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Spreading warm wishes for veterans
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:11:01 -0800

Hooking and purling soft yarn in myriad hues, a group of knitters relaxed around a square plastic table — on their laps, just-started, half-finished or nearly completed gifts to warm the hearts and bodies of those who have served their country. Casting on

Water main break disrupts service
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:07:33 -0800

SCRANTON — A broken 6-inch water main in the Green Ridge section disrupted service to about 10 Pennsylvania American Water customers on Monday, according to the utility. The break was reported on Olyphant Avenue around 6 a.m. Pennsylvania American spokesw

Locals participate at inauguration
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 01:09:53 -0800

Northeastern Pennsylvania residents and vendors will be well-represented in Harrisburg throughout the pomp, circumstance and celebration of Governor-elect Tom Wolf’s inauguration on Tuesday. Wolf will count on the Honor Guard of the Greater Pittston AMVET

Locals to have role in Wolf's inauguration ceremonies
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 01:07:12 -0800

Northeast Pennsylvania residents and vendors will be well represented in Harrisburg throughout the pomp, circumstance and celebration of Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s inauguration on Tuesday.

Man, 58, dies in northeastern Pa. house fire
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:28:44 -0800

OLYPHANT, Pa. (AP) - Firefighters say a 58-year-old man has died in a northeastern Pennsylvania house fire that quickly went to three alarms as single-digit temperatures caused water and equipment to freeze.

Commissioners release project grant recipients
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 01:08:41 -0800

When runaway slaves fled the south through Northeast Pennsylvania, abolitionists displayed coded messages on quilts to guide them to safe houses.

Washington courthouse ready for close-up in video tour
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 14:30:22 -0800

When the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania announced it was partnering with Pennsylvania Cable Network to produce a series on Pennsylvania’s historic courthouses, Washington County ...

Ambush, manhunt dominate news in 2014
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 01:09:03 -0800

The ambush that killed state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and wounded Trooper Alex T. Douglass lasted just 90 seconds. The hunt for their suspected assailant took considerably longer.

Snow mostly a no-show this month
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:11:05 -0800

More than 14 inches of snow typically falls in January in Northeast Pennsylvania, making it the area’s snowiest month by far on average. Not this year, at least not yet.

Hundreds of children await matches through Big Brothers Big Sisters
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:02:13 -0800

For Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer David Verespy, the few hours he devotes each week to Mark Juice is time well spent. What is a small gift of time, he asked, if you can make a positive difference in the life of a child and come out of it a better per