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  • Six People Left Without a Home After a Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Six people are displaced after a fire tore through their apartment building in Scranton. Fire officials tell Newswatch 16 the fire sparked just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday along Oliver Place on the city’s west side. There is extensive damage to the building. Smoke billowed from the roof while crews worked to put out the flames. Everyone was able to get out safely but they had to act fast. A couple living inside one of the apartments say […]

  • Dog Rescued From Fire in Luzerne Borough

    LUZERNE, Pa. — A dog had to be rescued from a fire in Luzerne County on Sunday. The flames broke out around 12:30 p.m. at a home along Carpenter Street in Luzerne Borough. Fire officials say the homeowners were not home at the time but their dog was. Crews were able to get the dog out safely. According to fire officials, the damage mostly affected the roof. There’s no word on a cause after the fire in Luzerne County.  

  • Teenager Arrested After String of Burglaries in Kingston

    KINGSTON, Pa. — Police have nabbed a suspect they believe is responsible for more than 40 burglaries in Kingston over the last month. Officials say a 17-year-old was taken into custody Saturday for the burglaries. According to police, he broke into eight homes last week alone. He’s charged with burglary, attempted burglary, criminal trespass, and theft. Police say the teen is locked up in a juvenile detention center until his court date in Luzerne County.  

  • Gone to the Dogs

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A nice round of golf went to the dogs Sunday in Carbon County. Split Rock Golf Club near Lake Harmony hosted an adoption tournament to benefit local animal rescues. All the money raised from vendor fees and hole sponsorships were donated to the NEPA Pet Fund & Rescue, Carbon County Animal Shelter, and the Red Rock Rescue. There were plenty of adoptable pooches at the golf club in Carbon County.  

  • Man Arrested After Assaulting Police Officer

    WEST HAZLETON, Pa. — Three people were arrested Saturday night after assaulting a police officer in West Hazleton. Police were called to a home along East Oak Street just before 10 p.m. for reports of loud music. According to officers, when they arrived Emilli Colon refused to give police any identification. Two men, Adrian Jourdain and Jorge Colon, refused to leave the area and Jourdain punched a police officer. The trio is now facing riot and disorderly conduct charges. Jourdain […]

  • More Than 20 People Displaced After Apartment Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A fire caused problems at a high-rise in Scranton. A small fire broke out at the Adams High-Rise along Adams Avenue around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Residents told Newswatch 16 the fire started in a recliner. The Red Cross is helping more than two dozen residents after some apartments sustained water damage. There’s no word yet on when those residents will be able to return to their homes in Lackawanna County.  

  • 73rd Annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction in Full Swing

    DALLAS, Pa. — The annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction was in full swing Friday night. This is the 73rd year for the auction in Luzerne County. Lots of different items including new goods, antiques and even vacations were up for bid on the auction block. WNEP-TV is a proud media sponsor of the auction that runs through Sunday at the library in Dallas.

  • New Owner Plans Renovations for Columbia Mall

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Columbia Mall near Bloomsburg has a new owner. The mall was sold earlier this month for $7 million to a real estate developer, Cristian Foust, from Bloomsburg. Foust told Newswatch 16 he plans to renovate the mall as well as repair the parking lot and bring in new retailers. Foust is also working on a proposed Hilton Hotel next to the mall in Columbia County.  

  • Yuengling Setting Up for Birthday Bash

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — It is being billed as one of the biggest parties Pottsville has seen in some time. Yuengling’s 190th Anniversary Celebration kicks off Saturday. America’s oldest brewery is bringing beer, food and live music downtown. Newswatch 16 found workers setting up the stage tonight and organizers say there are some street closures to be aware of. Yuengling’s 190th anniversary party starts Saturday at 1 p.m.

  • Talkback 16: Phone Calls, Big Rig Crashes, and a Prostitution Bust

    In tonight’s Talkback 16, reaction to some calls last night and a prostitution bust. First, preventing deadly crashes involving big rigs.  

  • More Signs in Scranton Remove Former Mayor’s Name

    SCRANTON, Pa. — More signs bearing the name of the former mayor of Scranton are being fixed. William Courtright’s name has been removed from the welcome sign on the Central Scranton Expressway. Courtright resigned and pleaded guilty to corruption charges last week.  

  • Honesdale Building Damaged by Fire to be Torn Down

    HONESDALE, Pa. — A building damaged by fire Thursday night in Wayne County will be torn down Saturday. Firefighters were called to the abandoned building on Commercial Street in Honesdale around 9 p.m. Dirlam Brothers own the property. The company says it has historic value because it used to be a coal bin. Another property in Honesdale owned by Dirlam Brothers was also spray painted this week by vandals in Wayne County.  

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