Peters to run for Cartwright's seat

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:00am
With congressional district boundaries shifted, Republican candidate Joe Peters changed direction and gave his party’s voters a local choice in the May 15 primary election.

100 Years Ago - City Council moves to block rate increase on street cars

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:00am
Scranton City Council passed a measure directing the city solicitor to file legal papers that would block the Scranton Railway Co. from collecting a fare of 6 cents from passengers and to advise council on ways to impose taxes or fees on the railway company to secure the city’s share of the receipts.

Campaign notes

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:00am
■ The Lackawanna County Republican Party will host a nominating petition-signing party from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at its headquarters, 400 Spruce St., Scranton. The event is free and open to registered Republicans interested in signing petitions for Republic

Public market at the Marketplace at Steamtown welcomes new vendors this week

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:56am
SCRANTON — Tony Camacho’s hands flew as he scooped steaming tacos into trays for customers who crammed around his booth.

Lackawanna County unveils new dispatch system at 911 Center

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:56am
JESSUP — A new dispatch system at the Lackawanna County 911 Center lets officers in the field almost instantly access critical information during emergency calls, making their jobs safer and more efficient, officials said.

Outage knocks out power to 2,500 in city

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:00am
SCRANTON — An equipment failure in the area of Wyoming Avenue and Larch Street caused an outage that disrupted electrical service to more than 2,500 PPL Electric Utilities customers in the city Wednesday, the utility said.

Scranton man accused of selling crack in city

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:00am
SCRANTON — A 42-year-old Scranton man on Tuesday night sold crack cocaine at a home in the city, Lackawanna County detectives said.

50 Years Ago - Escaped Luzerne County prisoner captured in Chicken Coop

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:00am
John Kolasensky, who escaped Luzerne County Jail on Feb. 19, was captured in Drums. Kolasensky was located inside a chicken coop on the property of Ted Lonzonski.

Voter outreach event planned for Saturday

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:00am
SCRANTON — A community voter outreach event is scheduled for Saturday.

Church holds blessing ceremony featuring AR-15 rifles

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:00am
DREHER TWP. — Proclaiming a God-given right to self-defense, several hundred members of a church in Wayne County attended a marriage blessing ceremony Wednesday featuring semi-automatic rifles symbolically as the “rod of iron” referenced in the Bible.

UPDATED: Power back for 2,500 PPL customers in Scranton

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 10:27am
Electrical service has been restored to more than 2,500 PPL Electric Utilities customers in Scranton who lost power this morning. The outage happened at 9:02 a.m. and knocked out electricity to customers in a broad swath of the city stretching from the Pine Brook section through Green Ridge and into North Scranton.

COLTS board reorganizes

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:42am
SCRANTON — The County of Lackawanna Transit System board has a new chairman. The five-member COLTS board chose Larry Wynne to lead the board and welcomed new board member Brian Doughton by appointing him secretary.

Suit against Scranton deaf school settles in midst of trial

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 7:08am
SCRANTON — A couple who accused the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children of negligence in allowing and covering up another student’s sexual abuse of their daughter settled their lawsuit against the school.
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