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  • Child Abuse Suspects from Monroe County Nabbed in Puerto Rico

    PUERTO RICO — A couple on the run from authorities in Monroe County has been caught in Puerto Rico. U.S. Marshals picked up Anthony Aponte and Jessica Kotwica Monday. They were caring for a child in Stroudsburg back in October. Authorities say the child was brought to a hospital with bruises and broken bones. The couple will be brought back to face charges in Monroe County.

  • Talkback 16: The Death of Kobe Bryant and John Hickey’s New Haircut

    Topics in Tuesday’s Talkback 16 include the death of Kobe Bryant and John Hickey’s new do. First, callers sound off on marking land with paint instead of signs.  

  • Fifth Person Charged in Deadly Shooting in Monroe County

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The United States Marshal’s Service announced Wednesday that a man from Virginia has been charged for his involvement in a homicide in Monroe County. Harrith Brown, 23, was taken into custody Wednesday after being spotted on East 136th Street Bronx, New York. An arrest warrant was obtained for Brown on December 17 by Pennsylvania State Police. After failed attempts to locate Brown, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force adopted the search. Zaire Burkett, Eric Gulley, […]

  • UPDATE: Interstate 80 Westbound Back Open After to Multi-Vehicle Crash

    UPDATE: PennDot officials released a statement saying all lanes are back open on Interstate 80 Westbound as of 9 p.m. VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Drivers in Columbia and Montour Counties are being asked to avoid the area of Interstate 80 Westbound near exit 232. Just after 3:00 p.m. the Interstate’s Westbound lanes were closed West of the Buckhorn exit after a crash involving a tractor trailer. PennDot says both lanes will remain closed for several hours while they work to […]

  • Embracing the Winter Weather in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — People embraced the wintry weather at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. A winter fun day was put on by the Two Mountains District of the Boy Scouts of America. Families did a little sledding, played some winter games and took part in obstacle courses. “It’s basically a way to escape the indoors and get outside, have some fun. The kids can shoot bb guns. We have slingshots, lots of other fun activities. We even have a sled dog […]

  • Winter Weather Arrives for Annual Shiverfest in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — An annual winter trip down the river was held Saturday in Scranton. The Lackawanna River Conservation Association put on the Sixth Annual Shiverfest. Attendees braved the cold to paddle the ice water of the Lackawanna River. Folks say the snow only made the experience more scenic. “We had about fifty paddlers today. Paddling in the height of the onset of a snowstorm. So we wanna show that the Lackawanna River is something you can enjoy 24/7 365 […]

  • SWB Railriders Hold Job Fair for Upcoming Season

    MOOSIC, Pa. — Baseball season might not be on your mind just yet but it is for job seekers in Lackawanna County. The Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders hosted a job fair for the upcoming 2020 season at PNC Field in Moosic Saturday. The organization is looking to fill a variety of roles including grounds crew, security, and ticket sales. If you’re interested in working for the Railriders, click here.  

  • Women’s March Held in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — An official sister march of the National Women’s March was held in downtown Wilkes-Barre Saturday. This is the second year for the NEPA Women’s March put on by a few different organizations including NEPA Now. The focus of the march in Luzerne County was to advocate for reproductive health rights, climate justice, and immigration rights. “It`s a great way to get women together and to have a sense of community and to build on what progress we […]

  • One Dead After Overnight Crash

    ROARING BROOK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is dead after a crash overnight in Lackawanna County. According to the coroner Frank Martin, 59, of Madison Township was killed after his pickup truck flipped over around 3 a.m. The wreck happened along Route 435 in Roaring Brook Township. Police in Lackawanna County are investigating after the deadly wreck near Moscow.  

  • UPDATE: Street in Wilkes-Barre to Close While Crews Bring in Construction Equipment

    UPDATE: South Franklin Street reopened Wednesday afternoon to regular traffic patterns, according to the mayor's office.

  • Teachers Strike Authorized in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Teachers in the Pottsville Area School District announced a vote to authorize a strike, but stress nothing is planned for the near future. At Tuesday’s school board meeting at Harold S. Fernsler Academic Center, the union took a vote of no confidence the district’s superintendent. Union members tell Newswatch 16 they are working without a contract. According to a letter given to the board, the union noted that, despite the authorization, it does not mean a strike […]

  • Talkback 16: Royal Reports and More Reaction to a Proposal on a Pennsylvania Dam

    In Tuesday’s Talkback 16, callers sound off about the proposal to send drinking water from Pennsylvania to New York City and royal reports. First, we have a reaction to another grocery store in Monroe County.  

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