzerne County is facing child endangerment charges after she allegedly left her two children in a vehicle unattended while she drank inside a strip club. Police say Nzinga Callendar, 29, of Bear Creek Township was arrested Friday after police in Kingston responded to a call at the Cabaret Strip Club on Market Street, where two young children were crying after reportedly being left unattended in a car for at least two hours. […]

  • Fire Damaged Home in Union County

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — Flames damaged a home early Friday morning in one part of Union County. Crews were called to Hoffa Mill Road near Mifflinburg around 10 a.m. to a call reporting flames. These pictures are from the Union County Firewire’s Facebook page. No cause or reports of injuries were made in that fire in Union County.

  • One of Three Accused in Casino Theft Scheme Sentenced

    LUZERNE COUNTY — One of the three people accused in a half million dollar scheme to rip off Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino near Wilkes-Barre was sentenced Friday. Robert Pellegrini of Mountain Top must spend 32 months in federal prison. Pellegrini, as well as Mark Hetzel of Dallas, pleaded guilty to being involved in a scheme to duplicate players cards and cash to money from free slot play at the casino in Luzerne County. A cocktail waitress also pleaded guilty to […]

  • Talkback 16: Frein Manhunt, Help Versus Imprisonment, and Early Wakeups

    In today’s edition of Talkback 16, viewers called in to sound off on a variety of topics, spanning from comments on the cost of the Eric Frein manhunt, commenting on a woman’s trial — who allegedly attempted to kill herself and her children via carbon monoxide, as well as the early start time of Ryan Leckey’s live segment.

  • Man Charged for Torching Bar Four Years Ago in Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — ┬áPolice in one community in Northumberland County have charged a man who they believe torched a bar more than four years ago. According to the Daily-Item newspaper, Anthony Rocco Sanutti Jr. reportedly is facing a number of charges — including arson. Authorities in Sunbury believe Sanutti lit the fire at the Brass Key Tavern on Raegan Street back in January of 2013. He turned himself into police on Thursday and is free on bail. Sanutti is the son […]