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    Which Presidential Candidate Gets the Most Money From Your State?

    Although online fundraising democratized the money-grabbing business in politics, some places are known for being cash cows — and yes, we are looking at you, New York and California. But with White House hopefuls hailing from all corners of the country this cycle, some states are playing an outsized role in campaign finance. InsideGov wanted […]

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    One Dead after Fatal Collision in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — One person is dead after a crash in Hazleton. According to police, a car driven by Jerome Sinkewicz, 55, of Plymouth and another car collided at the intersection of North Church and West 8th Streets around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday. Sinkewicz later died at the hospital. The driver of the other car involved was Eddy […]

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    In Salem Township: A Tale of Two Fires

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — Fire officials say two blazes in Luzerne County, unrelated and only a few hours apart, were the result of people trying to stay warm in bitterly cold temperatures. The first fire was at 115 Salem Boulevard–also known as Route 11–in Salem Township early Monday morning. “Pete told me he came down and […]

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    Americans Freed From Iran: What We Know and What’s Next

    The journey of Americans released from Iran is far from over. From the future of U.S.-Iranian relations to the fate of another missing American, Sunday’s release could mark just the beginning of more political maneuvering to come. Here’s the latest on the prisoner swap and what’s next: Which Americans were freed in the swap? Washington […]

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    Chipotle to Briefly Close All Restaurants on Feb. 8 for Company-Wide Meeting

    NEW YORK — Chipotle is shutting down all its stores nationwide for a few hours next month to hold staff meetings about food safety. The meeting will occur on February 8. Chipotle has suffered from several outbreaks of E. coli , salmonella and norovirus that poisoned customers and caused its stock price to plunge more than […]

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    Amazon Cuts Price for Prime to $73 This Weekend

    NEW YORK — Amazon will cut the price of its Amazon Prime membership from $99 to $73 for a little over a day this weekend. The company says it’s feeling good about winning two Golden Globes for “Mozart in the Jungle,” one of its original shows, and wants to celebrate. The discount begins Friday at […]

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    Moscow Searching For Sidewalk Solution

    MOSCOW — Some residents in the borough of Moscow feel disconnected from their downtown because a stretch of sidewalk is not handicapped accessible. Borough officials are working on a solution. Over the past few years, Main Street in Moscow has gotten a lot more pedestrian friendly, but the walking stops when you hit the borough’s […]

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    ‘Wall of Shame’ in Monroe County Courthouse

    STROUDSBURG — With an overwhelming number of outstanding warrants, the Monroe County Sheriff’s department has come up with a new way to try to track people down. On Thursday, the sheriff’s department put up what it calls a “Wall of Shame” in the courthouse, right outside the office on the second floor of the Monroe […]

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    David Bowie, 69, Dies after Battle with Cancer

    David Bowie, whose incomparable sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died. He was 69. Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 […]

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    Vultures Continue to Torment Animal Shelter

    FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP — For the past two months, black vultures have overtaken Trailways to Heaven Animal Rescue Shelter in Luzerne County. “They have harassed the ducks, the pig, the cats, the horses, and the other critters that run around here,” said Trailways to Heaven’s Jamie Roche. “They’ve attacked three of our cats, that we’ve noticed.” […]

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    Record-Setting Drawing for Powerball

    JERMYN — Plenty of people across the country are on the edge of their seat waiting to see if they have the winning numbers in the record-setting Powerball drawing valued at $900 million. “The old lady made me get it,” said Eric Cielski of Archbald. Convenient Food Mart in Jermyn sold a million dollar winning […]


    Protecting Your Pet In The Car

    When it comes to our pets, many of us wouldn’t think about putting them in a dangerous situation.   But the results of a new study from the Center For Pet Safety (CPS),  in partnership with Subaru of America, showed that a lot of people are and don’t even know it!  Newswatch 16 took a closer look at […]