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 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:50:09 +0000 Pet Slideshow: January 2017
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:03:31 +0000 Wham Cam: Sun or Moon Appears Bigger from Earth?
What appears bigger from the earth, the sun or the moon? Joe Snedeker head to the Shoppes at Montage with his eclipse glasses to see if folks there have the answer.
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:38:55 +0000 Cutting the Cravings
If your friends or family have busted you for using too much salt at the dinner table, your genetics may be to blame! A new study by a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing found that some people may carry a certain gene that makes them crave the taste of salt. Weis Markets Registered Dietitian Kathryn Long helped explain the new research that came out early November Wednesday on Newswatch 16 This Morning with Ryan Leckey. […]
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 04:25:53 +0000 Viral Video Renews Calls For Furniture Safety Legislation
SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — Viral video showing a toddler tipping a dresser onto himself has renewed safety calls from US Senator Bob Casey. The 2-year-old boy in Utah was freed by his twin and his parents say he’s OK. They say they released the video as a warning to parents to secure their furniture. “It’s hard to watch. It’s very difficult to think that something so easily and so quickly can happen like that and that sometimes is the case, […]
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:58:43 +0000 Shots Fired in Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT — Police are investigating gunfire in Williamsport. Authorities say three cars were hit by bullets around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the area of High Street and First Avenue. One of the vehicles was being driven at the time. Police said no one was hurt by the gunshots in Williamsport. Anyone with information is asked to call Agent Aaron Levan at 570-327-7548 or Agent Jason Bolt at 570-327-7554.
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:54:08 +0000 Hazleton Area vs Wyoming Valley West girls hoops
Wyoming Valley West had three players score, at least, 19 points in their 70-44 win over Hazleton Area.
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:50:29 +0000 Woman Celebrates 106th Birthday in Lackawanna County
SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A woman in Lackawanna County marked a special milestone on Tuesday as she celebrated her 106th birthday. Nearly 50 people gathered at the Clarks Summit Senior Living Center wishing a happy birthday to fellow resident Marian Pysh. Marian shared her secret to her longevity. “Take a walk every morning before breakfast, rain or shine, and you’ll be fine,” she said. To put it in perspective, Marian was born more than a year before the sinking of […]
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:37:26 +0000 Residents Fight to Keep Water Clean
WEST PENN TOWNSHIP — Water problems brought residents to a township supervisors meeting in Schuylkill County. Protesters stood outside the West Penn Township building Tuesday night fed up by water extraction affecting their community. A local firm started extracting water from the township last year for the Niagara company. Since then, residents say there have been problems. “You can’t continue to drain one small community of water and not expect there to be repercussions,” said Allison McArdle of New Ringgold. […]
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 02:31:54 +0000 Giving Back in Memory of a Lost Child
MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Sitting inside the sunroom, at the Ronald McDonald House near Danville brings back a lot of memories for Colleen Bush of Montrose. She practically called the place her second home during the toughest time in her life when her daughter Sarah was born with a terminal illness in 2001. “When she was born, we stayed here off and on for 15 months until she passed away,” Bush said. The Ronald McDonald House is a nonprofit that provides […]
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 02:04:00 +0000 Charles Manson taken from California prison to hospital, reports say
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Infamous cult killer Charles Manson was hospitalized Tuesday, according to reports. Anonymous sources told the Los Angeles Times that the 82-year-old is seriously ill, but didn’t explain the nature of the illness. A spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation told the paper she could not comment on the movements of prisoners for reasons of safety and security, but did confirm that he was alive. TMZ also reported that Manson had been rushed to a hospital […]
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 02:00:37 +0000 Janet Jackson gives birth to her first child, baby Eissa
Janet Jackson has given birth to a baby boy, according to People magazine. The pop superstar and her husband, Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, named Eissa, on Tuesday. “Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably,” a rep for the singer, 50, told People. Jackson’s representatives did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment on this story. In April, Jackson announced that she was postponing her tour amid speculation that she was pregnant. Congrats Auntie […]
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 01:44:50 +0000 Taste Test: Enlightened Roasted Broad Beans
Looking for a healthier snack in 2017? You might want to try Roasted Broad Beans by Enlightened. The beans are roasted with sea salt. You can snack on them or toss them in your salad or soup. We find out what people think in this week’s Taste Test.
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:04:18 +0000 Man Dies After New Year’s Day Crash on I-81
SCRANTON — A man badly hurt in a crash in Scranton on New Year’s Day has died. Authorities said Mitchell Sauter, 21, of Moscow died in the hospital Tuesday. State police said his SUV crossed from the southbound lanes into the northbound lanes of Interstate 81. The SUV slammed into a tractor trailer near the River Street and Moosic Street exits. It also hit a third vehicle. A passenger in that third vehicle was taken to the hospital after the crash […]
 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:54:53 +0000 Judge Dismisses Homicide Charges Against Former Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka
ALLENTOWN — A judge in Lehigh County dismissed homicide charges against former pro wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka. Prosecutors accused Snuka of killing his former girlfriend at a motel outside Allentown back in 1983. Lehigh County’s district attorney revived the case in 2015. Snuka, 73, suffers from dementia. His wife also announced he has stomach cancer. Last year, a judge in the Lehigh Valley determined Snuka was not competent to stand trial.
 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:53:53 +0000 Penn State wrap up story
Trace McSorley’s first pass was intercepted, but more important;y his last pass was intercepted. The highest rose bowl game in history was an instant classic, but a heartbreaker for the Nittany Lions as they lose to USC 52-49. They’ve come back all year long but after they came back this time, USC mounted their own. “We just put so much effort into the season”, lamented Safety Malik  “…it hurts this is the first time I’ve ever cried after a loss […]
 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:27:10 +0000 Talkback 16: Penn State Defeated in the Rose Bowl
Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include Penn State’s loss in the Rose Bowl and changes in the weather department.
 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:46:34 +0000 Hospital Officials Unveil Merger Details
EAST STROUDSBURG — A new look and a new name — employees and those in charge of patient health care in Monroe County gathered in East Stroudsburg to talk about the merger of Pocono Health Systems with the Lehigh Valley Health Network. “Our organizations are coming together to ensure that the people in this community are getting the highest quality of care that they expect and deserve right here in the Poconos,” said Brian Nester, Lehigh Valley Health Network President […]
 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:38:55 +0000 Family Speaks Out After Woman’s Body Found on Porch
LOCK HAVEN — The man from Clinton County who told police he put his dead roommate’s body on her back porch was back in court on Tuesday. More than a year ago, when Teresa Hanna Hill went missing, her roommate Rodney Heaton told her family Hill had left and moved to New York. Now that Heaton has been charged with stealing his roommate’s identity, he’s changing his story. It’s been about a week since Rodney Heaton admitted to police in […]
 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:36:51 +0000 Cat Cafe Unites People, Felines in Bradford County
EAST SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A pop-up cafe in Bradford County got a lot of attention recently because it did not cater to people, but rather to cats. The event was an open house for the Animal Care Sanctuary near Towanda. Cats get plenty of toys and treats at the Animal Care Sanctuary. The animal shelter recently held its first “cat cafe” where the felines are able to frolic around the shelter and people can come mingle with them. “It’s a […]
 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:16:01 +0000 Stores Closing at Former Mall at Steamtown
SCRANTON — Two more stores are closing up shop at the Marketplace at Steamtown. Both have been there since the former mall’s beginning in the early ’90s. Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works, which are owned by the same company, are expected to close in about a month. The news has some shoppers saying “too bad” while Marketplace officials are hopeful for what comes next. “That’s sad. I know a lot of people like Bath and Body Works. I like […]

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 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:09:09 -0500 US auto sales near record highs in 2016
Demand may be slowing, but U.S. consumers still bought a whole lot of cars and trucks in 2016. U.S. sales of new vehicles — which set a record of 17.47 million in 2015 — could hit a new high in 2016. Consulting ...
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:08:39 -0500 Joe Theismann slams 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick award

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. During an appearance on Fox News Jan. 3, 2017, former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann slammed the 49ers' decision to give Kaepernick an award for being an “inspirational and courageous” player. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann isn't happy with the San Francisco 49ers' decision to give Colin Kaepernick an award for "inspirational and courageous" player.


 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:07:37 -0500 Obama, Pence to Capitol as health care overhaul fight begins

President Barack Obama, joined by, from second from left, Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, to meet with members of Congress to discuss his signature healthcare law. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump warned congressional Republicans on Wednesday against letting Democrats dodge blame for problems with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, even as the GOP-led Congress takes initial steps toward dismantling the law.


 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:05:25 -0500 The Latest: Comcast wants to tackle bad home internet
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Comcast is hoping to make Wi-Fi in the home faster through an updated router — the machine that serves as data traffic cops for Wi-Fi networks.
 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:03:51 -0500 The Latest: Jurors back in court for Dylann Roof sentencing

FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. The sentencing phase of Roof's federal trial begins Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Charleston. He could face the death penalty or life in prison. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the federal sentencing of Dylann Roof in the deaths of nine people at a South Carolina church (all times local):



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 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:53:29 -0500 Wall Street set to open higher, Fed minutes eyed

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEThe Fed cited strength in the labor market and a slight uptick in inflation among reasons for its move. With just over two weeks left before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, investors are waiting for the finer details of his proposed policies such as tax cuts and higher fiscal spending. "I think the market has gotten ahead of itself and is probably primed to give something back," said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth.


 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:14:41 -0500 Automakers could post record 2016 U.S. sales on Wednesday: poll

Rush-hour traffic passes through WashingtonDETROIT (Reuters) - Major automakers in the U.S. market are expected to show robust December auto sales on Wednesday, perhaps high enough for 2016 results to break the record high set the previous year, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters.


 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:26:44 -0500 Chided by Trump, Ford scraps Mexico factory, adds Michigan jobs

Ford Motor Co. Flat Rock Assembly Plant is seen in Flat Rock, MichiganBy Bernie Woodall and David Shepardson FLAT ROCK, Mich./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday scrapped a planned Mexican car factory and added 700 jobs in Michigan following criticism by Donald Trump, as the U.S. president-elect turned his attention toward rival General Motors Co with the threat of a "big border tax" over compact cars made in Mexico. Ford CEO Mark Fields called the move "a vote of confidence" in Trump, but primarily a response to a decline in North American demand for small cars like those that would have been made at the Mexican plant.


 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:17:17 -0500 Exxon Mobil, Tillerson agree to cut all ties

Chairman and chief executive officer Rex W. Tillerson speaks at a news conference following the annual shareholders' meeting of ExxonMobil in DallasIf his appointment is confirmed, the value of more than 2 million deferred Exxon Mobil shares (worth about $182 million at Tuesday's closing price) that Tillerson would have received over the next 10 years will be transferred to an independently managed trust, the company said in a statement. The share awards will be canceled and Tillerson will also surrender entitlement to more than $4.1 million in cash bonuses, scheduled to pay out over the next three years, and other benefits, Exxon Mobil said. Separately, Tillerson also committed to the State Department that, if confirmed, he would sell the more than 600,000 Exxon shares he currently owns, the company said.


 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:20:26 -0500 Delta Air Lines forecasts smaller drop in key revenue measure

Passengers check in at a counter of Delta Air Lines in Mexico City(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc said on Thursday it expected a smaller decline in fourth-quarter passenger unit revenue, a closely watched revenue measure, than it had previously forecast.



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