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 Tue, 31 May 2016 23:19:18 +0000 Stretch of Turnpike to Close Overnight for Roadwork
PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has a travel advisory for drivers who travel the northeast extension of the turnpike. A 10-mile stretch of the southbound northeast extension in Luzerne County between the Wyoming Valley exit and Pocono exit will be completely closed Wednesday from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Crews are repairing a […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 22:57:35 +0000 General Mills issues massive flour recall over possible E. coli link
NEW YORK — General Mills is recalling roughly 10 million pounds of its flour after investigators found a possible link between the product and an E. coli outbreak in 20 states. The recall includes several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour that were sold at Safeway, Albertsons and other supermarkets. According to General […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 22:31:39 +0000 Talkback 16: Teen Stabbed to Death, More Locations for ‘Cops’ to Film
Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the deadly fight between two teens in Scranton, a TV show filming in our area, President Obama’s trip to Asia, and providing too much information.
 Tue, 31 May 2016 22:23:16 +0000 Busy Year for Students at Career and Tech Center
DIMOCK TOWNSHIP — It has been one busy year for students at a career and technology center in Susquehanna County. From benches to cars to homes, the students are learning some important lessons. Just a few benches are left to ship over to the courthouse in Susquehanna County. The benches are a donation from the […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 22:20:45 +0000 President of Penn State Visits Central Columbia High School
SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — The president of Penn State University toured Central Columbia High School to get a look at a program that could help his future students save money and time. The program is helping students pick a career pathway before they pick a college. At 16, Abby Yoder already has an idea of what kind […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 22:14:08 +0000 Wyoming Hose Company Says It’s ‘back and better than ever,’ But Maybe Not
WYOMING —  Many people are excited to hear the Wyoming Hose Company #1 may be running again. On Memorial Day, officials from the company posted on its Facebook page a new fire engine. It wrote that the hose company is, “now back and better than ever.” “They’re not back yet, as far as being actively […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 22:11:17 +0000 Facebook Feud, Dispute Over Man Led to Deadly Stabbing
SCRANTON — We are learning more about both the suspect and victim in a deadly stabbing in Scranton. The violence appears to have been fueled by a Facebook fight over a guy. An 18-year-old mother is dead and a 16-year-old high school sophomore will most likely be charged with homicide. That 16-year-old sophomore, Cathleen Boyer, […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 22:08:21 +0000 WWWA event in Carbondale
The World Wide Wrestling Alliance makes an appearance at the Grand Hotel in Carbondale Saturday Night at 7:30.  General Admission tickets are just $12, with Ringside seats for $15.  WWWA Owner/President Dino Samma brought in a couple of foes who will spice up matters Saturday in the ‘Pioneer City.’
 Tue, 31 May 2016 21:49:15 +0000 Police: Employees Stole Cash, Bought Lottery Tickets
POTTSVILLE — Employees of an Agway store in Schuylkill County are accused of ringing up fake purchases in the amount of $175,000, but investigators also believe they used that stolen money on various things — including playing the Pennsylvania lottery and winning. Court paper work says the owner actually captured footage of four employees, all […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 21:20:44 +0000 No Crime in Hazleton When ‘Cops’ Around
HAZLETON — The TV show “Cops” may be the cure for crime in Hazleton because it seems since the show’s cameras started following the city’s police, crime has come to a halt. Yet there is still some concern about the show’s presence in the city with a special council meeting planned for Tuesday night. In the […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 21:20:07 +0000 Manufacturing Company Bringing Jobs to Luzerne County
WRIGHT TOWNSHIP — A manufacturing company will create new jobs for Luzerne County. The governor’s office announced Tuesday that LOOK Trailers, a trailer manufacturing company, will set up a new facility in the Mountain Top area and create 65 new, full-time jobs. The company will invest at least $2.3 million at an existing 84,339-square-foot building […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 21:05:24 +0000 Suscon Road Sewer Project Too Expensive?
PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Work is underway to give a community in Luzerne County its first sewer line, but is the multi-million dollar project too expensive for homeowners to afford? Roughly 100 homeowners on Suscon Road have to cough up about a third of the $3.5 million price tag for the new sewer system. Pittston Township […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 21:05:01 +0000 Ambulance Catches Fire on I-81
SWATARA TOWNSHIP — A Pine Grove Community Ambulance caught fire along Interstate 81 in Lebanon County Tuesday afternoon. The fire stopped traffic in the southbound lanes on I-81 around 1 p.m. between the Interstate 78 split and Annville exits. At the time of the fire, the ambulance was transporting a patient to Hershey Medical Center. […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 21:01:09 +0000 Honesdale Baby’s Death Ruled Accidental
HONESDALE — The 4-week-old baby who died Monday was smothered by a sleeping adult, according to the Wayne County coroner. The death has been ruled accidental. The death may be another reminder of the dangers of parents sleeping with infants. A recent study of infant deaths by the American Association of Pediatrics found that almost […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 20:40:08 +0000 New Affordable Housing for Seniors in Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT — We first told you last year about plans for a $6.4 million affordable senior living facility in Williamsport. The apartment complex was built in response to the rise in housing costs because of the natural gas industry. John and Connie Shaible have made the move out of their family home in Williamsport and […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 20:39:41 +0000 Glenn Beck Suspended Over Trump Conversation SiriusXM ‘Will Not Condone’
NEW YORK — Glenn Beck’s syndicated radio show will be off SiriusXM for the rest of the week after a guest was accused of hinting that Donald Trump, if elected president, could be assassinated. SiriusXM announced Tuesday that “The Glenn Beck Program” will be suspended from the Patriot Channel “for the coming week,” and that […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 18:53:24 +0000 Man Nabbed in Lycoming County After Rash of Robberies
MUNCY — A man from Lycoming County is under arrest after string of weekend robberies. Police say Gerald Thompson, 44, of Muncy robbed the Smokers Express in Muncy on Friday evening. He used a knife and demanded money from the cashier. On Saturday evening, police say Thompson demanded money and threatened a woman sitting in […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 18:47:15 +0000 Massive Alligator Swaggers Across Florida Golf Course
PALMETTO, Fla. – Alligators make their way across golf courses in Florida all the time. But one gator caught the attention of a group of golfers over the weekend. Charles Helms shot video of the gator walking across Buffalo Creek Golf Course as the golfers watched and admired at how huge it was. “That is […]
 Tue, 31 May 2016 18:39:32 +0000 Fire at Plant in Ransom Township Drives Out Workers
RANSOM TOWNSHIP — A fire in a ventilation system cleared out a plant in Lackawanna County Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 12:30 p.m. at Cascade Tissue on Main Street in Ransom Township. Workers said smoke from the fire in a ventilation system forced them out. There is no word on a cause of the fire.
 Tue, 31 May 2016 18:28:30 +0000 Three Hurt in Carbondale Crash
CARBONDALE — Three people were hurt when two vehicles crashed in Lackawanna County Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 1 p.m. on Fallbrook Street in Carbondale. Police say the driver of an SUV rear-ended a car in an area where Fallbrook Street is being paved. Three people involved in the crash were taken from the scene […]

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 Tue, 31 May 2016 19:06:17 -0400 Aerial surveys document ocean debris around Hawaii
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/aerial-surveys-document-ocean-debris-around-hawaii-210412920.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/dCZ5.UYc4SxVpttyjFquSg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/8cfae0e189ac7d1b9a0f6a706700026a.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="In this May 5, 2016 image provided by the state of Hawaii, ocean debris accumulates in Kahuku, Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu. State officials say a study of the eight main Hawaiian Islands shows that ocean debris regularly accumulates around the archipelago, and that most of it is not linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The aerial survey shows that much of the debris that accumulates on the shores of Hawaii is from fishing gear and plastics discarded locally. (Dan Dennison/Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)" align="left" title="In this May 5, 2016 image provided by the state of Hawaii, ocean debris accumulates in Kahuku, Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu. State officials say a study of the eight main Hawaiian Islands shows that ocean debris regularly accumulates around the archipelago, and that most of it is not linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The aerial survey shows that much of the debris that accumulates on the shores of Hawaii is from fishing gear and plastics discarded locally. (Dan Dennison/Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)" border="0" //aHONOLULU (AP) — A study of the eight main Hawaiian Islands shows that ocean debris regularly accumulates around the archipelago, and that most of it is not linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, state officials said Tuesday./pbr clear="all"/
 Tue, 31 May 2016 19:05:19 -0400 Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awareness
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/jersey-woman-makes-80-mile-trek-mental-health-173728561.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/mFDuu4ME358wG5Ms34DRUg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/6604fe97f9ce4376b887ceb5dfca6fdd.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="As a truck belches smoke, Greta Schwartz, of Seaville, N.J., pulls a casket as she walks along route 206, from southern New Jersey to Trenton Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Tabernacle, N.J. Schwartz, who got the idea for the walk after attending a discussion on mental health, addiction and suicide from former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy last year, hopes to arrive at the Statehouse on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)" align="left" title="As a truck belches smoke, Greta Schwartz, of Seaville, N.J., pulls a casket as she walks along route 206, from southern New Jersey to Trenton Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Tabernacle, N.J. Schwartz, who got the idea for the walk after attending a discussion on mental health, addiction and suicide from former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy last year, hopes to arrive at the Statehouse on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)" border="0" //aTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state Capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction./pbr clear="all"/
 Tue, 31 May 2016 19:05:15 -0400 Combative Trump says he raised $5.6 million for vets, bashes media
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/trump-says-nearly-6-million-raised-veterans-paid-152010326.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/JhWBsC92rOM573nuqbCNQg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-31T164637Z_1_LYNXNPEC4U11Z_RTROPTP_2_USA-ELECTION-TRUMP.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a list of veterans groups he says he has donated to during a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York" align="left" title="U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a list of veterans groups he says he has donated to during a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York" border="0" //aBy Emily Flitter and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday detailed $5.6 million in contributions he raised for military veterans, and staged a fiery news conference where he attacked reporters for questioning him for months about the money. Appearing at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the billionaire accused the media of failing to give him credit for raising the funds at an event in January in Iowa./pbr clear="all"/
 Tue, 31 May 2016 19:02:26 -0400 Big Trump checks to vets groups sent on day of media report
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/trump-detail-fundraising-veterans-charities-133611568--election.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/UevFyOpLtblcKD.GD.OQ1Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/5a240c8379b84c5b98d9b4725d7b65eb.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)" align="left" title="Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)" border="0" //aNEW YORK (AP) — More than a dozen big checks flowed out of New York last week, bound for veterans#039; charities from Donald Trump. On Tuesday, he announced he had made good on his promise of last January to give the groups millions of dollars from a highly publicized fundraiser./pbr clear="all"/
 Tue, 31 May 2016 19:01:54 -0400 2 die in capsizing at Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A father and son on an Alaska fishing trip died Monday when their boat overturned in Glacier Bay National Park.

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 Tue, 31 May 2016 18:41:02 -0400 Shari Redstone says she does not want to manage Viacom
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/shari-redstone-says-she-does-not-want-manage-220024130--sector.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/3w3.eXWNGpQ7ZjSnEx83Tw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-31T220024Z_1_LYNXNPEC4U1C8_RTROPTP_2_VIACOM-REDSTONE.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Sumner Redstone#039;s daughter Shari Redstone leaves a downtown courthouse with her lawyer in Los Angeles" align="left" title="Sumner Redstone#039;s daughter Shari Redstone leaves a downtown courthouse with her lawyer in Los Angeles" border="0" //aShari Redstone, vice chair of Viacom Inc and the daughter of controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone, said on Tuesday she has no desire to manage the media conglomerate or to chair its board. The statement from Shari Redstone was a response to a letter on Monday in which Viacom#039;s six independent directors vowed to fight any attempt to oust them from the board. In a statement from her spokeswoman, Shari Redstone said she wants quot;strong, independent directorsquot; for Viacom, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures./pbr clear="all"/
 Tue, 31 May 2016 18:52:11 -0400 U.S. court rules $24.9 billion Dell buyout underpriced by 22 percent
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/court-rules-fair-value-dell-buyout-17-62-132949427--finance.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Y33Hq8PavVFIK94Cfg0tnQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-31T225211Z_1006950004_LYNXNPEC4U0SX_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-DELL-BUYOUT-LAWSUIT.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="File photo of Dell headquarters in Cyberjaya" align="left" title="File photo of Dell headquarters in Cyberjaya" border="0" //aMichael Dell and Silver Lake Partners underpriced their 2013 $24.9 billion buyout of Dell Inc [DI.UL] by about 22 percent and may have to pay tens of millions to investors who opposed the deal for the computer maker, a Delaware judge ruled on Tuesday. The ruling, which applies to about 5.5 million Dell shares, is a victory for the specialized hedge funds that have increasingly tried to squeeze more money from mergers using a type of lawsuit known as appraisal. The lawsuits allow investors who oppose a deal, such as the bitterly contested Dell buyout, to sue and ask a Delaware judge to determine a fair deal price./pbr clear="all"/
 Tue, 31 May 2016 12:20:39 -0400 U.S. consumer spending increase strongest in over six years
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/u-consumer-spending-posts-biggest-gain-more-six-123730234--business.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/g8leUAOpCmUExrCsERping--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-31T123730Z_1_LYNXNPEC4U0QE_RTROPTP_2_WALMART.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A woman and child shop at Walmart to Go convenience store in Bentonville" align="left" title="A woman and child shop at Walmart to Go convenience store in Bentonville" border="0" //aU.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April as households stepped up purchases of automobiles, suggesting an acceleration in economic growth that could persuade the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates soon. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday an interest rate hike would probably be appropriate in the quot;coming months,quot; if the economy continued to pick up and the labor market added jobs./pbr clear="all"/
 Tue, 31 May 2016 18:48:59 -0400 Viacom CEO, board face tough fight against Redstone: experts
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/viacom-ceo-board-face-tough-fight-against-redstone-224859630--finance.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/ooE8V6MZCyuKCP98Czl8aA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-31T224859Z_1_LYNXNPEC4U1DB_RTROPTP_2_VIACOM-REDSTONE-TRUST.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="File photo of Philippe Dauman, president and CEO of Viacom, speaking at the Reuters Global Media Summit in New York" align="left" title="File photo of Philippe Dauman, president and CEO of Viacom, speaking at the Reuters Global Media Summit in New York" border="0" //aViacom Inc#039;s chief executive and independent directors would face an uphill courtroom battle to remain on the board if controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone followed through on a threat to remove them, legal experts said on Tuesday./pbr clear="all"/
 Tue, 31 May 2016 16:37:07 -0400 Wall St. ends May with whimper as energy shares slump
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/futures-flat-rate-hike-expectations-firm-113522261--finance.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/voNBR7E7imPTmsIaPzdpSA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-31T143953Z_3_LYNXNPEC4U0NL_RTROPTP_2_FUNDS-POLL-GLOBAL.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" //a(Reuters) - The Samp;P 500 wrapped up its third straight month of gains on a flat note on Tuesday as weaker energy shares countered a rise in safe-haven utilities./pbr clear="all"/

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