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    Husband to be Charged with Homicide in Taylor Death

    SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County district attorney held a news conference Thursday morning, providing more details on the killing of a woman in Taylor and the arrest of her husband. The D.A. and police from Taylor said 80-year-old Jill Sanchuk’s death has been ruled a homicide and that her husband will soon be charged for her death. .@DAShaneScanlon released more details about the death of 80-year-old Jill Sanchuk of Taylor this am… — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) December 8, 2016 […]

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    ‘That’s it, he probably killed her,’ – Taylor Neighbors Stunned by Death

    TAYLOR — Neighbors are telling us more about what may have led a man to kill his wife and then call 911 to report the death himself. Robert Sanchuk of Taylor is being held without bail. So far, he has not been charged with his wife’s death. Investigators say he told them that he was angry with his wife Jill and hit her, killing her inside their home on Tuesday. The district attorney is expected to release more information Thursday. […]

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    Update: Jill Stein Says Fight for Pennsylvania Recount Not Over

    UPDATE: Jill Stein announced late Saturday night that the fight for a recount in Pennsylvania is not over. The Stein campaign will fight for a statewide recount in PA. We are committed to protecting the civil and voting rights of all Americans. — Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) December 4, 2016 On Facebook, Stein posted a statement Saturday night from Jonathan Abady, lead counsel to the Stein recount efforts: “Make no mistake–the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide […]

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    3-Year-Old Daughter of Former Philadelphia Eagle Dies After Tragic Window Blind Cord Accident

    Elsie Mahe, the 3-year-old daughter of Brigham Young University running backs coach Reno Mahe, died Tuesday, more than a week after accidentally tangling a window blind cord around her neck. The family shared the update on social media. A week earlier, Elsie was playing with a friend when the incident happened, according to a Facebook page created in support of the Mahe family by one of their neighbors. Her friend ran and told Elsie’s mom, Sunny, who immediately started CPR. […]

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    Election Recount? What Does It All Mean?

    SELINSGROVE — It’s been almost three weeks since Trump was elected president of the United States. He is transitioning into his new position and appointing cabinet members. Now, Jill Stein, the former presidential candidate for the Green party, launched a campaign for a recount of votes in three states. This all comes after a group of computer scientists reached out to the Clinton campaign, casting doubt on the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Newswatch 16 spoke with a professor […]

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    Why is Six-Year-Old Mausoleum Crumbling?

    EYNON — When a cemetery in Lackawanna County decided to build a mausoleum, it turned to a construction company run by the son of former cemetery board members. Now just six years after it was built, that mausoleum is crumbling, and people who spent thousands of dollars to be interred there say they were ripped off. Inside the chapel at St. Francis Cemetery in Eynon, the mausoleum vaults almost seem majestic, but upon a closer look, wooden wedges appear to […]

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    Clinton Campaign to Join Efforts for Recounts in Several Key States

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Saturday it will take part in efforts to push for recounts in several key states, joining with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised millions of dollars to have votes counted again in Wisconsin. But, in a post on Medium, Marc Elias, the campaign’s counsel, said the campaign’s own investigation has not uncovered any evidence of hacking of voting systems. In the campaign’s most detailed comments to date on the recount, Elias wrote […]

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    Oh Deer! Hunter’s Highway Prank Goes Viral

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – As Jeremy Roomsburg jetted down I-96 on his way back from a high school football game in Michigan  on Saturday, he had to do a double take. After all, it’s not often you see a deer cruising down a major highway. “We were all stunned and were like, ‘did we really just see that?’” said Roomsburg over the phone with FOX 17. “We had to slow down and actually drive past the guy again to get […]

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    The Results Are in and Your Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Is…

    Cranberry sauce? Sweet potato casserole? Let the Thanksgiving dinner side dish debate begin! On Wednesday, November 23, join thousands of hungry folks and vote for your favorite Thanksgiving dinner side on WNEP’s Facebook page. Which delectable dish will reign supreme? Check back here or on WNEP’s Facebook page to see the live results. Facebook Live voting has ended and it’s tears of joy for potatoes! Final Results: Mashed Potatoes 633 Green Bean Casserole 502 Cranberry Sauce 398 Stuffing 209 Sweet […]

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    Serving Up Less Stress This Thanksgiving

    After so much tension lately following the results of the presidential election, especially on social media, it’s no secret some people might be dreading big gatherings this Thanksgiving. To help you head off a dining disaster this holiday, Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey teamed up with Dr. David Palmiter, a psychology professor at Marywood University and practicing family psychologist. Dr. Palmiter put together a list of ideas on his blog to help you prevent any family friction at Thanksgiving dinner. Head here for […]

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    Talkback: School Taxes, Probation and Animal Abuse

    On this edition of Talkback 16, we recieved calls about city and school taxes in Scranton, a probation sentence for a mom accused of trying to drown her baby and a dog shot during a home invasion. The Talkback 16 line is also still being flooded with calls about people protesting the election results.    

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    Newswatch 16 Investigates: Disenfranchised

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — People looking to open a franchise restaurant hope to take in big profits and never have to report to a boss again. But one man from Columbia County who bought a bagel franchise claims he was ripped off and lost most of his life savings. John Willis of Bloomsburg is a safety consultant who commutes three hours a day to and from Harrisburg. He wanted to spend more time with his son, so he looked into opening […]