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  • Big Crowds for Dunmore Festival Despite the Rain

    DUNMORE, Pa. — The dreary weather didn’t keep folks away from the Dunmore Summer Festival on Friday night. The festival, held at Sherwood Park, raises money for the Sherwood Youth Association. The association aims to keep kids playing in a safe and enjoyable environment. People braved the rain to enjoy food, beer, games and basket raffles. The festival runs through Saturday in Lackawanna County.

  • Veteran Looking for Help with Transplant in Carbon County

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fundraiser in Carbon County is aiming to give a veteran a fighting chance. This is the third year for the John Hettler Liver Transplant Fundraiser and this year’s event comes with some good news — John is now eligible for the living donor program. All money raised goes to helping John get his liver transplant so the Desert Storm veteran can get back on his feet. “Because I will be able to do more things […]

  • Husband Facing Homicide Charges After Wife Found Dead in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A man is facing homicide charges after police say he killed his wife in Lycoming County. According to police, Edward Heck killed his wife, Sonya Heck, at their home in Williamsport. Police say Emily Rowe, Sonya’s daughter, received an unusual text message from her step-father, Edward, on Thursday. Rowe was not concerned until she received a phone call from her mother’s employer on Friday saying she never showed up for work. Officials say Rowe then went to […]

  • Hitting the Links in Lackawanna County for Charity

    TAYLOR, Pa. — Chief Meteorologist Kurt Aaron played a little hooky for a good cause on Friday. Newswatch 16 caught up with him on the golf course. Kurt was joined by Dave Bohman at Pine Hills Golf Course for the Home Builders Association of NEPA golf tournament. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Women’s Resource Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

  • Accused Scranton Crook Arrested in Washington State

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A man wanted for a violent armed robbery in Scranton has been found in Washington state. Carlos Perez was taken into custody Friday morning with help from the U.S. Marshals. Authorities believe he is the masked robber who beat a clerk at the E-Fuel on Pittston Avenue back in January. Officials say Perez will be extradited back to Scranton to face charges of robbery and aggravated assault.

  • Talkback 16: Crane Collapse, Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church

    The crane collapse and long detour in central Pennsylvania is one of the topics in this edition of Talkback 16. Again, we have calls about the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.

  • Talkback 16: Flooding, Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church

    Once again two topics dominate Talkback 16; the flash flooding and the Attorney General’s report on sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

  • Fire Forces Guests Out of a Hotel in Wayne County

    STERLING, Pa. — Flames forced guests out of a hotel Friday night in Wayne County. Crews were called to the Comfort Inn along Twin Rocks Road in Sterling around 9 p.m. No one was injured but the building had to be evacuated. Officials tell Newswatch 16 the fire started in a laundry room and was put out quickly. A fire marshal is investigating the fire in Wayne County.

  • Police: Man Threatened Two Women with a Handgun

    ELKLAND, Pa. — A man from Tioga County is facing charges after allegedly threatening two people with a handgun. Police say James Johnson, 25 of Elkland, threatened two females, 19 and 51, with the gun during a domestic dispute. According to police, after searching Johnson’s home they found the gun used during the fight as well as drug paraphernalia. Johnson is charged with terrorist threats and simple assault in Tioga County.

  • Fundraiser to Support Group that Sponsors After-School Programs

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A fundraiser was held Friday in Scranton for a group that sponsors after-school problems for at risk kids. Friday night folks got together to support PATH, PA Treatment and Healing. PATH organized the fundraiser at the Backyard Ale House in the Electric City’s downtown. All proceeds will help the group purchase art supplies and other goods for the kids in Lackawanna County.

  • Driver Charged for Deadly Crash in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Charges have been filed more than a year and a half after a deadly crash in the Poconos. Nicole Reece faces involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle and DUI charges. Police say Reece lost control of her car in December 2016 along North Courtland Street in East Stroudsburg and struck a utility pole. Shabasia Savinon, a passenger in the car, did not survive.

  • Sketch Released of Suspect in Columbia County Attempted Kidnapping Case

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Police have released a sketch of the person wanted for an attempted kidnapping in Columbia County. Police say the man grabbed a 7-year-old girl inside the girl’s restroom at Bloomsburg Town Park late last month. He let her go and was seen getting into a dark gray car. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bloomsburg police.