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  • Montage Mountain Waterpark Hosts Summer Job Fair

    SCRANTON — Montage Mountain Waterpark held a job fair in Scranton Thursday, looking to fill hundreds of seasonal positions. Organizers held the fair at the lodge at Montage Mountain Resort. They tell Newswatch 16 most of the 300 positions are part-time, however there are a few full-time positions available. “Montage is overall a really fun place to be, and even a more fun place to work. We see a lot of kids come home from college, high school come out. It’s a […]

  • Talkback 16: Route 115 Requests, Warning about Disturbing Video, Cow Swats Sharla With Tail

    In tonight’s edition of Talkback 16, callers request changes to Route 115, discuss a warning about disturbing video, comment on a truck that crashed not long after an inspection put it out of service, and catch a cow swat Sharla McBride with its tail.

  • Man Killed After Car Rear-Ends Tractor Trailer

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A man from Scranton died in a crash on Interstate 81 Thursday. Anthony Arbochus, 78, died after his car rear-ended a tractor trailer on I -81 north near Clarks Summit, according to state police. It happened shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday. The driver of the tractor trailer, a man from New York, was not hurt in the deadly wreck. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning.

  • Man Accused of Keeping Child Porn on Work Computer

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A man from Hazleton is accused of keeping child porn on his computer. William Stanley Waschko, 62, is charged with 11 counts of sexual abuse of children. After executing a search warrant at 1059 East Tenth Street in Hazle Township, police found files containing pornographic images of children under the age of 18 on a computer Waschko used at work. Waschko is locked up in Luzerne County on $50,000 bail.  

  • New Revelation In Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Scandal

    STATE COLLEGE — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew that his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing a child as early as 1976, according to a new court filing. This date is 12 years before what had been thought was the earliest known allegation of abuse by Sandusky. The new allegation was revealed in a single line of a court document filed Wednesday — a judge’s order in an ongoing lawsuit brought by Penn State against its former […]

  • Area Chefs Face Off At Meatball Madness Fundraiser

    SCRANTON — The annual Great Chef’s Meatball Madness fundraiser was held Thursday in Downtown Scranton. Folks mingled and tasted some of the finest meatball creations area chefs could create at the Hilton on Adams Avenue. Money raised benefits the Women’s Resource Center. Newswatch 16’s Jackie Lewandoski emceed the meatball event.

  • Tractor Trailer Wreck Shuts Down Busy Road For Hours

    PIATT TOWNSHIP — A busy road was shut down for several hours Thursday after a wreck in Lycoming County. A tractor trailer crashed into a bridge on Route 220 near Jersey Shore shortly after 2 p.m. No one was seriously hurt. Police haven’t said what led to the crash.

  • Talkback 16: Messy Oil Spill, Manners In School, Landscaping Lesson

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include a messy oil spill on a road in Lycoming County, teaching manners in school, and a lesson on landscaping.

  • Company to Remove Radon, Mold From Schuylkill County Courthouse

    POTTSVILLE — Commissioners say a company is expected to remove low levels of radon from the Schuylkill County Courthouse. Certain locations in the courthouse showed slightly-elevated levels of radon, but the levels were well-within acceptable standards, according to the commissioners. Radon is a colorless odorless gas that is common in eastern Pennsylvania and has been linked to medical problems if people are exposed to it for a length of time. The same company clearing the radon gas plans to also remove mold from four areas […]

  • Schuylkill Mall Up For Sheriff’s Sale

    FRACKVILLE — The Schuylkill Mall is up for Sheriff’s sale, according to the Schuylkill County Government’s website. The mall in Frackville is one of several properties set to be sold on the morning of June 17. Creditors claim the mall’s owners, Empire LP, owe more than $27 million. Whomever buys it must immediately pay 10% of the purchase price, and the remaining price is due before the end of June, including all unpaid real estate taxes and leins on the property.

  • Talkback 16: Election Process, Praising an Honorary Firefighter, Annoying Promotions

    In this edition of Talkback 16, some callers praise an honorary firefighter while others continue to express disgust over the electoral process and one WNEP2 promotion.

  • Knoebels Amusement Resort Prepares for Season Opening

    RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg is getting ready to open for the season this weekend. Crews were testing out rides and getting food stands ready Thursday at the park. For opening weekend, the park will offer buy one, get one free hand stamps for rides. This year marks the park’s 90th birthday. To celebrate the milestone, every Sunday during the season Knoebels will feature a ride for $0.90. The discount begins this Sunday with the grand carousel. The park is open only on weekends through Memorial […]

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