Eyewitness News Podcast

Eyewitness News Podcast

Eyewitness News Anchor, Nick Toma has more than 30 years of experience in print and broadcast journalism.

Join Nick each week for an in-depth discussion of the top headlines from Northeastern & Central Pennsylvania, as well as issues near and dear to his heart (baseball and music).

Have a topic or question for Nick? Email the show, podcast@pahomepage.com

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    Police Officers Arrested on Charges of Sexual Assault

    What do you do when the ones who are supposed to be protecting us from ‘bad guys’ find themselves on the wrong side of the law? That’s the dilemma facing residents of the Wyoming Valley who watched two police officers get arrested in recent months on charges of sexual assault for allegedly using their positions of authority to force women into sex.

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    Scandal Brings Down Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright

    Northeastern Pennsylvania is no stranger to scandals, and the latest one has rocked our largest city. Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright submitted a single sentence resignation on Monday, and then a much more detailed Guilty Plea in Federal Court on Tuesday. Eyewitness News Lead I-Team Reporter Andy Mehalshick tracked this story as it was breaking and is here to break down what happened, and what it means for the City of Scranton.

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    Analyzing the First Democratic Presidential Debates

    The Presidential Primary Season has officially begun as 20 Democratic Candidates took the stage in Miami for the First Democratic Presidential Debate. On this episode of the Eyewitness News Podcast, * Eyewitness News Anchor Chris Langlois sits down with Eyewitness News Political Analysts Dr. David Sosar, David Yonki, and Chris Cullen* to dissect the two nights of debates to determine who broke out, and who will see their Presidential Dreams fade away.

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    Auditing the Pennsylvania State Police Instant Background Check System

    Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced that he will be conducting an audit on the PA State Police Firearms Instant Background Check System, or PICS, which provides quick access to background records to determine if an individual is eligible to buy a firearm or obtain a license to carry a firearm.

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    Wilkes University Active Shooter Training

    Eyewitness News Reporter Kevin Hayes spent an afternoon observing an active shooter training seminar at Wilkes University, and he joins us to tell us what he’s learned about what schools are doing to prepare for and perhaps prevent these events.

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    Tornadoes in NEPA

    A year ago next week an EF-2 tornado tore through Wilkes-Barre Township, leveling several businesses and causing millions of dollars worth of damage. Last week, two tornadoes touched down in Lackawanna County, confirming a new reality for folks in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We’re now going to have to accept that tornadoes are becoming a frequent event in our lives.

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    Morning Crew: Unusual Rescues

    On this episode of the podcast, the Eyewitness News Morning crew stop by to tell us about their series on Unusual Rescues.

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    Primary Elections 2019 | One-on-One Interview with President Trump

    On this episode of the Eyewitness News Podcast, we sit down with Political Analyst Dr. David Sosar to take a look at what the results of the 2019 Primary Elections could mean for NEPA. Then we have an exclusive one-on-one interview with President Trump about the topics that are concerning Pennsylvanians as the race for 2020 begins to heat up.

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    2019 Primary Election Preview

    The general election isn’t until November, but many municipal races will be decided by the winners of next week’s primary elections. Eyewitness News is your Local Election Headquarters, and Andy Mehalshick is here to help us break down some of the notable races that could shape to future of our region for the next few years.

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    The Big Yellow Bus

    How safe are our children when we put them on the bus for school in the morning? That's a question Lead I-Team Reporter Andy Mehalshick set out to answer.

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    An Inside Look at Marine Corps Educators Workshop

    The decision to enlist in the Marines shouldn't be taken lightly. Eyewitness News Reporter Cody Butler traveled with a group of educators to Parris Island to learn what the life of a recruit is like so they can understand what students might go through.

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    The Future of Nuclear Power in Pennsylvania

    Legislation is being debated in Harrisburg concerning nuclear power in Pennsylvania. We spoke with State Senator John Yudichak and Eric Epstein of TMI Alert about the pros and cons of nuclear power and their views on the future of power in Pennsylvania.

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    Columbine: 20 years later

    20 years ago the unthinkable happened and 2 disgruntled students committed a grotesque attack on their high school. On this episode of the Eyewitness News Podcast, we take a look back on that event and the impact it has had on our society.

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    Lobbying for Luzerne County | Work Zone Safety

    Luzerne County has some expensive projects on the horizon, we take a look at some new initiatives the county is considering to help find funding.

    And spring means construction season is underway. What you need to know to stay safe in Work Zones.

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    Opening Day 2019

    A Red Sox fan, Yankee fan, and Phillies fan sit down to talk about the magic of Opening Day.

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    Cold Case: Marise Chiverella | Community Comes Together for Walmart Greeter

    On this episode of the Eyewitness News Podcast, we take a look at some new technology police are using to try and crack the 55-year-old murder of 9-year-old Marise Chiverella.

    And a community came together to support a young man who was going to lose his job as a Walmart Greeter because of a disability. Now he has a new position, and thanks to a generous donation, a new wheelchair.

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    Wilkes-Barre Shootings Investigation | Vietnam Nurse Carol Ann Drazba

    On this episode of the Eyewitness News Podcast, we check in on the investigation into a series of shootings in Wilkes-Barre in late February.

    Then we hear the story of a woman from Lackawanna County who volunteered to serve as a nurse during the Vietnam War.

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