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    Cooper’s Seafood in Pittston to Close, Become Catering, Banquet Center

    PITTSTON — Cooper’s Seafood in Pittston is changing. The Cooper family operated the restaurant on Kennedy Boulevard for more than 25 years, but now, they want to do a little less work. “It won’t be as intense as running a seven-day-a-week restaurant,” said Paul Cooper, a co-owner. The place in Pittston sits right on the waterfront. This Sunday will be its last day as a restaurant. After that, it will do catering and host events such as corporate breakfasts and lunches, […]

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    Butash Pharmacy, a Throop Institution, to Close

    THROOP — Independent family pharmacies are becoming a rare breed, and one that’s been open in Lackawanna County for 66 years will shut its doors for good this weekend. Before he was behind the pharmacy counter, Paul Butash delivered the drugs door to door. He was 12 when he started working for his dad. “There’s an old saying, ‘Father Time is undefeated,’ so it’s just time. It’s just time. We appreciate all the great people who came here throughout the […]

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    Smoke Forces Students out of School in Schuylkill County

    “] SAINT CLAIR — Smoke at a school in Schuylkill County forced the evacuation of the building Wednesday morning. Firefighters were called to Saint Clair Area Elementary/Middle School around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Three and four-year-old Head Start students were just getting ready to eat their breakfast when a teacher in the classroom suddenly smelled smoke and alerted the superintendent who quickly pulled the fire alarm. “We always put the safety of the students first and that is exactly what happened […]

  • Wednesday night, Chris Wallace, an Emmy award winner who has spent more than 40-years in broadcast journalism, will become the first Fox News host ever to moderate a presidential debate.

    Presidential Debate: What to Watch for in the Last Clinton-Trump Face-Off

    LAS VEGAS — For Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it’s time to begin the closing arguments. Both nominees enter Wednesday’s presidential debate — the final showdown of the election season — with historically high unfavorability ratings, and need to convince undecided voters why the country would be worse off with their opponent in the White House. The match-up also comes as Trump is making perhaps his most outlandish argument yet — that the 2016 election is rigged to help Clinton […]

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    Lycoming Mall to Close for Thanksgiving

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP — The Lycoming Mall is joining a growing list of stores and malls that plan to close for Thanksgiving Day. It certainly bucks the trend of shoppers who have gotten used to flocking the malls right after turkey dinner. This year, the Lycoming Mall will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. That’s a big difference from last year when the mall opened at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, closed at midnight, and reopened at 6 a.m. the […]

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    UPDATE: Jury in Bradford County Finds Man Not Guilty of All DUI Charges; Guilty of Assault in Deadly Crash

    BRADFORD COUNTY — The jury deliberated the case of Troy Stone for about five hours at the Bradford County Courthouse. Stone was found guilty of vehicular homicide and aggravated assault. Jurors found him not guilty of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence.. The victims families were visibly shaken as the judge read the verdict. “These people were all very close close knit community of people. This incident is tearing them apart,” commented Defense Attorney Paul Ackourey. Prosecutors say in […]

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    Two PNC Bank Branches Closing

    WYOMING — With more and more people turning to their phones and computers for their banking needs, we are seeing more and more bank branches closing. PNC Bank just announced that two of its branches in Luzerne County will close. Over the past few years, many of the big banks have closed hundreds of their branches because of this trend to bank online. A few years ago, PNC announced it would close about 200 branches and now two in Luzerne […]

  • As Hurricane Matthew sets its sights on the US. State officials in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia cautioned residents not to hunker down at home if they live in the hurricane's potential path.

    ‘This Storm Will Kill You,’ FL Gov. Warns Ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    Hurricane Matthew is pummeling the Bahamas right now, and its dangerous winds have picked up speed as the storm continues north. Its next stop could be the United States. Here’s what you need to know now about the powerful storm that forecasters say is gaining strength: • The storm has already killed at least 113 people in three Caribbean countries. The overwhelming majority, 108 people, died in Haiti, said Civil Protection Service spokesman Joseph Edgard Celestin. • Hurricane Matthew has […]

  • Presidential debates are about ideas, tough questions -- and gaffes.The impact of one line zingers can fade after the moment, but gaffes can linger, altering a race and shifting the momentum.

    8 Unforgettable Presidential Debate Blunders

    Presidential debates are about ideas, tough questions — and gaffes. The impact of one line zingers can fade after the moment, but gaffes can linger, altering a race and shifting the momentum. Mistakes happen in almost every debate. And as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for their first clash Monday — 56 years to the date after the famous showdown between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy — viewers will be on alert for any stumbles that might seal […]

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    Parishioners Fight to Reopen Catholic Church in Carbon County

    LANSFORD — Outside St. Katharine Drexel Roman Catholic Church in Lansford, instead of pews, people sat in fold-up chairs while they prayed and read scriptures. Kelly Kisenwether’s family joined the church three years ago and when it closed, they had to find another place to worship. “My kids are now at St. Jerome’s in Tamaqua. It was hard looking at the building. I look over at the school and I look at and think there was no reason to close […]

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    Plant in Danville to Close; People’s Futures Unclear

    DANVILLE — Metso Corporation designs equipment for the mining, oil, and gas industries. There are between 60 and 70 employees who work at the plant on Railroad Street in Danville. But early next year, the company is closing its Danville facility and moving operations to its plant in York. Montour County Commissioner Ken Holdren calls this a huge hit for Montour County. “We’re not talking about manufacturing line-type jobs. We’re talking about professional engineers who work there, who spend money […]

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    Severe Storms Leave Behind Damage in Central Pennsylvania

    LYCOMING COUNTY — Severe thunderstorms blew through central Pennsylvania Sunday afternoon, knocking down trees and leaving behind a mess for people to clean up. The heavy winds toppled trees and power lines, closing roads and knocking out electricity to thousands in the Muncy area. The damage is so bad that the Muncy School District cancelled classes for Monday. Lycoming County officials said storm damage was reported from the Elimsport area through Montgomery and into Muncy. One man who lives in the […]