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 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:19:08 +0000 Curry to Resign as Berwick Head Coach?
BERWICK — The superintendent of the Berwick Area School District told Newswatch 16 he will recommend to the school board to approve Coach George Curry’s resignation. The long-time football coach submitted a letter of resignation saying he will leave after the 2015 season, according to the superintendent. The letter comes at the same time Curry […]
 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:14:48 +0000 Youth and Family Services Workers to Head Back to Work
SCRANTON — Workers at the Office of Youth and Family Services in Lackawanna County have agreed to go back on the job Thursday. They went on strike nearly two weeks ago. There’s no word if a contract agreement has been made, but union officials said a tentative contract is in place.
 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:09:51 +0000 State Attorney General Investigating Cop
LARKSVILLE — The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office is investigating a former Larksville police officer for covering up a DUI crash back in December. The attorney general’s office filed a search warrant for Officer Michael Thomas’ cell phone records. In court documents, investigators say Officer Thomas did not do any DUI testing on the driver and […]
 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:04:10 +0000 Morris Wilkins Dies at 89
The man who dreamed up the iconic heart-shaped tubs at Cove Haven Resorts has died. Morris Wilkins, a co-founder of the couples only resort in the Poconos passed away Monday. Cove Haven said Wilkins was responsible for the heart-shaped tub that debuted in 1963 and later the 7-foot-tall champagne glass bath in the ’80s. Wilkins […]
 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:02:16 +0000 Former Owners Buy Back Poconos Resort for $1,000
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A resort in the Poconos that closed last year has been sold. The former owners of Fernwood Hotel and Conference Center in Bushkill bought the property at a tax sale two weeks ago for $1,000. At this point, they say there are no plans to reopen the resort in Monroe County.
 Wed, 27 May 2015 23:58:11 +0000 Students Learn About Dam Safety
PROMPTON — Students from the Wallenpaupack Area High School Emergency Responder Club dropped by Prompton Dam in Wayne County Wednesday to learn more about how the dam works to protect lives and property in the event of heavy rains like Texas is experiencing this week. National Dam Safety Awareness Day is May 31, remembering the […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 22:38:24 +0000 Students Tour Historic Glass Factory
WHITE MILLS — It’s been 150 years since Christian Dorflinger started making glass in Wayne County and became known around the world. Wednesday, students took a trip back in time to learn about the history at the factory near Hawley. High school students from Wallenpaupack Area School District were the historians on this field trip […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 22:03:10 +0000 Wilkes-Barre Mayoral Candidates Address City Crime
WILKES-BARRE — As the weather heats up, so is the violence in the city of Wilkes-Barre as police reported shots fired for the second day in a row. The current mayor insists his police department is “diligent” in finding who’s responsible. But what about the people running to be the next mayor? We talked with […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:50:53 +0000 Armed Forces Career Center has New Home
BARTONSVILLE — An Armed Forces recruiting center in the Poconos now has a new home. It was moving day in Bartonsville for the Army, Navy, and Marines. The Armed Forces Career Center finally has the all clear to move into a brand new home just off Route 611. “We’ve been at a temporary location on […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:43:53 +0000 Pittston City Leaders Urge School Board To Vote In Favor Of Landbank
PITTSTON — Pittston’s downtown has transformed over the years, attracting more businesses and development.  Now city leaders hope to do the same to about 200 rundown properties— including a home on Underwood Lane. A home there has sat empty for almost a decade.  Its windows are shattered and the roof appears to be falling in. Folks […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:42:55 +0000 Wars Remembered
Mike Stevens has a story from the Pennsylvania Road that marks Memorial Day a few days after the holiday. Even so, he feels it is never too late, since the price paid to have Memorial Day is so high.
 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:23:39 +0000 Students Mourn Classmate Who Drowned in Schuylkill County
WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — One day after a 16-year-old boy drowned in a strip mining pit, the state announced plans to remove hazards at a different strip mine area. But will something be done to prevent another tragedy? The DEP announced plans to reclaim abandoned and hazardous strip mine land near Hazleton. The state will […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:20:37 +0000 Fallen Solider’s Family Add Photo to ‘Faces Never Forgotten’ Campaign
DURYEA — Robert Homschek was killed in Vietnam when he was just 21 years old. The soldier was from Duryea, where everyone call him Bobby. His sister, Sharon Sarti, said Bobby died on Palm Sunday in 1971. Almost 45 years later, she’s glad someone remembers him. “Finally my brother is getting some recognition and some […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:04:18 +0000 Driver Sentenced for Killing Good Samaritan
SCRANTON — A woman from Lackawanna County was sent to prison Wednesday for driving drunk and killing a man. The man had stopped to help teenagers change a flat tire. Rikki Cummings of Scranton knew a lot about cars, and he also liked helping people. His family wasn’t surprised to hear that he was helping […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 20:50:49 +0000 Trying to Attract Germany to the Poconos
TANNERSVILLE — A big marketing campaign for the Poconos is gearing up, but it’s not aimed at New York City, Philadelphia, or anywhere in the United States. It’s aimed at Germany. Tourism experts believe that Germany and the Poconos have a lot in common, and that’s part of the reason why a camera crew spent […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 20:42:01 +0000 Burglars Swipe 48 Guns from Bradford County Store
WYSOX — There is concern from the federal government and a sportsman’s organization after the theft of 48 guns in Bradford County. So now they are now offering a $10,000 reward. A sporting goods store in Wysox was burglarized overnight Sunday into Monday. “Whoever come through here, came through an opening, between 10 and 11 […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 20:17:20 +0000 Burglar at Scranton School Caught on Camera
SCRANTON — Video from security cameras shows a man damaging classrooms and hiding objects inside a school in Scranton. Police say the burglar broke into the Career Technology Center on Rockwell Avenue Saturday morning. He spent two hours inside taking various objects from classrooms and hiding them throughout the building. The burglar also ripped phones […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 20:06:31 +0000 Afternoon Heavy Rains Cause Street Flooding
KINGSTON — Heavy rains pounded much of our area Wednesday, causing water woes for some drivers. Newswatch 16 found a car partially submerged on Northampton Street in Kingston. More flash flooding. @WNEP found a car in Kingston partially submerged https://t.co/jlvFpJMLXe #pawx pic.twitter.com/SO5dSnuSun — Matt Petrillo (@MattPetrillo) May 27, 2015 Police were forced to shut down […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 19:59:00 +0000 You Won’t Believe What You Have Been Eating; Restaurants Now Going ‘All-Natural’
NEW YORK — A number of major fast-food chains and food companies have recently announced healthier practices, moving to all-natural ingredients and ending the use of downright strange and sometimes hard-to-pronounce additives — a trend that experts say is having meaningful impact on our food supply. The ever-lengthening list includes: 1. Pizza Hut and Taco […]
 Wed, 27 May 2015 19:53:21 +0000 Woman Allegedly Pulled Fiancé’s Paddle Away as He Drowned
NEW YORK — A woman was indicted Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter after her fiancé drowned on the Hudson River last month. The indictment alleges that Angelika Graswald, 35, intentionally killed her fiancé, Vincent Viafore, 46, by removing a plug from his kayak so that it would fill with water, and tampering with his paddle. It is […]

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 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:21:03 -0400 Racist trolling casts pall over US spelling bee
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/trolls-cast-pall-over-us-spelling-bee-221122590.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/udDMHN.EMLYYrswf9Q_VJQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-WAS-Was8929748-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Bettie Closs of North Carolina, spells her word, quot;osteomalacia,quot; during the 3rd round of the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland, May 27, 2015" align="left" title="Bettie Closs of North Carolina, spells her word, quot;osteomalacia,quot; during the 3rd round of the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland, May 27, 2015" border="0" //aRacist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world#039;s foremost spelling bee. For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage. One of them, Vanya Shivashankar, 13, who lives in Kansas, is back for a fifth time -- inspired no doubt by her sister Kavya, the 2009 champion./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:20:35 -0400 Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/punishing-storms-texas-test-government-emergency-response-074427297.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/wgceMiP4ZsPe5Q.Xhhb5Tg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/6c53b178ac1cb217770f6a706700f89d.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="A Houston Chronicle newspaper sits on the curb next to flood soaked carpet padding Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Houston. The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to at least 19 on Wednesday, with over a dozen people missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)" align="left" title="A Houston Chronicle newspaper sits on the curb next to flood soaked carpet padding Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Houston. The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to at least 19 on Wednesday, with over a dozen people missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)" border="0" //aHOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:18:53 -0400 LEADING OFF: Hamilton back in Texas; O's-White Sox play 2
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/leading-off-lester-vs-scherzer-high-priced-matchup-005612222--spt.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/IU7PwJW31ELLLqG3nvKq0A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3B4b2ZmPTUwO3B5b2ZmPTA7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/a10bd32304254317770f6a7067000cbf.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Chicago Cubs#039; Jon Lester throws during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)" align="left" title="Chicago Cubs#039; Jon Lester throws during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)" border="0" //aA look at what#039;s happening all around the major leagues Thursday:/pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:04:59 -0400 10 Things to Know for Thursday
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/10-things-know-today-095322395.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/zTkQ8BtK_07ENWSzmFdlhw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/c18c0d5bad0db617770f6a7067007350.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, left, and his wife Karen, center, talk with his daughter Bella, right, as he announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Cabot, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)" align="left" title="Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, left, and his wife Karen, center, talk with his daughter Bella, right, as he announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Cabot, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)" border="0" //aYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:/pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:04:49 -0400 Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissed
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has dismissed a choreographer's claim that Michael Jackson molested him as a child.

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 Wed, 27 May 2015 20:57:20 -0400 Asian shares up on Greek rescue hopes, dollar shines
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/asian-shares-greek-rescue-hopes-dollar-shines-005720961--finance.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/XMyFaS7xA39wGDghdsfJag--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-05-28T005720Z_1_LYNXMPEB4R00L_RTROPTP_2_MARKETS-GLOBAL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo" align="left" title="Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo" border="0" //aAsian shares edged up on Thursday on vague hopes of a rescue deal for Greece while the dollar was at the helm in currency markets on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise rates later this year. Japan#039;s Nikkei rose 0.6 percent while MSCI#039;s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent, with South Korean shares leading the gain with a rise of 0.5 percent./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 27 May 2015 20:06:40 -0400 Japan April retail sales rebound, ease pressure on BOJ
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/japan-april-retail-sales-rebound-ease-pressure-boj-000640284--business.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/tmM0gebvEUERYfBNWS3K2g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-05-28T000640Z_1006950002_LYNXMPEB4Q1BH_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-JAPAN-ECONOMY-RETAIL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A shop clerk carries a box under sale signboards at a shoes store in Tokyo" align="left" title="A shop clerk carries a box under sale signboards at a shoes store in Tokyo" border="0" //aBy Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan#039;s retail sales rose 5.0 percent in the year to April, the first increase in four months, data showed on Thursday - bolstering the central bank#039;s view that consumer spending is slowly picking up to underpin a steady economic recovery. The positive data adds to signs of improvement in consumer confidence and eases pressure on the Bank of Japan to expand its massive stimulus program in the near-term horizon. The BOJ revised up its assessment of the economy last week on signs of pickup in private consumption, signaling that it has no plan to expand stimulus any time soon./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 27 May 2015 12:57:38 -0400 EU officials dismiss Greek statement on aid agreement being drafted
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/greece-says-begun-drawing-agreement-creditors-142809455--business.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/PMKeike1cyX8sbVVPRzLqQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-05-27T143004Z_2_LYNXMPEB4Q0R8_RTROPTP_2_EUROZONE-GREECE.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis welcomes PM Tsipras for a meeting at the ministry in Athens" align="left" title="Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis welcomes PM Tsipras for a meeting at the ministry in Athens" border="0" //aBy Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece#039;s government on Wednesday said it is starting to draft an agreement with creditors that would pave the way for aid, but European officials quickly dismissed that as wishful thinking. Greece and its European and International Monetary Fund lenders have been locked in tortuous negotiations on a reforms agreement for four months without a breakthrough in sight. A new round of talks begin on Wednesday in Brussels, and a Greek government official said the two sides would start drafting a technical-level agreement there, along the lines of Athens#039; longtime demands for no wage or pension cuts and a lower target for a primary budget surplus./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 27 May 2015 17:03:37 -0400 With 'attitude shift', Takata moves from denial to compromise in air bag crisis
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/attitude-shift-takata-moves-denial-compromise-air-bag-210337552--sector.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/_F2Ov6AgOXZgpxUE_sP91w--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-05-27T210337Z_1006950001_LYNXMPEB4Q16T_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-AUTOS-TAKATA-SHIFT.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Deployed Takata manufactured airbags are seen on the driver and passenger side of a 2007 Dodge Charger at a recycled auto parts lot in Detroit, Michigan" align="left" title="Deployed Takata manufactured airbags are seen on the driver and passenger side of a 2007 Dodge Charger at a recycled auto parts lot in Detroit, Michigan" border="0" //aJapan#039;s Takata Corp, which for months resisted U.S. regulators#039; demands to widen a recall over its potentially lethal air bags, has had an quot;attitude shiftquot; and is in a mood to compromise to try to resolve the ballooning auto safety crisis, said a person close to the company. The knowledgeable person, who has been briefed by Takata management leaders, said the company is adamant that its automaker customers share the blame, and the financial burden. quot;#039;There#039;s no use or gain in fighting the regulators#039; is how one Takata management leader explained to me as to why Takata has undergone this shift,quot; the person said, adding Takata, via its lawyers, began contacting the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in mid-April./pbr clear="all"/
 Wed, 27 May 2015 18:31:57 -0400 U.S. judge puts GM ignition-switch suits on ice, for now
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/judge-puts-gm-ignition-switch-lawsuits-ice-now-211248509--finance.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/NoIsTWln05Fkn_LHXW876g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-05-27T211248Z_1006950001_LYNXMPEB4Q174_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-GM-RULING.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A recalled Chevy Cobalt ignition switch is seen at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch" align="left" title="A recalled Chevy Cobalt ignition switch is seen at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch" border="0" //aBy Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday put on hold dozens of lawsuits accusing General Motors Co of concealing an ignition-switch defect while the plaintiffs in those cases appeal an earlier ruling that found their cases were barred. GM had argued that claims for vehicles predating its 2009 exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy should be dismissed, following U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber’s April 15 ruling that the company was shielded from those claims by the terms of its bankruptcy. Plaintiffs said the cases should be stayed pending a resolution of their appeal./pbr clear="all"/

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