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  • Talkback 16: Medical Marijuana

    The possibility of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is the focus of this edition of Talkback 16.

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    Don Jacobs on Poconos Hunting Changes

    The new regulations on deer and otter are specific to mostly northeastern Pennsylvania. Don Jacobs from Pennsylvania Outdoor Life breaks down what it all means for hunters in the Poconos.

  • Stevens to Run for State Supreme Court

    DRUMS — A judge from Luzerne County said he wants a full 10-year term on the state’s highest court. State Supreme Court Justice Correale Stevens announced Wednesday his bid for election to a full term. Stevens, a Republican, is a former district attorney in Luzerne County who was appointed to the high court when another justice was sent to prison on corruption charges. Now he needs to win election this year to stay on the Supreme Court. “No one else is […]

  • McCarthy Tire CEO Dies

    The business community is mourning the death of John “Jack” McCarthy. McCarthy was the chief executive officer of McCarthy Tire and Auto Services founded by his father in 1926. He helped make the business become one of the largest commercial tire dealers in this part of the country. Mccarthy died Tuesday. He was 79.

  • Video Vault: Maroons Bar Opens in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — The Pottsville Maroons were a professional football team in the 1920s. Then more than 80 years later Maroons Sports Bar and Grill opened in honor of the team. With news of the sudden closure of the bar, Kurt Aaron takes us to the original opening back in 2004 in this Video Vault.

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    Pike County DA Files Paperwork for Death Penalty Against Frein

    MILFORD — The Pike County District Attorney’s office officially filed the paperwork to seek the death penalty against Eric Frein on Tuesday. Frein is accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers outside the Blooming Grove barracks on September 12, 2014. Corporal Bryon Dickson died and Trooper Alex Douglass was badly wounded. Frein was on the run for weeks until he was captured in October. A formal arraignment on the request is scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. in Pike County.

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    Man Runs from Police, Leaves Child in Car

    SCRANTON — Police in Scranton arrested a man Tuesday who they say was selling heroin. Officers said they tried to stop Theotis Spindler’s car on Harrison Avenue. Spindler got out and ran, leaving his car in drive and his seven-year-old son inside. The car slammed into a police cruiser. No one was hurt. Police caught Spindler on Linden Street a short time later. Officers found nearly $500 and heroin. Spindler faces a slew of charges including possession with intent to […]

  • Talkback 16: Baby Death, Cordaro, Snow

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include days and snow measurements.

  • Snow Storm Cancels Flights

    AVOCA — The east coast storm messed up flights scheduled all over the Northeast Tuesday. 14 flights to and from Philadelphia and Newark were cancelled Tuesday morning at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Two flights to Philly were cancelled at the airport in Williamsport as well. These were just some of the thousands of flights scrapped throughout the Northeast because of the monster snowstorm.

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    Sofia Ojeda Graces the Cover of Happenings Magazine

    Check out next month’s edition of Happenings Magazine. Newswatch 16’s Sofia Ojeda is on the cover. The magazine is based in Clarks Summit, and Sofia is part of its “Go Red for Women” campaign this year. February is American Heart Month. The issue talks about the importance of heart health and is already available online. You can view it for free here.

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    Police: Stolen Gun Traded for Heroin

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Two men are locked up in Luzerne County after police say a stolen gun was traded for heroin. Police arrested Gary Raczkowski, 19, of Ashley and Ryan Robles, 20, of Wilkes-Barre. According to police, an officer saw what appeared to be a drug deal in the parking lot of EZ Express on the San Souci Parkway around 2:30 p.m. Monday. One of the men took off on foot and was caught by police a short time later. Police […]

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    Three Face Drug Charges in Berwick

    BERWICK — Three people face drug charges after a bust in Columbia County. Police in Berwick said Bryan Smith of Berwick, Sincere Johnson of New York, and Shannon Schrader of Bloomsburg were arrested Monday as part of an ongoing investigation involving heroin trafficking from a home on Jessup Street in Berwick. Officers said they found a total of 693 packets of heroin and nearly $5,000 in cash. All three were arraigned on drug charges in Berwick.

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