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  • Woman Robbed of Lottery Ticket Winnings

    MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Police are looking for whoever robbed a female at a business in Monroe County. Authorities said the victim cashed a lottery ticket worth $100 at the Turkey Hill on Winona Falls Road near Marshalls Creek around 10 p.m. Saturday, when a woman approached her in the parking lot and took the money. The thief then fled in a small black Nissan sedan with tinted windows. The female was described as approximately 5’2″ tall, weighing 100 pounds with black hair […]

  • Liveblog: Hugo Selenski Murder Trial, Day 14

    WILKES-BARRE —  Get the latest updates from Newswatch 16 during day 14 of the Hugo Selenski murder trial.

  • Furnace Malfunction Sparks Flames

    SCRANTON — A furnace malfunctioned sparking a fire in Lackawanna County. Firefighters said the fire happened around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Pittston Avenue in Scranton. Crews told Newswatch 16 that the home filled with smoke and about a dozen people living there got out okay. The furnace is broken, but the residents were allowed back inside after the fire was put out.

  • Paupack Plunge

    For more information surrounding this Saturday’s Paupack Plunge, which benefits area dive teams, click here.

  • Liveblog: Hugo Selenski Murder Trial, Day 13

    WILKES-BARRE —  Get the latest updates from Newswatch 16 during day 13 of the Hugo Selenski murder trial.

  • Deadly Shooting Under Investigation

    WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport are investigating a deadly shooting. Authorities say a 24 year old from Philadelphia was shot in the city’s east end just after 10 p.m. Monday. He was rushed to the hospital but didn’t make it. Officers said they have a man and a car they believe are involved in the shooting.

  • Fire at Recycling Center

    FREELAND — A recycling center in Luzerne County back up and running after a fire. Authorities said the fire at PGA Inc. on South Street in Freeland started in a heating unit on the roof around 7:00 a.m. and evacuated the building. Firefighters were able to put the flames out before they spread into the structure, however there is some water and smoke damage inside. According to the fire chief, business at the recycling center is operating as usual.

  • Hugo Selenski Trial Postponed

    WILKES-BARRE — Closing arguments for a double murder trial have been postponed. According to Luzerne County District Attorney,  day 13 of the Hugo Selenski trial is postponed until Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. due to weather. Selenski is accused of killing Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett back in 2002 and burying their bodies.

  • New Contract Could Save Scranton Millions

    SCRANTON — A city in Lackwanna County is millions of dollars in the red, but a deal that could save millions has cleared it’s first hurdle. Scranton City Council voted in favor of a deal with its Firefighters Union Thursday night that extends through 2021. The deal includes pay increases, and in return, firefighters would contribute more to their pensions. Both sides believe the deal could save the city between $6,000,000 and $10,000,000 over the course of the contract. “We all […]

  • Attempted Homicide Arrest

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — A man is arrested for attempted homicide in Northumberland County. State police said Robert Snyder Jr., 63, physically assaulted a woman at a residence in Upper Augusta Township during a fight and then took out a loaded handgun threatening to kill her and then himself. The two struggled for the weapon and it discharged before the woman took the gun and ran from the residence. The victim suffered minor injuries. Snyder was arrested and put in […]

  • UPDATE: Two University Students Shot in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Two Bloomsburg University students were shot in Columbia County, according to police. Authorities said an incident started inside a home located on 351 Fetterman Avenue in Bloomsburg around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officers located a 20-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his upper torso inside the home, the second gunshot victim, also a 20-year-old male, showed up at the emergency room at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital a short time later. One is in critical condition. The other is expected […]

  • UPDATE: Name Released in Deadly Snowmobile Crash

    CLIFFORD TOWNSHIP — We now have the name of the person involved in a deadly snowmobile crash in Susquehanna County. Police said Brian Sheare, 31, of Clifford Township, was traveling with a friend along the old O & W tracks off of Route 171 near Union Dale just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday, when the snowmobile he was on lost control and collided with a tree. Sheare died from his injuries. No word on the other person’s name or condition.

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