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  • One Man Volleyball Team

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One man was serving up victory and advice in Lycoming County. Bob Holmes travels around the country taking on–and beating–volleyball teams all by himself. He also speaks to students about staying in school, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and stopping bullying. Teams of Loyalsock Township High School students and even county sheriffs were no match for Holmes. He beat every team he played.

  • Cinderella’s Closet Continues Tradition of Offering Affordable Prom Dresses

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — Prom season is approaching and an event in Lackawanna County helped young ladies save some money while tracking down their dream dress. The 15th annual Cinderella’s Closet of NEPA was held Wednesday night at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. More than 1,000 new and gently used dresses were available for $10 or less. “It’s really awesome. It’s a great experience. I just think it’s really cool how many sizes they have and that everybody could just donate […]

  • Talkback 16: Truck Bans

    The truck ban on area interstates and the Pennsylvania Turnpike is the focus of this edition of Talkback 16.

  • Talkback 16: How Much Snow?

    The uncertainty about the path of the latest winter storm is the focus of this edition of Talkback 16.

  • Rally for Teachers Contract in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Dozens of teachers, parents, and students in the Poconos rallied for a new teachers contract. A crowd formed outside the East Stroudsburg School District’s administration building Monday evening. The teachers union says it has been in negotiations with school officials for the past two years with no new contract agreement. “Most contracts now boil down to the money issues, your healthcare and your salary. I think our proposals over the past two years–we’ve offered very significant […]

  • Flames Damage Rowhome in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Seven people are out of their home after a fire in Schuylkill County. The fire chief tells us the flames started on the third floor of a rowhome on West Norwegian Street in Pottsville around 7 p.m. Monday. Seven people live there, only five were home at the time. Everyone got out safely including a dog. The Red Cross is helping the fire victims. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • Worker Flown to Hospital After Arm Gets Caught in Machine

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A worker had to be flown to the hospital after he got his arm caught in a machine at a factory in Northumberland County. Police say it happened Monday morning at The Toy Factory on Industrial Park Road near Elysburg. The place in Northumberland County makes stuffed animals. The incident is under investigation. There is no word how the man’s arm got caught.

  • Yuengling’s Newest Beer: Golden Pilsner

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — America’s oldest brewery is introducing a new beer to its roster. The latest brew from Pottsville-based D.G. Yuengling and Sons, Inc. is called Golden Pilsner. The beer will initially be released in select markets in the first week of April, The Republican-Herald reports. Those markets include Schuylkill County and the Harrisburg area in Pennsylvania; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Cleveland, Ohio; Rhode Island; Georgia; and select markets in Florida. This is Yuengling’s first new year-round beer in 17 years.

  • Talkback 16: Potholes, March Madness, Powerball

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the missing teen from Allentown, potholes, March Madness, and the winning Powerball ticket.

  • Flames Damage Former Bakery in Honesdale

    HONESDALE, Pa. — Fire damaged a former bakery in Wayne County on the same day the family was celebrating the owner’s 95th birthday. Crews battled flames at Day’s Bakery on North Main Street in Honesdale around 6 p.m. Sunday. The fire chief said the fire started in the bakery on the first floor, which the family recently used to make treats for Doris Day’s 95th birthday party. Day was upstairs and got out OK. Her pet cat was resuscitated. “She did […]

  • Firefighter Injured While Fighting Brush Fire

    HEPBURN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A firefighter was hurt at the scene of a brush fire in Lycoming County and had to be flown to the hospital. It happened around 3:30 p.m. Sunday along Spook Hollow Road in Hepburn Township, that’s just north of Williamsport. According to the fire chief, the female firefighter was struck by a vehicle. The woman volunteers for Hepburn Township Fire Company. Officials have not released her name. However, a relative told Newswatch 16 she is expected […]

  • $457M Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in Pennsylvania

    A Powerball ticket worth $456.7 million was sold in Pennsylvania. The single winning ticket matched all five white balls and the red Powerball on Saturday: 22-57-59-60-66, and Powerball 7. It is the eighth-largest jackpot in the game’s history, officials said in a statement. The jackpot is worth an estimated $456.7 million, with a $273.9 million cash value, Powerball officials said. There is still no word where exactly the winning ticket was sold. Thrilled to have sold our 18th Powerball jackpot-winning ticket worth […]