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ATM Card ‘Skimming’ Victim Talks About Account Being Hacked

SCRANTON — Surveillance video taken from the ATM at the Penn East Federal Credit Union shows a man installing something at the machine. Bank officials say it’s a device that has card “skimming” technology, and it was used to steal bank card information from their members. The credit union became suspicious when several members called […]

Gas Station Worker Pulls Gun During Argument in Lackawanna County

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Seven men face charges after an argument led to a gun being pulled in Lackawanna County. It happened Wednesday afternoon at a gas station near the intersection of Routes 348 and 247 near Mount Cobb. According to state police, it all started when a worker at the gas station got angry with […]

Mother Sentenced to Three Months House Arrest for Baby Death

SCRANTON — A mother was sentenced in Lackawanna County Wednesday to three months house arrest and two years probation on charges related to the death of her infant. Amanda Salvatori of Scranton and the baby’s father were charged last year after falling asleep with the child in bed with them. Drug tests revealed both had […]

Keystone Sanitary Landfill Changes Expansion Plans

DUNMORE — The Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Lackawanna County no longer wants to expand vertically. The state’s third largest dump wants to spread about 40 more years’ worth of garbage throughout the existing landfill. The proposal to keep the landfill open for decades still needs state approval. More than a year ago, Keystone Sanitary Landfill […]

Baseball Field Getting a Little Love

SCRANTON — People in Scranton answered the call to give a Little League field a much-needed makeover. Last week we showed the problems at Reddington Field on Wood Street including crumbling bleachers and the snack bar falling apart. Wednesday morning, volunteers started fixing up the field. They moved rocks and painted the bleachers and stands. […]

‘We Lost Two Family Members:’ Charges Filed in Deadly Wreck

FELL TOWNSHIP — Police in Lackawanna County issued an arrest warrant for a man formerly of Simpson.  Dwight Sharp has been charged for a crash that killed his girlfriend back in December. Flowers, mementos, and a picture of Jennifer McClinton have hung on Main Street near Simpson since December. And they will remain there. McClinton’s […]

Groundbreaking for ‘The Gathering Place’

CLARKS SUMMIT — By the fall, there will be a new place in Lackawanna County for people to takes classes ranging from beekeeping to bike maintenance. There was a celebration in Clarks Summit Monday, as some people took a big step to make their vision a reality. The ceremony marked a milestone for a community […]

One Year Later: Scranton’s Green Ridge Fire

SCRANTON — Smoke could be seen for miles from the fire on East Market Street in Scranton exactly one year ago, where several apartments and two businesses were destroyed. The lot where the fire happened still sits empty. “Everyday I see it, I get upset because I know what I paid for this block,” said […]

Will Valley View’s Pool Be Closed?

ARCHBALD — Some families in the Valley View School District worry the district will close its pool. The water may be clear, but the future is cloudy for the Valley View School District’s swimming pool. The facility at the high school in Archbald has been around for four decades and administrators say the pool is […]

Brush Fires Cover Luzerne, Lackawanna Valleys in Smoke

HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Brush fires burning in Luzerne County are creating smoky conditions in a large area of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. There is no word from authorities on what started the fire.