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  • Car Slams into Dunkin Donuts

    LOCK HAVEN — Police in Lock Haven say a woman was attempting to park when she accelerated over a speed bump and ended up crashing through a Dunkin Donut’s window. The crash happened Friday morning at the Dunkin Donuts on Bellefonte Avenue. The vehicle ended up inside the Dunkin Donuts. Police say no one was sitting in the seats near where the crash happened. The 28-year-old woman from New York driving the vehicle was not hurt. Her vehicle is wrecked […]

  • Talkback 16: Hurricane Matthew, Politics, and Sharla Scuba Diving?

    In this edition of Talkback 16, callers discuss the couple who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a church, Hurricane Matthew, and Bernie Sanders coming to Scranton. Viewers also offer a new hobby for Sharla: scuba diving.

  • Crash on Drinker Street in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — A two-car accident in Lackawanna County left one of those vehicles on its roof, smoking Saturday night. Police say the accident happened around 9:30 p.m when a driver smashed into a parked car near the 700 block of Drinker Street. Police say the car flipped after hitting the parked vehicle. The driver of the flipped vehicle was taken to the hospital. Traffic was temporarily deferred from Drinker Street, but officials tell Newswatch 16 Drinker Street is open.  

  • Lost Hikers Rescued in Woods Near Jessup

    JESSUP — Two hikers are expected to be okay after getting lost in the woods for hours in Lackawanna County. Rescue crews helped the hikers — ages 17 and 21 — out of the woods in Jessup around 10:30 p.m. Police say the hikers went missing near the nature conservatory around 6:30 p.m. One hiker hurt his ankle, but he is expected to be okay. Crews tell Newswatch 16 this isn’t the first time they’ve had to rescue hikers in […]

  • Man Robs and Sexually Assaults Another Man

    WYOMING COUNTY — A man is locked up in Wyoming County after police say he robbed and sexually assaulted another man. It happened at the Copper Kettle Mobile Home Park near Tunkhannock. Officers tell us Tanner Avery beat up the victim and took his cell phone and wallet. Avery then forced the victim to take off his clothes and sexually assaulted him. Avery faces assault, robbery, and other charges.

  • A Case of Road Rage Off 81 in Luzerne County

    LUZERNE COUNTY — State police in Luzerne County are looking for a man who allegedly waved a handgun at a father and son during a road rage incident. The men were driving on Interstate 81 in Butler Township when they pulled off the highway because a white Dodge Ram with the words Penn Line on the side kept braking hard. The truck then also pulled over. That’s when police say the driver of the Ram threatened to shoot the father […]

  • Talkback 16: Marketplace at Steamtown and Colin Kaepernick Protest

    In this edition of Talkback 16, viewers talk about the Marketplace at Steamtown and the protest inspired by Colin Kaepernick which spread through the NFL.

  • History Thrives as Heritage Center Receives First Artifacts

    TANNERSVILLE — The first historic artifacts for the new Pocono Heritage Center arrived in Monroe County. The original doors and a stained glass window from the old Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Tannersville will be on display. The current owners, who turned the church into a flower shop, thought the items would be a perfect fit. Members of the heritage society agree. “Just having the doors as a, something to look at, something to touch, something to feel and say […]

  • Volleyball Head Coach Charged After Sexting a Player

    EXETER — The head coach of the Wyoming Area High School girls’ volleyball team has been charged with corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor after police say he sent explicit text messages to a 16-year-old player on the team. Police say Nicholas Diaco sent sexual text messages to the girl, detailing specific acts he wanted to do to the victim. On Monday, that player told the vice principal and superintendent that Diaco had been sexting her. A […]

  • Man Wanted for Attempted Robbery in Wind Gap

    WIND GAP — Slate Belt Regional Police Department are looking for a man after officers say he tried to rob a convenience store on South Broadway Street in Wind Gap and stole a truck from a home in Pocono Township. According to police, Richard Vautrin is wanted for attempted robbery and other charges after he tried to take money from the Square One Convenience Store and fled in a stolen truck around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. That truck was located […]

  • Juvenile Threatens Hazleton Family and Assaults Police Officers

    HAZLETON — The Hazleton Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance involving a rifle on South Laurel Street around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Police officers say a 16 year-old male was destroying the inside of the house and threatening the family that lived there. During the investigation, the juvenile assaulted officers, threatened to shoot police, and resisted arrest. Hazleton police uncovered a semi-automatic rifle upon investigation. Officers charged the juvenile with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a minor, […]

  • Traffic Temporarily Restricted in Dickson City After Crew Hits Water Main

    DICKSON CITY – Officials from Pennsylvania American Water say a UGI crew was working on Route 6 in Dickson City when they hit a water main around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. Traffic westbound is limited to one lane and will be restricted until later this evening. Pennsylvania American Water tell Newswatch 16 no customers are affected at this time.

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