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 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:08:28 +0000 Stepping Up for First Responders
EAST STROUDSBURG — First responders are usually the ones running to help those in need. But on Thursday, the roles were reversed as hundreds of people ran to help first responders in Monroe County. Runners at a 5k in East Stroudsburg are running toward a goal: to raise money for first responders fighting for their […]
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:45:45 +0000 Super 16 Team #11: Berwick Bulldogs
The Berwick Bulldogs made it to the District Two ‘AAA’ Title game last season despite a rash of injuries.  The Dawgs return a nice balance of size on the line, and speed in the backfield.  Some solid underclassmen are ready to make their mark, maybe as early as this season.
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:40:17 +0000 Woman Celebrates 101st Birthday in Old Forge
OLD FORGE — It was a birthday party 101 years in the making. Sue Burtie celebrated her 101st birthday Thursday night at Arcaro and Genell restaurant in Old Forge. Her actual birthday was the August 18. The bash was attended by family, friends, and a nosy news crew–or as the birthday gal called her guests, […]
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:24:39 +0000 Charges Filed in Deadly 2013 Crash
WEST WYOMING — Charges were filed more than two years after a deadly crash in Luzerne County. Prosecutors hit Jack Ostrowski with vehicular homicide charges for the wreck that happened on 8th Street in West Wyoming in February 2013. Thomas Ohl, 61, was killed. Police say Ostrowski was speeding and crossed into the other lane, […]
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:19:16 +0000 Kick Off Party for Ryan’s Run 6
PLAINS TOWNSHIP — From “Open Arms” to “Don’t Stop Believin’,” fans of the band Journey helped WNEP-TV officially kick off our Ryan’s Run 6 campaign. More than 5,000 people packed Mohegan Sun Pocono’s “Party on the Patio” Thursday night to rock out to the Journey tribute band called Separate Ways. It was a free concert, […]
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:51:07 +0000 Does It Really Work? Egg-Tastic
Making perfect eggs without a frying pan is possible… at least according to this product. Egg-Tastic is a ceramic microwave egg cooker that the maker claims will cook the perfect egg every time. But does it really work?
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:46:15 +0000 Suspect Charged in Hazleton Shooting
HAZLETON — A man is locked up accused of a shooting in Hazleton. Police said Jonathan Alvarez of Hazleton opened fire Wednesday afternoon, wounding two people in the area of Cedar Street. He’s facing aggravated assault charges.
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:34:21 +0000 Racist Message Left on Door of Bucknell Professor
LEWISBURG — The president of Bucknell University is urging students and staffers to do some soul-searching after someone left a racist message on a professor’s classroom door. This is the second racial incident on campus in the past six months. Students at Bucknell University in Lewisburg have been on campus for less than a week. […]
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:11:29 +0000 ‘Prarking’ Meter Stickers to be Replaced in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE — A spelling error is turning heads in Wilkes-Barre. The word “parking” is misspelled on hundreds of parking meters in the city. Pango is an app that allows people to pay for their parking meter using their smartphone. It’s been in Wilkes-Barre less than two weeks. But if you look closely, you’ll notice that […]
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:02:23 +0000 Philadelphia Fugitive Caught in Lewisburg
LEWISBURG — U.S. Marshals caught a fugitive from Philadelphia in Lewisburg Thursday. Khalif Levan, 29, of Philadelphia was charged with attempted murder in an August 12 shooting in Philly. Marshals found out he was staying with a friend in Lewisburg and took him into custody without any problems. Levan was previously arrested in Williamsport in […]
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:52:40 +0000 Bloomsburg Huskies football
Bloomsburg made another trip to the NCAA Divison 3 football playoffs last season.  The Huskies a considerable amount of talent but they are still the pre-season choice in the PSAC East poll.  QB Tim Kelly is a four year starter.  Hazleton’s Chad Hoffman has emerged as a quality receiver and the line is solid.  
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:51:17 +0000 Talkback 16: Jessup Power Plant, Hazleton Violence
Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the television news crew ambushed in Virginia, a vote in support of a controversial power plant, and violence in Hazleton.
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:50:52 +0000 Super 16 team #12: Scranton Prep
The Scranton Prep Cavaliers evolved from a running team in 2012-13, to a passing team last season behind Quarterback Nick Solfanelli and a bevy of receivers.  This season, the Cavaliers offensive line and Running Back Dustin Weckel should provide for a more balanced attack.
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:15:46 +0000 Lake-Lehman football
Lake-Lehman begins the season just outside the Super 16 Countdown.  Penn State recruit Connor McGovern anchors a very large offensive line.  Joey Vigil is a big playmaker at WR/RB.  Smashmouth football puts substance over style in the Black Knights black and blue attack.
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:01:13 +0000 A New Tool to Fight Blight
MINERSVILLE — Minersville borough council says it has a new tool to fight blight in the community. “We’re going to go after the people who don’t care about their properties,” said Bob Mahalchick, Minersville borough manager. The borough recently voted on a new blight ordinance, making the borough part of an authority called a “land […]
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:56:51 +0000 ‘These guys, they stop disaster,’ Businesses Praise Scranton Firefighters
SCRANTON — Scranton firefighters saw smoke coming from the place when they were called to Sandone Tire’s warehouse on Wyoming Avenue Wednesday evening. A few hours later, it was a completely different situation: the building engulfed, its roof and two walls crumbled to the ground. It’s now rubble and the remains of the 50,000 tires […]
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:50:21 +0000 Power to Save: Getting the Orange Out of the Water
HANOVER TOWNSHIP — If you drive along Route 29 near Nanticoke, you might do a double take when passing a pond along the road. That’s because the water in the pond is orange. But the unusual color is actually a good thing. Looking at the orange pond of water, you might think there’s something wrong […]
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:43:59 +0000 Start of School Year Delayed in Honesdale
HONESDALE — Summer vacation is being extended a bit for some students in Wayne County. A $6 million renovation project at Honesdale Senior High School is running behind, so officials in the Wayne Highlands School District have moved the first day of school to Tuesday, September 8, a week later than scheduled. The project to […]
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:35:44 +0000 Little League World Series Boosts Economy
WILLIAMSPORT — Throughout the 10 days of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, some places in Williamsport say they experience a boom in business. The Bullfrog Brewery on West Fourth Street in Williamsport is quiet now, but employees say right before and after the Little League World Series games they are packed. “Little […]
 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:29:29 +0000 Kingston Computer Store Owners Fight Back Against Would-Be Thieves
KINGSTON — Kingston police are going over surveillance video that showed workers at a computer store stopping two thieves who were trying to steal from the place. Now, those workers are talking about what it was like trying to fight crime in their store. Security video shows two men walking into Custom Computers in Kingston, […]

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 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:09:44 -0400 TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/tv-academy-actors-union-toast-diversity-pre-emmy-090944789.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/sY0Nub0U3GsCSH9YJcIdOw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cHhvZmY9NTA7cHlvZmY9MDtxPTc1O3c9MTMw/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/4f326b7ba0cc5d26800f6a706700917d.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Daniel Dae Kim arrives at the 2015 Dynamic and Diverse Emmy Celebration at the Montage Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)" align="left" title="Daniel Dae Kim arrives at the 2015 Dynamic and Diverse Emmy Celebration at the Montage Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)" border="0" //aBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With hit shows like quot;Empire,quot; #039;#039;black-ishquot; and quot;How to Get Away With Murder,quot; diversity is the new normal in TV./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:09:41 -0400 Special Report: How the IMF’s Greek misadventure is changing the fund
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/special-report-imf-greek-misadventure-changing-fund-090941360.html"img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/oF5oXPUx41HYMjNKNwjQkw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-08-28T090941Z_1_LYNXNPEB7R0CF_RTROPTP_2_IMF-GREECE.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="File photo of riot police standing between anti-austerity and pro-EU protesters in front of the parliament building during a pro-EU demonstration in Athens" align="left" title="File photo of riot police standing between anti-austerity and pro-EU protesters in front of the parliament building during a pro-EU demonstration in Athens" border="0" //aBy Lesley Wroughton, Howard Schneider and Dina Kyriakidou WASHINGTON/ATHENS (Reuters) - Many of the top brass of the International Monetary Fund always had concerns about the plans to bail out Greece. A Reuters examination of previously unreported IMF board minutes shows that a near majority of directors round the board table that day thought the Greek program would not work. The fund#039;s powerful Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and a handful of his advisers, feared Greece posed a threat to the wider euro zone financial system./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:06:21 -0400 Robin Williams' family back in court over estate dispute
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/robin-williams-estate-dispute-back-court-074115527.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/KFU6v_LasJVYtWCCNwyjJw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cHhvZmY9NTA7cHlvZmY9MDtxPTc1O3c9MTMw/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/f285e1daa16a6026800f6a7067008b40.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, Robin Williams, right, and Susan Schneider arrive at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Attorneys for Robin Williams’ wife and children were due back in court Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in the ongoing fight over the late actor’s estate. As court documents indicate they remain at odds over the division of Williams’ personal items and a reserve fund to maintain Susan Williams in the home she shared with Robin Williams. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, Robin Williams, right, and Susan Schneider arrive at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Attorneys for Robin Williams’ wife and children were due back in court Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in the ongoing fight over the late actor’s estate. As court documents indicate they remain at odds over the division of Williams’ personal items and a reserve fund to maintain Susan Williams in the home she shared with Robin Williams. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)" border="0" //aSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams#039; wife and children were due back in court Friday in the ongoing fight over the late actor#039;s estate./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:01:09 -0400 Greece's new prime minister names caretaker cabinet
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/greeces-prime-minister-name-caretaker-cabinet-064426628.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/.mOEk5EvLA11dg2wKou4aw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/c82d194c7a375126800f6a706700319b.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Vassiliki Thanou, 65, take a religious oath during a swearing in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Athens, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, to become Greece#039;s first female prime minister. Greece came one step closer on Thursday to early elections with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos appointing the head of the country#039;s Supreme Court as caretaker prime minister to lead the country to next month#039;s polls. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)" align="left" title="Vassiliki Thanou, 65, take a religious oath during a swearing in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Athens, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, to become Greece#039;s first female prime minister. Greece came one step closer on Thursday to early elections with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos appointing the head of the country#039;s Supreme Court as caretaker prime minister to lead the country to next month#039;s polls. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)" border="0" //aATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece#039;s new prime minister, a top judge who is the country#039;s first female premier, named the members of her caretaker government Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time Greeks will go to the polls this year./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:18 -0400 Poll sees Tsipras in lead as Greece gears up for elections
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/poll-sees-tsipras-lead-greece-gears-elections-075101988.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/2INd0PlWMPLXvnYVTVt_eQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-PAR-Par8257063-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called early elections in which he will stand again, seeking a stronger mandate" align="left" title="Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called early elections in which he will stand again, seeking a stronger mandate" border="0" //aGreece geared up for its fifth election in six years with a poll Friday showing leftist leader Alexis Tsipras in the lead for re-election despite a wave of defections from his Syriza party. The Greek people will give a strong mandate for the present and the future,quot; Tsipras said in a statement to Avgi, the Syriza daily. It will only go forward,quot; said Tsipras, who was elected on an anti-austerity ticket in January but now seeks re-election to apply fresh cuts./pbr clear="all"/

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 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:45:33 -0400 Asia extends stocks rally as U.S. GDP data calms nerves
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/asia-extends-global-stocks-rally-upbeat-u-gdp-004654357.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/rPspYB3CpCw9MaIjk0.X5A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-08-28T004654Z_1006950001_LYNXNPEB7R00P_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-MARKETS-GLOBAL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A pedestrian looks at an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo" align="left" title="A pedestrian looks at an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo" border="0" //aSINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian markets extended a global rally into second day on Friday, as upbeat U.S. economic growth data calmed sentiment following the hammering shares across the region took earlier in the week./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:11:23 -0400 China jitters, globalization bode ill for Fed's inflation goal
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/china-jitters-globalization-bode-ill-feds-inflation-goal-050727856--business.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Hy9651AUQCeO5GEOErgirg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-08-28T051123Z_2_LYNXNPEB7R04U_RTROPTP_2_USA-FED.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Detail from the front of the United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in Washington" align="left" title="Detail from the front of the United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in Washington" border="0" //aWild swings in world financial markets this week have shown how events in China can potentially disrupt the Federal Reserve#039;s carefully scripted policy plans. The turmoil, triggered by a rout in Chinese markets, also flagged a broader risk that the U.S. central bank may struggle to meet its inflation target until the rest of the world plays along. As they try to nudge U.S. interest rates away from zero, policymakers might have to rethink a basic assumption that solid economic growth and swelling payrolls at home are enough to do the job even as the world#039;s second-largest economy stutters./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:22:50 -0400 Oil steadies after strong gains as equities rally
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/oil-markets-catch-breath-biggest-gains-six-years-005029297--finance.html"img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/pk3xeUdHNQT99akwEhABBg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-08-28T020800Z_1006950002_LYNXNPEB7R00V_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-MARKETS-OIL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A fuel pump is seen in a car at a gas station in Toronto" align="left" title="A fuel pump is seen in a car at a gas station in Toronto" border="0" //aOil saw its biggest one-day bounce since 2009 on Thursday, with North Sea Brent and U.S. light crude rising more than 10 percent. Global oil markets have fallen by a third since May and are still well under half their value a year ago thanks to a huge oversupply of fuel and sluggish demand. A stock market rise, strong U.S. growth data and a pipeline outage in Nigeria provided an excuse for a recovery on Thursday, they added./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:52:31 -0400 China's Unigroup chairman visiting U.S. to discuss Micron bid: sources
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/chinas-unigroup-chairman-visiting-u-discuss-micron-bid-055231308--finance.html"img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/y7ESSE4T.NQ_YsNH.YkMOw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-08-28T055231Z_1_LYNXNPEB7R05V_RTROPTP_2_MICRON-TECH-M-A-TSINGHUAUNIGROUP.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Memory chip parts of U.S. memory chip maker MicronTechnology are pictured at their booth at an industrial fair in Frankfurt" align="left" title="Memory chip parts of U.S. memory chip maker MicronTechnology are pictured at their booth at an industrial fair in Frankfurt" border="0" //aWASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The chairman of China#039;s Tsinghua Unigroup traveled to the United States this week to meet with board members of Micron Technology and try to revive a politically fraught takeover bid of the U.S. chipmaker, people familiar with the matter said. Micron dismissed an informal $23 billion offer by state-backed investment firm Unigroup in July on the presumption that the U.S. regulatory committee that reviews foreign acquisitions of sensitive U.S. companies would block the deal on national security concerns, sources have said. In August, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York called on the inter-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to reject Tsinghua’s acquisition attempt, citing Micron’s role in making chips used in U.S weapons systems./pbr clear="all"/
 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:17:33 -0400 U.S. retailers prod China for lower prices after devaluation
pa href="http://news.yahoo.com/u-retailers-prod-china-lower-prices-devaluation-051733841.html"img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/P9lOBmZWIYjn_n8duw87cw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-08-28T051733Z_1006950001_LYNXNPEB7R053_RTROPTP_2_CBUSINESS-US-USA-RETAILERS-CHINA-INSIGHT.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Women make their way though Times Square with bags of purchases from Toys R Us in New York" align="left" title="Women make their way though Times Square with bags of purchases from Toys R Us in New York" border="0" //aBy Nandita Bose CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. retailers including Toys R Us are starting to negotiate with their Chinese suppliers to take advantage of lower manufacturing costs after China devalued the yuan, with many saying they want to be ready if currencies in China and other Asian countries drop more against the dollar. Earlier this month, China devalued its tightly controlled currency in an effort to boost growth and help flagging exports. The nearly 2 percent cut on Aug. 11, the most significant downward adjustment to the yuan since 1994, will make imports from China cheaper./pbr clear="all"/

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