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Taste Test: Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes with Reese’s Peanut Butter

Tastykake has come out with new Reese’s peanut butter cream filled cakes.

The new candy bar cakes are covered in chocolate, and drizzled with more peanut butter.

Newswatch 16′s Sofia Ojeda headed to the streets of Scranton to see what folks thought in this week’s Taste Test!

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Couple in Court for “Offensive” Jury Summons

SCRANTON — The next time you get a summons in the mail for jury duty don’t do what one couple in Lackawanna County did.

They ended up in front of a judge today for the way they responded to their call for duty.

Tina Keller and Drayke Jacobs-Van-Tol of Taylor told Newswatch 16 they never expected that a summons for jury duty would find them in a courtroom on the wrong side of the juror’s box. A Lackawanna County judge cited the pair for contempt of court because the judge said the language the couple sent back on that jury summons was offensive.

Many of us may have received a summons for jury duty along with a lengthy list of questions in the mail. But one that was returned to the courthouse in Scranton this month had unusual answers about personal history and employment. The answers were offensive enough that Newswatch 16 can’t show you the language.

College Students Struggling to Keep Up

LA PLUME – Snow storm after snow storm has caused many colleges and universities to cancel class.  But those days don’t get made up before the end of the year like they do in elementary or high schools.

Some students say they’re struggling to keep up with the higher education, the higher education they’re paying a pretty penny for.

An economics class Tuesday was missing nearly half its students.  Many were still snowed in, unable to get to Keystone College.  But after three days of no classes because of snow, Dr. Dana Harris says her class has to move forward.

“We do, that means we move a little bit quicker in class sometimes,” said Dr. Harris, Chair of the School of Business and Technology.

Keystone is operating on a compressed schedule after this latest snowfall, trying to catch up on curriculum.  Something that’s frustrating to senior Krystal Harris of Mount Pocono.

Snow Means Some Delivery Struggles

LACKAWANNA COUNTY — We tagged along with those making deliveries in Lackawanna County as they trudged through snow and climbed snowbanks.

There are a lot of obstacles for Bill Racht to overcome as he delivers home heating oil for Santarelli and Sons oil this winter.  Snowbanks, deep snow, ice, he’s seeing it all.

“It makes it hard because it’s so deep. And of course the streets, a lot of them aren’t pushed back, single lane,” Racht said.

As we tagged along in the Mid Valley area, we found homeowners had shoveled a path to their oil fill pipes but he says a lot of times that’s not the case. And at most stops, just getting to and from the truck can be a challenge.

“Along the curb where it’s packed down, it’s a bear getting through it and you’re sinking in to it, right up to your waist some times.”

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Sesame Street Live Ticket Giveaway!

Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other-monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music.”

Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny’s new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover ‘instruments’ they never knew existed…rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.

Sesame Street Live Elmo Makes Music will be at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre from Friday, March 7th until Sunday March 9th!  This is your chance to win tickets to see this fantastic show!  One grand prize winner will receive 4 tickets for premium seats!  Three runners-up will each receive a family 4 pack of tickets.

This week on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life

We’re hitting the hard water for an ice fishing lesson with a couple of experts.  Join Dave Strunk and Charlie Prula on Harvey’s Lake and Lackawanna State Park Lake as we attempt to land some panfish for the dinner table.  We’ve got all that plus Pennsylvania People and Places and a product giveaway and it’s all Sunday night at 6:30.

Snowy Morning Slows Drivers

Snow on Tuesday started falling before sunrise, leaving a few inches early. That was followed by a long lull that allowed road crews to clear the main roads.

More snow fell later in the the morning leaving a few inches total over the area.