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 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:06:21 +0000 Main Street Plaza Brings New Business
STROUDSBURG – A big change is coming to downtown Stroudsburg. What used to be a vacant property is now going to be home to five new businesses. What used to be the old Main Street TV and Appliance is under new ownership. The entire place was gutted and now five different businesses are moving in […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:59:25 +0000 Architect Plans Restoration of Irem Temple
WILKES-BARRE — The Irem Temple in Wilkes-Barre is one of the most recognizable buildings in the city, but it has sat vacant for a decade. Now, plans are in the works to try to save it. An architect from Wilkes-Barre designed plans on his own time to try to preserve key elements of the Irem […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:44:10 +0000 Heart Transplant Gives Kunkletown Man Second Chance
KUNKLETOWN — A man from Monroe County who was in desperate need of a heart transplant just a few months ago is now sharing his amazing story of survival. About eight months ago, Tom Ross, 36, of Kunkletown couldn’t play catch with his dog Callie. Last June, he thought he was having lung problems. Work […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:34:29 +0000 Icy Aftermath of Water Main Break
SCRANTON — A neighborhood in Scranton is blanketed in ice and several families are out of their homes following a water main break in Scranton’s Green Ridge section. About 30 homes and businesses were without water throughout the day. What caused so much trouble was all the ice. Because of it, several families along East […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:11:09 +0000 Carbondale Valedictorian Succeeds as Pro Video Gamer
CARBONDALE — Professional video game playing, or eSports as it’s called, is a multi-million dollar industry and is creating all-star athletes with thousands of fans. Jonathan Jablonowski is one of those pros, with 13,000 followers on Twitter, that’s making a living out of video gaming. “You could be as low as scraps to six figures [in salary] […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:01:45 +0000 OK Go Takes You ‘Upside Down & Inside Out’ in Latest Viral Music Video
OK Go is at it again. They have turned their music videos into instant viral hits time and time again. On Thursday, the group released “Upside Down & Inside Out,” shot in zero gravity. Without the use of green screens, animation, wires, or any other camera trick you can think of, they float around the cabin […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:26:08 +0000 Oregon Standoff: All Occupiers Surrender; Cliven Bundy Arrested
Princeton, OR — A 41-day occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon ended Thursday when the four remaining protesters surrendered to authorities, according to a live-streamed phone call transmitted from the scene. For a moment, the surrender took a dramatic turn when the last holdout refused to follow the other three and continued the standoff […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:12:39 +0000 Healthwatch 16: Training Your Brain
WILKES-BARRE -- Imagine if you could train your brain to be more relaxed, more focused, or more energized.
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:50:39 +0000 Bank Robbery at Newfoundland Bank, Serial Robber Suspected
NEWFOUNDLAND — Police are investigating a robbery at a bank in Wayne County that was robbed just two months ago. The reported robbery happened at the NBT Bank on Main Street in Newfoundland around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. This robbery makes five bank holdups in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties since the beginning of December and police […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:44:10 +0000 One Person Hurt as Flames Damage Pine Grove Homes
PINE GROVE — Authorities are investigating what caused a fire Wednesday morning in Schuylkill County. Flames burned through two homes in Pine Grove and sent one teenager is in the hospital. The fire broke out around 9 a.m. Thursday at the home on Maple Street in Pine Grove. Although crime scene tape lines the outside […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:40:52 +0000 Discovery of Gravitational Waves Considered Breakthrough of the Century, Could Validate Einstein
Gravitational waves are a reality, according to scientists from an institution that has been hoping to observe them. “We have detected gravitational waves. We did it,” said David Reitze, executive director of LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. The discovery, based on ripples in space-time detected by LIGO, supports a prediction made by Albert Einstein […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:19:18 +0000 Husband Notices Wife’s Fitbit Is Acting Funny — The Reason Was a Huge Surprise
NEW YORK — A New York husband was stumped why his wife’s Fitbit was acting funny. David Trinidad noticed that the month old fitness tracker his wife, Ivonne Trinidad, was wearing was registering an elevated heart rate. After seeing high rate readings, David, 34-year-old sales manager at a staffing agency, turned to the social aggregating […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:12:55 +0000 Water Main Break Covers Scranton Street in Ice
SCRANTON — A huge water main break has East Market Street shut down from the 100 block to the 400 block. Crews were able to get the water turned off, but not before everything was covered in ice. The water was gushing through the streets when that 12-inch pipe broke around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday. […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:13:49 +0000 House Under Renovation Catches Fire
TAYLOR — A home being renovated caught fire in Lackawanna County. Smoke filled the building on South Main Street in Taylor just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Fire officials told Newswatch 16 no one was living inside of the home, but it was under renovation. A state police fire marshal is expected to visit the […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:07:32 +0000 Netting New Skaters
Girl power has gone to a new level in Luzerne County.   Some middle schoolers are on a mission to entice more girls ages 10 to 16 years old to try out ice hockey in our area.   The team, “The Lady Royals,” is inviting people to meet the players and learn more about girls ice hockey […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:21:13 +0000 500th Win For Pensyl And Pocono Mountain West Run In Playoffs
Friday night Pocono Mountain West Head Coach Brad Pensyl picked up his 500th career win. This is his 14th year with the Panthers after spending the previous 13 seasons at Pocono Mountain High School. “What’s it mean to you to have 500 wins in a career? I guess it means that I’m old. I don’t […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:03:29 +0000 Local Teen Lands Big Break On Big Screen
A teenager from Luzerne County will make her big screen debut this Friday in the new movie “How To Be Single”. The movie stars Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson who are managing single life in the Big Apple. Taking a quick glance at Aly Tricarico, you might assume she`s a quiet, sweet 15-year-old girl from […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:58:57 +0000 Case of Zika Virus Confirmed at Lehigh University
There is a confirmed case of the Zika virus at Lehigh University. According to the college’s website, one student who traveled abroad over winter break tested positive. She recovered and is feeling well. The health and wellness center has been in contact with state health officials, who claim there is no additional health risk to […]
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:52:07 +0000 Pottsville vs Marian Catholic
Pottsville played Marian Catholic in the Schuylkill League girls semi-finals.  Marian won 46-40.
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:50:58 +0000 Minersville vs Blue Mountain
Top Ranked Minersville met Blue Mountain in the Schuylkill League girls semi-finals.  Lady Miners won 57-41 to remain undefeated.

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 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:13:43 -0500 California gas leak 'temporarily' under control: company
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/california-gas-leak-temporarily-under-control-company-221343878.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/2N9Z6Cads4m8rnG_GWoBLA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/67f0cd86f77f9887650640bea8f269be71bfd69c.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A Porter Ranch resident wears a gas mask as he joins others in a protest outside a meeting of the Air Quality Management Board over the continuing gas leak, on January 23, 2016" align="left" title="A Porter Ranch resident wears a gas mask as he joins others in a protest outside a meeting of the Air Quality Management Board over the continuing gas leak, on January 23, 2016" border="0" //aLos Angeles (AFP) - The company responsible for a massive methane leak outside Los Angeles that was first detected in October said Thursday it was quot;temporarilyquot; under control, and that it was working to permanently seal the well./pbr clear="all"/
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:11:39 -0500 Picabo Street to fight assault charge in court - lawyer
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/picabo-street-fight-assault-charge-court-lawyer-221139423--ski.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/EpWbxGRmGBukK.BVpglS3A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-GTY-149197936-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Picabo Street was the first US woman to win the World Cup downhill ski season crown in 1995" align="left" title="Picabo Street was the first US woman to win the World Cup downhill ski season crown in 1995" border="0" //aFormer Olympic skiing champion Picabo Street denies assaulting her elderly father and will seek to be cleared in a jury trial, her attorney said on Thursday. Joe Wrona told AFP he had been retained by Street to defend her against the charges in Summit County, Utah, which stem from an incident at her Park City area home on December 23. quot;Ms. Street has no interest in a #039;plea bargain#039; with Summit County, and I intend to completely vindicate Ms. Street during a jury trial that I will demand take place as soon as possible,quot; Wrona said./pbr clear="all"/
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:08:10 -0500 Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/obama-plans-nominate-king-education-secretary-212720547--politics.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/AA3NOu4G8Ml7E6XYPH1KxQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/166529319f482d07900f6a7067000ba6.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2015 file photo, John King Jr., accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama will nominate King, now the acting Education Secretary, to serve as Education Secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2015 file photo, John King Jr., accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama will nominate King, now the acting Education Secretary, to serve as Education Secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)" border="0" //aWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday./pbr clear="all"/
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:07:59 -0500 Yellen says no negative interest rates in store for US
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/yellen-too-early-know-impact-global-market-turmoil-161040731.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/gpCrRs6WAutNxyhEJ9tMlg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/5ca411fd23368ff1ee4c7c6cb7876cb3e156fcd9.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, DC on February 10, 2016" align="left" title="US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, DC on February 10, 2016" border="0" //aJanet Yellen said Thursday that the Federal Reserve had no plans to move toward negative interest rates, following the Swedish central bank#039;s rate cut deep into negative territory. quot;I was surprised it was possible to move rates as negative as some countries have done,quot; she said in a Senate hearing./pbr clear="all"/
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:06:51 -0500 Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/congress-approves-permanent-internet-access-tax-ban-190623520.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/IQMSjXDwIKDI_Ala9oM1Xw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-02-11T190623Z_1_LYNXNPEC1A161_RTROPTP_2_TELSTRA.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Internet LAN cables are pictured in this photo illustration taken in Sydney" align="left" title="Internet LAN cables are pictured in this photo illustration taken in Sydney" border="0" //aWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states#039; taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law./pbr clear="all"/

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 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:05:46 -0500 Banks drag Wall Street lower as growth fears, rate outlook weigh
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/futures-slump-global-growth-worries-resurface-124332977--finance.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/FA2jxHOL4vcdKfYxKEdwrQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-02-11T220347Z_17_LYNXNPEC1A0JX_RTROPTP_2_USA-STOCKS.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Traders work with a floor official on the floor of the NYSE" align="left" title="Traders work with a floor official on the floor of the NYSE" border="0" //aNEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank shares dragged Wall Street lower on Thursday on concerns the slowing global economy will continue to pressure interest rates, while energy shares helped pare losses late in the session./pbr clear="all"/
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:25:53 -0500 What's behind the global stock market selloff?
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/whats-behind-global-stock-market-selloff-182847838--sector.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/1BxPmLJns.eJpeFUEjBxvA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-02-11T204819Z_1006950002_LYNXNPEC1A14G_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-USA-MARKETS.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai" align="left" title="A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai" border="0" //aGlobal stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years. Investors are fleeing stocks and running to safe-havens like bonds and gold, driven by concerns about economic growth the effectiveness of central banks#039; policies. At the same time, tumbling energy prices are upending the economies of oil-producing countries, further slicing into global economic growth./pbr clear="all"/
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:57:33 -0500 AIG strikes deal with Icahn, posts bigger-than-expected loss
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/aig-posts-bigger-expected-loss-boosts-share-buyback-212300269--finance.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/G9Y7YFcYNnaWklrBSM7jgg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-02-11T212300Z_1_LYNXNPEC1A1AI_RTROPTP_2_USA-AIG.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="The AIG logo is seen at its building in New York#039;s financial district" align="left" title="The AIG logo is seen at its building in New York#039;s financial district" border="0" //a(Reuters) - American International Group Inc capitulated in its boardroom fight with activist investor Carl Icahn, nominating both his representative and billionaire John Paulson to its board, as it unveiled a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss. Icahn has been threatening a proxy fight at AIG, the biggest U.S. commercial insurer, as he pushes to break it up into three smaller companies. quot;We continue to believe that smaller and simpler is better,quot; Icahn said in a statement./pbr clear="all"/
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:13:28 -0500 Fed's Yellen sticks to her guns as global market rout worsens
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/market-rout-continues-yellen-sticks-her-guns-150548966--business.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/4S.vhr5ZDuQjX_G06UGTDg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-02-11T153302Z_3_LYNXNPEC1A0RN_RTROPTP_2_USA-FED-YELLEN.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in Washington" align="left" title="U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in Washington" border="0" //aBy Lindsay Dunsmuir and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to Congress with a brave face on Thursday amid a worsening meltdown in global markets and growing skepticism the U.S. central bank can carry out its long-planned pivot to quot;normalquot; monetary policy. Testifying for a second straight day before lawmakers, Yellen repeatedly stressed that the Fed is not on a quot;pre-set pathquot; even though, for now, she still expects it to gradually raise interest rates this year, given the strong U.S. labor market and other bright spots in the economy. With investors stampeding to safer assets globally, the head of the world#039;s most influential central bank acknowledged that a weakened global economy and a steep slide in stock markets was tightening financial conditions faster than the Fed wants./pbr clear="all"/
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:49:36 -0500 Low U.S. jobless claims underscore labor market strength
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/u-jobless-claims-fall-more-expected-near-cycle-133310615--business.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/k8r5Fq234XJVj1xd7kOqWQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-02-11T204936Z_2_LYNXNPEC1A0LU_RTROPTP_2_USA-ECONOMY.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Man fills out a form at a booth at a military veterans#039; job fair in Carson" align="left" title="Man fills out a form at a booth at a military veterans#039; job fair in Carson" border="0" //aBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market remains on solid footing despite slowing economic growth and a stock market rout.    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended Feb. 6, the Labor Department said on Thursday. quot;The economy might be sailing into a storm, the financial markets say, but if so, the U.S. economy is in a very strong position to weather whatever comes, with the labor market the strongest in decades,quot; said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York. The report was overshadowed by escalating fears over global growth, which sent the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note plunging to a more than three-year low./pbr clear="all"/

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