Teen Sent to Internet Addiction Camp Dies Within 48 Hours

CHINA — A Chinese couple sent their teenage son to an internet addiction treatment camp—and within days, he was dead. As the BBC reports, “boot camps” for internet and gaming addictions have become popular in China, with some being criticized as using harsh military-style discipline on attendees. Some even beat patients or use electroshock therapy. The 18-year-old who died earlier this month in Fuyang had been sent to a camp that promised “psychological counseling and physical training”; according to the […]

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PennDOT’s PA511 Adds Travel App for Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Festivities for the Little League World Series kick off tomorrow in Lycoming County. That means thousands will be traveling to South Williamsport over the next several days. This year, PennDOT has an app to help those traveling to Lamade Stadium. The traffic cones are up and ready around the Little League International Complex as it is that time of year again to play ball In Lycoming County. Thousands are expected to travel to South Williamsport for the […]

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WHLM DJ Suspended Without Pay Amid Controversy Surrounding Charlottesville Rally

BLOOMSBURG — A radio station personality in Bloomsburg at the center of a controversy over his participation in the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia is currently off the air. Late Tuesday night, the general manager of WHLM announced that David Reilly has been suspended without pay while the station investigates the allegations against him. Reilly, who does an evening show on WHLM, posted video of himself attending this past weekend’s rally on YouTube, sparking outrage and protests outside […]

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IndyCar Demonstrations in Stroudsburg

STROUDSBURG — It’s not the typical car you see parked on Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg, but with just a few days before the Verizon IndyCar Series Race at Pocono Raceway, it fit right in. “It’s really nice and personable that they get out into the community. I think it’s really nice they get to do that,” said Kari Binder, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. The IndyCar ride around downtown Stroudsburg was put together by members of Pocono Raceway, Senator Mario Scavello, […]

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Healthwatch 16: Geisinger Taking Part in Autism Data Project

LEWISBURG — There’s a good chance you know a family who is dealing with autism, and right now, there’s an organization that would like to collect DNA and other info from those families. The goal is to come up with a better bank of information for researchers to study. Just outside Lewisburg, in Union County, is Geisinger Bucknell Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI). Dr. Cora Taylor, a pediatric psychologist, explains what they do there for families dealing with autism. […]

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Help Wanted: School Bus Drivers

EAST STROUDSBURG — With a new school year about to begin, many school districts across the country are facing a shortage of bus drivers. Transportation officials at East Stroudsburg School District say they have more than a dozen open positions for school bus drivers this year. In fact, the district is hosting a bus driver training class Wednesday in the hopes of adding more drivers before the new school year begins in just a few weeks. More than 100 bus […]

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President Trump again says ‘both sides’ to blame amid Charlottesville backlash

NEW YORK — In a remarkable news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, President Donald Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday on both sides of the conflict, equating the white supremacists on one side with the “alt-left” on the other side. “I think there is blame on both sides,” he said. “What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump said. “What about the fact […]

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UPS Is Training Drivers With Virtual Reality

NEW YORK — New UPS drivers will have to prove themselves in virtual reality before they can get behind the wheel of one of the company’s 10,000-pound trucks. The delivery company announced Tuesday that it will add virtual reality tests to its driver training program starting next month. UPS expects virtual reality will make its drivers safer and smarter. “It’s a game-changer for training.” Laura Collings, UPS training and development manager, told CNN Tech. “Nothing can really replace real-world training, […]

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That Annoying Robocall About a ‘Free Cruise’ Could Get You $900

Have you received one of those annoying robocalls saying you won a free cruise? That phone call could now get you up to $900 thanks to a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit claims Resort Marketing Group (RMG), a third-party travel agency, made pre-recorded robocalls from July 2009 to March 2014 offering free cruises with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line. The lawsuit claims the cruise lines authorized the company to make calls on their behalf. The agency, referred to as “Travel […]

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