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  • Talkback 16: Clearing an Ice Jam, Snow Totals

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include getting rid of an ice jam in central Pennsylvania, school closings, and snowfall totals.

  • Two Dead in Northumberland County Crash

    COAL TOWNSHIP — Two people are dead after a crash in Northumberland County. Police said a minivan crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a tractor trailer on Route 54 in Coal Township around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Two people in the minivan were killed. Two others in the van were taken to the hospital. The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt. Route 54 was closed between Elysburg and Mount Carmel while police investigated. It is now back open.

  • Slick Roads Blamed for Rollover Crash

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — Police say slick roads are to blame for a rollover in Lackawanna County. It happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers say the vehicle hit a guide rail and flipped over after losing control on Green Grove Road in Scott Township. That driver was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be OK.

  • Man Admits to Taking Ecstasy before Deadly Crash

    TOWANDA — A man admitted causing a head-on crash that killed three people, including his young son, in Bradford County. Phillip Frisbie, 40, of Towanda pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle while DUI. He admitted to taking ecstasy before the crash. Investigators say Frisbie’s car crossed into the oncoming lane and slammed into another car in July 2016. The driver of the other car, Sarah Heasley, 31, and her husband, Clifton Heasley Jr., 31, were killed. Their child was survived […]

  • Driver Sentenced for Deadly Crash

    ORWELL TOWNSHIP — A driver was sentenced to prison for a deadly crash in Bradford County. Tyler Freeman of Aliquippa must serve at least a year in prison. A judge sentenced him Monday for homicide by vehicle. Freeman pleaded guilty in November. His pickup hit a motorcycle head-on back in May 2017 near Rome. Two people on the bike were killed.

  • Talkback 16: Ice Jam, Snow Days

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include an ice jam in central Pennsylvania, complaints about complainers, school closings, and snow.

  • Elementary Students Learn about Being a Reporter

    WILLIAMSPORT — Some students in Lycoming County learned first-hand what it’s like to be a reporter. Newswatch 16’s Kristina Papa shared what it’s like to be a report the news with second and third graders at Steven’s Primary School in Williamsport on Tuesday. It’s part of the school’s Career Cafe program. Every month, second and third grade students listen to a professional speak about the career options that are available to them after they graduate. The students were very interested […]

  • Former Girls Volleyball Coach Sentenced for Sexting Teen Player

    EXETER — A former high school girls volleyball coach who police say “sexted” one of his teenage players is going to jail. Nicholas Diaco used to coach the girls team at Wyoming Area High School. He was not a teacher in the district. Diaco was accused of sending explicit sexual text messages to a 16-year-old player. On Tuesday, Diaco was sentenced to three to 23 months in the Luzerne County jail. He must also register under Megan’s Law. Diaco pleaded […]

  • Former ESU Football Player Sentenced for Assault

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A judge in Monroe County sentenced a former East Stroudsburg University football player. Marquis Brownlee must serve one to two years in county jail and then serve three years probation. Police say he got into a fight at a party, burglarized a home, and assaulted several people in February of 2017. In September, a jury convicted him of burglary, simple assault, and harassment.

  • Home Evacuated After Gas Leak

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — A passerby alerted emergency crews to a gas leak in part of Lackawanna County. Firefighters tell Newswatch 16 somebody driving along Chapman Lake Road near Montdale smelled natural gas and called 911. Crews say the smell was coming from a home. When no one answered the door, they went inside and found a man asleep. He was checked out by EMT’s and is expected to be OK. Firefighters checked surrounding homes but said only the one home […]

  • Two Dead, Homicide Investigation at Home near Tannersville

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Two people are dead and a man has been charged with homicide in Monroe County. State police¬†were called to a home on Marcelle Terrace in Pocono Township around 7 p.m. Monday. Troopers said a 54-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman are dead. Investigators said Lancelot¬†Fortune, 31, of Stroudsburg, was taken into custody and charged with criminal homicide. The property was roped off with yellow police tape, and several state police cruisers were parked near the home. State […]

  • Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in Monroe County

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A pedestrian had to be flown to the hospital after a crash near East Stroudsburg. State police believe the victim ran out in front of a vehicle around 5:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Route 209 and Edward Smith Boulevard in Middle Smithfield Township. Troopers said the victim suffered severe injuries. The driver was not hurt. Both directions of Route 209 were closed for about two hours in Monroe County.