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Luzerne County Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mail
WILK NEWSROOM
December 09, 2019 - 4:55 pm
The U.S. Attorney says a Luzerne County man has pleaded guilty to stealing mail. 29-year old Mark Kerpovich of Shavertown admitted to stealing mail between October 2017 and October 2018. The thefts were discovered after residents in Hanover Township complained about mail that was not received and...
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New Homeless Shelter Proposed for Scranton
AP Newsroom
December 09, 2019 - 4:42 pm
A Scranton nonprofit is proposing to open a 50-bed homeless shelter in the city . The Keystone Mission is seeking the city's permission to open an overnight shelter with a day center and support services. The group currently operates a day facility that provides hot meals, clothing, diapers and...
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WILK's Special Edition
December 09, 2019 - 6:29 am
December 7 and 8 Special Edition Wreaths Across America coming to the Hanover Green Cemetery in Hanover Township. Tina Zukowski, Director of the Revenue Cycle at the Wright Center for Community Health, Scranton on the medicare deadline and Stephen Perillo talks about youth and music with “Making a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2006, file photo, Caroll Spinney, right, who portrays "Sesame Street" characters Oscar The Grouch, left, and Big Bird, arrives for the Daytime Emmy nominee party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on "Sesame Street," died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
AP Newsroom
December 09, 2019 - 4:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. The legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which causes...
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The word humblebrag is displayed on a computer screen on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in New York. Merriam-Webster sums up the humble-brag nicely: “to make a seemingly modest, self-critical, or casual statement or reference that is meant to draw attention to one's admirable or impressive qualities or achievement.” The dictionary titans say the term has been around since 2002. It was later popularized by the comedian, TV producer and writer Harris Wittels, who died in 2015. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Either loudly sing your own praises or don’t in the new year, but let’s leave the humble brag behind, along with a few other oversaturated, cloying or just plain silly cultural quirks that deserve a big goodbye. Among them are pop-up shops, cancel culture and the ever-present “OK...
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This Oct. 8, 2019, photo shows a Chase Sapphire card in New York. On Friday, Dec. 6, The Federal Reserve releases its report on consumer borrowing for October. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing rose in October by the largest amount in three months, reflecting a big rebound in the category that includes credit cards. The Federal Reserve said Friday that borrowing increased by a seasonally adjusted $18.9 billion in October, up from a September increase...
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Two dead in Monroe County shooting
WILK NEWSROOM
December 06, 2019 - 2:33 pm
Authorities say a second person has died following a shooting that authorities say stemmed from an armed robbery during a purported drug deal. State police in Monroe County say the gunfire Wednesday in Chestnuthill Township left Dylan Beinert dead and two men critically wounded. The Coroner said 23...
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AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage were vaping liquids that contain THC, the high-...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, leaves a meeting with national intelligence inspector general Michael Atkinson about a whistleblower complaint, at the Capitol in Washington. As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, Rep. Chris Stewart is offering a proposal on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 that aims to achieve both goals. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 12:52 pm
As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals. The bill that Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart plans to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Lauren Bruner, a survivor of the USS Arizona which was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, holds with a 1940 photo of himself at his home in La Mirada, Calif. Divers will place the ashes of Bruner in the wreckage of his ship during a ceremony this weekend in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Bruner died earlier in 2019 at the age of 98. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. He lived to be 98...
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