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  • Driver Comes Forward Following Hit and Run in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Scranton Police say they have the driver in custody who hit a woman and took off. Officers tell Newswatch 16 the woman appears to be okay after she was struck Monday night by a Jeep Cherokee. It happened around 7 p.m. at the intersection of North Main Avenue and West Linden Street on the city’s west side. Scranton Police say the driver returned to the scene and admitted to the crash.  

  • Plans Move Forward for New Hospital in Carbon County

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials in one part of Carbon County are giving the go-ahead for construction of a new hospital. At a special meeting Monday night, Mahoning Township Supervisors approved Lehigh Valley Health’s plan. It wants to build a facility off of Route 443 near Lehighton. Members of the township planning commission had asked township supervisors to deny the hospital’s proposal saying another hospital would be one too many. Saint Luke’s already has two facilities in Carbon County.

  • Talkback 16: A Special Christmas Tree, Ranger, and More Snowthrower Calls

    In Monday’s Talkback 16, callers comment on a tree with a new purpose and a visit from Ranger. First, we have more calls about our Snowthrower Contest.  

  • Berwick Students Serve Seniors Early Thanksgiving Meal

    BERWICK, Pa. — Students treated seniors to an early Thanksgiving dinner in Columbia County. Turkey, potatoes, and all the traditional fixings on the menu at Berwick High School. The hot meal was free to seniors who live in the school district. Students served the dinners themselves. “It’s always a fun time we always love talking to everybody and making their nights if possible, so it’s really, it’s just a really fun experience that we are able to do here,” said […]

  • Police Search for Armed Robbers in Susquehanna County

    NEW MILFORD, Pa. — State police in Susquehanna County need your help identifying the men who robbed a store early Thursday morning. Troopers say three men, one with a gun, kicked and robbed a worker in the Pump and Pantry in New Milford. They made off with money and cigarettes and hopped into a waiting vehicle with a getaway driver Thursday in Susquehanna County.  

  • Pair Wanted for Stealing Thousands from Dunkin’ Donuts in Luzerne County

    FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police are asking for help finding the crooks who sawed open a safe and stole thousands from a Dunkin’ Donuts in Luzerne County. Pictures of the break-in were posted by Fairview Township Police. They believe two people forced their way inside the Dunkin’ on North Mountain Boulevard in late October. The crooks sawed into the safe and made off with about $4,000. They were last seen heading toward Sherwood Boulevard near Mountain Top.

  • Fire in Schuylkill County Ruled Accidental

    RUSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A malfunctioning water heater is being blamed for a fire that wrecked a home in Schuylkill County. Flames destroyed the place on Crescent Drive near Tamaqua Wednesday morning. A state police fire marshal determined the water heater caused the blaze to break out in the basement. No one was home, but two ferrets did not make it out. The fire in Rush Township is ruled an accident.

  • Talkback 16: 16 To The Rescue, Snowthrower Contest, and Tractor Trailers

    In Thursday’s Talkback 16, there’s a suggestion about some dogs featured in 16 To The Rescue and a flaw with the snowthrower contest? First, callers sound off on the pilot program to keep big rigs on the road during winter storms.  

  • Preparing for Winter Market in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The winter market in front of the former globe store in downtown Scranton is just weeks away. It’s being held on December 6 through December 8 on Wyoming Avenue. About 60 vendors will set up their stands under heated tents. Last year, the annual event was held outside for the first time. In addition to vendors, Santa Claus will be on hand to take pictures with kids at the winter market in downtown Scranton.

  • UPDATE: Route 6 Back Open After Motorcycle Crash in Palmyra Township

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A stretch of Route 6 is back open following a motorcycle crash in Pike County. The wreck happened around 5:30 p.m. on Monday along the northeast side of Lake Wallenpaupack near Wallenpaupack Area High School. That stretch of Route 6 right by the high school was closed in both directions in Pike County for several hours. TheĀ  Pike County Coroner tells Newswatch 16 he was not called the crash. State police say the driver, Joseph Chiocchi, […]

  • Early Celebration for Marine Corps 244th Birthday Held in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It was an early celebration of the Marine Corps Saturday in Lackawanna County. Sunday Marks 244 years of the Corps. Members of the military and the community came together for the Marine’s 244th birthday at the Northeast Detachment Marine Corp League and Museum. Attendees were treated to a buffet, some birthday cake and a whole lot of history. “It’s a big tradition in the marine corps to do this every year. I think we are very well […]

  • One Flown to the Hospital After Crash in Luzerne County

    LAKE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person was flown to the hospital after a crash in Luzerne County. Troopers believe a car went through a red light at the intersection of Route 118 and Route 29 near Harveys Lake around 8 p.m. on Saturday. It then collided with another vehicle. One of the victims was flown to the hospital. There’s no word on their condition. Police say the crash is still under investigation in Luzerne County.

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