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 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:30:39 +0000 World Cup Merchandise Selling Fast
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — One day after the American women made history in Vancouver, shirts, soccer balls, and other merchandise are selling quickly at local sporting goods stores. With the U.S. Women’s National soccer team taking home its first World Cup since 1999, sales at local athletic shops, like Schuylkill Valley Sports are surging. Matt Erney […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:07:39 +0000 Nanticoke Tackles Stray Cats With Neutering Program
NANTICOKE — Stray cats roaming up and down Autumn Hernandez’s neighborhood in Nanticoke is a sight she says she sees too often here– and elsewhere in the city. “It’s overpopulated, definitely,” Hernandez said. In fact, local vets believe Luzerne County has 10,000 stray and feral felines.  So officials in Nanticoke are trying to stop the […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:03:38 +0000 Bracing for Another Summer of Roadwork in Downtown Honesdale
HONESDALE — Summer in Pennsylvania usually means construction no matter where you live, but one community in Wayne County is getting a dose of road work along a busy downtown stretch for the third year in a row. Crews replaced the natural gas line on Main Street in Honesdale last year. This week, the water […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:56:39 +0000 Four Charged in Drug Bust
SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Four people face charges after a drug bust in Monroe County. Authorities said they searched a home near Marshalls Creek Thursday and found eight guns, heroin, and roughly $5,000 cash. Investigators also seized property police believe was purchased with drug money. Four people were arrested including Denise Miluszewski, 48, her son William […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:53:38 +0000 Making Ice Cream
Now that we are really in the midst of summer, Mike Stevens is always looking for way to celebrate the season. Back in 1995, his travels took him to Luzerne County for a treat that’s hard to beat this time of year. And it is our trip, this time, as we travel Back Down the […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:15:40 +0000 A Dollar Here, A Dollar There
SCRANTON — Terms of a multi-state settlement that allows Dollar Tree to take over Family Dollar stores were made public Monday. The settlement comes after Pennsylvania, along with 16 other states, filed a lawsuit challenging the $9 billion merger of the companies. The Family Dollar store in Scranton will keep its name but will be […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:30:08 +0000 Vets Believe Dumped Dogs Linked to Other Cases
PENN TOWNSHIP — Some veterinarians in Snyder County believe four beagles abandoned along a road over the weekend are from the same breeder who dumped at least two other litters of beagles before. There isn’t much to see in this rural area near Middleburg. But according to the group “One Dog at a Time,” over […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:06:03 +0000 Greek Crisis Hits Home in Lackawanna County
DICKSON CITY — While the crisis in Greece is having an economic impact around the world, it is very personal for Greek-Americans in our area. Lackawanna County alone is estimated to have several thousand people who have roots in Greece, and the crisis means they are watching their relatives overseas struggle. It may look like […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:02:36 +0000 Busy Weekend at Campgrounds
WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP — Holiday weekends are typically the busiest times of the year at campgrounds. Campers at one spot in Northumberland County spent the day Monday packing up and heading home. Many of the campsites at Yogi at Shangri-La campground near Milton were empty as people left the Fourth of July weekend behind them […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:57:49 +0000 Driver Dies at Hospital after Crash
STROUD TOWNSHIP — A driver who hit a tree last week in Monroe County died Sunday at the hospital. According to the coroner, John Chighine, 53, of East Stroudsburg, died Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Authorities said he was driving and hit a tree on June 28 on Penn Estates Drive in Stroud […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:46:53 +0000 Man Admits Sexual Assault
PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP — State police say a man has admitted sexually assaulting a girl in Carbon County. The alleged assault happened last week near Jim Thorpe. Police said William Pedroza, 41, of Albrightsville admitted to authorities that he assaulted the girl. Pedroza was charged and locked up with bail set at $100,000.
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:02:58 +0000 UPDATE: Guilty Verdict in Cold Case Murder Trial
STROUDSBURG — A jury has found a man guilty of first degree murder in a decades-old cold case in Monroe County. It took 45 years for investigators to make an arrest in the murder of Alfred Barnes, and Monday afternoon, a jury in Monroe County found Richard Keiper guilty of first degree murder. Prosecutors tell […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:42:57 +0000 Inspired by the Women’s World Cup Victory
OLD FORGE — After The U.S. women’s soccer team big win in the World Cup on Sunday night, we talked with some young soccer players in Lackawanna County who see the American women as an inspiration. At Monday morning soccer condition drills at Old Forge High School, there are 20 on the team. Five are […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:26:47 +0000 Rain Got You Down? Visit the PhotoLink Library!
You say all this rain has you at your wits’ end? Mike Stevens says it brought some interesting photos to the PhotoLink Library and, a few will brighten your day.
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:24:39 +0000 Man Locked Up after Leading Police on Chase
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — A man is locked up after leading police on a chase in Schuylkill County. State police say Chad Belsak, 39, of New Ringgold, took off after police tried to stop him in Cressona. Belsak is accused of hitting fences and other vehicles while trying to get away. Troopers discovered Belsak was wanted […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:13:13 +0000 Coroner Called to Drowning at Wayne County Lake
PAUPACK TOWNSHIP — A man from New York died after an apparent drowning in Wayne County. Instead of some people enjoying the fireworks, state police were called to a home on East Shore Drive near Paupackan Lake on Sunday. According to troopers on the scene, a 29-year-old man drowned at the lake. The victim’s name […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:14:30 +0000 U. S. Women’s National Team Wins World Cup
PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — The U.S. Women’s soccer team won the third world cup victory for the country. The team thumped Japan in the championship game Saturday night five to two. They beat the team they lost to four years ago in the same title game. People packed into The Boat House Restaurant near Hawley watching […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:31:30 +0000 Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — A community gathered in Schuylkill County to remember the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. There was a fourth of July celebration Sunday morning and a mass at Saint Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven. Veterans of the Vietnam War Post 29 held the event as just one way to honor […]
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:21:35 +0000 UPDATE: Deadly ATV Crash Victim Identified
WRIGHT TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating a deadly ATV crash overnight in Luzerne County. According to police, Matt Hilenski, 22 of Mountain Top, was thrown from the ATV at the entrance to the Alberdeen Baseball Fields in Wright Township. The crash near Mountain Top happened just before 4 a.m.  Sunday morning. Hilenski died at the […]
 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:54:29 +0000 Puppies Abandoned in Snyder County
SNYDER COUNTY — Four puppies are being taken care of by a veterinarian after they were abandoned in Snyder County. The dogs were found on Shade Mountain Road near Middleburg. The men who found the dogs called state police and troopers turned the dogs over to a rescue group called “One Dog at a Time.” […]

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 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:22:57 -0400 Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck running for Reid's US Senate seat
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/nevada-rep-joe-heck-run-harry-reids-us-140809495--election.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/lL28suaEjvo8OV79ispBrg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/f1f05adc1b6f6f1e7b0f6a7067006353.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - This April 3, 2013 file photo shows U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nevada, speaks to a joint session of the Legislature in Carson City, Nev. Heck on Monday, July 6, 2015 entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, setting in motion what could be one of the top Senate races of 2016. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison,File)" align="left" title="FILE - This April 3, 2013 file photo shows U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nevada, speaks to a joint session of the Legislature in Carson City, Nev. Heck on Monday, July 6, 2015 entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, setting in motion what could be one of the top Senate races of 2016. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison,File)" border="0" //aLAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Heck, the newly announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, on Monday criticized Donald Trump#039;s comments about Mexican immigrants, saying entire ethnic groups can#039;t be stereotyped./pbr clear="all"/
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:16:21 -0400 Pope puts family first at outdoor Mass in steamy Guayaquil
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/more-1-million-expected-popes-mass-south-america-040722132.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/hD.MTpfm7fE7gSFyu3OAGA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/7aff4e391b046d1e7b0f6a706700a6f9.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A group of young people wave flags representing the colors of Vatican City as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at Samanes Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. Hours before Francis arrives in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil, thousands are already waiting in Samanes Park where the pope is expected to celebrate Mass with up to 1 million people. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)" align="left" title="A group of young people wave flags representing the colors of Vatican City as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at Samanes Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. Hours before Francis arrives in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil, thousands are already waiting in Samanes Park where the pope is expected to celebrate Mass with up to 1 million people. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)" border="0" //aGUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis received a hero#039;s welcome in Ecuador#039;s biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families are the bedrock of society but need to be supported better and strengthened./pbr clear="all"/
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:16:02 -0400 Donald Trump isn't backing away from immigrant comments
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/donald-trump-doubles-down-immigrant-comments-212515999--election.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/SCABVJ0UMdi_CTeuCTV4.A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/47f3ffd01d27771e7b0f6a7067007009.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks to reporters as he arrives at a fundraising event at a golf course in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)" align="left" title="Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks to reporters as he arrives at a fundraising event at a golf course in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)" border="0" //aNEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood firm Monday on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals./pbr clear="all"/
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:03:32 -0400 The Latest: Pope paying formal call on Ecuador's president
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/latest-thousands-await-pope-ecuadorean-port-city-132105115.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/POvrO.NsBhWZwaCqGuNKSA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/8e13ea241c0b721e7b0f6a706700fd28.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Pope Francis walks with his pastoral staff to celebrate a Mass in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. Latin America#039;s first pope arrived in this port city on Monday for the first big event of a three-nation tour where he#039;s set compassion for the weak and respect for the environment as central themes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)" align="left" title="Pope Francis walks with his pastoral staff to celebrate a Mass in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, July 6, 2015. Latin America#039;s first pope arrived in this port city on Monday for the first big event of a three-nation tour where he#039;s set compassion for the weak and respect for the environment as central themes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)" border="0" //aQUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis#039; trip to South America:/pbr clear="all"/
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:27:19 -0400 California prosecutors charge man with murder in pier death
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/san-francisco-status-sanctuary-criticized-slaying-203330728.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/YLOgBSFZwn11KEH_NuAp9Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/117471991c76741e7b0f6a706700b8e2.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Flowers and a candle lay on the ground following a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)" align="left" title="Flowers and a candle lay on the ground following a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)" border="0" //aSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of a woman./pbr clear="all"/

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 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:56:09 -0400 Germany, France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/greeks-defy-europe-overwhelming-referendum-no-012745677--sector.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0soYyQgNGel_yQGH3ESgyw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-07-06T185721Z_1_LYNXNPEB650YJ_RTROPTP_2_EUROZONE-GREECE.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Outgoing Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis shows newly-appointed Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos his chair in Athens" align="left" title="Outgoing Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis shows newly-appointed Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos his chair in Athens" border="0" //aGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, the euro zone#039;s most powerful leaders, said Athens must move quickly if it wants to secure a cash-for-reform deal with creditors and avoid crashing out of the single currency. Raising the pressure on Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras before a euro zone summit on Tuesday, the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to keep a tight grip on funding to Greek banks. By voting decisively against tough bailout conditions, as Tsipras had urged them to do, Greeks have strengthened his negotiating hand./pbr clear="all"/
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:28:59 -0400 Energy leads Wall St. lower with eyes on Greece, China
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/u-futures-fall-greece-uncertainty-continues-113346902--finance.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/K9C0vM_cgYLnKTy4ye1ueQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-07-06T133439Z_2_LYNXNPEB650F4_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-MARKETS-GLOBAL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York" align="left" title="Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York" border="0" //aGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Greece would bring a proposal for a cash-for-reforms deal to an emergency summit of euro zone leaders on Tuesday, a Greek official said./pbr clear="all"/
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:32:57 -0400 Aetna CEO addresses antitrust concerns over Humana deal
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/aetna-ceo-says-built-expectations-asset-sales-deal-135040216--finance.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/a2Dr64thhQYb.bResg8oEA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-07-06T195350Z_4_LYNXNPEB650LD_RTROPTP_2_COVENTRYHEALTH-AETNA.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange" align="left" title="A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange" border="0" //aBy Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aetna Inc#039;s chief executive said Monday he was confident any antitrust review of the health insurer#039;s proposed purchase of smaller rival Humana Inc would allow the deal to close in the second half of 2016. Mark Bertolini said Aetna had already prepared for possible divestitures to address overlaps with Humana#039;s business in the largest-ever U.S. health insurance deal. Aetna has not discussed the deal directly with the U.S. Department of Justice, but has consulted with regulatory experts, Bertolini told cable channel CNBC./pbr clear="all"/
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:20:25 -0400 Oil prices stabilize after massive sell-off
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/oil-prices-stabilize-massive-sell-off-002025810--finance.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/XwxF_skfS5ssryc9_Zr9xA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-07-07T002025Z_1006950001_LYNXNPEB66009_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-MARKETS-OIL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A flame shoots out of a chimney at a petro-industrial factory in Kawasaki near Tokyo" align="left" title="A flame shoots out of a chimney at a petro-industrial factory in Kawasaki near Tokyo" border="0" //aquot;Crude oil prices hit a two month low amid mounting concerns over economic stability in Europe and Asia. On the supply side, an increase in Iranian supply is expected to compete with Russian sales when the new supply hits the market,quot; ANZ bank said on Tuesday./pbr clear="all"/
 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:07:39 -0400 U.S. banks post detailed crisis plans to avoid breakup threat
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/u-banks-post-detailed-crisis-plans-avoid-breakup-200421591--sector.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/eTSjm8DxIN4129VN0a8FEg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-07-06T201136Z_2_LYNXNPEB6510Q_RTROPTP_2_USA-BUSINESS.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="The Bank of America building is shown in Los Angeles, California" align="left" title="The Bank of America building is shown in Los Angeles, California" border="0" //aAfter the 2007-09 financial crisis, the banks were required to submit so-called quot;living willsquot; each year to show how they would proceed through bankruptcy during a crisis without quietly relying on government support to avoid putting the entire financial system at risk. Last year there was no such joint determination because while the FDIC did use the term, the Fed did not./pbr clear="all"/

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