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    Delta Pilot Orders Pizza for Delayed Flight Stuck on Tarmac

    PHILADELPHIA — Diverted because of bad weather in Atlanta, a Delta Air Lines pilot and airport crew turned to the classic solution for many a grumpy passenger: pizza. As torrential rains swept through Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, some flights were delayed arriving at the world’s busiest airport — and Delta’s home base. A 2 p.m. […]

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    ‘It Was a Pain I Have Never Felt Before,’ Doctors Warn About Using Wire-Bristled Grill Brushes

    MERIDEN, Conn. — Doctors are warning of the dangers of improperly cleaning your grill as we head into backyard BBQ season. Two weeks ago, doctors in Connecticut performed emergency surgery on 52-year-old Cheryl Harrison after she got a metal bristle stuck in her lower intestine. “It must have been positioned in that burger just perfect. […]

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    New Campaign To Stop Child Shootings

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Five children have been accidentally shot so far this year in Pennsylvania and there is a new campaign to help keep children safe. In March, a two-year-old boy in Montoursville shot himself with a loaded .45 caliber gun. Zackary Lee survived. According to statistics, there have been 25 deaths nationwide so far […]

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    Pike County DA Race: Not Over Yet?

    MILFORD —  Late Tuesday night, it looked as though the Pike County District Attorney’s race was over with a win by a Republican primary challenger. But the incumbent D.A. Ray Tonkin may still have a chance at winning reelection. Republicans want Kelly Gaughan to take over as the prosecutor in Pike County, according to the […]

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    Gaughan Edges out Tonkin in Tight Race for Pike County District Attorney

    PIKE COUNTY — The race for district attorney in Pike County was a contentious one and unofficial results show the challenger came out on top. Republican incumbent Ray Tonkin may have lost the primary to challenger Kelley Gaughan, but he says it’s too soon to tell if he’s out of the race completely. His supporters […]

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    Liveblog: Election Coverage

    Follow Newswatch 16’s coverage of the 2015 primary election.  Check back for the latest updates from the polls. Get the latest results on the WNEP Election Results page.

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    Foster Families React to Youth and Family Services Strike

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — About 100 workers from Lackawanna County’s Office of Youth and Family Services walked off the job Friday because contract negotiations with the county commissioners are at an impasse. Brian Morgantini was in the Lackawanna County foster system for 14 years. He came to Adams Avenue in Scranton Friday morning to support his former […]

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    Controlled Burn at Height of Brush Fire Season

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — State officials spent much of the day Thursday burning land in Carbon County, and it comes at the height of wildfire season. If you were driving east on Interstate 80 near White Haven, you probably saw a lot of smoke, but the game commission says it’s got this one under control. Burning […]

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    ‘Daddy, Daddy, What Are You Doing?’ Mom Hears Daughter’s Last Words Before Dad Kills Girl

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – “Daddy, daddy, what are you doing?” Those were the last words a Chesapeake mother heard over the phone before her 11-year-old daughter was murdered. A close family friend told those details to WTKR. Police say 11-year-old Tasha Jonas was shot by her own father, 49-year-old John Jonas, who then turned the gun on […]

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    Car Windows Smashed in Jessup

    JESSUP — Police in Lackawanna County are investigating a case of vandalism that left several people without car windows. The vandals threw rocks and other objects at cars throughout Jessup. Jessup Police told Newswatch 16 at least six cars had windows smashed Tuesday evening. Some of the cars were on opposite ends of the borough. […]

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    Misericordia Students Defend University in Lawsuit Flap

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Some Misericordia University students are defending their school after a story about a student suing over failing a class went viral. That lawsuit claims the university in Luzerne County didn’t do enough to help the nursing student’s special needs. Now it’s a surprise on the campus near Dallas that this story got […]

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    Toddler Allegedly Beaten to Death Over Dirty Diaper

    LAYTON, Utah — A Utah toddler died from injuries that police say were caused by his mother’s boyfriend during a potty training incident. Police were notified of the abuse when James Sieger, Jr., 2, was unresponsive and covered in bruises when he arrived at Davis County hospital on Saturday. The boy, who suffered severe internal […]