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Shoppers Stopped by Kmart for Thanksgiving Deals

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MOOSIC — Before carving the turkey, some bargain hunters in our area headed out early for some Thanksgiving deals and steals to  beat the Black Friday rush. Those shoppers included people at the Kmart in Moosic. The store opened at 6 a.m. and will stay open until Friday at 10 p.m. Some shoppers came looking […]

More Than 1,500 Were Without Power on Thanksgiving Day in Lackawanna County

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Over 1,000 homes and businesses were without power for part of the morning on Thanksgiving Day. According to PPL’s website, more than 1,500 had no power in the Moosic, Taylor and Old Forge areas of Lackawanna County. Crews said a snow-covered tree branch came down on a power line near the intersection […]

Dickson Family Flips Switch on Times Tower

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SCRANTON — The winter weather didn’t stop the annual tower lighting in downtown Scranton. For the 54th year, the Scranton Times newspaper has holiday lights on it’s radio tower, creating the area’s tallest Christmas tree. It’s a holiday tradition in the Electric City, but a tradition that took on new meaning this year. Flipping the […]

Bank Robbery in Scranton

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SCRANTON — Police say two men dressed in construction vests and masks robbed the NBT Bank along North Keyser Avenue in Scranton’s west side around 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to the husband of one of the tellers, his wife was handcuffed to the vault while the robbery took place. The teller is upset, but isn’t […]

Riders Thankful COLTS Cuts on Hold

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SCRANTON — People who ride the bus in Lackawanna County say they are relieved to hear massive cuts to bus service are on hold, at least for now. The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) has convinced PennDOT to negotiate its repayment of almost $6 million. COLTS bus riders can begin the holiday weekend with […]

More Snow, Fewer Volunteers For “Family To Family”

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SCRANTON — Every year on the day before Thanksgiving, volunteers pass out thousands of turkeys in Scranton to families in need. It’s a feat on a normal day and while this day was not normal, the Family to Family program went ahead, even in a snow storm. While the snow piled high in Scranton more […]

High School Football Players Help out at Soup Kitchen

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SCRANTON — Members of the Riverside Vikings football team gave some of their time to help out the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton. Some of the high school athletes said they saw a Facebook post that the kitchen on Penn Avenue needed some help and they decided to get involved. About a dozen […]

Many Turn out for Friends of the Poor Thanksgiving Dinner

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SCRANTON — Friends of the Poor hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday evening. This is the 38th year the charity group hosted the event at the Scranton Cultural Center. Everyone in the community is welcome to come out for the free dinner. Volunteers say the dinner provides a place for those who may be less […]

Local Reaction Mixed Over Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

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SCRANTON — Reaction from folks in our area is mixed following a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. People at Kildare’s in Scranton were tuned to the televisions when that decision was announced just after 9 p.m. Monday. That decision was determined […]

Snowy Forecast May Keep Some Home This Thanksgiving

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Monday was a record breaking day, seventy degrees in late November and McDade Park in Lackawanna County was packed. “I was really happy because I was expecting cold weather,” said Avery Sulz, of Scranton. The weather is expected to change quickly. Wednesday a winter storm is predicted. That is the very same […]