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  • 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.  

  • Multiple Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Route 309 Near Dallas

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police tell Newswatch 16 three people were taken to the hospital following a multiple-vehicle crash near Dallas. Three cars were in motion and two other parked cars were involved. The road was shut down while police cleared the debris and reconstructed the crash.

  • Talkback 16: Immigration, Penn State, and PennDOT

    Talkback 16 callers are sounding off on a variety of topics on Thursday. Immigration is on callers’ minds. Another caller who used to live in our area has a question about our coverage of Penn State’s bowl game. First, we start with a caller who watched our story about PennDOT’s winter preparedness.

  • New Law Allows First Responders in Pennsylvania to Break Into Your Car to Save Pets

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — It just became easier for first responders to save pets in cars. A new Pennsylvania law took effect Wednesday allowing police, firefighters and humane society officers to break into your vehicle to save animals in distress. The law does state that before breaking into a vehicle, the rescuer must: Have a reasonable belief that the dog or cat is in imminent danger of suffering harm if not immediately removed from the motor vehicle. Make a reasonable effort […]

  • Body of Missing Woman Recovered

    DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Authorities confirm the body of a missing woman from Monroe County has been recovered. The Pike County Coroner tells Newswatch 16 that the body of Sonya Datesman was found by searchers around 2 p.m. Datesman’s body was discovered in Dingman Township after dogs and divers spent much of the day searching along the Delaware River. “They’ve been down here and they got four or five boats in the water and they’ve got divers and dogs,” said […]

  • Dickson City Police Search for Verizon Store Burglar

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — Police are looking for the crook who busted into this Verizon store in Lackawanna County. It was around 3 a.m. on Thursday when officers say someone used a hammer to smash through the front door of the store on Business Route 6 in Dickson City. The burglar made off with some display iPhones and iPads. Unfortunately for him, the display items aren’t usable. Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call Dickson City police.

  • AMAZING VIDEO: Shed Filled with Fireworks Catches Fire

    GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An explosive display was caught on camera in Columbia County after a storage unit went up in flames and so did a bunch of fireworks inside. William Sommer sent us this video of the fire along Rohrsburg Road in Greenwood Township, near Millville. The fire set off fireworks that were stored in the unit. The man who sent us the video says the flames actually started in another unit where some men were using power tools […]

  • Talkback 16: Christmas, Trump, and the Government Shutdown

    Talkback 16 callers did not take off for Christmas. One caller is critical of our Christmas news schedule. However, most callers wanted to sound off about President Trump and the shutdown of the federal government.

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