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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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    Update: One Dead, One in Hospital After Crash

    EAST NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after a crash in Schuylkill County. It happened just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 209 near Port Carbon, according to state police. Troopers said the driver,¬†Christopher Gibas, 41, of Pottsville, lost control of the vehicle while going around a curve. The vehicle flew through the air and hit a tree. State police said Gibas was killed. The passenger,¬†Rick Reilly, 48, was taken to the hospital. He has moderate injuries. Troopers believe […]

  • Death Investigation in Sullivan County

    CHERRY TOWNSHIP — State troopers in Sullivan County have a death investigation on their hands. The body of Randy Weaver was found in his home along Dutch Mountain Road in Cherry Township Wednesday morning. Anyone with information on where Weaver was or what he was doing before he died is asked to call state police.

  • 2007: “Potty Mouth”

    Scranton Police said they found drugs hidden in a child’s bedroom during a bust at 924 Luzerne Street on Tuesday. Police said an informant bought heroin at the house. Then officers searched it and found a large amount of heroin, crack cocaine and ecstasy. Rasheen Flowers and Shannon Fritsch each face drug and child endangerment charges. That same place on Luzerne Street has been featured on Newswatch 16 in the past. Back in 2007 a Scranton Police Officer handed a […]

  • 1983: Centralia

    An underground fire started by someone burning garbage. This time, we’re not referring to that refuse fire in Lackawanna County. Burning debris was first blamed for sparking the underground fire in Centralia. Back in 1983 the fire had been burning by some accounts for more than three decades. From the Video Vault here’s Dorothy Lucey.

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    Man Wanted for Sex Abuse in Scranton, Arrested in Colorado

    SCRANTON — U.S. Marshals said they’ve caught a man in Colorado, who is wanted for child sexual abuse in Scranton. Marshals tracked down David Frisbie, 39, and arrested him on Wednesday. Authorities believe Frisbie sexually assaulted a minor on several occasions. They are working to get him sent back to Scranton.


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