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    Scranton Wrestling Off To 11-0 Start In Duals

    The Scranton wrestling team hasn’t finished over 500 since 2005. So 11-0 to start this season? That’s pretty big, to even optimistic coaches, like Al Russomano. “I would like to say, yes I have imagined it many times,” Russomano said. “Did I think it would happen this past year, this particular year? No.” But here they are, just a couple dual wins away from tying the school record of 13, set back in 1981. Senior captain Ian Evans is closing […]

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    Williamsport Weis to Close Next Month

    WILLIAMSPORT — Weis Markets has decided to close one of its grocery stores in Lycoming County next month. The store in Williamsport has been open for decades. The closing comes as a surprise to many of its shoppers. It’s hard for Latanya Baines to leave the Weis Markets in Williamsport empty handed. On her most recent trip, Baines noticed some of the shelves seemed bare. “What they are doing now is condensing down the shelves, you know what I am […]

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    Fighting to Save SCI Waymart

    CANAAN TOWNSHIP — Lawmakers toured one of the state prisons in our area Tuesday that’s on the short list for closing. The prison in Wayne County is one of five prisons in jeopardy. Lawmakers from northeastern Pennsylvania aren’t taking any chances and doing everything in their power to keep SCI Waymart open. The prison has nearly 1,500 inmates and is one of five state prisons on the potential chopping block. “These inmates basically are committed by the courts, criminally insane, […]

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    Pizza Shop in Tobyhanna Set to Close

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A pizza shop in the Poconos will close at the end of the month. Baby Bruno’s Pizzeria in Tobyhanna lost its lease. The place has been a lunch spot for many people in Tobyhanna for the past three years. Earlier this month, the owners were told their lease would not be renewed, but the pizza shop owners say they won’t be gone for long. Jacqueline Dondey from Tobyhanna is a regular customer at Baby Bruno’s on Route […]

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    Mixed Reaction to Closing of Ringling Brothers Circus

    WILKES-BARRE — The big top is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owners of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus announced the world’s best-known circus will close in May. The show’s yearly stops in our area drew thousands of fans. Jodie Januszko of Wilkes-Barre has brought her children and grandchildren the Ringling Brothers circus. She thought “The Greatest Show on Earth” would return every year, for years to come. “I’m kind of shocked. I know […]

  • A circus performer hangs upside down during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Washington, DC on March 19, 2015. Across America through the decades, children of all ages delighted in the arrival of the circus, with its retinue of clowns, acrobats and, most especially, elephants. But, bowing to criticism from animal rights groups, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced on March 5, 2015, it will phase out use of their emblematic Indian stars. AFP PHOTO/ ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS        (Photo credit should read Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Closing Circus

    PALMETTO, Fla. — The show will not go on. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced it will hold its final circus performances in May. Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, announced the news in a press release. Feld Entertainment is the producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Feld said ticket sales have been declining, especially since the show retired its elephants last spring. The iconic elephants featured prominently in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey shows […]

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    Community Weather Announcements

    Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans, and other changes due to the weather. Check back for the latest updates.

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    Jury Sentences Dylann Roof to Death

    Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof should be sentenced to death, a federal jury finds. — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 10, 2017 Twelve federal jurors said Tuesday that Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine people in a 2015 massacre at a historically black Charleston, South Carolina, church, should be put to death. The 10 women and two men recommended the death penalty for all 18 counts that carried that as a possible sentence. Judge Richard Gergel will […]

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    PennDOT: Rockwell Avenue Bridge to Open by July

    SCRANTON — PennDOT says there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for Scranton residents affected by a bridge closure. Officials say the Rockwell Avenue Bridge is scheduled to reopen just after the fifth anniversary of its closing. Residents in north Scranton have been waiting a long time for a bridge over Leggett’s Creek to be replaced. PennDOT says the wait on Rockwell Avenue in Scranton is almost over. The span should be done by July 1. Folks who […]

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    School District Hilariously Shuts Down Snow Day Requests on Twitter

    Kids in Georgia hoping the year’s first winter snow would land them a Friday off took to Twitter on Thursday to plead their case, and they found themselves an able sparring partner in the form of the unnamed handler of @CherokeeSchools. That’s the Twitter account for the Cherokee County School District, which claims more than 41,000 metro Atlanta students. The parry began Thursday evening as northern and central counties braced for up to 4 inches of snow, per the Atlanta […]

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    Heil’s Bar Packed For Closing Night

    SCRANTON — Dozens filled inside the walls of Heil’s Place on Wheeler Avenue in Scranton, as the bar closed after 43 years in business. When the popular spot opened at 4 p.m. for the last time, Annie Boniello had a spot at the bar, before it was packed just a few hours later. “It means a lot,” said Annie Boniello. ” We’ve been coming here for a very long time. A lot of my closest and dearest friends are here […]

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    Talkback: Presidential Inauguration, Stores Closing, and the Weather Department

    This edition of Talkback 16 starts with calls about the safety improvements planned at an intersection in Luzerne County. Plus, people called in to talk about the available tickets for the Presidential Inauguration as well as the stores closing in our area.