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Holiday Party Food Safety

Preventing holiday buffet horrors! Whether you’re going to a party or hosting one, the last thing you want this season is to let bad food spoil someone’s merry good time. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey teamed up with experts Monday to take a closer look at food safety around the holidays. Penn State Extension 4-H Educator Sandi Graham and Registered Dietitian/Author Julia Grocki offered several tips to help while hosting a party as well as which foods keep longer at room […]

Playing It Safe over the Holidays: Preventing Identity Theft

Banks around the country and in our area report that identity theft is on the rise over the holidays because more people are traveling and using their credit and debit cards in a lot more places than usual. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey tackled this topic with help from the professionals at Fidelity Bank in the Scranton area. Area bankers warn holiday shoppers to be on the lookout for “skimmers.” They’re people who steal your credit card information by connecting a device to […]

Free Event to Empower Women to Hit Scranton This Weekend

An event that’s been in the United Kingdom, Germany and other parts of the U.S. will soon hit Scranton. It’s considered “girl power on steroids.” Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey highlighted the free program called “The Ceremony” on Thursday. The free event takes place this Sunday, December 3, at 11 a.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. It’s located at 420 North Washington Avenue in the Electric City. Psychologist and event organizer Dr. Lauren Hazzouri says, “the goal of ‘The Ceremony’ is […]

Ready, Set, Spend: Inside Look at Black Friday

It’s considered one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Black Friday is upon us. It’s the time retailers get out of the red a.k.a. debt, and into the black, also known as their profit margins. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey hit stores early in the Wilkes-Barre to check out the Black Friday landscape. Although Black Friday is a busy shopping day, many in our area believe the whole event has been diluted over the years since most retailers roll […]

Black Friday Game Plan: Shopping Tips from a Bargain Mom

If you’re among the many in our area planning to shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday, Newswatch 16 has some inside tips from bargain mom Jenna Urban to help you bag bargains. Jenna joined Newswatch16’s Ryan Leckey Thanksgiving morning to offer some “news you can use” ideas to help you maximize your time and money while you’re out and about. If you’re planning to shop at our area’s brick and mortar stores, Jenna suggests downloading the free smartphone app “Flipp.” Essentially, […]

High-Tech Toys for the Holidays: What’s Really Selling This Season

The holiday shopping season is almost in full swing. Often times, those perfect presents surround technology. To find out what’s really expected to be big this year, Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey visited Best Buy along Viewmont Drive in Scranton Wednesday morning to find out. Tech gurus say the hot gadgets this year include: the Google Home Mini, the Amazon Echo Show, and Arlo security cameras. Gaming devices including the X Box One X and Nintendo Switch are also expected to […]

The Future of Transportation: No Driver Needed

What used to be science fiction is now closer to reality. Driverless cars are speeding to a road near you, but just how close are we to having driverless cars cruise down our highways in Pennsylvania. Driverless cars have been cruising along high-tech highways in Hollywood for years, like in the 1990 film “Total Recall.” Newswatch 16 wanted to find out when all of us could hop into a car in our area that’ll drive itself. “Well, there’s been tremendous […]

Rolling out the Red for a Holiday Tradition: Santa Parades

The 25th annual Santa Parade will hit Scranton streets this Saturday, November 18. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey previewed the event on Wednesday and highlighted what to expect this year with some of the parade’s participants. If you can’t make the event in person, you can watch an exclusive LIVE broadcast of the parade on WNEP-TV and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Newswatch 16’s Sharla McBride and Scott Schaffer will be hosting the parade along with Ryan Leckey […]

Science of Stretching

To stretch or not to stretch and when? Those are questions that have researchers taking a closer look lately at the way we all stay limber. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey dove into this topic with help from exercise science students and staff at the University of Scranton on Tuesday. The group at the university explained the difference between static and dynamic stretching and which ones are more beneficial. Static stretching is when you stretch the muscle to as far as […]

The Meaning Behind the Marathon: WNEP’s Ryan’s Run Team Hits NYC This Weekend

While much of the world is watching the New York City Marathon this weekend, you may be interested to know that our area is playing a role. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey was in New York City’s Central Park on Friday. He offered a behind the scenes look at the finish line and highlighted the impact WNEP’s Ryan’s Run Team will have on the World’s Biggest Marathon this Sunday, November 5. Had a great chat with @nycmarathon pres. & race director […]