Crews recover body of man, 24, at Nay Aug Gorge
SCRANTON — A recovery team pulled the body of a 24-year-old man from Nay Aug Gorge after an operation that lasted over an hour and a half, according to Scranton Assistant Fire Chief Jeff White.
Friends of the victim wept near the stairs overlooking the gorge when White delivered the news.
Many northeast counties added no new COVID-19 cases or deaths Sunday
Northeast Pennsylvania added 19 reported coronavirus cases today, an increase of a fraction of 1%, which brings the total to 6,340 cases for the seven-county region.
Peaceful protest in Scranton marks call for justice
Activists gathered Saturday at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton to protest recent high-profile deaths of black people across the U.S.
The peaceful protest, titled “Justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade,” was hosted by NEPA for Change and Put People First — PA.
NEPA school districts considering virtual learning, hybrid models for school in fall
When summer vacation ends in three months, students could return to classrooms, resume online learning from home or learn in a hybrid model that includes attending school on alternating days.
University of Scranton awards master's, doctoral degrees in virtual ceremony
The University of Scranton conferred more than 600 master’s and doctoral degrees at a virtual ceremony Saturday.
Degrees were conferred to graduates in a group who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2019, as well as January and May of 2020.
More people die from COVID-19 in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties
The state Department of Health reported Saturday 73 new deaths from COVID-19, including eight from Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties.
The new deaths bring the total number of virus-related fatalities statewide to 5,537.
8th District Republican candidates face change
The six candidates for the Republican nomination for the 8th District U.S. Congressional seat said they are not fazed by changes to election laws and procedures for Tuesday’s primary.
Carbondale school board hires superintendent during contentious meeting; one member resigns
A split Carbondale Area School Board hired a new district superintendent Saturday during a contentious meeting that also resulted in one member resigning because of infighting and stress from the position.
Local History: Midvalley landmark tucked into residential neighborhood
Editor’s note: Religion is part of the fabric of Northeast Pennsylvania. In addition to deepening our faith, our cathedrals, temples and other houses of worship strengthen the bonds of our communities.
50 Years Ago - State highway secretary to resign post due 'political interruptions'
May 31, 1970
Bartlett quits as highway secretary
Robert Bartlett, state Highway Secretary, announced that he would resign his post as secretary July 1. Bartlett said that he was leaving the post because he was “fed up with political interruptions that became part of the job.”
Program available to watch on WVIA
The Wright Center for Community Health and Graduate Medical Education fourth annual Caring Hearts panel discussion on congenital heart disease is being aired on WVIA-TV.