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Scranton, Pennsylvania is located in Lackawanna County. Zip codes in Scranton, PA include 18512, 18505, and 18503. The median home price in Scranton is $92,000 which is roughly $50/per square foot. More Scranton information.

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1 hr ago | The York Daily Record

Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, right, speaks to the press at the Blooming Grove Baptist Church in Pike County, Pa. Monday about the shooting Friday night that took the life of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and critically injured another.

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5 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Judge denies Scranton's request to postpone commuter tax hearing

A judge on Monday denied Scranton's request to postpone a hearing on the city's commuter tax scheduled for Thursday. In a letter Monday to Senior Judge John Braxton, the city's labor attorney, Ned Abrahamsen said Mayor Bill Courtright and Police Chief Carl Graziano, both of whom are scheduled to appear at the hearing, wish to attend the 10 a.m. service on Thursday for State Police Cpl.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

ABC News

Profile of Gunman Who Ambushed Troopers Released

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett leaves the Geisinger Community Medical Center after a brief visit with wounded Pennsylvania State Trooper Alex T. Douglass, 31, of Olyphant, Pa. on Monday, Sept.

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The Times-Tribune

Scranton neighborhood has new, little library

Iris De Marzio, 4, of Scranton, stands on her toes to browse the books inside the Little Free Library on Taylor Ave. Vera Eshteyn, 65, of Scranton, reaches for another book in the Little Free Library on Taylor Ave. City resident Margaret Jurkiewicz opened the library in her front yard on Monday night. Ms. Jurkiewicz hosted a grand-opening ceremony for Scranton's newest Little Free Library in her front yard on Monday night, inviting neighbors on Taylor Avenue for a ribbon-cutting, refreshments and an American Girl skit.

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The Times-Tribune

James Reid named Library laureate

Attorney James W. Reid, Glenburn Twp., has been named the William W. Scranton Library laureate by the Lackawanna County Library System. Mr. Reid will receive the award on Tuesday, Sept.

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The Times-Tribune

Trooper from Scranton hit by car in Philadelphia

A state trooper from Scranton is hospitalized in Philadelphia after a car struck his cruiser while he was stopping another driver suspected of drunk driving. Trooper McGrath is the son of Scranton attorney Harry McGrath Sr., former county Democrat chairman and former solicitor for the Scranton School District.

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The Times-Tribune

Talk of the Times with Elizabeth Zygmunt: Northeast Regional Cancer...

This week, staff writer Medea Giordano talks with Elizabeth Zygmunt, about the upcoming Northeast Regional Cancer Institute's Cancer Survivors Celebration. A: The idea came from Cancer Institute volunteers who participated in a national Cancer Survivors Celebration Day through the National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship.

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The Citizens' Voice

Short window for Scranton pension fix bills

A short window exists this fall for lawmakers to enact legislation that could take some sting out of the state auditor general's recent prediction that Scranton's pension funds will go broke in three to five years. A multi-faceted bill would overhaul the Act 47 program for fiscally distressed municipalities like Scranton, Nanticoke, West Hazleton, Plymouth Township and Shamokin in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Injured State Trooper is Conscious and Talking

That's according to investigators who said Trooper Douglass was injured Friday night when somebody ambushed the state police barracks in Blooming Grove. "I have 100% confidence in the Pennsylvania State Police.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Two dead after neighbor dispute Sunday in Scranton

A Scranton man fatally shot his neighbor with a rifle and then killed himself as police converged on him Sunday night, a police official said. Someone called 911 about 7:05 p.m. and reported shots fired in the 100 block of Green Place.

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The Times-Tribune

Food, fun greet crowds at annual Lebanese festival

Don Ligorio, of West Scranton, turms the shish kebabs on the grill during the Lebanese Heritage Festival at St. Ann Maronite Church in West Scranton. Jason Farmer / Staff Phototographer Sisters, Ashleigh Pyke, 12, left, and Mya Pyke, 10, of Mountain Top, get dressed up and pose in the photo booth during the Lebanese Heritage Festival at St. Ann Maronite Church in West Scranton.

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USA Today

Manhunt for PA trooper shooter continues

The search for the suspect in the shooting death of a Pennsylvania State trooper headed into its third day Sunday, with authorities from New York and New Jersey joining in the search. Meanwhile, Alex Douglass, Manhunt for PA trooper shooter continues The search for the suspect in the shooting death of a Pennsylvania State trooper headed into its third day Sunday, with authorities from New York and New Jersey joining in the search.

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The Times-Tribune

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NG HAN GUAN / ASSOCIATED PRESS A security person refuses pamphlets handed out by gay-rights campaigners in Beijing, China, on July 31. After a decade living in Shanghai, a Scranton man has become a thought leader in China's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Steven Paul Bielinski encourages gays and lesbians to confront the nation's traditions while helping Asian businesses relate to the LGBT people as customers and employees.

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The Times-Tribune

Friends and family stunned by shooting of troopers

As word spread about the state trooper's death at the hands of a gunman at the Blooming Grove barracks Friday night, friends and family made their way to the home he shared with his wife, Tiffany, and two young sons. State police cruisers lined the street in front of the Dicksons' home.

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The Times-Tribune

Authority to build Scranton park with six-figure grant

Along the Lackawanna River in lower Green Ridge, children could soon wriggle through wormholes, climb anthills and play in an oversized bird's nest. These are a few of the natural and nature-themed playground pieces Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority plans to build along Nay Aug Avenue between Green Ridge and Market streets.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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The Times-Tribune

Oktoberfest kicks off at Mohegan Sun

Clad in a lederhosen and a green fedora, David Coddington reminisced about the early 1960s, when he got his first taste of the German culture. "I was stationed in Germany for three years with the Air Force and quickly became fascinated with their culture," said the Montrose man.

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Windsor Beacon

Couples, firms take sides in gay marriage debate

In this June 25, 2014 file photo Bart Peterson, left, and Pete McNamara are married by Marion County Clerk Beth White in Indianapolis after a federal judge struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage bans in both Indiana and Wisconsin were overturned in June and then appealed by the attorneys generals of both states.

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CBS Local

State Police: Trooper Shot Dead Outside Barracks

Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities were searching Saturday for the suspect or suspects, state police said. One trooper was leaving the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County, and another was arriving when shots were fired at 10:50 p.m. Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said.

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The Times-Tribune

17-year-old knocked out in assault

A 17-year-old city girl was knocked unconscious Wednesday by a man because she ignored him when he began talking to her, Scranton police said. The girl was walking along the 1700 block of Jackson Street around 8:30 p.m. when the man, who is in his late 20s or early 30s, approached her, acting Capt.

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