Crews battle massive blaze at Luzerne County scrap yard
A massive fire broke out overnight at a Plymouth scrap yard, burning through hundreds of crushed vehicles before being extinguished, according to firefighters.
Crews were dispatched to James Tabit and Sons Scrap Metal and Auto Parts at 1151 Washington Ave. around 5:15 a.m.
St. Patrick's Parade Day set in Scranton
SCRANTON — The 59th annual St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Saturday, March 14, in downtown Scranton, the St. Patrick’s Parade Association of Lackawanna County announced today.
Parade Day begins at 10 a.m. with Mass at St.
Charges dismissed against father in West Scranton toddler's death
A Lackawanna County judge dismissed involuntary manslaughter and other charges against the father of a West Scranton toddler who died after an improperly installed air conditioner blasted hot air into the room where she slept.
An anonymous letter mailed to the newspaper might describe a murder. Police would like to talk to the author
An anonymous letter mailed to a Times-Tribune reporter this week described what the author believes was a murder she overheard more than 30 years ago but never talked about.
Now, Scranton police detectives would like to speak with her.
Taylor police seek dismissal of wrongful arrest lawsuit
A federal lawsuit filed by a Taylor man who was arrested after his wife falsely accused him of trying to shoot her should be dismissed because evidence shows police acted reasonably, an attorney for the borough says in court papers.
Kindergarten registration: Abington Heights School District kindergarten registration for September. Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31 to attend kindergarten. Birth certificate, proof of residency and current immunizations must be provided.
Wyoming County Court Notes 1/17/2020
■ Marlene Matosky to Kenneth F. Lanning, property in Monroe Twp. for $125,000.
■ LA Commercial Services LLC to Russell L. Zimmerman, Susan R. Zimmerman and Scott A. Zimmerman, property in Falls Twp. for $83,265.
Lackawanna County Court Notes 1/17/2020
• Irene Tetonis and Justin Peter Biondo, both of Jermyn.
• Antoinette Donato, Lackawanna County, to 1936E LLC, Dunmore; a property at 1936 Electric St., Dunmore, for $85,000.
Weis opens new Back Mountain store
DALLAS TWP. — A new Weis Markets store opened Thursday in the Country Club Shopping Center in Dallas Twp. about a mile away from its other store on Memorial Highway in Dallas.
State rep: Cellphone bill ‘makes it worse’
State Rep. Mike Carroll knows the dangers of cell phone use while driving. His wife’s parents were killed in a distracted driving crash in 2012 in Montgomery County.
Police seek Milford woman in bank fraud
Police say she faked the checks, faked who issued her the checks, even faked the issuer’s address.
Maybe the only thing Shanita N. Thomas didn’t fake was her own name and the names of two banks with local branches that she drew into her scheme, police said.