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    Judge: Alleged Ross Township Shooter Rockne Newell Competent to Stand Trial

    STROUDSBURG — A Monroe County judge has denied a petition that alleged Ross Township shooter Rockne Newell is incompetent to stand trial. Newell is accused of opening fire at a township meeting at the Ross Township Municipal Building on August 5, 2013, killing three and wounding two others. Newell’s attorneys argued he does not pay […]

  • Does It Really Work? Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

    Kurt Aaron tested out the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker to find out, “Does It Really Work?” The maker claims it will cook everything at once in five minutes or less.  It works by putting everything in layers, closing the lid, and cooking everything at the same time.  The layers are removable for easy cleaning […]

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    State Of Emergency In Freeland

    FREELAND — Crews are now using welders to try to thaw frozen pipes and the mayor of Freeland has declared a state of emergency. That state of emergency was declared Tuesday afternoon and the number of people dealing with frozen pipes in Freeland keeps growing. The water authority is overwhelmed trying to thaw out pipes […]

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    Eating Peanuts as a Baby Can Cut Allergy Risk by 80 Percent, New Study Suggests

    (CNN) — Parents who have children with food allergies know all too well about the headaches in keeping their lives “nut-free.” But a new study suggests that peanut allergy can be prevented at a young age by embracing peanuts, not avoiding them. Eating peanut products as a baby significantly reduces the risk of developing the […]

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    TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Work Postponed on Interstate 81

    UPDATE:  PennDOT now says the work on Interstate 81 is postponed. As a result of the cold weather, the fuel line in the contractors equipment has frozen. There is no word when the work will be done. LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Expect significant delays on Interstate 81 Tuesday morning. PennDOT says there will be a lane […]

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    Freeland Residents Go Days Without Water

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Even as the temperature outside trickled just above freezing, there are still plenty of people dealing with frozen pipes. It has not been an easy couple of days for people like Jason Hopeck of Freeland. “Wednesday when I came home from work, [my] normal routine is putting my dogs out and giving […]

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    Dentist Charged in Death of Patient After Trying to Remove 20 of Her Teeth

    ENFIELD, CT (WFSB) — A Connecticut dentist turned himself into Enfield police on Tuesday in connection with the death of one of his patients. Dr. Rashmi Chhotabhai Patel, 45, of Suffield, was charged with criminally negligent homicide and tampering with evidence on Tuesday. Judy Gan, 64, and her husband Michael arrived at Enfield Family Dental, […]

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    Schools Wants the Public to Weigh in on Possible Merger

    POTTSVILLE — The Pottsville Area and Saint Clair Area school districts have had a close relationship for about 25 years, but they might just become one. The school boards are discussing a possible merger between the districts. School officials hired a firm to complete a feasibility study on the idea. The results are out and the […]

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    Runaway Truck Damaged Car, Home in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A runaway truck damaged a car and a home in Scranton late Tuesday night. Officials said a truck went off Main Avenue around 11:30 p.m. and slammed into a parked car, which then hit the home. The woman who lives there was shaken up by the crash. “I opened the door and I […]

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    Frozen Pipes and Blow Dryer Spark House Fire

    LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP — A family in Carbon County had horrible results trying to thaw a pipe with a blow dryer. The family was working to fix some frozen pipes in their home near Palmerton, but that quickly turned into a major house fire late Monday morning in Carbon County. Smoke billowed out from the […]

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    Executions on Hold In Pennsylvania

    SCRANTON — No one has been executed in Pennsylvania since Gary Heidnik in 1999. So statewide, it may seem that a moratorium on the death penalty already exists. The governor’s action Friday only makes it official. However, a moratorium on the death penalty does have an impact on prosecutors in our area where there are at […]

  • Does It Really Work? BeActive

    This is BeActive!  The maker claims, it will help relieve lower back pain!  It works on the left and right leg.  One size fits all and can be used by men and women.  The maker claims, lower back pain radiates from the lower back to your extremities.  The secret to BeActive is the calf wrap […]