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Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Dave:

Newswatch 16 Investigates: Family Caught in Health Insurance Gap

LOWER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The mother of a child with special needs says she's caught in a health insurance gap. Her family in Northumberland County makes too much money to qualify for subsidies, but not enough to pay for an insurance plan that would cover high medical bills. → Read More

Newswatch 16 Investigates: More Complaints against Scranton Landlord

SCRANTON, Pa. -- There are more complaints against a landlord already in trouble with banks and the city of Scranton. Ken Bond owns several rental properties in Scranton. Back in June, we showed you how Bond owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. Some of his tenants were in danger of being forced out because the city condemned one of his properties. → Read More

Two Dead in Plane Crash in Lycoming County

NIPPENOSE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Two people are dead after a small plane crashed near the Jersey Shore Airport in Nippenose Township Sunday afternoon, officials said. According to the county's director of public safety, the biplane crashed around 4:45 p.m. → Read More

Small Drugstores Threatened by Pharmacy Benefit Managers

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Owners of independent pharmacies say they are being shortchanged by Pennsylvania's Medicaid system. Pharmacy owners say their profits for prescription drug refills have now turned into losses under the state's new formula for Geisinger's health care plans. → Read More

Luzerne County CYS Director Pans School District’s Lunch Letter

KINGSTON, Pa. -- Officials in Luzerne County say a letter sent to some parents in one school district is inappropriate. The letter warned of potential penalties -- including losing their children to foster care -- if parents did not pay their children's overdue school lunch bills. → Read More

Pay Your Lunch Money or Face Foster Care?

KINGSTON, Pa. -- Parents in an area school district call a collection letter a bit heavy-handed. About 1,000 students in the Wyoming Valley West School district owe money on their student lunch accounts. District administrators say efforts to collect the money have been frustrating. → Read More

Rough Rides: School Bus Safety Questioned

BROOKLYN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- You're probably tired of dodging potholes during your daily drive. One area school district sees so many potholes on its bus routes that drivers can't avoid them, and kids on the bus claim the rough rides leave them with headaches and backaches. → Read More

Governor Pushes for State Police Protection Fee

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Governor Tom Wolf calls it a crisis and says it needs to end. The governor wants communities without police departments to start paying what he calls protection fees. → Read More

Scranton D-Day Vet Honored with Nine Medals

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Eugene Passarella received nine medals on Thursday for his service as a soldier in World War II. → Read More

Attorney General Sues Wilkes-Barre Used Car Dealer

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office is taking a used car dealer in Wilkes-Barre to court. The attorney general's office claims Auto Now cheated several customers, in some cases, by selling used cars that would not even pass a routine inspection. → Read More

Vacation Raffle for Lackawanna County Democrats Canceled after Question about Legality

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A Newswatch 16 investigation caused a local political party to call off a raffle for a Caribbean vacation. The Lackawanna County Democratic Party planned to raffle off a trip to a Caribbean resort on Saturday morning. The party hoped to raise about $7,000, but after we told party chairman Chris Patrick the raffle appeared to break state law, he called off the drawing. → Read More

Lawmakers United to Confront Lead Problems

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. -- State lawmakers from our area call lead poisoning a hidden crisis across Pennsylvania. Many homes in Wilkes-Barre's south side were built long before 1978 when lead paint was banned. Frances McCoy lives in a southside neighborhood with her 5-year-old son Jamaal. → Read More

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to Remain at Mohegan Sun Arena

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey is staying in our area. The deal between the team and Mohegan Sun Arena was confirmed Monday morning. The deal ends more than a year of negotiations between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the arena. Declining attendance for hockey games at Mohegan Sun Arena and a 10-year lease that expires at the end of June gave fans reason to be worried. → Read More

Valor for Sale?

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. -- Grave markers at area cemeteries honor veterans who served and sometimes died fighting. Newswatch 16 has discovered the marker of a vet from our area was being sold online. → Read More

Opting Out: The Rise of Kids Without Vaccinations

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- In the last few weeks, we've seen measles outbreaks in New York and New Jersey and several cases of mumps at Temple University in Philadelphia. → Read More

Manafort Transferred to Federal Prison in Wayne County

CANAAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, sentenced last month to federal prison, has been transferred to a facility in Wayne County. Paul Manafort is now being housed in the minimum security section at USP Canaan near Waymart. → Read More

Nearly Six Months after Deadly Wrong-Way Crash, Waiting for Answers

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Nearly than six months after a deadly crash in Carbon County on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, we still don't know why one of the drivers was driving the wrong way. → Read More

Officials, Residents Keep Watchful Eye on Solomon Creek

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Concern is growing near a creek in Wilkes-Barre after overnight downpours led to some rising waters. Authorities kept an eye on Solomon Creek throughout the night. People living near the torn-down floodwall say their homes are vulnerable to high water. → Read More

Storm Damage in Lycoming County

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Residents in central Pennsylvania spent the afternoon cleaning up after the overnight storm. Communities in Lycoming County are overwhelmed by the damage. → Read More

Commissioner O’Malley: ‘I’m not responsible’ for Campaign Stickers

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. -- Lackawanna County Commissioner Pat O'Malley is responding to a Newswatch 16 investigation involving a gift basket of Lackawanna County property that included a sticker supporting two political candidates. → Read More