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NEPA’s Most Wanted Fugitives, 12/16/2018
Wanted by: Scranton office, state Board of Probation and Parole; Scranton police. Wanted for: Firearm not to be carried without a license, robbery, theft, receiving stolen property. Sentenced to three to seven years of incarceration. Paroled May 4.
Medical cannabis company purchases property in Scranton
PharmaCann Penn Plant — a part of PharmaCann, a medical cannabis business with dispensaries and cultivation facilities in Illinois and New York — recently purchased 18 acres from the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company.
Local History: Police bust 'hippies' for growing, smoking pot
After a yearlong sting, Susquehanna County authorities and state troopers raided two farmhouses 50 years ago and busted several people for growing and smoking marijuana. The arrest of four “hippies,” as the Dec. 15, 1968, Scranton Times story called them, was sparked by a tip from New York authoriti
Man will stand trial in deadly arson-for-hire plot in Scranton
SCRANTON — A district judge ruled today that Lackawanna County prosecutors have enough evidence to send a man to trial as a player in an arson-for-hire plot in Scranton that had deadly consequences last summer.
Then & now: Samter's building
Courtesy of the Lackawanna Historical Society / Published: December 16, 2018. 1946: In 1873, Jacob Samter started a clothing store at 195 Lackawanna Ave. The store moved up the block to the corner of Lackawanna and Penn in 1888; Jacob’s sons Samuel, Benjamin and Isaac razed the existing building to
Former Fleet Manager in Court
(WBRE/WYOU-TV) It looks like a central figure in an Auditor General report into the Scranton School District's finances will be heading to trial. Daniel Sansky, 67 years-old, of Jefferson Township, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday.
Trooper injured by Eric Frein has leg partially amputated
A Pennsylvania State Trooper wounded by Eric Frein underwent surgery to have his right leg amputated below the knee. Trooper Alex Douglass underwent surgery on Thursday, WNEP-TV reports. Retired Army Staff Sergeant Earl Granville from Lackawanna County, who lost part of his leg in Afghanistan a deca
Tradition, future meet at Lynett Tourney
One is a holiday institution, a high school basketball tournament that dates to the Eisenhower administration and is nearly as ancient as the historic venue in which it is played.
Teen hit by vehicle near Scranton High School
A teenager went to the hospital with injuries Wednesday morning after being struck by a vehicle near Scranton High School. A Jeep Compass, driven by Paris Engel, 22, hit Ebonie Thompson, 16, near Providence Road and Mike Munchak Way as the teenager crossed Providence Road, walking toward the high sc
Wilkes president leaving for Monmouth position
Patrick F. Leahy announced Friday he’s stepping down as Wilkes University president in July to become president of Monmouth University in New Jersey. Dan Cardell, chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees, said he was not surprised by Leahy’s decision because of his age, 50, and “where he’s at
Seven Lackawanna County schools to receive help from state
Seven Lackawanna County schools will receive additional support from the state to increase student achievement. Under Pennsylvania’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan, the Department of Education designated schools in need of improvement, determined through the state’s new accountability system. All o
South Scranton Wine/spirits store reopens today
SCRANTON — Fine Wine & Good Spirits in South Side will reopen today. A grand reopening celebration for the store at 210 Meadow Ave. will be held at 2 p.m. All products in the store will be 10 percent off from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. Wine and spirits tastings will also be held.
Kingston Police Need Help in Identifying Two Robbery Suspects
(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Kingston Police are looking help in identifying two robbery suspects. They are wanted in connection with robberies at the Turkey Hill Minit Mart on Pierce Street in Kingston.
Bob Bolus Holding Retirement Auction in Luzerne County
PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A controversial Scranton businessman is getting out of the trucking business with a big sale on Friday. Trucking company owner and Lackawanna County businessman Bob Bolus is hosting a retirement auction Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. behind the Pittston Volunteer Fire Departme
Leighton email hacker gets probation; judge impressed with turnaround
Bodnar - SCRANTON — A computer hacker who’s about to earn a degree in computer science avoided prison Friday when a federal judge, impressed with how he turned around his life, placed him on probation for three years.
Scranton Prep, DV pin down wins
Alec Buttner (170) and Will Ferrario (182) posted wins by fall to lead Scranton Prep to a 64-13 win over Hanover Area in a nonleague wrestling match Thursday. 126: Joe Rowley (HAN) dec. Antonio D’Appolonio, 3-2. 132: Ayden Berndt (SP) by forfeit. 138: Patrick Mariotti (SP) by forfeit. 145: Joe Monah
Cash 5 Lottery Winner Sold in Luzerne County
BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Someone hit the jackpot with a lottery ticket sold in Luzerne County. A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for the Thursday, December 13, drawing matched all five balls drawn – 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, — to win $400,000, according to the lottery commission.
Cognetti resigns from Scranton school board to work for state auditor general
OLYPHANT — Paige Gebhardt Cognetti resigned from the Scranton School Board today to take a job with the state auditor general’s office. She will serve as a special assistant with an emphasis on school transportation contracts, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said during an appearance at an Olyphan
Olyphant pharmacy owner reacts to special report
OLYPHANT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - The Pennsylvania Auditor General came to northeastern Pennsylvania Wednesday morning to bring attention to a special report his office just released on the role of pharmacy benefit managers.
50 Years Ago - Former Scranton resident star of Broadway musical 'Promises, Promises'
Jerry Orbach, star of the hit Broadway musical “Promises, Promises,” once called Scranton home in his youth. Earlier, Orbach lived in Plymouth Twp. and Hanover Twp. in Luzerne County. Later, his family moved to Scranton because his father, Leon, became the manager of the luncheonette at the Neisner