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  • Union County Man Goes Missing Off the Coast in North Carolina

    OUTER BANKS, N.C. — The United States Coast Guard is now searching for a man from Union County who went missing off the coast of North Carolina Thursday. Thaddeus Davis, an assistant coach at Lewisburg High School, disappeared today while swimming in the Outer Banks. The photo — courtesy of the Daily Item — is Davis when he played football at Bucknell a few years prior. Friends and former players of Davis held a vigil earlier tonight at Christy Mathewson […]

  • Drugs and Weapons Seized After Traffic Stop in Luzerne County

    HAZLETON — Police in one Luzerne County community showed off the drugs and money seized after a traffic stop in Hazleton on Thursday. Officers say five people were in the car that was stopped at Sixth and Seybert Streets. Marijuana, crack cocaine, and a stolen handgun were recovered, along with $19,000 in cash. Three of the five people in the car faced charges after the traffic stop in Hazleton.

  • UPDATE: Route 92 Back Open Near Tunkhannock After Storm Damage

    UPDATE: According to Tunkhannock Township police, Route 92 near Tunkhannock reopened around 6:15 a.m. on Friday. TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — This toppled tree in the community of Osterhout caused big problems. This comes after that tree came crashing down on Route 92, forcing police to close the busy road. The tree also took down power lines, which led to traffic lights being knocked out in nearby Tunkhannock. Police tried to direct traffic, but the streets of the borough became quickly congested. […]

  • UPDATE: Service to 911 Center in Susquehanna County Restored After Storm

    UPDATE: Service to the Susquehanna County’s 911 center was restored Thursday night. MONTROSE — The heavy rain forced the evacuation of a county building in Montrose Thursday afternoon. That building houses Susquehanna County’s Parole Office on the first floor and the County’s 911 center in the basement. County Officials told Newswatch 16 about three to four inches of rain water flooded the offices. Our crews found county employees setting up a temporary 9-1-1 center in the parking lot next to […]

  • Talkback 16: New Trial, Litter Bugs and Backyard Bugs

    In this edition of Talkback 16, viewers called in to sound off on a variety of topics such as the former county commissioner seeking a new trial, litter bugs, and backyard bugs.

  • Steam-Powered Locomotive Rides the Rails in Honesdale for the First Time in Almost 40 Years

    HONESDALE — A steam locomotive is riding the rails in Honesdale for the first time in nearly four decades. The steam-powered engine will be part of this weekend’s “Steampunk Honesdale” celebration which celebrates the borough’s industrial heritage. It is the first time steam will be back on the rails in Honesdale since 1979, The event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Wayne County.

  • Roundtable Discussion in Lackawanna County Held to Improve Safety for Corrections Officers

    JESSUP — A special event Wednesday night was hosted by a father whose son was brutally murdered while working at the Federal Prison in Wayne County. Don Williams organized this round table discussion at the 911 Center in Lackawanna County, all in an attempt to improve safety for corrections officers. This comes after his son Eric Williams was viciously stabbed to death by an inmate at the Federal Prison near Waymart in 2013. That inmate — Jesse Con-Ui — who […]

  • Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A Scranton man is now facing charges of sex assault after he allegedly assaulted a young girl while babysitting her. According to authorities, John Cathrall, 67, allegedly assaulted the child in the bathtub and on a living room sofa. Cathrall has been charged with aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors in Lackawanna County.

  • Armed Robber Held Up Luzerne County Coffee Shop at Knifepoint

    WEST PITTSTON — A robber armed with a knife held up a Dunkin’ Donuts Wednesday morning in Luzerne County. It happened just before 5:30 a.m. at the store along Wyoming Avenue in West Pittston. In the surveillance video, you can see a man go behind the counter and grab a worker from behind. Officers tell us the crook grabbed the woman by the neck and forced her to open up a safe. Besides being shaken up, that worker was not […]

  • Former Lackawanna County Commissioner Back in Court, Trying to Get New Trial

    SCRANTON — A former Lackawanna County Commissioner had yet another day in court, but this time it was in an attempt to get himself a new trial. In 2011, Robert Cordaro was convicted of corruption and sentenced to 11 years in prison. So far, he’s served about half of that. This is now the second time Cordaro has asked for a new trial. This time, he claims prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence. A judge in Federal Court in Scranton heard […]

  • Convicted Bank Robber from the Poconos Sentenced to More Than a Century Behind Bars

    TENNESSEE — A convicted bank robber from the Poconos has been sentenced to more than a century behind bars. Michael Benanti of Lake Harmony served time for operating a burglary ring in Lackawanna County 25 years ago. Now, according to published reports out of Tennessee, Benanti kidnapped bank officials and their families as part of a multi-state extortion spree. He was sentenced Tuesday in Knoxville to four consecutive life sentences plus 155 years in prison. Last year, Benanti also admitted […]

  • Talkback 16: Turnpike Tolls, ATM Thieves and Go Joe

    In tonight’s edition of Talkback 16, viewers called in to sound off on a variety of topics from the newest hike of tolls on the PA Turnpike, thieves attempting to steal an ATM, and everybody’s favorite bicycling weatherman on his latest trek.