Christopher Columbus Statue Lands on Car after Crash in Pittston

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It happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pittston near the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and South Main Street. Officials said a car crashed through the fence around the statue and hit the base of the statue.

Meet Professional musician and guitar instructor Phyllis Hopkins

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Phyllis Hopkins is a professional musician and guitar instructor who is a member of the Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio and offers guitar lessons at Rock Street Music, Pittston. She has released three albums.

Roadwork, closures planned on I-81 near Pittston

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New Plans for Old Walmart

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Mericle Real Estate bought the former Walmart on Oak Street near Pittston and plans to convert the building into medical and office complex.

Getting a Lyft in Scranton

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There are several new options for getting around in Scranton, including the ride-sharing service Lyft that started on Thursday. Lyft will now join Uber, McCarthy Flowered Cabs, and soon Burgit's City Taxis as ride services for people to get from place to place.

Pittston Area administrator appeals lawsuit dismissal

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An administrator for the Pittston Area School District has appealed a judgment that dismissed a lawsuit alleging she was illegally demoted in 2012 for refusing to do business with the district's disgraced former superintendent Ross Scarantino. Janet Donovan sued the district and five board members in 2014, alleging she was pressured to make school purchases from a firm Scarantino advocated for after serving a 13-month prison sentence for accepting a $5,000 bribe from a school contractor seeking district work.

District Attorneys’ Guidelines for Police Shootings

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When a police officer shoots someone, the district attorney is almost always the person who decides if it's justified. The 16 recommendations from the D.A.'s association don't necessarily break any new ground but solidify some “best practices.”

The Wizards of Winter brings holiday magic to Scrantona s Lackawanna College

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Guy LeMonnier joined The Wizards of Winter in 2013. LeMonnier performed as part of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and The Kings of Christmas, a group influenced by Hall & Oates, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Actually, journalists aren’t failing rural America

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A striking miner sat in a tin-roofed picket shack, whittling a long branch into the shape of a baseball bat. Here in Southwest Virginia's coal towns, hundreds of union miners like him had walked out of Pittston Coal's mines in 1989 to protest cuts in health benefits.

Carbondale prepared to celebrate Pioneer City Ball

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I have gone the distance with Rocky Balboa innumerable times. Alone with the remote on a Saturday afternoon, the hypnotic bell of a cable TV “Rocky” marathon knocks me out of any activity my wife might consider useful.

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Charges Filed after Ink Cartridges Add Up To Gift Cards For Former County Employee

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According to investigators, Debra Raimondi purchased more than 1,200 hundred ink cartridges and toner from 2009 through 2014, totaling more than $92,000. The issue is that the 911 center only needed about one or two cartridges a year.

T.J.’s Story: Wounded Warriors Waging New Mission

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U.S. Army Capt. T.J. Hromisin of Pittston was severely injured on a mission in Iraq nearly a decade ago.

Police charge 3 people, search for another man after drug bust in Pittston

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Black Friday shoppers share tips for surviving the retail rush

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Melissa Williams, left, and her mother Ann, both of Scranton, look over Black Friday ads.

Court rejects appeal by parents of Pittston Area student

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The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected an appeal by the parents of a Pittston Area School District student who was berated by a teacher using what a judge termed “highly inappropriate and unprofessional” language. U.S. District Judge Malachy E. Mannion ruled last year that the teacher, Kelli Diaz – who is still a social studies teacher who uses the married name Kelli Pavalonis – was wrong in asking a student identified only as A.H. if he had Tourette syndrome and in telling him to “shut up” and that she was “not the only teacher who can't stand you.”

Former PA Fire Co. Treasurer Charged with Stealing $67K

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Nov. 21–WEST PITTSTON — A former Exeter fire company treasurer ousted from her job amid an investigation into missing funds was charged Monday with stealing $67,315 from the department over a six-year period. Stephanie L. McNeil, 34, was arraigned on felony theft and related charges before District Judge Joseph Carmody.

Former treasurer charged with stealing $66K from fire company

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Scranton’s Santa Parade spreads joy, candy

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Liam Salmons, 5, and his father Drew Salmons both of Moosic watch the 24th Santa Parade in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer Representing Penn State Worthington Rhinda Miller of Pittston and Elizabeth Brandt of Scranton walk with the PSU float that depicts characters from the movie A Christmas Story during the 24th Santa Parade in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

Three die in Luzerne County murder/suicide

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A man who posted to social media that he could not control his demons killed his ex-girlfriend, their 3-year-old son and then himself in Luzerne County early Saturday, according to police. Zackary Yashkus, 23, shot and killed Sharae Thompson, 21, outside the home at 347 McLean St. where Ms.

Large brush fire reported near South Abington Twp.

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Pa. wife slashes sleeping husband’s neck; man run over by blacktop roller; shocking child rape charges: Daily Buzz

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David Parker, of Saylorsburg, Pa., allegedly brought a 9-year-old boy to 35-year-old Craig Knox, while Knox was living in Pittston, Pa. Both are accused of sexually assaulting the 9-year-old boy.

AG: Pennsylvania Man Brought Boy, 9, For Another To Rape

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Man who lived with Lakeside dog rapist charged for role in child sex ring

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A Lakeside man was charged with the sexual assault of a 9-year-old boy, who police said he met through a Pennsylvania child sex ring with two other alleged child predators before he moved in with a Henrico man who recently admitted to sexually assaulting his Rottweilers. Details of Craig M. Knox's felony charges, which stemmed from alleged assaults that occurred in 2010 in Pittston, Luzerne County, were released Wednesday, Nov. 16. by Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce Beemer.

Man Accused Of Bringing Boy, 9, To Another For Rape

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Community digest

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Second man faces charges for alleged rape of Pittston boy

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Three Men Charged with Sex Crimes Involving Young Boys

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Police said David Parker, 38, of Saylorsburg, brought a 9-year-old boy to Craig Knox, 35, of Virginia, to a spot in Pittston so the two could have sex. The investigation also uncovered an attempt by Jeffrey Harvey, 40, of West Wyoming, to set up sex with a boy through Parker.

Man accused of pointing gun at woman holding baby

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Amazon adding 350 to new building in CenterPoint West

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“Awws” echoed through the Lackawanna County Children's Library when Bill Streeter lifted Mortimer, a pocket-sized saw-whet owl, from his crate. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ran strongest in Lackawanna County communities with more wealthy and better-educated residents while Republican President-elect Donald Trump did best in the county's towns with poorer, less-educated citizens, a Sunday Times analysis found.