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    The 2014 Tax Breaks You’ll Be Able To Take

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Well, finally. Congress on Tuesday night extended dozens of expired “temporary” tax breaks for 2014. It took the Senate, by a 76 to 16 vote, until the week after Congress was supposed to adjourn to pass the bill, which the House had already approved. The bill will now be sent to […]

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    Snow Could Disrupt Finals Week At Colleges

    SCRANTON — It’s bad timing for a possible snowstorm at many colleges and universities in our area. It’s finals week. Snow Tuesday and Wednesday could delay those exams and make Christmas break a little shorter. The schools tell us they have contingency plans for a snow day during finals, but we found students at Marywood […]

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    Tricky Thanksgiving Travel

    STROUDSBURG — The last thing you need as you are trying to get somewhere for Thanksgiving is bad weather. But after we broke a record high temperature Monday, snow is now forecast for Wednesday. The storm Wednesday will hug the coast, so the father east you live – Wayne, Pike, Monroe Counties – the more […]

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    Attorney General Kane Releases Report on Jerry Sandusky Investigation

    HARRISBURG — A report on the Jerry Sandusky investigation released by Attorney General Kathleen Kane says the investigation took too long and cited a lack of urgency. The report was released at a news conference Monday in Harrisburg. “The facts show an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator,” Kane […]

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    School Closure Debate

    STROUDSBURG — Tempers flared and insults flew at a school board meeting in the Poconos Wednesday night. Emotions among parents and board members in the Stroudsburg Area School District boiled over as the board discussed closing two elementary schools. The superintendent said Ramsey Elementary is set to close June 15th of this year and Clearview […]

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    Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour Opens After Delay

    SCRANTON — The hoist car at the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour carried fifth graders from the Hanover Area School District at long last. They were one of the first to take the tour after its opening was delayed by three weeks. “Well, I wouldn’t want to be a coal miner, but I would want to […]

  • Dealing With Spring Snow

    The cleanup continues after our latest blast of wintry weather in spring. And all the snow and ice is being blamed for a number of crashes in our area. The calendar may say spring, but you wouldn’t know that by looking outside in many parts of our area. People are left digging out from up […]

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    Winter’s Grip Holds Tight, Snow & Ice Cover Roadways

    This latest batch of wintry weather may leave quickly with a warm up Monday afternoon, but not before causing another morning of school delays and slow-moving traffic. Folks in the Northern Tier are waking up to over nine inches of white stuff.  In other parts of the area, an icy mix layered by wet snow […]

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    VP Biden’s Visit To NEPA Included Surprise Stop At Terry’s Diner

    Before Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Greater Pittston Dinner at the Woodlands Resort, he has a very busy day, visiting parts of our area. One of those visits was a surprise stop at Terry’s Diner in Moosic! It was a hearty welcome home for Scranton`s native son […]

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    Hoodie Hoo Day!!

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — It is Hoodie Hoo day! Drop what you’re doing, head outside, and yell “Hoodie Hoo!!!” That’s what some folks in Schuylkill Haven did although temperatures were  in the 40’s. But residents gathered anyway and tried to scare winter away with a little song and yelling. “Young and old and if you’re cold, […]

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    Snow Keeps Schools Open in Hanover Township

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Parking lots full of parents and buses lined the road outside Memorial Elementary School in Hanover Township. This would all be normal for a Monday, except that it also happens to be Presidents Day, a national holiday. “They were happy they had Valentine’s Day off, but then they were not so happy […]

  • Beh and Khalife National Signing Day

    Noah Beh the Scranton Prep defensive lineman is off to Penn State after making it official on Thursday just one day after National Signing Day-the delay due in large part to the snow storm that hit most of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning. Also making his visit official is Wilkes-Barre Coughlin offensive lineman […]