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54 min ago | The Times-Tribune

City man sentenced in burglary case

A city man who pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property after he was arrested for burglary in October will spend seven years in the state's Intermediate Punishment program.

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Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Times-Tribune

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Lackawanna County prosecutors on Monday argued that the age and utter vulnerability of a 96-year-old woman who was filmed being beaten by her daughter more than a year ago is grounds for a strict punishment at sentencing.

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Related Topix: Dickson City, PA, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

The Times-Tribune

Councilmen: Rogan deal blindsided us

Two Scranton City Council members said they had no idea Councilman Pat Rogan was working on a deal for a cellphone tower on his land when the consultant at the heart of the deal addressed them in May. They're upset with their colleague and have asked council solicitor Amil Minora to review what happened.

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The Times-Tribune

Side Notes 8/19/2014

Individuals, community and community groups and organizations are welcome to take part in the arts project.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, US National Parks, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, Archbald, PA, Marywood University

The Citizens' Voice

Suit: Lackawanna Children and Youth placed boy with known W-B sex abuser

Lackawanna County Children and Youth Services knowingly placed a 7-year-old Scranton boy in foster care with a Wilkes-Barre couple whose adopted son had a history of sexual abuse, the boy and his mother charge in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, State Prisons, Prison

The Times-Tribune

Archbald man arrested for child rape

Brandon James Noble, 20, 807 Rock St., was arraigned Saturday morning by Magisterial District Judge Paul J. Ware on charges of rape of a child, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor.

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Related Topix: Archbald, PA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Times-Tribune

State Supreme Court reverses lower court on convictions of triple murderer

Randal Rushing handcuffed a woman, tied her handicapped son's hands with a shirt, restrained his feet with a computer cable and bludgeoned their relative to death within earshot.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Times-Tribune

Getting there: Sun shining today, setting before 8 tonight

After a foggy start and an overnight low in the 50s, today will be sunny, with a high near 78. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 53. The sun rose at 6:15 a.m. and will set at 7:58 p.m. That's 16 less minutes of daylight than last Monday, and makes this is the first week the sun is setting before 8 p.m. this summer, Along with long ... (more)

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Related Topix: Susquehanna County, PA, Great Bend, PA, Moscow, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Times-Tribune

Temporary bridge in Moosic coming soon

Closing the state bridge where Main Street in Moosic turns into Lonesome Road could have left a Moosic neighborhood isolated during an emergency.

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Related Topix: Moosic, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Time to tell DEP - no'

There is some dispiriting symmetry in a condition that the state Department of Environmental Protection has placed on the proposed massive expansion of the massive Keystone Landfill.

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Related Topix: Dunmore, PA, Throop, PA

Philly.com

In Pennsylvania's Legislature, the grab goes on

DOES THE FACT that the Legislature runs a shameless system of doling out daily expenses encourage abuse of tax dollars and help line the pockets of pols? Last week, Pabst updated a piece he broadcast in February about former state Rep. Jim Wansacz, a Democrat from Lackawanna County, the Scranton area.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, David Scott, Democrat, Robert Scott, Scranton, PA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

Volunteers "Paint the Town" in Scranton

"Paint the Town" is a program put together by the NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania organization and Habitat for Humanity of Lackawanna County.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA

The Times-Tribune

Tips let gardeners get most of efforts

After all the hard work, timing the weather and defending the vegetable garden against invaders, it's time to enjoy the results of your labor.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Districts using emergency funds to balance budgets

Many area school districts are raiding their rainy-day funds, leaving little left to pay for leaky roofs, broken furnaces and other emergencies.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Old Forge, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Scranton, PA

The Times-Tribune

Order in court, but not quite yet in campaign

James Gibbons recites an oath as he is sworn in as a Lackawanna County Judge by President Judge Thomas Munley Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Clarks Summit, PA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Times-Tribune

Scranton councilman bought lot where 125-foot cellphone tower would go

A An orange public notice of the zoning board's Aug. 13 agenda is stapled to a utility pole in front of a lot owned by city councilman Pat Rogan.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, University of Scranton, Dunmore, PA, Cell Phones, Electronics

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

The audacityof Bob Mellow

The Pennsylvania Democrat once was president pro tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate, and was the minority leader there for decades.

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Related Topix: Dauphin County, PA, Federal Prisons, Prison, Opinion

The Times-Tribune

Opponents of Scranton commuter tax gearing up for lawsuit

Opponents of Scranton's new commuter tax want 22,566 people soon to be hit by the levy to lend their names and dollars to a legal challenge.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Olyphant, PA, Taylor, PA, Jessup, PA

The Times-Tribune

Photo: Jake D.Stevens, License: N/A, Created: 2011:09:12 22:48:41

The hiring of former Lackawanna County chief of staff Maria Elkins as a top federal court official will delay the progress of three lawsuits by former employees who sued the county claiming their firings were for political reasons.

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Related Topix: University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Electric City sign will shine again

SHAMROCK FILE The Electric City sign was restored in 2004, but was recently turned off because 40 percent of its bulbs had burned out.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA

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