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 Wed, 04 May 2016 08:51:13 +0000 Thieves Holdup Sunoco
SCRANTON — Police in Scranton are looking for a pair of bandits after a hold-up at a gas station. A neighbor said he saw two men jump the counter at Sunoco on South Main Avenue around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Authorities told Newswatch 16 at least one of the thieves had a weapon but didn’t […]
 Wed, 04 May 2016 08:18:39 +0000 Decorum Do’s & Don’ts
Have good manners disappeared?  According to a new survey conducted by the University of Chicago, many Americans say yes!  Seven out of ten believe manners have gone down hill.  That includes decorum involving people in public places.  The research showed that three out of ten Americans admit to cursing in public and half of all young people think […]
 Wed, 04 May 2016 03:17:49 +0000 Woman ‘miraculously’ regains sight 21 years after crash – thanks to another accident
Twenty-one years after a bad car accident took her vision, Mary Ann Franco got it back – thanks to another accident. This was her expression when she saw her grandchildren for the first time. (WPBF) OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – After a car accident injured her spine in 1995, Mary Ann Franco lost her vision. But after […]
 Wed, 04 May 2016 03:02:01 +0000 Wyoming Valley West vs Coughlin Track
Coughlin took on Wyoming Valley West in Wyoming Valley Conference Track and Field action.  Coughlin won on both the boys and girls side….
 Wed, 04 May 2016 02:32:29 +0000 Beaver Brook Residents Get Reprieve; Water Stays on Despite Unpaid Bill
HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A community in Luzerne County is on the verge of having its water shut off, but residents of Beaver Brook got a reprieve Tuesday afternoon, despite owing thousands for an unpaid bill. Promising words were exchanged between the Kline Township Municipal Authority and the president of the Beaver Brook Association. “Hopefully, this […]
 Wed, 04 May 2016 02:18:06 +0000 Woman Sent to Hospital After Rollover in Lackawanna County
OLYPHANT — A woman was taken to the hospital after her car rolled over in Lackawanna County. Police say the driver hit a parked car along East Lackawanna Avenue in Olyphant around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Her car rolled onto its roof. The driver was taken to Geisinger CMC in Scranton. Her injuries are not believed […]
 Wed, 04 May 2016 01:57:55 +0000 Rain, Rain, Keep the Gypsy Moths Away!
HANOVER TOWNSHIP — It’s been a rainy start to the month of May and while that may be bad news for some, forestry officials say it’s good news for folks dealing with gypsy moths. Experts say the rain can slow the growth of the pesky creatures and help germinate spores of a disease-causing fungus that […]
 Tue, 03 May 2016 23:48:15 +0000 Taste Test: Chilinut M&M’s
To piggyback on the presidential election season, the makers of M&M’s have released new flavors: coffee nut, honey nut, and chilinut. People can vote for their favorite flavor. We asked some people in Schuylkill County to try the chilinut flavor in this week’s Taste Test.
 Tue, 03 May 2016 23:17:49 +0000 Recall grows to 42 brands of frozen fruits, veggies amid listeria concerns
PASCO, Wash. – CRF Frozen Foods announced Tuesday that it’s expanding a voluntary recall of frozen organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables because of possible health risks. The company issued the recall in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because the products might be contaminated […]
 Tue, 03 May 2016 22:52:52 +0000 Pittston Area softball reax
Pittston Area played it’s best game of the season in a 5-0 win over Nanticoke.  The Lady Patriots softball team has been waiting for seven solid innings all season.
 Tue, 03 May 2016 22:51:42 +0000 WBS Penguins Prepare for Hershey in Calder Cup Playoffs
It’s been ten long days since the Penguins swept the Bruins. At least they’re well-rested. “We got to heal, sort of lick our wounds and get some rest,” Penguins head coach Clark Donatelli said. “And then we went pretty hard. So I think we’re well-prepared. We’re ready to go. Our guys are excited they’re fresh.” […]
 Tue, 03 May 2016 22:25:33 +0000 Talkback 16: Raising the Speed Limit
The increased speed limit on Pennsylvania interstates and the turnpike is the focus of this edition of Talkback 16. Not one person called in to say it was a good idea.
 Tue, 03 May 2016 22:05:14 +0000 New Speed Limit, Same Rules
LUZERNE COUNTY — State police are enforcing a new speed limit across most of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  On all of the northeast extension of the turnpike (I-476) from Luzerne County to Carbon County, the new 70 miles per hour signs were posted by noon on Tuesday. Some drivers who see the new 70 mph speed […]
 Tue, 03 May 2016 21:53:53 +0000 Stopping Wrong-Way Drivers
LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Could a system that detects wrong-way drivers now being used in Rhode Island be put into use in our area? The New England state is one of the few across the country that has installed a wrong-way driving detection system. After all the recent crashes in our area involving wrong-way drivers, Newswatch […]
 Tue, 03 May 2016 21:50:26 +0000 Ted Cruz Drops White House Bid; Donald Trump Presumptive GOP Nominee
(CNN) — Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee following a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the decision by Ted Cruz to drop out of the race. Though Trump has not formally secured the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination — and likely won’t until June — there is no […]
 Tue, 03 May 2016 21:19:33 +0000 Maplewood Cemetery in Need of Friends
CARBONDALE — Caretakers for a cemetery in Carbondale say they need help. The city’s founders are buried at Maplewood Cemetery, but as it gets older, it’s getting harder and harder to maintain. Maplewood Cemetery is plagued with several problems, some relating to its age. The earliest graves are from the 1830s and many of the […]
 Tue, 03 May 2016 21:05:37 +0000 Flower Shop Prepares for Mother’s Day
DANVILLE — Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, and many flower shops are already starting to see the orders roll in. The staff at Scott’s Floral in Danville is making extra flower arrangements and answering more phone calls than usual. They are gearing up for Mother’s Day. “This is definitely the busiest weekend of […]
 Tue, 03 May 2016 21:01:16 +0000 Deadly Crash in Lycoming County
Coroner called to crash near Hughesville @WNEP pic.twitter.com/30nUR3Xxho — Kristina Papa (@_KristinaPapa) May 3, 2016 PENN TOWNSHIP — One man is dead following a crash in Lycoming County. According to state police, James Artley, 75, of Muncy Valley lost control of his pickup truck on a curve and hit a tree along Beaver Lake Road […]
 Tue, 03 May 2016 20:55:51 +0000 Plymouth Township Leaves State Distressed Status
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — Just 12 years ago, Plymouth Township could barely make payroll or fix roads because it was swimming in debt, but the state signed a declaration Tuesday, ending the Luzerne County community’s distressed status. “It’s a dreary day outside. It’s gray and rainy, but it’s not for Plymouth Township,” said township supervisor Gale […]
 Tue, 03 May 2016 20:55:37 +0000 Airline Finds Unique Way to Get Passengers to Applaud Crying Babies
Babies crying on an airplane never sounded so good. Passengers on a recent JetBlue flight were awarded a free round-trip flight thanks to four crying baby travelers. “People smile at babies everywhere, except on planes,” said Elizabeth Windram, JetBlue’s director brand management and advertising (and a mother of a toddler). “For Mother’s Day, we wanted […]

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 Wed, 04 May 2016 05:15:19 -0400 Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million
LONDON (AP) — A London auctioneer says a diamond the size of a tennis ball that is the largest discovered in more than a century could sell for more than $70 million.
 Wed, 04 May 2016 05:13:49 -0400 U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/u-gathers-allies-next-steps-islamic-state-fight-091349001.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/T857vy8_xWKOvgSbC5OsSQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-04T091349Z_1_LYNXNPEC430FR_RTROPTP_2_MIDEAST-CRISIS-USA.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A F/A-18E/F Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VFA-211) lands on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in the Gulf" align="left" title="A F/A-18E/F Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VFA-211) lands on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in the Gulf" border="0" //aBy Phil Stewart STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Islamic State, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the defense ministers that despite recent gains quot;this fight is far from overquot;. quot;That point was brought into stark relief by yesterday#039;s attack on Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq, which unfortunately claimed the life of an American service member,quot; Carter said, speaking at the start of talks at the U.S. military#039;s European Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 04 May 2016 05:09:43 -0400 Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/trump-clinton-certain-face-off-fall-campaign-071257637--election.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/bK4cnO0jn2gekGIHKZ3TCA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/a249b5db56ec416ab348ab83044d0276.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)" align="left" title="Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)" border="0" //aINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 04 May 2016 05:06:06 -0400 Spain: Strike keeps El Mundo newspaper off streets
MADRID (AP) — Spain's second-largest newspaper, El Mundo, has not appeared in news kiosks owing to a strike over planned layoffs. It is the first time the newspaper's publication has been hit by a stoppage since its foundation in 1989.
 Wed, 04 May 2016 05:03:02 -0400 Global stocks lower on growth concern
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/asian-stocks-fall-2nd-day-052814840.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/dyBK1nHdKIau3Q3AmLGF7Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://globalfinance.zenfs.com/images/US_AHTTP_AP_HEADLINES_BUSINESS/38ca8cafec5c46f3b39b21463ed2a9d2_original.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Global stocks lower on growth concern" align="left" title="Global stocks lower on growth concern" border="0" //aBEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after weaker Chinese manufacturing and a cut in Europe#039;s growth outlook fueled fears about the global economy./pbr clear="all"/

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 Wed, 04 May 2016 04:44:14 -0400 World stocks in retreat for second day on growth worries
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/global-shares-lose-bonds-deflation-danger-dominates-004915649--business.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/NZqrTovIDK9w._1SkxzIwA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-04T084414Z_1_LYNXNPEC430EO_RTROPTP_2_MARKETS-EUROPE-STOCKS.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt" align="left" title="Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt" border="0" //aBy Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks fell for the second straight day on Wednesday and metals prices declined, pressured by signs of a renewed and prolonged global growth downturn. quot;The deflationary pressures remain and it#039;s hard to see markets making much headway at the moment,quot; said Richard Griffiths, associate director at Berkeley Futures. MSCI#039;s index of world stocks was down a quarter of a percent to 2-1/2 week lows after falling 1 percent on Tuesday for its biggest one-day fall in a month ./pbr clear="all"/
 Tue, 03 May 2016 18:24:58 -0400 Takata to announce recall of 35 million-40 million U.S. air bag inflators: sources
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/takata-announce-recall-35-40-million-u-air-214919275--finance.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/WcjuX.9a65JRpSqF0o.qJw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-03T220231Z_2_LYNXNPEC421DN_RTROPTP_2_AUTOS-TAKATA.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="File photo of the logo of Takata Corp in Tokyo" align="left" title="File photo of the logo of Takata Corp in Tokyo" border="0" //aBy David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that it is recalling 35 million to 40 million additional inflators in U.S. vehicles, three sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The expanded recall will be phased in over several years and more than double what is already the largest and most complex auto safety recall in U.S. history. The new recall will cover all frontal air bag inflators without a drying agent, sources briefed on the matter said./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 04 May 2016 00:07:35 -0400 U.S. oil industry bankruptcy wave nears size of telecom bust
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/u-oil-industry-bankruptcy-wave-nears-size-telecom-040735389--finance.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0zltjOqHtRaWTkjbPVxIPg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-04T040735Z_1006950001_LYNXNPEC43055_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-USA-SHALE-TELECOMS.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Dead sunflowers stand in a field near dormant oil drilling rigs which have been stacked in Dickinson, North Dakota" align="left" title="Dead sunflowers stand in a field near dormant oil drilling rigs which have been stacked in Dickinson, North Dakota" border="0" //aBy Ernest Scheyder and Terry Wade HOUSTON (Reuters) - The rout in crude prices is snowballing into one of the biggest avalanches in the history of corporate America, with 59 oil and gas companies now bankrupt after this week#039;s filings for creditor protection by Midstates Petroleum and Ultra Petroleum . Charles Gibbs, a restructuring partner at Akin Gump in Texas, said the U.S. oil industry is not even halfway through its wave of bankruptcies. Some oil producers appear to be holding on, hoping the price of crude stabilizes at a higher level./pbr clear="all"/
 Tue, 03 May 2016 18:30:02 -0400 Seven big banks settle U.S. rate-rigging lawsuit for $324 million
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/seven-big-banks-settle-u-rate-rigging-lawsuit-214515173--sector.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/XIVxNI_iDTN6Lpt1D5ra_Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-03T221754Z_1006950003_LYNXNPEC421DB_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-UK-BANKS-RIGGING-SETTLEMENT.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="The Bank of America logo is seen at their offices at Canary Wharf financial district in London" align="left" title="The Bank of America logo is seen at their offices at Canary Wharf financial district in London" border="0" //aNEW YORK (Reuters) - Seven of the world#039;s biggest banks have agreed to pay $324 million to settle a private U.S. lawsuit accusing them of rigging an interest rate benchmark used in the $553 trillion derivatives market./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 04 May 2016 01:06:41 -0400 Exclusive: Target gets tough with vendors to speed up supply chain
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-target-gets-tough-vendors-speed-supply-chain-050201054--finance.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/l0Sx.kAbIDwnw_fYiwkI8g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-04T050641Z_1006950002_LYNXNPEC43066_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-TARGET-SUPPLIERS-EXCLUSIVE.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="File photo of employees working at a Target store at St. Albert" align="left" title="File photo of employees working at a Target store at St. Albert" border="0" //aBy Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne CHICAGO (Reuters) - Discount retailer Target Corp is cracking down on suppliers as part of a multi-billion dollar overhaul to speed up its supply chain and better compete with rivals including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Amazon.com Inc . The sixth-largest U.S. retailer by sales plans to tighten deadlines for deliveries to its warehouses, hike fines for late deliveries, and could institute penalties of up to $10,000 for inaccuracies in product information, according to a letter sent to suppliers and obtained by Reuters and an interview with Target#039;s chief operating officer John Mulligan. The moves, effective May 30, are the first major steps Target has taken since Mulligan was appointed as COO late in 2015 to fix supply problems that emerged after it expanded product offerings, including fresh food, several years ago./pbr clear="all"/

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