• Ghost Rider Probe Leads to Charges

    Ghost Rider Probe Leads to Charges

    ROYALTON — Stanley Strelish said nothing as he entered a magistrate’s office near Harrisburg Wednesday morning to face a series of charges including tampering with public records and theft by deception. The criminal indictment in the so-called ghost rider case claims drivers for the Luzerne County Transportation Authority were told by Strelish to “coach other […]

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    Fire Closes School for a Second Day

    MOSCOW –┬áHundreds of students in the North Pocono School District will have the day off again Wednesday after a fire Monday. Clean up crews were called in Tuesday so that the kids can get back and finish the school year. The fire started in a technology room North Pocono Intermediate School well after classes dismissed […]

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    Police Find Suspected Meth-Making Materials in Car

    SUNBURY — Police said they found suspected meth-making materials inside a car parked outside the Northumberland County Human Services building in Sunbury on Wednesday. Two people, who had a child with them, were taken into custody. No charges have been filed at this time as police await the results of testing on the materials found.

  • “No” Change in Lackawanna’s Government

    SCRANTON — It was a yes or no question, but it wasn’t that simple. The final answer would affect all the citizens of Lackawanna County. The referendum brought forward by a government study and a group of people called “Fix Lackawanna” sought to change the way Lackawanna County is run. The referendum did not pass […]

  • President Addresses VA Health Care

    WASHINTON, D.C. — Over two dozen Veterans Affairs hospitals under investigation for allegedly delaying care to veterans and now the president is responding. President Obama met Wednesday morning with the secretary of veteran affairs and the deputy chief of staff to talk about the controversy at 26 VA hospitals across the country. The president says […]

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    Proposal To Change County Government Voted Down

    SCRANTON — Lackawanna County’s form of government will remain the same. On the ballot, voters in the county were asked if they’d like to see a change in the way the county is run. The unofficial poll results show the voters want the three county commissioner form to stay. Despite having their efforts fail, the […]

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    Wolf Projected As Winner For Democratic Nomination

    YORK — Newswatch 16 is projecting Tom Wolf as the winner of the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania governor. Wolf, a businessman from York, beat out Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, and Allyson Schwartz for the Democratic nomination. He will face incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett in the general election in November. Wolf became the early favorite […]

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    School Entrances Blocked Due to Structural Concerns

    WILKES-BARRE — Orange fencing was already in place, but Wilkes-Barre police added barricades to further block off a large part of Coughlin High School on North Washington Street. Wilkes-Barre Area’s superintendent says it’s a result of structural concerns with the century-old building. “Bad winter, an aging building, and now these issues have reoccurred a little […]

  • Susquehanna County Slammed By Storm

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP — People living in part of Bridgewater Township were shocked by violent weather Friday morning. The burst of strong wind and torrential rain uprooted trees, snapped others in half, and left a grocery store cart corral in pieces in Bridgewater Township. Jeff Tyler is an insurance agent. “It turned black, the wind was […]

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    Deadly Police Crashes

    JIM THORPE — State troopers said part-time Nesquehoning Officer Steven Homanko was driving his cruiser toward Jim Thorpe Monday night with his lights and sirens on when he lost control on Route 209. His cruiser hit a vehicle coming in the opposite direction, killing Carola Sauers of Hazleton and injuring her husband, Michael Sauers. “The […]

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    “Fractivist” Crashes Gubernatorial Debate

    PHILADELPHIA — The four Democrats running for the party’s nomination for governor met Monday night in their last debate before next Tuesday’s primary election. Candidates Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, Allyson Schwartz, and Tom Wolf took part in the debate. At one point, the debate was interrupted by an anti-fracking protester. A Tweet by @marcellus_SWPA identifies […]

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    Possible Plea Deal for Former Fire Company President

    WAYNE COUNTY –┬áThe former president of a fire department in Wayne County was in court Tuesday to face charges he stole from his department. Now, prosecutors indicate a plea deal is in the works that could result in a lesser charge for the alleged thief. We first told you about the case against Aaron Rossignol […]