Authorities: Scranton man shared, possessed child pornography
The attorney general’s arrested a city man Thursday for possessing and distributing child pornography, accusing him of keeping hundreds of photos on his phone and computer.
Investigators seeking information on origin of Delaware Water Gap fire
State and federal investigators are still looking for the cause of a wildfire that consumed 80 acres in the Delaware Water Gap and Worthington State Forest.
The fire, which officials say started around 2:30 p.m.
Wanted Carbondale man extradited from Virginia Beach
Authorities extradited a wanted Carbondale man from Virginia Beach to Scranton to face aggravated assault, cruelty to animals and related charges, said Forest City Police Chief Lee Rowan.
Scranton's mayor talks about first two months in office, outlines goals
SCRANTON — Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti aims to make city government more responsive to residents and more friendly to businesses, she said Thursday during a news conference at City Hall.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport hires staff, approves contract
PITTSTON TWP. — The airport board meeting Thursday centered on the new.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport board hired new staff, ratified a new union contract, authorized construction of a new hangar and learned the airport set another new monthly record.
Jury clears Lackawanna County Prison medical provider in lawsuit
SCRANTON — A federal jury Thursday ruled against a former Lackawanna County Prison inmate who alleged the prison’s medical provider failed to properly care for his colostomy.
Jurors deliberated for about an hour before deciding James Reed failed to prove his case against Dr.
Police: Suspected drug dealer admitted he planned to rob customer
Joshua Valot knew it was a setup.
He just didn’t know he was the target.
A drug deal in Scranton — secretly an undercover sting — took an unusual turn Wednesday night when a man admitted, on video, that he intended to rob someone he had agreed to sell crystal methamphetamine to.
Former Lackawanna County employee alleges retaliation
A former deputy director in Lackawanna County’s Department of Economic Development filed a federal lawsuit against the county, alleging he was fired for reporting wrongdoing and supporting former Commissioner Laureen Cummings.
UGI rate hike on hold
The state pumped the brakes on a proposed natural gas rate hike by UGI.
State regulators with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted 5-0 Thursday in Harrisburg to suspend a decision on UGI’s proposal to increase natural gas rates for residential, commercial and industrial customers by $74.6 million annually.
70 Years Ago: Two factions in Lackawanna GOP taking their fight to next level
Feb. 28, 1950
Fighting among county Republicans
Lines were drawn between two factions within the Lackawanna County Republican Party.
One faction, led by former Lackawanna County Republican Chairman Everett Rosser and state Sen.
Airport deals with coronavirus
Airport adds hand sanitizer stations
Trying to reassure airline passengers nervous about the coronavirus, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport set up about a dozen new hand sanitizer stations in its terminal this week.