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Parents arrested after mother leaves kid home alone, goes to Florida, police say

DUNMORE, Pa. - Two parents from Lakawanna County, Pennsylvania, have been arrested after police said that the they left their two children home alone while the mother traveled to Florida. The investigation started when police were alerted to a case of children who had been left alone for weeks. Whe

NEWS965.COM - 2018-03-20 19:19:00

Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch issued for Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for Lackawanna, Luzerne and Southern Wayne Counties. Heavy is snow possible with total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches in some areas. The current forecast for Scranton calls for a littl

SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 13:10:51

Former Lackawanna County Prison guard headed to trial

SCRANTON - Former Lackawanna County Prison guard Jeffrey T. Staff will face a sexual abuse charge in county court after a magisterial district judge determined there was enough evidence against him at a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Staff, 42, 459 Wyoming Ave., Apt. 4, Wyoming, is one of seven forme

SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 17:23:02

Close Call for Police Officer

TAYLOR, Pa. - A police officer in Lackawanna County had a close call Tuesday afternoon when a driver came speeding at his parked patrol car. Now, officers in two states are looking for him. There are some dents and some dirt on the front bumper of a Taylor Police patrol car, but it could have been m

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-20 20:46:49

Crooks Break Into Gun Shop and Steal Firearms

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP- State police are still trying to track down a group of people in Luzerne County who broke into a gun shop and stole firearms. Troopers said it all started around 11:30 p.m. Monday when the group forced its way into Advanced Arms in Pittston Township and took off with guns. On Tues

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-20 20:28:58

Alleged drug house busted in Hanover Twp.

HANOVER TWP. - State and local narcotics officers busted an alleged drug house Monday morning and took three people into custody. During the raid at the Hazle Street residence, police arrested Corey Arnott, 25, of Hazle Street, Hanover Twp.; Zachery Thiede-Laiuvara, 23, of West Hartford Street, Ashl

CITIZEN'S VOICE - 2018-03-20 08:31:49

Marijuana, cash and handgun seized during West Pittston traffic stop

WEST PITTSTON - A traffic stop for dark tinted windows led to the arrest of two people and the alleged discovery of marijuana and a handgun on Monday. Police said they stopped a vehicle with dark tinted windows in the area of Excelsior and Race streets at about 3:45 p.m. An officer allegedly detecte

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-03-20 12:25:49

Another corrections officer headed to trial in sex scandal

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - One of the seven corrections officers arrested last month in a sex scandal at the Lackawanna County prison was back in court Tuesday. After a hearing, a magistrate ruled Jeffrey Staff of Wyoming will face trial. Staff is only facing one charge: institutional

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-20 21:30:09

Police: Mom in Florida, Children Home Alone

DUNMORE, Pa. - A mother and a father are charged with endangering the welfare of their two children in Lackawanna County. Investigators say the two children were knowingly left alone in Dunmore for nearly three days while the mother was in Florida. Nicole Sciortino and Vincent Licciardello were both

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-19 19:35:50

Scranton School District looking at new boundaries

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Invaders and Knights are in the same family but a solution to an overcrowding situation nearly caused a family feud. The building controversy is just the latest issue facing Scranton School District leaders. Now it looks like a shift in boundaries could sat

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-20 03:36:34

Scranton library reopens after renovation project

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - For the first time since late November, people got a chance to check out books from the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton Monday. Many were also checking out the facility's new look. "It's just wonderful. I love the way they've re-finished the wood and s

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-19 22:49:18

Owner of dogs that killed poodle in W-B identified

A state dog warden says he has identified and contacted the owner of two dogs that killed one dog and wounded another in a South Wilkes-Barre park on Sunday. Dog warden Jim Spencer did not identify the man whose German shepherds attacked a boxer and a toy poodle as they and their owner, James Serafi

CITIZEN'S VOICE - 2018-03-20 08:38:19

Northeast Woman: Scranton woman gives generously

Krista Somers turned what she could have considered a setback into an advantage. Since graduating from New York University with a psychology degree, the Scranton resident has built a career out of helping others through several health-based organizations. "I wanted to go to medical school, but I


Delayed start for second trial against Helen Galli

WILKES-BARRE - Helen Galli faces trial again, beginning today, but the proceedings seemed to be off to a slow start. The 86-year-old Wyoming woman is accused of lacing a glass of Juicy Juice with anti-freeze and ordering her son, Victor Galli, to give it to his girlfriend, Dawn Simian. In 2013, Gall

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-03-19 14:34:28

Accused Lackawanna guard seeks grand jury testimony

BUTCH COMEGYS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The Lackawanna County Prison is seen in Scranton. The attorney for former Lackawanna County Prison guard Paul J. Voglino seeks the transcript of the grand jury proceedings. Voglino is charged with sexually abusing a female inmate. The attorney for a former Lackawan


Metal detector policy begins at Wyoming Area

The Wyoming Area Secondary Center began using metal detectors for everyone entering when the school day began Monday. All bags were also inspected, school district Superintendent Janet Serino said. The change comes after a threatening message written on a restroom wall caused a day-long lockdown a

CITIZEN'S VOICE - 2018-03-20 08:31:35

Lawsuit alleges Dickson City police officer used excessive force

An Olyphant man filed a federal lawsuit against a Dickson City police officer, alleging the officer falsely arrested him and used excessive force after stopping the man for a broken headlight. Steve Jordan-Vanderbilt claims officer William J. Bilinski III punched him in the face and dragged him out


Three charged with drug posession and trafficking in Hanover Township

1,323 bags of heroin, $1,392.00 in cash, Crystal meth, a digital scale and heroin packaging materials were found by police in a Hanover Twp. residence located on Hazle Street. HANOVER TWP. -Two men and a woman were charged with drug possession and trafficking after more than 1,000 packets of heroi

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-03-20 10:01:01

Poisoning suspect pleads no contest to assault

WILKES-BARRE - Poisoning suspect Helen Galli pleaded no contest Monday to a charge of aggravated assault in exchange for other charges being dropped against her. Galli, 86, of Wyoming, is accused of spiking a glass of berry-flavored Juicy Juice with antifreeze in March 2010 and passing it to Dawn S

CITIZEN'S VOICE - 2018-03-19 15:02:02

Godsmack and Shinedown co-headline rock show at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 31

From a press release: It was announced two weeks ago that Godsmack and Shinedown are bringing their co-headlining summer tour to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Today, further details about the show were revealed. Produced by Live Nation, the six-week outdoo

NEPASCENE.COM - 2018-03-19 17:32:49