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    UPDATE: Firefighter Injured Battling Flames

    LA PLUME TOWNSHIP — A firefighter was injured battling flames at a towing company in Lackawanna County. Officials said the fire was first spotted around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday by a member of the Dalton Fire Department driving by Plummer’s Towing along Route 6 in La Plume Township. The place was closed at the time. The injured firefighter is also a member of the Dalton Fire Department. The chief wasn’t sure how badly the man was hurt. Crews knocked the flames […]

  • Talkback 16: Scranton Homes, Crime and Punishment, Christmas Cheer

    We have quite the variety of calls in this edition of Talkback 16. Some of the topics include a former teacher on trial for abusing a student, a group rehabbing some homes in Scranton, and more calls about a hit and run sentence.  

  • Troopers Search for Evidence in Death Investigation

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Newswatch 16 found state police investigating the area where a man was shot and killed in Lycoming County. Troopers shut down Warrensville Road near Montoursville Wednesday while they looked for evidence connected to the death of Ty Kimble. According to search warrants, Kimble’s girlfriend, Sherri Scarantino says she shot him after they got into a fight on Sunday. So far, no charges have been filed.

  • New York State Looks to Ban Fracking

    New York state will be moving to ban fracking for natural gas, the governor’s administration announced Wednesday. There is all kind of drilling and fracking in Pennsylvania’s northern tier, but just to the north in New York, the state environmental and health commissioners are recommending a ban. The governor has said he will defer to their opinions. They determined the fracking carries risks that aren’t worth it for New York state.

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    Skating to Benefit Toys for Tots

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Some folks in Luzerne County spread some holiday cheer and got to skate just like the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. We stopped by Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township Wednesday night for the open skate benefiting Toys for Tots. People who brought a toy or made a $5 donation got to lace up their skates and glide on the same ice on which the pros play. This was the eleventh year for the open skate at Mohegan Sun […]


    Truck Driver Charged After Crashing into House

    SHAMOKIN — Authorities in Northumberland County say they have charged a tractor trailer driver whose vehicle plowed into a home. The crash at the corner of Rock and Kase Streets in Shamokin happened earlier this month. Police charged the trucker from Philadelphia Tuesday. His truck hit a fence, a stop sign, and a parked car with people inside before slamming into the home. No one inside the home was hurt.

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    Four Arrested on Drug Charges in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Northumberland County’s district attorney says a drug task force arrested four people who were selling heroin. Authorities said they confiscated about $10,000 worth of heroin from a home along North 12th Street in Sunbury. Anthony Jordan, 32, Victoria Jordan, 29, Naquan Jordan, 28, and Jessica Jeirel, 24, were all arrested, according to officials.

  • Police Collect Toys and Clothes for Kids

    SCRANTON — Police officers in Scranton played the role of Santa’s helpers Wednesday. Since October, the department has been collecting toys and clothes to use in Christmas packages for 170 children in the city. The patrol cars became like Santa’s sled delivering all those gifts for the boys and girls in the Scranton school district. Employees at the police department worked with businesses and organizations in Lackawanna County to get the gifts for kids in need.

  • Toys Distributed to Kids in Wayne County

    HONESDALE — Toys for Tots in Wayne and Pike Counties has never helped as many children as it is helping this year. Wednesday was distribution day in Honesdale, providing toys for 700 families, nearly 3,000 children! Each child should get three toys to open Christmas morning thanks to this huge toy drive in this part of the Poconos.

  • Marines Pick up Toy Donations at Preschool

    EYNON — The Marine Corps Toys for Tots effort got a boost from preschoolers in Lackawanna County. The Marines themselves were at Kinder Kampus Preparatory Preschool in Eynon Wednesday to pick up all the gifts the students and their parents gathered. As a present to the Marines, the boys and girls sang some Christmas carols as a way to say thank you.

  • Students Carol at Courthouse

    WILKES-BARRE — Holiday spirit was in the air at the Luzerne County Courthouse. Members of the Lake-Lehman Junior Senior High School chorus sang Christmas carols in the rotunda of the courthouse in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday morning.

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    WEB EXCLUSIVE: All I Want for Christmas

    What do our reporters and anchors want more than anything for Christmas this year? Watch the video and find out.


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