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  • Argument Over Thanksgiving Dinner Leads to Stabbing

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman told Wilkes-Barre police that she stabbed a man on Thanksgiving after he started eating dinner without her. Jack-Lyn Blake was taken to jail in Luzerne County on charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say they were called to a home on Madison Street in Wilkes-Barre around 6:30 Thursday evening. They found a man with a stab wound to the chest, and they say Blake came out of the house saying, “I stabbed him.” […]

  • Eric Frein Captured, 48-day Manhunt Comes to an End

    MONROE COUNTY — State police confirm that Eric Frein is in custody. Frein was found in an airplane hangar at the former Birchwood Resort near Tannersville. Stay tuned to Newswatch 16 and for the latest. Some people gathered at the state police barracks in Pike County as Frein was brought back to show their support for state police.

  • Deadly Crash in Pike County

    LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP — A crash Saturday morning in Pike County left one man dead. State police report that William Defebo, 51, of Lackawaxen died in the wreck on Route 590 in Lackawaxen Township. According to troopers, Defebo was driving a Ford F-450 dump truck around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Troopers say Defebo lost control on a curve, and the truck went down an embankment and hit a tree. State police in Pike County say Defebo was not wearing a seat belt.

  • UPDATE: PSU Threat Suspect in Custody

    UNIVERSITY PARK — A suspect in a threat involving a possible shooting at Penn State‚Äôs HUB at noon on Monday on the University Park campus is in police custody, Penn State announced in a news release Sunday night. According to the news release, the suspect will be charged with one count of terroristic threats. The news release identified the suspect as a 20-year-old student who lives off-campus. He was placed under arrest by University Police and has admitted to posting […]

  • Manhunt Causes Changes to High School Football Schedule

    Due to the manhunt in the Poconos for Eric Frein, the man suspected of killing one trooper and wounding another during an ambush at the State Police Barracks at Blooming Grove, several schools have changed their high school football plans for Friday, September 19: The Honesdale/Carbondale game has been moved to Carbondale at 7:00 p.m. East Stroudsburg North at Pocono Mountain East has been postponed to Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1:00 p.m. Dieruff at Stroudsburg has been postponed to Saturday, […]

  • UPDATE: Man Dies in Crash in Lycoming County

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A crash Saturday afternoon near Williamsport left one man dead. State police said Thomas Best, 44, of Montoursville died in the crash on East Third Street just outside the city. Troopers said the man was headed east on East Third Street around 4:30 p.m. when his pickup truck hit a dike and then hit a bridge over Millers Run Creek in Loyalsock Township. East Third Street in that area was closed for nearly five hours.  

  • UPDATE: Arson at Former Resort in Monroe County

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A fire that forced a stretch of Route 447 in Monroe County to close Saturday afternoon is believed to be a case of arson. Police and fire officials say the fire in a lounge building at the former Penn Hills Resort in Analomink started around 5 p.m. Stroud Area Regional Police say they were already responding to reports of someone vandalizing the property with spray paint when they started getting calls about smoke and flames. The fire […]

  • UPDATE: Suspect in Machete Attack Arrested in Monroe County

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — A man wanted for a machete attack on his wife and son was arrested Saturday in Monroe County. Police say they arrested Paul Brown around 11 a.m. in the area of the state game lands off Devil’s Hole Road in Cresco. They took him into custody on charges including Attempted Homicide and Aggravated Assault. Police say they were called to the area after two fishermen from Bucks County noticed a suspicious man wandering in the area. According […]

  • One Dead, One in Custody After Hit and Run

    HAZLETON — A hit and run in Hazleton late Saturday night left one man dead. Police say they later tracked down the vehicle and took the driver into custody. The hit and run happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Broad and Pine streets in Hazleton. Police say a black SUV hit a pedestrian and took off. A 21-year-old man was taken to a hospital in the city, where he died from his injuries. According to a news release, police […]

  • Leckey Time Does MANH(A)TTAN

    Ryan Leckey recently traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico to visit the set of the new WGN America series, MANH(A)TTAN. In this edition of Leckey Time, Ryan has some fun with the cast and crew of this series that’s about the making of the atomic bomb. MANH(A)TTAN premieres Sunday, July 27.

  • Deadly Crash in Wayne County

    BERLIN TOWNSHIP — A crash in Wayne County Friday night left a man from Beach Lake dead. State police say Charles Gabriel, 62, died at the hospital following the crash on Route 652 in Berlin Township near Honesdale. According to troopers, it was about 11:45 p.m. Friday when Gabriel lost control on a curve and crossed into oncoming traffic. His pickup hit a car driven by Andrew Steffens of Honesdale. Four children were also in the car. Troopers say Gabriel […]

  • Beltzville Reopens to Swimmers

    CARBON COUNTY — The beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County reopened for swimming on the Fourth of July. Officials said tests showed that bacteria levels in the water had returned to safe levels. The beach closed Wednesday, one of the hottest days of the summer so far.