• Illegal Dumping Victim on the Hook to Pay for Cleanup

    Fueled by debris, a red hot fire burned through the night on the property of A-Plus Powerwash on South Keyser Avenue in Taylor. The state Department of Environmental Protection said this is exactly what it has been trying to prevent since August, when the agency discovered piles of junk illegally dumped in at least seven […]

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    DEP: Burning Waste Illegally Dumped

    TAYLOR — The State Department of Environmental Protection said a pile of construction waste that caught fire in Lackawanna County was illegally dumped. Officials said it should have been cleaned up earlier this month. Now, the property owner could face penalties from the DEP. Taylor firefighters said they did not know quite what they were […]

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    PSP Strong T-shirts, a Show of Support for State Police

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — While hundreds of state troopers have been in the thick of the manhunt for suspected cop killer Eric Frein, many of their wives are looking for a way to raise money for the victims of the ambush in Blooming Grove. The result is in an enormous outpouring of support for the Pennsylvania […]

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    Shooter, Victim Identified in Scranton Murder-Suicide

    SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County coroner released the names on Monday of the victims of a murder-suicide in Scranton. It happened Sunday night and it appears it began with a neighborhood feud. According to the coroner, Anthony Collins, 54, of Scranton died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.  His death is ruled a homicide. […]

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    Two Neighbors Dead After Apparent Murder-Suicide in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Two men are dead after what police said was a murder suicide in the Pine Brook section of the city. Police said it started as a dispute between neighbors and ended with one man being shot to death in the street and his killer committing suicide on a porch. According to the coroner, […]

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    Testing the Groundwater We Drink

    WAYNE COUNTY — About 100 homeowners in Wayne County will soon know exactly what’s in their drinking water. A study being done this summer will give scientists and property owners a starting point in one of the few areas in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania where natural gas drilling isn’t allowed; at least not right […]

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    Prosecutors Saddened By Deadly Crashes

    OLD FORGE — It has been a horrible weekend on the roads in our area. Crashes have killed nearly a dozen people. And tragically, those numbers include several children. Flowers, a teddy bear, and a baseball signed by friends left on South Keyser Avenue in Old Forge represent what has been a devastating weekend for […]

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    Crash Kills Old Forge Boy, 12, Sends Father to Hospital

    OLD FORGE — A boy who started seventh grade just days ago is dead, and his father was seriously injured in a crash Saturday night on South Keyser Avenue in Old Forge. Police said Leonard Zupon Jr. died early Sunday morning after the Mustang driven by his father, Leonard Zupon Sr., collided with another vehicle. […]

  • Delaware Valley Warriors Super 16 Team #5

    Delaware Valley’s 2012 team was a force to be reckoned with, led by start QB Brian Schor.  In 2013, players had to take on new roles, and the end result wasn’t exactly as they hoped.  But this year, the Warriors are returning 6 starters on each side of the ball, giving them some veterans on […]

  • Couple Sentenced for Tax Fraud

    A couple from Bradford County was sentenced today for a tax evasion scheme. Randy Talada will spend 21 months in prison and his wife Sandy was sentenced to six months behind bars. He must pay about $171,000 to Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Fund and about $54,000 to the IRS. Sandy Talada must pay $54,000 to the […]

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    Blight Causing Another Collapse In Schuylkill County?

    POTTSVILLE — A woman in Schuylkill County is fighting blight after a ceiling collapsed. She says it caved in because of the vacant, dilapidated property next door. The woman we spoke with says the vacant house next to her home in Pottsville has been a problem for years. She says every time she’s contacted city […]

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    Couple Continues to Wait for Flood Assistance

    MEHOOPANY — Pete and Sharon Morgan have lived in their home in Mehoopany township since 1998. The couple said their lives and home underwent a drastic change after the floods of 2011. “Frightening. Every time it rains we just look outside and we don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Pete Morgan. Back in 2011, […]