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Water Main Break Covers Scranton Street in Ice

SCRANTON — A huge water main break has East Market Street shut down from the 100 block to the 400 block. Crews were able to get the water turned off, but not before everything was covered in ice. The water was gushing through the streets when that 12-inch pipe broke around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday. […]

House Under Renovation Catches Fire

TAYLOR — A home being renovated caught fire in Lackawanna County. Smoke filled the building on South Main Street in Taylor just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Fire officials told Newswatch 16 no one was living inside of the home, but it was under renovation. A state police fire marshal is expected to visit the […]

Witnesses Worried about Two Hit in Parking Lot

SCRANTON — Two senior citizens are in still critical condition after they were hit by a car in a supermarket parking lot in Scranton on Tuesday. The 88-year-old driver said she hit the wrong pedal. Police are still investigating and people who saw it all are still shaken up. Witnesses who rushed to help after […]

Off-Duty Officer Involved in Deadly Carbondale Shooting

CARBONDALE — State police and the district attorney’s office are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday night that involved an off-duty Carbondale police officer. Investigators aren’t saying much at this point other than the shooting occurred on Chestnut Avenue and it did involve that off-duty officer. Police are not releasing the name of the man who […]

Lackawanna County Lockup Still on Lockdown

SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County Prison will remain on lockdown until at least Thursday, meaning no visitors. On Monday, the warden addressed the situation the jail has been dealing with since last week, saying the situation is under control but while staff and inmates continue to be tested, the no-visitor policy needs to stay in […]

Car Flips in Lackawanna County

BLAKELY — A man was hurt after his car flipped Sunday night in Lackawanna County. Police say the driver of the BMW hit a curb and flipped the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital with head injuries. There is no word on what caused the accident. A detour was in place for about an hour […]

Car Flips in Lackawanna County

BLAKELY — A man was hurt after his car flipped Sunday night in Lackawanna County. Police say the driver of the BMW hit a curb and flipped the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital with head injuries. There is no word on what caused the accident. A detour was in place for about an hour […]

Enjoying the Warm Winter Day

SCRANTON — People were out and about Sunday enjoying the warm temperatures. Some of those folks decided to hit the slopes. Newswatch 16 stopped by Montage Mountain and found some skiers and snowboarders in short sleeves.  

Trespassers Reportedly on Old Walmart Roof

DICKSON CITY — Fire crews were called to help look for trespassers in Lackawanna County late Saturday night. There was a report of people running on the roof of the old Walmart store off Business Route 6. Crews used a ladder truck to get a view from above, but they didn’t find anyone. Walmart moved out […]

Lackawanna County Prison on Lockdown

SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County Prison is on lockdown after an inmate tested positive for a contagious disease. According to the prison warden, the lockdown is in place as a precautionary measure. The inmate, who tested positive for the contagious disease, is currently in isolation. Officials say all other inmates and staff members have been […]