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    Gas Company Fined For Explosion

    JESSUP TOWNSHIP — The state has fined Cabot Oil and Gas $120,000 for a storage tank explosion in January. DEP called the explosion in Jessup Township near Montrose “a serious incident” that injured a worker and spilled almost 3,000 gallons of fluid from the tank. Cabot was cited with a violation and ordered to pay […]

  • McCartney Making Her Mark at Selinsgrove in the Shot Put

    Defending “AAA” state champion shot putter Courtney McCartney from Selinsgrove gets in a few throws here in the last few months of fall on this brand new cement circle throwing area recently finished by her coach Troy Hess on his parents farm in Juniata County some 10 miles south of Selinsgrove. “Yes it’s really nice. […]

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    Woman Wins Her Home Back After Tax Sale Dispute

    SCRANTON — Newswatch 16 told you last week about homeowners suddenly finding out that their properties have been sold without them knowing it. Now, we have learned that a real estate company in Lackawanna County that was part of those tax sales owes taxes itself. On Monday in Lackawanna County court, a homeowner from Dunmore […]

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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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    Convicted Murderer May Have Killed at Least 5 Other Women

    STROUDSBURG — Charles Hicks was convicted of murdering and dismembering a woman in the Poconos. Jurors decided Tuesday night he deserves the death penalty. Now Newswatch 16 has learned Hicks told investigators this was not his first kill. For six and a half hours jurors deliberated Charles Hicks’ fate, a life or death decision. Ultimately, […]

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    Faulty Furnace May Have Caused Fire

    EXETER — Investigators are trying to determine if a faulty furnace sparked an early morning fire in Luzerne County that gutted one house and damaged another. The blaze broke out just after 4 a.m. Sunday on Wyoming Avenue in Exeter. Firefighters say three people lived in the house with the worst damage. People at the […]

  • Barrett Township Considers Dropping Local Police Department

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — People packed a meeting in Barrett Township Wednesday night to learn more about a proposal to shut down the local police department, the same police department that helped search for accused trooper killer Eric Frein. Township leaders are considering doing away with the department and instead signing a contract with Pocono Mountain […]

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    Honda Expands Exploding Airbag Recall

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Honda expanded the number of cars that it is recalling because their airbags might explode. Honda already had recalled more than 5 million U.S. vehicles with the faulty Takata airbags, according to federal safety regulators. But the company had previously said it was concentrating on repairing 2.8 million million of those […]

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    Congressman Matt Cartwright Wins Second Term in 17th District

    SCRANTON — Incumbent Congressman Matt Cartwright won his second term in the 17th congressional district. His home county came out strong, leaving the freshman congressman from Moosic with 60 percent of the vote. He accepted his victory at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center after his Republican challenger Dr. David Moylan conceded. Cartwright says he […]

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    Election Results

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    Survey Results Will Help Direct Improvement Project

    WILLIAMSPORT — Drivers headed west on Interstate 180 buzz by shops and business in downtown Williamsport. Travelers who take the Basin Street exit may pass the Basin Street Shopping Center and Strobels Sewing Center. It’s where Mary MacTernaghan works. “It’s a great place visibility-wise to have a business,” said MacTernaghan. MacTernaghan says parts of Williamsport’s […]

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    Airport Staff Shoots Four Bears

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — The game commission says it is getting a lot of calls and questions from people wondering why it wasn’t involved in trapping or tranquilizing four bears at the airport in Luzerne County. But the wildlife experts say Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport staff made the right choice killing the mother bear and three cubs. […]