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    Does It Really Work? Phantom Saucer

    This is the Phantom Saucer! The maker claims, it’s the illusion that’s out of this world! Any child age 6 and up can make this magic saucer float in mid air simply by reading the instructions and assembling the saucer. To test the phantom saucer Newswatch 16’s Kurt Aaron went to the Wayne County Fair […]

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    Murder Charges Filed In Death of Baby

    SCRANTON — A man from Lackawanna County is now charged with murder and may face the death penalty for the beating death of a 10-month-old child. Eddie Widdick of Jermyn was arraigned Monday morning on first degree murder charges. Widdick has been locked up since March when he was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly […]

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    Family Plans to Sue 911 System over Dispatching Mistake

    MOCANAQUA — Newswatch 16 has learned the family of a woman who died in a fire in Mocanaqua plans to sue Luzerne County’s 911 system. An investigation revealed it was human error that caused fire crews to be sent to the wrong location back in May and not a problem with the county’s computer dispatch […]

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    Ex-wife, Father-in-Law Charged In Columbia County Homicide

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — State authorities announced homicide charges have been filed in the case of a man found shot to death two years ago. The state attorney general said the victim’s ex-wife and her father will be charged with the killing. Frank Spencer, 46, was found shot to death in his home in Hemlock Township, […]

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    Residents Urge Drivers to Slow Down

    WILKES-BARRE — While the speed limit is going up on several highways in our area, residents of one neighborhood in Wilkes-Barre are pleading with drivers to slow down. On Thursday, they went to city hall and demanded results. A small group of women have a big mission. Armed with a folder filled with pictures and […]

  • Fire Dispatching Mistake Not Blamed on 911 System

    MOCANAQUA — Luzerne County 911 has finished an investigation into the mistake made dispatching fire companies to a fire in Mocanaqua in May that turned out to be deadly. The investigation revealed that the mistake dispatching crews to a wrong location was human error and had nothing to do with the county’s computer dispatch and […]

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    Report Finds DEP Comes Up Short On Gas Drilling

    HARRISBURG — A report out Tuesday from the Pennsylvania Auditor General slams the Department of Environmental protection for how it’s handled the natural gas industry. The report found the DEP wasn’t ready for the industry when it started drilling in the state and it’s not ready now. The auditor general said state environmental regulators need help. […]

  • Scranton Commuter Tax Passes First Round Of Votes

    SCRANTON — Scranton is one step closer to imposing a commuter tax on non-residents who work in the city. City council approved the first reading of the ordinance with a vote of two to one at its meeting Thursday night. “The ayes have it, so approved,” said council vice president Pat Rogan. With a vote […]

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    The city of Scranton is in the running to win five million dollars in the competition “The Way to Wellville”. The contest promotes health, wellness, and fitness across the nation. The competition is sponsored by HICCup, a nonprofit founded to encourage community-led innovation that results in healthier people and places. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey has […]

  • Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco Qualifying

    It was a beautiful day for Indy qualifying at Pocono and the Indy 500 winner set the pace. Ryan Hunter-Reay holding the pole for several minutes with a speed of 222.248 mph, but it didn’t last long the next driver on the track Helio Castroneves took it away for a brief time with his combined […]

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    Homicide Charges Filed In Wayne County Shooting Death

    HONESDALE — More serious charges were filed Monday against a man accused of shooting his niece near Waymart on Friday. Louis Ogden, 51, of Lake Ariel was brought to the Wayne County Courthouse Monday afternoon and troopers charged him with criminal homicide. Ogden’s niece, Rebecca Pisall, 20, died Saturday. The coroner says it was the […]

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    Attorney General Kane Releases Report on Jerry Sandusky Investigation

    HARRISBURG — A report on the Jerry Sandusky investigation released by Attorney General Kathleen Kane says the investigation took too long and cited a lack of urgency. The report was released at a news conference Monday in Harrisburg. “The facts show an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator,” Kane […]