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    Ryan’s Run 6 Raises Nearly $400K

    WILKES-BARRE — After two months of generosity, today we found out how your donations will help change the lives of those with disabilities. Today marks the final celebration of WNEP’s Ryan’s Run 6.  We learned how much money you helped raise to change the lives of kids and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services. Newswatch 16’s […]

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    Habitat Completes New Home for Family

    HONESDALE — It’s almost moving day for a family in Wayne County. Their new home is thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers spent the day putting finishing touches on the newest home on Riverside Drive in Honesdale. It’s the result of months of work, nearly all by volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County. […]

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    U.S. Intelligence: Bomb Likely Brought Down Russian Plane

    The latest U.S. intelligence suggests that the crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 was most likely caused by a bomb on the plane planted by ISIS or an ISIS affiliate, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter. The official stressed that there has not been a formal conclusion reached by the U.S. intelligence community. "There is a definite feeling it was an explosive device planted in luggage or somewhere on the plane," the official told CNN's Barbara Starr.

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    Father Guilty in Death of Baby Son

    WILKES-BARRE — A father charged in the death of his baby son has been found guilty by a jury in Luzerne County. Corey Eckrote of Nanticoke was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in connection with the death of his infant son Jaxon. The jury deliberated for less than an hour on Wednesday […]

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    Schuylkill County Register of Wills Holds Seat

    ST. CLAIR — With most precincts reporting, unofficial results indicate that Theresa Santai-Gaffney will hold onto her office as Schuylkill County Register of Wills. Website numbers from Schuylkill County early in the night indicated that Santai-Gaffney won by only eight votes. As more results came in, the margin grew to over 3,000 votes. Santai-Gaffney said […]

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    Healthwatch 16: New Surgery to Fix Bent Leg Bone

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A longtime track and field coach at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove spent much of his legendary career dealing with a leg that wasn’t straight. Jim Taylor first started noticing his leg was curved decades ago, but only now did he get the leg straightened. A rare disease caused the problem and a […]

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    Liveblog: 2015 Election Coverage

    Follow Newswatch 16’s coverage of the 2015 election.  Check back for the latest updates from the polls. Find your polling place HERE. Get election results HERE.

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    Driver Apologizes for Killing Cyclist

    STROUDSBURG — Months after a bicyclist was run down and killed, the driver of the car that allegedly hit him went before a judge. Outside of the courtroom, that man said it was a terrible accident. The driver of the SUV, George Santana told us he’s very sorry for what happened to Tyrone Miller. Miller […]

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    Dog Blinded After Being Shot in Face

    WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — A one year old pit bull from Lycoming County is recovering after he was shot in the face and permanently blinded. Newswatch 16 was there as the family was reunited with their pup. It was quite an emotional moment for the family from the Salladasburg area but also for the pit bull […]

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    Sandusky Seeks New Trial, AG Kathleen Kane Now Involved

    BELLEFONTE — For the first time since he was sent off to prison three years ago, Jerry Sandusky was back in a courtroom in Centre County. The former Penn State coach is asking for a new trial after being convicted in 2012 of sexually assaulting 10 boys. And after a hearing Thursday morning, Pennsylvania Attorney […]

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    Parents Allow 5-Year-Old to Choose ‘Heaven or Hospital’

    Five-year-old Julianna Snow has never been healthy enough to attend Sunday school at the City Bible Church in Portland, Oregon, where her family belongs, so most of what she knows about heaven, she knows from her parents. They tell her that heaven is where she’ll be able to run and play and eat, none of […]

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    Processed Meats Linked to Cancer, Says World Health Organization

    Like your daily hot dog or bacon sandwich? You may want to think again. The World Health Organization said Monday that eating processed meat such as sausages and ham causes cancer, while unprocessed red meat may also be carcinogenic. The WHO’s cancer research unit now classifies processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” based on evidence […]