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    Liveblog: Election Coverage

    Follow Newswatch 16’s coverage of the 2015 primary election.  Check back for the latest updates from the polls. Get the latest results on the WNEP Election Results page.

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    Final Score: Discovery Channel 1, Pittsburgh Penguins 0

    A simple tweet by the Discovery Channel containing a fun penguin fact led to one of the funniest, and possibly only, Twitter smackdowns between a cable channel and a professional sports franchise to date. It all started with this tweet mentioning a fun fact about emperor penguins. @Discovery: “On average, emperor penguins grow to be 3.8 feet tall.” On average, emperor penguins grow to be 3.8 feet tall >> http://t.co/HpD6bwgzhQ pic.twitter.com/PgLuwLYuBB — Discovery (@Discovery) May 13, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins […]

  • Sharla Surprises the ‘Live! with Sharla’ Contest Winner

    We have a winner for the “Live! with Sharla” contest! One lucky Newswatch 16 viewer is heading to New York City with Sharla to see Live! with Kelly & Michael. Last night we surprised Mary Ann Cloruri, at her home in Scranton to tell her the big news.

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    The Muppets Return to ABC

    After nearly two decades, The Muppets return to ABC this fall. This won’t be the same Muppet Show you remember, The Muppets return to prime time with “a contemporary, documentary-style show that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires,” according to ABC’s official Muppet Show page.

  • Joe Makes Good On Bet, Wears Dress During Forecast

    This was the bet.  If we received three inches of snow in April, Mindi would lay in a casket holding rats or snakes.  If we did get three inches of snow, Joe would wear a dress.   Well, Mindi won the bet! While Joe made good on his bet by wearing a dress, Mindi was a good sport and laid in a casket with rats (the rats are her pets by the way).

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    Big Bird Puppeteer Shares Heartbreaking Story About Dying Fan

    Caroll Spinney, the man behind Sesame Street‘s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for the past 46 years, shared a heartbreaking story about a dying fan during an“Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit on Thursday. While promoting the I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story documentary, Spinney shared a touching story about a young boy dying from cancer and his friendship with Big Bird: I got a letter from a fan who said his little boy, who was 5 years […]

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    Cancerous Bass Caught in Susquehanna River Raising Concerns

    HARRISBURG (CNN/WPMT) — It’s a catch that would make any angler gasp — and not with pride. A smallmouth bass that was pulled out of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania had a large cancerous tumor protruding from its jaw. The fish was caught back in November, northwest of Harrisburg, and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced this week that independent laboratory tests had confirmed that the tumor was malignant — an unusual and worrisome development. Tests Confirm Rare Cancer […]

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    If the Newswatch 16 Team Were Avengers

    Inspired by a Tweet sent to WNEP for the #SocialAt7 segment on Newswatch 16 at 7, we put together a team of Newswatch 16 Avengers. @WNEP The Avengers was awesome, which avenger would the wnep staff be? #SocialAt7 #HulkAaron #CapSchaffer #ThorMcBride — Neil Prisco (@NeilPrisco) May 4, 2015

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    Woman’s Obituary Lists Unusual Number of Grandchildren

    At first glance, the obituary of Dorothy “Stella” Scrobola, contains the usual information you might expect to find. Born July 14, 1930, to Joseph and Anne Foley, Stella, to all who knew her, was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all who knew her. But near the end of Dorothy’s obituary published in the Times Leader from Apr. 26 to Apr. 28, 2015, amidst the list of surviving family members, we learn that Dorothy leaves behind “a  s***load of […]

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    April Snow Photo Gallery

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    Netflix Arrivals, Departures May 2015

    Here’s the complete list of what’s arriving and leaving Netflix streaming in May. All title dates are subject to change. Available May 1 Beyond Clueless (2014) Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013) Legally Blonde (2001) Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) Longmire: Season 3 No No: A Dockumentary (2014) Shameless: Series 10 The Last Waltz (1978) The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) Underclassman (2015) Witnesses: Season 1 Available May 2 Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets (2015) LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Amazing Word Explorers (2015) Available May […]

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    Photo Gallery: Large Hail

    Strong storms moved through the area Monday. Many viewers sent in photos of large hail stones.


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