Chelsea Strub joined WNEP-TV as a weekend reporter in November of 2017 and started covering Luzerne County full-time in June of 2019.
Chelsea was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in both Annapolis, Maryland and Harrisburg before returning to the Steel City to attend the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt she majored in Theatre Arts and Business Marketing and was very active in Pittsburgh’s film industry. Before graduating, Chelsea interned in the promotions department at KDKA-TV CBS Pittsburgh and later became an on-air personality for KDKA’s sister station, Pittsburgh’s CW.
With family roots in northeastern Pennsylvania, Chelsea has spent a great deal of time in the area throughout her life and has always considered it to be ‘home’. Some of her favorite memories include spending summer days at Lake Jean and fishing at Frances Slocum State Park.
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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Police in Wilkes-Barre have a man in custody they believe is responsible for two armed robberies in the city Monday morning. Just after 8 a.m., police were called to Madison Street for a report of a man who struck a woman with a gun. Police say as a woman was putting her 5-year-old daughter into her car, to go to school when a man with a gun asked for her purse. “I came outside to find our […]
LARKSVILLE, Pa. — A man who admits killing his father is headed to prison. Ulysses Denman had nothing to say as sheriff’s deputies brought him out of the courtroom and into their vehicle to begin his sentence. Moments earlier, Denman pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, to third-degree murder of his father, William Denman. It happened last July. Ulysses now faces 15 to 30 years behind bars. Police say Denman shot his father twice in the head in their home in […]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A sidewalk project costing more than $1 million has wrapped up in Wilkes-Barre. The construction project was a group effort between Wilkes University and PennDOT to make downtown more accessible. Walking down South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre, you may notice something new — perhaps a new business or a new tree, but there’s something else that spans the whole block: new sidewalks. “It’s a good aesthetic for the town,” said Wilkes University junior Dylan O’Connor. It’s on […]
SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Investigators now appear to have turned their attention to the inside of a home belonging to a missing man in Luzerne County in what they now consider a homicide investigation. It is now day three of a federal and state criminal investigation in Luzerne County. DAY 3: State Police are back at the property of Bill Morse. Forensics Van back again today and troopers spending a lot of time inside the home. On Wednesday we learned […]
SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, Pa. — After two days of a federal and state police presence at a home in Luzerne County, it appears that part of a criminal homicide investigation may be wrapping up. Around 3 p.m. Thursday, state police forensic vehicles, including the mobile crime lab, left the property on Hollow Road in Sugarloaf Township. State police tell us that this is still an active crime scene. Around 3pm forensic vehicles and the Pennsylvania State Police mobile crime lab left […]
SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police and FBI have been at a home in Sugarloaf Township for much of the day in connection with the investigation into a man missing since last year. Investigators are now saying this is a criminal homicide investigation. State police and FBI search teams arrived at the home of Bill Morse on Hollow Road in Sugarloaf Township on Wednesday morning. Their investigation is concentrated near a barn where they have a staging area set up. […]
LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — There are new developments in the case of a man missing from Luzerne County. Photos of him have turned up on an internet dating site under a profile that uses the name “Stubby.” State police revealed that information less than 24 hours after a friend made a public plea for help in finding Bill Morse of Sugarloaf Township, who has been missing for more than a year. State police said Tuesday they found an online dating […]
SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A plea for help in Luzerne County from a friend of a missing man who hasn’t been seen in more than a year. William “Billy” Morse went missing from his home in Sugarloaf on June 11, 2018. His closest friend is now asking for anyone with information about the disappearance to come forward. Morse was seen wearing a baseball hat, red collared shirt, and blue jeans the day he disappeared last year. “Billy is a kind […]
KINGSTON, Pa. — A community in Luzerne County is on alert after signs went up telling residents that someone is shooting at animals. “Neighbors, beware!” is the warning posted on trees and telephone poles in a section of Kingston. A sign posted on Reynolds Avenue claims that someone from the neighborhood shot an animal on the evening of September 4. The poster reports hearing a gunshot and then hearing a small animal crying as it ran away from where the […]
PLYMOUTH, Pa. — If you haven’t yet visited The Wall That Heals the traveling replica of the Vietnam War memorial spans across a football field outside Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth. For many a visit to the wall is an emotional experience “I just think it’s such a shame what happened to these guys when they got back. You know, they fought for their country and gave everything they had and they came back and weren’t respected at […]
PITTSTON, Pa. — An investigation is underway into how a five-year-old child was left behind on a school bus after all other students were dropped off. Newswatch 16 sat down with the superintendent of the Pittston Area School District who says an investigation is underway to determine why a kindergarten student didn’t get off a bus when it was time for school at Pittston Area Primary Center Friday. Instead, he stayed on the bus. The district, as well as the […]
PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A new nonprofit organization based in Luzerne County is doing what it can to help the animals and pets caught in the mess Hurricaned Dorian left behind. Animals America, based in Pittston Township, raises money for animals caught in abusive or disaster situations by collecting clothing donations and reselling or recycling it. Right now, the organization’s sights are set on pets left behind in Hurricane Dorian. Pamela Marcinkevich walked Newswatch 16 around Animals America’s headquarters in […]