Recent Articles
  • New Charge Filed in Drug Overdose Death

    HAWLEY — A new charge has been filed against a man in connection with a heroin overdose death in Wayne County. Edmond O’Connor of Hawley is now charged with drug delivery resulting in death. A woman was found dead inside an apartment on Church Street in Hawley in April. O’Connor is accused of injecting heroin into the victim’s arm. He’s locked up in Wayne County.

  • Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Pizza After Claiming He Is God

    SHIPPENSBURG — A man from Scranton pleaded guilty to stealing a pizza from a Weis Market near Shippensburg University. According to police, Adam Farrell told the clerk he didn’t have to pay for the pizza because he is God. When officers arrived, they found Farrell at a picnic table eating the pizza. Police arrested him, checked his fingerprints, and found out he was not who he said he was. Farrell pleaded guilty to stealing the pizza and was fined.

  • Man’s Body Found in Reservoir in Schuylkill County

    PINE GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police found a man’s body after he drowned in a reservoir in Schuylkill County. Troopers believe Adam Kearney, 22, of Lebanon drowned while trying to swim across the reservoir. Crews recovered his body Thursday evening in the reservoir near Pine Grove. Kearney and two friends trespassed onto Lebanon Reservoir lands Wednesday evening, according to state police.

  • Talkback 16: More Trash At Lackawanna County Landfill, Gun-Toting Women, Defending Kurt Aaron’s Wardrobe

    In this edition of Talkback 16, callers react to gun-toting women, comment on a new plan to accept more trash at a local landfill, and defend Kurt Aaron’s sweater vests.

  • Volunteers Unveil New Sign At Kirby Park Entrance

    WILKES-BARRE — Volunteers are celebrating improvements to Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s Team Kirby held a ribbon cutting Thursday in front of a brand new sign at the park entrance along Market Street. The project cost $24,000 and was paid for with fundraisers, donations, and a grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. Volunteers plan to continue to make improvements to the park. Team Kirby is part of Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s Core Program’s Class of 2016.

  • Woman Dies After Crash on Interstate 80

    DENNISON TOWNSHIP — A woman from New York was killed in a crash on Interstate 80 in Luzerne County Friday night. Troopers tell us the driver of the vehicle fell asleep and crashed into the guide rail in the westbound lanes near the junction of I-80 and I-81. The driver was not hurt. The 78-year-old woman who was killed was a passenger in the vehicle. Her name has not yet been released.  

  • Man From Dunmore Accused of Stealing Ambulance In Rochester

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A man from Lackawanna County is in trouble in Central New York. Police in Rochester say Robert Cordaro Jr., 22, stole an ambulance and crashed it Thursday morning. Cordaro, who is originally from Dunmore, is a student at the University of Rochester. Cordaro is charged with grand larceny, driving while intoxicated, and other charges. According to published reports, Cordaro is the son of former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert Cordaro, who is currently in federal prison on corruption charges.

  • Paving Along Stretch of Interstate 81 To Begin Next Week

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Newswatch 16 is trying to get to the bottom of why Interstate 81 near the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport has been torn up all week. Contractors started tearing up the highway in Luzerne County Monday night and continued milling through Thursday. The stretch of roadway is expected to stay this way heading into next week. According to PennDOT, it is more cost effective to finish all the milling first, before the paving begins. The paving phase of the project is supposed to begin early next week. PennDOT […]

  • Officials: Brush Fire That Caused Smoke Across Valley Intentionally Set

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A brush fire in Luzerne County that contributed to a thick, smoky haze over the valley Thursday was intentionally set. The fire was set in the Rails to Trails area near Hazleton, according to officials with the State Bureau of Forestry. It burned about 100 acres of land. Officials say they are working with local police to investigate the arson. There is no word on any arrests yet. Folks in Carbon, Luzerne, and Lackawanna counties reported seeing the smoke. Fire crews […]

  • Talkback 16: Wrong-Way Drivers, Teacher Strikes, Spilled Asphalt, Smoke In The Valley

    In this edition of Talkback 16, callers discuss the ongoing problem of wrong-way drivers, why teacher strikes should instead be called “work stoppages,” smoke that enveloped the valley, and which restaurant should be put in The Mall at Steamtown.

  • Preschool Palooza At The Mall At Steamtown

    SCRANTON — A preschool palooza was held Friday at the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton. NEIU 19, an organization that helps young children with learning disabilities, hosted the event with the help of grant money. Representatives from more than a dozen agencies and organizations were on hand to help parents find resources to help their children and families. “We service children [ages ] three through five that have a 25-percent delay in one or more areas of development. That’s what we do, but those children also […]

  • Fire Breaks Out In School Chemistry Lab

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Crews were called to a fire at a school chemistry lab in Luzerne County. It happened at the Hazleton Area Career Center near Hazleton around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The fire was contained to one classroom and no one was hurt, according to the Hazleton Area School District superintendent. Some students were in the school when the fire started and had to be evacuated, but no one was in the lab at the time. There’s no word on what caused the fire.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.