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  • LCCC Reopens

    NANTICOKE — Luzerne County Community College reopened for weekend classes Saturday at 8 a.m. The college in Nanticoke closed all campuses over the past two days on Thursday after receiving an unspecified threat by e-mail. Nanticoke police are looking for who sent the e-mail. LCCC officials say there was extra security on hand at the school on Saturday.

  • Fatal Schuylkill County Wreck

    PINE GROVE — One person is dead after an accident on Interstate 81 South near the Pine Grove Exit. The car ended up off the road and onto its roof as seen in the pictures provided by the Schuylkill County Firewire Facebook page. State police say two people were ejected from the car during the crash on Saturday. There is no word on the victims names or what caused the crash.

  • Smelling “Scent-Sational” This Spring

    Newswatch 16’s 16 Ryan Leckey explains where you can create your own scent story and the science behind pheromones.

  • Your Own Spring Smell

    Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey shows us how you can create a scent that could put the spring Back in your step.

  • Interstate 81 Interchange Seeing Big Changes

    PennDOT says it has a plan to improve the traffic flow in and around Wilkes-Barre Scranton international airport and Avoca. Part of that is the elimination of an exit ramp. The changes took place overnight on Monday. Exits 178 A and B in Avoca will be combined in to one. The change affects both the North and South bound lanes. The ramps that have been here for decades will be replaced by round-a-bouts. The construction project also involves widening the […]

  • Garage Goes Up in Flames in Sugar Notch

    SUGAR NOTCH — Firefighters were called to a fire in Luzerne County late Monday night. The fire started around 11:00 p.m. at a garage on Main Street in Sugar Notch. Pictures taken by the Hanover Township Fire Department show the big blaze. The fire chief believes an electrical problem might be to blame. Firefighters warn, Main Street in Sugar Notch is icy due to the fire being extinguished.

  • Turkey Hill Robbery in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Police are looking for a pair of robbers after an early morning robbery in Luzerne County. Authorities say a man and woman hit a Turkey Hill on Hazle Street around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Officers have not said how much was taken.

  • Note Fragrances

    It seems a lot of us are looking for any and every way to put the spring back in our steps. Click here to find out what ideas that could have you whipping up your own new spring scent.

  • Burn Ban for Union County

    UNION COUNTY — A burning ban is going into effect as of 6:00 p.m. Monday. Union County Commissioners imposed the ban on all outside burning due to very high winds and dry fuel content, which is causing multiple wildfires throughout the County. The Union County sheriff’s department will be enforcing the ban and a fine of $100 upon conviction for the first offense. This ban will remain in effect for 30 days unless conditions improve.

  • Making Up Missed School Days; Longer Days, Weekend Classes

    DUNMORE — The state senate is trying to help school districts make up days, after a colder and snowier than normal winter. Dunmore has already added April 17, 21 and may 23 to the school calendar as snow make up days and the state wants to make it easier to add even more. A bill was passed by the state senate Friday. It allows school districts, hit hard by the winter, to extend school days, and hold class on one […]

  • Car Slams Into Police SUV in Luzerne County

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Police report that a man t-boned a Veterans Affairs Police SUV in Luzerne County. It happened around 10:00 a.m. Saturday in front of the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center on East End Blvd. The man was taken to Geisinger to be treated. Police believe he was having a medical issue when he crashed. There was nobody inside the Police SUV at the time of the crash. Plains Township Police are investigating the incident.

  • Garage Damaged By Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Fire damaged a garage in Lackawanna County Saturday morning. Firefighters were called around 10:40 a.m. to South Main Avenue in Scranton. Police believe the fire started when someone started their car inside the garage. No one was hurt in the fire but the 1994 Isuzu Trooper vehicle is a total loss.