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    Cupping: Fad or Functional?

    An ancient healing practice that’s been around for thousands of years has made quite the splash lately on social media. It all surrounds the alternative type of treatment known as “cupping.” The holistic therapy started making waves recently after Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was spotted in Rio with purple dots on his body as a result […]

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    Macy’s to Close 100 Stores

    In a sign of how dramatically the retail shopping landscape is changing, Macy’s is closing 100 of its stores nationwide. Macy’s announced the closures Thursday. They represent about 15% of all Macy’s department stores. The iconic retailer did not disclose the locations of stores, but said most of them will be shut down in early […]

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    After Back Mountain Crash, Woman’s Death Ruled Homicide

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP— Janeen Seitz of Shavertown is dead after a weekend crash near Dallas and her fiancé may soon face charges related to her death. Kingston Township police say Seitz died when the SUV she was a passenger in crashed into a tree Saturday night off Manor Drive in the township. Christopher Tirpak was behind […]

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    No Chickens Allowed in Mount Pocono

    MOUNT POCONO — An ongoing discussion about whether to allow chicken in Mount Pocono has come to an end.  The final result? No chickens! Last month, council decided to look into changing an ordinance from no livestock at all to allowing chickens. But after a heated discussion at Monday night’s council meeting, the answer was […]

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    State Money to Help with Company Upgrades, New Jobs

    SCRANTON — A home builder in Scranton is getting a shot in the arm from the state to improve the way it does business, and the company also plans to create new jobs as a result. The welcome mat was rolled out for Governor Tom Wolf at Simplex Homes in Scranton’s west side. Mechanical problems prevented […]

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    Woman’s Death in Wilkes-Barre Ruled Homicide

    WILKES-BARRE — Investigators are now calling a death investigation in Wilkes-Barre a homicide case. The body of Eileen Riley, 77, was discovered in the basement of her home around 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Police say they are following leads and looking for a man who may be responsible. Those who knew her say Riley was a […]

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    Crowds Flock to ‘McDonald’s of the Future’ in Missouri

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — It’s not your typical McDonald’s – interactive technology (and an endless fries option) have people lining up at a “futuristic” new Missouri restaurant that opened Thursday. KQTV reports that this McDonald’s is decked out with fancy soda machines, a high-tech play place and the in-house-only endless fries that gained international attention. […]

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    10 Strange Sports You Didn’t Know Were in the Olympics

    Basketball, track and swimming have been staples at the Olympics for decades, drawing thousands of spectators. But solo synchronized swimming or live pigeon shooting? They are among the strangest events that have, at one time or another, taken place at the Games. Here are the 10 oddest sports that have actually graced the modern Olympics: […]

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    Marijuana Possession Moved From Misdemeanor to Summary Offense in State College

    STATE COLLEGE – Possession of a small amount of marijuana within State College Borough will now be a summary offense, rather than a misdemeanor. Borough Council passed a rule Monday, voting 5-2 for the ordinance, allowing police to treat some marijuana offenses as a summary offense rather than filing criminal charges. The idea was proposed […]

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    Buescher Wins Shortened Pennsylvania 400

    POCONO RACEWAY —  Chris Buescher won the shortened Pennsylvania 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup series race Monday afternoon at Pocono Raceway in Monroe County. The race was marked by drizzly and foggy conditions after the start a little after noon on Monday. The race was called with 22 laps remaining as thunderstorms moved into the area of […]

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    Two Found Dead in Sunbury Home

    SUNBURY — Two people were found dead in a home in Northumberland County. Police in Sunbury were called to a house on Susquehanna Avenue around 3 p.m. Friday. The coroner tells us the bodies of two people who lived there, Lena Yost, 33, and Eric Maurer, 30, were found inside. Officials are waiting for toxicology […]

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    Apartment Condemned After Suspected Meth Lab Discovered

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Police condemned an apartment in Luzerne County after they discovered a suspected meth lab inside. Officers in Hanover Township searched the place on Lee Park Avenue Saturday afternoon. According to police, the two people who live there were arrested Friday night during a traffic stop. They were locked up on unrelated charges. […]