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    ‘I’m a Little Offended': Man Can’t Believe What He Sees After Scratching Off Lottery Ticket

    ELMIRA, N.Y. — A man playing the New York Lottery’s newest scratch-off game couldn’t believe his eyes when he realized not only was his ticket a loser — it was actually insulting too. “Unfortunately it says, ‘you Elmira trash’ on it. I’m a little offended by it for being a local here in Elmira, New York,” Nick […]

  • AMANDA SALVATORI

    ‘I want to grieve the loss of my son,’ Mother Charged in Baby’s Death Speaks

    SCRANTON — A couple was charged in the death of their 5-week-old baby Thursday. In an emotional interview, the mother of that child called it a horrible tragedy. Amanda Salvatori of Scranton had tears in her eyes as she spoke outside the Lackawanna County Courthouse in Scranton. Salvatori and her fiance, Anthony Donvito, 26, of […]

  • how_old

    Microsoft’s Age-Guessing Website Will Kill Your Ego

    You’re only as old as you think you are. Or in this case, as old as a computer algorithm thinks you are. In a machine learning experiment that’s taken social vanity to new heights, Microsoft has created a website that tells you how old you look just by analyzing your photo. Upload a selfie, wait […]

  • skull_discovered

    Human Skull Found in Woods Near Gouldsboro

    LEHIGH TOWNHIP — Some hunters found a human skull earlier this week in Wayne County. Two hunters were out scouting a location deep in the woods in Lehigh Township in Wayne County on Tuesday. That’s when, police say, they stumbled upon the human skull. Troopers and Lehigh Township police have opened up a joint investigation. […]

  • luz koz

    Tax Exempt Program In Luzerne County Shows Mixed Results

    WILKES-BARRE — The land where the former Hotel Sterling and Annex sat is prime real estate in Wilkes-Barre. But even being tax-exempt, the site and dozens of properties with KOZ statuses sit vacant in Luzerne County. Each could have the tax-exempt status taken away if significant work isn’t completed this year. There have been some […]

  • DEP Running Air Quality Tests Around Keystone Landfill

    DUNMORE — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is doing air testing this week in neighborhoods surrounding the Keystone Landfill in Lackawanna County. This comes as DEP is reviewing the landfill’s request to expand the facility . A small box truck was parked in one Dunmore neighborhood Wednesday afternoon brought in by the State Department of […]

  • Rough Roads Need Repair in Rice Township

    RICE TOWNSHIP — Officials in the Mountain Top area of Luzerne County say they are surprised about what a road survey in one township has revealed. The survey says 15 of Rice Township’s roads are in need of major repair, to the tune of $1 million–double the township’s budget. “It looks like we have close […]

  • kathleen kane harrisburg

    Grand Jury Document Unsealed; Case Against Kane Detailed

    For months, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has denied leaking confidential information to a newspaper. Now a grand jury document claims the Scranton native not only leaked that information, but orchestrated the leak, and a cover up. In December, the grand jury in the case recommended the Scranton native be charged with obstruction of justice […]

  • Locals Warned About Synthetic Pot Overdoses

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY—Officials are warning about a spike in synthetic marijuana overdoses in Eastern Pennsylvania. “Users of these substances are really playing russian roulette. You use this junk only if you want to end up in the ER of in a coffin.,” said Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico. Synthetic marijuana is suspected in at least […]

  • nurses

    State Auditor General: Law Protecting Patients, Health Care Workers Not Enforced

    PITTSTON — Under state law, health care workers in Pennsylvania cannot be forced to work overtime except in emergencies. But a statewide audit of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor finds this law rarely enforced and as a result, patient care may have suffered. “A lot of our nurses work a 12-hour shift.  When you`re forced […]

  • Courtesy: My Fox Boston

    Boston Marathon Bombing Amputee ‘Takes Life Back,’ Crosses Finish Line

    BOSTON — A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing is inspiring many people. Rebekah Gregory, who had her leg amputated as a result of the bombing, ran in Monday’s marathon. According to My Fox Boston, she ran the last few miles of the race with her trainer right by her side. When she crossed the […]

  • coroners_inquest

    Man’s Death Ruled Homicide, Neighbors React

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A man’s death has been ruled a homicide after a coroner’s inquest in Monroe County. It was back in December when 92-year-old William Collins was found dead inside a home on A Country Place Drive near Tobyhanna. The home belongs to his caregiver, Judith Marc, who investigators say is now being linked […]