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  • Crash Slows Traffic on Part of Route 309 in Luzerne County

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Traffic is moving slowly after a crash Friday morning in Luzerne County. It happened along Route 309 near Dallas just after 6 a.m. A pickup truck, SUV,  and sedan collided at the intersection of Carverton Road near Dallas. Police say the driver of the sedan ran off. No one was badly hurt. Route 309 heading toward Wilkes-Barre is down to one lane while crews clear that crash. For the latest traffic conditions, click here.

  • Dillan the Bear Arrives at New Home in Colorado

    COLORADO — A bear that garnered the attention of a Hollywood star is at his new home out west. We told you last week about Dillan, and how Alec Baldwin pushed to get him out of the Union County Sportsmen’s Club Wildlife Sanctuary near Millmont. PETA posted a video of Dillan’s arrival at a sanctuary in Colorado on Thursday.

  • UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury Emergency Department Closing by End of January

    SUNBURY, Pa. — A hospital that’s set to close in Sunbury will stop most of its services by the end of the month. UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury plans to close its emergency room and several other departments on Friday, January 31, 2020. All inpatient and outpatient surgical services will also end that day. UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury says it will offer the rest of its services until the hospital closes for good March 31, 2020.

  • Hundreds of Cars Burn at Scrapyard in Luzerne County

    LARKSVILLE, Pa. — Hundreds of cars burned at a junkyard in Luzerne County. Crews say the fire broke out at Tabits Scrap Yard in Larksville around 2 a.m. on Friday. Up to 500 cars were reportedly on fire at the place on Washington Avenue. It took several hours for firefighters to completely put out the flames. No one was injured. Investigators are looking for how the fire started.

  • Dozens Camp Outside New Dunkin’ in Scranton for Free Coffee

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Coffee lovers are camping out for free coffee for a year in Scranton. Dozens waited in line Friday morning at the new Dunkin’ on North Main Avenue. The first 100 customers at the door, not the drive-thru, will get a coupon book for free coffees. The new shop opens at 7 a.m. on Friday here in Scranton.

  • ‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’ Crowns Winner

    It’s official.  We now know who the greatest Jeopardy contestant of all time is. Ken Jennings secured his victory on Tuesday night’s tournament here on WNEP. Jennings beat James Holtzhauer and Brad Rutter of Lancaster to earn the title, trophy, and $1 million. Jennings was first to get three wins in four nights. Holtzhauer was the only other contestant to get a win.  

  • Video Vault: Williamsport Native Takes Home Academy Award

    It was back in 1993 when a man from Williamsport took home an Academy Award. Tom Woodruff Jr. won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for his work on “Death Becomes Her,” starring Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis. Newswatch 16’s Jane Adonizio spoke with Woodruff’s family about his big win in this Video Vault.

  • Rig Rollover Ties Up Traffic in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A crash closed the inbound lanes of the North Scranton Expressway (Route 11) Friday morning. The wreck happened around 8:45 a.m. The truck rolled over blocking both lanes coming into the city near the Interstate 81 exit (191). The wreck was cleared and the road reopened around 10 a.m. There is no word on injuries. For the latest traffic condition, head here.

  • Man Locked up After Firing Gun During Attempted Robbery in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — One person is behind bars after firing a gun outside a home early Friday morning in Wilkes-Barre. Police were called to Henry Street just after midnight. Neighbors tell us they heard several shots fired. According to officers, a man tried to rob someone at gunpoint, before firing the gun. Police say no one was hurt. That man is in custody in Luzerne County.

  • Salon Destroyed by Fire Reopens in East Stroudsburg

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A salon destroyed by fire last week in Monroe County is back in business. JTL Salon reopened Tuesday inside a former barbershop in East Stroudsburg. The temporary location is just a block away from the old space on South Courtland Street. News of the reopening spread quick. When Newswatch 16 stopped by Tuesday afternoon, we found clients getting their hair done here in Monroe County.

  • Two Stabbed During Fight in Plymouth

    PLYMOUTH, Pa. — Two people were stabbed during a fight late Monday night in Luzerne County. Police say a group of people were fighting along the 100 block of Orchard Street in Plymouth just before midnight. Two people were stabbed during the fight. Officers shut down the road for a short time. There is no word on the conditions of the victims or if anyone was arrested for the stabbings in Plymouth.  

  • Fiery Wreck Closes Part of Interstate 80 in Montour County

    LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A part of Interstate 80 was shut down in Montour County after a crash sent several people to the hospital. State police tell us a tractor-trailer and an SUV collided on I-80 east near Danville around 3:30 a.m. on Friday. The big rig tipped over, and flames broke out. Viewer video shows the truck on fire. Two adults and a child were in the SUV. They were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver […]

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