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  • Talkback 16: Solar Eclipse Hype and Theme Music Questions

    In tonight’s edition of Talkback 16, viewers called in to sound off about a variety of topics such as a stadium closing just before the start of high school football season, the hype over the solar eclipse, and our very own theme music.

  • IndyCar Driver Makes a Visit to Northeastern PA to Talk to Patients with Type One Diabetes

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — One IndyCar driver who lives life in the fast lane decided to make a pit stop in Luzerne County to talk to patients with type one diabetes. Charlie Kimball is the first licensed driver with diabetes in IndyCar history, and he made a visit to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Thursday afternoon to chat with others who have the same disease. “I wear a continuous glucose monitor so I have a sensor on my body that transmits to a […]

  • Man Facing Child Porn Charges in Bradford County

    ROME — A man is facing charges in Bradford County after authorities say he tried to trade child pornography with an undercover agent. Gerald Chandler of Rome was arrested on Wednesday on the charges. He is currently behind bars in Bradford County.

  • Tomato Festival Now Underway in Luzerne County

    PITTSTON — Time for tomatoes! The annual Pittston Tomato Fest is now underway after the official festival kick off at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Over the next few days, you can sample a number of foods all camped out in downtown Pittston. One of the big attractions is the annual tomato fight, which is set for Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Tomato Festival runs tonight through Sunday here in Pittston. For a complete list of activities, head here.

  • Crews Battling Attic Blaze in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Crews were battling flames in the Electric City Thursday afternoon. According to reports on scene, the fire reportedly broke out in the attic of the structure around 3 p.m. along Crown Avenue. Five people lived in the home — they will now have to stay elsewhere tonight after that fire in Scranton.

  • Talkback 16: Paper Cave, Powerball, and Football Plays

    In tonight’s edition of Talkback 16, we had viewers call in to sound off on a variety of topics. Some of today’s calls were in reference to a paper cave in Wayne County, the Powerball jackpot, and high school football.

  • High School Stadium in Wilkes-Barre Closed for Repairs

    WILKES-BARRE — Repairs have forced the closure of the Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium just before the start of high school football season. Repairs must be made to the stadium’s elevated walkway and locker room tunnel on the site of the Elmer L. Meyers Junior/Senior High School, where the district-wide stadium is located. The stadium will be closed for at least the first two weeks of the football season in Wilkes-Barre.

  • Multiple Fire Crews Battled Flames in Northumberland County

    MILTON — Fire crews battled flames at a sewer plant in Milton Friday night. The fire chief tells Newswatch 16 lightning hit a methane vent stack at the Milton Regional Sewer Authority on Route 405. The methane burned, but it didn’t explode. The incident ended when the flow of methane to the vent stack was shut off. No one was hurt. Several blocks of Route 405 were shut down until the flames were out.

  • Annual Fair Kicks Off Despite Weather Woes in Wayne County

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP — Despite the weather concerns, a few showers didn’t stop the annual Wayne County Fair from kicking off near Honesdale Friday evening. Newswatch 16 stopped by the fairgrounds off Route 191 and found plenty of vendors and delicious fair food. The week-long celebration also features lot of livestock shows and other contests. This year marks the 155th Wayne County Fair, which runs through Saturday.

  • Repeat Offender Facing Time for Welfare Fraud in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman who avoided jail time after allegedly leaving her toddler in a hot car last year is facing charges again — this time for welfare fraud. This is video of Rosemine Chery of Wilkes-Barre leaving district court in July of 2016. Investigators say Chery fraudulently claimed more than $5,000 worth of food stamps.

  • Edella Road Bridge Reopens in the Abingtons

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Good news for drivers in Lackawanna County…no more detour along Edella Road in South Abington Township. The Edella Road bridge near Clarks Summit reopened Friday morning. It had been closed for the past three months while crews completely replaced the span over Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County.

  • Strong Winds Topple Trees in Lackawanna County

    WAVERLY TOWNSHIP — Strong winds wreaked havoc on some foliage Friday afternoon in parts of Lackawanna County. Newswatch 16 crews found downed trees along Beech Street in Waverly Township, and another on Waverly Road in the Abingtons. PP&L crews have been called out because some of those toppled trees this afternoon fell on wires.

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