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Winter Celebration in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Some people thought Sunday’s weather was just right to celebrate the winter in Wilkes-Barre. The Riverfront Parks Committee held its second annual “Winter along the River” in Nesbitt Park. The new snowfall helped out with a snowman building contest and cross country skiing. The event was supposed to be held last month, but […]

Turkey Hill Robbed in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE –Police are on the lookout for a convenience store robber in Wilkes-Barre. Officers said the man robbed the Turkey Hill on East Main Street just before midnight Friday. According to police, the man was not armed. Officials say the clerk handed over the money, and the robber ran off. Police are still investigating in […]

Fire Sends Man to Hospital

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WILKES-BARRE — One man was taken to the hospital after an early morning fire in Luzerne County. Authorities said the fire started at a double block home on the 300 block of River Street around 4 a.m. Friday. According to the fire chief, there were two people inside the home at the time. One man […]

Police Looking for Armed Robber in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Police are looking for the person they believe held up a Turkey Hill. Officers say the man robbed the convenience store along Hazle Street with a knife just before 8 p.m. Thursday. No one was hurt in that armed robbery in Wilkes-Barre.

Reaction To Life In Prison For Hugo Selenski

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WILKES-BARRE — Hugo Selenski had no comment on the way out of the Luzerne County courthouse Wednesday night. In just under two hours, jurors decided Selenski deserves life behind bars for murdering Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett, not the death penalty. Some of Selenski’s family members were in the courtroom to hear the verdict. “There’s […]

Liveblog: Hugo Selenski Penalty Phase, Day 2

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WILKES-BARRE —  Get the latest updates from Newswatch 16 during the penalty phase of the Hugo Selenski double murder trial.

Mini-Mart Robbery in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Police are on the hunt for an armed robber after an early morning hold up in Luzerne County. Authorities said the thief used a box cutter to rob the Turkey Hill on Carey Avenue around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the robber was about 6′ tall wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie, black […]

UPDATE: Selenski’s Lawyers Want Death Penalty Off The Table, Prosecution Rests

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WILKES-BARRE — Lawyers for Hugo Selenski tried to stop the punishment phase of his murder trial because of Governor Tom Wolf’s moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Lawyers for Selenski filed a petition Tuesday morning as the death penalty phase of the trial was about to begin. What Governor Wolf did in Harrisburg last […]

Update: Crews Look for Source of Cracking Road

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WILKES-BARRE — Crews in Wilkes-Barre plan to be back on Empire Street Wednesday, trying to figure out why the street is falling apart. City workers spent time Tuesday morning sawing a line down the street to determine what caused big cracks that stretch for a city block. Officials in Wilkes-Barre plan to close that stretch of […]

Police: Man Broke Son’s Leg Because He Wouldn’t Clean His Room

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WILKES-BARRE — The father of a five-year-old boy in Wilkes-Barre is locked up, accused of breaking his son’s leg. Investigators said Mark Hickman, 26 kneed the boy in the leg as punishment for not cleaning his bedroom. Police arrested Hickman as well as the boy’s mother, Kristy Rackison, 28, for letting Hickman into her home in […]