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  • Flames Force Family out During Snow Storm

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A family is staying with relatives after a fire broke out in their home in Scranton. Officials say the fire started just after 4 p.m. Sunday along South Main Avenue in the city. Two rooms and the attic along the rear of the home were heavily damaged. Everyone who was home at the time made it out safely. Fire officials tell us the home is not a total loss. A Scranton Fire Department inspector ruled the fire […]

  • Wrong-way Driver Causes Multiple Crashes on I-81

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was a frightening scene along interstate 81 in Schuylkill County. Pictures sent to Newswatch 16  by a viewer show crashes in the northbound lanes of the interstate near the Minersville exit. A firefighter tells us a driver was heading south in the northbound lanes and caused at least two wrecks. There is no word on injuries as a result of the wrecks Friday on 81 in Schuylkill County.

  • Woman Charged After Alleged Attempt to Kill Elderly Aunt

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — In Lackawanna County police have arrested a woman on charges she tried to kill her elderly aunt. Officers in Old Forge charged Carrie Trowbridge with attempted homicide today. They say her aunt, Josephine Delucia, needs an oxygen tank. Court papers say back in November, Trowbridge kept Delucia in a car and drove her around for several hours with just one tank. At one point even closing the car windows and pinching Delucia’s nose closed. Old Forge […]

  • Talkback 16: Tractor Trailers and Winter Weather

    In tonight’s Talkback: 16 citations handed out during last weekend’s truck ban, ice and snow flying off of big rigs, and driving through high water. First, some comments about the workers not getting paid during the shutdown.

  • 18 Year Old Dead After Workplace Accident

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An 18-year-old died in a workplace accident in Wyoming County. The coroner says Justin Frederick of Sweet Valley passed away Wednesday from head injuries. The injuries were suffered when a container slid into him at C&K Sanitation near Beaumont.

  • Students Celebrate Diversity

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Students at West Scranton High School are embracing diversity. An assembly today celebrated their differences through song, dance, poetry and comedy. The teenagers presented the program as a tribute to the late Martin Luther King, Jr.  

  • Taking Action Against a Stormwater Fee in Luzerne County

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —  People packed the Jackson Township Fire Hall Thursday night to express their frustrations with a new fee. The runoff fee of about $5 a month for the average home is part of the sewer bill from the Wyoming Valley sanitary authority. Many people in this part of the Back Mountain say they must pay more than the average and they will turn to lawmakers until something is done. “If we all call these representatives on a […]

  • Investigators: Man Raped Woman with Developmental Disabilities

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police in central Pennsylvania say a man raped and sexually assaulted a woman with developmental disabilities. Authorities charged Bruce Stuart from Cogan Station on Thursday. According to court papers, the attacks went on from 2009 until this past summer. Investigators in Lycoming County also say Stuart threatened to kill the woman’s animals or make her homeless if she didn’t do what she said.

  • Fire Destroys Home in Luzerne County

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Fire wrecked a home in Luzerne County late Thursday afternoon. Flames broke out just after 4 p.m. along Tedrick Street in Pittston Township. Two women and two dogs got out okay. There is no word yet on a cause but fire officials here in Luzerne County do not believe it is suspicious.

  • Talkback 16: Infamous Dumpster Diver

    The dumpster diver being fined for trespassing is the focus of this Talkback 16. Callers seem to think the situation is ridiculous.  

  • Emergency Bridge Work on I-81 in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There is a warning out for drivers who take Interstate 81 in Luzerne County. PennDOT has emergency bridge repairs scheduled Monday, January 7, starting at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The interstate will be down to one lane southbound between the Highland Park Boulevard exit (165) and the Mountain Top exit (168). According to PennDOT, the left lane of Interstate 81 north between the West Hazleton/Conyngham exit (145) and the Interstate 80 Junction (150) will also be […]

  • Chili Cook-off Helps Those in Need

    GLENBURN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Well it was a throwdown of meat and beans in Lackawanna County. Sunday afternoon the Church of the Epiphany near Clarks Summit held its first ever chili cook-off. People from around the area served up their best chili to some judges including Newswatch 16’s Stacy Lange. Overall there were 11 different chilis competing in multiple different categories. Winners took home gift certificates. Donations were accepted to help folks in need in Lackawanna County.

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