Trump Signs Executive Order on Obamacare

    WASHINGTON – Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare. The multi-part executive order stated that the administration’s official policy is “to seek the prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act — but at the same time emphasized that his administration must continue to uphold the law. With his signature, Trump sent a powerful signal […]

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    Blue Ridge School District Delayed Due to Power Outage

    SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY — The Blue Ridge School District will run on a two-hour delay Tuesday. It’s all because of a power outage. Click here to stay up to date with the outages in Susquehanna County.

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    Wayne County Readies for Winter Weather

    PRESTON TOWNSHIP — The first dose of wintry weather is on tap for parts of our area Thursday. In Bethany, north of Honesdale, it’s still green grass but by morning, certain spots north of here could see a couple inches of snow. Chilling winds blew through this part of northern Wayne County on this October day. It was so frigid that Cold Spring is living up to its name and now, there’s snow in the forecast. “You get ready for it […]

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    Cleaning up After Flooding in Sullivan County

    HILLSGROVE TOWNSHIP — As flood cleanup continues in Sullivan County, there are feelings of both shock and disbelief. Houses that stood for more than 100 years are now reduced to rubble. On Sunday, people stood at the damaged bridge on Route 87 just days after flooding ripped through Hillsgrove Township south of Forksville. Crews were out since early in the morning clearing debris while residents tried to put their lives back together. “The work that is involved is unbelievable. It […]

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    Residents Stranded, Schools Closed Due to Flooding in Lycoming County

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — Several inches of rain in some places overnight is causing major flooding in some areas including Lycoming County. Officials say most of Eldred Township was flooded by early morning on Friday, but the water is going down. Mill Creek spilled over onto roads and into homes near Montoursville without much warning. 15-20 people trapped in homes by flooding near Trout Run. Rescue boats and helicopters on route @WNEP — Kristina Papa (@_KristinaPapa) October 21, 2016 “I […]

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    Classes to Resume Tuesday at Bancroft Elementary in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Air quality tests have come back normal, meaning classes will resume Tuesday at George Bancroft Elementary in Scranton. Testing last week revealed an issue at the school on Albright Avenue. School officials hired a cleaning service to sterilize the building over the weekend. The air was tested on Monday and everything came back normal. Scranton School District Superintendent Alexis T. Kirijan said classes will begin on a one-and-a-half-hour delay to allow teachers time to resettle into their classrooms. […]

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    As Strike Looms, ESU Students Ask Questions At Special Forum

    EAST STROUDSBURG — As a strike looms at 14 state system universities, including East Stroudsburg University, administrators spoke with students in a special question and answer forum Tuesday night. Dozens of East Stroudsburg University students filled an auditorium on campus for the event. “Makes me a little bit nervous because I don’t want to be off track for my graduation, and I don’t really know what to expect with all of it, like how long is it going last? Is […]

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    Oz For A Cause

    Break out your ruby red slippers! It’s a chance to take a trip down the yellow brick road and it’s all in the name of helping a nonprofit school in Luzerne County. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey visited the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (WVCA) in Forty Fort Monday for a closer look at the “Journey to Oz” event. The money raised from the upcoming gala benefits the nonprofit school. The facility helps children with or without developmental delays. It also offers children […]

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    Scranton Schools Dismiss Early Due To Heat

    SCRANTON — Another hot humid day means more schools dismissing early because of the heat. Hundreds of students are starting their weekends early because it was so steamy in school. Two school districts had early dismissals Friday morning because of the hot weather. Officials at Tunkhannock Area and Scranton both decided it was too warm for the kids to stay in class. Teachers at John Adams Elementary School in Scranton have bus duty down to a science. It’s just a […]

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    With PA Rape Kits Backlogged, Many Urge More Has To Be Done

    EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY — While some students played Frisbee and walked to and from classes Wednesday evening, others gathered in a dark auditorium on campus to watch an award-winning documentary about sexual assault on campuses, called “The Hunting Ground.” “It’s a really, really eye-opening documentary and it also highlights how oftentimes schools are actually deliberately covering up cases of sexual violence,” said Sofie Karasek, Director of Education and Co-Founder of End Rape on Campus. Karasek was featured in the documentary […]

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    Can a Baby’s Motor Skills Predict Future Success?

    The moment when a baby crawls or walks for the first time is something most of us document in our family scrapbooks for sentimental reasons, but a new study suggests that the milestone could provide valuable foresight. Scientists have long known that certain motor milestones, such as crawling or walking, can help parents and clinicians track early childhood development. Now, it turns out that those milestones might be tied to a child’s future development, according to the study, which published […]

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    Slow Start to Memorial Day Weekend for Some Travelers

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Some drivers hoping to get a jump on travel this Memorial Day weekend were caught in back-ups Friday on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County. Near the Scott exit, the highway is down to one lane. There are no workers there, but its part of an ongoing project. “A little hot and sweaty and slow. Slow. We’ve been on the road since 2, and we haven’t made it very far. It feels like there’s more people on the road,” […]