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  • Senior Citizen Charged with Sexually Assaulting Two Minors

    SHREWSBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Dozens of child sex charges after police say two girls were assaulted by a senior citizen in Lycoming County. 69 year old John Irwin of Muncy Valley is accused of sexually assaulting two girls starting in 2017. Both girls were under the age of eight at the time. Court papers say at one point Irwin inappropriately touched one of the little girls during church. Irwin is free on bail tonight.  

  • Accidental Fire Forces Families Out of Their Homes

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — More than 50 people were forced from their homes after a fire in Wilkes-Barre. Flames broke out around 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Sherman Hills Apartments on North Empire Court in the city. Officials say 10 apartments were heavily damaged by the fire and as many as 57 people were affected. The American Red Cross is helping those forced from their homes. Fire officials in Wilkes-Barre have ruled the fire accidental.

  • State Offers Incentive for College Savings Account

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The state is offering a new incentive to get parents to save for their child’s higher education. State treasurer Joe Torsella was at the outreach center for community resources in Scranton today to announce the expansion of the PA-529 Program. Any child born after January 1, 2019 will receive $100 from the state to start their PA-529 savings account. The hope is that more families will enroll, regardless of their financial status.. “I want to knock the […]

  • Pinwheels for a Purpose

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Hundreds of pinwheels are now on display along Courthouse Square in Scranton in an effort to send a powerful message. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. On Monday, the Child Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania placed 782 pinwheels on the lawn to represent the number of children it came in contact with through cases of physical or sexual abuse. The pinwheels will remain up throughout the month here in Scranton.

  • Scranton Woman Celebrates 102nd Birthday

    SCRANTON, Pa. — This young lady in Scranton turned 102 today. Catherine Delguercio celebrated the milestone with a party this evening at the Jewish home in Scranton. Some of her 73 grandchildren were in attendance. Catherine was born on this date in 1917.  

  • Talkback 16: Backyard Decorations and Banning a Yearbook Page for Lost Student

    As expected John Hickey’s choice of flags in the backyard is getting attention. But we begin Talkback 16 with the school district banning a yearbook page in memory of a victim of suicide.

  • Service Dogs in Training Give Students a Surprise Visit

    UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON — Students at the University of Scranton got a break from classes to cuddle with service dogs in training. The puppies are from “America’s Vet Dogs” a charity in New York state that trains and provides service dogs to injured veterans. The occupational therapy department organized the event. Which not only provides stress relief for students but also helps the puppies socialize with people. “Oh it’s a win win. For us and for the students of the […]

  • 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.

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