The Penalty of Stress

From the rush of adrenaline to screaming and cheering, football can really get your blood pumping especially with another round of playoffs on tap this weekend! But you might be surprised the toll all of those game day ups and downs can have on your heart. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey tackled this topic Wednesday. He teamed up with Geisinger Community Medical Center’s Chief of Cardiology Dr. Steve Voyce. Dr. Voyce says “heartbreaking loss” is more than just a phrase because there’s […]

Shots Fired in Nanticoke, One Person Killed

NANTICOKE — A person was killed after being shot multiple times in Luzerne County. Police say shots were fired on West Church Street in Nanticoke around 2 a.m. Wednesday. According to troopers, Brandon Smith, 20, was shot several times and apparently died as a result of the wounds. Troopers said Smith and another man were outside the home fighting and that’s when the unidentified gunman shot and killed Smith. State police believe the two people knew each other. For people who […]

Shooting Investigation in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE —  At least one person was hit by gunfire in Wilkes-Barre. It happened on Hutson Street around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. It isn’t clear how badly that victim was hurt, or if anyone has been arrested. Police haven’t said what led up to that shooting in Wilkes-Barre.

MDJ Candidate Fails to Disclose He is a Public Defender

On Monday, I told you that Alicia Zito is running for mini-judge in the Slate Belt. I consider her a strong candidate and the front runner. But in fairness, there are others running. I’d be happy to publish their releases if they provided them to me. A…

McClure is Down With PPP

Bethlehem Attorney Lamont McClure is expected to announce his bid for Northampton County Executive on Thursday. He’s apparently running on a Preserve, Protect and Prosper platform, and I expect to hear details when he announces. He’s down with PPP.Dona…

Man Accused of Choking Baby

RICE TOWNSHIP — Police say a man choked a 9 month old because the baby would not stop crying. Cory Dunn, 28, of Rice Township, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and child endangerment. The alleged abuse happened in December at a home on Valley Stream Park in Rice Township. According to court papers, Dunn was watching the baby while the mother was at work. When she came home, she noticed bruises on the child and took it to […]

Police Looking for Woman Who Robbed Convenience Store

THROOP — Police are looking for the woman who robbed a convenience store in Lackawanna County. According to Throop police, a woman walked into Dunmore Convenience on Dunmore Street in Throop around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and threatened the clerk with a knife. The woman got away with some cash. The clerk wasn’t hurt. Police released surveillance video of the robber. Anyone with information is asked to call Throop police at 570-489-0211.

Scranton wrestler

The University of Scranton wrestling program is now 11-0 for the first time in history after their 27-10 win over King’s.

Blue Mountain vs Pottsville swimming

Blue Mountain and Pottsville hooked up in a Schuylkill League swim meet. Blue Mountain won the girls meet 111-72, but Pottsville edged the Eagles in the boys meet 94-92.

Wyoming Area vs Crestwood boys basketball

8th ranked Wyoming Area won their first ten games this season.  The Warriors looked to stay sharp at Crestwood.  But, the Comets handed Wyoming Area this first loss by a 41-34 score.