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Childs Chinchilla Clarks Summit
Dalton Dickson City Dunmore
Elmhurst Eynon Fleetville
Greenfield Township Jermyn Jessup
La Plume Moosic Moscow
Old Forge Olyphant Peckville
Ransom Scranton Simpson
Taylor Throop Waverly
Clarks Green Mayfield Madison Township
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News in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Penn State: Understanding the Farm Bill’s MPP-Dairy
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:22:53 -0700
As Pennsylvania dairy producers consider enrollment in the USDA Farm Bill’s Dairy Market Protection Program (MPP-Dairy) and what level of coverage may be appropriate, the Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team and the Center for Dairy Excellence (CDE) are working together with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to offer information for decision-making.
Legislator who foiled robbery credits his gun
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:30:15 -0700
This undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus shows Pennsylvania Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna County.
UPDATE: Water Main Break Sends Water Gushing into Street, Properties
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:09:35 -0700
UPDATE: According to Pennsylvania American Water, repairs were finished by 2:30 p.m. Thursday. OLD FORGE — A water main break sent gallons of water rushing into the street, threatening properties in Lackawanna County Wednesday evening. The 12 inch main broke just after 6 p.m. on North Keyser Avenue in Old Forge. Some residents said water […]
State: Debt Collection Firm Owes Taxes
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:09:35 -0700
DICKSON CITY — The state claims a debt collector in Lackawanna County may owe more than $1.5 million in unpaid sales taxes. The company is Commonwealth Financial Systems. The firm works for other companies and banks to collect unpaid debts from consumers. But the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue says Commonwealth Financial Systems has a huge […]
Bridge Work In Moosic A “Positive Sign”
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:09:41 -0700
MOOSIC — It’s been a long three years for folks who live on either side of a bridge in Lackawanna County. The Main Street Bridge in Moosic has been closed all that time, but this week crews started replacing it. Lackawanna County owns the bridge on Main Street in Moosic. Officials closed it more than […]
Remaining Charge Against Mellow Withdrawn
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:09:35 -0700
SCRANTON — The state attorney general’s office has decided to withdraw the last remaining charge against former state Senator Robert Mellow of Lackawanna County in a kickback scheme involving Pennsylvania Turnpike contracts. In March of 2013, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane held a news conference to announce Mellow was one of the top figures in […]
Pennsylvania legislator exchanges gunfire with robbery suspect
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:35:08 -0700
A Pennsylvania legislator exchanged gunfire with a man attempting to rob him Tuesday night near the state Capitol. Rep. Marty Flynn, Luzerne Democrat, pulled out his handgun and traded fire with the robber after the suspect stopped Mr. Flynn and another legislator on the street. No one was injured in ...
Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down Scranton’s Commuter Tax
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:26:11 -0700
A Pennsylvania state judge struck down a tax on commuters that Scranton imposed in an attempt to avoid becoming the first city since Detroit to file for bankruptcy.
Suspended attorney indicted for title insurance fraud
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:01:09 -0700
A suspended Lackawanna County attorney who operated an abstract firm in Avoca has been indicted for $72,000 in alleged title insurance fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said.
Pennsylvania lawmaker who fired on mugger has admirers, critics
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:06:44 -0700
The Pennsylvania state representative who fended off a mugging by pulling out his own gun is drawing mixed reactions, with some people praising him as a folk hero and others demanding to know why he didn't dial 9-1-1 instead. Rep. Marty Flynn, a Democrat from Lackawanna County, is being called ...