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  • Talkback 16: Work Zones, Courthouse Renovations, Skycam 16

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include work zone safety, renovations to the Luzerne County Courthouse, weather alerts, music and dings, and the original Skycam 16.

  • Prison Time for Admitted Child Abuser

    DUNMORE, Pa. — A man who admitted to cutting a child was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. James Forgione of Dunmore will spend at least four and a half years in prison for aggravated assault and DUI. In April, he pleaded guilty to cutting the back of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter with a knife.

  • Bank Robber Sentenced to Prison

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A man who admitted robbing three banks in Lackawanna County will spend at least seven years in prison. Scott Kobesky was sentenced Tuesday. Earlier this year, Kobesky pleaded guilty to holding up Fidelity Bank on Green Ridge Street in Scranton, NET Credit Union on Mulberry Street in Scranton, and FNCB in Dunmore. The robberies happened in December 2017.

  • Child on Bike Hit by Car in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A child had to be flown to the hospital after being hit by a car in Scranton on Monday. It happened just before 6:30 p.m. along Belvedere Drive. Scranton police tell Newswatch 16 the 6-year-old boy was riding his bike towards a parked ice cream truck when he was hit by the car. The driver did stop. The young boy was flown to Geisinger near Danville with a broken pelvis and leg. The driver has not been […]

  • Admitted Killer Sentenced to Jail

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — An admitted killer in Wilkes-Barre was sentenced to jail time. Sean Talmadge, 33, was sentenced Monday to up to 40 years in prison for the murder of Ramon Torres. Talmadge stabbed the 23 year old to death early last year. The victim’s body was later found inside a vacant building along South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre. Talmadge pleaded guilty to third degree murder in April.

  • Deadly Crash on I-80

    GREENE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One man is dead following a crash along Interstate 80 in Clinton County. It happened just after 5 a.m. Sunday in Greene Township near Loganton. State police say the 26-year-old victim from Wisconsin lost control of his SUV in the eastbound lanes and was then thrown from his vehicle. A passenger was also hurt after being thrown from the vehicle.

  • Grand Jury Indicts Schuylkill County Man Accused of Online Threats Against President Trump

    MCADOO, Pa. — A federal grand jury has indicted a man from Schuylkill County who authorities say made online threats against President Donald Trump. U.S. marshals, the FBI, and the Secret Service want to find Shawn Christy of McAdoo. Investigators say he also made threats against police and the district attorney in Northampton County. Police believe Christy stole a pickup truck from his former employer, Hazleton Oil, last week. The truck was found near the Canadian border in upstate New […]

  • Excavator Set on Fire at Cemetery in Lackawanna County

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An arson at a cemetery in Lackawanna County is under investigation. State police say someone used a road flare to set fire to an excavator at Valley View Memorial Cemetery near Jermyn. Investigators said it happened Saturday night. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

  • Weather Won’t Stop St. Ann’s Novena

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Solemn Novena to St. Ann begins Tuesday in Scranton. With strong storms and rain in the forecast, organizers say they’ll be watching the radar closely and have gotten used to dealing with extreme heat or rain. “We won’t postpone because we have the benefit of the basilica indoors, so if we can’t have it outdoors, we always have it indoors. St. Ann’s Novena always goes on. It continues on through the 10 days,” said Brian Hallock, […]

  • Talkback 16: Water Main Hit, Special Reports, Music

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include a broken water main in Scranton, an ABC News special report, and the music we use before a commercial break.

  • Addiction Awareness Rally Benefits Forever Sammi Foundation

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A rally in Scranton Sunday afternoon aimed to raise addiction awareness. Dozens of treatment centers set up booths around Courthouse Square offering information for anyone who may be struggling with addiction. The family-friendly event also offered food and entertainment. This is the third year the Henehan family held the event in honor of their daughter Sammi, who lost her battle with addiction. “A lot of times this is a disease that people suffer from silently in their […]

  • Bikers Take Part in 19th Annual Salute to Veterans Ride

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Motorcycle riders participated in the 19th annual Salute to Veterans Ride on Sunday. The event kicked off at the Gino Merli Veterans Center on Penn Avenue in Scranton. The police-escorted ride made its way through Lackawanna County and then back to the center for a picnic. The ride, organized by Rolling Thunder, aims to raise awareness for veterans’ issues. All money raised at the ride benefits veterans and the POW/MIA issue.