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WILK NEWSROOM
September 23, 2019 - 10:00 am
UPDATE: Power restored... Sporadic power outages in several communities on the west side of the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County including Kingston, Courtdale, Edwardsville and Luzerne. UGI crews are looking for a cause.. Traffic lights also not operating.. use caution.
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, signs on a bank of computers tell visitors that the machines are not working at the public library in Wilmer, Texas. Some cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might actually be encouraging hackers. Twenty-two local governments in Texas were hit in August. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
AP Newsroom
September 20, 2019 - 11:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The call came on a Saturday in July delivering grim news: Many of the computer systems serving the government of LaPorte County, Indiana, had been taken hostage with ransomware. The hackers demanded $250,000. No way, thought County Commission President Vidya Kora. But less than a...
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AP Newsroom
September 20, 2019 - 10:15 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) The shutdown of Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, is imminent. Exelon Corp. officials said the plant will stop producing electricity around noon Friday, following through on a decision the Chicago-based energy giant made in...
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Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, second from left, administers anti-polio vaccine to a child during the launch of a campaign to end the resurgence of polio Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Philippine health officials declared a polio outbreak in the country on Thursday, nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
AP Newsroom
September 20, 2019 - 10:10 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials on Friday confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly two decades, and announced plans for a massive immunization program. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said...
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WILK NEWSROOM
September 20, 2019 - 8:29 am
A 4-3 vote by Dunmore Boro Council last night gave the proposal to expand the Keystone Landfill another boost. The vote means the Keystone Sanitary Landfill is not a structure therefore it does not have to adhere to height restrictions. Numerous residents spoke out against the ordinance before the...
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AP Newsroom
September 20, 2019 - 2:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists from more than a dozen nations are preparing to launch the biggest and most complex research expedition ever attempted in the central Arctic. About 100 researchers will set sail Friday from Tromsoe, Norway, aboard a German icebreaker in an effort to understand how climate...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, a salesman at a vape shop exhales while using an e-cigarette in Maine. On Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 530 confirmed and probable cases have been reported from 38 states and one U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
AP Newsroom
September 19, 2019 - 5:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eight death was also reported. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started...
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FILE - This April 14, 2019 file photo shows a western meadowlark in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. According to a study released on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, North America’s skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970. Some of the most common and recognizable birds are taking the biggest hits, even though they are not near disappearing yet. The population of eastern meadowlarks has shriveled by more than three-quarters with the western meadowlark nearly as hard hit. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
AP Newsroom
September 19, 2019 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A comprehensive study shows there are nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds in North America than in 1970. The new study finds that the bird population in the United States and Canada was probably around 10.1 billion nearly half a century ago and has dropped 29% to about 7.2 billion...
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AP Newsroom
September 19, 2019 - 12:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" has dominated the Emmy Awards with the formidable power of, say, your average fearsome, flame-belching dragon. Same goes for "Veep," but picture a cutthroat politician instead. The drama and comedy series are among the front-runners for Sunday's ceremony for...
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WILK NEWSROOM
September 19, 2019 - 6:08 am
A man in Bear Creek Township is going to new heights to talk to other amateur radio operators around the world. Herb Krumich and friends from the Murgas Amateur Radio Club installed two 30 foot antennas on a tower at his home. His hope is to bounce a transmission off the moon to reach the other...
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