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  • Ramp to Close for Bridge Work in Lackawanna County

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — PennDOT is issuing a warning for drivers. Exit 194 on Interstate 81 is expected to close Wednesday morning. PennDOT is closing the Clarks Summit exit ramp at 6 a.m. so crews can work on the bridge above Interstate 81. The closure was supposed to begin Tuesday morning but was postponed because of the winter weather. The exit is expected to stay closed until Saturday morning. Tomorrow morning at 6 AM this exit on 81 N. […]

  • Tractor Trailer Driver Cited in Deadly Chain-Reaction Crash in Snyder County

    SHAMOKIN DAM, Pa. —  A tractor trailer driver from Maryland has been cited in a deadly chain-reaction crash in Snyder County. Charles Bussard of Maryland is cited with several summary offenses including careless driving resulting in unintentional death. Back in July, authorities say Bussard was driving a tractor trailer that slammed into a vehicle in Shamokin Dam. John Wendt of Selinsgrove was stopped at a traffic light near the insection of Routes 11 and 15. The 66-year-old’s car was hit […]

  • Fire Forces Family of Seven From Home in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A fire forced a family of seven from their home in Wilkes-Barre. The place on Carey Avenue caught fire just after midnight on Tuesday. The chief tells Newswatch 16 the fire started in the basement. Everyone made it out safely. The home has some smoke and water damage. Investigators are looking for a cause after Tuesday morning’s fire in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Water Main Break in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The light rain Thursday morning is not the only thing causing a wet mess in Scranton. A water main broke on Oram Street around 7:30 a.m. This is just off North Main Avenue in the city’s west side. Crews with Pennsylvania American Water tell Newswatch 16 the break is affecting about 15 homes and businesses on the 11 and 1,200 blocks of Oram Street. This area is closed to traffic until the water main break is repaired […]

  • Fire Guts Home in Susquehanna County

    LATHROP TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire gutted a home in Susquehanna County early Thursday morning. The place started burning on Abington and Waterford Turnpike near Hop Bottom around 5:30 a.m. Six fire companies were called in to fight the flames. One person got out safely. The place is gutted. It’s unclear where the fire started.  

  • Two Students Arrested for Threats at Two Separate Schools

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Two students under arrest for threats at two separate schools in Luzerne County. A student was charged with making a written threat Wednesday at Wyoming Valley West Middle School. Police say the arrest is the third in the past two weeks, involving threats at the middle school. A separate threat was reported at the high school Wednesday morning. The high school was evacuated and classes canceled. Police searched the building, but nothing was found. A student […]

  • State Police: No Evidence to Support Alleged Attack on Daycare Worker

    PINE GROVE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There’s an update in the alleged assault of a daycare worker in Schuylkill County. On Wednesday, a 73-year-old woman reported a man approached her outside Lil Angels Daycare near Pine Grove, demanded money, and then shoved her to the ground. State police say there is no evidence to support the woman’s claims. The investigation in Schuylkill County is now closed.

  • Nurses, Administrators at Regional Hospital of Scranton Reach Agreement

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Nurses and other workers at the Regional Hospital of Scranton have reached a contract agreement with hospital administrators. Workers had been fighting for affordable health insurance and fair wages. The new contract, which expires in three years, includes a 2% pay increase, and insurance with caps on copays and prescriptions.

  • Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man from Sugarloaf Township pleaded guilty on Monday to receiving child porn. Officials say during an investigation part of “Project Safe Childhood,” they discovered William Barratt was using his cell phone and computer to receive child porn. A judge ordered a presentencing investigation, and Barratt is scheduled to be sentenced in January in Luzerne County.

  • Football Team Forfeits Playoff Game Due Too Many Injured Players

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — The Bloomsburg Area football team is forfeiting their playoff game this week. District officials made the announcement on Tuesday. They say they only have 17 healthy players left, and it’s in the students’ best interest not to play against Mount Carmel Friday.  

  • Florida Man Brought Loaded Gun to W-B/Scr International Airport

    WILKES-BARRE /SCRANTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — A loaded handgun was found inside a carry-on bag at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport on Monday. A TSA officer spotted the gun in an x-ray machine during a checkpoint. Avoca police responded, confiscated the gun, and questioned the man from Florida. According to the TSA, airport operations were not affected. This is the fourth time this year a gun was found at a security checkpoint at the airport near Avoca.

  • Fire Guts Vacant Building in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — An early morning fire gutted a vacant building in Scranton. Crews were called to the place on Sanderson Avenue in the city’s Green Ridge section at around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. Fire officials tell us the place was supposed to be vacant. There was no power to the place. Firefighters say the inside is completely destroyed by flames. A fire marshal is investigating.

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