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    Man Charged in Deadly Crash

    MONROE TOWNSHIP — State police have filed charges in a deadly crash that happened in March in Bradford County. Richard Leighton of Monroeton has been charged with homicide by vehicle and DUI. Troopers said Leighton crashed his car into another vehicle on Route 220 south of Towanda. Rosemary Manuel, of Dushore was killed.


    Ribbon Cut on Visitors Information Center

    JIM THORPE — Newswatch 16 was in Jim Thorpe Thursday evening for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the refurbished visitors center. The visitor information center is located at the Old Mauch Chunk Train Station, along Lehigh Avenue, right in the heart of Jim Thorpe. The work on the building began in January. The renovations included repairing and refinishing the hardwood floor, painting, installing video kiosks, updating brochure racks, and updating the town’s timeline display.

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    Police Searching for Robber in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are looking for the man who held up a gas station in Wilkes-Barre. Officers said the robber walked into Hazle Mart on Hazle Street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, showed a gun and demanded money. The crook took off, and police have not found him yet. There is no word how much money the robber got away with.

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    Man Charged in Two Counties for Allegedly Exposing Himself

    A man who authorities in Lackawanna County believe exposed himself to women faces charges in Luzerne County too. Police in Pittston Township said Bobby Willard of Hanover Township harassed a woman at Walmart and chased after her in his vehicle on April 9. Police in Taylor arrested him on April 11, after he allegedly exposed himself to two women along South Main Street in the borough. Willard is charged with stalking, indecent exposure, harassment, and disorderly conduct. He is locked […]

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    Student Accused of Inappropriately Touching Girls in School

    SOUTH CANAAN TOWNSHIP — State police in Wayne County said a 19-year-old high school student was in court for a hearing Tuesday for indecent assault. The judge decided to send the case to trial. Troopers said Brandon Matthews from Lake Ariel inappropriately touched four underage girls in the hallways and cafeteria of Western Wayne High School between September of 2013 and January of 2014.

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    Man Arrested, Accused of Leading State Police on a Chase

    State police in Snyder County said they arrested a man who they believe led authorities on a high-speed chase earlier in April. Troopers took Charles Horrax, 44, of Bloomsburg into custody Wednesday, just after he was released from the mental health ward of a hospital. Authorities said Horrax led them on a chase after a traffic stop on Route 522 in Snyder county on April 3. According to troopers, during the chase Horrax pulled over in a Weis Market Grocery […]

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    Man Allegedly Follows Woman, Tries to Run Her off Road

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Police in Pittston Township released a surveillance picture of a man who they believe followed a woman around Walmart Wednesday night, and did even worse outside the store. Officers said he followed her down Route 315, all the way to Wilkes-Barre, in his vehicle and tried to run her car off the road. The woman claims the man also tried to expose himself as they were driving. If you recognize the man in the picture, please call […]

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    Woman Locked up for Alleged Hate Crime

    GREENE TOWNSHIP — An alleged hate crime against a well-known doctor in our area has a woman locked up in Pike County. Between April and October of 2013, state police were called to the Lake Wallenpaupack property of Dr. Steven Vale. He owns and operates the Acuity Laser Eye and Vision centers in our area. Troopers said his property on Laurel Drive was spray-painted with anti-semitic slurs. On Thursday, police arrested Roseanne Simeone of Long Pond and charged her with […]

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    Alleged Indecent Assault Lands a Man in Jail

    ASHLAND — In Schuylkill County, a 20-year-old man is behind bars, charged with indecent assault. It stems from an incident with a 14-year-old girl. Police arrested Shawn Schlaugh of Ashland on Thursday. Officers said Schlaugh may face more indecent assault charges for four separate incidents involving young girls. Schlaugh is locked up on $15,000 bail.

  • 1984: Last Outdoor Newsstand

    Thirty years ago the end of an era became the beginning of one at Newswatch 16. Back in April of 1984 an up and coming reporter turned one of her first stories for the News Station. The story was about the last outdoor newsstand in Scranton getting ready to shutdown and move indoors. The reporter, Marisa Burke. Here’s her piece from three decades ago.


    Horse Trailer Involved in Multi-Vehicle Crash

    LAFLIN — Route 315 in part of Luzerne County was shut down for a while Wednesday afternoon after a crash. Authorities said at least five vehicles crashed at the intersection of Route 315 and Pittston Avenue near Pittston. One of the vehicles was a horse trailer with horses on board. They are expected to be ok. Police said two people were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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    Car Slammed into Rear of Tractor Trailer

    FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — A car slammed into the back of a tractor trailer in Lycoming County. According to state police, the car hit the big rig on Interstate 80 westbound near Montoursville just before 7 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers said the driver of the car was trapped inside. Crews pulled him out, and he was taken to the hospital. There is no word what caused the crashed.


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