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  • Three Accused of Using Cloned Debit Cards in Lackawanna County

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Three men are facing fraud-related charges in Lackawanna County. Police say Costel Aparaschivei, Adrian Galatanu, and Daniel Gologan are accused of using cloned debit cards to withdraw more than $100,000 from the Penn East Federal Credit Union in South Abington Township. All three are locked up tonight.

  • Man from Carbon County Dead After Being Hit by Car near Allentown

    SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man from Carbon County is dead after being hit by a car near Allentown. According to the coroner’s office, Scott White, 37, of Palmerton, died around 9:30 p.m. Sunday after he was hit along Mauch Chunk Road in South Whitehall Township in Lehigh County. There is no word if the driver will face charges.

  • Pine Grove Student Among Those Honored at Pennsylvania School Bus Safety Awards

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A student from Schuylkill County is among nine in the state to win Pennsylvania’s School Bus Safety Poster Contest. Kaylynn Fidler from Pine Grove Area Elementary School earned third place in her age group. Fidler and the other winners were honored in Harrisburg Monday for their bus safety messages. PennDOT also recognized six bus drivers for their excellent driving skills.

  • PennDOT Message Boards to Honor Rep. Kavulich

    DUNMORE, Pa. — PennDOT is honoring state Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich on message boards along area roads. Officials tell Newswatch 16 one of the issues Kavulich was committed to before his death was the Steer Clear Law, which is meant to keep road crews and first responders safe along the road. In honor of his commitment, PennDOT plans to run the Steer Clear messages on all message boards in the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre area through Friday.

  • Home & Backyard ‘Picture Perfect’ Photo Gallery 2018

  • Pet Slideshow: October 2018

    Check out these adorable pet photos and submit your own to our October Pet Slideshow!

  • Hundreds of Carved Pumpkins on Display at Creekside Gardens

    EATON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There were plenty of pumpkins at a Halloween hang out in Wyoming County. Creekside Gardens near Tunkhannock has about 700 carved pumpkins on hand. The place only opens two weeks every season. One of the owners tells Newswatch 16 it takes about 20 people–and plenty of hard work–to get all the pumpkins ready. “Some of those people might come for just a few hours then there are some of us who are here day and night […]

  • Veterans Honored with 5K in Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A 5K in Lackawanna County on Sunday paid tribute to those who have served. The race started at Scranton High School and wound its way through the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. People crossed the finish line back at the high school. The top three finishers got medals, but no one went home empty handed. All runners and walkers received dog tags and an American flag. Proceeds go to help build the Memorial Park and Monument.

  • Benefit for Fire Department Member Injured on a Call

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Firefighters in Luzerne County got together to help one of their own after he was hit by a dump truck last month. The Kunkle Fire Department held a benefit near Dallas to raise money for Ed Nulton’s medical bills. Last month, Nulton had to be flown to a hospital after getting hit while directing traffic after a crash in Wyoming County. Kunkle’s fire chief says the benefit was a total team effort. “Wonderful, couldn’t have been […]

  • Halloween Pet Parade in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Even dogs had their day celebrating Halloween in the Electric City. People dressed their furry friends in all kinds of costumes for the Halloween Pet Parade at Nay Aug Park on Sunday. Awards were given out for funniest, scariest, cutest, and best overall costume. Pawsitively for the Animals put the event together. Newswatch 16’s Kerry Brazen, Peggy Lee, and Ally Gallo served as judges for the pet costume contest in Scranton.

  • Free Halloween Party for Kids

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Youngsters got a head start on Halloween in Scranton this weekend. Costumed kids were invited to the annual Halloween bash at McDade Park. They didn’t need to trick or treat to go home with some goodies either. Organizers gave out pizza, candy and other snacks. “I started to go by the food section and grab it, pick it out and then I ate it. The food’s delicious. I love it here,” said Luvena Tavarez of Scranton. This […]

  • Preparing for Life After Retirement

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Having resources for retirement was the focus of a convention for seniors in one part of Luzerne County. Mohegan Sun Pocono near Wilkes-Barre hosted the event on Sunday to help people prepare for life after work. People tell Newswatch 16 it’s never too early to start planning for the future. “I’m here today to learn about some wellness products and some longevity solutions as I am getting into my twilight years, so hopefully today is going […]