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Boscov’s Angel Tree for Veterans

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SCRANTON — There’s  a Christmas tree on the second floor of Boscov’s department store in Scranton tucked away in the back. On the tree are Christmas lists of items you might not expect. “Sweaters, socks, slippers, blankets, it’s all basic essentials that they’re asking for, it’s not toys or video games. It’s all basics,” said […]

Does It Really Work: Erase A Scratch

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SCRANTON — We’ve all been there and done that. While getting in your car, you suddenly see a scratch you’ve never seen before. You wonder, ‘How did that get there?’ The maker of a product called Erase A Scratch claims it will make those ugly scratches on your car disappear for good. It’s simple to […]

Rotary Club Members Collected Gifts for Kids

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SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — An organization in Lackawanna County is doing its part to make sure kids have a present to open this holiday season. Members of the Rotary Club of the Abingtons were given wish lists from children in need. A meeting between rotary members and representatives of North Scranton Head Start was held […]

University Of Scranton Leases Old School

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SCRANTON — A long closed school in Scranton will soon be used for education again, from preschool to graduate school. A room that used to be a gym and cafeteria for sixth through eighth graders in the Scranton School District, by this time next year, will be used by preschoolers. The floors above it will […]

Car Slams Into Scranton Business

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SCRANTON — A car smashed into a business Thursday afternoon in Scranton’s west side. It happened around 4:30 p.m. at the corner of Jackson Street and North Main Avenue. The car crashed into the side of Manley’s Corner Store. The driver was taken away in an ambulance.

PennDOT Brings Christmas to Head Start Students

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SCRANTON — Some PennDOT employees hit the road with Santa on Thursday and delivered gifts to children in Scranton, and Santa was able to arrive in style. For the kids who attend the Head Start on Locust Street in west Scranton, Christmas came early, with lots of gifts, and lots of smiles. Almost three dozen […]

Garage Gutted By Blaze

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COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — Flames leveled a garage Thursday in Lackawanna County. Legg’s Car Care Center along Route 435 in Covington Township went up after noon. Witnesses say the smoke could be seen for miles. Everyone inside made it out safely. There were no cars inside the garage at the time of the fire. A state […]

Firefighter Injured Battling Flames

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LA PLUME TOWNSHIP — A firefighter was injured battling flames at a towing company in Lackawanna County. Officials said the fire was first spotted around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday by a member of the Dalton Fire Department driving by Plummer’s Towing along Route 6 in La Plume Township. The place was closed at the time. The […]

Police Collect Toys and Clothes for Kids

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SCRANTON — Police officers in Scranton played the role of Santa’s helpers Wednesday. Since October, the department has been collecting toys and clothes to use in Christmas packages for 170 children in the city. The patrol cars became like Santa’s sled delivering all those gifts for the boys and girls in the Scranton school district. […]

Marines Pick up Toy Donations at Preschool

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EYNON — The Marine Corps Toys for Tots effort got a boost from preschoolers in Lackawanna County. The Marines themselves were at Kinder Kampus Preparatory Preschool in Eynon Wednesday to pick up all the gifts the students and their parents gathered. As a present to the Marines, the boys and girls sang some Christmas carols […]