• Penn State Fans Enjoy the Sights of Southern California

    LOS ANGELES —¬†Blue and white is everywhere you look in Los Angeles. Just look around the LA Live entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles, or any other popular gathering spot in Los Angeles, and you’ll find the blue and white. “Oh it’s awesome, it’s so good!” said Marge Bittner, Pocono Lake, when asked about being in the city for the Rose Bowl. The Bittners from the Poconos are among the Penn State fans who seem to be everywhere. “We were […]

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    Mother Being Investigated in Death of 9-Day-Old Infant

    NANTICOKE — A woman locked up in Luzerne County on charges of domestic violence is also being investigated for the death of her infant daughter. Nanticoke police told Newswatch 16 Sydney Simon’s nine-day-old baby girl died on in late November. Officials were called to a home on East Union Street on the 20th of November after getting reports of an unresponsive child. The infant was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Authorities are waiting for test results […]

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    Power To Save: New Lights in Pittston Township

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — This Christmas may look a little brighter in one Luzerne County community. They’re spreading the holiday cheer in Pittston Township. The annual holiday lights are up, but may appear a little different this year because the township made the switch to LED lights. “We replaced them on both sides of the street because they were old and a lot of them weren’t lighting,” said township supervisor Frank Sciabacucchi. Sciabacucchi calls it a win-win, because the lights are […]

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    1982 Convicted Murderer To Be Released From Prison

    WILKES-BARRE– After more than 34 years in prison, 62-year-old Tyrone Moore is set to be a free man after agreeing to a plea deal Thursday. Moore was convicted and sentenced to death for murdering Nicholas Romanchick at an animal hospital in October of 1982. According to investigators, Romanchick was with his wife at the Forty Fort Animal Hospital getting his cat checked out, when ¬†Moore, along with an accomplice, walked in, robbed the place, and shot Romanchick. Romanchick died from […]

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    Talkback 16: Teen Admits Attacking Elderly Woman, Presidential Election

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the teenager who admitted attacking an elderly woman in her home and the results of the presidential election.

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    Electors Remain Faithful: Donald Trump Officially Elected President

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has surpassed the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College, the next step in the official process to become president. Trump received 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 224. Six “faithless” electors voted for other candidates, costing Trump two votes and Clinton four. And Hawaii’s electors are still set to meet later Monday, with the state’s four votes expected to go to Clinton. The results mean Trump — who lost the popular vote by more than […]

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    Teen Admits to Attack on Elderly Woman in Wayne County

    HONESDALE — A teenager admits he tried to kill an elderly woman inside her home. The guilty plea on Monday in Wayne County could result in decades in prison. Azaiah Williams was supposed to go to trial early next year for that violent home invasion in the Newfoundland area. Instead, the 17-year-old could be looking at up to 50 years behind bars after pleading guilty Monday in Wayne County. Williams wouldn’t say a thing on his way into the Wayne […]

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    Minimum wage to rise in 21 states in 2017

    Come the new year, millions of the lowest-wage workers across the country will get a raise. Some of those raises will be very minor — a cost of living adjustment amounting to an extra nickel or dime an hour. But in several places the jump will be between $1 and $2 an hour. Even that may not sound like a lot, but it can provide a full-time worker with another $40 to $80 a week. That money, in turn, can […]

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    Electoral College Set to Vote Monday

    HARRISBURG — The Electoral College is set to vote Monday for president and vice president. Here in Pennsylvania, electors will meet in Harrisburg at noon. This year, more than most, electors have been hearing a lot from voters. Donald Trump is expected to officially be elected president of the United States when the 538 members of the Electoral College cast their votes. Normally, the institution is a just formality, but this year has been anything but typical. Electors have been […]

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    Battling the Wintry Conditions

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — With just a week to go before Christmas, things are busy at the Wyoming Valley Mall near Wilkes-Barre, as shoppers dealt with slippery roadways and crews cleared parking lots. “You’re going to have this weather and it is what it is,” said Josh Courter of Laflin. Brad Thompson drove all the way from Tunkhannock to get himself an early Christmas present: a new snowblower. Thompson was willing to drive in whatever condition the roads were in. “The […]

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    Barletta on Russian Hack

    HAZLETON — Intelligence agencies say there is more evidence Russia interfered in the recent presidential election with the goal of helping Donald Trump get elected. Newswatch 16 spoke with US Congressman Lou Barletta on Friday as he handed out medals to military veterans at his office in Hazleton. Barletta was one of Trump’s first supporters. While the Republican congressman says Russian hacking raises concerns, he believes Democrats are overstating the impact on the presidential race. “A lot of it is […]

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    Susquehanna County Woman Convicted of Murdering Family to be Released From Prison After 36 Years

    MONTROSE — After more than 36 years in prison, a judge in Susquehanna County ruled Roxanne Severcool should be released as a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Severcool received three life sentences after her mother, brother, and father were murdered back in 1980 at their Springville Township home. After 36 years behind bars, Roxanne Severcool will be released b/c of Supreme Court ruling calling life sentence unconstitutional. @WNEP — Clay LePard (@ClayLePard) December 16, 2016 Investigators […]