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    DEVELOPING: Standoff in Monroe County

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Several law enforcement agencies were called to a home in Monroe County Saturday when a man barricaded himself inside with a gun. State police said there were no hostages. Airport Road in Smithfield Township was shut down for hours during the standoff. Authorities were able to get David Pugh, 45, out of the house without anyone getting hurt. They took him into custody. Troopers told us, earlier in the day Pugh assaulted his father and shot him in the hand. Pugh is facing several charges, […]

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    Police Searching for Man Allegedly Involved in Armed Robbery

    DICKSON CITY — Police in Lackawanna County need your help finding the man pictured. Officers said Barry Kizer of Scranton is wanted for an armed robbery at Turkey Hill on Main Street in Dickson City on May 14. Police told us they already have a woman in custody for that robbery. Both Kizer and the woman are suspects in other recent robberies in Dickson City too.

  • Tractor Trailer Hits Man, Killing Him

    BRADY TOWNSHIP — A man from South Carolina who pulled over on Route 15 in Lycoming County died when a tractor trailer hit him Thursday afternoon, according to state police. Troopers said Willis Foley, 70, from Camden, SC was out of his vehicle on the road near Montgomery when the big rig hit him just after 2:30 p.m. Troopers said charges are pending.

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    Fire Hits Apartment House

    SUNBURY — Fire hit an apartment house in Northumberland County Thursday evening. Authorities said it broke out at the place on Highland Avenue in Sunbury around 6:30 p.m. There is minor damage. No one was hurt, and the residents were allowed back in. Fire officials have not said what caused the fire.  

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    Judge Overturns PA’s Same-sex Marriage Ban

    A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s law prohibiting same-sex marriage on Tuesday. Judge John Jones III said the ban is unconstitutional. People of the same sex can now apply for a marriage license in the state. Attorney General Kathleen Kane released a statement on the decision: “This is an historic day. More importantly, today brings justice to Pennsylvanians who have suffered from unequal protection under the law because of their sexual orientation. When state-sponsored inequality exists, citizens are deprived of […]

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    Fire Forces Folks From Restaurant

    JESSUP — Fire forced customers to flee a restaurant in Lackawanna County Friday night. It happened just before 9 p.m. at Mariano’s Cucina on Church Street in Jessup. Firefighters believe the fire started in the wall between the kitchen and the dining room. The Jessup Fire Chief said no one was hurt and there isn’t much damage. The restaurant will be open this weekend.

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    Tornado Hits Lock Haven

    LOCK HAVEN — The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado hit Lock Haven on Thursday. It touched down on Race Street around 7 p.m. It damaged buildings, knocked trees over, and lifted a carport, throwing it about 25 yards. The tornado was rated an EF0. It reached speeds of 75 mph. No one was hurt. Newswatch 16 spoke with a homeowner who had his chimney ripped down. “There was a storm brewing, rain, real hard wind kicked up, all of […]

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    UPDATE: Person of Interest Identified in Deadly Hit and Run

    BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP —  The truck involved in the deadly hit and run in Wayne County on Friday has been identified, according to state police. State police said a white pick-up truck hit and killed Zachary Possemato, 19, from Hancock, New York, on Route 191 near the New York state line around 9 p.m., then took off. Troopers also said they have a person of interest, however, no one is in custody at this time. The deadly hit and run is […]

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    Newswatch 16’s Nikki Krize Milks a Cow

    PENN TOWNSHIP — Newswatch 16’s Nikki Krize is a reporter of many talents. Friday night, she tried her hand at milking a cow. It was part of the celebrity cow milking competition at Dairy Days near Selinsgrove. Unfortunately, Nikki didn’t win, but she gets an “A” for effort. Ralph Miller of Mifflinburg won the competition. He is the president of the Central Pennsylvania Vintage Iron Club.

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    UPDATE: Store Robbed at Least Three Times Within a Month

    UPDATE: WILKES-BARRE — A man was arrested and charged for the Thursday night Turkey Hill robbery. Police said they picked Joel Curry, 28, of Hanover Township on Hazle Street.  Officers said he matched the description of the thief. Upon questioning, officers said the man admitted to the armed robbery.  He was charged and is locked up in Luzerne County jail. WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre said they took someone in for questioning after a robbery at Turkey Hill on Thursday. […]

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    Two Arrested After Bank Robbery

    EAST SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Two people are locked up after a bank robbery in Bradford County on Thursday. State police said Chaz Talada, 18, of Columbia Cross Roads walked into Citizens and Northern Bank (CNB) on Main Street in East Smithfield Township around 1 p.m., showed a gun, and demanded money. Troopers said Zachary Etka, 23, of Virginia was waiting in a green Subaru outside the bank. The pair left in the vehicle. The Subaru was later spotted by authorities. […]

  • 1992: Stealing Ronald McDonald

    Stealing oversized statues is nothing new. Back in 1992 crooks hit a pretty famous burger joint and absconded with a Ronald McDonald statue. Police began an investigation. Newswatch 16’s Chrys McCabe has the story in the Video Vault.

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