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  • Taking Action Against a Stormwater Fee in Luzerne County

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —  People packed the Jackson Township Fire Hall Thursday night to express their frustrations with a new fee. The runoff fee of about $5 a month for the average home is part of the sewer bill from the Wyoming Valley sanitary authority. Many people in this part of the Back Mountain say they must pay more than the average and they will turn to lawmakers until something is done. “If we all call these representatives on a […]

  • Investigators: Man Raped Woman with Developmental Disabilities

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police in central Pennsylvania say a man raped and sexually assaulted a woman with developmental disabilities. Authorities charged Bruce Stuart from Cogan Station on Thursday. According to court papers, the attacks went on from 2009 until this past summer. Investigators in Lycoming County also say Stuart threatened to kill the woman’s animals or make her homeless if she didn’t do what she said.

  • Fire Destroys Home in Luzerne County

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Fire wrecked a home in Luzerne County late Thursday afternoon. Flames broke out just after 4 p.m. along Tedrick Street in Pittston Township. Two women and two dogs got out okay. There is no word yet on a cause but fire officials here in Luzerne County do not believe it is suspicious.

  • Talkback 16: Infamous Dumpster Diver

    The dumpster diver being fined for trespassing is the focus of this Talkback 16. Callers seem to think the situation is ridiculous.  

  • Emergency Bridge Work on I-81 in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There is a warning out for drivers who take Interstate 81 in Luzerne County. PennDOT has emergency bridge repairs scheduled Monday, January 7, starting at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The interstate will be down to one lane southbound between the Highland Park Boulevard exit (165) and the Mountain Top exit (168). According to PennDOT, the left lane of Interstate 81 north between the West Hazleton/Conyngham exit (145) and the Interstate 80 Junction (150) will also be […]

  • Chili Cook-off Helps Those in Need

    GLENBURN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Well it was a throwdown of meat and beans in Lackawanna County. Sunday afternoon the Church of the Epiphany near Clarks Summit held its first ever chili cook-off. People from around the area served up their best chili to some judges including Newswatch 16’s Stacy Lange. Overall there were 11 different chilis competing in multiple different categories. Winners took home gift certificates. Donations were accepted to help folks in need in Lackawanna County.

  • Flames Destroy Home in Columbia County

    BENTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire damaged a home in Columbia County Sunday night. Crews were called to the home on Belles Road in Benton Township around 7 p.m. Officials say when they arrived on scene the two-story home was fully involved. The second alarm fire was fought by over six different fire companies. No one was home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries but the home is a total loss following the blaze. There’s no […]

  • Community Comes Together to Support Local Man with Cancer

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — More than 150 people came out for a good cause in Wilkes-Barre Township on Sunday. A fundraiser was held for Harry Wink, a man his friends say is a staple in the community there. Wink was recently diagnosed with throat cancer and his friends tell us they did not hesitate to help him during his time of need. “He helps out the American Legion Post 815 all the time. If you need anything Harry would be […]

  • Drivers React to Toll Increase

    If you travel the Pennsylvania Turnpike, you can expect to pay a little bit more now at the tolls. The increase, which was approved last July, went into effect at midnight. Anyone using E-ZPass will pay an extra ten cents, and those using cash will pay an extra 20 cents. The increase in tolls is necessary to maintain and improve the 552-mile turnpike and support the commonwealth’s public-transportation systems. A driver we met Sunday doesn’t seem to mind paying more. […]

  • Julian Calendar Christmas Preparations

    MOSCOW, Pa. — Sunday is a strict fasting day for those who follow the Julian Calendar because Monday, January 7, is their Christmas. Newswatch 16 stopped by the Moscow borough building during an annual celebration. Folks enjoyed making crafts, hearing stories, and celebrating the culture. Those who attended the event see it as a chance to spread their heritage. “It brings more cultural awareness to everybody and helps the kids learn all about the different countries and things. I think […]

  • Fire Breaks Out in Clinton County

    PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A home went up in flames in Clinton County Fire crews were called to a house on Tiadaghton Avenue near Avis just before 8 p.m. on Monday. The building was completely engulfed in flames when crews arrived. There is no word if anyone was inside at the time or what caused the fire here in Clinton County.

  • Talkback 16: Tolls, Border Security, and Stricter DUI Laws

    Talkback 16 calls were a bit sparse on Monday, New Year’s Eve. However, callers did touch on a variety of topics including anger over having to pay more to drive the turnpike and a unique idea to pay for border security. First, we start with a call about stricter DUI laws for repeat offenders here in Pennsylvania.