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    State Police News Conference on Capture of Eric Frein

    State police and Governor Tom Corbett addressed the media after the capture of Eric Frein.

  • Community Hosts Trunk or Treat in Carbon County

    ASHFIELD — Kids enjoyed some safe trick or treating in one part of Carbon County. Ashfield hosted their first “Trunk or Treat” event Wednesday night. People parked vehicles in the East Penn Hill Social parking lot with trunks full of candy for children. “We figured it would just be cool to see the kids come out and we all know it’s safe. We all know all the people, so it’s something fun to do,” said Sessa Lenhardt of Ashfield. Organizers […]

  • New Facility Will Bring Jobs to Luzerne County

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for a new business near Pittston. Officials with Greiner Packaging International said this is the company’s first facility in the United States. The company makes cups and other containers and lids for the food industry. They say they expect to hire 130 employees over the next three years.

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    “Apparently Kid” to Make Third Appearance on Ellen

    Tomorrow, Noah Ritter is gonna tell me about going to the Texas State Fair. Apparently, it was a lot of fun. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 29, 2014 The Ellen DeGeneres Show “apparently” can’t get enough the little boy Newswatch 16’s Sofia Ojeda interviewed at the Wayne County Fair in August. Young Noah Ritter, who shot to internet fame after that interview, will be on Ellen again Thursday, October 30. The recorded segment will feature Noah reporting on a […]

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    HTGAWM: The Women of WNEP Deliberate

    Each week a few of the women here at Newswatch 16 will be live tweeting during ABC’s new hit show “How To Get Away With Murder.” Then they sit down and discuss the most shocking parts of the latest episode and speculate where the show is headed. This week Stacy Lange, Sharla McBride, and Sofia Ojeda deliberate “How To Get Away With Murder” Episode 105: We’re Not Friends. Follow along every Thursday using the twitter hashtag #HTGAWM16 while watching the […]

  • Talkback 16: Time to Quit Frein Search?

    In this edition of Talkback 16, viewers comment about the price of the search for accused cop killer Eric Frein and the technology being used to find him.

  • Second Suspect Caught After Meth Lab Explosion

    NANTICOKE — Police have found the man wanted for a meth lab explosion in Luzerne County. Adam Longenberger and Jessica Collett, both of Berwick, are accused of cooking meth Saturday in Nanticoke when the lab blew up. Collett was caught and is locked up. Police said they picked up Longenberger Tuesday and took him to the hospital after finding severe burns on his body.

  • Road to Close in Hanover Industrial Park for Roadwork

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Thousands of commuters in Luzerne County can expect to endure a three-mile detour when they try to get to work later this week. Workers in the Hanover Industrial Park were notified that New Commerce Boulevard will be closed from October 30 to November 11 for construction. The boulevard is being widened to make way for new warehouses expected to be built next year in this part of Luzerne County. Drivers who usually use Exit 1 of Route […]

  • Celebrity Bartenders Raise Money to Fight Cancer

    CLARKS SUMMIT — Halloween came early in Lackawanna County. A celebrity bar tending event was held at State Street Grill in Clarks Summit Monday. It was part of an annual fundraising effort on behalf of the American Cancer Society. All the bartenders tips were donated toward breast cancer research. Major league baseball player Cory Spangenberg was back in his hometown to help. “It’s a great opportunity for me. This community has done everything for me and just to give back […]

  • Video Vault: Body Parts Found Along Highway

    MONROE COUNTY — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Charles Hicks, who is accused of murdering a woman more than six years ago. Back in January of 2008, body parts of the victim were found in several bags scattered along a couple of interstates. In this Video Vault, Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey takes us back to 2008 when authorities were involved in the grisly search for evidence.

  • Talkback 16: Ebola, Frein Manhunt

    The vast majority of the calls coming into Talkback 16 lately are focused on the continuing search in the Poconos for accused cop killer Eric Frein. Many callers are also worried about the potentially-deadly Ebola virus spreading in the United States.

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    Worker Electrocuted in Carbon County

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — An electrical worker was electrocuted in Carbon County just before noon Monday. The person was working on a high tension power line along Route 209 near Lehighton. It’s not clear whether the worker was with a power company or a tree trimming operation. The Carbon County coroner is handling the investigation and has not released any information as to what happened.


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