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  • Truck Hauling Old Appliances Crashes, Closes Stretch of Route 11 Near Clarks Summit

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A stretch of road is closed after an early morning crash in Lackawanna County, and it’s going to affect the morning commute. A truck hauling old appliances crashed into a telephone pole just before 3 a.m. on Thursday at the intersection of Scott Road and Route 11 (Northern Boulevard) in South Abington Township. Police say the driver was taken to the hospital. He is expected to be okay. Route 11 near Clarks Summit was closed […]

  • $1 Million Winner Sold in Pike County

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A lottery ticket sold in Pike County has made someone a millionaire. That jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at the Weis Market along Route 739 near Hawley. It matched all five white balls drawn Tuesday night making it worth $1 million. The numbers were 08-16-31-48-52. You can catch the next Mega Millions drawing Friday night on WNEP right here before Newswatch 16 at 11.

  • 2019 Dream Game in Lackawanna County Postponed to Thursday

    The 85th Annual Scranton Lions Club Dream Game has been postponed due to the possibility of severe weather Wednesday night. It is now set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium. It was scheduled for Wednesday, July 17. The Dream Game is played with our areas best of high school football. This game is a tradition that dates back to the 1930’s. Proceeds benefit the Lackawanna Blind Association. For the latest on the forecast, […]

  • Fire Damages Home After Flames Rekindle in Luzerne County

    BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire damaged a home after flames rekindled in Luzerne County. The fire broke out just around 9:30 Tuesday night on Pittston Boulevard near Bear Creek. The chief tells Newswatch 16 the second story of the home is gutted, and there’s heavy damage to the first. Three people and two dogs all got out safely. Crews were first called to the home Tuesday afternoon for a small fire but doused it quickly. Investigators are looking […]

  • Man Taken to Hospital After Fire in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A man had to be taken to the hospital after flames broke out at a home in Wilkes-Barre. A fire broke out just after 4 Wednesday morning along Catlin Avenue. The fire chief says the man living inside the home went to neighbors and started pounding on the door before passing out in the street. He was taken to be checked for smoke inhalation. There’s no word on what caused the blaze in Wilkes-Barre  

  • Running, Walking to Support Women Fighting Breast Cancer

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Walkers and runners set out Sunday morning to support women fighting breast cancer in the Poconos. About 300 people took part in the annual 5K for the Lake Naomi Breast Cancer Rally here at Pocono Mountain West High School near Mount Pocono. The breast cancer rally has been helping women in the Pocono community since 2008 by providing free screening and diagnostic tests. organizers say it was the perfect day to get outdoors. “All of our […]

  • Wellness Festival in Luzerne County

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A festival focused on wellness in Luzerne County. Vendors set up shop in Hazle Township Community Park for Sunday’s annual Hazleton Area Summer Festival. There was lots of food, activities, and different types of natural wellness products for sale. Organizers say the money raised will go toward efforts to reopen Camp Louise, a former girl scout camp in the Shickshinny area of Luzerne County.

  • Garbage Truck Tips Over in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A garbage truck tipped over Friday morning in Scranton. It happened around 10:30 a.m. on Meylert Avenue. Police did not say how the truck ended up on its side, or if anyone was injured in the wreck. For the latest on the traffic conditions, click here.

  • Pedestrian Hit by Car in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Part of a highway in Luzerne County was closed for hours after a pedestrian was hit by a car. Officials tell Newswatch 16  the person was hit just after 2 a.m. on Friday along Route 309 in Wilkes-Barre Township. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police have not given us the name. That part of Route 309 reopened around 4:45 a.m. on Friday after the crash near Wilkes-Barre.

  • Apartment Fire Displaces 10 People in Luzerne County

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Ten people need a new place to stay after a fire in Luzerne County. It broke out just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday at an apartment building on Lee Park Avenue near Wilkes-Barre. Hanover Township officials say about 10 people lived in the place. They all made it out safely. The chief says the fire started in the back. Crews were able to put it out quickly, but there is too much damage for anyone to […]

  • Annual Pig Roast in Avoca

    AVOCA, Pa. —  People were enjoying a pig roast in Luzerne County on Sunday. Queen of the Apostles Parish Hall in Avoca hosted the annual All You Can Eat Pig Roast. In addition to the pig, the menu included wimpies, hot dogs, corn, salads, and desserts. There was also a basket raffle at the parish fundraiser in Luzerne County.

  • Friendly Fishing Competition in Wayne County

    HAMLIN, Pa. — A friendly fishing competition was held Sunday in Wayne County. It’s part of the Hunter’s Gallery customer appreciation days in Hamlin. Kids ages 15 and under took part in a casting contest where they had to flip, pitch and cast at three targets from 10 feet to 30 feet. Winners in each age group walked away with a fishing rod and reel combo at the competition in Wayne County.

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