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8 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Scranton attorneys seeks reduced sentence for tax evasion

Facing 10 to 16 months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines, Lackawanna County's former guardian ad litem is asking a judge to consider her dedication to her profession when he sentences her today for her guilty plea to tax evasion.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Scranton, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

12 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Judge denies motion to dismiss sexual assault charges against teacher

Former Scott Twp. Police Chief James Romano committed prosecutorial misconduct when he had sex with a potential witness in the sexual assault case against a fired Lakeland High School teacher, but that does not warrant dismissal of those charges against Matthew Stevens, a Lackawanna County judge ruled.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Times Leader

Penn State extension offers Diabetes program

Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common due to the rising rates of obesity. Making healthy food choices, being physically active and monitoring blood glucose levels are important ways in which diabetics can manage their disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Scranton, PA, Recipes

The Times-Tribune

Throop couple wins battle in foreclosure fight

Lackawanna County Judge Terrence Nealon recently rejected Caliber Home Loans Inc.'s argument that facts in the case are undisputed and ordered the company's foreclosure action against Timothy and Brandy Tanana to continue.

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Related Topix: Foreclosures, Throop, PA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Montgomery County, PA

WNEP-TV Moosic

Accused Dog Abuser Sent To Jail

The dog owner from Moosic who apparently violated his bail by having more than one dog on his property was taken into custody and put in the Lackawanna County Jail on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Moosic, PA, Animal Rights

The Times-Tribune

Homicide suspect charged in jailhouse assault

A Carbondale man awaiting trial for the 2012 stabbing death of another man now faces a new charge for assaulting a fellow inmate at the Lackawanna County Prison.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Carbondale, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Warrant details accused priest's fetishes

Jason Farmer / Times-Shamrock The Rev. Philip Altavilla gives the homily during the Mother's Day Adoption Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton in 2011.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, iPod touch App, iPad App, Assistant, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

The Times-Tribune

Scranton man accused of rape has hearing postponed

Jose Alvarado Davila, 31, 18 Amity Court, and a woman engaged in consensual sex on Feb. 8. The encounter became rape when Mr. Davila hancuffed and tied her up over her panicked protests, according to police.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA

The Times-Tribune

Former Lackawanna County commissioners appeal defamation suit ruling

Two former Lackawanna County commissioners are asking the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a lower court ruling that precluded them from presenting opinions of two grand jury judges as evidence in a defamation lawsuit against The Scranton Times LP, which owns The Times-Tribune, and former reporter Jennifer Henn.

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The Times-Tribune

Mine tour opening delayed again

The Lackawanna County-owned attraction, which was tentatively set to kick off its 2014 season today, will probably open during the latter half of next week, said Maria Elkins, county chief of staff.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

More Questions Raised About Priest's Behavior

While Roman Catholic priests in our area are committed to Holy Week these days. A priest in the Diocese of Scranton may be facing more trouble.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA

The Times-Tribune

Hundreds of children enjoy free Easter party in Keyser Valley

SARAH SCINTO / STAFF PHOTO Liz Quezada, 10, has her photo taken with the Easter Bunnies at Pat O'Malley's 15th annual Free Easter Party on Sunday afternoon in Scranton.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Moscow, PA, Moosic, PA, Dickson City, PA

Law.com

County Can't Cut Row Offices Without Government Study

A home rule charter county cannot seek to abolish elected offices and move them to appointed positions without first electing a government study commission to examine the proposed changes, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

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The Citizens' Voice

Ashley standoff ends with man's arrest

A half-dozen police departments responded to an Ashley residence early Sunday on reports of a standoff, but everything ended peacefully.

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Related Topix: Ashley, PA, Larksville, PA, Luzerne County, PA, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA

The Times-Tribune

Lackawanna County hosts drawing and essay contest

Students in kindergarten to second grade can submit a patriotic drawing. Third- through eighth-grade students will write an essay based on the topic "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans."

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Times Leader

Spring a busy time for area genealogists

The Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society has a new meeting place for its next two events, King's College no longer being available.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Luzerne County, PA, Peckville, PA, Olyphant, PA

WNEP-TV Moosic

"Tails for Troops" Helps Soldiers

For the second year in a row, an organization in Lackawanna County is helping veterans find the canine companion they need.

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Related Topix: Clarks Summit, PA

The Times-Tribune

Namedropper, 4/15/14

The families of Sgt. Daniel "J.J." Lomax of Factoryville and Rikki Cummings of Scranton will be among those accepting Everyday Hero Awards when the American Red Cross Lackawanna County Chapter conducts its second annual Everyday Heroes Awards Breakfast.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Factoryville, PA

The Times-Tribune

School districts owed millions from state

Delinquent state reimbursements may force school districts to hit taxpayers with increases, cut staff and programs or deplete meager reserves to make up the shortfall.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Dunmore, PA, Taylor, PA, Archbald, PA, Carbondale, PA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint

Police in Moosic are looking for a man who they said robbed a gas station in Lackawanna County Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Moosic, PA

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