Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

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Namedropper 5/17/2017

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Lackawanna County Fishing Derby champions receive trophies from county officials. From left: Mark Dougher, county recreation buildings and grounds manager; county Commissioner Patrick M. O'Malley; winners in the age 4-to-8 category, Moriah Silverman, William Vassel, Cecelia Cravetts, Michael Trombly, Mason Trombly and Alex Hapstak; William Davis, county deputy director for Parks and Recreation; and Andy Kudzinowski, parks and recreation staff member.

Celebrating Mothers Day During Mass in Scranton

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In Scranton, people celebrated mothers both maternal and adoptive. A special Mass was held for them at St Peter's Cathedral.

Area native in the running for interim FBI post

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The area around Lake Scranton is still showing the effects of storm damage sustained more than two months ago. A Lackawanna County sheriff's deputy clenched his fist, punched his girlfriend 20 times and choked her with her shirt as she drove a car Sunday night, Scranton police charged Monday.

RiverFest returns to Lackawanna River with activities on and off the water

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On Saturday, May 13, RiverFest 2017 celebrates the Lackawanna River and promotes its protection with festivities centered at Sweeney's Beach Recreation Area, 41 Poplar St., Scranton. Bernie McGurl, executive director of the LCRA, says the group has spent a number of years fighting on behalf of the river's well-being.

Police: Man put woman in headlock, blocked nose and mouth

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An Archbald man who smelled of alcohol put his girlfriend in a headlock and covered her nose and mouth Friday, borough police charged. Howard Thomas Walter Jr., 47, 424 Church St., Apt.

Kmart, Gander Mountain in Lackawanna County to Close

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Kmart was one of the first big box stores in Dickson City but it's expected to close this summer. The Kmart location has been a mainstay in Dickson City for decades.

Ex-state Sen. Mellow seeks restoration of pension

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State administrators are deliberating whether to restore former state Sen. Robert Mellow's $20,510 monthly pension despite his conviction on federal corruption charges. The former Senate Democratic Leader first appealed the pension forfeiture to the state Employees' Retirement Board in July 2012 The system stripped him of the benefit soon after he agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and filing a false tax return.

Archbald extends Staback Park maintenance agreement

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The borough will continue to maintain Staback Park through at least 2018 but will close the park in the winter to cut costs. After a months-long debate over whether to opt out of a maintenance agreement with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, borough council on Wednesday unanimously voted to extend the Staback Park maintenance contract with DCNR for 2017 and 2018 – meaning Archbald's Department of Public Works will continue to manicure the park's grounds for the foreseeable future.

Chef’s Table: Cafe Rinaldi marks 20 years in business with 100-year-old heritage recipes

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The late Robert “Bob” Rinaldi Sr. taught his children an important lesson: never underestimate the power of food. “Food can change someone's mood or someone's day in a second,” his son, Russell Rinaldi, said.

Veterans

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Hricak-McAndrew Legion Post 869 Auxiliary roast beef dinner and basket raffle, today, noon to 4 p.m., post home, 161 S. Main St., Archbald, takeouts available, $10, at post. Armed Forces Parade, May 20; those who were in the parade last year and did not receive a letter to participate this year or for information about the parade, call Joe Sylvester at 570-961-2696.

Seven seek four open seats on Valley View School Board

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The district's budget is a major concern for the seven candidates vying for four seats on the Valley View School Board. Board President Ellen Nielsen, Vice President Thomas Owen and newcomer Maria Ruby will compete for two open seats on the school board for Region 1, which covers Archbald.

Local History: Bad fire in Blakely

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Deemed “the most disastrous … in the history of the upper Lackawanna Valley,” a fire that ripped through the Peckville section of Blakely in 1902 destroyed 31 buildings, killed one person and forever altered the appearance of the town's bustling business center. The blaze began March 27, 1902, at Barrett's jewelry store on Depot Street, according to a story later that day in The Scranton Times.

Police investigating South Scranton bank robbery

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Patrol Bikes Donated To Six Police Departments

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The Lackawanna County sheriff's office, headquartered at the county courthouse, was one of the recipients of the new patrol bikes Tuesday. “After 29 years of being employed in the borough of Archbald, I don't think that we've ever had the opportunity to ride a bicycle while on patrol,” said Archbald Police Chief Tim Trently.

Last-minute tax filers expected to flood IRS with returns

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Family Loses Home, Pets in Archbald Fire

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According to officials, the fire broke out on the 100 block of Cemetery Street in Archbald around 2:00 p.m. The family was able to get out safely, and a dog was rescued. Two cats died in the fire and the home is unlivable.

Fire destroys Archbald home, displaces family

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Mary Kathleen Conlon and Brian Michael Johnson were united in marriage July 2, 2016, at St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. The ceremony was performed by the Rev.

Traffic Light Planned for Busy Archbald Intersection

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A PennDOT project meant to improve safety is underway in Lackawanna County. Crews are adding a traffic light in an area drivers say can be tough to navigate.

Annual Fish Fry Draws Big Crowd in Jermyn

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Firefighters are used to heatwhich may explain why these volunteer firefighters in Jermyn are able to fry more than 1,000 pounds of fish – rapid fire! Volunteers with Artisan Fire Company stater by taking care of delivery orders first. Boxes are filed with fish dinners, and those dinners get delivered all across Lackawanna County.

Around the Towns, April 9, 2017

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A federal judge denied Lackawanna County's motion to dismiss part of a lawsuit filed by a former deputy sheriff who alleged a co-worker illegally seized his gun and forced him to strip in front of his neighbors. SCRANTON – Police are waiting for a mental health evaluation before charging a city man they say fired a gun inside a home Thursday.

Goodwill officials discuss possible regulation changes

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Changes proposed by the state could affect vocational and employment services offered by Goodwill and other groups that work with the disabled. Officials from Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania met Thursday at Goodwill at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton, to discuss possible state regulation changes that would affect services for some clients.

Red Cross recognizes local heroes

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In January, West Pittston police Officer Eric Eramo encountered a man who wanted to jump off the Water Street Bridge. Eramo first attempted to talk the man down off the bridge.

Counting the Cost of the Storm

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Last week's snowstorm is proving to be pricey for communities in Lackawanna County and county officials plan to ask for help from the state and the feds. Representatives from the townships, boroughs, and cities in Lackawanna County will meet Wednesday night at the 911 center in Jessup to start tallying up the cost of cleaning up from last week's storm.

Lackawanna County Court Notes

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710, Scranton, for $54,500. a- Paul Brosnan, Gouldsboro, to Janusz and Sandra PodkaA licki, and Rafal and Karolina Podkalicki; a property at 54 Ridge Road, Clifton Twp., for $57,000.

Bucks, Cougars, and Spartans Get to Shoveling

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Turns out getting teenagers out of bed on a snow day isn't as hard you'd think, especially when it's your football coach calling. “He sent out a text this morning, and I was just waking up.

Businesses Brave Blizzard in Lackawanna County

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If you had to travel Tuesday, walking was your safest option. Very few businesses in Lackawanna County stayed open for those customers braving the blizzard on foot.

State police: Jefferson Twp. fire an accident

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