• A barbershop in Michigan is offering its younger clients a discount for a haircut -- as long as they read out loud.  From $10 a haircut, kids can get back two bucks if they read to their barbers.

    Michigan barbershop gives kids a discount for reading out loud

    YPSILANTI, Mich. — A barbershop in Michigan is offering its younger clients a discount for a haircut — as long as they read out loud. From $10 a haircut, kids can get back two bucks if they read to their barbers. But, wait! There’s more. Kids also get quizzed on what they read. “It’s not just about reading, but also about comprehension,” said Ryan Griffin, the barber who created the program at The Fuller Cut barbershop in Ypsilanti. Griffin, 44, […]

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    Arnold Palmer Remembered for Visits at Shawnee

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has been around for more than a century. It has had its fair share of visitors over the years. Among its most famous visitors is legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. Inside the Pocono resort, you’ll find pictures of Palmer. There’s one picture of Palmer getting his hair cut back when Shawnee used to have a barber shop. There’s also the well-known picture of him golfing with actor Jackie Gleason in 1960. Of all […]

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    Bringing Back Barbering in Scranton

    SCRANTON — An old profession is seeing a resurgence in Scranton. A barber school relocated to the city this year and has seen a lot of growth. Michael Caporali has been a barber for 55 years. His new Scranton storefront is his favorite so far. “Really, really, doubled my business since I came down here,” he said. In all that time, Caporali has seen styles come and go. He’s starting to see trends he saw when his career started. “That […]


    Active Shooter Seminar Held to Educate Residents if Faced with a Gunman

    WYOMING — From San Bernardino, California to Orlando, Florida, to a sniper in Dallas, Texas opening fire and targeting police just this month; the mass shootings in our country are becoming a regular occurrence. “Columbine really changed the way law enforcement responded to active shooter situations,” said Wyoming Police Chief Michael Flanagan In light of those shooting, Flanagan decided to take action. He held his first active shooter seminar at the Wyoming Hose Company to educate residents on what to […]

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    Businesses Sign Petition to Boycott Scranton Taxes

    SCRANTON — Dozens of business owners in Scranton have signed a petition to boycott two controversial taxes. Gary St. Fleur is not a Scranton business owner. He’s an activist who runs a blog called Save Scranton, and he’s angry about a tax that businesses in the city have to pay. “The thing is, that they just go to a bar and talk about it amongst themselves. I said, we need to formalize this. We need to organize, and bring people […]

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    Trump Supporters Lined Up for Event at Arena

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Donald Trump is the fourth of the five major party presidential candidates to visit our area in less the week.  He is scheduled to hold a rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township at 7 p.m. Monday. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the rally is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. People began showing up Monday morning, hoping to get a look at the man they believe will be the next President of the […]


    Tattoo Convention Brings Hundreds To Downtown Scranton

    SCRANTON — Ink was flowing in Scranton, which means a lot of green for the Electric City. The annual Electric City Tattoo Convention kicked off Friday evening at the Hilton on Adams Avenue, and it means big business for downtown shop owners. It’s the seventh year for the ever-growing event that brings in veteran tattoo-lovers to those just getting started. “I’ve just been really into tattoos for like a really long time, and my first one was actually just three months ago so […]

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    ‘Bob the Barber’ Retiring

    ORANGEVILLE — It seemed like a normal Thursday at Bob Edwards Barber Shop in Columbia County: a room full of customers waiting for haircuts, and Bob by his chair, clippers in hand. But it wasn’t a normal Thursday for “Bob the Barber” as he’s known around Orangeville. The back of his shirt says it all — he’s “Cutting Back.” Friday is his last day on the job after 55 years of being a barber. “I’ve been pretty busy all these […]

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    Father Charged with Son’s Death Headed to Trial

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — More than two decades after a father was first accused of assaulting his infant son, he appeared in Monroe County court on homicide charges. Christopher Barber served more than five years in prison for causing permanent brain damage to his two-month-old son in Saylorsburg back in 1991. His son remained in a vegetative state on life support until May of last year when he died. Authorities charged Barber with homicide last month. On Monday, he was in court […]

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    Man Charged with Homicide 23 Years After Putting Son in Coma

    SAYLORSBURG — More than 20 years after a man went to prison for assaulting his infant son, he is behind bars once again; this time for his son’s death. Christopher Barber was sentenced to five to 10 years for causing permanent brain damage to his two month old son. Now authorities have charged him with homicide. The assault took place inside a house in Saylorsburg in 1991. “The son died and now they want to recharge him again, is that’s […]

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    Update: 3 Guys and a Beer’d Brewery Will Remain Open

    Update 1/14/16 — In late December, 3 Guys and a Beer’d posted on its Facebook page that it would keep its taproom open in Carbondale. The brewery thanked its fans for their “overwhelming support.” [Original story] CARBONDALE — There’s some sad news in the beer world out of Lackawanna County. A local craft beer brewery in Carbondale will be closing its doors after just four years in business. It’s apparently last call for a brewery in Lackawanna County as 3 Guys and […]

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    Chase Ends with Robbery Suspect Shooting Himself

    UPDATE: The Luzerne County Coroner identifies the man as Daniel Fritsky, 25, of Dallas UPDATE: The Dallas Borough Police Department says the suspect is a 25-year-old man from Dallas. They will not be releasing his name until his family has been notified. Police add that the gun used had been stolen from Dallas. DALLAS — A wild scene played out Sunday in a crowded shopping area after  police said a foot chase ended with an armed robber taking his own […]