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  • Road Closed Due to Flooding

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A portion of a road in Luzerne County  had to be shut down due to flooding Tuesday. PennDOT says that part of the Arthur Gardner Parkway in Hazle Township has been closed since 8 a.m. on Tuesday but is expected to reopen soon. Officials tell us rainwater from a hill with no drainage caused the flooding. Crews are working to pump water out in Luzerne County.

  • Danville Receives State Money for Flood Protection Project

    DANVILLE, Pa. — A borough in Montour County is getting help to pay for an ongoing flood protection project. Danville received $200,000 in state money for the flood mitigation project along Mahoning Creek. Officials say the money will be used to remove sediment so the creek doesn’t overflow.

  • Kids in Luzerne County Learn All About Being a State Trooper

    DENNISON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — More than 80 kids are learning all about being a state trooper this week in Luzerne County. Camp Cadet is underway at Camp Kresge near White Haven. Kids from Luzerne, Wyoming, Sullivan and Bradford counties are getting hands-on experience with things like fingerprinting, traffic stops and other police duties. They also learn about discipline, teamwork and issues facing young adults. Boys and girls ages 12 to 15 can attend camp cadet, free of charge.

  • Former Scranton Deputy Sentenced on Assault Charges

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A Lackawanna County sheriff’s deputy charged with beating his girlfriend was sentenced Thursday for a felony count of aggravated assault. Jerome Passariello from Scranton pleaded guilty in May 2018, a year after being charged aggravated assault and other charges. Passariello is accused of punching and strangling the woman while she was driving. The 39-year-old Passariello was sentenced by Judge Moyle to 9-23 months in jail followed by two years of probation.

  • Talkback 16: Weather Observations

    On this episode of Talkback 16, we hear about weather warnings, some nice golden days, and many observations of flash flooding.

  • Talkback 16: 13 Year Olds’ Joy Ride and an Abandoned House and Swimming Pool

    On this episode of Talkback 16, viewers had something to say about an abandoned house and swimming pool. First, some comment about two 13 year olds taking an illegal joy ride.

  • Police Look for Two Suspects Involved in a Police Chase and Crash

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police are searching for the suspects involved in an attempted traffic stop and crash in Luzerne County. The men ran from police following the crash. Police say a man went through a backyard in Wilkes-Barre ditched his shirt and bandanna and kept moving. Police took the tee shirt and bandanna into evidence. Officers attempted to make a traffic stop when the vehicle took off and crashed into a utility pole on Hazle Street in Hanover Township. […]

  • Flames Destroy Home Near Mount Pocono

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Flames destroyed a home in Monroe County Tuesday evening just as the storms were passing through the Poconos. The fire sparked just after 5 p.m. along Sylvester Drive near Mount Pocono. Here’s video from the house fire on Sylvester Drive in Tobyhanna Twp. It was taken by the homeowner. No one was home at the time the fire starter except for the family dog. He got out safely. A State Police Fire Marshal has been called […]

  • Scranton Police Have a ‘Night Out’ with the Community

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A nationwide effort to strengthen relations between the community and police is bringing people together in the Electric City. Newswatch 16 found people of all ages on hand for the city’s “National Night Out Event” at Scranton High School. Events like this one are held across the country to enhance police-community relations. On Tuesday, kids here in Scranton got to meet members of law enforcement, and even try out some equipment. “I think it’s a really good […]

  • South Abington Township Hit Hard by Storm

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The heavy rain made it difficult for drivers in another part of Lackawanna County Flash flooding along Northern Boulevard near Clarks Summit turned the road into a rushing river causing a slow go for people making their way around Tuesday afternoon. One man staying at a hotel off the highway says he was working at a gas pad site in the area when the storm came through. “We stopped work about 1:15 p.m., so about […]

  • More Flooding in Bradford County

    NEW ALBANY, Pa. — Another night of flash flooding hit some parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. The community of New Albany in Bradford County was flooded for the second time in four days. Water could be seen rushing through the streets of New Albany after Tuesday evening’s severe storms. It’s just the latest blow to the water-logged residents here in Bradford County.

  • Water Company Suffers Difficulties Due to Power Outages

    Some communities are dealing with little to no water pressure due to some local power outages. Tuesday evening at 4:51 p.m. Pennsylvania American Water released the following statement: “FELL TWP., VANDLING, RICHMONDALE, BROWNDALE, AND FOREST CITY: Customers in your area are currently experiencing low pressure or no water due to power outages. Crews are currently in the process of connecting a temporary generator to the pump station that serves this area. To ease inconvenience, a water tanker will be available […]