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  • Roethlisberger Out for Season

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the season and will undergo surgery on his right elbow, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday. “Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required,” Tomlin said in a statement. “We expect the surgery will be scheduled for this week. He will be placed on our Reserve/Injured List and is […]

  • Heavy Police Activity at Gun Training Facility in Stroudsburg

    UPDATE: According to troopers, a man was shot in the neck during a training drill at the facility in Stroudsburg. STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Police were on the scene of a gun range for hours Sunday in Stroudsburg. Stroud Area Regional Police was called to Threat Assessment and Tactical Solutions, or “TATS,” around 2 p.m. The firearms training facility is located along Kreamer Avenue. State police investigators were also called to the scene. Troopers nor officers with the Stroud Area Regional […]

  • Restaurant Fire Forces Customers Out in Lycoming County

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Diners were forced to head for the doors at a restaurant in Lycoming County. Crews were called to deal with the flames at Denny’s in Loyalsock Township around 10 p.m. on Sunday. A viewer sent a video of fire crews on scene to Newswatch 16. Officials have not yet said what sparked the fire near Williamsport. The restaurant is closed after the flames in Lycoming County.  

  • Police: Man Charged After Threatening to ‘Shoot up’ Bar in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A man in Columbia County is facing terroristic threats charges after threatening to shoot people at a restaurant. Police believe Carlos Martinez told the owner of the Capitol Bar and Grille along East Main Street in Bloomsburg that he would “shoot the place up.” When investigators found Martinez outside the restaurant, they discovered he already had an active felony warrant for another incident. Martinez was taken to Columbia County Prison for the warrant and the additional terroristic […]

  • Cause for the Paws

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — People in Luzerne County got inked Sunday as a way to support the animals. The fundraiser at Marc’s Tattooing near Wilkes-barre was all to benefit the Luzerne County SPCA and Rescue Warriors. Attendees were able to get tattoos from a series of pre-drawn flash designs, all pet-themed. Adoptable dogs from the SPCA were there too hoping to find their forever home.

  • Family and Friends Hold Fundraiser to Help Infant with Heart Defect

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A benefit was held in downtown Wilkes-Barre Sunday for a little girl born with a heart defect. Ayonna was born with HLHS or Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. HLHS affects blood flow through the heart. The one-month-old has already had one open-heart surgery and is currently at a hospital in Philadelphia awaiting another. “She’ll be in the hospital anywhere from a couple of weeks, she’s still there now. She’s a month old and will possibly leave after the […]

  • Flea Market Held to Pay for Church Upgrades

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — A church in Lackawanna County is raising money for church upgrades by hosting a flea market. Saint Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church was selling everything from furniture to glassware and even holiday decorations. This is the 8th year for the flea market, and volunteers say the crowds will help make some much-needed repairs at the church. “It will be going to home improvements for the church. We actually need to redo some of our windows […]

  • Benefit Held for Beloved Grandfather

    PLYMOUTH, Pa. — A benefit was held for the family of a man who passed away in a car crash earlier this year. Family and friends gathered at Uncle Buck’s Barbecue in Plymouth in memory of Pat ‘Shady’ Brady. Before his death, Pat was raising his five grandchildren with his wife, Dee. Dee is now their primary caregiver. All the money raised at Sunday’s benefit will go towards Dee and her grandchildren in Luzerne County.  

  • Harvest Festival in Luzerne County Prepares Folks for Fall

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Folks in Luzerne County took part in a Fall tradition Sunday. Sunday was the 15th Annual Dallas Harvest Festival. It’s a celebration of the season and the area’s agricultural history. The festival is hosted at Dallas High School, and the students take part in organizing the event. “It’s good to see people out here supporting. We have the girl’s soccer team over here doing face painting, it’s great. It’s great for the school,” Lenny Kelley, Dallas. […]

  • Annual Hazleton UNICO’s Bell Italia Festival

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Folks in Luzerne County spent the day dining on Italian food as part of the Hazleton UNICO’s Bell Italia Festival. The community came out to the Hazle Township Community Park to get their fill of pizza, pasta, sausage and peppers and lots of other Italian dishes. There was a bocce ball tournament and live entertainment at the festival. Kids even got in on the fun with a spaghetti eating contest in Luzerne County.

  • Butterfly Release in Wyoming County

    EATON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One of the most beautiful things about this time of year is the butterflies. There were plenty of them at Creekside Gardens near Tunkhannock the garden store held it’s Annual Monarch Butterfly Release. Visitors were encouraged to wear their own wings as the staff released the butterflies. This is the first leg of their migration to Mexico. “I think it was really fun to come out here with my family, it was a good time to […]

  • UPDATE: Man Killed in Carbon County Crash Identified

    UPDATE: According to troopers, the man killed in Sunday’s crash has been identified as Damian Mele, 20, of Lehighton. He was a passenger in a Jeep Cherokee that crashed. PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is dead after a crash early Sunday morning near Jim Thorpe. The coroner tells Newswatch 16 the man was thrown from his car along Maury Road just after 1 a.m. Maury Road was closed for six hours after the crash. An autopsy is scheduled […]

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