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Thousands Brave Cold for Santa Parade

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SCRANTON — ‘Twas the month before Christmas when all through the city of Scranton there were many creatures stirring, parading through the streets to spread holiday cheer. There were so many sights for the kids to take in–no sugar plums–but plenty of marching bands played their tunes. On this frigid morning, families came prepared for […]

Vehicles Vandalized at Car Lot

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TAYLOR — The owner of a car lot said three vehicles were damaged by vandals in Lackawanna County. We found workers cleaning up broken glass at Dan Paroby Auto Sales in Taylor. Owner Dan Paroby said a van and a car had most of their windows shattered and another van had a little less damage. […]

N.W. Lehigh vs Dunmore

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N.W. Lehigh knocked off North Schuylkill last week to win the District XI Class AA title.  Dunmore breezed through District 2 but knows that the teams from the Lehigh Valley are always formidable.

Old Forge vs South Williamsport

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The First round of State playoffs in Class A kicks off as Old Forge and South Williamsport meet in Lycoming County.  South has one loss, in week #1 against Montoursville, while the last time the Blue Devils were beaten was the State title game last December.

New Airport Director Announced

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PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A new director has been named for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Carl Beardsley is currently the commissioner of aviation for Broome County in New York. The airport board made the announcement Thursday. Beardsley replaces Barry Centini who is retiring. He starts in January and will be paid $115,000 a year for the […]

Man Killed on the Job in Lackawanna County

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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — An accident on the job killed a worker Monday afternoon in Lackawanna County. The Lackawanna County coroner said Eugene Breidenstein, 56, of Quarryville was loading a prefabricated shed to a building at the corner of Fitzpatrick and Mount Cobb Roads just after 1 p.m. Authorities believe the shed slid off of a […]

Christmas Tree Set up on Courthouse Square in Scranton

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SCRANTON — It’s starting look a little like Christmas in downtown Scranton. Lackawanna County’s Christmas tree was set up outside the Lackawanna County Courthouse on Monday. The 30 foot concolor fir is from Mark Chambers Christmas Trees in Carbondale.

Officer Charged with Evidence Tampering

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ARCHBALD — A school resource officer at Valley View High School is charged with tampering with evidence for allegedly deleting cell phone messages from an 18-year-old student. The attorney for Travis Chamberlain, 26, of Scranton says his client plans to plead guilty to the charge. Chamberlain is also a part-time police officer for Archbald and […]

Lane Closures Planned for Business Route 6

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DICKSON CITY — PennDOT is warning drivers of some traffic troubles on a busy road right off Interstate 81 in the area of the Viewmont Mall. Two of three eastbound lanes on Business Route 6 in Dickson City will be closed between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday for emergency pipe repairs. The repairs are […]

Community Rallies Behind Wounded Trooper

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SCRANTON — More than nine weeks after he was shot outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks in Pike County, we’re learning more about Trooper Alex Douglass’ recovery from those close to him. Douglass is still recovering after he was badly hurt when Eric Frein allegedly shot him and Corporal Bryon Dickson at the barracks […]