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Scranton Man Dead After Fall at Ricketts Glen

RICKETTS GLEN STATE PARK — State police are investigating a deadly fall in Ricketts Glen State Park in Luzerne County. They say Yuri Sannikov, 74, of Scranton was walking his beagle with a family member when he disappeared Monday night. That family member called state park police, and soon 40 people were searching the area. […]

Crews Repair Gas Leak at Scranton Intermodal Center

SCRANTON — A small gas leak at the Scranton Intermodal Transportation Center caused a disruption Tuesday. The leak was at a damaged meter. Crews fixed the leak and tried to figure out how the meter got damaged. Instead of boarding buses on site, passengers got on the buses at the curb.

82 Zika Cases Confirmed in Pennsylvania

SCRANTON — As the number of confirmed cases of Zika continues to grow, health experts in our area are weighing in on the virus. As of Monday, there were 82 cases of the Zika virus confirmed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. There are also 120 tests still pending which could mean more cases of […]

Dog Days are Over: Improvements Planned for Shelter

SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Ground was broken Tuesday on a multi-million dollar expansion of an animal shelter in Lackawanna County. Staff members at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter say the improvements couldn’t come at a better time. A building will be knocked down to make room for an expansion of the existing shelter. The building used […]

Parade in the Pioneer City

CARBONDALE — A parade to celebrate the pioneer city! Firetrucks and floats made their way through downtown Carbondale this evening. The parade marks the end of pioneer days – a week long celebration for the city in Lackawanna County. The parade offered lots of things for folks to see and people from the Pioneer city […]

Students Head Back to School and Start College

SCRANTON — Summer is winding down and kids in our area are gearing up to head back-to-school. This includes the thousands of students ready to start a new phase of their lives as they head to college. Newswatch 16 stopped by the University of Scranton this afternoon as more than one-thousand freshmen moved into residence halls […]

‘Bipolar Did Not Define Katie;’ Father Pens Touching Obituary for Daughter

SCRANTON — A 29-year-old Scranton woman’s obituary is getting national attention, and it’s all because of how her father wrote it. “Made all the phone calls and the arrangements for the funeral,” said Ed Shoener, whose daughter Katie took her own life earlier this month. “And one of the things I thought at 3 a.m. […]

Renovations Wrapping up at University of Scranton

SCRANTON — Believe it or not, summer is nearing the end. Students at the University of Scranton start classes on Monday and are in for a different look for one part of campus. The students aren’t back at the University of Scranton yet, but it’s still plenty busy on campus as crews continue renovations to the […]

Police Confirm Active Meth Lab in Dunmore

DUNMORE — Police are at the site of a meth lab bust in Dunmore. Our crew out in the field sent us a picture of the scene on East Drinker Street. Dunmore’s police chief confirmed they are investigating an active meth lab in an apartment above Two Brother’s Restaurant. There has been no word on […]

Students making pathways in parks and for their future

BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — Ten students from Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties wrapped up their six-week long conservation project at Seven Tubs Recreation Area in Bear Creek Township. They cleared trails, painted fences, removed weeds, and some even chopped down trees. “It’s such a change of pace for me. I enjoy hiking and being outdoors, but […]