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State police ticket revenues up 10 percent despite Frein manhunt
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:35:17 -0800

Despite a double-digit drop in tickets given by state troopers last year during the seven-week manhunt for alleged cop killer Eric Frein, overall revenue rose by $6.5 million because of a hefty jump in the fines for the citations.

After PSP ambush, injured trooper in good spirits, on the mend
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:09:31 -0700

After 16 surgeries in the past six months, state police Trooper Alex Douglass has one more operation to go in his recovery, he said. Seriously wounded by a sniper in the Sept. 12 ambush at the state police station in Blooming Grove, Douglass attended a ce

NEPA lawmakers split on Wolf’s announcement
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 20:52:31 -0700

HARRISBURG — Lawmakers representing Northeastern Pennsylvania outlined different views Friday over Gov. Tom Wolf’s moratorium on using the death penalty in Pennsylvania until a review by a legislative commission is finished. Some referred to prosecutors s

NEPA lawmakers view moratorium
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 10:53:28 -0700

HARRISBURG – Lawmakers representing Northeastern Pennsylvania outlined different views Friday over Gov. Tom Wolf’s moratorium on using the death penalty in Pennsylvania until a review by a legislative commission is finished. Some referred to prosecutors s

Dunmore takes on health care costs
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:16:06 -0700

DUNMORE — The borough is trying an economies-of-scale approach as its latest tactic to curb health care costs that amount to more than 1 in 10 dollars in Dunmore’s 2015 budget.

State police ticket revenues up despite manhunt
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:23:31 -0700

Despite a double-digit drop in tickets given by state troopers last year during the seven-week manhunt for sniper attack suspect Eric Frein, overall revenue rose by $6.5 million because of a hefty jump in the fines for the citations.

AG announces 16 arrests in child predator sweep
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 17:34:04 -0700

They worked for two weeks in a computer-filled room tucked away somewhere in the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s office — more than two dozen men and women from law enforcement agencies ranging from local police to federal officials. They called it

Incoming state police commissioner: Frein manhunt cost $11.7M
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:04:41 -0700

HARRISBURG — State police spent an estimated $11.7 million on the investigation into the death of Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and manhunt for his accused killer last fall. The agency has absorbed those costs and does not need additional funding, State Police

Kane announces 16 arrests in child predator sweep
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 22:47:08 -0700

They worked for two weeks in a computer-filled room tucked away somewhere in the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s office — more than two dozen men and women from law enforcement agencies ranging from local police to federal officials. They called it

A pop star is born: Kohn takes us to their ‘happy place’ as they record first full-length album
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:01:26 -0800

It's 7:27 p.m. on a scathingly cold Thursday night in downtown Olyphant. Brand Rice, 27, briskly exits his car to join his younger brother, Kohner, 21, inside JL Studios to work on their album; his hands are stained with hair-dye from working a ten-hour shift at Style Tee, a Wilkes-Barre salon.