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 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:38:55 +0000 Dash Cam Records Driver Using Pressure Washer to Fight off Carjackers
SHREVEPORT, La. – These would-be carjackers picked a poor place to try and rob someone. Michael Davis was washing his car at a Shreveport, Louisiana car wash at 2am last Wednesday when a man demanded his keys and money at gunpoint. “He said ‘give me your keys and your money,’ and I said ‘what’d you say?’ and […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:21:24 +0000 In Your Neighborhood
63rd Annual Picnic in the Grove In Mountain Top St. Jude Parish has the Annual Picnic in the Grove.  The picnic is August 12, 13 &14 Friday & Saturday from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 9 p.m.  The picnic features great food & desserts, games & activities for children, a grand […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:56:30 +0000 Part of Route 315 to Close in Luzerne County
PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A part of Route 315 in the Pittston area of Luzerne County will be closed again for three nights this weekend. It will be closed from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday while workers demolish a bridge there. The Pittston Exit, Exit 175A for Route 315 and the Turnpike, […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:53:49 +0000 Ramp Closed Temporarily for Emergency Bridge Repairs
BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A ramp connecting two major highways has been closed temporarily in Luzerne County. PennDOT says the ramp from I-80 east to I-81 north in Luzerne County will be closed for at least two days for emergency repairs. Eastbound drivers on I-80 will only have about a 2-mile detour to Route 309 to […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:39:33 +0000 Folks Enjoy Family Carnival Despite Rainy Weather
PECKVILLE — Despite the rainy weather, folks still came out for the Valley View Cougar Family Carnival. The carnival, held at John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville, featured games, rides, and food stands. We found kids making nachos and walking tacos at one stand which benefits the life skills class kids at the high […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:29:33 +0000 ‘No, it’s meth’: Cops Mistook Krispy Kreme Doughnut Crumbs for Drugs, Man Says
ORLANDO – A Florida man’s love of doughnuts got him arrested, strip-searched and tossed in jail for 10 hours after officers mistook several crumbs of icing for crystal methamphetamine, he told WFTV. Dan Rushing says he’s now considering legal action after the fateful traffic stop, which happened in December, 2015. Rushing, 64, had just dropped […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:23:16 +0000 Robbery Investigation in Hazleton
HAZLETON – Police in Hazleton are searching for a man who they say robbed a woman. It happened at the intersection of Alter and 3rd streets just before 7 a.m. Thursday. Officers say he swiped her cell phone and took off. Authorities haven’t said if he had a weapon. If you know anything about the […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:09:52 +0000 Bridge Closed for Road Work in Monroe County
Bridge on Paradise Valley Rd (940) in Paradise Valley is closed in both directions until Monday. Detours in place. pic.twitter.com/ATlqvtdioS — Carmella Mataloni (@Carmella_News) July 28, 2016 PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Drivers in one part of Monroe County will have to find a different way around starting this weekend. The bridge on Paradise Valley Road, also […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:54:48 +0000 Talkback Feedback: Politics and Pokemon
This has been a huge week for politics in Pennsylvania with the Democrats in Philadelphia and Donald Trump in Scranton. Scott Schaffer was trying to keep the elections out of Talkback Feedback, but this week, that just wasn’t possible.
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:11:46 +0000 Does It Really Work: True Touch
Do you own a pet that has fur or hair? If the answer is yes, you’ll want to watch this Does It Really Work test. It’s called “True Touch” and the maker claims it will help prevent your pet from shedding on your furniture and clothes. But does it really work?
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:45:56 +0000 Troopers, Coroner Investigating Death of Two-Year-Old Girl
UPPER FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — Officials are investigating the death of a child in Lycoming County. The coroner says a 2-year-old girl was found in a pool on Mountain Road near Montoursville on Thursday. An autopsy on the child is set for Friday afternoon. Authorities in Lycoming County haven’t released that little girl’s name yet.
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:40:25 +0000 Rev Up Your Weekend
The last NASCAR race of the summer returns to Pocono Raceway this weekend. Tens of thousands of people are expected to start rolling into Monroe County later Friday morning. The excitement surrounds the Pennsylvania 400 which is this Sunday around 1:30 p.m. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey visited the tricky triangle Friday morning for a look […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:06:57 +0000 Jermyn Council Imposes Curfew On Minors, Strengthens Fight On Blight
JERMYN — For parents of young teens in Jermyn, when the clock strikes at 11 p.m., your child must be indoors. “The curfew hours would be 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.,” said Frank Kulick, Jermyn borough council president at a meeting Thursday night. Council approved a curfew on those under 18 that runs from 11 p.m. […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 02:44:55 +0000 Kane Cannot Use Racy Emails to Defend Herself in Court
MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Lawyers for State Attorney General Kathleen Kane lost a court fight today. A judge ruled they cannot use racy emails as part of her criminal defense. Kane, a Scranton native, faces perjury and other charges. Prosecutors in Montgomery County, near Philadelphia believe Kane leaked secret grand jury information and then lied about […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 02:41:38 +0000 State Trooper Saves Carbon County Woman’s Life
CARBON COUNTY — A state trooper is being called a hero tonight after a brave rescue in Carbon County. A house fire in Penn Forest Township left one woman trapped inside burned and breathing in too much smoke. That trooper went in again and again to find her and pull her to safety. Newswatch 16 […]
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:07 +0000 Flash Flood Watch for Multiple Counties
There is a flash flood watch in effect for the following counties: Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Lackawanna, Luzerne, southern Wayne, and southern Schuylkill. Newswatch 16 will have more information as it becomes available.
 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:20:22 +0000 Service Recognition: ‘Better Late Than Never’
HAZLETON — Outside Congressman Lou Barletta’s office in Hazleton medals line a table, about a dozen people gather for small ceremony. One that`s a big deal to three veterans and their families. “It’s strange. It’s kind of a strange feeling, 42 years later to be recognized but I appreciate it,” said James Reichart. James Reichart was […]
 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:45:21 +0000 Jersey Shore football
Jersey Shore games won 11 games in 2014, and nine more games last season.  The Bulldogs have been working hard to keep their hot steak alive.
 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:44:06 +0000 Igdalsky on Pocono Raceway
President/CEO of Pocono Raceway Brandon Igdalsky is planning a ‘fan friendly’ weekend at Long Pond for the second NASCAR race of the season.
 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:42:19 +0000 Hughesville football
Hughesville had a surprising 9-3 season last year.  The Spartans hope to improve on that mark, although they won’t be catching any opponent by surprise.

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 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:59:32 -0400 UN must improve peacekeeping in South Sudan, say aid groups
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ten relief organizations working in South Sudan say the U.N. should urgently improve its peacekeeping mission in the country to protect civilians and help deliver aid to civilians affected by the country's civil war.
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:51:35 -0400 3 top figures jailed for Anglo Irish Bank accounting fraud
DUBLIN (AP) — Three former senior bankers have been imprisoned for their roles in hiding billions in losses at the defunct Anglo Irish Bank, the biggest accounting fraud in Irish corporate history.
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:50:03 -0400 Biggest drop in UK consumer morale since 1990 puts BoE on track to act
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/uk-consumer-morale-posts-biggest-drop-since-1990-065747790--business.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/ITtppAHvhpD01xKXlh173w--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-07-29T075221Z_4_LYNXNPEC6R1M2_RTROPTP_2_FASHION-DIOR.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A shop assistant adjusts a mannequin at Dior#039;s new flagship store in London" align="left" title="A shop assistant adjusts a mannequin at Dior#039;s new flagship store in London" border="0" //aBy Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer morale suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years after last month#039;s decision by voters to leave the European Union, according to figures that are likely to embolden Bank of England policymakers to take action next week. Market research firm GfK said its gauge of consumer confidence fell to -12 from -1 in June, the biggest drop since March 1990 - when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister and Britons were reeling from interest rates rising to 15 percent. Economists expect the Bank to cut rates to a new low of 0.25 percent next week and possibly revive its bond-buying programme, spurred by plunging business and consumer morale since the June 23 vote./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:49:56 -0400 Police: 1 San Diego cop killed, another wounded in shooting
SAN DIEGO (AP) — One police officer has died and another remains in surgery after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday.
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:42:36 -0400 Syrian activists: US-led coalition strikes kill 28 civilians
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition targeting a village in northern Syria held by the Islamic State group killed 28 civilians, including seven children, Syrian activists said Friday.

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 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:40:35 -0400 Yen, bond yields rise as Bank of Japan action underwhelms
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/asian-shares-flat-yen-hits-two-week-high-003800722--finance.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/oIMl62sSLUccgvLP8TQr4g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-07-29T003800Z_1_LYNXNPEC6S015_RTROPTP_2_GLOBAL-MARKETS.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A man looks at an electronic board showing the recent exchange rate between Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar and Japan#039;s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo" align="left" title="A man looks at an electronic board showing the recent exchange rate between Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar and Japan#039;s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo" border="0" //aBy Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) - The yen jumped on Friday and Japanese government bond yields rose the most in eight years, lifting global sovereign borrowing costs, after the Bank of Japan#039;s latest steps to boost growth and inflation fell short of investor expectations. Stocks absorbed the BOJ#039;s decision a little more easily, in part because the central bank increased the purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in its easing package. Japan#039;s Nikkei rose, and European indices rose on the back of better-than-expected results from Barclays and UBS ./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:02:13 -0400 Consumers seen powering U.S. economic growth in second quarter
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/consumers-seen-powering-u-economic-growth-second-quarter-050213400--business.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/dmtvS380vZs0d3I7ZYop6A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-07-29T050213Z_1_LYNXNPEC6S088_RTROPTP_2_USA-ECONOMY-CONSUMER-SENTIMENT.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Shoppers ride escalators at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles" align="left" title="Shoppers ride escalators at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles" border="0" //aThe U.S. economy likely regained speed in the second quarter as robust consumer spending offset a sharp moderation in inventory investment and weak exports, pointing to underlying growth momentum that could be maintained for the rest of the year. quot;The economy clearly bounced back in the second quarter because consumers put the economy on their backs. The Commerce Department will publish its advance second-quarter GDP growth estimate on Friday at 08:30 a.m. (1230 GMT)./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:27:02 -0400 Euro zone economic growth slows in quarter before Brexit
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/euro-zone-economic-growth-slows-quarter-brexit-112702515--finance.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/dzX_PHfOtjnyQxD27NC__A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-07-29T112702Z_1006950002_LYNXNPEC6S0IJ_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-EUROZONE-ECONOMY-GDP.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="File photo of worker of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp controling a blast furnace in Duisburg" align="left" title="File photo of worker of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp controling a blast furnace in Duisburg" border="0" //aBy Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Economic growth in the euro zone slowed in the second quarter as uncertainty before the British vote to leave the European Union swirled, data showed on Friday, and economists said it could be a sign of future weaker growth. Gross domestic product (GDP) in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the April-June period, halving from the 0.6 percent growth in the first quarter of the year, European statistics office Eurostat said. A slowdown was expected after the strong euro zone growth in the first three months of the year, but it may have been compounded by the uncertainty preceding the 23 June British referendum./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:30:25 -0400 Credit Suisse to create U.S. banking business for billionaire
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/credit-suisse-create-u-banking-business-billionaire-112547964--sector.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/szJNemZIXn1Ndxs1uSTXYQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-07-29T113025Z_2_LYNXNPEC6S0OB_RTROPTP_2_CREDIT-SUISSE-MOVES.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A Credit Suisse sign is seen on the exterior of their Americas headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City" align="left" title="A Credit Suisse sign is seen on the exterior of their Americas headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City" border="0" //aCredit Suisse Group AG , which exited its U.S. private wealth business last year, is building out a new investment banking group in the region to serve billionaires. Switzerland#039;s second-biggest bank has hired Charlie Buckley from rival UBS Group AG to work with company founders and entrepreneurs, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters on Friday and confirmed by a spokeswoman./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:36:09 -0400 Oil rally to resume later this year, demand to offset glut: Reuters poll
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/oil-rally-resume-later-demand-offset-glut-reuters-100719308--business.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/5lHu4VCG4sUeJbp1TJzzLg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-07-29T100719Z_1006950001_LYNXNPEC6S0KI_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-OIL-PRICES-POLL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="The Wider Image: Fuel prices around the world" align="left" title="The Wider Image: Fuel prices around the world" border="0" //aA survey of 29 economists and analysts forecast Brent crude will average $45.51 per barrel in 2016, up marginally from last month#039;s forecast of $45.20, and about $3.55 higher than the $41.96 average so far this year.     quot;We project solid global demand growth in 2016 (1.4 million barrels per day), and a reasonable growth in 2017 (+1.1 MMBbl/d), mostly driven by China, India and Africa. As such, demand should help to drive prices higher,quot; said Raymond James analyst Luana Siegfried./pbr clear="all"/

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