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Shake it up Scranton Shakespeare Festival presents shows to inspire, ignite change in seventh year

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:00am
Youth across the country have found their voices and undertaken challenges of late in the wake of violence and negativity. In its seventh year, the Scranton Shakespeare Festival has chosen pieces that reflect that. “It was supposed to be all about a new g

100 Years Ago - The Circus is Coming to Town

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:00am
June 20, 1918 The circus on its way to town The Ringling Brothers’ circus was to roll into Scranton the morning of June 21. The circus was expected to bring hundreds of horses, a herd of elephants, zebras, giraffes, camels and about 900 workers and 500 pe

Transit council looks under the hood of regional transportation services

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — A group looking to make the engine of regional transportation hum pulled out the wrench set and looked under the hood. About 30 who sit on the Equitable Transit Planning Council’s health care and social services committee met Tuesday in a Unive

Scranton lays off 25 teachers

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:00am
After months of worry, fear and frustration, 25 Scranton teachers learned their jobs won’t exist this fall. The school district originally planned to lay off as many as 89 teachers, and the number dropped to about 50 after the board passed this year’s bud

Commissioner: Lackawanna County chief of staff to resign

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:59pm
Lackawanna County Chief of Staff Andy Wallace plans to resign today as the result of a police investigation sparked by an incident in Archbald, county Commissioner Jerry Notarianni said Tuesday night. County general counsel Donald Frederickson and the cou

Casey rips Trump immigration policy on kids

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:58pm
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey accused President Donald Trump and his administration of gravely psychologically damaging thousands of children by separating them from their parents when they enter the United States from Mexico. Sounding publicly more animated and an

Greater Scranton YMCA shows off renovations

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:38pm
Renovations at the Greater Scranton YMCA used the space it has to meet the changing needs of its expanding membership. The organization showcased $1.6 million in renovations at a member celebration Tuesday. Prompted by its growing membership — it more tha

Stange re-elected Republican chairman

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 6:13pm
Lackawanna County Republicans re-elected Lance J. Stange Jr. as their party chairman for a third four-year term Monday night. They also re-elected Barbara Davenport, vice chairwoman; and Kimberly DeMatteo-MacDonald, secretary. They elected Cheryl Scandale

Scranton man pleads guilty to federal drug trafficking charge

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:51pm
SCRANTON — A 43-year-old Scranton man faces a maximum of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal drug trafficking charge, the U.S. attorney’s office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said.

Winning lottery ticket sold in Scranton

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:58am
SCRANTON — A Scranton market sold a $106,000 jackpot-winning lottery ticket.

Family of bicyclist killed by drunken driver awarded $2.7 million

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:56am
The family of a bicyclist struck and killed by a driver who was high on heroin and other drugs was awarded $2.74 million in a nonjury trial.

Body cameras for Scranton police could be operational by October

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:54am
SCRANTON — The city Police Department may have body cameras in operation by early October, Police Chief Carl Graziano said Monday.

50 Years Ago - Former area killer placed on the FBI's Most Wanted List

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:00am
Former Lackawanna County resident George Gentile was placed on the FBI’s most-wanted list for extortion of money and posing as a police officer in Illinois and Texas.

16-year-old breaks leg jumping off cliffs near Nay Aug Gorge

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:00am
Elizabeth Carrion is just happy she can still yell at her son.

Casey, Toomey seeks judge nominees

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey seek applicants to replace U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane, who will move to part-time senior status Oct. 11.

Lane, ramp closure planned for Interstate 81 due to Moosic Street bridge work

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — One lane of Interstate 81 North at the River Street exit and the on-ramp from River Street to the northbound lanes of I-81 will be closed

EOTC Outreach

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:00am
As the agency’s mission shifted over the last three decades, the Employment Opportunity Training Center’s name no longer covers what it does. As a solution to this confusion, EOTC is now Outreach — Center for Community Resources starting today. “We want t

Barletta backs Trump immigration policy

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:00am
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta defended the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents who enter the United States illegally from Mexico.

Scranton man charged with burglary

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — A city man is accused of breaking into a North Bromley Avenue residence early Sunday morning.

Video: Scranton and West Scranton Graduations

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:27pm
Scranton School District graduating seniors share their thoughts about the past and future at commencement.