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    Pet Slideshow: January 2015

    Check out some of these great pet pics to start the new year!

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    Penn State’s THON Raises Over $13 Million

    UNIVERSITY PARK — The annual dance marathon at Penn State, better known as THON, has done it again. Students danced non-stop for near two days and it was all to help kids. Once they stood up, they didn’t sit down for 46 hours. “It’s the best thing that you can do at Penn State. It’s the best part of the year,” said Joshua Williams, Jim Thorpe. “It’s what makes February so great in my opinion.” All weekend long, thousands of […]

  • Incredible: Driver Parks Car on Stairs at Ski Resort

    UNION DALE — Police in Susquehanna County want to know what led to this incredible scene. Visitors to Elk Mountain in Union Dale tell us a woman drove her car down a walkway Friday night and attempted to drive the car down some steps. As you might expect, the car got stuck. Newswatch 16 is told the driver ran away. Police are not yet saying if they caught up with the driver in Susquehanna County.

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    Dramatic Video of Truck Sliding Down Icy Alabama Hill, Crashing Into Cars

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Drivers in one Huntsville neighborhood had a tough afternoon. Resident Stewart Stokes said, “The hill that I grew up on sledding down is definitely one that far too many people underestimate when it comes to ice and snow. ” The icy weather caused a truck to slide down the street. Two neighbors there were able to capture the collision on camera. Stokes added, “It is a blessing that no one was hurt. I loved the neighbor on the Gator […]

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    LIVE: Penn State’s THON

    STATE COLLEGE — Hundreds of Penn State students will be on their feet for 46 hours straight this weekend in a battle against childhood cancer. Penn State’s THON is taking over the Bryce Jordan Center. WPSU will also be providing a stream of the THON webcast for the 46+ hours of THON: The webcast will begin on Friday, Feb. 20, at around 4:30pm. The webcast will end shortly after the reveal of the final fundraising totals on Sunday, Feb. 22. Childhood cancers are the […]

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    Wife Who Lost Newborn Daughter Now Saying Goodbye to Husband

    CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. — Jake and Kelly Francis lost their daughter just six months ago, but now Kelly has to prepare for life without her husband. The couple fell in love and were shocked when Jake was diagnosed with testicular cancer, according to WXPI. Jake completed chemotherapy and they later married. They were happy to reach five years without cancer, when patients are considered cured. But it wasn’t the end of Jake’s fight as he was diagnosed with a different […]

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    Cold Temps Keep Many Skiers Inside

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — Presidents Day weekend is always a busy few days on the slopes, but the bitter cold temperatures threw a wrench in plans for skiers and snowboarders this weekend. With temperatures down to single digits and wind chill warnings in effect, you would think people would want to stay inside. But that wasn`t the case for a few people at Alpine Ski Resort in Monroe County. “My nose was starting to like freeze and my cheeks were getting […]

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    Pike County Paupack Polar Plunge

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — The chilly temps and snow didn’t keep the daredevils from taking a frosty dip in Pike County. They dove into Lake Wallenpaupack for the Fourth Annual Paupack Plunge. “We’ve done it here and a couple other places.  Our cousins get together for Team Steele, ” said John Lamoreaux, Harveys Lake. Despite the freezing cold temperatures in this part of Pike County, more than 150 dressed in bathing suits and costumes, signed up and plunged into the lake […]

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    Keeping Pets Safe In Freezing Weather

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — The coldest weather of the season also brings an increase in the number of reports of pets being left out in the elements. Two dogs were taken in at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter over the past few days, just barely escaping some of the coldest days of the year. Friday afternoon, a male Bichon Frisé was picked up by his owner while the other, a Chihuahua found inside a recently towed car in Scranton, still waits […]

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    NC Mom with 4 kids, One with Cerebral Palsy, Wins $188M from Powerball

    SHALLOTTE, N.C. — One of the three winning tickets in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing belongs to Marie Holmes, a 26-year-old mother with four kids, one of whom has cerebral palsy, WECT reported. She bought the ticket at Scotchman convenience store on Whiteville Road in Shallotte, N.C. She takes home a piece of the $564 million jackpot — roughly $188 million, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. “I don’t think it’s really hit me,” she said. “I guess when it hits my […]

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    Police Investigating After Body Found in Susquehanna County

    GREAT BEND TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating after a body was found in Susquehanna County. Crews spent hours on a back road near Hallstead for most of the day Tuesday. State police said someone discovered a man’s body on Harmony Road in Great Bend Township. The body was found sometime between late morning and early afternoon. When Newswatch 16 arrived at the scene, which is about three miles from Route 11, it was heavily occupied by numerous state police and emergency […]

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    Snow Piles Removed from Downtown Scranton

    SCRANTON — It was a little easier to find a place to park in downtown Scranton Saturday. DPW crews worked for hours overnight to remove snow that was piled up on the streets around Courthouse Square. Business owners in the area are thrilled with the work. “It’s really great as part of a safety issue. It’s really great for people to be able to get out of their cars and come straight onto the sidewalk,” said Micah Woodard, owner of Lavish. […]


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