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  • Woman Suffers Injuries After Wheelchair Tips Into Creek

    CLINTON COUNTY — A wheelchair tipped sending a woman into a creek in Clinton County. That’s according to fire officials who say the woman’s electric wheelchair got caught on a tree root, toppled and sent her into a creek near Lock Haven. She suffered leg injuries. It happened Friday afternoon on Hazard Road near Farrandsville in Clinton County.

  • Police File Charges in Scranton Rock-Throwing Case

    SCRANTON — Police have filed charges against two teens for throwing rocks from a bridge damaging cars in Scranton. Two drivers told investigators their cars were hit Wednesday night while driving under the Railroad Bridge on East Market Street. Surveillance cameras captured the two juveniles on video, which helped officers track them down in Scranton.

  • Luzerne County Faithful Honor Franciscan Friars

    SYBERTSVILLE– The faithful came out to honor friars who served for more than a half a century in Luzerne County. People packed the Holy Dormition Byzantine Franciscan Friary in Sybertsville. It was a celebration of life as Father Anthony and Brother Gus are moving on after years of service. “There’s a tremendous love I think that the people have for the friars that have been here for so longand they want to be able to celebrate everything that Friar Anthony and […]

  • Bradford County Man Dead After Crash

    TOWANDA TWP. — A man is dead following a crash in Bradford County Friday. State police say Thomas Cox of Monroeton was killed in a crash on Route 220 near Towanda. Troopers say his car was hit head on by a SUB driven by Marissa Watkins, who was turning into her driveway. Cox was not wearing a seatbelt. No word if charges will be filed in the deadly crash in Bradford County.

  • Barks and Bubbles in Wayne County

    SALEM TWP. — When Mother Nature washes your car— it’s the perfect time to wash your dog. This combination dog and car wash near Hamlin held a Wag and Wash fundraiser Saturday to benefit the Dessin Animal Shelter. Pets who are up for adoption were there, and one of them even got a wash in the dog wash. The fundraiser is held the first Saturday of every month in Wayne County.

  • Hanover Township K-9 Calls it a Career

    HANOVER TWP. — This K-9 is calling it a career. Ado is the K-9 unit for the Hanover Township Police Department in Luzerne County. He “clocked out” for the last time Saturday morning. Ado has been with the force since 2009 and even helped in the manhunt for Eric Frein in 2014.

  • NCAA Says Paterno Family has Dropped Lawsuit

    CENTRE COUNTY — The family of former Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno has dropped their lawsuit against the NCAA. The Paternos wanted to reverse NCAA sanctions against Penn State made after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. That included millions of dollars in fines, lost scholarships, and forfeiting some of the wins on Paterno’s record. The NCAA says there was no settlement and the Paternos dropped the suit voluntarily.  

  • Schuylkill County Man Charged with Murdering His Father

    BARNESVILLE — The son of a prominent attorney in Schuylkill County was arraigned Friday on charges of murdering his father. Court papers show Michael Marchalk beat his father Gary Marchalk to death with a baseball bat earlier this month at their home in Barnesville. Authorities picked up Michael in New Jersey last week. He is locked up Friday night in Schuylkill County.  

  • Developing Story: Three People Taken to Hospital After Fire in Schuylkill County

    MOUNT CARBON — Three people were rushed to the hospital after a fire at a business in Schuylkill County. Heavy smoke poured out of Julian’s Tavern near Pottsville. It went up around 8:30 p.m. Friday. The fire chief tells Newswatch 16 the three victims had to be rescued from a second story window, where they lived in apartments above the tavern. Investigators are looking into what caused Friday’s fire in Schuylkill County. Check back with Newswatch 16 for updates.

  • Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Woman in Schuylkill County

    COALDALE — Coaldale police have issued an arrest warrant for a woman wanted for a heroin overdose death in Schuylkill County. Police believe Kayla Leibowitz sold heroin to George Dougherty that led to his death back in March. Leibowitz will be charged with delivery resulting in death and other drug-related charges, according to a press release issued by Coaldale Police.

  • Lackawanna County Couple Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

    TAYLOR — One married couple in Lackawanna County celebrated a special milestone Friday. Tom and Ann Bracey from Taylor recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. On Friday, the couple’s loved ones threw them a special party at Riverside Nursing and Rehab Center in Taylor. Tom and Ann married back on June 7th 1947. Tom is a retired Lt. Colonel from the Air Force and a World War II veteran. Ann shared advice she has to couples for a successful marriage. “Just […]

  • Banners Honor Hometown Heroes

    ARCHBALD — Volunteers spent Tuesday evening hanging banners along Main Street in Archbald to honor their hometown heroes. Each banner shows a veteran’s photo and name, the branch they served in and the war in which they fought. We spoke with one Vietnam veteran who was surprised to see his own face on one of the banners. “He didn’t tell me I was going to put my own up and just said, ‘we are going to put up banners’ last night,” said […]

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