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  • Christians Partake in Holy Thursday Service

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Christians around the world observed Holy Thursday including many churches in our area. Newswatch 16 stopped by the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton for the service. Holy Thursday marks the day Christians believe Jesus Christ shared in the last supper with his disciples, the night before his crucifixion. Holy week ends with Easter Sunday.

  • Flames Destroy Monroe County Home

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire Thursday evening destroyed a home in the Poconos. Officials say flames broke out around 5 p.m. at the home along Yukon Drive in Middle Smithfield Township. According to fire officials, the home is a total loss. No word on what caused the fire at the home in Monroe County.

  • Snyder County Man Locked Up on Rape Charges

    FREEBURG, Pa. — A man from Snyder County is locked up on rape charges. Police say Ricky Spriggle, 50, sexually assaulted a woman at an apartment in Selinsgrove. According to the police, troopers found the victim wandering the streets early Thursday morning. The victim was taken the hospital to be checked out. Spriggle is locked up in Snyder County in lieu of $75,000 bail.

  • Taking a Look at Job Opportunities in Wayne County

    HONESDALE, Pa. — Job seekers came together Thursday to check out a variety of job opportunities in Wayne County. A community job fair was held at the Himalayan Institute featuring nearly two dozen hiring businesses. Those searching for a new gig say it was the perfect way to meet potential employers. “It is a wonderful thing. We actually get to sit down and talk to the employers and have a face to face and is so much better than trying […]

  • Faulty Brakes to Blame for Crash Involving School Bus

    MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Faulty brakes are to blame for a crash involving a school bus in Schuylkill County. Officials say a black SUV lost their brakes along Route 924 in Mahanoy Township just before 4 p.m. Thursday causing a crash. The SUV hit another vehicle which then hit a school bus. Elementary school students from the North Schuylkill School District were on board at the time. No word on any injuries after the crash in Schuylkill County.

  • Motorcyclist Dead After Schuylkill County Crash

    PINE GROVE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County. The coroner tells Newswatch 16 the crash happened just before 4:30 on Thursday afternoon along Oak Grove Road in Pine Grove Township. According to the coroner, the man was wearing a helmet. The road in Schuylkill County is currently closed following the fatal crash.

  • Talkback 16: Taste Test, Joe’s Shirt

    Talkback 16 callers discuss Joe’s shirt, the Tuesday Taste Test and the summer forecast. Plus, reaction to speculation about why tornadoes hit our area.

  • Two Vehicles and a School Bus Involved in Lycoming County Crash

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two vehicles and a school bus collided Thursday morning in Loyalsock Township. A car ended up underneath the back of the bus along Lycoming Creek Road. The bus was from the Loyalsock Township School District. No word on any injuries after the crash in Lycoming County.

  • Local Greenhouse Opens for the Season

    WYOMING, Pa. — Looking for a sign that spring is finally here? Look no further than Kasarda’s Greenhouse in Wyoming. The greenhouse used the weekend’s warmer temperatures to open its doors. The popular spot for flowers and plants is under new management this year. The owners tell Newswatch 16 they’re happy to take the reins. “We’re really really excited. Kasarda’s are a wonderful family, my husband’s known them for a long time. They built this business and we just hope […]

  • Scranton Civic Ballet Company to Bring the Moves to Brooklyn

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A special ballet performance was held over the weekend in Scranton. The Scranton Civic Ballet Company presented “In Concert” on Sunday afternoon at the Theatre at North. More than 70 students performed different dances all in the lead up to its first ever performance in Brooklyn, New York in less than two weeks. The ballet company pirouetted to The Magic Toy Shop and others in Scranton.

  • Rain Can’t Damper the Easter Spirit in Swoyersville

    SWOYERSVILLE, Pa. — Families filled their Easter baskets with candy on Sunday in Swoyersville. An Easter party was held at the borough building, complete with candy and games. The event was supposed to be outdoors but due to the rain in the forecast, the party was moved indoors in Luzerne County.

  • Easter Bunny Filling Baskets Early in Forty Fort

    FORTY FORT, Pa. — Kids got their Easter baskets filled a little early thanks to an Easter egg hunt in Luzerne County. Forty Fort hosted the 26th annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday at Forty Fort Park along Wyoming Avenue. There were also basket raffles, coloring contests and two lucky kids even got new bicycles. Even the bunny showed up to hang out with kids at the event in Luzerne County.

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