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Scranton Royals basketball

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The University of Scranton Royals went deep to their bench in the Landmark Conference Championship win over Catholic.   Scranton plays Baruch Friday Night at Babson College in Round One of the NCAA 111 National Tournament.

Messy Weather Making Travel Treacherous

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MOUNT COBB — The mixed bag of snow, sleet, and freezing rain certainly made for some tricky travels for anyone on area roads Tuesday evening. “Usually it takes me in weather like this almost two hours to get home and I left work about 4:30.” This latest blast of wintery weather turned roads into an […]

Driver Pleads Guilty to DUI Crash That Killed Boy

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SCRANTON — A driver pleaded guilty in connection with a crash that killed a boy who was on his way to get ice cream with his father. Testimony started Friday in David Turano’s trial at the Lackawanna County Courthouse but prosecutors say the man from Carbondale had a change of heart over the weekend and […]

Woman Admits to Deadly DUI Crash

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SCRANTON — A woman admitted to a deadly DUI crash in Lackawanna County. Mary Timko pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and DUI charges Monday morning. The woman from Simpson admitted she was behind the wheel when she hit and killed a man along the Casey Highway (Route 6) in Lackawanna County in October of […]

Riverside Teachers on Strike

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TAYLOR — Teachers in the Riverside School District in Lackawanna County walked off the job Monday morning.  They have been working under the terms of their old contract for more than a year. A spokesman for the union says they need and deserve a raise. The superintendent counters the district doesn’t have the money to […]

Vehicle Rollover in Lackawanna County

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ELMHURST — Newswatch 16 found a car on its roof along Interstate 380 around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Officials said no one seriously hurt. However, PennDOT has dropped the speed limit on the interstates to 45 miles per hour.

Proposed Recovery Plan for Scranton

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SCRANTON — The city of Scranton has been in financial dire straits for years and now we’re beginning to see what a recovery plan for the city might look like. The agency handling the recovery says if nothing’s done, the city’s deficit could skyrocket in the next five years. The idea behind the plan is […]

Area Sci-Fi Fans Remember Leonard Nimoy

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SCRANTON — It was a sad day for the Hollywood community and sci-fi lovers all around who admired Leonard Nimoy. The news of his passing upset many people in our area. Nimoy was not only a star on television and movies, you can find his beloved “Mr. Spock ” in the comics books like those […]

Bank Fined for Failure to Report “Kids for Cash” Transactions

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DUNMORE — First National Community Bank (FNCB) has been fined $1.5 million by federal authorities for not reporting suspicious transactions by one of the judges convicted in the “Kids for Cash” scandal. U.S. Department of Treasury investigators said Michael Conahan was on the FNCB board of directors and disguised the money he made from the […]

School Supports Family That Lost Home In Fire

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Less than two weeks after losing their home in a fire in Lackawanna County, the Guse family got quite the gift from their “extended” family. Students participated in spirit week at North Pocono High School in Moscow, all while raising money for the Guse family. The Guse family’s dad is the old […]