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Scranton’s ‘First Night’ New Year’s Eve Celebration Comes to an End

SCRANTON — Organizers of First Night Scranton have announced they will no longer host the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in the Electric City. Committee members say fewer volunteers and declining attendance led to the decision to end the event. The committee said it tried to pass First Night along to another non-profit organization, but no one was willing to take it on. With a 16 year history, First Night Scranton was one of the longest-running First Night celebrations in […]

Electric City Trolley Halloween Fest

SCRANTON — With a chill in the air, it was the perfect day for a spooky trolley ride in Scranton. The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum held its second annual Halloween Fest Saturday afternoon. The event featured a costume contest, complementary trolley rides, and a magic show. Over 200 goblins and ghouls attended the festivities in Scranton.

Kicks Against Cancer

DUNMORE — Scranton Mixed Martial Arts hosted a self-defense for a cause event in Dunmore. Saturday’s event held inside North American Warhorse was a hands-on seminar where women could learn self-defense and gain some confidence. All money raised goes to “Michele’s Ladies in Pink.” The local nonprofit was started in honor of Michele Zini who lost her life to breast cancer in 2005.

Montage Mountain Holds Job Fair

SCRANTON — Many people hoped to land some open positions at a job fair in Scranton. Montage Mountain Resorts has openings in all of its departments for this upcoming winter season. Company officials held a job fair on Saturday hoping to fill more than 300 open positions. In addition to seasonal gigs, there are also some part-time and full-time opportunities available. And as a perk, all employees can ski or snowboard free all season long.

Two Wanted for Stealing an SUV in Old Forge

OLD FORGE — Police in Old Forge are looking for a man and woman who they say the pair stole an SUV. According to police, the pair drove off in a maroon Ford Explorer Friday from a business in the borough. Ten minutes after police posted a picture on their Facebook page, several people identified the pair. Police say they expect to make an arrest soon.

Lost and Found: Jingles, the Sock Puppet Returns

CARBONDALE — It was a joyous reunion filled with laughter and tears. The puppet monkey “Jingles” was stolen from Jo Ann Jordan better known as “JoJo the Clown” along with her car last week in Carbondale. Police say after a brief chase police were able to track down the vehicle stolen by Pedro Santiago because it was covered with balloons and advertisements. The monkey puppet Jingles, however, was nowhere to be seen. Jo Ann Jordan was devastated because she thought […]

Police Catch Suspected Arsonist

SCRANTON — Scranton police recently caught the woman who was wanted in connection with a fire that broke out Thursday morning. Alicia Faatz  of Scranton allegedly lit the door of an apartment building on Townhouse Boulevard ablaze, trapping a woman and her son inside. The people living there were able to get out and the fire was contained. Authorities ruled the fire arson. Faatz was caught Thursday evening.

Tears of A Clown: JoJo Searching For Stolen Sidekick

LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The creepy clown craze is certainly no laughing matter for a clown from Carbondale.  She hasn’t had a gig in more than a month.  And this is happening at the same time she is trying to recover from crime against her including her clown car that was stolen. JoJo the Clown is somewhat of a local legend in Lackawanna County.  She doesn’t know what could have possibly motivated a 19-year-old man to steal her clown car. After […]

Searching for the Finest Fungus

We take a trek into the woods of Lackawanna County and head back down the Pennsylvania Road with Mike Stevens in search of some wild mushrooms.

Sears Store Gone, But Not Forgotten

SCRANTON — One of the biggest big box stores in Lackawanna County has been leveled. Crews demolished the former Sears store at the Viewmont Mall, and construction will soon begin on three new stores. If you visit the mall now, you might notice that a big part is missing. Sears, one of the mall’s former anchor stores, closed this summer. Many shoppers were surprised to see that the structure is no more. “The first thing that came to mind was, […]