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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 […]


    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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    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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