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Pep Rally for Students Going to School

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — A back-to-school pep rally was held today near Wilkes-Barre for younger students gearing up to head back to class. Wyoming Valley Mall hosted the event in its common area which featured an array of activities and demonstrations for kids to enjoy including a visit from Curious George! Dozens of vendors from the […]

Federal Tax Lien Against What The Fork

WILKES-BARRE — A federal tax lien was filed against the owner of a well-known food truck and restaurant business. The IRS filed a federal tax lien against the owner of What The Fork at the Luzerne County Courthouse Tuesday The lien shows that the owner, Mario Bevilacqua of Scranton, owes nearly $45,000 in taxes. Earlier […]

Dealing with the Heat in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — The splash pad at Coal Street Park in Wilkes-Barre was the place to be for people trying to deal with the heat on Saturday. Parents say they love how the splash pad is easy to get to and that it’s free. While the kids were pleased with how cool the water feels on […]

Pool at Kistler Elementary Ends Season Early Following Theft

WILKES-BARRE — People looking to cool off in Wilkes-Barre will have one fewer option now that a pool has closed a week early following a theft and trespassing. Some swimmers came out Saturday to enjoy the final day of the season at the pool inside Kistler Elementary School. City officials made the decision to shut […]

Authorities Busy in Luzerne County: Fire and Coroner Called and an Arrest

LUZERNE COUNTY — Authorities in Luzerne County are investigating a suspicious death and a suspected arson. Fire crews were called to a home along Prospect Street in Wilkes-Barre just before 6pm Sunday.  A 31 year old man was found dead inside the home.  Investigators have not released the victim’s name. Fire officials have also not […]

Authorities Busy in Luzerne County: Fire and Coroner Called and an Arrest

LUZERNE COUNTY — Authorities in Luzerne County are investigating a suspicious death and a suspected arson. Fire crews were called to a home along Prospect Street in Wilkes-Barre just before 6pm Sunday.  A 31 year old man was found dead inside the home.  Investigators have not released the victim’s name. Fire officials have also not […]

Neighbor Charged With Murdering Elderly Woman

WILKES-BARRE —  Authorities in Luzerne County say they have the person responsible for an elderly woman’s death in Wilkes-Barre. The body of 77-year-old Eileen Riley was found in the basement of her home along West Hollenback Avenue Thursday night. Luzerne County prison officials told Newswatch16 Robert Czerpak from Wilkes-Barre was brought in early Sunday morning. According […]

Non-Profits Seek Out Unconventional Fundraisers

WILKES-BARRE — It’s not the typical set-up for a night of drinks to benefit the Osterhout Library in Wilkes-Barre since the fundraiser takes place on the rooftop of a parking garage. “Draw people’s attention and give people a sense of fun and bringing the charitable aspect into it,” said Richard Miller. “It’s a different spin on […]

Gas Leak Reported in Wilkes-Barre Neighborhood

UGI crews and the #WilkesBarre Fire Dept. are at a gas leak on Grant St. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/Onscg19rXI — Matt Petrillo (@MattPetrillo) August 2, 2016 WILKES-BARRE — Several homes in a Wilkes-Barre neighborhood have been evacuated after reports of a natural gas leak. UGI crews are on the scene at Grant Street trying to determine the […]

High On Books

Taking literature to a new level!  That’s the goal behind a big bash hitting Luzerne County later this week. It all ties into the eighth annual “Brewsterhout Rooftop Party” which Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey got a preview of on Tuesday. The event takes place this Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on the top deck […]