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  • Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding with Car

    LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Union County. State police say Danny Feaster, 60, died in the wreck on Route 104 near Mifflinburg just before 7 p.m. Monday. Troopers say Feaster was driving south, crossed into the northbound lanes to pass a vehicle, and collided with a car heading north.

  • Support for Boy in Need of Handicap Accessible Van

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — A community in Lackawanna County came together to raise money for a young boy battling cerebral palsy. The pasta dinner at the Eagle Hose Company in Dickson City was for 12-year-old Brent Bush of Olyphant. Raffles and a bake sale helped raise money for a handicap accessible van with a wheelchair lift. Brent’s dad tells Newswatch 16 he was overwhelmed by the show of support. “I think this was an amazing turnout. I didn’t expect this […]

  • Sisters Remembered at Mass

    DUNMORE, Pa. — Family, friends, and strangers gathered on Monday to remember Sister Angela Miller and her sister, Rosemary Smith. A memorial Mass for the victims was held Monday morning at the IHM Center in Dunmore. Police believe the women were killed last month by Alan Smith, Rosemary’s son. Sister Miller’s body has not been found. A memorial prayer service for the sisters was held on Sunday.

  • Talkback 16: School Shooting, Royal Wedding

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the school shooting in Texas and the royal wedding.

  • Crews Spray for Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Environmental experts are worried about the damage gypsy moth caterpillars can do. Crews were spraying for the pests in Lackawanna County on Monday. A crew was in the area of Montage Mountain. The caterpillars eat leaves and can devastate trees. Counties joined with Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to spray for the critters. A total of eight counties will be sprayed this spring covering more than 20,000 acres in Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Northampton, Schuylkill, Snyder, […]

  • Restaurant in the Poconos Damaged by Flames

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Fire damaged a restaurant in the Poconos. It started around noon Monday at Woody’s Country House on Route 115 near Long Pond. The restaurant was closed at the time. No one was hurt. Firefighters believe the fire started in the basement, but so far, there is no official cause.

  • ‘Good Samaritans’ Beat Man, Steal Car; Get Caught When Car Breaks Down Again

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Two men are locked up in Lackawanna County for beating another man and stealing his car. Police say the victim was walking in the 400 block of Prescott Avenue just before 11 p.m. Sunday when two men approached asking if he needed help. The pair then helped the victim get his car started, then beat him up and stole the vehicle. Officers caught up with the men later, when the car broke down again in Dickson City. […]

  • Coach Accused of Sexual Relationship with Teen

    WYOMING, Pa. — Child sex charges have been filed in Luzerne County against a coach from Scranton. Court papers show Charles Kearney, 52, of Scranton, a coach with Lackawanna Lightning Softball, had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The girl told state police she began the relationship with Kearney last July. Kearney is facing several charges including statutory sexual assault, sexual assault by a sports official, corruption of minors, and indecent assault.

  • Three Charged with Robbing CVS in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Police arrested three suspected robbers after a short chase through Lackawanna County. Police took two men and a woman into custody along Interstate 81 south near the Avoca exit. Investigators say the trio held up CVS on Moosic Street in Scranton around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Officers say Corfon House, 20, of Indianapolis, demanded pills from the pharmacist, zip tied the pharmacist, then took off with the other two. House is charged with robbery, simple assault, terroristic threats, […]

  • One Dead Following Fire in Susquehanna County

    LENOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person did not make it out of a burning mobile home in Susquehanna County. The fire started around 4:30 a.m. Monday at the home along state route 2035 near Lenoxville. Firefighters say flames were shooting from the place when they arrived. After the flames were out, they found the victim inside. An autopsy is planned for Tuesday to identify the person and determine the cause of death. State police said there is too much damage […]

  • Part of Turnpike to Close for Paving This Weekend

    Heads up if you plan on taking the turnpike this weekend. The northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Wyoming Valley and Clarks Summit interchanges will be closed for paving. The closure is scheduled for 11 p.m. Sunday through 7 a.m. Monday.

  • Lightning Strikes Home, Starts Fire

    BLAKELY, Pa. — A lightning strike sparked flames at a home in Lackawanna County. It happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home on Josephine Street in Blakely. No one was inside at the time. Fire crews were able to save a cat from the fire. Three people living there now have to stay elsewhere.