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  • When a Toy Jeep Goes Missing, Carbondale Police come to the Rescue

    CARBONDALE — A little girl in Lackawanna County is smiling again after police tracked down one of her favorite toys that had been swiped from her backyard. Carbondale police were called around 2:30 p.m. on Friday to a home on Belmont Street after a jeep was reported stolen. When police arrived, they quickly learned it was a one-of-a-kind call. Little Leyna Barton’s pink toy jeep was stolen from her backyard. It only took police a half hour to track down the […]

  • Bald Eagle Being Cared for in Schuylkill County

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — An animal hospital in Schuylkill County is caring for a bald eagle that appears to be sick. Workers at Companion Animal Hospital near Tamaqua say the eagle is very weak and may have lead poisoning. The bird is currently undergoing tests, but workers in Schuylkill County say it is an amazing experience to examine the beautiful animal up close.

  • Stroudsburg Area School District Pushes Back Strike Date

    The Stroudsburg Area School District Administration has postponed its impending teachers’ strike following productive discussions, according to the school district’s website. Teachers in the district were set to hit picket lines January 3, but the Stroudsburg Area Education Association has since pushed back the strike date to February 6. The teachers’ association decided to postpone the work stoppage to allow for more time to reach an agreement. Stroudsburg Area teachers have been working without a contract since June 2015.

  • Annual Tomato Festival Underway in Pittston

    PITTSTON — It’s been said that northeastern Pennsylvania grows some of the best-quality tomatoes in the country, especially near the Susquehanna River, and every year the city of Pittston celebrates the tomato. The annual Pittston Tomato Festival got underway Thursday afternoon. The festival in downtown Pittston runs through Sunday and features all kinds of food and live entertainment. On Saturday, events include a 5K walk/run, a parade, and the popular tomato fight. For a full schedule of events, go to […]

  • Talkback 16: Former AG Kathleen Kane, Presidential Candidates, Little League World Series, Talkback 16

    In tonight’s edition of Talkback 16, callers comment on former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the candidates fighting for the White House, the Little League World Series, and Talkback 16, itself.

  • Talkback 16: Controversial Guidelines For Catholics, Heat-Haters, Pot-Bellied Pig

    In this Talkback 16, callers comment on controversial guidelines for Catholics, complaints about the heat, and Gemma, the pot-bellied pig.

  • Popular Ice Cream Shop in Lycoming County To Close

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A popular ice cream shop in Lycoming County is closing after more than 20 years of business. The Carvel on the Golden Strip near Williamsport plans to serve its last ice cream cone this Saturday. The owner told Newswatch 16 sales are actually up, but it’s time for him to move on from the business. He has already helped several of his employees find new jobs. The Carvel location closest to the one closing near Williamsport is in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Amateur Radio Club Holds Readiness Event in Wayne County

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Folks in Wayne County gathered for a readiness event to learn how to communicate during an emergency. The Wayne County Amateur Radio Club held a field day Sunday at Valley View Campground near Waymart. Club members showed local boy scouts what would happen if all means of communication went down during a disaster. The scouts also learned how to use amateur radio to send out safety and welfare messages. “They [officials] know they can count on us when communication doesn’t work. If the phones […]

  • Crash on Interstate 81 After Reports of Wrong-Way Driver

    DUNMORE — State Police in Lackawanna County are still searching for the driver who caused a wrong-way crash on Interstate 81. Troopers say a white Ryder box truck was seen going north in the southbound lanes near the Drinker Street exit in Dunmore around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The truck sideswiped this vehicle. The two people in the pick-up truck were not badly hurt. Local police departments helped block ramps. Troopers think the driver of the truck eventually turned around to head […]

  • UPDATE: Ban Lifted At Tobyhanna State Park

    TOBYHANNA STATE PARK — UPDATE: State officials reopened Tobyhanna State Park beach to swimmers Friday. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources closed the beach to swimming because of high bacterial levels in the water Thursday. The DCNR posted signs on the beach warning visitors. Other activities at the state park are still allowed, including picnicking, fishing, boating, and hiking. The beach reopened after acceptable water test samples were taken.

  • 14 Year Old Charged with DUI in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A 14 year old is charged with drunk driving in Wilkes-Barre. Police spotted a car driving erratically along Wilkes-Barre Boulevard Wednesday night. When officers stopped the car, they found a 14-year-old boy behind the wheel. His blood alcohol content was .106. The boy’s dad, Ramon Calva-Marin, 34, of Wilkes-Barre was a passenger in the car. He had a BAC of .26. The boy was charged with DUI and released to a sober family member. Police expect to charge Calva-Marin with endangering […]

  • Talkback 16: Racial Tension in Hazleton, Cost of Narcan, Out-of-State Bank Robber

    In today’s edition of Talkback 16, callers address reports of racial tension and discrimination in Hazleton, the cost to administer Narcan, and why someone who led a recent bank heist may be from out of state.