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  • Your Netflix Subscription Price Is About to Increase

    The cost of the popular streaming service is about to go up, but how much? Netflix is increasing the price on two of its subscription tiers. The “Standard” plan, which allows users to watch HD content on two screens at the same time, will increase from $9.99 to $10.99 per month, according to Fortune. The “Premium” plan, which allows for four simultaneous streams and 4K content, will jump to $13.99 from $11.99. There is some good news for subscribers to […]

  • Here’s the List of Stores That Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017

    Thanksgiving marks the beginning of holiday shopping season for some. But if you’re looking to get out and snag some  ‘turkey day’ deals, you’ll be out of luck at some stores this year. In recent years, many large retailers opened their doors on Thanksgiving day to get a jump on Black Friday sales. This year, however, more than 50 stores will be closed on the holiday, according to the deals site In a statement, announced that they have confirmed […]

  • Operation Save A Life: Have An Escape Plan

    In a fire, every second counts. Have a plan to escape: Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows. Visit each room. Find two ways out. All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside. Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working. Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet […]

  • Pet Slideshow: September 2017

    Check out these adorable pet photos and submit your own!

  • National Coffee Day: Here’s Where to Get Some Great Coffee Deals

    Friday, September 29 is “National Coffee Day” and if you play your cards right, you can get a free cup of Joe. Below is list of some of the places you can “celebrate” the holiday. Participation may vary.  Call ahead to be sure that the location near you is taking part. Cinnabon: Each customer can get a free 12-ounce coffee on Friday, September 29, no purchase required. Get a FREE 12oz coffee on 9/29 all day! #SweetTalk — Cinnabon […]

  • Aurora Theater Shooter Transferred to Pennsylvania Prison

    DENVER — The Aurora theater shooter has been transferred to a federal prison, the Colorado Department of Corrections said Wednesday night, according to KDVR. The killer has been serving time in a Colorado state prison. “The state sought to place the inmate in the federal system several months ago, but placement required finding space at a facility that could provide appropriate security,” a statement from the DOC said. “That space recently became available and the move to the federal prison […]

  • PA Trucking Company Delivers Hay and Hope to Montana Drought, Wildfire Victims

    Eau Claire, PA — A trucking company from Butler County is getting national attention for delivering hay thousands of miles away to ranchers in Montana affected by drought and wildfires. “These ranches have been in these families for years, and it’s their livelihood,” Perry Altmire Jr. told the Billings Gazette. Altmire lives in Eau Claire, PA, a small town in Butler County, and spearheaded the “PA for Montana” effort to coordinate and deliver hay donations to the region. His trucking company […]

  • Bloomsburg Fair: 2017 ‘WNEP Free Stage’ Schedule

    There are lots of things to see and do at the Bloomsburg Fair, especially at the WNEP Free Stage! So before you head out, check the schedule below to make sure you don’t miss any of the great, free music and entertainment. *This information is subject to change, check back for the latest updates. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Bloomsburg Fair (Prelude Music), 6:30 PM Bloomsburg Fair Vesper Service, 7:00 PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 Midlife Cowboys, 1:00 PM Tom Davis, 3:00 […]

  • Live Blog: Follow the ‘Backyard Train’ on Its Journey Home to Scranton

    MOOSIC — A reminder to all viewers, WNEP-TV plans to pick up our new train set on Friday! Road Scholar and Hale Trailer have offered up a trolley-themed tractor-trailer to help us bring it back to Northeastern PA. Upon arrival in Northeastern Pennsylvania Friday afternoon, the train set will be taken to the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, 300 Cliff Street, Scranton. The train display will be assembled sometime next week.  It will be unveiled at a soon to […]

  • Hey, HBO – we accept the ‘greatest backyard train local news has ever seen!’

    Arrangements are being made and measurements are being taken for the backyard train, courtesy of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver. .@WNEP We made you this new backyard train. You need to come get it. We aren't going to keep it. — Last Week Tonight (@LastWeekTonight) September 11, 2017 On Sunday night’s show, Oliver showed some enthusiastic Talkback 16 calls about our backyard train and unveiled a new, larger, bigger, and better train layout featuring local area landmarks […]

  • WNEP Backyard Train in National Spotlight Again

    The train in the Newswatch 16 backyard is the national spotlight again. “My only criticism of your train set is I think you deserve a better one,” said John Oliver to on Sunday night’s episode of “Last Week Tonight.” He unveiled a large train set featuring a number of landmarks like the Electric City building, the Scranton Times building, and even though it’s not part of Scranton, a replica of the Tunkhannock Viaduct in Nicholson. Oliver featured the WNEP backyard […]

  • Matthew’s Miraculous Ice Cream Stand Raises Money for Kids with Cancer

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A 7-year-old boy from Lackawanna County has fought cancer many times. Now, he’s working to help other children. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and he organized a special event. On a gray, cloudy, September day, hundreds of people lined up for ice cream served by a warm ray of sunshine named Matthew McDonnell. Thanks to an intensive cell therapy, Matthew is in remission from stage four kidney cancer. “It’s because I get ninja cells in […]