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3 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

More charges filed against accused contractor

Lackawanna County Detectives filed additional charges Tuesday against a Taylor contractor, after news reports of his arrest last week led authorities to 14 additional fraud victims.

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Related Topix: Taylor, PA, Home Improvement, Home

3 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Special prosecutor examining tax sale of Scranton properties

An appointed special prosecutor is investigating the sale of three Scranton properties sold at a judicial tax sale in 2012.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

7 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Sidenotes: Museum offering kids' Shark Camp, Movie series opens selection to public

The Everhart Museum will hold Shark Camp, a week-long program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, from Monday to Friday, Aug. 8, in conjunction with its "Sharks!" exhibit, on display through Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Susquehanna County, PA, Pittston, PA, Hershey, PA

11 hrs ago | WNEP-TV Moosic

Lackawanna County Contractor Facing More Charges

Detectives filed new charges against Joseph Senese saying the list of Senese's alleged victims is now three times longer.

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Related Topix: Clarks Summit, PA, Taylor, PA, Scranton, PA

13 hrs ago | WNEP-TV Moosic

Family Lost Everything In I-81 Wreck

It took hours to clear debris from the highway and get Interstate 81 back open after a crash Monday night.

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Related Topix: Jermyn, PA, Moosic, PA

16 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Check history and design

Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey O'Brien and Jim Wansacz wisely have commissioned a comprehensive review of Courthouse Square's historical monuments to ensure that they are appropriate and accurate.

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Related Topix: Opinion

20 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Priest accused of molesting Elmhurst students removed from Paraguay post

A Roman Catholic priest accused of molesting students at St. Gregory's Academy in Elmhurst in 2002, and then recently landing a powerful position in a diocese in Paraguay, has been removed from his post by Vatican envoys.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Paraguay, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Scranton, PA

Yesterday | The Times-Tribune

Lackawanna County Court Notes

Ronald Bielinski, Lackawanna County; married Sept. 16, 1989, in Dunmore; Brian J. Cali, attorney.

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Related Topix: Dunmore, PA, Hop Bottom, PA, Pittston, PA, Clarks Green, PA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Judge again tosses DiBileo complaint against commissioners

Controller Gary DiBileo's second attempt to force the Lackawanna County commissioners to provide access to employee timekeeping records ended the same way as the first.

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Related Topix: Saxton, PA

The Times-Tribune

Second man pleads guilty in murder of Lackawanna College student

Ryan Harding, 19, entered a guilty plea to an open count of third-degree murder and possession of a firearm without a license before Lackawanna County Judge Carmen Minora in the shooting death of Rahsan Crowder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Pocono Record

Pocono-area police warn public of officer impersonators

In Lackawanna County, a motorist last month activated flashing red-and-blue lights on the grille of his red pickup truck and a blue light on the roof to pull over a driver on Casey Highway.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, PA, Scotrun, PA, Prison

WNEP-TV Moosic

Water Main Break in Lackawanna County

Officials with PA American Water said they had to shut off the water while they work to fix the problem on Clidco Drive.

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The Times-Tribune

Archbald man arrested in Scranton after fleeing from Taylor police

Borough and Scranton police tracked down and arrested an Archbald man who fled from officers during a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Taylor, PA, Scranton, PA, Archbald, PA

The Times-Tribune

Doughboy statue could move to Merli center

Figuring there's a better place for the doughboy statue dedicated to Col. Frank J. Duffy and other World War I casualties and veterans from Lackawanna County, former Mayor David Wenzel hopes to have the statue moved to the entrance of the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center at 401 Penn Ave. The statue, dedicated on Memorial Day in 1940, sits in Duffy ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Times Leader

Pittston man accused of masturbating at Laurel Mall Boscov's

A Pittston man was arrested after he allegedly was caught masturbating in Boscov's Department Store at the Laurel Mall.

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Related Topix: Pittston, PA, Social Security, Personal Finance, Luzerne County, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Times-Tribune

Thank you, Judge Saxton

Legal jargon often is confusing to laymen, so Senior Judge Richard N. Saxton deserves credit for distilling a dispute between the Lackawanna County controller and the county commissioners into language every citizen can understand.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Times-Tribune

Scranton rape suspect apprehended in Dunmore

Police caught a rape suspect at the entrance to a Dunmore supermarket late Saturday night, First Assistant District Attorney Gene Talerico said.

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Related Topix: Dunmore, PA, Scranton, PA, Social Software

The Times-Tribune

Historical Society undertakes monumental review at courthouse

H istory needs a little scrutiny now and then, even when it is carved in stone or cast in bronze.

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Related Topix: Marywood University

Real Clear Politics

'Ready for Hillary' in Northeast PA

She is Lackawanna County's recorder and he is Scranton's former mayor. Despite serving only one term in the 1980s, he is credited with starting the renaissance of the former industrial city; he enjoys popularity and stature as the city's unofficial ambassador, the kind of popularity you can't get in public office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Scranton, PA, Washington, PA

The Times-Tribune

North Pocono Public Library plans a community garden

About a year after the North Pocono Public Library moved into its new $3.2 million home, the facility's director has big plans for outside the building.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Family, Kids

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