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Traffic Backed Up on Interstate 81 North Due to Road Work in Moosic

MOOSIC — Road work is causing some traffic backup on Interstate 81 north in Moosic. Crews are working to pave Davis Street. Traffic is backed up near the off-ramp to Davis Street/Moosic coming from Interstate 81 north. Click here for the latest traffic conditions.

Newswatch 16 Investigates: Should Board Members Vote on Contracts for Family Members?

MOSCOW — Your local school board may have at least one member with a spouse who is a teacher or who works in the school system. When it comes to voting on pay raises and benefits, are these board members enriching themselves? Newswatch 16 found one school board in Lackawanna County where three members have immediate family working in the district. This past February, three members of the North Pocono School Board who voted in favor of a new contract […]

Police: Truck Driver Stabbed During Fight with Another Driver in Lackawanna County

DUNMORE — Police say an argument between two truck drivers escalated into a stabbing in Lackawanna County. It happened just before 4 p.m. Monday. State police tell us the drivers got into some sort of a confrontation just off the Tigue Street exit in Dunmore. The victim says he got into his truck and drove off before realizing he’d been stabbed in the leg. He pulled over a short distance away near the split for Interstates 84/380. Police are now […]

PFA Reveals Details of Alleged Abuse by Rep. Haggerty

DUNMORE — The wife of a state lawmaker from our area claims he threw water bottles at her, hit her in the head, and has abused her in the past. State Representative Kevin Haggerty of Lackawanna County has not spoken publicly about the protection from abuse order filed by his wife, but more details about what she says happened last week are becoming public. Haggerty was in Harrisburg Monday afternoon, voting on several bills at the state Capitol. He did […]

Dozens Protest Over Repealing Obamacare

SCRANTON — Dozens of people protested on Courthouse Square in Scranton against the Republican party’s plan for health care that has yet to pass the Senate. As a business owner, Marlee Stefanelli of South Abington Township struggled to get health care because her two children have preexisting conditions including asthma and type 1 diabetes. Stefanelli was able to buy health care through Obamacare. “Because we have so many preexisting conditions in our household, it was astronomical before the ACA,” she said. […]

Annual Knights of Columbus Race Held in Archbald

ARCHBALD — People laced up their running shoes to kick off an annual tradition in Lackawanna County. The Knights of Columbus St. Anne’s Council Walk and Run was held at Aylesworth Park in Archbald Sunday afternoon. Both runners and walkers alike hit the ground running, making their way through park and helping raise money for the Janet Weis’ Children’s Hospital near Danville. “We wanted to make sure that we could not only give back to the community, but to the […]

Police Searching for Man Wanted in Violent Attack in Lackawanna County

DICKSON CITY — Police are asking for help to track down a man wanted in connection with a violent act in Lackawanna County. Nicholas Peterson, 42, of Gouldsboro allegedly attacked a man in the parking lot of a sporting goods store in Dickson City Thursday. According to court papers, Eric De Warren was punched repeatedly and kicked in the head. De Warren was treated at a local hospital for his injuries. Police have since charged Peterson with assault and other […]

Painful Parking: Elevator Repairs to Begin Next Month

SCRANTON — It seems good news is on the way in regards to a painful parking situation in the Electric City. Sources tell Newswatch 16 that the parent company of the non-profit that runs a pair of parking garages in Scranton promises to fix the broken elevators at its Washington Avenue facility. This response comes after a recent Newswatch 16 Investigation, highlighting the consequences of those elevators remaining in disrepair for over eight months. In a statement, the National Development […]

Three Votes Separate Dunmore Mayoral Candidates

DUNMORE — In the unofficial count, three votes separate the two candidates in the democratic primary for Mayor in Dunmore. The winner would likely be mayor as there’s no one running on the Republican ticket. That narrow margin will also likely unseat the mayor who has been in office for more than two decades. The incumbent is trailing a long-time borough councilman by just three votes. The pair are life-long friends — the top vote-getter, Councilman Tim Burke, isn’t accepting […]

Police Search for Culprit With Counterfeit Cash in Lackawanna County

TAYLOR — Do you recognize this woman? Police in Lackawanna County are still searching for the woman in these surveillance photos, after they say she allegedly attempted to use counterfeit money. Officers believe the woman attempted to use nine counterfeit $20 dollar bills at the Dollar Tree along South Main Avenue in Taylor in early May. If you recognize this woman, you are asked to contact Taylor police at (570) 562-2210 or dial 911.