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New to the region, a high-tech tool speeds up lung cancer diagnosis

Clifford Webster was at a truck stop shortly after his wife, Jenny, the love of his life, left the hospital following a weeklong stay for lung disease. (read more)

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DONNIE COLLINS: Kids in Scranton School District don’t want special treatment. They want a chance

Scranton School District administrators and five elected school board members who skipped state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s town-hall meeting regarding the district’s sorry state probably figured they saved themselves aggravation by spending Wednesday night anywhere besides Lackawanna College. 920-286-0484

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SCRANTON — Plunging into frigid water in the dead of winter was nothing compared to beating colon cancer for Jeff Baran. (read more)

Prison GED program's all female class begins; calls for co-ed classes continue

SCRANTON — Lackawanna County Prison’s second GED class, this one open only to female inmates, kicked off Wednesday as an inmate-rights advocate continues to call for co-ed classes. 5735746119

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If you grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania, you’re likely familiar with the UFO sighting in Carbondale back in 1974. But you might not be familiar with another group of “Aliens” in South Scranton just five years prior. (read more)


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Northeast Woman: Area therapist makes in-office visits more casual for increased client comfort

Name an area of the mental health care field, and chances are, Alyse Kerr has worked in it. It’s not where the New Milford native initially thought she’d end up, though. (read more)

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In the span of a month, two Luzerne County police officers were charged with using their badges to pressure women into having sex. (read more)

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Entrepreneur brings STEM and the arts to disadvantaged kids

SCRANTON — Newave Studios sits only about a block away from where a fight between dozens of kids and cops broke out on Olive Street back in November. proxenetism

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Spice up your game day menu with Local Flavor MVPs

Big games call for big spreads, and the Super Bowl is no exception. Whether you’re gathering to cheer on the teams or to watch the tricked-out commercials next Sunday, Feb. 3, you’ll likely want to chow down while you do so. Here at Life&Times, we dug int (read more)

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NEPA’s Most Wanted Fugitives, 1/27/2019

Shantae Ross Wanted by: Lackawanna County Adult Probation/Parole. Fugitive since: Nov. 19. 270-910-3322

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Coordinated Health - Official Sports Medicine Sponsor of the Athlete of the Week (read more)

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More than 100 local firefighters honored one of their own Saturday in Olyphant during a funeral procession for borough firefighter Thomas R. Tratthen Jr. Tratthen, 47, was a life member of Excelsior Hose Company 1 in the borough. (read more)

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Something should be done

Neighbors complain about conditions at an abandoned double residence at 808-810 Ash St. in Scranton. The home was the scene of a fire in 2008 that left an elderly couple dead. (read more)

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Remember When - 1963: Fast-pitch softball

Members of the Parodi Cigar team that played in the Atlantic Seaboard Major Fast-pitch Softball League (read more)

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Law enforcement from two Midvalley communities and the state police were investigating break-ins of homes in Blakely and Archbald. (read more)

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While overall Pennsylvania gaming revenue hit an all-time high in 2018, Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County and Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Twp. saw declines in table games and slots revenue. (read more)

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Police: Old Forge woman attempted to kill her elderly aunt

Carrie Trowbridge told her aunt she was going to help her get bank statements. Instead, she kidnapped the elderly woman and told her she was going to watch her die, police said. (read more)

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Just a few months after allowing one of their members to leave the state Legislature with full lifetime pension and health care benefits, after finding that two separate physical and sexual assault allegations against him were “credible,” (read more)

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By social media standards, anyone who hasn’t seen “Bird Box” may as well be dead. The Netflix original movie has become such a cultural phenomenon that the streaming service issued a plea to viewers who take the film’s key conceit seriously. (read more)



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Ex-Scranton man sentenced to state prison for sexually abusing girl

SCRANTON — A former Scranton man who admitted to sexually abusing a girl between 2003 and 2009 will spend one to two years in state prison. 720-298-6753

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Carbondale pays $125,000 to settle fatal police shooting lawsuit

The family of a man fatally shot by an off-duty Carbondale police officer agreed to a $125,000 settlement of a federal lawsuit. 316-691-2749

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Broken elevators in Scranton parking garage fixed

SCRANTON — A pair of long-broken elevators in the Linden parking garage downtown are fixed and working, a parking official said Friday. 7274051452

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Lackawanna County Economic Development Director George Kelly retiring Feb. 5

Lackawanna County Economic Development Director George Kelly will retire Feb. 5, after nearly six years leading the department, he confirmed Friday. (read more)

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A spark from an overheated motor started a fire at a two-story knitting mill on Center Street in Dupont. (read more)

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Snowboarding dispute leads to gun, assault charges

SALEM TWP. — A woman fired a gunshot inside a home and her boyfriend nearly ran her down with a car because of a dispute about snowboarding, according to police. (read more)




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