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  • Trucker Dead After Three Rigs Collide

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — Three tractor trailers were involved in a crash today on Interstate 80 in the Bloomsburg area. One of the drivers was killed. Investigators believe the driver of this tractor-trailer did not stop in time, and smashed into the UPS freight truck in front of him, causing a domino effect involving three trucks near Bloomsburg. The 48-year-old man from Missouri who was driving this truck died at the scene. One of the truck drivers involved in the crash […]

  • Sullivan County Sheriff Resigning

    SULLIVAN COUNTY — The sheriff of Sullivan County is stepping down. In a letter written to the citizens of Sullivan County and mailed to Newswatch 16, Bryan Brady announced he is resigning effective Friday. In his letter, Brady lists about 20 complaints, and accuses commissioners of making “dangerous decisions” that put the people of the county at risk. Brady was elected sheriff in 2011, so he has about 18 months left in his term. Sullivan County Commissioners said they will […]

  • 1983: Giardiasis

    People in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, who were around in the early 1980’s, know all about giardiasis. Folks in dozens of communities were not allowed to drink their water for months, all because of possible contamination that could cause a flu-like illness. In this Video Vault from Newswatch 16’s Bob Reynolds, we go back to December of 1983, when bottled water was a hot commodity, and stores were having trouble keeping up.

  • Vehicle Took off After Hitting Teenager

    KINGSTON — A vehicle hit a 14 year old in Luzerne County and took off. Police said it happened on Chester Street in Kingston around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet Silverado with tinted windows. A man wearing a baseball cap was driving. Authorities told us the teen was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

  • Man Heading to Trial After Allegedly Threatening Officers

    EDWARDSVILLE — A man from Luzerne County was ordered to stand trial on charges he threatened two Edwardsville police officers. Authorities said Fred Poliski openly threatened to kill the officers during a borough council meeting in April. The judge in Luzerne County ordered Poliski to get a mental health evaluation.

  • DEVELOPING: Standoff in Monroe County

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Several law enforcement agencies were called to a home in Monroe County Saturday when a man barricaded himself inside with a gun. State police said there were no hostages. Airport Road in Smithfield Township was shut down for hours during the standoff. Authorities were able to get David Pugh, 45, out of the house without anyone getting hurt. They took him into custody. Troopers told us, earlier in the day Pugh assaulted his father and shot him in the hand. Pugh is facing several charges, […]

  • Police Searching for Man Allegedly Involved in Armed Robbery

    DICKSON CITY — Police in Lackawanna County need your help finding the man pictured. Officers said Barry Kizer of Scranton is wanted for an armed robbery at Turkey Hill on Main Street in Dickson City on May 14. Police told us they already have a woman in custody for that robbery. Both Kizer and the woman are suspects in other recent robberies in Dickson City too.

  • Tractor Trailer Hits Man, Killing Him

    BRADY TOWNSHIP — A man from South Carolina who pulled over on Route 15 in Lycoming County died when a tractor trailer hit him Thursday afternoon, according to state police. Troopers said Willis Foley, 70, from Camden, SC was out of his vehicle on the road near Montgomery when the big rig hit him just after 2:30 p.m. Troopers said charges are pending.

  • Fire Hits Apartment House

    SUNBURY — Fire hit an apartment house in Northumberland County Thursday evening. Authorities said it broke out at the place on Highland Avenue in Sunbury around 6:30 p.m. There is minor damage. No one was hurt, and the residents were allowed back in. Fire officials have not said what caused the fire.  

  • 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.

  • 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 […]