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WPBF 25 partners again with Toys for Tots for 2016 holiday season

WPBF 25 partners again with Toys for Tots for 2016 holiday season

During the past half-dozen Toys for Tots drives, the Locals, along with Matteo's staff and patrons, have helped fill the back end of JFD rescue parked in Bar 101's lot at 1478 Atwood Avenue, Johnston. Leer and her team will continue to accept donations until December 16. Organizer Tim Faust said another collection will take place at the Streator Fire Department, 108 N.


HUD plans to make public housing smoke

HUD plans to make public housing smoke

HUD introduced the nation-wide ban proposal previous year, but says it has been advocating individual public housing authorities to adopt a no-smoking policy since 2009. "The only way to protect public housing residents from secondhand smoke is to require smoke-free policies", Erica Sward, associate vice president for national advocacy for the American Lung Association, told Healthline.


Weather: Temperatures to drop into the 60s later today

Weather: Temperatures to drop into the 60s later today

The National Weather Service indicated it was 45 degrees as of 6:54 a.m.at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, and mostly cloudy skies were reported. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible. SUNDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 44. SATURDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 46.


Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50

Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50

Smoking is associated with an increased risk of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), with the most pronounced increase among younger smokers, according to a study published online November 29 in Heart . Since younger smokers do not have numerous other risk factors for heart attack, such as high cholesterol, increased blood pressure, or diabetes, the results are all the more hard to explain.


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leads Pistons to win

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leads Pistons to win

They must play defense and get stops especially at the end of the game. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope recorded 18 points, seven rebounds , and seven assists on the night. Defense has been the Detroit Pistons' calling card for most of the season, but their offense carried them past the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.