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New Look for Old Courthouse in Honesdale

HONESDALE, Pa. — The Wayne County Courthouse on court street has stood for more than 130 years and over time there have not been many new upgrades. Whether it’s making way for new carpet or installing new windows, crews are transforming the Wayne County Courthouse in Honesdale little by little.


Magnotta running for District Court

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP (Pike) - Attorney Anthony J. Magnotta has announced that he is seeking the office of District Magistrate in District Court 60-3-02. The bench is presently held by Judge Shannon Muir, who previously announced she was not seeking a second six-year term.


Wayne County Librarian Making Sure All Children Get Bedtime Stories

HONESDALE, Pa. -- Betty Lawson, better known as Miss Betty, is a familiar face to kids in Wayne County, except she's usually welcoming kids into the Wayne County Public Library. But on Sundays, she welcomes readers into her home for Snug as a Bug storytime.


Pa. man admits fatally stabbing sister in back with butcher knife for calling him ‘retard’

A fight between a middle-aged brother and sister over the word “retard” ended with the sister stabbed in the back with a butcher knife, ending her life. Now the brother charged with the crime in admitting his guilt and taking his sharply reduced punishment in a plea deal in Luzerne County.


Wayne Memorial Patients Receive Easter Flowers

HONESDALE — The blooms of spring and joy of Easter spread throughout Wayne Memorial compliments of the hospital’sAuxiliary!. Auxilians delivered pansies to inpatients, including those recuperating at the Wayne Memorial-Good Shepherd Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, as well as outpatients at Same Day


Finally automating the Pennsylvania Turnpike could ease money woes, but what about toll collectors?

The transition to an all-electronic tolling system has been nearly a decade in the making; the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission first commissioned a feasibility study in 2010. While finally pulling it off could stem the turnpike's financial bleeding, it raises the specter of mass layoffs for the sta


Four Abington Heights teams protect unbeaten records

- With the midway point in Lackawanna League spring season arriving this week, four Abington Heights teams remain unbeaten. The Comets returned to action following the holiday weekend with the boys tennis team at 10-0 with four matches remaining, the softball team at 6-0 in its 13-game schedule and


Scranton woman drives to PSP barracks, arrested for DUI

TUNKHANNOCK TWP. — A Scranton woman will face charges for driving under the influence after she went to a state police barracks to speak with a trooper about legalizing cocaine, authorities said Monday.


LI Man Drove To Pennsylvania For Sex With 13-Year-Old: Police

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A Long Island man has been arrested after police said he made several trips to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to meet a 13-year-old for sex. Matthew Veltri, 26, of Massapequa Park, faces numerous charges. Veltri met the victim over a social media app, according to authorities. He


NWS: Microburst hit Waymart, Lake Como

WAYNE COUNTY — Damage caused by a severe storm April 14 was the result of a microburst, the National Weather Service (NWS) has determined. According to a release from the NWS, a microburst blew through Waymart at 2:04 a.m. April 15 with an estimated maximum speed of 80 mph.


Pennsylvania's unemployment rate, payrolls set new records

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest rate on record, as payrolls hit a new record. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.9%. Pennsylvania's rate had twice pr


Pike County man kicks state trooper during arrest

A Pike County man under arrest early Easter morning for trashing a woman’s Moscow apartment tacked on a felony to the case for kicking a state trooper. Rafael A. Urena, 136 Alford Court, Lehman Twp., is accused of kicking Trooper Mark Pajalich’s leg as the trooper tried to arrest him at approximatel


Sending Flags to Deployed Troops

FOREST CITY, Pa. -- Volunteers in Susquehanna County are saying thank you to military members around the globe. Flags are now on their way to service men and women on the front lines.


New money to help toddlers' education and health in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - New money is aimed at helping more toddlers and their families in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth is one of 10 states and D.C. to receive a $100,00 grant, which will help with early childhood education, healthcare, and childcare.


4 killed in wrong-way crash in western Pennsylvania

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Four people are dead after a vehicle traveling the wrong way collided with an oncoming car in western Pennsylvania. The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Sunday on Route 65 in Beaver County.


Pennsylvania man arrested on drug charge in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania man was arrested in Monongalia County after troopers said they recovered crack cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth and pills during a traffic stop.


Liquor license to be transferred in Borough

HAWLEY - The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) notified the Borough that the liquor license from Daisy & Dukes, a bar at 525 Church Street which has closed, to Michael and Franca Menechinos’ property at 215 Main Avenue.


Bear climbs to Pennsylvania couple's back porch, raids bird feeder

April 22 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania couple captured video of a black bear making an Easter visit to their home and climbing the porch to reach a bird feeder. Randy and Christine Lucas said they heard sounds outside their Lackawanna County home early Sunday morning and when they investigated they found


Kings of Disco, featuring former Village People members, perform at Scranton Cultural Center on June 21

The Kings of Disco, a musical group featuring original and longtime members of the Village People, will perform in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m.


Here's How Pennsylvania Ranked In Voter Turnout Last Year

Pennsylvania ranked dead in the middle — 25th in the country — in voter turnout last year amid historically high totals nationwide. Support and opposition for President Donald Trump, as well as Obamacare, turned voters out in droves during the 2018 midterm elections. More than 118 million ballots we