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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.


    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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    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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