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  • Forest City Personal Care Home Evacuated Due to Gas Leak

    FOREST CITY, Pa. — The Forest City Personal Care home in Susquehanna County was evacuated Friday night after a gas leak. Fire crews tell Newswatch 16 residents were taken out of the building as a precaution for about an hour. Investigators believe the leak was caused by a propane tank near a stove. No one was injured, and everyone is safely back inside in Susquehanna County.

  • Empire Beauty School Holds Victims of Domestic Violence Fundraiser

    MOOSIC, Pa. — A beauty school in Lackawanna County held a fundraiser Friday to raise money for local shelters helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence. This is the 14th year that Empire Beauty Schools, including one in Moosic held the fundraiser. Nationally, Empire has been able to donate more than 2 million in cash and free services to shelters and their residents. All the money raised today in Moosic will benefit Schuylkill women in crisis, transitions […]

  • Beware of Penn State Ticket Scams For Whiteout Game

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — If you’re planning on heading out to Happy Valley to catch the game in person, the Penn State Athletic Department is warning fans that counterfeit tickets for the game are being sold on the secondary market. Officials say only tickets purchased through Penn State authorized sources, such as the Penn State ticket office and Ticketmaster are legitimate. Fans who bought tickets from any other source assume the risk of being denied entry.

  • Talkback 16: Hospitals, Lawsuits, and a Pro Roundabout Caller

    Talkback 16 callers are upset over the reluctance to build a new hospital in Carbon County. They are also choosing sides in a lawsuit over a baby’s death. And for years people have complained about roundabouts. But tonight, we throw you a curveball … a pro roundabout caller.

  • State Police Conclude Investigation in Fatal Wrong Way Crash

    PARRYVILLE, Pa. — More than 11 months after a fatal crash in Carbon County, state police say they have finished their investigation. 50-year-old Paul Gerrity was killed in a wrong way crash last November. Investigators are now reviewing the case with the District Attorney to see if charges will be brought against alleged wrong-way driver, Joseph Perisco. In May, Persico settled a civil case with Gerrity’s estate for over a million dollars.

  • Mike Pence Set to Visit Schott Glass as Part of Business’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Vice President Mike Pence is expected to make a stop in Luzerne County. According to a spokesperson for Schott Glass, Pence is supposed to be at the facility in Duryea on Monday afternoon. The vice president is expected to celebrate the glass manufacturer’s 50th anniversary and speak about the passage of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. The event in Luzerne County is for Schott employees and invited guests only and is not open to the public.  

  • Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — A man from Plymouth is locked up accused of sexually assaulting two young girls. Police say 21-year-old Dylan Williams assaulted a 13 and 15-year-old numerous times last month around the Plymouth area. Williams is facing sexual assault and other related charges in Luzerne County.

  • Vandals Slash Tires in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Police in the Electric City are searching for a vandal who slashed nearly a dozen tires. Scranton police say they received four reports from residents saying their tires were slashed last night along Railroad Avenue on the city’s west side. Surveillance video shows the vandal in the act. Newswatch 16 found about 10 tires destroyed here in Lackawanna County.

  • Schuylkill County Heroes to be Featured on “Hearts of Heroes”

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. — Some people from Schuylkill County will be featured this weekend a new episode of “Hearts of Heroes.” Zachary Reichert and Kyle Cleary were trapped in their car during a flash flood in Pine Grove in August of last year. Members of the pine Grover North End Fire Department risked their own lives to save the men. Their story will be featured in “Hearts of Heroes” Saturday morning at 11:30 here on ABC and WNEP.

  • Fire Destroys Home in Schuylkill County

    WEST MANHANOY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Fire destroyed a home Thursday morning in Schuylkill County. The house on West Center Street just outside Shenandoah caught fire around 5:30. Four people lived there. The cause of the fire in Schuylkill County is under investigation.

  • Home Health Aide Accused of Theft from Patient

    MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — A home health aide in Northumberland County is accused of stealing from a woman under her care. Jennifer Heiser, 47, was an aide for an agency in Mount Carmel. The victim says she received a bill for a credit card that she doesn’t use.  Investigators believe that Heiser used the card for purchases and cash advances totaling nearly $4,000 in July and August. Police said security camera video showed Heiser purchasing items at various stores and […]

  • Hallmark’s Christmas Lineup Revealed, Includes 40 All-New Original Movies

    Thanksgiving is still over a month away, but I know what we should be thankful for this year: 40 new Hallmark Christmas movies. Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries have revealed their schedule of brand-new Christmas flicks we’ll be watching this season. Hallmark Channel will debut 24 “Countdown to Christmas” originals while Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will debut 16 “Miracles of Christmas” movies. The networks begin their around-the-clock, 24/7 Christmas movie schedule on Friday, Oct. 25. Christmas movie star […]

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