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  • Police Searching for Persons of Interest in Wilkes-Barre Shooting

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Police are searching for three people after a shooting on Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre. Officials tell Newswatch 16 two girls, 19 and 20 of Scranton, were found with gunshot wounds in a vehicle along South Main Street. Police say both girls had life-threatening injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Now authorities in Wilkes-Barre are searching for three people who they say are persons of interest in the case. Authorities are asking anyone with information on […]

  • Five People Taken to the Hospital Following Turnpike Crash

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Five people were taken to the hospital on Friday after a wheel flew off another car on the turnpike and struck the SUV they were in. Police say the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on the Northeast Extension near the Lehighton exit. According to police, a wheel flew off of another vehicle and struck the SUV’s windshield. Two of the people in the SUV have serious injuries. Anyone with information is asked to contact police […]

  • Talkback 16: Oscars Drama, Kurt Aaron Fan Club

    Talkback 16 callers discuss more drama with the Oscars, a goofy dial tone and messages from the Kurt Aaron fan club.

  • Lackawanna County Children’s Library Closed for Renovations

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Lackawanna County Children’s Library closed on Friday for a renovation project. A sign on the front gates of the building along Vine Street in Scranton sends patrons to the Albright Memorial Library next door. Over the next few weeks, workers will repair floors and upgrade bathrooms. The Children’s Library is scheduled to reopen at the end of the month in Scranton.

  • Payless Stores Set to Close After Second Bankruptcy Filing

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Shoe store chain Payless could be closing all stores including those in our area. The company is expected to file for bankruptcy later this month, the company’s second in two years. The chain has been trying to find a buyer but has been unsuccessful. It closed 400 stores when it filed for bankruptcy in 2017. This latest filing would close all Payless stores, including nearly a dozen in our area, and leave 3,000 people without a […]

  • Former President of Volunteer Fire Company Sentenced on Child Sex Charges

    PALMERTON, Pa. — The former president of a volunteer fire company in Carbon County will spend one to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager who had been abused before by a member of the same organization. Keith Cebrosky of Palmerton was sentenced on Friday. Cebrosky pleaded guilty in October to abusing a 16-year-old volunteering at West End Fire Company Number 2 in Palmerton. Police say Cebrosky then tried to cover it up by paying the victim $1,000.

  • Accountant Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion and Money Laundering

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A certified public accountant from Luzerne County had pleaded guilty to money laundering and tax evasion. Adam Kamor of Mountain Top entered the plea on Friday at the Federal Courthouse in Scranton. Investigators say Jamor embezzled more than $1.3 million from a client. That client is a non-profit organization. Authorities say Kamor also failed to report more than $800,000 in income.

  • Local Basketball Star Giving Back to the Community

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — NBA player and former St. John Neumann basketball star Alize Johnson returned home to Lycoming County. Johnson, who was drafted last year by the Indiana Pacers, created a foundation called ‘Where There’s a Will There’s a Way.’ On Friday, Johnson announced plans to bring new basketball court to Williamsport. “We grew up playing at the parks, so it’s always been a vision for me. Being as though I’m in the position I am in, I just want […]

  • Man Pleads Guilty to Murder Charges After Wayne County Beating

    LEHIGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man pleaded guilty on Thursday to third-degree murder charges in Wayne County. According to police, Kevin Jordan pleaded guilty after a deadly beating in December 2017. Police say Jordan, along with four other men, beat Joseph Stengline Sr. to death after a home invasion near Gouldsboro. No word yet on when Jordan will be sentenced.

  • Talkback 16: Police Brutality

    The protest over what some students and parents claim is police brutality is the focus of this edition of Talkback 16.

  • Annual Night to Shine Prom Held in Lackawanna County

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — The fourth annual Night to Shine prom was held Friday evening at Parker Hill Church in Dickson City. Parker Hill joined more than 600 other organizations hosting similar events. It’s all part of the Tim Tebow Foundation which aims to provide an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs.

  • Mother Sentenced for Crash that Killed Two-year-old in Monroe County

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A mother was sentenced in Monroe County for a crash that killed her two-year-old. Amanda Mercado of Tobyhanna will spend at least a year behind bars for the crash that happened in December of 2015. Mercado, along with a relative and her two children, was driving along Route 196 near Tobyhanna when she drove off the road and struck a tree. The child later died at a hospital. Following her prison sentence, Mercado will spend two […]

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