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2019’s Biggest Supermoon to Light Up the Sky

February’s full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year.
The supermoon occurs during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. Technically, the supermoon will reach its peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. ET, but it won’t be visible then. Instead, keep an eye out Monday and Tuesday night.
Moonrise will be the best time for those interested in capturing dramatic supermoon photos because the moon will be closest to the horizon. Check your local time for moonrise here.

Part of Route 92 Closed: Detour and Delivery Delays


EXETER, Pa. -- Part of Route 92 over Hicks Creek in Exeter remains closed to traffic.
Over the weekend, a water main break caused the roadway to open up, according to PennDOT.
Repairs were made and the hole was filled in, but workers discovered more problems: mainly a large pipe that runs under the road is damaged, too.
"I took Tunkhannock Avenue across Stevens Lane to work. Took me 15 minutes out of the way to get to work," said Eric Dixon of Swoyersville.
The detour around the closure is three to four miles long.

Man Discovers 30-Year-Old Apple Computer Still in Working Order – Including a Saved Game


A New York professor has Gen Xers reminiscing about their childhood after he posted images of his decades old Apple lle computer on Twitter Saturday night.
John Pfaff dusted off the old computer that has been sitting in his parent’s attic for decades, and to his surprised it still turned on.
“Put in an old game disk. Asks if I want to restore a saved game. And finds one!,” he tweeted. “It must be 30 years old. I’m 10 years old again.”

Five Bystanders Shot During Police Shootout in New Orleans


NEW ORLEANS, La. — Five people waiting at a bus stop in New Orleans were shot during a police shootout with a robbery suspect Sunday, police said.
The suspect was fatally shot by a Louisiana State Police Officer at the end of foot chase with gunfire throughout, Chief Shaun Ferguson said.
Five people waiting at a bus stop in New Orleans were shot during a police shootout with a robbery suspect Sunday, police said.

NYPD Reviews Alleged Threat by Police Commander Against Rapper 50 Cent


NEW YORK — The New York Police Department is investigating allegations that a precinct commander threatened rapper and actor 50 Cent, NYPD Sgt. Jessica McRorie told CNN Sunday.
The New York Daily News reported Sunday that Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, who is commander of the city’s 72nd precinct in Brooklyn, allegedly told officers to shoot 50 Cent “on sight” during a roll call in the station house. New York police did not confirm the date the alleged comment was made.

Using Art to Help Homeless Veterans in Monroe County


TOBYHANNA, Pa. -- A group in Monroe County is using art to help homeless veterans in our area.
A VFW post in Tobyhanna is auctioning off signed prints by artist Peter Maier. They are all "one of a kind."
Maier is a former car designer known for works with an industrial look.
The money will go to the Monroe County post's "Homeless Veterans Initiative."
"If we generate a great deal of money, that's great. If we generate a little bit of money, at least it's a start," said Chaplain Michael Oser.

Golf Expo in Luzerne County

PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Golfers itching for warmer weather headed to an expo in Luzerne County to hold them over as they wait for spring.
Newswatch 16 stopped by the 2019 NEPA Golf and Leisure Expo held at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday.
The two-day event featured dozens of vendors from up and down the East coast.
Hundreds of people from all over stopped by the casino in Plains Township to check out what the experts had to offer and even pick up a few tips to improve their game.

Flames Destroy Columbia County Home

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Investigators know why a house went up in flames Sunday night in Columbia County.
According to the Greenwood Township fire chief, it started as a kitchen fire and it took off from there.
Viewer video shows the flames shooting from the home along Rohrsburg Road just outside of Millville.
Firefighters were called there around 8:30 Sunday night.
The Greenwood Township fire chief says the home was filled with smoke and flames when they arrived. A second-alarm quickly followed the first.
The home is believed to be a total loss.


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