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    Crash Shuts Down Road for Hours

    PITTSTON – A crash in Luzerne County had a road shut down for about three-and-a-half hours on Wednesday. Authorities said a vehicle and UGI truck collided on S. Main Street in Pittston just before 5 p.m. At least one person was taken to the hospital. Officers haven’t said how the crash happened. The condition of the victim has not been released.

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    Five Arrested After Fight at Nightclub

    WILLIAMSPORT — Five people face charges after a fight at a nightclub. Three of those people are employees of the place. Police said a fight broke out at The Cell Block in Williamsport on April 11. Surveillance video shows Justin Price, an employee, grabbing Corey Case, a customer, by the neck and throwing him into a door, then hitting and kicking Case. Mark Mangiardi and Anthony Lorson, both customers, and John Rizzo, an employee, then joined in and continued to […]

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    Employee Accused of Stealing From Pizzeria

    WEST PITTSTON — An employee of a pizza place in Luzerne County is accused of stealing from the place. Police said Lori Deyo, 41, of Nanticoke was arrested Wednesday after surveillance video showed her taking money from the cash register at Tomato Heads Pizzeria in West Pittston on several occasions. The owner became suspicious after noticing that Deyo voided or compensated several orders. Deyo allegedly stole $1,325 from Tomato Heads. She faces theft charges.

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    Man Arrested for Home Improvement Fraud

    PITTSTON — Police in Luzerne County arrested a man who’s accused of taking money for a job he never completed. Officers told us Scott Martin took about $7,000 from a woman in May of 2013 to do carpentry work on her house, but never did the work. He was picked up by authorities on Tuesday after police received a tip that he was attending an appointment on N. Main Street in Pittston. Police said more victims have come forward saying […]

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    Deadly Crash Case Moved to Juvenile Court

    NANTICOKE — A judge ruled Friday that a teen accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian in Luzerne County will be tried in juvenile court. Authorities said the teen hit Nicholas Zurilla on West Union Street in Nanticoke as Zurilla walked home from a Fourth of July party. Prosecutors had originally charged the teen as an adult.

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    Couple Charged in Baby’s Death

    TAMAQUA — Authorities in Schuylkill County have charged a couple in connection with the death of their child. Joseph Kuhla and Alyssa Shellhammer, both of Tamaqua, are charged with putting the child in danger. Investigators believe back in February, the couple put their six-month-old son in bed with them, and he stopped breathing.

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    Woman Accused of Stealing from Youth Football Program

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — Authorities in Luzerne County arrested a woman who they believe stole from a youth football program. Authorities said Holly Bolesta, the former treasurer of the Kingston Township Raiders, wrote several checks to herself, totaling almost $20,000. Bolesta is out on bail.

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    Wannabe Robber’s Plan Foiled by Employee

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a pizza place in Wilkes-Barre. Officers said someone tried to rob Pete’s Place on Blackman Street just after 8 p.m. Wednesday. A man handed an employee a note demanding money. The employee said he threw the note at the man and told him to leave. The crook left empty-handed. The employee said the man appeared to be in his early twenties, 5’9,” wearing a white knit hat, pink gloves, and white […]

  • 1980: Musto in Special Election

    Long time state senator Ray Musto of Luzerne County has passed away. Musto’s life ended with him facing federal corruption charges, but before that scandal broke, his life was filled with many more ups than downs. Back in 1980 Musto ran in a special election, trying to win the congressional seat formerly held by Dan Flood. From the video vault here’s Newswatch 16’s election coverage from 1980.

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    Hundreds of Bags of Heroin Found in Home

    SCRANTON — More than 800 bags of heroin was found in a home in Scranton. Albert McCullough, 35, was arrested at his home along Alder Street Wednesday evening. Authorities said along with the $16,000 worth of heroin, they found a gun, and hundreds of dollars in cash. McCullogh is already on state and federal parole for drug violations. He was scheduled to be released in three days.

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    Police Searching for Turkey Hill Robber

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are searching for a robber in Wilkes-Barre. Officers said a man held up the Turkey Hill on South Main Street around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The clerk told police the robber handed her a note that demanded money and stated he was armed. The employee gave him money, and he took off. The clerk described the crook as 5’9,” wearing a tan sweatshirt with a green hood, khaki shorts, fingerless pink gloves, and white sneakers with florescent green […]

  • 2010: Goth Kittens

    Holly Crawford is a suspect in a double homicide case in Luzerne County, but she has been in the news before. It was back in 2010 when an eBay enterprise became the center of a national animal abuse conversation. From four years ago, here’s Newswatch 16’s Ryan Coyle in a special edition of the Video Vault.

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