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    1 Killed, 21 Hurt in Attack at American University in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Breaking: One guard was killed and 21 students were injured Wednesday in an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, said the head of Kabul Hospitals. Previous story: Chemistry professor Ahmad Samin was teaching a class Wednesday evening when assailants opened fire and detonated explosives on American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. […]

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    Red Cross Installs Free Smoke Alarms After House Fire Claims a Life

    SCRANTON — Volunteers with the American Red Cross fanned out along the 800 block of Hickory Street in south Scranton, going door to door, asking homeowners if they needed a smoke alarm installed in their house, all free of charge. “That’s really nice because this is an old neighborhood and I think there’s older people […]

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    Trump Says He Regrets Sometimes Saying the Wrong Thing

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (CNN) — Donald Trump, in a remarkable break with his characteristically unapologetic style, acknowledged Thursday that he has sometimes said “the wrong thing” and said he regretted some of his controversial statements. “Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or […]

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    Woman Accused of Being High, Causing Deadly Wreck

    OLD FORGE —  Police charged a woman Thursday with being high on cocaine when she caused a deadly crash in Lackawanna County. Janet Rinaldi, 58, of Old Forge was charged with homicide by motor vehicle while driving under the influence for the wreck back in June. Police say Rinaldi was going almost twice the speed […]

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    12th Annual Grand Slam Parade Kicks Off Little League World Series

    WILLIAMSPORT — The biggest event to hit central Pennsylvania is gearing up for an at-bat! The Little League World Series will kick off Thursday in South Williamsport but Wednesday night the annual Grand Slam Parade was held in Williamsport, marking the start of the festivities. Float after float carrying eager Little Leaguers marched down West Fourth […]

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    Grand Slam Parade Kicks Off in Williamsport

    WILLIAMSPORT — Williamsport is ready to welcome the world. The 12th annual Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade kicked off Wednesday afternoon. People from all over the world have been making their way to Williamsport to celebrate the start of the Little League World Series. Preparing to welcome nearly 40,000 people doesn’t just happen […]

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    From One Former Attorney General to Another

    SCRANTON — Kathleen Kane, now officially a former attorney general, worked her last day in the Scranton field office on Lackawanna Avenue. Kane becomes the second state attorney general to resign amid a political scandal. The first also calls Lackawanna County home, but he insists the similarities end there. Former attorney general Ernie Preate may […]

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    Watch: Joe Snedeker Continues August Tradition, Eats ‘Devil’s Tongue’ Pepper Live

    Morning meteoroligist Joe Snedeker kept his August tradition alive, eating a Devil Tongue pepper live during Newswatch 16 This Morning on Wednesday. Devil’s Tongue peppers register between 125,000 – 325,000 Scoville Units or SHU, the standard measure for pepper heat. To put it in perspective, a Trinidad Scorpion pepper (one of the hottest) registers between […]

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    Runners Fall, Give Us the Most Uplifting Moment of the Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO — It could have been a moment of controversy or anger. Instead it turned into a perfect demonstration of one of Olympism’s founding principles — that it’s “a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind.” As New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin competed in […]

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    Dramatic Video Shows Woman, Dog Pulled From Sinking Car During Louisiana Flood

    BATON ROUGE — Dramatic footage captured by WAFB in Louisiana shows the moment a woman and her dog were saved from a car sinking in flood waters. The local television station was with rescue crews near Baton Rouge on Saturday when they came across a sinking car. One of the men on the boat, identified as […]


    Preparations Underway for Clinton/Biden Rally

    SCRANTON — It’s “take two” for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s return to Scranton. The phones are busy and the paint is flowing inside the campaign’s local headquarters in downtown Scranton as volunteers paint signs and place calls, ahead of the candidate’s visit on Monday. “I really think it’s 50/50 in this area, and we […]

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    Williamsport City Council Reviewing Mayor’s Office and Police Department After Allegations

    UPDATE: Newswatch 16 has just learned Williamsport City Council is in the process of reviewing the mayor’s office and police department after the mayor’s wife filed a PFA against him. Newswatch 16 first told you about the allegations of abuse against Mayor Gabe Campana late last week. Now, the city council has announced it’s reviewing […]