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  • Talkback 16: Deadly Hit and Run, Left Lane Hogs, Santa Parade

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the elderly man charged in a deadly hit and run, a fine for killing a bear, left lane hogs, and the Santa Parade.

  • Talkback 16: Child Left in Hot Car, Frozen Runoff, Snow Shovels

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the woman acquitted on the most serious charges after leaving a child in a hot car, a crash that may have been caused by frozen runoff, ringing in the holiday season, and the great snow thrower debate.

  • Talkback 16: Snow Thrower or Snow Blower?

    A Talkback call last week sparked a big debate over the term “snow thrower,” and that debate continues in this edition of Talkback 16.

  • Talkback 16: Political Process

    This edition of Talkback 16 isn’t about who won or lost the midterm election but observations about the political process and one caller who just wants lawmakers to get to work.

  • Talkback 16: Bomb Threats, Election Day

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include bomb threats to the Monroe County Courthouse and Election Day.

  • Two More Tornado-damaged Stores Set to Reopen

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two more stores damaged by a tornado in Luzerne County are set to reopen this month. T.J. Maxx in the Arena Hub Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township is holding a grand reopening November 18. Dicks Sporting Goods will open the following day. Both stores were among two dozen damaged or destroyed by an EF-2 tornado back in June.

  • Voters Get Stuck in the Mud

    OREGON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Some voters in Wayne County found themselves in a messy situation on this Election Day. Their vehicles got stuck in the mud at Torrey Grange near Honesdale. A farmer next door came to the rescue and pulled them out. Even with all the rain, election officials tell Newswatch 16 voter turnout was high this morning at this polling place in Wayne County.

  • Deadly Fire in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — One person is dead after flames sparked in Bloomsburg. Fire crews were called to the place along East Fourth Street in Bloomsburg just before 8:30 p.m. Monday. According to the coroner Ray Hunter, 65, was found dead inside. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. Another person who lived there was not home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • Woman Facing Child Abuse Charges in Hazleton

    HAZLETON, Pa. — Child abuse charges have been filed against a woman in Hazleton. Sharonja Williams turned herself into police Monday. Police believe she abused a 7-year-old boy on two occasions between June and August. Williams faces charges of assault and child endangerment in Luzerne County.

  • Another Threat Against Monroe County Courthouse

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — There has been yet another threat made to the Monroe County Courthouse. Officials tell Newswatch 16 the bomb threat was called in around 3 p.m. Monday. That forced the courthouse in Stroudsburg to close, once again. This is the ninth threat made against the Monroe County Courthouse since May.

  • Talkback 16: Negative Political Ads

    The midterm election is the focus of this edition of Talkback 16.

  • Driver Charged After Deadly Crash in Carbon County

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A driver is locked up after police say he fled the scene of a deadly crash in Carbon County. Police say Ian Becker, 29, of Bethlehem, was speeding on South Lake Drive near Lake Harmony around 4:30 p.m. Saturday when he lost control and crashed. Becker and the front-seat passenger ran off. A back-seat passenger, James Boyle, 24, of Albrightsville, died at the scene. Another man in the back seat was flown to the hospital. Becker […]