Brown Skipped NorCo Council For Parade

Northampton County Executive John Brown knew that Nazareth area residents were coming to Northampton County Council on Thursday night. They are concerned about a jail at Gracedale. But when they arrived, Brown was missing.I have since learned that he s…

Coroner IDs pedestrian who died after being struck by vehicle

The 47-year-old Bethlehem man died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township.

A 47-year-old Bethlehem man has been identified as the pedestrian who w…

Talkback 16: Amazon Headquarters in NEPA?

In this edition of Talkback 16, we have some complimentary calls for Newswatch 16 and one man has a complaint about Talkback. First, callers discuss the possibility of NEPA becoming home to Amazon’s second headquarters.

Mom accused of hitting teacher in face with brick after student’s phone confiscated

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh woman is accused of hitting her daughter’s teacher with a brick after she confiscating the girl’s cellphone. According to KDKA, teacher Janice Watkins confiscated a fourth-grade student’s phone on Wednesday because the district has a “no cellphone” policy. While taking the phone, the girl allegedly bit the teacher and her mother, Dai’Shonta Williams, was called to the school. During a meeting between the three, the child claimed Watkins had choked her, at which point Williams got […]

Customer Tackles Would-be Bank Robbery in Lackawanna County

SCOTT TOWNSHIP — Police say a man tried to rob a bank but didn’t get very far when a customer took matters into his own hands. According to police, John Ryall, a 38-year-old homeless man, walked into the Honesdale National Bank on Chapman Lake Road in Scott Township around noon Friday. Police said the man wearing a ski mask and sweat suit raised a handgun and walked up to a teller and demanded money. Investigators said a customer saw what […]

Fall Foliage Festival Wrapping Up

JIM THORPE — Downtown Jim Thorpe was bustling Friday with people coming to check out the borough’s annual Fall Foliage Festival. People come from all over to shop, eat, and take a ride on the train. Terry and Susan Potter from Oklahoma are touring Pennsylvania, and historic Jim Thorpe was a stop on their list. “We just came to visit. We flew into Philadelphia and we are just driving around and visiting places to see the fall foliage,” said Susan Potter. […]

Senior Expo in Lackawanna County

DUNMORE — Dozens of senior citizens in Lackawanna County showed up to the Dunmore Senior Center Friday morning to learn about help that’s available to them. The senior fair featured approximately 20 non-profit and government groups offering information and services geared towards the older folks in the area. The senior expo in Lackawanna County was sponsored by state representative Kevin Haggerty.

Drag Racer Doing it for Dad

DANVILLE — A local drag racer won a September race at the Numidia Dragway, qualifying him for a national race in California. His career is reaching new heights in memory of his dad, whose car he races in. “I was in the final of the biggest race of my life and I just couldn’t stop smiling,” said Mike Mackey of Paxinos. That smile on Mackey’s face has been a permanent fixture of late. The drag racer from Northumberland County recently […]

Crash Closes Section of I-80 Between Clinton and Centre County

BELLEFONTE — A crash has closed a section of I-80 westbound between Clinton and Centre County. The interstate is closed between the Lamar exit, 173, and the Bellefonte exit, 161. This section of the roadway is expected to be closed into the evening on Friday. According to officials traffic in the area is very heavy at this time. No word on any injuries following the crash.

Leaves Slow to Change in Parts of NEPA

JIM THORPE — Vibrant fall colors fill many of the trees near Tannersville. However, if you travel south you’ll find a lot of the trees are still green. “Driving up we could see a lot of the color and stuff, but it would have been nice if we could see a little more yellow added to the red and orange,” said Linda Jencson, Telford. Experts at Carbon County Environmental Education Center tell Newswatch 16 the lack of color has to […]