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  • Talkback 16: Access Cards, Gassing Groundhogs

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include proposed changes to Access cards and gassing groundhogs to protect the levee system in Danville.

  • Video Vault: Sharla’s First Sportscast

    Sharla McBride is joining Scott Schaffer as co-anchor of Newswatch 16 at 7, 10, and 11, but it’s also the seventh anniversary of her first day here at the news station.. So because of that, we have a special video vault for you.. Coincidentally, her first day on the anchor desk with Scott comes on the seventh anniversary of her first day here at Newswatch16. In this edition of the Video Vault we take a look at Sharla’s first sportscast […]

  • Gunshots Hit House, Miss Woman Sleeping Inside

    CONYNGHAM — State police say shots were fired into a home in Luzerne County early Monday morning, just missing a woman sleeping inside. Troopers say Dominic Lamont, 25,  of Hazleton got into an argument with another man in the parking lot of a bar on Main Street in Conyngham around 2 a.m. and fired shots at his car as he drove away. Several bullets hit a home. The woman inside was not hurt. Lamont is locked up in Luzerne County.

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    Two Face Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

    WEST HAZLETON — Two men face drug charges after a traffic stop in West Hazleton and police say a six-year-old child was in the car. Officers stopped the vehicle around 1:30 a.m. on South Broad Street for having illegal lighting equipment. During the stop, police said there was probable cause to search the vehicle, where a “substantial amount of narcotics” and prescription medications were found. Cory Bezdziecki, 30, of Barnesville was charged with a felony count of possession with intent […]

  • Community Honors Old Forge Lady Devils

    OLD FORGE — The Lady Devils of Old Forge may have come up one win short of a state title this year, but their community wanted to celebrate the team. The Old Forge Borough Council honored the high school basketball players with a party at the Eagle McClure Hose Company Sunday night. Players, coaches, parents, and families celebrated the big season along with community leaders. Borough council handed a “key to the city” to each player and coach on that team.  

  • Driver Knocks Over Hydrant, Keeps Going

    SCRANTON — Police are looking for whoever knocked over a fire hydrant in Scranton. Officers say they got reports of a truck that hit the hydrant at the corner of West Linden Street and North 7th Avenue Sunday morning. Police said they are still looking for the driver. Officials said there is no major impact to homes and businesses and Pennsylvania American Water expects to replace the hydrant on Monday.

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    Four Dogs Left in Cardboard Boxes in Monroe County

    EAST STROUDSBURG — An animal shelter is caring for four dogs it says were abandoned in Monroe County. The dogs were found in cardboard boxes near the Eagles Glen shopping center in East Stroudsburg. Officials with the AWSOM animal shelter say the dogs are all suffering from ear and eye infections and their hair is matted to their skin. All four dogs are being cared for at the animal shelter in Monroe county.

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    American Girl Fashion Show Benefits Pediatric Services

    PECKVILLE — A fashion show in Lackawanna County raised money for pediatrics at a hospital in Scranton. The American Girl Fashion Show was held this weekend at Fiorelli’s in Peckville. Models showed off outfits like ones the popular doll characters might have worn. Money raised goes toward pediatric services and programs at Geisinger Community Medical Center. “It’s been a pleasure to work with the American Dolls Group to help raise money to build a better emergency department for our littlest […]

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    Fundraiser in Monroe County Benefits Autism Speaks

    SWIFTWATER — Folks came out to help kids with autism in Monroe County. The family-friendly fundraiser for autism awareness was held at the Pocono Brewing Company in Swiftwater. Face painting and balloon sculptures were just some of the entertainment. Pocono Brewing Company is donating 20 percent of their food sales to Autism Speaks. The brewery teamed up with Epic Events by ELM to host the event. “Our business understands the importance of giving back to the community. We thought there […]

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    Canoe Classic Paddles Through Wayne County

    HONESDALE — It was a relatively nice day for kayaks and canoes to race down the river in Wayne County. Newswatch 16 found some boaters taking part in the Honesdale Area Jaycee’s Canoe Classic through Honesdale Sunday morning. Dozens of men, women, and kids joined in the fun on Dyberry Creek and the Lackawaxen River for the race. The race benefits the Honesdale Area Jaycees.

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    Raising Money and Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes in Monroe County

    STROUDSBURG — One group in Stroudsburg did its part to educate the community and raise money to fight diabetes. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation held its fifth annual walk at Stroudsburg High School on Sunday. The walk raises money for research and awareness of type 1 diabetes. The group has raised almost $40,000 at the event in Stroudsburg. To learn more about the JDRF, click here.

  • Police Investigating Gunshots at Wilkes-Barre Club

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are investigating reported gunfire overnight in Wilkes-Barre. Officers were called to Passion Lounge on Scott Street around 2 a.m. Sunday for reports of gunshots. Police caught up with two people they believe were involved on Route 309.  One person was taken into custody, but the other ran off into the woods. Police don’t believe anyone was hit by that gunfire.

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