Natives praying for loved ones in Guatemala

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:00am
Thousands of miles from his native Guatemala, Rufino Cano’s prayers are with the hundreds of dead and missing Guatemalans swallowed up by fast-moving clouds of ash and volcanic matter.

Untaxed parking garage in Scranton now will be taxed

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County tax assessor’s office on Thursday changed the tax classification of the privately owned Electric City Parking Garage from exempt to taxable for each of 2017 and 2018, officials said.

Greek Food Festival opens

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:00am
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Scranton opened its Greek Food Festival on Tuesday at the church, 505 N. Washington Ave.

Man charged with indecent assault at personal care home in Scranton

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:20am
A resident at a personal care home in Scranton admitted to city police detectives that he repeatedly had inappropriate contact with a developmentally disabled woman, police said.

Diocese of Scranton mum on grand jury statement

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:11am
The Diocese of Scranton declined to comment Wednesday about the written statement it provided to a grand jury investigating allegations of child sexual abuse within it and five other Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.

No tax bills for Scranton parking garage sold for $1

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:15am
SCRANTON — After a local businessman’s firm bought the Electric City parking garage from the city for $1 in 2016, Lackawanna County’s Assessor’s Office never changed the garage’s tax classification from exempt to taxable, the head of the office said.

50 Years Ago - New Nay Aug swim center to be named in honor of Robert Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:00am
Scranton Mayor James Walsh announced the new swim center being constructed at Nay Aug Park would be called the Kennedy-Lincoln Swim Center.

Commissioners' bocce tournament set for Saturday

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:00am
McDade Park will be host Saturday to the 27th annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Bocce Tournament, which runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Beyond his charm beat heart of gold

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:00am
Boy, could Bill McAndrew work an angle. Before he died Tuesday of lung cancer at age 82, McAndrew perfected an audacious style of charming his way into circles others feared, cozying up to famous people most never dared approach and attracting attention w

Union president claims Scranton School District cutting music, physical education for pre-K students

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 6:03am
The Scranton Federation of Teachers claims the district administration is eliminating physical education, music and art classes next year for 3- and 4-year-old preschool students at the Scranton School District’s 11 elementary schools.

Three arrested for vandalism spree throughout Scranton

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 6:02am
Scranton police detectives said Tuesday they arrested three people wanted for a spree of car vandalism throughout the city.

100 Years Ago - Scranton's DPW workers go on strike

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:00am
The 350 employees of the Scranton Department of Public Works went on strike.

Onlookers enjoy a moment of history as Harrison Avenue Bridge tumbles

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:00am
Ann Marie Brewer witnessed history Tuesday. She stood on her daughter’s porch in South Scranton with her 5-year-old grandson, Liam Heckman, and watched the last section of the Harrison Avenue Bridge crash into Roaring Brook.

One felony dismissed, another held for trial in case against former prison guard

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:00am
Magisterial District Judge Paul J. Ware dismissed one felony count against a former Lackawanna County Prison guard but sent another felony count against him to trial, court records showed Tuesday.

Harrison Avenue Bridge comes tumbling down

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:00am
In a split second, almost 100 years of history crumbled and tumbled Tuesday into Roaring Brook, leaving a new Harrison Avenue Bridge unharmed for future generations and the iconic old one a sentimental memory for their ancestors.

Remaining section of old Harrison Avenue Bridge to come down today; traffic delays expected

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 5:55am
The remains of the old Harrison Avenue Bridge will come down this morning, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Scranton teachers union head promises to pursue layoff opposition to state Supreme Court

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:24am
SCRANTON — If necessary, the Scranton teachers union will appeal the district’s decision to lay off teachers to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, President Rosemary Boland said Monday.

Man sentenced to six to 12 years in prison for fatal crash

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:23am
A 58-year-old Scranton man who admitted he’d used heroin, cocaine and marijuana before hitting and killing a bicyclist nearly two years ago was sentenced to six to 12 years in a state prison

Split Scranton council approves residency waiver for business administrator

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:06am
SCRANTON — A split city council Monday approved Mayor Bill Courtright’s appointment of an outside resident as business administrator and waived a rule requiring him to live in the city.

Forever Sammi group plans third annual addiction awareness rally

Northeastern Pennsylvania - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:00am
SCRANTON — The Forever Sammi Foundation and its supporters are planning the third annual Addiction Awareness Rally next month.
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