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Santa Parade Draws Crowds to Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — The city of Wilkes-Barre put on its annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony Saturday afternoon. Folks flocked to see the usual sights including festive floats, music, and more. One family brought their son to his first parade. It’s a tradition his mother is excited to start. “We’ve been coming here for a […]

Former Rockette Celebrates 100th Birthday

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WILKES-BARRE –  There was quite the birthday celebration in Wilkes-Barre Thursday night. Ceil Modrick, a  former Radio City Rockette, turned 100 years old! Newswatch 16 stopped by North Penn Manor along Sherman Street in Wilkes-Barre for her birthday celebration, a century in the making.

UPDATE: Police Charge Man Who Carried Cross Bow onto Public Square

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WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre had to respond to a bizarre and alarming 911 call: a man seen walking around Public Square armed with cross bow. The calls came in around 5:30 p.m. Monday, with plenty of people out on the square. Wilkes-Barre police came rushing out to Public Square after the calls came in. […]

Police Investigate Gunfire in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Police responded to multiple calls of shots fired in Wilkes-Barre Sunday night. Officers said it happened just after 7 p.m. near the intersection of Northampton and South Hancock Streets. Police said two vehicles were damaged by gunfire and they are looking for three suspects who took off on foot. No one was hurt.

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust

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WILKES-BARRE — Two men face charges after police found drugs and a gun after a traffic stop in Wilkes-Barre. Officers said they pulled over a vehicle along Coal Street just before 7 p.m. Saturday because it had an expired registration that belonged to another vehicle. During the traffic stop, police found a large amount of […]

Sandbags Stolen From Construction Site

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WILKES BARRE — Contractors in Wilkes Barre are having an unusual problem: people are stealing their sand bags. Workers with Leeward Construction Company and PennDOT say it was over the past two weeks that they noticed 15 to 20 of their sandbags disappeared from the bottom of construction signs near the West Sidney Street bridge […]

Clumsy Robber Caught On Camera

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WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are looking for help identifying a robbery suspect seen in security camera video. The robbery happened November 6 at the Hazlemart on Hazle Street. The thief wearing a hooded jacket reached into the register, grabbed some cash, dropping some of it as he took off. Anyone with information is asked […]

Man Accused of Murder in New York Caught in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — A man accused of robbing and beating a store clerk in New York was arrested in Wilkes-Barre, law enforcement officials announced Monday. According to police, Dennis McBee, 29, of Port Jervis, New York is charged in connection with the robbery and beating death of Josef Kucher, 77, who was found beaten in his […]

Guilty Plea in Homicide Case

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WILKES-BARRE — A businessman in Luzerne County pleaded guilty Monday to third degree murder. Prosecutors said in September of last year, Vito Aiello shot his wife then turned the gun on himself at their home in Wilkes-Barre. He survived, the woman died at the hospital. As part of the plea deal, Aiello was sentenced to […]