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    Parents Seeking Answers After Children Suffer Chemical Burns at Hotel Pool Party

    SCRANTON — A New Year’s Eve pool party at a hotel in Lackawanna County turned into a trip to the emergency room for some children, and their parents say the hotel is trying to cover up the incident. 12 children were treated for what emergency responders called chemical burns after they spent New Year’s Eve […]

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    Push to Change Law after Newswatch 16 Investigation

    WILKES-BARRE — A Newswatch 16 investigation could result in a change to state law. Last week, we revealed problems about how PennDOT sells drivers’ personal information. We all need a license to drive on the road, but do we all want the info that’s on our licenses sold and resold with little oversight? After a […]

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    Ted Cruz Drops White House Bid; Donald Trump Presumptive GOP Nominee

    (CNN) — Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee following a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the decision by Ted Cruz to drop out of the race. Though Trump has not formally secured the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination — and likely won’t until June — there is no […]

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    Stopping Wrong-Way Drivers

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Could a system that detects wrong-way drivers now being used in Rhode Island be put into use in our area? The New England state is one of the few across the country that has installed a wrong-way driving detection system. After all the recent crashes in our area involving wrong-way drivers, Newswatch […]

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    American Killed in Iraq During ISIS Assault

    MOSUL, Iraq — An American service member was killed in Iraq as a result of enemy fire about thirty kilometers north of Mosul, Pentagon officials confirmed Tuesday. The service member was a Navy SEAL, a U.S. defense official told CNN, though the SEAL’s rank is still unclear. The person was an adviser to Kurdish Peshmerga […]

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    DEP: No Gas Contamination at Elementary School

    PECKVILLE — Concerns that gas from a closed gas station may have contaminated a nearby elementary school in Lackawanna County prompted the gas station owner to take action. The owner hired an engineering firm to test water samples from both his property as well as the school’s. Inside the parking lot at Valley View Elementary […]

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    Concerns Remain Over Air Quality at Courthouse

    POTTSVILLE — After the Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Office shared the results of its own petri dish mold tester with county commissioners, concern was raised if there was toxic mold or other air quality issues at the county courthouse. The commissioner’s office hired an environmental firm to test the building. “From what we have been told […]

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    PennDOT Makes Millions Selling Your Data

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Should PennDOT be making money by selling our personal information? That’s a question some drivers are asking after we discovered that PennDOT is making tens of millions of dollars every year by selling the personal information of drivers. And there’s no way for drivers to stop it. Drivers walking into the DMV […]

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    Mom Did CrossFit Until the Day Before She Delivered Her Baby

    PROVO, Utah – Pregnancy can make you sick, slow you down or even leave you bedridden. But some women aren’t letting a baby on the way get in the way of their daily CrossFit routine – lifting for two all the way up until the day they deliver. It’s 9 a.m, and the day is […]


    Spanking can cause mental health problems in children, study suggests

    AUSTIN, Texas — A new study suggests spanking can cause children to defy their parents more frequently and can also result in lifelong mental health issues. The study, conducted by experts at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan, says spanking can cause permanent social and developmental problems. The study, published in the April […]

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    Pennsylvania Primary by the Numbers

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were expected to win the Pennsylvania Primary Tuesday night, but Trump’s win was much bigger than the polls predicted, and northeastern Pennsylvania was a key part to his victory. Clinton and Trump had similar wins in Pennsylvania. Trump picked up 888,000 votes, 57 percent of the Republicans. On the Democratic […]

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    Hillary Supporters Hear from Candidate at Party in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Supporters of Hillary Clinton gathered in Scranton Tuesday evening to watch primary results come in. Clinton, whose father was a Scranton native, bested Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders in the primary in the Keystone State and she called to personally thank the crowd at Ale Mary’s in Scranton. “This is where we’re originally from […]