Joan Gensiak Resentenced for Neglect

SCRANTON — A woman whose brother starved to death was resentenced Wednesday in Lackawanna County, once again, to six to 15 years in prison The state Superior Court threw out Joan Gensiak’s original sentence because the judge failed to explain the reason for the sentence. In 2014, Gensiak pleaded guilty to the neglect of Robert […]

Brands Battle on Social Media for ‘Star Wars Day’ Supremacy

NEW YORK — Welcome to Star Wars Day. “May The Fourth Be With You” started as a grass-roots fan event that has since been embraced by Lucasfilm, Disney, and fans of popular culture around the world. The day has also become a big one for brands on social media. The film franchise is one of […]

Wham Cam: Mother’s Day

In this edition of Wham Cam, Joe Snedeker is dealing with maternity matters. Do you know how many children the most prolific woman in history had? Joe has the answer!

10-Year-Old Hacks Instagram, Gets $10,000

LONDON — Talk about pocket money! A 10-year old boy has just become the youngest person ever to receive a reward from Facebook after he uncovered a bug on its Instagram platform. (And he’s not even old enough to have his own account, according to Instagram’s minimum age policy.) Facebook gave the boy $10,000 after […]

2016 Ray of Light Awards

Ray of Light Awards:  Central Pennsylvania H.S. Theatre Honors     Join us in the theatre, then on WNEP2, for the best-of-the-best in high school stage productions!  25 productions from 14 area schools are hoping to grab a hold of their own Ray of Light!  The event is conceived, adjudicated and produced by Williamsport’s Community […]

Section of Route 209 Closed by Deadly Crash

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A deadly crash has a stretch of road closed in Carbon County. The wreck happened around 9 a.m. Wednesday on Route 209 near Weissport, between the Mahoning Valley PA Turnpike exit and Elm Street, according to emergency officials. A van and a Carbon County Community Transit bus were involved in the crash. […]

Video Shows Historic $172M Ivory Burn Cover Sky in Smoke and Ash

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, Kenya — Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and smoke over Nairobi National Park as elephant and rhino tusks smoldered. A rainy Saturday afternoon brought together heads of state from several African nations and hundreds of onlookers to watch Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire […]

Gunfire Reported in Hazleton

Police in Hazleton are investigating reports of shots fired in the city.

Takata to Recall 35 Million More Airbags

NEW YORK — Takata is recalling an additional 35 to 40 million airbags due to the explosion risk they pose to drivers and passengers, more than doubling the size of what was already the largest recall in history. That brings the total number of faulty airbags in the U.S. to 69 million. About 8 million […]

Star Wars Day: ‘The Force Awakens’ Told With Emoji

Disney has recreated its blockbuster hit “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” using emoji. The clip comes complete with music, an epic light saber battle, and Millennium Falcon noises. There’s even an uber notification called “Chewber” when Chewbaca shows up to save the day. Take a look. Disney has several other emoji-fied versions of some of […]