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From the Producers Pod: January 18-19, 2020 Edition

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Hi, it is Jayne Ann Bugda from the Producers Pod!   

The time is always right to do what is right.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr. (From the Quote Garden)

Eyewitness News and Weather have you covered this weekend as a winter storm rolls through the region.  Watch on-air and online for the latest.  And don’t forget to download the Eyewitness News Weather APP. Please safe when traveling!

The Producers Pod welcomes our new reporter and weekend morning anchor Julie Dunphy to the team. Julie begins this weekend!

Day-long fire fight still under watch through Friday night in Shenandoah

SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)– A roaming fire department presence remains in Shenandoah through Friday night.

Hourly watches to ensure that a community can rest easy after the devastating fire. It didn’t take long for flames to erupt at the scene of what locals called “the old rag factory”. The call came in just before 4 a.m. Friday morning. First responders in and around the borough of Shenandoah raced to the scene while people who lived near there were told to leave.

Wilkes-Barre chapter of NAACP celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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(WBRE/WYOU) — The Wilkes-Barre chapter of the NAACP celebrated the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Friday night.

Chapter president Ron Felton recited the words of Dr. King during the celebration titled ‘Walk Together’. Friday night’s celebration is a homecoming of sorts. It is the first time in 20 years the event was held where it started at the Luzerne County Courthouse. Members of the NAACP hope this event inspires all to continue the work and words of Dr. King.

Cell Phone Ban Passes State House

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EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. --  State Representative Rosemary Brown proposed a bill that passed in the House of Representatives, banning cell phone use while behind the wheel.
She's frustrated by one amendment that was tacked onto the bill.
Cell phone use was originally written as a primary offense meaning a police officer could see you using your phone and pull you over but the bill passed in the House with an amendment, making it a secondary offense.

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