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    Attorney General Kane Releases Report on Jerry Sandusky Investigation

    HARRISBURG — A report on the Jerry Sandusky investigation released by Attorney General Kathleen Kane says the investigation took too long and cited a lack of urgency. The report was released at a news conference Monday in Harrisburg. “The facts show an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator,” Kane […]

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    School Closure Debate

    STROUDSBURG — Tempers flared and insults flew at a school board meeting in the Poconos Wednesday night. Emotions among parents and board members in the Stroudsburg Area School District boiled over as the board discussed closing two elementary schools. The superintendent said Ramsey Elementary is set to close June 15th of this year and Clearview […]

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    Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour Opens After Delay

    SCRANTON — The hoist car at the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour carried fifth graders from the Hanover Area School District at long last. They were one of the first to take the tour after its opening was delayed by three weeks. “Well, I wouldn’t want to be a coal miner, but I would want to […]

  • Dealing With Spring Snow

    The cleanup continues after our latest blast of wintry weather in spring. And all the snow and ice is being blamed for a number of crashes in our area. The calendar may say spring, but you wouldn’t know that by looking outside in many parts of our area. People are left digging out from up […]

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    Winter’s Grip Holds Tight, Snow & Ice Cover Roadways

    This latest batch of wintry weather may leave quickly with a warm up Monday afternoon, but not before causing another morning of school delays and slow-moving traffic. Folks in the Northern Tier are waking up to over nine inches of white stuff.  In other parts of the area, an icy mix layered by wet snow […]

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    VP Biden’s Visit To NEPA Included Surprise Stop At Terry’s Diner

    Before Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Greater Pittston Dinner at the Woodlands Resort, he has a very busy day, visiting parts of our area. One of those visits was a surprise stop at Terry’s Diner in Moosic! It was a hearty welcome home for Scranton`s native son […]

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    Hoodie Hoo Day!!

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — It is Hoodie Hoo day! Drop what you’re doing, head outside, and yell “Hoodie Hoo!!!” That’s what some folks in Schuylkill Haven did although temperatures were  in the 40’s. But residents gathered anyway and tried to scare winter away with a little song and yelling. “Young and old and if you’re cold, […]

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    Snow Keeps Schools Open in Hanover Township

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Parking lots full of parents and buses lined the road outside Memorial Elementary School in Hanover Township. This would all be normal for a Monday, except that it also happens to be Presidents Day, a national holiday. “They were happy they had Valentine’s Day off, but then they were not so happy […]

  • Beh and Khalife National Signing Day

    Noah Beh the Scranton Prep defensive lineman is off to Penn State after making it official on Thursday just one day after National Signing Day-the delay due in large part to the snow storm that hit most of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning. Also making his visit official is Wilkes-Barre Coughlin offensive lineman […]

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    School District Dismisses Students Late Due to Storm

    School districts around our area will again have to decide whether to close or delay due to a winter storm Wednesday. Monday’s storm presented a similar problem, especially for schools in Wayne County. Students at Western Wayne were stuck at school Monday for nearly an hour longer than usual. It was the district’s call, blamed […]

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    Schools Dismiss Early Before Water Shut Off

    SCRANTON — Many places in Lackawanna County are seeing some disruption from the water outage, and that includes seven schools in the Scranton and Riverside School districts. They all had to dismiss early on Thursday. Not long after students showed up for class at Riverside East Elementary in Moosic, word came they would be dismissed […]

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    Fed Up With Winter

    With the temperatures barely in the double digits in Montrose, many people gassing up at this gas station did whatever they could to stay warm. “Well if you notice, I’ve got the automatic shut-off on the nozzle so I can keep my hands in my pockets,” said Bill Host of Montrose. “It’s crazy, this is […]