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  • Bloomsburg Fair Chooses First ‘Fair Queen’

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — One of our area’s most famous fairs chose its first ever fair queen this weekend. The 2019 Bloomsburg Fair Queen was crowned at Caldwell Consistory on Sunday. Three candidates were in the running. Nicolette Cusate of Danville will don the crown this year. The event was sponsored by First Keystone Community Bank. Officials hope to make this a new tradition for the Bloomsburg Fair.

  • Carbondale Native Wins Major Esports Title

    Carbondale native Jonathan Jablonowski won big in an international gaming tournament on Sunday. Jablonowski and his team beat out dozens of others in France in this weekend’s ESL Pro League finals. CHAMPIONSSSS WOOOOOO. So proud of everyone ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/pfEWaa0fgM — Jonathan Jablonowski (@EliGE) June 23, 2019 Newswatch 16 profiled Jablonowski back in 2016 when he was just starting out in the world of professional gaming. This weekend’s tournament had a few thousand in attendance and even more watching online. Jablonowski […]

  • Trying out Ax Throwing in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — People in Luzerne County were able to take out some aggression in an unusual way this weekend. An ax-throwing experience was held by a group call Axe Kickers Wilkes-Barre. Instructors were on hand Sunday at Benny Brewing Company in Hanover Township to teach people how to throw axes. Those who took part in the event say it was all in good fun. “Make sure you listen to the guy that’s teaching you. They know what they’re […]

  • Eagle Scout Project Helps Lions Club

    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An Eagle Scout in Lackawanna County helped give the Jefferson Township Lions Club a makeover. Tyler Yablonski of Troop 132 in Spring Brook, along with other volunteers, landscaped and painted along the property. Yablonski also designed a deck for the building with his father, and on Sunday, they put it all together. “I came to a Lions Club meeting, and they talked to me about a couple things they had to get done. I’ve been part […]

  • Volunteers Spruce up Ball Field in Hanover Township

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A group of volunteers took advantage of the beautiful weather Sunday to spruce up a field in Luzerne County. Volunteers cleared out a field used by the Hanover Mini Hawks cheerleaders and football players. They also put in a stone path and built some new benches. The kids put on the finishing touches with a fresh coat of paint. Parents tell Newswatch 16 it’s important to make the area nice for their kids to practice. “Well, […]

  • Convenient Robbed in Kingston

    KINGSTON, Pa. — Police in Luzerne County are searching for the man who held up a convenience store Friday night. Workers at Convenient Food Mart in Kingston tell us the robber showed up just after 11:30 p.m. and told the cashier to open the register or he would shoot him. Police have not said much the robber got away with. Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Kingston.

  • Car Crashes into Former Furniture Store in Nanticoke

    NANTICOKE, Pa. — A car crashed into an old furniture store in Luzerne County Sunday morning. It happened just before 11 a.m. along East Main Street in Nanticoke. The vehicle slammed into the door of the former Bartuska’s furniture store. The building is set to be torn down as part of a revitalization project. A witness told Newswatch 16 that no one was injured.

  • Police Looking for 2 Men Caught on Camera Stealing ATV

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Police in Scranton are searching for two men caught on camera stealing an ATV. The two men in the video are seen picking up and rolling the ATV away from Crown Avenue in the city’s south side. Officials say the theft happened late last week. If you have any information, you’re asked to contact police in Scranton at 570-348-4139.

  • Teen from Susquehanna County Killed in New Jersey Crash

    BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A teenager from Susquehanna County was killed in a crash in New Jersey Saturday afternoon. New Jersey State Police tell Newswatch 16 the crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. on the Garden State Parkway. An SUV crossed onto the shoulder and hit two parked cars. Rachel Upright, 15, of New Milford, was a passenger in one of the parked cars and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger in the vehicle was taken to a […]

  • Police: Sleeping Woman Shot Through Wall of Her Home

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Hazleton police continue to search for a shooter after a woman was hit by gunfire in her bedroom over the weekend. Hazleton police were called when someone heard gunfire in the 600 block of North James Street around 4 a.m. Sunday. Officers do not find anything but moments later, they get another call that a 25-year-old woman asleep in her home in the 800 block of North James Street. She has been shot in the arm. A […]

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