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    NASA Holds Day of Remembrance on 30th Anniversary of Challenger Tragedy

    January 28, 2016 marks 30 years since the Shuttle Challenger had a booster engine fail, causing the shuttle to break apart and kill all seven crewmembers on board. It happened just 73 seconds after launch on the morning of January 28, 1986. President Ronald Reagan eulogized the crew, quoting from the poem High Flight: “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the […]

  • PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA - FEBRUARY 2: Groundhog handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil after he saw his shadow predicting 6 more weeks of winter during 126th annual Groundhog Day festivities on February 2, 2012 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

    Take Our Groundhog Day Quiz

    Here's a look at what you need to know about Groundhog Day, an American tradition that is meant to predict when spring will arrive.

  • Snow squirrel

    No Snowshoes, No Problem for this Squirrel

    Last weekend’s snowstorm left anything from a few inches to a few feet of snow throughout our area making it hard to get around for some of us. That wasn’t the case for one persistent woodland creature! A Newswatch 16 viewer sent in this adorable video showing a squirrel channeling its inner groundhog to get to its destination. Brighten a friend’s day and share the video below!  

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    Netflix Arrivals, Departures February 2016

    In February, several originals will be added to the streaming service. For those “Full House” fans, “Fuller House: Season 1″ tops the list of new arrivals. “Doctor Who” fans, seasons 1-8 will be leaving Netflix in February, so this is your last chance to watch them again or enjoy the series for the first time. Here’s the full list: ARRIVING: Avail 2/1/16 A Picture of You (2014) Estranged siblings travel to rural Pennsylvania to close the home of their recently […]

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    First Snow Storm of 2016 Photo Gallery

    From Sledding to shoveling, snow angels to snow piles, share your photos with us here!

  • Computer Hacking

    Here are the 25 Most Commonly Used Passwords

    Keeping track of all the passwords we use for our computers can be tricky sometimes, but keeping it simple probably isn’t the answer. SplashData, a computer security company, has unveiled its list of the most commonly used passwords. If you are using them, lots of other people are too and that leaves you vulnerable to hacks and people getting into your private info. What are some of the most commonly used passwords? Topping the list for the second straight year […]

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    Here are the Winning Numbers for $1.5 Billion Powerball Drawing

    Here are the winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing: 4, 8, 19, 27, 34, and Powerball 10 The official California Lottery Twitter account announced a jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills, California. We have a winner in California! A jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills. We’re still awaiting results from other states. — California Lottery (@calottery) January 14, 2016 Wednesday night’s jackpot is an estimated $1.5 billion and has a cash value of $929.9 million and chances […]

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    Quick, Cheap Way to Defrost Your Windshield

    SCRANTON — Now that the cold temperatures have returned and winter has settled in across the area, drivers are waking up to find their windows frosted and fogged up. Most of us don’t have a remote start for our vehicles, so turning on the car’s heater while you get ready is not an option. But the idea of sitting in your freezing car, waiting for the windows to defrost, is not exactly optimal. What to do? Ice scraping can be […]

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    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.

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    Wegmans Recalls More Than 1,000 Pounds of Uninspected Chicken

    WASHINGTON – Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is recalling approximately 1,125 pounds of chicken products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The chicken items were produced on Jan. 3, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] Approximately 1-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing “Wegmans Italian Flavored Chicken Breast Cutlet” with a use-by date of 1/24/2016. Approximately 1-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing “Wegmans Brown […]

  • Man mistaken as Santa

    Little Girl Mistakes Bearded Shopper for Santa Claus, He Plays Along Perfectly

    Hurricane, WV — A little girl in a West Virginia Walmart saw another shopper with a red shirt and a white beard and thought he was Santa. In the video, you see little Sophie Riley slowly walk up to the man she believes is Kris Kringle himself. Without missing a beat, the good-natured lookalike played right along. Sarah let him know that there would be cookies waiting for him, but that he’d have to share them with the reindeer. Sarah’s dad […]

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    WNEP Staff Holiday Greeting 12


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