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 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:51:37 +0000 Hunters Ready for Archery Season
STROUDSBURG — Hunters throughout the state are gearing up for the first day of archery season this weekend. Workers at Dunkleburger’s on Main Street in Stroudsburg say the back of the store sort of resembles an emergency room for hunting equipment. Several bows and arrows are getting repaired before archery season opens up on Saturday. And hunters here can’t wait. “This time of year excitement is right there with the first NFL Sunday because it’s the opening season of hunting. […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:50:19 +0000 Some Blue Ribbon Veggies at the Bloomsburg Fair
As is tradition, Mike Stevens has traveled The Pennsylvania Road and spent some time this week at the Bloomsburg Fair. And as you might expect, he has gone in search of some traditional attractions at the fair.
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:44:24 +0000 Tax Increase Begins This Weekend on Vaping Products
WYOMING — Filling up a vaporizer is about to get a lot more expensive in Pennsylvania. Starting this weekend, there will be a new 40 percent tax. It will impact all vaping products including electronic cigarettes sold at vape shops. Even though the new tax is a done deal, one lawmaker is trying to change things for the future. Rep. Jeff Wheeland is the sponsor of HB 2342.  The house bill would include a smaller tax of 5 cents per milliliter. […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:34:13 +0000 Entrance to Cemetery Closed by Bridge Work
SCRANTON — The only way in and out of a cemetery in Scranton is now closed to visitors. The problem is with bridge abutments leading to St. Mary’s Cemetery off Stafford Avenue. Officials say they are working on an access route for funerals and visitors, but until a solution is found, St. Mary’s Cemetery could remain closed until early next summer. PennDOT says this bridge built in 1926 is in need of emergency replacement due to its crumbling foundation. PennDOT […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:53:11 +0000 Staying Healthy at The Bloomsburg Fair
BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS — With thousands of people walking through the gates each day, the Bloomsburg Fair has its share of germs. One of the places where you’re sure to find germs is with all of the animals. Luckily, there are handwashing and hand sanitizer stations all around. In addition to washing your hands, we found more ways to stay healthy at the fair. Kimberly Green enjoyed a day at the fair with her 3-month-old daughter Brianna. But when babies get […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:41:55 +0000 Police: Man Stole Car with Young Girl Inside from Lewisburg Gas Station
LEWISBURG — A man is locked up after police say he stole a car from a gas station in Union County, and there was a young girl in the vehicle at the time. Police said Christopher Ott, 32, took the car from the Fuel On gas station in Lewisburg around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. He later ditched the car in a parking lot along Route 15. Officers said the 10-year-old girl got out of the car and ran back to the gas […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:31:29 +0000 At Least 2 Children, 1 Teacher Shot at South Carolina Elementary School: Official
TOWNVILLE, S.C. — Two children and a teacher were shot by a gunman at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, an official with Anderson County Emergency Services told reporters Wednesday afternoon. The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in custody, deputy chief Taylor Jones said. The students were sent to a local trauma center, Jones said. One child was taken to Greenville Health System emergency trauma center by helicopter, spokeswoman Sandy Dees said. The teacher also was hospitalized. The severity […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:23:12 +0000 Attorney Admits to Bank Holdup in Schuylkill County
POTTSVILLE — An attorney from Schuylkill County will spend time behind bars for robbing a bank. Steven Cormier of Nesquehoning pleaded guilty Wednesday to the holdup last October at Wells Fargo Bank inside the Fairlane Village Mall near Pottsville. After entering his guilty plea, Cormier was sentenced to 14 to 28 months in prison. He also pleaded no contest to terroristic threats and will serve 12 months on probation.
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:59:28 +0000 Arrest in String of Scranton Burglaries
SCRANTON — Police in Scranton have arrested a man for a string of burglaries in Lackawanna County. Thomas Brown, 40, of Scranton, faces several charges including theft and burglary. The charges relate to several break-ins at various places in Scranton, many in the Minooka section. Brown was arrested last week for a break-in at Diskin’s Saloon. On Tuesday, police hit Brown with charges for a list of other burglaries. Police included this list of businesses allegedly burglarized by Brown. American […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:29:43 +0000 Reports of ‘Exploding’ Samsung Washing Machines Prompts Warning
NEW YORK — Samsung, maker of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, has another problem on its hands. U.S. regulators on Wednesday warned owners of certain top-loading Samsung washing machines of “safety issues” following reports that some have exploded. The warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission includes machines made between March 2011 and April 2016. It did not specify a model, however you can check your serial number on Samsung’s website. The commission suggested people use only the delicate cycle […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:20:55 +0000 Geisinger to Take Over The Commonwealth Medical College
SCRANTON — Geisinger Health System is set to soon go into education. Wednesday afternoon, the health care giant based in the Danville area announced that it will take over financial control of The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton. Major announcement today! – The Commonwealth Medical College is Proud to Become a Member of the @GeisingerHealth Family pic.twitter.com/FcU5qmQb5c — Commonwealth Medical (@TCMCnepa) September 28, 2016 The announcement was made at a 1 p.m. news conference at TCMC campus in Scranton. Waiting […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:58:45 +0000 School District Plans to Inspect All Buildings for Mold
KINGSTON — Officials in a school district in Luzerne County are taking a look to see if a mold problem could be more widespread than they thought. The Wyoming Valley West School District now plans to test all of its schools for mold. The decision comes after mold in the middle school forced the district to close the school indefinitely. The district hired Environmental Asbestos Abatement, a mold removal company, to search the middle school for mold. There are no […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:39:27 +0000 Wham Cam: Popcorn?
Everyone eats popcorn at the movies, but where does it come from and how is it made? Joe went to the Cinemark in Moosic to find the answer.
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:15:25 +0000 Don’t Click on That Brad Pitt Obit! He’s Alive, and It’s a Hack
Attention Facebook users: Brad Pitt isn’t dead, and clicking on that post could give a hacker control of your account. A fake article that appeared to come from Fox News was floating around Facebook on Tuesday, touting the headline “R.I.P Brad Pitt.” A spokesperson from the social network warned users that the post is hoax– with a hacker behind it. TMZ first reported the story on Tuesday. Clicking on the link prompts you to enter your Facebook username and password. […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:05:30 +0000 If you own a front-loading washer, you may be owed money
Consumers who have noticed foul odors or a slimy mold coming from their front-loading washing machine may be eligible for a cash rebate. The reimbursement is the result of several class action lawsuits against Whirlpool and Sears over complaints that the washing machines weren’t cleaning themselves, allowing mold and mildew to build up, ruining laundry. The settlement covers Whirlpool, Kenmore or Maytag front-loading washing machines manufactured between 2001 and 2010. Whether it was bought, gifted or otherwise acquired, owners are […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:06:39 +0000 Wilkes-Barre Police Investigating Armed Home Invasion
WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are investigating an armed home invasion. The victim told investigators three men with weapons forced their way into a home on South Franklin Street after a woman knocked on her door around 10:30 Tuesday night. The suspected robbers swiped two cell phones and took off. If you know anything about the crime, call Wilkes-Barre police.
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:57:27 +0000 Shimon Peres: Israel’s Warrior for Peace Dies
ISRAEL — Shimon Peres, the Israeli elder statesman who shared a Nobel Prize for forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, has died. He served as a constant force for generations in Israeli politics. The 93-year-old died after suffering a massive stroke two weeks ago. He was reported to be making progress but doctors said he took a turn for the worse Tuesday. In top leadership roles over the decades — including Prime Minister and President — the Labor […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:38:33 +0000 Pounding The Pavement For Pets
Some tails are about to be on the trail in one part of our area.  The SPCA of Luzerne County is gearing up to host its 26th annual “Walk for the Animals” at Frances Slocum State Park. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey got a preview of the event Wednesday. The money raised from the fundraiser helps the SPCA of Luzerne County care for the 5,000 animals that come into the shelter each year. The funds help cover everything from veterinarian bills to supplies. As mentioned […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:02:24 +0000 Penn State University Offering One-Time ‘Trump’ Course
UNIVERSITY PARK — Donald Trump can be called a number of things: business tycoon, real estate magnate, and of course, the Republican presidential nominee. Now, he can also be called a college course. Penn State University is currently offering a one-credit course on Donald Trump. It’s not unusual that the discussion in this college class was about the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, since their highly anticipated face off the night before drew a record viewing […]
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:57:33 +0000 After Nazi Flag Controversy, Questions Over What Is Offensive at Bloomsburg Fair
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair is a family fair. So fair officials say when they got word Nazi flags were being displayed by a vendor, they had the vendor remove them. When they learned the vendor was a registered sex offender, he was asked to leave, and he did. Fair officials say with about 800 vendors, they can’t do background checks unless there’s a specific issue or complaint. “Oh, it’s impossible, and if you started background checks on everyone that came […]

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 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:51:50 -0400 Obama says 9/11 legislation sets 'dangerous precedent': CNN
FORT LEE, Va. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday called the Senate's vote to override his veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government a mistake.
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:50:48 -0400 Celtic hold City in thriller, Atleti sink Bayern
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/celtic-hold-city-thriller-atleti-sink-bayern-215048230--sow.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/p79bQ_gKHmflcpRrAMENmQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/51af5331de0e4ef71b04ca9b1ae2ea2c3ba3479e.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Manchester City#039;s goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (2R) watches as Celtic#039;s striker Moussa Dembele (3L) scores his team#039;s thrid goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Celtic and Manchester City" align="left" title="Manchester City#039;s goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (2R) watches as Celtic#039;s striker Moussa Dembele (3L) scores his team#039;s thrid goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Celtic and Manchester City" border="0" //aRaheem Sterling netted at both ends as Manchester City were made to fight for a 3-3 draw with Celtic in a Champions League thriller on Wednesday, while Atletico Madrid once again did for Bayern Munich. While City#039;s perfect start to the season was ended in Glasgow, their Premier League rivals Arsenal eased to a 2-0 victory against Basel. Atletico had eliminated Bayern in the semi-finals last season and repeated the trick at the Vicente Calderon to make it a double for Spanish clubs against German opposition as Barcelona downed Borussia Moenchengladbach./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:50:01 -0400 Teenager may have killed father before opening fire at South Carolina school
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy is believed to have shot and killed his father before going to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and wounding two children and a teacher on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A teacher called 911 to report a gunman and police arrived within 7 minutes at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County, located near the Georgia state line about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Atlanta. One of the 6-year-old children shot was in critical condition and in surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Scott Stoller, Anderson County's director of emergency services, told the Anderson Independent Mail.
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:49:32 -0400 California governor signs bill dumping rape-reporting limit
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The emotional stories of women who say they were sexually assaulted more than a decade ago by comedian Bill Cosby prompted California state lawmakers to approve a bill to eliminate the state's 10-year limit on filing rape and related charges.
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:47:53 -0400 Yellen says economy likely ready for rate hike later in 2016
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 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:34:44 -0400 OPEC agrees modest oil output curbs in first deal since 2008
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/saudis-soften-oil-stance-iran-opec-deal-still-112929796--finance.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/XgU0E299E655R8sPsvw2FA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-09-28T144553Z_1006950001_LYNXNPEC8R148_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-OPEC-MEETING.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Participants attend the end session of the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial (IEF15) in Algiers" align="left" title="Participants attend the end session of the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial (IEF15) in Algiers" border="0" //aOPEC agreed on Wednesday modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group#039;s leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices. quot;OPEC made an exceptional decision today ... After two and a half years, OPEC reached consensus to manage the market,quot; said Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, who had repeatedly clashed with Saudi Arabia during previous meetings. OPEC estimates its current output at 33.24 million bpd./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:50:25 -0400 Oil soars 6 percent as OPEC reaches deal to limit output in November
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/oil-climbs-industry-data-shows-u-inventory-draw-065042303--finance.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/HHBb9JM_X95M3sCVNBZKOg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-09-28T141024Z_1006950002_LYNXNPEC8Q02H_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-GLOBAL-OIL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A pumpjack drills for oil in the Monterey Shale" align="left" title="A pumpjack drills for oil in the Monterey Shale" border="0" //aOil prices settled up nearly 6 percent on Wednesday after OPEC struck a deal to limit crude output at its policy meeting in November, its first agreement to cut production since 2008 and after the market crashed on oversupply. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries reached agreement to limit its production to a range of 32.5-33.0 million barrels per day (bpd) in talks held on the sidelines of the Sept. 26-28 International Energy Forum in Algiers, group officials told Reuters. OPEC estimates its current output at 33.24 million bpd./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:45:46 -0400 Wall Street rallies as OPEC reaches output deal
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/wall-street-opens-higher-oil-prices-rise-133527200--finance.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/8qDwF_U4jarWMU.SvHZ69g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-09-28T171431Z_1_LYNXNPEC8R1BU_RTROPTP_2_USA-STOCKS.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Traders work on the floor of the NYSE" align="left" title="Traders work on the floor of the NYSE" border="0" //aThe energy index had its best day since January, climbing 4.34 percent after OPEC sources said the group reached a deal to cut its oil production for the first time since 2008. Shares of Caterpillar Inc, which sells heavy equipment to energy companies, jumped 4.48 percent. A slump in oil prices has caused steep earnings declines and losses for U.S. energy producers for several quarters./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:31 -0400 Fed's Yellen defends regulatory role, raises stress test changes
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/fed-may-change-stress-tests-capital-buffers-u-140141198--sector.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/kyhZV1SxQjEQUrfeKPl2SA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-09-28T143937Z_1_LYNXNPEC8R130_RTROPTP_2_USA-FED-REGULATIONS.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Federal Reserve Chairman Yellen prepares to deliver the semi-annual testimony on the quot;Federal Reserve#039;s Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Systemquot; before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington" align="left" title="Federal Reserve Chairman Yellen prepares to deliver the semi-annual testimony on the quot;Federal Reserve#039;s Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Systemquot; before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington" border="0" //aFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was thrust into the election-year boxing ring during a congressional committee hearing on Wednesday, defending the central bank#039;s regulatory role, taking and landing punches on Wells Fargo and other banks considered too big to fail, and addressing accusations of political conflicts of interest. At a House of Representatives Financial Services Committee hearing, Yellen also provided details on the changes the central bank is considering making to the annual stress tests it gives U.S. banks./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:51:07 -0400 Citigroup becomes last big U.S. bank to join payments network
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/citigroup-becomes-last-big-u-bank-join-payments-213601210--sector.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/BDyX32B8ukVKN0ozfvLpzQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-09-28T215107Z_1006950003_LYNXNPEC8R1LH_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-BANKS-PAYMENTS-CITIGROUP.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Reflections are seen on the glass facade of a Citibank branch in Beijing" align="left" title="Reflections are seen on the glass facade of a Citibank branch in Beijing" border="0" //aCitigroup Inc on Wednesday became the last of the big U.S. banks to agree to allow customers to send instant payments by mobile phone over an industry network that is competing with upstart Venmo. Citigroup said in a statement that it will begin offering the service early next year over the clearXchange network. ClearXchange has emerged as the industry#039;s rival to Venmo, a non-bank payment service of PayPal Holdings Inc, which is winning fans among young adults who use it to split apartment rents and dinner tabs./pbr clear="all"/

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