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  • Dealership Donates Vehicle to Meals on Wheels of NEPA

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Meals on Wheels of NEPA has a new vehicle in its fleet. Toyota of Scranton donated a 2018 Toyota Rav 4 to the organization that provides meals to home-bound senior citizens. This is Meals on Wheels’ first all-wheel-drive vehicle. The director says it will be a huge help during the winter months.  

  • Police: Surveilance Video Shows Man Riding Power Chair Attempting to Set Fire to Apartment Building

    HALLSTEAD, Pa. — A man is charged with arson after troopers say he was spotted on surveillance video tossing burning bags outside an apartment building while riding in his power chair. Vincent Dallessandro is accused of throwing two bags on fire and starting a dumpster fire at the place along Franklin Avenue in Hallstead. Officials say he told them he was upset he didn’t get his security deposit back after moving out of building in Hallstead.  

  • Police Catch Woman Accused of Stealing from Deceased Person

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police have caught the woman wanted on charges she stole from a dead person at a personal care home in Luzerne County. Marlena Rejniak claims she is innocent. Rejniak was caught at her home in Nanticoke Wednesday night and arrested on theft charges. Police say she went on the run this week after she was caught on camera stealing from the Highland Park Senior Living Facility in Wilkes-Barre Township. Court papers say workers set up a […]

  • Officials Investigating Whether Remains Found in Susquehanna River Could be Those of Murder Victim

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — There’s a new development in the case of a missing woman from Lycoming County. Just hours after an ex-boyfriend admitted to killing Brenda Jacobs, authorities are now investigating whether severed legs found in the Susquehanna River in Williamsport could be hers. Those legs were discovered by a fisherman back in May. On Wednesday, the Lycoming County District Attorney tells Newswatch 16 investigators are looking into whether those legs belong to the remains found Tuesday in Philadelphia. In […]

  • Tractor Trailer Roll Over Snarls Traffic in Lycoming County

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A tractor trailer tipped as it rounded an exit in Lycoming County Wednesday afternoon. Police say the driver was going too fast as the truck exited Route 220 and tried to get onto Interstate 180. The driver was hurt and had to be taken to a hospital. Traffic is slowed around the crash in Muncy Township, Lycoming County.  

  • Demolition Begins on Former Elementary School

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Just months after closing for good, demolition started Wednesday on the former Dallas Elementary School in Luzerne County. The building is being torn down to make way for an access road, parking, and athletic field. Students moved into the new Dallas Intermediate School last week.

  • Repairs Coming to Nay Aug Pool

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Just a few weeks after pool season in Scranton ended, city workers started tearing out the lining of the only open pool at Nay Aug Park. One of its pools is closed indefinitely because it’s leaking. About halfway through the season, officials discovered that the other pool’s lining was leaking as well. City officials say they need about $190,000 to replace the liner.

  • Free Naloxone Handed out Around the State

    LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — Pennsylvania is taking steps to battle the opioid crisis. Free Naloxone was handed out Wednesday at 87 locations throughout the state including at the Department of Health office in Lock Haven. The drug reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. We spoke with a man who thinks the program is a good idea. “People just need to be proactive and have it around, I guess, in case you come upon someone and want to save someone’s […]

  • 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 […]

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