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New Premium Deck Coming to Historic Bowman Field

WILLIAMSPORT — A new addition is being built at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport. Work has started on a premium deck where the right field bleachers once stood. The two-tiered deck will be able to seat up to 250 people and will feature tables, a bar, and food service. The new deck […]

Homicide Suspect Arrested in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — On the eve of her 56th birthday, a woman in Williamsport was shot to death while she was leaving the home of relatives. Police say she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now, police in Williamsport say they have the man who shot and killed Carolyn Barr last year in […]

NuWeld Employees File for Unemployment

WILLIAMSPORT — It’s been less than a week since NuWeld Incorporated closed its doors in Williamsport. The business that provided welding services to the natural gas industry was forced to close because it could not pay its employees. Less than a week after NuWeld suddenly closed, Mike Miller from Williamsport has filed for unemployment with […]

Tractor Trailer Wreck Shuts Down Busy Road For Hours

PIATT TOWNSHIP — A busy road was shut down for several hours Thursday after a wreck in Lycoming County. A tractor trailer crashed into a bridge on Route 220 near Jersey Shore shortly after 2 p.m. No one was seriously hurt. Police haven’t said what led to the crash.

‘I think it’s time’ – Voters React as Cruz Drops Out

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Senator Ted Cruz’s announcement that he’s dropping out of the presidential race was the topic of conversation for many Republicans in Lycoming County. “I think it’s time. I don’t think he has a chance to win,” Barbie Lanzer said. Most of the voters Newswatch 16 spoke with agreed with that statement. “I […]

Mock Drug Overdose Shows Reality of Heroin Epidemic

WILLIAMSPORT — With prom just a week away, Williamsport Area School District held a mock DUI crash, but this year organizers added a new element. The school showed students what it could look like if they overdosed on heroin. This crash, their injuries, even the call to emergency crews it’s all fake, but it does […]

Several Hallmark Stores Prepare To Close

HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Long lines of customers were at several Hallmark gift shops in our region Thursday. Hallmark Heritage Shops in Hazleton, Scranton, Shamokin, Bloomsburg, Lehighton, and Williamsport are expected to close soon as the greeting card business changes. The owner of the shops blames declining business, but stores expected to close were very busy Thursday. […]

Several Hallmark Stores Prepare To Close

HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Long lines of customers were at several Hallmark gift shops in our region Thursday. Hallmark Heritage Shops in Hazleton, Scranton, Shamokin, Bloomsburg, Lehighton, and Williamsport are expected to close soon as the greeting card business changes. The owner of the shops blames declining business, but stores expected to close were very busy Thursday. […]

Hiawatha Riverboat Launches its 35th Season

WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — After being stowed away for the winter, the Hiawatha Riverboat is back in the Susquehanna River for the summer season. With the help of some heavy machinery and direction from the crew, after 35 years t takes about 15 minutes to get the Hiawatha Paddle Wheel Riverboat into the Susquehanna River. “I […]

Hiawatha Riverboat Launches its 35th Season

WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — After being stowed away for the winter, the Hiawatha Riverboat is back in the Susquehanna River for the summer season. With the help of some heavy machinery and direction from the crew, after 35 years t takes about 15 minutes to get the Hiawatha Paddle Wheel Riverboat into the Susquehanna River. “I […]