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  • Memorial Service for Barbara Miller

    SUNBURY — People in Sunbury remembered a woman who has been missing nearly three decades. They gathered at Cameron Park Sunday to pay their respects to Barbara Miller. Friends of Miller released 28 balloons into the air, one for each year she has been missing. She was last seen in 1989. The investigation into Miller’s disappearance reopened in June when police spent nearly a week searching a home in Milton. Then last week, police say they found new evidence connected […]

  • Picnic for Veterans

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — A special picnic in Luzerne County honored veterans. The Gino Merli Veterans Center and the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center teamed up to host the event. Veterans at Sunday’s picnic enjoyed food and entertainment at the Plains Township Municipal Pavilion.

  • 25th Annual Hook O’Malley 5K

    SCRANTON — People were racing to raise money to help fund the fight against cancer in Scranton. The 25th annual Hook O’Malley 5K run/walk was held at McDade Park on Sunday. The race is named after former Lackawanna County Commissioner Paul “Hook” O’Malley, the late father of current commissioner Pat O’Malley. All the money raised will go to the American Cancer Society.

  • Roadwork Scheduled on Carey Avenue in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Drivers may run into delays in Wilkes-Barre on Monday. Road crews expect to start construction on a stretch of Carey Avenue. PennDOT crews plan to do milling and paving work from Academy to Dagobert Streets. The work is expected to last through the end of the week. For the latest traffic conditions, click here.

  • Back to School Bonanza Hosted by University of Scranton Students

    SCRANTON — The University of Scranton hosted its “Back to School Bonanza” at The Marketplace at Steamtown on Sunday. Families with children ages 3 to 12 were invited to the free event which featured face painting and crafts, story time, and other educational activities. Each year the event, which is staffed entirely by students, allows the incoming class to connect with the community. “As a Jesuit university, obviously service is a really big part of what we do, so this […]

  • Crash on Turnpike Near Lehigh Tunnel

    EAST PENN TOWNSHIP — Southbound traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is backed up because of a crash in Carbon County. State police said a motorcycle and another vehicle collided around 3:30 p.m. Sunday just before the entrance to the Lehigh Tunnel. Troopers say one person was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK. Get the latest traffic information using the WNEP Traffic Tracker.

  • Woofstock Benefits Furry Friends

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Newswatch 16 stopped at Woofstock 2017 in Susquehanna County on Saturday. It’s the largest fundraiser all year for True Friends Animal Welfare Center located near Montrose. All dogs and kids got in free to the event at Salt Springs State Park. There was food, bands, and a dog walk/scavenger hunt.

  • A Good Day for a Parade and a Tomato Fight in Pittston

    PITTSTON — The annual Pittston Tomato Festival is underway in Luzerne County. The Tomato Festival Parade stepped off Saturday morning down Main Street and through the downtown, ending at Kennedy Boulevard. Governor Tom Wolf was in attendance to help kick off the festival that brings thousands of people to the four-day event. The festival includes live music, a tomato contest, and more. Another messy and fun tradition at the tomato festival is the annual tomato fight. About 150 people faced […]

  • Two State Troopers Shot in Western Pennsylvania

    FAIRCHANCE, Pa. —¬†Two Pennsylvania State Troopers were shot and the suspect is dead after a shootout in western Pennsylvania. According to state police, the troopers were shot just after 8 p.m. Friday in Fairchance Borough, Fayette County. The troopers were meeting with a man believed to be selling a stolen item related to recent burglaries in the area. Investigators said when the suspect, Clarence Belsar, 26, saw the troopers approaching, he began walking away and ignored commands to stop. When […]

  • Nuclear Plant Siren Test Scheduled for Thursday Morning

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — The Nuclear power plant near Berwick is planning its annual siren test. The Susquehanna Nuclear plant plans to test its sirens Thursday morning. The test is scheduled for around 11 a.m. The sirens will sound once for three minutes with a steady tone.

  • Jogger Hit by Car in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A jogger was sent flying 50 feet when she was hit by a car in Wilkes-Barre. It all happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of West Northampton and River Streets. The woman was taken to a hospital with a broken leg and other injuries. The driver did stop.

  • Demolition Knocks out Cable Service in Schuylkill County

    FRACKVILLE — A building demolition went awry Wednesday night in Schuylkill County. Officials in Frackville tell Newswatch 16 that crews were bringing down an abandoned building at Lehigh Avenue and Oak Street when the walls crumbled in the wrong direction. Parts of the building landed on some cable wires, knocking out service. A car was also damaged by flying debris.