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  • Newswatch 16 at Northeast Pennsylvania Broadcasting Career Fair

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Some future broadcasters might have met their future co-workers in Luzerne County. WVIA-TV near Pittston hosted the Northeast Pennsylvania Broadcasting Career Fair on Monday. Newswatch 16’s Chief Photographer Paul Kielbasa and Assistant Chief Corey Burns were there representing WNEP. People interested in working in television and radio had the chance to learn more about the business, apply for open positions, and talk about any future openings at the job fair in Luzerne County.

  • Flames Destroy Garage, Damage Home in Luzerne County

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire destroyed a garage and damaged a home early Monday morning in Luzerne County. The first alarm along Detweiler Road in Foster Township came in around 6 a.m. Monday. The fire started in a garage and spread to a home. The fire chief says the flames had a good start. “We could see it from the top of the mountain and a second alarm was struck as we saw the column of smoke,” said Fearnots […]

  • Coming Together to Support Muslim Community

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — People of all faiths are coming together in Wilkes-Barre to support the Muslim community. The Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania rallied the community on Public Square Sunday for what they called a gathering of peace and hope. It comes a week after the deadly shootings at mosques that killed 50 people in New Zealand.

  • Spring Cleanup Underway at Monroe County Race Track

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Spring cleanup is underway at a race track in Monroe County. Volunteers spent the day sprucing up Snydersville Raceway near Stroudsburg Sunday and painting the inside of the track. It’s a dirt track with all different kinds of racing. All of the volunteers are drivers who race there. Saturday is opening day here in Monroe County.

  • Northeast PA Film Festival Coming to Lackawanna County

    WAVERLY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Hollywood is coming to Lackawanna County this weekend. The Northeast PA Film Festival kicks off Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Waverly Community House. One of the films you can catch this weekend is a documentary featuring West Scranton native Mike Kunda and his dedication to Rocky Balboa. Events are scheduled all weekend, from documentaries to shorts, all featuring local filmmakers.

  • One Badly Hurt After Crash in Luzerne County

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person was badly hurt in a smash up in Luzerne County. A van hit a tree on Route 93 near Conyngham just before 2:30 Friday morning. Authorities say the tree fell across the road and the driver of the van just couldn’t avoid it. Ten people were inside. Officials say they were on their way home from work here in Luzerne County.

  • Man Facing Charges for Nationwide Drug-Dealing Business

    MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS, Pa. — A nationwide drug-dealing business has a man facing charges in Snyder County. Federal officials say Clyde Snyder, 71 from Mount Pleasant Mills, used the mail to send more than 100,000 pills all over the country from 2015 to 2017. Snyder’s accused of using social media to coordinate the shipments of pain killers.

  • Two Dead After Crash in Pike County

    LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two people are dead after a crash in Pike County. Officials say the driver of the vehicle lost control around a curve on Route 590 around midnight Tuesday. The vehicle ended up hitting some trees and flipping. The two people inside were killed. Route 590 is closed while crews investigate the wreck. The fire chief says alcohol may have played a role. This is a developing story, check back for updates. 

  • D.A.: Shooting Death in Lycoming County Standoff Justified

    CUMMINGS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The district attorney confirms a deadly shooting by police was justified in Lycoming County. Investigators found Brant Bartung shot at state police during a seven-hour standoff at his home north of Jersey Shore on New Year’s Eve. Troopers fired back killing the 62-year-old.

  • Fire Damages Garage in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Firefighters battled flames at a garage in Scranton. The fire sparked on Loop Avenue just after 10 p.m. on Sunday. The garage is used mainly for storage by the family that owns it. They are able to stay in their home. The fire inspector hasn’t said how that fire in Scranton got started.

  • Man Sentenced for Stabbing Three People in Schuylkill County

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — An attacker who got in through a doggy door is headed to prison in Schuylkill County. Roy Hogan will spend as long as 70 years locked up for attempted homicide. A jury convicted him last month. Hogan broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Schuylkill Haven last year and stabbed two men and a woman who were asleep inside. All three victims survived.

  • Big Rig Crash Slows Traffic in Luzerne County

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A truck crash slowed traffic Monday in Luzerne County. The rig carrying lumber clipped a car and ended up in the embankment on Route 115 outside of Wilkes-Barre Monday morning. Police say the driver of the car deliberately ran it off the road to stop the out of control truck. The driver of the rig is getting a ticket because trucks are banned here. One person was hurt. Route 115 was down to one lane. PennDOT […]

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