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  • Programming Note: Super 16 Dream Team Showcase & ABC Programming

    The Super 16 Dream Team Showcase preempted ABC programming Friday, January 17 from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm. “Last Man Standing” and “The Neighbors” were not on at their regularly scheduled times. Below is the schedule of when “Last Man Standing” and “The Neigbhors” will air on WNEP. SHOW REGULAR DAY / TIME NEW DAY / TIME Last Man Standing Friday, 8:00 pm Sunday, 12:00 pm The Neighbors Friday, 8:30 pm Sunday, 1:00 pm

  • “The Professor”, Russell Johnson Dies at 89

    A Hollywood actor who was born in Luzerne County and played “the professor” on Gilligan’s Island has died. ABC News is reporting that Russell Johnson passed away today of kidney failure at his home in Washington State. Johnson was born in Ashley, PA. He is probably best known for his role as Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan’s Island in the 1960’s. Johnson also appeared in several movies and television shows including Lassie and Gunsmoke. Russell Johnson was 89 years old.

  • LIVE: Hotel Sterling Demolition

    Watch the Hotel Sterling demolition timelapse video here. See all of our Hotel Sterling stories here.

  • Red Cross Disaster Relief

    If you would like to learn more about how you can help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, you can donate to the American Red Cross at, calling 800-RED-CROSS or by texting the word “redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

  • Sandy Information

    Here you will find useful links in preparing for the storm.

  • Sandy Slideshow

    When you can do so safely, upload your Sandy storm photos here.

  • Advanced Severe Weather Radar

    Keep an eye on the storm with our Interactive Severe Weather Radar.

  • Interactive Hurricane Tracker

    Follow Sandy's path with our Interactive Hurricane Tracker.

  • Traffic Alert

    The following work is scheduled on I-81 today in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.

  • A Soldier’s Homecoming

    A homecoming of a different sort in Schuylkill County. After a year overseas, friends and family celebrated the return of a soldier from Schuylkill Haven. Specialist Kyleigh Rauenzahn, received a hero’s welcome yesterday. Rauenzahn is a member of an MP company based out of Willow Grove. She was in Afghanistan doing detainee operations. The soldier tells us, it was a nice surprise to come home to such a warm welcome. “”Very nice to see everybody, it’s always nice when you […]

  • Sandusky Sentencing: Live Blog

    Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was found guilty on 45 counts of molesting children, will learn his fate today. Sandusky faces a minimum of 10 years (if the judge make the sentences for all of the crimes concurrent instead of consecutive) and a maximum of 218.5 years in prison.  Check back for the latest updates from Newswatch 16.

  • Watch Newswatch 16 Live On Your Mobile Device

    Watch Newswatch 16 live streaming on your iPhone, iPad and Android devices today by visiting