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Cleanup underway after fuel spill

UPDATE: According to the Department of Environmental Protection, an estimated one to five gallons of gasoline was spilled Thursday morning.

According to a DEP official, “While making a gasoline delivery, a driver for Leighow Oil dropped the vent line, which is designed to collect vapors and overflows during the process of transferring gasoline from the tanker truck to the station’s underground storage tank. The estimated 1-5 gallons of gasoline that had collected inside that vent line drained out, causing the spill.”

Former Teacher Sentenced on Child Sex Charges

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Pa. -- A former elementary school teacher pleaded guilty Friday to child sex charges.
According to police, 65-year-old David Shields had pornographic images and videos on his computer.
Shields, who used to work in the Berwick Area School District, was sentenced up to 48 months behind bars in Columbia County.

Special Delivery of School Supplies in Berwick

BERWICK, Pa. -- It was a special day at school for some first graders in Columbia County, thanks to a trucking company who "adopted" them.
This was not a typical day for first graders at Holy Family School in Berwick
First-grader Giovanni's dad, Christopher Domanski, is a truck driver for J.B. Hunt Transportation. He nominated Giovanni's school to win $1,000 worth of school supplies as part of the company's "Adopt a Class" program.
When Holy Family was selected as a winner, Giovanni's teacher got to pick out the gifts for her students.

Super 16 Dream Team Showcase Announced!


WNEP-TV is proud to present the 17th Annual Super 16 Dream Team Showcase!
It’s your first-hand look at our area’s top 32 high school football players.  You’ll meet the players from across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.  Find out who was named Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Overall Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete.  We’ll honor an area coach with the George Curry Coach of the Year Award.
Join us Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7pm for this prime-time event – only on WNEP-TV 16.  Then catch it again on WNEP2!

Fire crews respond to warehouse fire

SALEM TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Emergency crews spent Tuesday morning battling a fire at an insulation business in Salem Township.

Fire and police responded to Leggett & Platt Inc. around 7:30 a.m. after a fire was reported in the back of the warehouse along the 500 block of Salem Boulevard (Route 11).

Firefighters on scene confirmed that everybody is out of the building, but did not indicate whether there are any injuries.

Stick with Eyewitness News as we learn more about this developing story.

Two People Displaced After Early Morning Fire

BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Firefighters spent hours on scene Monday morning as a fire tore through a Columbia County home.

Around 6am this morning flames were seen gutting the upper floors of this home in the 1300 block of Fairview Street in Berwick.

The fire started in the attic destroying the roof and the second floor with smoke spewing into neighboring homes.

The owners were out of the area when the fire broke out and no one else was in the home at the time.

The Red Cross was still on scene to help any neighbors affected.

Fire Destroys Berwick Home

BERWICK, Pa. -- A home on Fairview Avenue in Berwick was gutted by flames early Monday morning.
Fire crews came quickly to find flames shooting through the top part of the house.
"Recently, I did move out of the house next door, but my ex-husband called me and was like, 'there are flames shooting out of the neighbor's house.' My two-year-old's bedroom is actually right next to the house. He sent me photos. It was unreal. When I got here, he said he heard glass breaking, he saw flames shooting out of the house," said Jennifer Myers of Berwick.

Berwick Continues 73-Year-Old Christmas Lights Tradition

BERWICK, Pa. -- During the day, it is a pretty smooth drive down Market Street in Berwick; but when the sun sets, the Christmas Boulevard lights up.
"It's tradition here in town. It's not Christmas without the Boulevard," said Ashley Allen, Nescopeck.
Allen took her two daughters down the mile-long stretch of Christmas displays of lights and music.

Students Celebrate Veterans in Berwick

BERWICK, Pa. -- It's not every day the seniors at the Berwick Retirement Village get to see a holiday concert. But on this day, students from Berwick Area Middle School sang Christmas carols.
The students also brought Christmas presents for the facility's veterans.
"We got him a blanket, grip socks, a bunch of chocolate and crackers, and we wrote him a letter that had a poem on it," Emily Brekke said.
For the last four years, sixth and seventh grade students at Berwick Area Middle School have done fundraisers for veterans. Last weekend, the students held a bake sale.


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