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    From Eyesore to Landmark – Cabooses in Tamaqua Get TLC

    TAMAQUA — Two old cabooses in Schuylkill County are getting a new look, thanks to some volunteers. It was a perfect day Friday to paint a caboose in Schuylkill County. “I like walking with my kids past it, and looking at it,” said Michelle Wagner. “Not seeing graffiti will be wonderful.” The two old cabooses sit behind the Tamaqua train station. It’s owned by a community group that wanted help to fix up the area. Volunteers hoped to get the […]

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    Google Searches for ‘Write-In’ Off the Charts

    WASHINGTON — Americans have expressed deep misgivings about both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton throughout the course of the presidential race. This week, their distaste is showing up in their search behavior. Google Trends data indicates that the online searches for “write-in” surged over the last week by more than 2,800%, hitting a record high since 2004. The states with the highest rates of search are not battlegrounds, but Republican and Democratic strongholds. As of Wednesday evening, three of the […]

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    Reentry Program Sees Results in Lycoming County

    WILLIAMSPORT — Almost 35 percent of the people who are placed into the GEO Lycoming County Reentry Center complete the treatment program within two years. It may not seem like a big number, but it’s a huge accomplishment to the group of graduates Newswatch 16 spoke with. After being sentenced to jail twice, overcoming a drug addiction, and starting a family, Brittany Hanner of Williamsport has worked too hard to let her nerves get to her now. “Y’all have been […]

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    Hurricane Matthew Unearths Civil War Cannonballs in South Carolina

    FOLLY BEACH, S.C. – Civil War-era cannonballs have been detonated in South Carolina after Hurricane Matthew uncovered the old military ordnance in Folly Beach. A local resident came across the cannonballs while walking on the beach on Sunday morning, Chief Andrew Gilreath, Director of Public Safety, told CNN. “You can see the fuse holes in the balls,” he said. CCSO Bomb and Air Force Explosive Teams still on scene examining these old civil war ordnance #chsnews — ChasCoSheriff (@ChasCoSheriff) […]

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    Nestlé Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream Cones after Listeria Test

    Nestlé launched a nationwide recall of some of its Drumstick ice cream cones after getting positive tests for Listeria in a California factory where the treats are made. No one has been reported sick and none of the Drumstick products have tested positively for Listeria, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The company got positive test results for Listeria on its equipment located on a production line at its facility in Bakersfield, California, according to a company statement. […]

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    Refund Program Approaches One-Year Mark at Geisinger

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Almost one year after Geisinger Health System unveiled a refund plan like no other in the country, hospital officials are reviewing the results. The Proven Experience program gives refunds to patients who are not happy with their care. Officials at Geisinger say they’re happy with the program as it approaches its one-year mark. So far, the health system has given out refunds to around 400 patients totaling around $400,000. While that may seem like a lot, Geisinger […]

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    The Pill That Could Make Your Dog Live Longer

    See Momo. See Momo run. See Momo run faster, farther and with far more vigor, energy and youthfulness, his owners say, now that he’s taking a drug meant for humans with cancer. “It’s been remarkable,” Paola Anderson said as she watched Momo, her 13-year-old white Pomsky, run around the backyard, keeping up with dogs a third his age. The drug is called rapamycin. After nearly a decade of research showing that it makes mice live 60% longer, scientists are trying […]

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    Government Contractor Arrested in Possible Theft of Top Secret Intelligence

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A government contractor was arrested in August for allegedly stealing top secret intelligence, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. According to a criminal complaint, Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, was charged with theft of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials by a government employee or contractor after searches of his home and property revealed hard-copy and digital files containing “highly classified information.” Martin worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as a contractor to the […]

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    Five Takeaways From the Vice Presidential Debate

    FARMVILLE, Virginia  — For one night, Mike Pence put a calmer, gentler face on the 2016 Republican ticket. And Tim Kaine’s pestering style helped him do it. But the Indiana governor’s big night in Tuesday’s vice presidential debate might not transfer to his running mate, Donald Trump. Kaine — Hillary Clinton’s number two — spent his night throwing all of Trump’s most politically damaging lines at Pence and asking him to explain them. For the most part, Pence passed, dismissing […]

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    Pennsylvania mayor pushed to resign after racist Facebook posts

    WEST YORK, Pa. — The mayor a small Pennsylvania borough is being pushed to resign by other municipal officials following racist Facebook pictures West York Mayor Charles Wasko apparently posted over the summer, including ones aimed at the first family. The calls for resignation come after a Facebook page apparently belonging to Wasko posted in June a picture of a monkey, saying it’s a picture of Michelle Obama and a wagon of orangutans captioned “moving day at the White House.” […]

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    Train Crashes Into NJ Transit Station; 1 Dead, More Than 100 Injured

    HOBOKEN, N.J. – A New Jersey Transit train plowed through a major station in Hoboken during Thursday morning’s rush-hour commute, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, officials said. Witnesses said the train overran its stopping point, slammed into a bumper block, went airborne and hurtled through a passenger concourse at about 8:45 a.m. at the terminal, one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York area. The person killed was standing on the platform […]

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    If you own a front-loading washer, you may be owed money

    Consumers who have noticed foul odors or a slimy mold coming from their front-loading washing machine may be eligible for a cash rebate. The reimbursement is the result of several class action lawsuits against Whirlpool and Sears over complaints that the washing machines weren’t cleaning themselves, allowing mold and mildew to build up, ruining laundry. The settlement covers Whirlpool, Kenmore or Maytag front-loading washing machines manufactured between 2001 and 2010. Whether it was bought, gifted or otherwise acquired, owners are […]