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  • Armed Robbery in Fast Food Parking Lot in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police say a man used brass knuckles and a knife to rob two people outside a fast food restaurant in Wilkes-Barre. Authorities say a man and 15-year-old girl were sitting in a vehicle at McDonald’s on Northampton Street when a man attacked the victims, robbed them, and took off. Police located the suspect, Valeriy Nyevdak, 56, from Ukraine. He is locked up on robbery and assault charges in the Luzerne County jail.

  • Garbage Collection Resumes in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Garbage collection resumed this week in the city of Scranton. It was suspended last week because of the blizzard. However, recycling pickup has changed. Paper will be collected this week. Next week, glass and plastic will be collected. In addition to trash pickup, the mayor tells us DPW workers are still clearing snow on the side of streets in Scranton.

  • Mother Guilty of Abusing Baby Girl

    WEST HAZLETON — A mother has been found guilty of abusing her child in West Hazleton. Officers arrested Lourdes Rodriguez, 26, of West Hazleton, after her 16-month-old daughter was discovered unresponsive and bleeding from her mouth back in March of 2015. Rodriguez also admitted to abusing her son when he was 3 years old. She is scheduled to be sentenced for both crimes next month.

  • Talkback 16: Yous People

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the trial of former Penn State President Graham Spanier, no smoking on state beaches, the postponement of a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and a grammar lesson.

  • Police: Man Attacks Mother, Kills Dog with Baseball Bat

    HARVEYS LAKE — A man is charged with beating his mother with a baseball bat and killing the family dog in Luzerne County. Police say Charlie Ide, 34, of Harveys Lake attacked his mother last week, causing serious injuries to her skull, arms, and legs. She’s been released from the hospital. Officers say Ide also beat the dog to death with the bat. Ide is locked up in Luzerne County.

  • Bowling Alley Back Open After Roof Buckled Under Snow

    WEST HAZLETON — A bowling alley in Luzerne County is back open after its roof appeared to buckle under the weight of last week’s snow. Everyone was forced out of the Bowl Arena in West Hazleton Friday night. People even got up onto the roof to help push off the snow off because it looked like it was about to cave in. On Monday, a structural engineer deemed the building safe, so the business reopened just in time for Tuesday’s […]

  • Former Youth Wrestling Coach Back in PA to Face Child Sex Abuse Charges

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A youth wrestling coach accused of sexually assaulting two boys is back in Monroe County. Ron Gorman ran Stroudsburg Area Youth Wrestling until he moved in 2009. Gorman was extradited from Georgia. Troopers say two of Gorman’s former students came forward earlier this month with accusations that Gorman sexually abused them. His arraignment is set for Wednesday in Monroe County.

  • Air Show Returning to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

    PITTSTON TOWSHIP — After 17 years, an air show is returning the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. It is scheduled August 12 and 13, according to the International Council of Air Shows website. The last time an air show was held at the airport in Luzerne County was back in 2000.

  • Talkback 16: Back-seat Reporters

    It seems some of our viewers think they would make better assignment editors, producers, and reporters than our team here at Newswatch 16. That’s the focus of this edition of Talkback 16.

  • Coxton Road Back Open

    DURYEA — A road closed by snow and rock slides is back open in Luzerne County. PennDOT crews worked for days to clear Coxton Road, which connects Ransom Township in Lackawanna County to Duryea in Luzerne County. The road was down to one lane in spots because more snow slid off the hillside overnight. Officials tell us both lanes of Coxton Road have since reopened.

  • Video Vault: McNamara Scores Big for Bishop Hannan in 2002

    15 years ago, high school basketball standout Gerry McNamara had a huge night as he led Bishop Hannan to a big win on the way to a state title. In this edition of the Video Vault, Newswatch 16’s Jim Coles has the story from that historic night in Pottsville on March 20, 2002.

  • UPDATE: Central Columbia High School Graduation Ceremonies

    UPDATE: ┬áThe school district says there will be one ceremony on June 10 but students will not get their diplomas then. They will get diplomas after classes are completed. There will not be a ceremony June 15. SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Students at one high school in Columbia County will have two graduation ceremonies this year in order to accommodate all of its seniors. The decision comes after last week’s snowstorm pushed back Central Columbia High School’s graduation date. The […]