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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 […]

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    Body Found in Susquehanna River Identified

    UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — Investigators have identified the man found dead in the Susquehanna River in Northumberland County on Wednesday. The coroner has identified him as Carlos Ortiz, age 38, of Sunbury. The cause and manner of death will not be listed until results from toxicology tests are complete. A kayaker in the river spotted Ortiz’s body near the Edison Bridge on Wednesday morning.

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    Massive Explosion at SpaceX Launch Pad at Cape Canaveral

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A SpaceX rocket exploded at its Cape Canaveral launch pad Thursday morning, destroying the rocket and the satellite it was due to launch on Saturday. SpaceX said there were no injuries as a result of the explosion, which it described as an “anomaly.” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the explosion happened while the rocket was being fueled, but that the cause of the blast is still unknown. Loss of Falcon vehicle today during propellant fill […]

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    Mexican president says he told Trump, ‘Mexico will not pay for the wall’

    Donald Trump flew into a nation he has constantly berated during his campaign to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto and said they discussed a wall he has vowed to build on the US’s southern border, but not his demand that Mexico pay for it — an assertion the Mexican president later disputed. “At the start of the conversation with Donald Trump, I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall,” Peña Nieto tweeted, after their meeting Wednesday. […]

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    UGI Natural Gas Rates Going Up

    Your natural gas bill will be going up. UGI Penn Natural Gas announced its rates will increase on September 1, 2016. The average customer’s bill will rise by 8.3 percent, going from about $76 per month to $82 per month. “This increase is a result of the company under-recovering gas costs,” said Paul Szykman, UGI’s vice president of rates. UGI said thanks to locally produced shale gas, rates have been able to stay stable in recent years, and even despite […]

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    Trump to Meet with Mexican President During Last Minute Trip

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump is traveling to Mexico Wednesday to meet with the country’s president just hours before he is set to deliver a speech focused on immigration policy. “I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow,” the Republican presidential nominee tweeted Tuesday. The office of the Mexican President confirmed in a tweet late Tuesday night that Trump had accepted Peña Nieto’s invitation and that the two […]

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    Suspected Meth Lab Discovered in Wyoming County

    EATON TOWNSHIP — State police discovered a suspected meth lab in a home in Wyoming County. Troopers went to the home on Goble Hill Road near Tunkhannock on August 16. As troopers approached the home, one man ran off into the woods. Investigators found items they believe were used in manufacturing meth inside the house. Children and Youth were called to take a 2-year-old child that also lived in the home. The man who ran was identified as Travis Davis […]

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    Crash Injures Two, Damages Luzerne County Restaurant

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — A crash in Luzerne County Friday morning damaged a restaurant and sent two people to the hospital. It happened around 7:30 a.m. at Stookey’s Bar-B-Que on Route 11 near West Nanticoke. A car collided with a tractor-trailer in front of the restaurant and slammed into the building. Both drivers were taken to the hospital. The owner of the restaurant thinks the building may have been knocked off its foundation. “The building took a significant impact. It moved the […]


    Statewide Database Aims to Decrease Opioid Abuse

    SCRANTON — Pennsylvania has a new tool to fight prescription abuse. Officials hope the new database will reduce the number of people who abuse painkillers. Pennsylvania became the 49th state to have a prescription drug monitoring program. The program allows doctors and pharmacists to see what medications a patient is already taking before writing out or filling a new prescription. At Andrew Brown’s Drug Store in Scranton, owner Michael Brown has access to a new, statewide database. Brow checks the […]

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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. Quickly, the lights went out. “It was very dark, (and) everyone was running. Everyone started screaming,” said Samin, who is a U.S. citizen. “(It) was […]

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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 who need that to go around and knock and see if they have alarms, smoke alarms,” said neighbor Jane Osborne. This push for safety comes […]

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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 you say the wrong thing. I have done that. And believe it or not, I regret it. And I do regret it, particularly where it […]