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  • Snyder County Cabinetry Plant Wood-Mode to Reopen

    KREAMER, Pa. — The former Wood-Mode plant in Snyder County is about to get a second life. Businessman Bill French from Middleberg finalized the purchase of Wood-Mode Thursday. He’s already hired about a dozen people and plans to employ up to 500 people. There are vehicles in the Wood-Mode parking lot in Kreamer, a welcome sight after the cabinetry plant suddenly closed nearly three months ago. The abrupt closure left nearly 1,000 people without jobs including Cathy Lauver of Selinsgrove. […]

  • Susquehanna Valley Mall Up on the Auction Block

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Susquehanna Valley Mall will go on the auction block on Friday in Snyder County. The shopping plaza near Selinsgrove had shuttered storefronts, empty parking lots and weeds growing out of the sidewalk when Newswatch 16 stopped by in May. The Snyder County Sheriff says he’s preparing for a big crowd at the auction Friday at the courthouse in Middleberg.

  • Driver Pulled from Creek After SUV Veers Off the Road in Wyoming County

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A driver in Wyoming County had to be rescued from the water after her SUV went off the road and into a creek. Rescue crews and a dive team were called to Tunkhannock Creek along Route 6 just before 8 p.m. on Thursday. Officials say the driver went through a parking lot, down an embankment and into the creek. They don’t know what caused the driver to veer off the road. Fire crews pulled the woman […]

  • Buyout in the Works for Scranton School District Superintendent

    SCRANTON, Pa. —  The superintendent of the Scranton School District may be on the way out. Sources in the Scranton school system tell Newswatch 16 Alexis Kirijan has a tentative buyout proposal from the school board asking her to step down as superintendent. Under the alleged buyout, Kirijan will receive some of the pay left on her contract which is set to expire next year. The buyout would have to be approved by the entire school board. It’s unclear if […]

  • Salvation Army Officer Arrested After More than $100,000 Goes Missing

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — A former Major with a Salvation Army in Schuylkill County is now locked up and charged with theft. Sharon Whispell was arrested on Thursday. Last month she was suspended as an administrative officer of the Tamaqua Salvation Army after an audit found more than $116,000 was missing. In a statement released on Thursday, the organization said none of the people served by the Salvation Army lost services because of the theft in Schuylkill County.

  • Talkback 16: Stolen Flag, Cemetery Vandalism

    Talkback 16 features calls about a stolen flag, video one viewer finds gory and comments about ongoing vandalism at a cemetery in Luzerne County.

  • Date Set for Sandusky Resentencing

    CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach convicted of child sex crimes, will be resentenced next month. Sandusky’s resentencing is scheduled for Monday, September 23 in Centre County. A jury convicted Sandusky seven years ago to at least 30 years in prison. An appeals court ruled he was sentenced under an improper mandatory minimum. Last month the State Supreme Court denied his attempt to win a new trial. Sandusky turned 75 earlier this year.

  • Lightning Strike Causes Apartment Fire in Lackawanna County

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Fire forced four people from an apartment building after a lightning strike in Lackawanna County. A viewer sent us photos of the place along Forest Acre Road in Newton Township. A resident says lightning hit a tree around 8 p.m. Friday night causing the tree to collapse on a power line sparking the fire. No one was hurt. The fire is under investigation in Lackawanna County.

  • Blazes Destroys Home near Lake Wynonah

    SOUTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Flames destroyed a home Friday night alongside Lake Wynonah in Schuylkill County. The blaze started just after 7 p.m. at the place along Cayuga Cove. A viewer sent a video to Newswatch 16 showing flames pouring out of the home. No word on what caused the fire in Schuylkill County.

  • Man Dead After Motorcycle Crash in Monroe County

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —  A man is dead after a motorcycle crash Friday afternoon in Monroe County. Officials tell Newswatch 16 the man was traveling along Setzer Road in Hamilton Township when he slid on gravel and hit a tree. Police believe the man was driving too fast around a bend in the road. The coroner has not released the victim’s name after the fatal crash in Monroe County.

  • Talkback 16: Unpaid School Lunch Bills, Controversial Monument

    Talkbackers are fired up over a multitude of topics. Once again, the threatening letters sent to parents over unpaid school lunch bills dominate Talkback 16 but we begin with comments on the removal of a controversial monument in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Father Charged in 2016 Death of Baby

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — A father from Shamokin is now facing homicide charges in the death of his baby. Derrick Yohe and his partner Emily Kirby were living near Mechanicsburg back in 2016 when court papers say they gave their daughter marijuana. The little girl suffocated and later died at the hospital. Doctors say the child also suffered from a traumatic brain injury.

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