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Man Charged After Deadly Drug Overdose

DUNMORE — A man faces new charges after another man died from a drug overdose in Lackawanna County. Zachary Ross from the Factoryville area was charged Tuesday with drug delivery resulting in death and other drug charges. Troopers said Ross gave Cody Albert of Kingsley fentanyl, a powerful painkiller, back in March. Albert died. Ross allegedly got the medication from his mother who was taking it to ease pain from cancer.

PennDOT: Culvert Project in Lackawanna County Still Years Away

ROARING BROOK TOWNSHIP — PennDOT has identified a problem on a road in Lackawanna County, but it could take years before work begins there. PennDOT is asking drivers to be patient when following a new traffic pattern on Route 307 in Roaring Brook Township. PennDOT officials say you should get used to the barrels and barriers marking the new traffic pattern near Lake Scranton. “I was kind of curious, but I don’t have any say in the matter so I […]

$100,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Scranton

SCRANTON — A $100-thousand dollar Powerball winner was sold at a Turkey Hill in Scranton. The winning ticket matched four of the five white balls and the red powerball in Saturday’s drawing. The ticket buyer also purchased the power play option, which doubled the prize from fifty to a hundred grand. The Turkey Hill on North Main Avenue gets $500 for selling the ticket. The winner has one year to claim their prize.

Presidential Candidates Hope to Win over Undecided Voters in First Debate

SCRANTON — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are set to face off in the first presidential debate Monday night (WATCH LIVE HERE). The question is: will the debate help any undecided voters make up their minds? Newswatch 16 talked with undecided voters in Scranton who feel scandals and other issues have plagued Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and made it even harder to decide who to vote for. “It just seems like a lot of nonsense going on. It’s like […]

Crash on Drinker Street in Lackawanna County

DUNMORE — A two-car accident in Lackawanna County left one of those vehicles on its roof, smoking Saturday night. Police say the accident happened around 9:30 p.m when a driver smashed into a parked car near the 700 block of Drinker Street. Police say the car flipped after hitting the parked vehicle. The driver of the flipped vehicle was taken to the hospital. Traffic was temporarily deferred from Drinker Street, but officials tell Newswatch 16 Drinker Street is open.  

Christmas is in September in Lackawanna County

JERMYN — Folks in Lackawanna County gathered for the ultimate holiday festival on Saturday. Saint Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn is hosting its seventh annual Christmas in September Holiday Festival on Delaware Street. Each year, the fundraiser features homemade ethnic foods, baked goods, raffles, vendors, and activities. “It is an opportunity to engage the community,” said Father John Kowalczyk of Saint Michael’s Center. “As the equinox has flipped towards fall, it is an opportunity, before the winter sets in the valley, to […]

Scranton Community Comes Together for 5K Benefit

SCRANTON — Classmates, family, and friends of a 12-year-old boy who was killed in a crash two years ago gathered in Scranton on Saturday to run in his memory. This is the second year for the fun run and 5K at McDade Park held in memory of Lenny Zupon. Zupon was killed by a drunk driver in August of 2014. Many of Zupon’s former classmates from All Saints Academy took part in the event. “Well, Lenny was a great friend to […]

Pedestrian Struck by Car in Scranton

SCRANTON — A man is recovering after being hit by a car on Saturday. Police say the victim was not badly hurt when he was struck by the car in the 800 block of Orchard Street. Officers are trying to figure out what led to the crash. A woman was also hurt in the wreck. There is no word on her condition. The Scranton police have not said if she was driving the car.

Lost Hikers Rescued in Woods Near Jessup

JESSUP — Two hikers are expected to be okay after getting lost in the woods for hours in Lackawanna County. Rescue crews helped the hikers — ages 17 and 21 — out of the woods in Jessup around 10:30 p.m. Police say the hikers went missing near the nature conservatory around 6:30 p.m. One hiker hurt his ankle, but he is expected to be okay. Crews tell Newswatch 16 this isn’t the first time they’ve had to rescue hikers in […]

Run Around Scranton Dedicates Run to Local Bartender, Bartender Gives Back

SCRANTON — In Scranton on Thursday, more than 200 people took to the streets, running and walking in solidarity for a local man with stage 4 lung cancer. That man, Pat Sweeney, set up a special stand to give his thanks. The streets of Scranton were packed with runners and walkers. Run Around Scranton is a fun monthly event, but this run was an extra special one for a local man many know and love. Sweeney is a longtime, well-known bartender […]