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  • February 2018 Snowfall Photo Gallery

    Have photos of the latest storm? Share them to our February 2018 Snowfall Photo Gallery

  • School Closings and Delays

    Click HERE for the latest list of school closings and delays. On the go?  Choose to get school closing push notifications in the My WNEP section of the free WNEP app.

  • Oscars 2018: Here’s a Complete Guide on Where, How, and Why to Watch

    LOS ANGELES — The red carpet, the stars, the fashion, the acceptance speeches. It’s all going down at the 90th Academy Awards. Here’s what you need to know about the ceremony: Want to play along? Download a ballot HERE and challenge your friends, family! Who’s hosting the Academy Awards? Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will (hopefully) bring the funny again, just as he did at last year’s ceremony. Given his more politically-charged monologues recently on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” there are sure […]

  • Pet Slideshow: February 2018

    Check out some adorable pet pics and submit your own to our Pet Slideshow!

  • Graco Recalls Highchairs Due to Fall Hazard

    A Graco highchair is being recalled after five reports of children falling, resulting in bumps and bruises. The Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 highchair was sold at Walmart stores from October 2016 through December 2017 for about $100. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Graco has received 38 reports of the rear leg turning out of position. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience our consumers may have experienced and we appreciate the loyalty of our consumers,” Graco said in a statement on the company’s website. […]

  • Live Blog: Inside the Blessing Ceremony Involving AR-15 Rifles at Sanctuary Church

    DREHER TOWNSHIP — The Sanctuary Church in Wayne County is preparing for up to 600 worshipers Wednesday in the Newfoundland area, many bringing AR-15 rifles with them. Newswatch 16 has crews at the ceremony and we will be updating this Live Blog with the latest information throughout the day.  

  • Underground Microphone Comes to Scranton Cultural Center

    SCRANTON — An open mic series in Scranton is letting local artists showcase their talents. The Underground Microphone series at the Scranton Cultural Center features live performances. Each week, a comedian, a poet, and two musicians typically take the stage. Lily Mao helped start the series back in October. She also handles most of the emcee duties at the all ages events. “It’s been phenomenal. We’ve definitely linked a lot of people up musically, poetically. Just a lot of artists coming […]

  • 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show Road Trip Contest

    UPDATE: The names have been drawn and the lucky winners have been notified!  Thanks for entering, and stay tuned for more great Home & Backyard contests! Original Post: WNEP-TV’s Home and Backyard is heading on a bus trip to the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show, Monday, March 5th! 25 Lucky winners and their guests will travel with Home and Backyard to the flower show courtesy of Davis Bus and Limo. The contest begins Feb 10th and ends Feb. 24 at 11:59pm. […]

  • Hyundai, Toyota Recalling More Than 100,000 Vehicles

    There’s a warning out for Toyota or Hyundai drivers. The automakers are recalling more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs. Hyundai says the steering wheel on 2018 Santa Fe SUVs can break away from the steering column. Toyota is recalling 2018 Tundra pickups and 2018 Sequoia SUVs because their electronic stability control systems shut down unexpectedly. Owners will be contacted next month. For more information on the recalls, click here.

  • Metallica Announces ‘WorldWired’ Tour Stops in Pittsburgh, State College

    Metallica’s WorldWired Tour will be making two stops in Pennsylvania, the band announced Monday. The #WorldWired Tour is coming to North America in 2018 & 2019! 🇺🇸🇨🇦 Visit for tour dates & ticket info. — Metallica (@Metallica) February 26, 2018 The iconic rockers will play shows in Pittsburgh and State College this October. Metallica’s October 18 performance in Pittsburgh will be their first in the city since 2004 while their October 20 show in State College will their first at […]

  • ‘SHS’ School Threat Hoax Prompts Concerns in Pennsylvania, Around Country

    Police and school officials around the country are on alert after a social media post threatening violence against a school referred to only “SHS” has gone viral. The vague threat appears to be posted to a Facebook account belonging to a “Ray Andres.” In the first message, the poster says “Yes, SHS is the school I want.” That’s followed by another post saying “I will not begin telling people what my name is, but I will bring a gun to […]

  • Billy Graham to Lie in Honor at US Capitol, The First Private Citizen Since Rosa Parks

    WASHINGTON — The Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honor in the US Capitol rotunda beginning next week, House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement on Thursday. The tradition of using the Capitol Rotunda to pay tribute to distinguished Americans began in 1852, but historically that honor has been given to military officers and elected officials who have “lain in state.” More recently, Congress has allowed pre-eminent citizens to “lie in honor.” Graham will be the first private citizen accorded such […]