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 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:13:14 +0000 Runners Hit the Starting Line in Scranton to Help Children
SCRANTON — Runners hit the starting line to help kids Saturday night in Scranton. They laced up their sneakers for the Children’s Advocacy Center Moonlight 5K Run/Walk at Nay Aug Park. The event benefits kids who have experienced physical and sexual abuse and neglect. Folks with the CAC say they treated more than 1,400 kids […]
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:08:51 +0000 Officials Investigating Fire at Vacant Building
SCRANTON — Officials are investigating a fire at a vacant building in Scranton. Crews were called to the former lamination building on South Irving Avenue just after 5 p.m. on Saturday. Fire officials say the fire looks like it started in some grass and wind helped it spread to the building. No one was hurt. […]
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:48:30 +0000 WBS Penguins vs. Crunch: Game 2
The WBS Penguins took the ice with a 1-0 series lead, after winning game one, 5-1, over the Crunch. On Saturday night, they also took game two, winning 4-0.  Matt Murray was again in the net for the Pens, and had 27 saves, holding Syracuse scoreless. The Penguins play game 3 at Syracuse, on Wednesday.
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:18:24 +0000 Community Remembers 1966 Plane Crash
WAYNE COUNTY — Nearly 50 years after a plane crashed in Wayne County, people gathered to remember the teen who was killed that day and how it changed their village forever. Inside the firehouse in the village of Maplewood near Lake Ariel, Bobbie Coats Srinivasan is collecting memories of her brother, and the day he […]
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:19:04 +0000 Water Boil Advisory in Clinton County
CLINTON COUNTY — A boil water advisory has been put in effect in part of Clinton County. Appalachian Utilities says customers in Woolrich, Crestmont and Sagamore Hills need to boil their water before they use it because of repairs to a water main. The boil water advisory stands until further notice.
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:35:07 +0000 Folks Trying to Change Perception of Sherman Hills
WILKES-BARRE — Newswatch 16 found people celebrating their community in Wilkes-Barre. They there were trying to change the perception of the Sherman Hills Apartment Complex. There were games, crafts and activities for the whole family. You could even go for a hay ride! The party wrapped up around 5 p.m. on Saturday in Wilkes-Barre.
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:14:17 +0000 Free Bike Safety Fair and Helmet Giveaway at PNC Field
MOOSIC —  The Lackawanna County Commissioners hosted the third annual bike safety fair and helmet giveaway at PNC Field. It’s an event that helps keep kids safe for the summer in Lackawanna County. Three hundred helmets were given away to kids who went to the event and listened to a bike safety talk. Parents could […]
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:09:41 +0000 Folks Celebrated Spring Despite Chilly Temps
WILKES-BARRE — Saturday’s chilly temps didn’t keep folks from celebrating spring in Wilkes-Barre. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is taking place all weekend in Kirby Park. The cold temperatures have kept the trees from blooming, but the festival went on anyway. Kirby Park is filled with rides, food, vendors and music through Sunday in Wilkes-Barre.
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:39:07 +0000 Opening Day for Knoebels Amusement Park
RALPHO TOWNSHIP — Knoebels welcomed guests for the first time this season in Northumberland County. Folks with the resort officially cut the ribbon on its newest roller coaster, Impulse. The first ride was auctioned off for “Give Kids the World.”  An organization which helps children with life-threatening illnesses and their families visit theme parks. The […]
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:38:49 +0000 Scranton Preps for Milestone Birthday
SCRANTON — Folks in the Electric City kicked off a year long celebration Saturday that they hope will continue into the city’s 150th birthday and beyond. Earlier this week, the City of Scranton turned 149 years old. Next year, it will have a milestone birthday and people in the Electric City wanted to start the […]
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:28:40 +0000 Water Boil Advisory Lifted in Lycoming County
LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A water boil advisory has been lifted in Lycoming County. About 200 Williamsport Municipal Water Authority customers have had to boil their water since Thursday. A break in a 12-inch main caused the advisory. Water was turned back on the same day in Lycoming County. For more information, go to the water […]
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:27:39 +0000 Schuylkill County Home Destroyed by Fire
WEST PENN TOWNSHIP — A fire destroyed a home late Friday night in Schuylkill County. Video from Tamaquaarea.com shows massive flames shooting from the place in West Penn Township. Emergency dispatchers say fire crews were called to the home along Route 309 near Tamaqua around 11p.m. Neighbors believe the home was for sale and are […]
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:00:58 +0000 Bucks County Designer House and Gardens: Basement
The Bucks County Designer House and Gardens feature home has a basement that is truly unique.  Paul Epsom takes you into the basement, complete with custom-made bar and family game room.  Meet the designers who transformed the spaces.  
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:00:38 +0000 Bucks County Designer House Gardens: Second Floor
The Bucks Country Design House and Gardens is in its 40th year. This grand house is filled with gorgeous decorating ideas.  Jackie Lewandoski shows you the upstairs bedrooms and the introduces the designers responsible for the fabulous transformations.
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:00:38 +0000 Bucks County Designer House and Gardens: Kitchen Family Room
Get a tour of the Bucks Country Designer House and Gardens!  Meet Jean Upton, Chairman of the Event and learn how and why proceeds go to benefit the Doylestown Hospital and VIA.   Tour the Luxurious Kitchen, Dining Room and Family Room.
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:00:31 +0000 Bucks County Designer House and Gardens: Landscaping
The Buck’s County Designer House and Gardens features a lavish Mediterranean style home with fantastic outdoor terraces, balconies and grand landscapes.  Paul Epsom meets the landscape and outdoor living designers.
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:00:01 +0000 Bucks County Designer House and Gardens: Master Suite
The Bucks County Designer House and Gardens has a master bedroom suite fit for a king and queen.  You’ll get a sneak peek at this wing of the house and talk to the decorator responsible for the transformation.
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:09:37 +0000 In Your Neighborhood
Rock and Roll Do-Wop Extravanganza Enjoy the amazing evening of 50’s & 60’s music at the “Rock and Roll Do-Wop Extravaganza.”  It’s held at the Dallas Performing Art Center, on Conyngham Ave. in Dallas on Saturday, May 9 starting at 7 p.m.  It’s an evening of music & dance with four bands.  The event benefits […]
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:01:51 +0000 UPDATE: Three Shot, One Dead in Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport swarmed a bar early Saturday morning after reports of a shooting. Now, investigators say one victim is dead and two others are hurt. Just a short time ago, about two dozen friends and family members gathered at the scene on Fifth Avenue in Williamsport to remember the man who was […]
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:42:14 +0000 Brush Fire Scorches Almost 100 Acres in Luzerne County
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — Crews were on the scene of a brush fire Friday afternoon in Luzerne County. About 100 acres were scorched on the mountain side near Plymouth. There are not a lot of homes or businesses near the area that burned. The deputy fire chief said the crews were afraid the fire would spread […]

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 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:38:17 -0400 Nepal earthquake: Live Report
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/nepal-earthquake-live-report-011920453.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Xy6bevVLjlESQsZkK2H9BQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-DEL-Del6409483-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Photograph taken on April 25, 2015, shows a cloud of snow and debris triggered by an earthquake flies towards Everest Base Camp, moments ahead of flattening part of the camp" align="left" title="Photograph taken on April 25, 2015, shows a cloud of snow and debris triggered by an earthquake flies towards Everest Base Camp, moments ahead of flattening part of the camp" border="0" //aHong Kong (AFP) - 05:35 GMT - First pictures - AFP photographer Roberto Schmidt, who was on assignment at base camp on Everest when the quake struck, has sent back his first pictures from the scene showing a terrifying cloud of snow and debris roaring towards the camp, flattened tents, and the injured being helped by fellow climbers/pbr clear="all"/
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:38:08 -0400 Grizzlies hold off a late Trail Blazers rally to go up 3-0
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/grizzlies-hold-off-trail-blazers-rally-3-0-053808967--spt.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/YiZK9Ken2FZU3MP4z0j3Gw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3B4b2ZmPTUwO3B5b2ZmPTA7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/2cac1053abddbb12740f6a706700a75d.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, dribbles against Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)" align="left" title="Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, dribbles against Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)" border="0" //aPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marc Gasol had 25 points and the Memphis Grizzlies took a 3-0 lead in their playoff series over the Trail Blazers by withstanding a late Portland rally for a 115-109 victory on Saturday night./pbr clear="all"/
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:34:21 -0400 Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/klitschko-outpoints-jennings-defend-heavyweight-titles-041457249.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/9wXN6RtxaHdnViojjTmLGQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/47fae13eabdcbb12740f6a7067006318.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Wladimir Klitschko, left, of Ukraine, fights Bryant Jennings during the second round a boxing match Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)" align="left" title="Wladimir Klitschko, left, of Ukraine, fights Bryant Jennings during the second round a boxing match Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)" border="0" //aNEW YORK (AP) — The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev./pbr clear="all"/
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:32:41 -0400 Players from politics, Hollywood mix it up at 'Nerd Prom'
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/players-politics-hollywood-mix-nerd-prom-014126479.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/kIlkBWgzEwsU_QRyaqCiSQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/7763c3f1ac3cbd12740f6a70670096aa.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Tea Leoni, left, and Madeleine Albright attend the 2015 White House Correspondents#039; Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)" align="left" title="Tea Leoni, left, and Madeleine Albright attend the 2015 White House Correspondents#039; Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)" border="0" //aWASHINGTON (AP) — Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm Saturday as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national quot;Nerd Prom.quot;/pbr clear="all"/
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:30:47 -0400 Seventeen bodies found at Everest base camp, injured rescued by helicopter
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Seventeen bodies have been recovered at the base camp on Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers are stranded after an earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on the world's highest peak, a mountaineering official said. The first injured were helicoptered out in the morning, Romanian climber Alex Gavan tweeted from base camp. U.S. climber John Reiter said dozens of people had suffered critical injuries, many of them with head injuries. Seventeen bodies were recovered after part of Everest base camp was engulfed by the snowslide, Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told Reuters.

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 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:06:24 -0400 Ferdinand Piech resigns, ending an era at Volkswagen
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/volkswagen-chairman-piech-resigns-amid-leadership-crisis-155221464--finance.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0XVxtE6ySW.LxU6YcdyrAw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-04-25T155221Z_1_LYNXMPEB3O0BC_RTROPTP_2_GERMANY.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Piech, chairman of the board of German carmaker Volkswagen, carries his documents as he arrives at the 51th annual shareholders meeting in Hamburg." align="left" title="Piech, chairman of the board of German carmaker Volkswagen, carries his documents as he arrives at the 51th annual shareholders meeting in Hamburg." border="0" //aBy Jan Schwartz and Georgina Prodhan HAMBURG/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ferdinand Piech, a towering figure at Volkswagen for more than two decades, resigned as its chairman on Saturday after losing a showdown he had provoked with Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, ending an era at the iconic German carmaker. Piech, the 78-year-old grandson of the inventor of the Volkswagen Beetle Ferdinand Porsche, had previously seen off other executives who crossed him, including his own hand-picked successor as CEO, Bernd Pischetsrieder. quot;The members of the steering committee came to a consensus that, in the light of the past weeks, the mutual trust necessary for successful cooperation was no longer there,quot; the six-member panel said in a statement after another meeting on Saturday. The steering committee was and is conscious of its responsibility to Volkswagen and its many thousand staff.quot; Two sources with knowledge of the matter said Piech had resigned without forcing a vote of the committee at its second crisis gathering in 10 days./pbr clear="all"/
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:04:11 -0400 Abercrombie Fitch to ditch 'sexualized marketing': Washington Post
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/abercrombie-fitch-ditch-sexualized-marketing-washington-post-190411823--finance.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/SrfZAnr4ni3TnCghT_fqHw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-04-25T190411Z_1006950001_LYNXMPEB3O0EJ_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-RETAIL-ABERCROMBIE-MARKETING.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="People walk by an Abercrombie amp; Fitch Co store in Pasadena" align="left" title="People walk by an Abercrombie amp; Fitch Co store in Pasadena" border="0" //aRetail clothing chain Abercrombie amp; Fitch will end by July its quot;sexualized marketing,quot; after years of blanketing its web sites, store windows and shopping bags with photos of half-naked men, according to the Washington Post. It will also stop using shirtless models or lifeguards at events and store openings for both the Abercrombie amp; Fitch and the Hollister brands, the newspaper reported late Friday, citing an announcement. Abercrombie amp; Fitch had come under fire in recent years for its strict dress code and sexualized marketing, and has been in a Supreme Court case for denying a Muslim woman a job because of her head scarf. The changes come as the company faces slumping sales, as teens increasingly move away from the brand, according to the Washington Post./pbr clear="all"/
 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:41:07 -0400 Deutsche faces tough task paring back retail, investment banking
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/deutsche-faces-tough-task-paring-back-retail-investment-154107778--sector.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/gfoEDSUZ0GNg1gJkHZoZ_A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-04-25T154107Z_1006950001_LYNXMPEB3O0B5_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-DEUTSCHEBANK-RESTRUCTURING.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A Deutche Post sign stands in front of the Bonn Post Tower in Bonn" align="left" title="A Deutche Post sign stands in front of the Bonn Post Tower in Bonn" border="0" //aDeutsche Bank faces a long and costly battle, analysts say, to sell Postbank and pare investment banking, the new strategic goals it outlined late on Friday. Deutsche will face an especially difficult challenge in selling off Postbank without having to post losses. “We#039;re worried about jobs at Postbank,” Carsten Schneider, finance expert and deputy SPD parliamentary floor leader, told Reuters. Deutsche Bank has a social-political responsibility here that extends beyond its economic interests.” Postbank could fetch close to 3.6 billion euros ($3.9 billion) if it sells for a multiple of 0.8 times a book value of 4.5 billion euros, according to analysts#039; calculations./pbr clear="all"/
 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:23:37 -0400 Cuts to pay and perks trigger flight from China's state banks
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/cuts-pay-perks-trigger-flight-chinas-state-banks-042337812--sector.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/2j5qlmhtQBLg8TKwPHgS7w--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-04-26T042337Z_1006950001_LYNXMPEB3P018_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-CHINA-BANKS-PAY.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="File photo of security guards standing outside a branch of the Bank of Communications located in central Beijing" align="left" title="File photo of security guards standing outside a branch of the Bank of Communications located in central Beijing" border="0" //aBy Engen Tham and Lawrence White SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bankers at China#039;s top state lenders are quitting in increasing numbers because of cuts to their pay and perks, and moving to a new breed of financial firms such as leasing companies, trusts and online platforms, bankers and headhunters say. As part of an austerity, anti-graft drive, Beijing last year dictated pay cuts of up to a half for senior-level state bankers./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:17 -0400 Comcast drops Time Warner Cable bid after antitrust pressure
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/comcast-looking-drop-time-warner-cable-merger-source-002219220.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/YzRUBhy9fJlVZUK9X7UTMQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-04-24T192957Z_5_LYNXMPEB3M0YQ_RTROPTP_2_COMCAST-TIMEWARNERCABLE.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York" align="left" title="Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York" border="0" //aComcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market. The collapse of the deal opens the door for other possible offers for Time Warner Cable, but also casts heightened regulatory risk on merger activity in the U.S. cable industry, which has been rapidly consolidating in the face of competition from satellite TV and Web-based services. Comcast had argued the merger would bring faster service and better video services to more Americans. Charter Communications Inc lost out on a bid for Time Warner Cable last year, and Charter#039;s controlling shareholder, Liberty Media Corp, had since indicated continuing interest./pbr clear="all"/

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