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Turkey Hill Targeted by Armed Robber

WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are on the lookout for a robber after a hold-up at a mini market early Wednesday morning. Turkey hill on Carey Avenue was hit by an armed robber just before 3 a.m.. Police believe the thief had a gun wrapped up in a red cloth. Officers described the robber’s left hand […]

Broadway on Ice

WILKES-BARRE — Breaking the ice for a good cause at a local ice skating rink. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey has a look at a local club getting ready for a slick show this holiday weekend. It all ties into Wilkes-Barre’s event, “Broadway on Ice.” Part of the event benefits the team’s coach who’s battling breast […]

Wilkes-Barre Kicks Off Holiday Season with Annual Parade

WILKES-BARRE — Folks in Wilkes-Barre also got into the holiday spirit. The city put on its annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony Saturday afternoon. There were the usual sights: floats, candy for the kids, and plenty of music to help people get into the holiday spirit. “Well I like also seeing the floats, that’s […]

Luzerne County Children and Youth Aims to Cut Complaints

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Children and Youth is taking measures to cut down on the number of complaints against the agency. At a board meeting Wednesday, members discussed a recent Newswatch 16 story concerning complaints about Luzerne County Children and Youth Services. Our story showed the number of those complaints to the state last year were much higher than children […]

A Holiday Tree Homegrown in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — It’s really beginning to look like Christmas in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The city is putting up holiday decorations around the downtown and prepping the Christmas tree chosen this year. The tree that will be the focal point of downtown Wilkes-Barre this holiday season came from the city itself. It’s a more than 30-foot blue […]

Driver Crashes into Wilkes-Barre Home

WILKES-BARRE — A home in Wilkes-Barre was damaged after a minivan crashed into it early Saturday morning. Officials roped off the home along Kidder Street after the van ran into it which caused damage to the porch. It happened  just before 2 Saturday morning. There is no word whether anyone was injured or if any […]

Unrest in Missouri Sparks Conversations At Wilkes University

WILKES-BARRE — Racial protests, hunger strikes and resignations: it’s all going on at the University of Missouri right now, but people around the country are talking about it. A communications class at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre has a lot to say. “It’s an unfortunate teachable moment that we have in front of us right now,” said […]

Richard Harley Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

WILKES-BARRE — A man who claimed he owned a billion dollars worth of oil and then conned people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars will soon be in prison. A federal judge sentenced Richard Harley of Monroe County to 12 years in prison for his role in a fraud scheme. Thursday’s sentencing at the federal […]

Tony George Claims Victory in Wilkes-Barre Mayoral Race

WILKES-BARRE — Democrat Tony George is claiming victory in the race for mayor of Wilkes-Barre. George, a councilman and former police chief, defeated three other candidates in the primary in May. George ran on his law and order background, promising to help cut crime in the city. “I pledge to leave the city better than […]

Dress for Success Back Open in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Dress for Success in Luzerne County is back in business. It reopened Tuesday, nearly two months after a hot water heater burst, flooding out the shop in Wilkes-Barre. Volunteers held an open house party to celebrate. The charity organization on West Market Street provides gently used clothing to women in need for job […]