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    Wanted Robbery Suspect and His Mother Found Dead

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — A man wanted for robbing an elderly woman in Clarks Summit was found dead.  So was his mother. An autopsy was done Friday morning on the bodies of Daniel Singer, 21, and his mother Bonnie Shelp, 58.  The coroner said afterward that he is waiting on toxicology results before determining the manner and cause of death. The bodies of Singer and Shelp were discovered in a home along Manning Road in Scott Township on Thursday. That came not […]

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is the suspect of the Chelsea explosion in New York City on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

    NY, NJ Bombings: After Suspect’s Capture, a Search for Clues Into His Past

    Elizabeth, NJ — Ahmad Rahami’s father says he called the FBI two years ago when his son was acting violently. That call adds to the mystery surrounding Rahami, the man who has been “directly linked” to Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey. The 28-year-old made lengthy trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan. He had a wife. She was pregnant. And Rahami spent time in jail following a family dispute. Why the FBI interviewed Rahami’s father in 2014 The FBI interviewed […]

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    Teacher Accused of Secretly Recording Girls Changing Inside closet

    NASHVILLE, Tenn — A teacher was arrested for allegedly making more than 50 videos of girls changing clothes inside a closet at a Nashville elementary school. Police arrested Jarrett Jones, 30, on Monday after hundreds of images of young girls and the videos were found on a hard drive at his Antioch home, according to WSMV. According to an affidavit, Jones created more than 50 videos on a hard drive that were made inside a closet of the music room […]

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    Police Investigating Death of Child

    TROUT RUN — State police in Lycoming County say they are investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy. Authorities didn’t give much information except to say the boy died on Rose Valley Road near Trout Run. There was an autopsy done on Friday,  though there hasn’t been word of the results yet.

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    Hackers Steal Medical Data of US Olympic Stars

    LONDON  — The World Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday that Russian hackers broke into its database, stealing medical data of Olympic stars including gold medal gymnast Simone Biles and tennis player Venus Williams. The cyber criminal group known as “Tsar Team” and “Fancy Bear” publicly released some of the stolen data and threatened to leak more in the future. The same group is thought to have been behind the Democratic National Committee hack in June — which released sensitive political strategy […]

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    Father and Son Scratched, Bitten by Fox in Home

    LYCOMING TOWNSHIP — An 8-year-old boy and his father were both attacked by a rabid gray fox that followed the boy right into his home. The animal was finally cornered inside the home near Williamsport, but not before it scratched the boy and bit the father. “It’s not common for a wild animal to come towards us,” said Pennsylvania Game Commission Officer Richard Macklem. Early Saturday morning, Officer Macklem was called to Maple Spring Road in Lycoming Township after a father and […]

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    Newswatch 16 Investigates: More from Mellow

    SCRANTON — Former state senator Bob Mellow from Lackawanna County gave his first television interview to Newswatch 16 investigative reporter Dave Bohman since his release from federal prison and then a halfway house after serving time for corruption. Click here for the first part of that interview. Bob Mellow has just written a book, in which he is trying to redefine the most recent chapters of a very public life. Shortly after he finished serving 40 years in the Pennsylvania […]

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    Sewer Treatment Facility Operator Indicted

    CLARKS SUMMIT — The operator of two sewage treatment facilities in Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties has been indicted accused of violating the federal Clean Water Act. The U.S. Attorney says David Klepadlo, 61, of Clarks Summit, and Klepadlo and Associates failed to do proper water testing at two locations. They serve the Greenfield Township Sewer Authority and the Benton Nicholson Joint Sewer Authority. Investigators said not only did those facilities not do the testing but also submitted false test results.

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    Healthwatch 16: Gastric Bypass Study Finds Keys to Long-Term Weight Loss

    GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER — A study done here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania was published last month by Jama Surgery. JAMA is Journal of the American Medical Association, a peer-reviewed national medical journal. The topic was gastric bypass surgery, specifically which patients had greater long-term weight loss. It was done by a team at Geisinger Medical Center. “I got all the way up to 330 pounds,” recalled Stephanie Ranck.  “I was miserable. If you saw a picture of me, you […]

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    Shamokin at Loyalsock

    The Lancers were knocked out of our Super 16 Countdown after a tough 42-41 loss to Mt. Carmel.  The Indians gave state powerhouse Southern Columbia all they could handle before losing.   Both teams will be looking for different results in week #2.

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    Presidential Debate Moderators Announced

    NEW YORK — This year’s three presidential debates will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz, and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. The vice presidential debate moderator is Elaine Quijano of CBS News. Holt, the anchor of the NBC Nightly News, will lead the first debate, which is set to take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on September 26. Cooper and Raddatz will co-moderate the second debate, which will be […]

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    New Winery Building Results in Larger Production of Wine

    STROUDSBURG — You would think they just won a NASCAR race, but the owners of Mountain View Winery in the Stroudsburg area were just celebrating the groundbreaking of a new winery building on Thursday afternoon. The new winery will be quadruple the size as the old one, which opened seven years ago, allowing the owners to host weddings and other large events. The winery will also be hiring a dozen more people when it opens in the spring. The expansion will […]