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  • Second Person Dead After Wreck on I-80 in Northumberland County

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — A second person has died after a crash on Interstate 80 in Northumberland County. The Montour County Coroner tells Newswatch 16 Katherine Malon from Fallentimber passed away Thursday morning at Geisinger near Danville. Another driver died at the scene of Tuesday’s multi-vehicle pile up on I-80 West near Milton. State police say heavy rains are to blame for the wreck in central Pennsylvania.

  • Scranton Woman Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Theft Charges

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A woman was sentenced Wednesday in Scranton after pleading guilty to theft. Kelly Mattern, 39, was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. Mattern was charged after police say she forged checks while working as an office assistant for a lawyer in Scranton. Officials say Mattern stole nearly $150,000 from the office in Lackawanna County.

  • Man Behind Bars After Bank Robbery Near Lehighton

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is locked up after robbing a bank in Carbon County. Police say Jody Lee Christman was arrested minutes after robbing the Key Bank near Lehighton on Thursday morning. Officials say when they picked Christman up he still had all the money he stole from the bank. Christman is locked up in Carbon County on $150,000 bail.

  • Portable Water Tanker Available for Residents of Nescopeck

    NESCOPECK, Pa. — There’s an update to a water main break affecting customers in part of Luzerne County. Crews are working in Nescopeck to build a cofferdam in order to make the necessary repairs. A precautionary water boil advisory has been in effect since earlier this week. Pennsylvania American Water has brought out a portable water tanker to the Sunoco on West Third Street. Repairs are expected to be completed on Saturday afternoon in Luzerne County.

  • One Dead After Tower Collapse in Susquehanna County

    GIBSON, Pa. — One person is dead after falling while trying to make repairs to a ham radio in Susquehanna County. The coroner tells Newswatch 16 the person was trying to hook up a guy wire when the tower collapsed. Officials have not yet released the name or age of the victim. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday in Susquehanna County.

  • Talkback 16: Fill-in Anchors, Sports Delays

    Callers discuss fill-in anchors and newscasts delayed by sports. First, confusion over local lingo used to reference a general location.

  • Former Care Worker Sentenced on Sexual Assault Charges

    KINGSTON, Pa. — A man was sentenced on Friday after being found guilty earlier this year of sexually assaulting a woman with cerebral palsy. Andrew Dula was a homecare worker at the time of the assault. A jury found Dula guilty of institutional sexual assault and other related charges back in February. Dula was sentenced to 9 to 19 years behind bars after the sexual assault in Luzerne County.

  • New Orleans Woman Indicted on Charges After Allegedly Murdering Pottsville Businessman

    NEW ORLEANS, La. — A grand jury has handed up an indictment against the woman accused of killing a Pottsville businessman in New Orleans. Police say jeweler Patrick Murphy was stabbed to death in a hotel room back in late February. They believe Murphy met Megan Hall and went into a hotel with her during Mardi Gras. Witnesses say they heard a fight in the room. Hall was spotted on surveillance video leaving alone. Murphy’s body was found in the […]

  • Monroe County Woman Facing Murder Charges

    KUNKLETOWN, Pa. — About four years after a girl’s death in Monroe County, a woman has been charged with third-degree murder. Investigators say Delilah Reader of Kunkletown was the sole caregiver of 10-month-old Angelina Tomas back in 2007 when the baby suffered a brain injury. That injury, which Reader allegedly caused, resulted in developmental and physical disabilities along with a seizure disorder that caused the child’s death in 2015.

  • Talkback 16: Earthquake, Jughead Jett

    Talkback 16 callers sound off about an earthquake in central Pennsylvania, replacing concrete on a stretch of Interstate 81 and Jughead Jett.

  • Man Sentenced for Bradford County Police Standoff

    ATHENS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man who caused a 20-hour standoff with police last year in Bradford County will serve jail time. William Hudock was sentenced to four to 12 months in jail. Hudock will also have to pay a fine and complete community service. Last August, police went to Hudock’s home near Athens to serve a warrant. Hudock locked himself inside with a rifle.

  • Fed Ex Truck Gets Stuck Under Railroad Bridge in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Traffic had to be redirected after a Fed Ex truck got itself into a tight spot in Scranton. Police say just before 1 p.m. Thursday the truck got wedged under a railroad bridge along North Main Avenue near the North Scranton Expressway. The truck wasn’t able to clear the bridge and crushed part of its roof. No one was injured after the truck got stuck in Scranton.

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